Stitch Journeys

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What's the Word?

I have committed to my focus word for 2014. I don't stress out about finding my right word by Jan 1. I start thinking about it mid December and usually by mid January it has presented itself. Some years my focus word arrives quickly and other years not so fast. Are you ready for the big reveal?

I actually have two words!

Intention  

and

Allow

I have never had two words but they both presented themselves repeatedly the last couple weeks.

Intention is about purpose, planning, being strategic and mindful of what I am doing, why I am doing it and how to get the most out of and put the most into every class, networking event and even in my daily encounters. My art always comes from a place of mindfulness and intention and I want to bring that same power of intention into my business.

intention-sketch-1-of-1I created this little doodle in my sketchbook. I am enjoying the little fact that intention breaks out like a traditional 9 patch quilt. Planning and simplicity.

 

 

Allow is a more personal word and is related to how I set my intentions. With allow I want to remind myself to use more of my feminine energy...the yin energy. I grew up and went to college in a very masculine (yang) era. We were taught that to succeed in business women had to turn off the natural yin energy and increase our Yang energy. Not in those exact words of course but we 80's dressed for success women wore ties and suits with giant shoulder pads. I shudder when I think of those big floppy bows we wore around our necks after the tie fad faded.

With allow I want to remind myself to be in balance; using both masculine and feminine energy in both my business and personal life. I often get out of body/mind balance and let my brain think it controls everything and become distrustful of my body and intuition.

Do you use a guiding word for the year or make resolutions? What are your big dreams for 2014?

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See

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Garden of the Gods path

See!

The guiding word for 2010.

See the depth of the beauty that surrounds me.

See the love that is all around me.

See the laughter and joy in my world.

See the miracles in my life.

See the path I have taken.

See the possibilities before me.

This is my third year to choose a guiding word. I love how a word can be a positive focus for my life rather than a resolution that nags me all year. Last year my word was 'listen' and before that 'centered'. These words have helped me change the way I am in the world. I have learned to slow down, learned to be present in each moment of my life, learned to listen to my body and my heart, and learned to be quiet and still. Huge changes for the competive, A-type, chaos attracting spirit that ruled my life previously. Don't get me wrong...I still love chaos and action but I am more balanced and whole.

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