Thursday, 7 January 2010

Intentions


Having recently purchased the rather fabulous 2010 Goddess Year Planner by the lovely and most wise Goddess Leonie ( see the link on the left of this page) I have been hard at work today, pondering upon one of the tasks, namely to pick a word, which symbolises the intentions I set for myself this year. There were so many wondrous words to choose from, yet I couldn’t settle on a particular one until I stumbled across an old soapstone heart I had picked up in a local Buddhist store years ago, feeling drawn to it at the time yet not quite knowing what significance it held for me. Sometimes messages simply take time to be heard and understood!


The longer I held the stone in my hand the stronger the connection to this coming year became. I had previously completed another part of the Goddess Planner, reflecting on the year gone by; it was all going swimmingly until I came to the section asking me what dreams I had achieved. Although I could list so many things to be grateful for,and a significant list of achievements, very few were honestly the fulfillment of my personal dreams for myself. I realised I had taken the first tentative steps to realising my creative self at last ( a huge dream!) but struggled to come up with more than this. I put others before myself so much of the time, which I know is not a negative, and become so wrapped up in the routines of every day life that I feel I had forgotten to reach for those stars. Therefore, this year is the year of precious dreams for me, as by reaching high I will be a richer me and in turn will enrich the lives of others to a much greater extent than before. It means putting my whole self into my writing and my artwork, putting my work out there into the universe. It means exploring photography, growing my own vegetable patch and creating a garden sanctuary, learning to sew, giving my home the flare,the sparkle to reflect my creativity...I hope that as the year progresses I will continue to add a multitude of dreams as my self-belief is nourished and grows. In connection with this I have been busy creating a Magical To Do List Book as suggested by Leonie, stating my intentions but also working out the steps to release them into reality. It has been such a positive, energising experience for me already and the year has only just begun!

What is your word for the year?

4 comments:

Rose said...

My word for the year is "bloom".. I see myself expanding, opening up, becoming more than I have been before.

Lis said...

Oh, a perfect Perfect word and intention for you (especially coming on the heels of your traveling dream chair poem ... see? ... you are not putting that chair away!)

I love your stone (and gulp ... that isn't a recent picture with green grass is it? sigh ... we are buried under a foot or more of snow here!) and your goddess workbook and to do book are stunningly lovely.

See how necessary it is to get your voice, your work, you magic out in public? You are jazzing me up and that is quite a feat. I love thinking about this circle of energy, of inspiration moving through us all and making the world more magical, more aware of all the beauty around us.

Anyway, here's to 2010 my dear goddess sister! I see stars raining down upon you as you lift your arms into the arm to gather them all. Magical times, ooh yes! And I see a goddess retreat together in our future :)

love lis

Barb said...

I see that you are reflecting as we enter the New Year. Time for yourself is important - in fact, necessary. Your post reminds me of this quote (author unknown): If you can imagine it, you can achieve it...If you can dream it, you can become it. I don't know if I have a word for the year - I'll think about it.

Priestess~Harper said...

Mine is Freedom, and I am really looking forward to finding out in what ways I am being guided to being freed. Isn't it a wonderful Yearbook? You know what? I am looking forward to seeing how you are guided this year too!

*Sparkles*