In 2011 we started a tradition of picking a word that would guide us through the year. This idea was inspired by Ali Edwards “One Little Word” project. For this month’s “Mindfulness” series we will share two quick posts. One featuring Laura’s One Little Word (today) and the other Tina’s One Little Word (tomorrow).
Check out our “one little word” through the years:
Laura’s “One Little Word” for 2017
My “one little word” last year was TEND and it served me well. At this time last year I was in the process of moving and setting up my new studio. As I tended to my life I let go of a lot of things that were no longer serving me. Marie Condo’s book became a field guide for letting go of anything that didn’t bring me joy which was liberating!
Another book I loved was Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life by Karen Rauch Carter which helped me Feng Shui my house. I had so much fun rearranging things in my home and giving them fresh life. I feel like there is a beautiful energy to it.
I also spent time tending to both my garden and my spirit. In the process I developed a love for creating little flower posies and photographing them. These little posies became not only inspiration for my paintings, but a part of my studio practice and a form of meditation. At the time I didn’t know why I was making them and now know it was my spirit guiding me. I want to trust and honor this kind of guidance more. Deep down I believe there is a natural flow and harmony to life when we are in tune with our heart’s calling. This is why I chose allow for my “one little word” this year.
to offer a possibility
I am ready to allow more into my life: inner guidance, flow, goodness, joy, fun, love, connection, growth, clarity, freedom, abundance, good health, co-creation, well-being, serendipity, alignment, creation and anything else that comes my way. I love this word SO much! It feels easy, kind and gentle.
What is your word for the year?
Share with us and in the comments below!