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2018 Word for the Year

I try to choose a word as my guide, my affirmation, my mantra each year, and this year I didn’t have to think twice because it popped into my head as soon as I thought about next year’s.

It’s thrive. I want to thrive. Not just monetarily, which is the first thing that comes to mind, but in all ways. In my health, my relationships, my day job, my healing work, my writing, my creativity (which has been sadly neglected for way, way too long)…everything. Every single aspect of my life.

I am acting as if today, Yule/Winter Solstice, is New Year’s Day (would make sense, wouldn’t it, as today the days begin to grow longer again here in the Northern Hemisphere) and made one big step towards improving my health. It’s a big step, a hard step, and something that I haven’t been to sustain in the past, so I’m not really going to get into it until around my birthday in March. ūüôā

Akhilandeshvari by Tim Foley from Llewellyn’s 2018 Witches’ Companion.

~ I love that image, and the article by Stephanie Woodfield that talks about her. Her name means, “never not broken.” ~

I’m diving back into Leonie Dawson’s world, simply because she has been so wildly successful, and it’s really all been based on the fact that she never pretends to be someone she’s not. I tend to try to fit a persona that I think others expect, and that never goes well for me…hence the revisiting of her website. I can be me quite easily in my locked social media account, but not so well elsewhere. My goal is to change that.

I plan to move my healing website here, simply because of WordPress’s community aspect, which, sadly, Weebly does not have. I’ll be creating a static front page, then migrating the healing the content over here into individual subpages.

There’s more, but you get the jist. Do you choose a word for the year to guide you? What’s your word? Comment below!!

©Pip Miller РDecember 2017

Divination, Energy Healing, Journal

The Year of the Hermit

2016 adds up to 9, and in tarot 9 is the Hermit.

©Pip Miller
The Sun and Moon, Osho Zen, Fey, and DruidCraft.

The Hermit, to quote one of my favorite tarot books is, “…a symbol of introspection and the wisdom that is gleaned in thoughtful silence. This card invites you to withdraw from the clutter and commotion of the everyday world and find peace in solitude.”

I took last month off of pretty much all social media sites except Twitter, and I’ve found that by doing so, whenever I check in to any site (even just Twitter), it just all seems so loud. Overly busy, and just overly, overly noisy in my head. This morning I came across this blog post by d smith kaich jones, and it said, in her usual inimitable way, what I am feeling.

Thoughtful silence. Withdraw. Smaller things. Softer.

All I know is that I need a lot more of this,

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and a lot less of this.megaphone

I’ve no idea where this desire is going to take me, but healing myself is my prime directive this year. I’ve even chosen “Health” as my word for the year. So if I’m hit and miss with interacting, just know that it is necessary for nurturing myself, and not that I’m giving it all up – can any of us do that anymore? We’ve become so entrenched in “living” out our lives online, when in actuality that isn’t what we are doing. So…the withdrawal.

Image ©Osho Zen Tarot

I also began this year of thoughtful silence with a distance healing session (begin as you intend to go on). Being able to help others fills me with peace and joy, and second to caring for my health, that is how I most want to spend my year. Even if I’m not showing up online often, I always check my email, so know that if you purchase a session, I will get back to you as soon as possible so we can set up a time.

©Pip Miller РJanuary 2016

 

Divination, Journal

Inner Turmoil

¬© Jody Bergsma The past couple of weeks have been very stressful for me, and I’m not sure why what’s going on is going on now, but it is. It could be all the astrological stuff going on, it could be that’s it’s the beginning of another year, and I once again feel as if I’ve made no progress in my life what-so-ever…it could be a lot of things. It is what it is, and what it is really sucks right now.

Feelings and emotions and anger (oh, lots and lots of anger!) are coming out, and not always in appropriate ways. Kindness has become snark, and I seem to feel the the need to jump on any little perceived insult or slight and make a mountain out of a molehill. All in an in-your-face way.

This baring of pain is not comfortable for me, and I really don’t like the way I’m acting, but I can’t seem to find a way to stop or at least control it, either. It’s as if I’m in a hurricane of release, and it’s ride the winds or sink below the waves forever. I’d be ok with windsurfing, if I could only find a way to process all this deep-seated blech in a positive way, rather than lashing out in pain and unkind anger, or sinking into despair at odd times.

Is the my “dark night of the soul”? I don’t know. All I know is when the hurricane finally dies down, I hope I haven’t left a swath of destruction in my wake.

I had my very first acupuncture session yesterday, and after the spacey feeling¬†died down, I felt completely exhausted and very, very sad. It was just more highlighting of the pain and the sorrow…and I found that it’s been so easy to lay the blame on others for my feelings, but I know deep inside that it’s not so. I took on this life I’ve led for alost 52 years:¬†I have made the choices I have made, I have let the opportunities that showed up fall to the wayside, I have let fear rule my entire life. Oh, I candy-coated it by saying that I “go with ¬†the flow”, when in actuality all I’ve done is taken the easy way. Sometimes the easy way became a very difficult journey, but I still did whatever was easiest in those situations, many times to my detriment.

I’d chosen “pivotal” as my word for this year, and I think I need to add to it. I was thinking something along the lines of taking control, but I decided to pull a card from my Magical Times Empowerment Deck by Jody Bergsma, and Sanctuary came up (the “Healing” card is also from that gorgeous deck).

¬©Jody Bergsma It’s a completely different feeling than ‘taking control’, and yet it rings true with me: I really do need more time to myself, taking care of myself, being just me and doing (or not doing) what I want, not what others ask of me. This past year I’ve not had that very often, and my time has been filled to the brim with work and other requirements on my time (and state of well-being), the result of which has been a huge drain on me and now this hurricane that is now blowing its wrath out into the world.

What has also surfaced is the knowledge that I have let my dreams be pushed aside, and that I have, in many ways, simply given up on myself; I’ve taken the long-standing belief that I’m not good enough, and blown it into a way of living…go, me. *sigh* ¬†I’ve even stopped writing in my journal (paper) because there is so much going on in my head that I’m afraid to write it down and have it read one day. Stifling that outlet isn’t helping matters one bit, let me tell you. Maybe I’ll write and then burn the pages the next day, or shred them at work. (Have you ever wondered what people will think when they read your journals after you’ve died?)

The basic jist of this long ramble is that I’m still here, I’m moody as hell and liable to over-react to things, and I’m doing my best to ride this and come out on the other side stronger and with my dreams coming true, as well as my goal of helping others on a daily basis as an energy healer manifesting easily and quickly. I also need to find a life-jacket! ūüėČ

©Pip Miller РJanuary 2015

Journal, Manifesting

Pivotal

picons25 It’s December. Another year has flown by, and I don’t know about you, but this year was a roller-coaster. And suddenly I’m antsy for 2015 to begin – so much so, that I’m acting as if it has starting today.

I’ve chosen my word for the year; there is a lot I want to change in 2015, and I settled on this word by asking myself how I wanted to feel the year had gone when next December comes along, and “pivotal” encompasses all the changes I want to implement.

I have health and well-being changes to make, attitudes need to be shifted, habits to change, etc. I find myself walking that shoreline between ‘land’ and ‘here be monsters’, and the depths I’m finding myself stepping in to aren’t positive depths: I really need to put myself firmly back on land and root myself in the me I know I am (and was) instead of continuing to step into monster-land. Parts of who I’ve become worry me, others have me completely disappointed in myself, and still others I simply do not like and no longer want as part of my being.

So Happy early New Year, and here’s to a pivotal year! Have you been thinking about your word for the year? What ideas have you come up with?

 

©Pip Miller РDecember 2014

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Prepping for 2014

Every year I let some words flow through my mind, waiting for one to float to the top and stay there. ¬†That word is my Word for the Year for the coming 12 months. ¬†Which one wouldn’t leave me alone these past few weeks?

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I’d thought it would be “health” or “confidence” or something like that, but no, shine just would NOT leave me alone! Every morning I wake with this running through my head:

Do you choose a word to guide you through the coming year? How do you choose it? Which one have you chosen for 2014?

©Pip Miller РDecember 2014