For the past few years, I have chosen a word for the coming year. Sometimes, the word has chosen me. Last year, my word was surety. It was given to me in late November, when I was planning to write my book.
It sounded like a slightly old-fashioned word to me, and I didn’t see how it fit, but, okay. The message was pretty repetitive, until it finally became less than gentle. So I took surety as my word, because words matter.
That word got me through 2020. Writing the book. Losing my brother to suicide. Pandemic. Isolation. Election. More Isolation. All the rest of 2020. Whenever I began to feel uncertainly, I clung to the word surety and clasped it close to my heart. See how it fits that it’s an old fashioned word?
Now that 2021 is coming, I’ve been looking for my word, knowing how much I will need it again. I searched high and low. I looked in my journal. I looked in my meditations. I asked for help. I pulled some cards. I did my chart.
And then this morning, as I am sitting down to play with my to do-list and write this blog, it came to me.
It settles in so perfectly. That’s my word. Love.
And boy do I feel silly. Why did I have to look so hard? Why couldn’t I see it right in front of my face? Have I read my closing lines to every blog this year? Did I pay attention to the fact that I’ve been putting water-colored heart images everywhere? Didn’t I think about Jordan’s song last week about how we all need love? Why didn’t it click when I was doing my chart and found that this year is all about using my love energy to create success? Or when I received the beautiful painting that is the image for this blog for Christmas? Why did it take me so long to get it?
By the way, this is what synchronicity looks like – signs are aligning everywhere to tell you something, and not being subtle at all. You just have to pay attention! You still have to notice!
And now that I have my word, I know that I will use it every day. It’s the best word ever. If I get stuck making a decision, all I have to ask is “what would love do?” or upgrade to “what will love do?”
What’s your word for 2021? How will you use it? Please share in the comments!
In the meantime, remember these things: You are loved. We are all loved. Let’s all be kind. And in all things – progress, not perfection!
Love and light,
If you missed it, here’s Jordan’s song again Jordan Asher Huffman – Funny Enough (Official Music Video)0