We are officially marking the end of the first week of January 2016. I had already set my goals and created my Vision Board for the year when I started hearing about another way people were setting the tone to their year. People were choosing a word of the year with the intention of creating a certain type of energy throughout the year, end a way of thinking, or start a new of thinking about their life.
I am a big believer in some woo-woo approaches to life. Here is a list of some of the woo-woo things that I do:
- I believe in Karma-I truly believe that you have to to treat people well and be kind. I also think that if you’re a mean person sooner than later that Karma will come back 7 times worse. Be really careful about the energy that you send out to the world! Examples of this law in action:
- Bernie Madoff-Everyone that he cared about died horribly after the Ponzi scheme was found out. He thought he would just get off with going to jail for the rest of his life. Nope-it came back BIG TIME.
- Tiger Woods-Ahem. Now he might not ever play golf again. He has been known to be a mean guy in real life. I actually walked by him, Lindsey Vonn and his kids in Vail. He looked pissed off that day. Lindsey and the kids looked super happy.
- Gavin Rosdale-Don’t speak Gavin, I can’t hear you, that’s the sound of your career and any respect I had for you going down the drain.
- O.J. Simpson-He never moved his mom out of the ghetto which was the first clue. The rest is a terrible history. And, he’s finally in jail.
- Sage-Yep, I burn sage to clear the energy in different spaces that I occupy. I did it at my old office, in my home, and other places. Sometimes you just have to clear the energy in a space. I’ve also burned it over my laptop (trust me, it needed it).
- Eat black-eyed peas and greens on New Year’s Eve-For good luck and prosperity. I think this is a Southern thing and most of my relatives were born in the South.
Since I’ve established my woo-woo street cred you understand why the idea of having a word for the year was so appealing. But the process wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be.
- First– I thought about the previous year. I focused on what worked, what didn’t work, what I was happy with, and what I wanted to change.
- Second-I looked at my Vision Board to see what I still wanted to happen.
- Third-I kept running words through my head to see how it felt. What happened when I did that was I kept saying phrases and within those phrases I discovered my word for 2016.
That’s my word for the year-NOW! With the exclamation mark. Why NOW! ? Well I realized that in a few lingering parts of my life I still was in the habit of waiting for the perfect time, situation, person, energy, for whatever I wanted to have happen-happen.
The problem with this mindset is that it is an insidious way to procrastinate and keep from doing the hard work to make those goals, dreams, and wishes happen.