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My Word for 2016 is Elegance. We are only two weeks into the new year and already Elegance is showing me how it wants to work with me, and its a doozey!
Elegance first began blipping on my radar back in August when I had a conversation with my friend Lisa about what a great word it is. Since then I started hearing it everywhere...so I just knew come January that it was The Word.
Selecting a power word is an intuitive process. Sometimes the word seems to choose us. Sometimes it takes longer to find the right one. But once we settle on just the right one, we'll know.
And the funny thing is that we most often agree to work with a word because we think there might be a lack of that specific energy in our lives. But the very notion of considering the word means it is already in your field of awareness and that on some level, you are a vibrational match to it! It doesn't mean the energy does not exist for you. It simply means you may have forgotten that it is available for you at any time.
As the wise sage Rumi once said, "What you seek is seeking you."
If you want to activate the power behind your chosen totem word, here are a few simple suggestions for making it meaningful all year long.
You Are Your Word: As Dr Wayne Dyer taught us, what you say after the words, "I Am," are some of the most powerful declarations one can make. In the video below, I share a very personal anecdote. I was pacing the emergency room lobby, worried about my son who had been in an accident and was hurt. I didn't know how he was doing, and internally I was feeling a wreck. My fiance asked me, "how are you?" and as I formulated a response in my head, I remembered what Dyer had to say about the great "I AM..."
Contemplate your chosen word as it relates to your identity. What does this look like? What does this feel like? Let it remind you who you really are.
Keep a Word Diary to record your experiences around your Power Word throughout the year. This is a separate diary dedicated to your word where you will write down impressions, lessons, wisdom gained, etc... The best part of this is reviewing the diary on the last day of the year. Below is a pic of my word diary from 2014, COURAGE.
Another great idea is to paint your word on flat rocks, sticks, canvas, your bedroom wall or anywhere you will frequently see your word. If you don't have time to do this, why not purchase a beautiful and unique artisan piece? I love this example of a painted Word Rock from kindred soul Sandi who runs the fabulous Etsy shop "LoveFromCapeCod."
If you want to learn more about Sandi and what she does, check out this interview.
Write your own affirmations on theme with your Power Word. For instance, I really like the following affirmations about elegance:
"Elegance is the only beauty that never fades."
"I cultivate beautiful experiences in my life."
"My pace is perfect for me."
"When I use discernment, life becomes even more elegant."
"I mindfully nourish my body, my spirit and my soul ."
"Elegance is not about beautiful 'things,' but a mindset in grace and compassion."
"My days are filled with grace and beauty."
"True elegance can be found when one lives a creative life."
"It’s so simple to be elegant!"
Create a word cloud with your word as the center focal point (I like to use Wordle, ABCya, and even PicMonkey, depending on the project). You can also add images that reflect the theme of your word. Then, use this as a screen saver for all of your electronic devices. This is my screen saver for last year.
Create a Pinterest Board with your word as the central theme. It's one of my favorite things to do, to get lost in the rabbit hole that is Pinterest, visualizing all the delicious ways your word can manifest itself in physical form!
Wear your word. It's kind of fun to seek out and wear jewelry that sports your special word. Or you can tattoo your totem word on your body or, if the thought of making it permanent scares you, get a temporary tattoo or ink it with a Sharpee.
These are just a few ideas to get you going. There are many other ways to keep the magic alive and stay connected to your Power Word throughout the year. Perhaps you have thought of some that are not on this list? If so, please share in the comments below and help a sister Goddess out!
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My name is Dawn Champine and I am the Creatrix of The Goddess Diaries. I am very passionate about helping women remember their REAL GODDESS selves.