In honor of the Goddess Temple, I’m holding space for Hecate this week, well trying anyway, and had a wee vow for silence. But when you surround yourself with visionary women, it’s hard to ignore the work they do for a simple principle of silence. So I’m stepping out for this one.
I have been wanting to write about the word of the year bracelet in the picture above for so long, but never found the right inspiration. So here’s the skinny, this woman has been mindfully and lovingly crafting the mantras that have carried me through the last four years with grace. She is stepping into her dreams in a big way welcoming her perfect artist studio. As another work from home mama to two girls, giving herself the gift of this expanded and solitary space inspires me to no end. I’d like to help her on her way by sharing her beautiful work with you.
Choosing a word for the year, can seem, well like a lot of responsibility. But, it’s so worth it. Every year I feel like I’ve failed my little silver circle until about March. Yup, just when spring rolls around, I can see the past year with dewy eyes and experience every moment I lived with intention toward my purpose for that year. I remember distinctly in 2009 when I was at my darkest moments, the jingle that came with the new artistry at my wrist reminding me to always maintain a Joyful Mind. I look back fondly at 2010 when I shyly joined my first women’s circle, tiptoed into an open invitation to an art gathering, and said yes to a stranger’s invitation as the Community I had always hoped for circled around me. I smile, a little crooked looking upon 2011, when I broke out of my shell to answer the call of my Community with a Joyful Mind as I asked myself over and over again, ‘What would Courage do?’ and fully stepped into my roll as teacher, healer, and herbmama.
This year I reach out to Maitri my tree. To develop unconditional friendliness to myself, not forgetting the years that have come before to give me the foundation and reminder to do so as I build my little herb loving empire. I’ve chosen to put these markers on a bracelet, with each year stamped on the back. I’ve chosen to tell my story in these words. To share it as it becomes written and so that my girls can one day grasp each of these precious circles in their own heart and hands as they tell my story, their story to their children. Our stories are important. Our legacy is worth remembering.
In support of my dear siStar Stacy, I am offering to begin building a word of the year pendant to *you* in a giveaway.
*Please leave a comment sharing what your word would be.
*One entry per person please
*Comments will be closed Thursday March 22nd
*Winner will be chosen by random number generator and notified Friday
What story do you need to tell?
I have so much enjoyed reading all of your delicious words. It’s a comforting feeling to be in such good company. You are all so inspiring. Thank you so much for participating. She’s moving into her studio soon and I can’t wait to see what deliciousness comes from her expanded view.
The Winner Is:
Donata who’s word is:
Clarity, a clear mind, a clear heart, a clear path, clear reasoning, clear communication, Clarity.