intention

Taking our own sweet time…

Taking our own sweet time…

This is the 4th New Year that I’ve been choosing themes – or rather letting the themes choose me.  I love this practice. It feels so much more fluid, less rigid, and more feminine.  I’m pleased to experience how much practice does make a difference too. 

Getting out of my head and into my body was a real struggle that first year.

Growth and Resistance

Growth and Resistance

Winter is a natural time for going inside – literally and figuratively in your heart and in your thoughts. It’s become more popular to have a “theme” for the year, and I’m glad the trend is happening.  I think it’s a much more natural and fruitful way of going about life than New Year’s Resolutions – especially for women. In my circles, we come up with 3 words to focus on for the year: “seeds” to plant in the fallow of winter and allow to germinate and grow over the year. The analogy is one that speaks to me deeply, and I have found that the act of consciously planting these “seeds”, as a form of intention, really does set some interesting things in motion. Be careful what you wish for!

Peeling back the layers to your true intention

Intention is the act of focusing on something specific, which impacts both mind and energy. In reality, we are creating intentions at some level every moment of the day with our thoughts, and, sadly, many of our thoughts are a stream of negative commentary about ourselves and what’s around us. Now, wouldn’t you rather consciously choose what your focus will be?