Word of the Year 2024
It's that time of year that I begin the inspiration for next year's Word (or Words) of the Year. For me, the Word of the Year encompasses the energy that informs much of what I want to embody, grow into, focus on, etc. This is something that I have been doing for decades - I stick post-it notes of my WOTY on the bathroom mirror; I create memes of it for my computer and phone wallpaper; I use it in my meditations and visualizations. In short, this is an exercise I take seriously. And lightly!
Last year my primary word was Reclamation, which was an energetically BIG word to hold! I had committed to continue excavating my authenticity, awakening my innate sacred feminine wisdom, finding my power ... in other words, reclaiming ME! Secondary words/phrases for this past year were Curiosity and Both/And.
The year before, my word was Comfort - and I was really challenged by it. Comfort wasn't 'spiritual,' I couldn't see how it would inspire healing or growth or personal development. But boy, was I wrong! Comfort was instrumental in helping me set boundaries where I didn't even know I needed them. (Does this feel ok? Will this be comfortable for me? Etc.) Comfort helped me become more embodied, more 'comfortable' in my body. It was a powerful word, so much more than I could've imagined.
The interesting bit is that I don't consciously choose a word. I let the word choose me. I invite words to come in (usually 3-5 words initially). I sit with them, explore their meanings and energies. I let them sort themselves out - this usually means I 'try them on' for a few days to see how they feel, kind of like a new pair of shoes to see if they fit. They rise and fall in significance until The One settles in.
I've already got a couple of words floating around. I'm kinda hoping for a word that doesn't feel quite so big, so transformative, like Play or Joy ... but then I also know that if one of those words is The Word, it'll highlight everything in my life that ISN'T that! Like the old phrase, "Be careful what you wish for." Or "May you live in interesting times." And "Please give me patience ... and give it to me NOW!" That said, Play is one that's in play (see what I did there?), or maybe Fun. Also Integration, Dance, and Authenticity are floating around. It's cool seeing what stays, what goes, and what evolves into something else. I'll let you all know when The Word has landed.
Do you have an annual Word or Words for the Year? What's coming through for you for 2024? And what's your process for claiming it? I'd love to know...!
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