Happy New Year Lovelies!!
I don't think I can express how happy I am to have made it to 2020. It felt like touch and go there for a moment. Life was just feeling way too hard and I was really struggling with all the parts of being an adult.
I had to make some really tough, but necessary, decisions last year in order to find my way back to myself. I was stuck in survival mode. Well, if I'm really honest, I've been in survival mode for about two years and that's just not how we re intended to live. Seriously, I know we are meant to thrive. Everything is set up on a natural level for us to do so.
It's when we begin to live in a way that is NOT natural -- that's when we have to figure out how to survive. And when that becomes the norm, watch out...things get bumpy.
Detaching From Survival Mode
About the middle of 2019 I had truly HAD ENOUGH of the bumpiness. I wanted to get off this roller coaster. I was determined to break the cycle of living in survival mode all day every day. Here's what I did:
1. Set intentions for 2020 ( I did this back in June of 2019)
2. Assessed my relationships. (That's for another longer post or newsletter).
3. Took stock of the ways my energy was leaking out excessively. (I'll do a longer post about this.)
4. Did an end of the year review for my business.
5. Closed the physical studio space we were leasing. (Talk about an energy leak!!!).
6. Spiritual Empowerment
7. Creative Empowerment
These are the things that helped me come up with my word of the year. I wasn't looking for it. In fact I had decided my word was going to be Clarity because this year is 2020 and I was thinking about eyesight and clear vision. But no matter how many times I wrote it down or tried to play with it as a word to travel the year with, it just didn't feel right. So I left it as a placeholder and allowed that to be it's job.
Making a Commitment to Thrive
Of course I had to start by deciding how I want to feel in 2020. And in this case, it started with how I don't want to feel. I don't want to spend this year in survival mode. So I asked myself. What is the opposite of Survival Mode?
And that's how my word of the year came to be. It encompasses what I want to feel and what I want to steer clear of. But like all good manifesting guidelines, I know to focus only on that which I want. After all, the Buddha teaches us that "what we think about, we bring about".
So I'm making a commitment this year to thrive. That means I'm thinking thoughts of someone who thrives. I'm navigating my relationships as someone who thrives. I'm making decisions in my business from the stand point of thriving. Everything I do this year is somehow connected to my desire and ability to thrive.
And whenever I pick a word of the year, I have a list of things I do with the word to make sure I'm revisiting it as often as possible and truly incorporating it into my year. I want to travel with the word. Really be with it in order to become it.
People often ask me for the list. They want to know what I do to really BE with my word of the year. So in true entrepreneurial fashion, I created a class!!!
Uncover Your Word of The Year
I'm super excited about this class and sure hope you'll join me and the hundreds that have already enrolled. The class will stay available for most of 2020, but to really get the benefits of it, I suggest you sign up TODAY and get started immediately.
This is one of the many ways you can begin to create the life you most desire. One day at a time, one word at a time.
I'm thriving when I get to connect with my students and workshop participants. It gives me great hope to know that I might be able to help you thrive too.
What's your word of the year?
Let's meet in the classroom to see how you can journey with it more fully.
I hope to see you there.
I'm Kiala, a student of life first and foremost. And I'm also a published poet, book binder, fountain pen collector, Life Alchemist & Intuitive Soul Guide. I make things, paint things, and write things. I love teaching & empowering women to live with intention. Please, grab a cup of your favorite warm drink, a fountain pen, and your favorite journal. Let's connect!
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