Inspiration: “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something”
Intention: “an aim or plan”
Allow: “give the necessary time or opportunity for”
The changing of the calendar year always brings with it the inspiration to intend some sort of change in most people’s lives. Whether you call it a “New Year’s Resolution” or not, the energy of change is in the air and it’s everywhere when one year ends and another begins.
For me, I was inspired to intend that I practice the Art of Allowing this year. My word for the year is Allow.
In 2015 my word was Trust - a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. I trusted that everything in my life was going to work out for the Highest Good. Everything from my career to my education to my home life, relationships, finances, and more. And it did. And it still is.
Last year was the first year I tried the “Word of the Year” thing. It came to me out of nowhere when I was walking to class one day. Apparently having a word of the year is actually a “thing” that many people do. Now that I have Trust under my belt, I’m ready to go for Allow.
Although I was in a state of trust for most of 2015, there were some things I was afraid to allow into my life - consciously or unconsciously. I could trustthat good things were coming. However, simply allowing them to come and what to do when they came was unfamiliar for me. I tried to “plan” how things would work out and I tried to manage things I had no control over. Some things I will never have control over. For the things I was having trouble doing on my own, I didn’t allow others to help me.
This year, I’m ready to allow things to come to me without worry, doubt, second-guessing myself, or trying to "plan" how they will work out. I am also ready & willing to allow others to assist me. This is where I'm beginning my conscious practice of the Art of Allowing today. There will be more aspects of allowing for me to learn throughout the year. And today I'm willing to allow those lessons to come when they are ready. I must say that this isn’t an easy task and I’m grateful that I still have more than 11 months to practice.
What changes are you calling in for 2016?
What’s YOUR word (or words) for the year (or month, or week)?
I have to tell you, now that I know about having a word, I think everyone should have a word for themselves.
Peace, Love, and Lots of Hugs!
KC Bushnell has been teaching Pilates for 17 years and has unknowingly been on a path of self-discovery just as long. The last decade of her life, self-empowerment has been at the forefront of her life everyday.