Finding my word for the year.
Every year I have a word for the year. It is a spiritual thing.
I am given a word and usually a scripture with the word in it and I spend time throughout the year thinking about, studying, praying, and meditating on the word.
When I say I am given a word, or sometimes a phrase, I don’t mean it is given to me in an eerie or metaphysical way. Sometimes it comes to me from something I read or something someone says that resonates or I see something that stops me and makes me take notice. However I get the word it is always a surprise.
In the past some of my words have been, boundaries, seek, wait, and courage.
Usually I start getting a feeling for the word in the fall and by this time I know what it will be for the coming year.
But so far this year…nothing.
Not even a whisper or hint.
I don’t know why this year is different. But I do know there will be a word.
I feel a sort of stirring or shifting within, change. There is a sense of excitement brewing. What is ahead for me to learn and experience through this word? But also a sense of wariness. Maybe the lessons of the past words were to prepare me for more difficult lessons? Lessons that are more challenging? Lessons that I thought I had learned but haven’t? Lessons that I have avoided because they are difficult or will hurt while learning them?
Whatever the word is for 2013 I think it is going to be a different experience than in past years.