It is infinitely frustrating being a firecracker stuck in the body of a wet diaper. So many plans, so many goals, so many deadlines that Lyme disease puts in limbo…it makes me want to rip my hair out!
Alas, so are Lyme’s lessons- teaching me to be more patient, more forgiving, less reactive, and less controlling.
Still, screw you Lyme!
So, this Lyme funk is why this article is being published 11 days later than I had intended, but it’s important for me to share nonetheless.
In my last blog outlining my memory keeping plans for 2017 I mentioned my participation in Ali Edwards One Little Word project. This is my third official year (I did it two years on my own before realizing something more formal existed). Here’s a rundown on my words of years past:
I’m so exited to unveil the word that found me this year!
It had been whispering to me for a couple of months. Rippling through my veins…knowing it had valuable lessons about healing and acceptance to teach me.
Obviously, working through chronic illness is demoralizing, but it has taught me so many things that I needed to become more myself. Internally, I am hoping to bring forth alignment of body, mind, and spirit this year. I want to welcome wellness back into my body. There are fractures to suture, rituals to employ, and stressors to no longer succumb to for harmony to radiate throughout my body. All systems need to be in check for a brilliant future!
Externally, I feel there are bridges to build and behaviors to MODEL to create a harmonious household. There’s no: Idiot’s Guide to Uniting a Blended Family and Creating Harmony on the market.
We’ve just had to wing that shit!
Don’t get me wrong, we’ve got BIG LOVE, but we also have a big rift. I’d love to see us all more cohesive and connected. I know I will need to be the change I wish to see and hopefully everyone else will start to shift.
Every year, I am drawn to a symbol to give substance to my word and this year I’ve chosen the Tree of Life.
The roots dig deep, the trunk establishes a foundation, the branches reach out for sustenance, the leaves collect strength, and the fruit gives of itself.
I love the image of the tree uniting Father Sky and Mother Earth.
I also gift myself jewelry as a daily reminder of my symbol.
Here is the piece I chose for this year made by VioletInspirations:
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I plan on doing a monthly recap of my album and to share my growth, insights and potential missteps along the way.