Through Goddess Leonie I found the REVERB10 online interactive journaling to reflect on your year and manifast the next, by prompting you with one word a day. I found out about it late and then felt stopped cos' I had so many days to catch up on. But after reading this post by the REVERB Fairy Godmother...well I thought I'd just bundle up what I missed and move forward from here...
DEC 10th: WISDOM ~ What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? (Author: Susannah Conway)
~The wisest decision this year was to listen to my Hubby and open my Online Etsy shop. Where I've been able to not only sell my jewelry creations, but follow my dream in having a shop where I can sell all of my creations from jewelry to paper art, all of which are created with the intent to Inspire, Adorn and Honor the Goddess in every women. So far it's been lots of work to learn the Social Networking scene and get my shop out there for all to see. Besides the hard work, I've enjoyed getting to know the Artist Community and release the fears of getting my business rolling. Sales have slowly increased as more and more find my shop and my unique treasures.
DEC 9th: PARTY ~ What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans. (Author: Shauna Reid)
~Ha, this one is easy...I didn't go to any social gathering this year...so pass on this one. Although, I will be attending a Christmas party with my Hubby tomorrow ;)
DEC 8th: BEAUTIFULLY DIFFERENT~ Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful. (Author: Karen Walrond)
~Humm...had to think about this one, since my on going battle to lose weight, has left me not feeling so beautiful, at least not on the outside. AND...all the stress from the hardships we've been dealt this year, has made me a not so easy person to get along with. BUT...I start by listing what makes me different...
~I do my best to live outside the box, which allows for me to be open to diversity and the many wonders and magick the Universe has to offer.
~I'm emotional and passionate, which could be a blessing of a curse at times, since I am prone to sudden outburst and angers. But I do have a good heart and am working on my childhood/young adult noise that fuel those outbursts.
~I have a big heart, and tend to wear it on my sleeve like some say.
~I am NOT an easy person to get along with, I call it like I see it and that tends to turn some people off...they either love me or hate me. So that equates to having few friends but we are true blue friends and have been for many years.
I suppose I could go on...but I'll revisit this one at a later time ;)
DEC 7th: COMMUNITY ~ Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011? (Author: Cali Harris)
~I have found the most wonderful community through Goddess Leonie's Goddess Circle. First I was just getting her blog updates and they were always inspiring. Then she created the Goddess Circle and through it I have just been blossoming, totally reconnecting with my Goddess self and her eCourses are just amazing, not to mention all the other goodies she offers. I feel very blessed to have found this women's circle of incredible Goddesses from around the world and look forward to connecting more deeply as the months go by.
DEC 6th: MAKE~ What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it? (Author: Gretchen Rubin)
~The last piece of personal art I created was my project for the Creative Goddess Course a shield. I made it out of copper which I etched on and hammered on and then torched it with my Jewelry torch! The whole process of it was fun and I was amazed and pleased with my art.
What I would like to make is the final two projects for the Creative Goddess course, but feel life hasn't given me the space I need to get creative. During my time of grieving (see previous post), there was no room for creative juices to flow.
DEC 5th: LET GO ~ What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why? (Author: Alice Bradley)
~This one is a loaded word for me...this year has been all about letting go for me. I believe this was my lesson for the year. I was challenged to let go over and over again, from family, to home, to my dog Zia and everything in between. We had a rough year, but I believe I was the only one who has had the hardest time adjusting to all the letting go this year had for us. Another Prompt word, worth revisiting...
DEC 4th: WONDER ~ How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year? (Author: Jeffrey Davis)
DEC 3rd: MOMENT ~ Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors). (Author: Ali Edwards)
~This is sad, but I'm having a very difficult time in coming up with a Moment in which I felt most alive this year. The only moments that come to me are those where I was visited by Red Tail Hawks, which have been quite a few this year. They've flown low above me, they've swooped down to almost touching the hood of my car, and have flown along side of my car numerous times. I've been graces with their presence at time when I really needed support and reminders from Spirit that I was not alone.
DEC 2nd: WRITING~ What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it? (Author: Leo Babauta)
~What doesn't contribute to my writing is the amount of time I spend on the computer...can it be eliminated, no, I don't have much free time with being a work at home Mom, wife etc, my free time is limited. So I have to chose how I spend it wisely. My computer time consist of time needed to catching up on email, processing orders and the majority of time is marketing...still learning the Social Network gig. But it does take up a lot of my free time. I do have plans to start journaling again, I've even recently purchased a wonderful leather journal, can't wait til it gets here! So, writing will be a bigger part of my life in 2011.
DEC 1st: ONE WORD ~ Encapsulate the year 2010 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you? (Author: Gwen Bell)
~The word that encapsulates 2010 for me is "LETTING GO"...I've had to do it over and over again throughout the year in various situations and various ways. The word I'd like to encapsulate 2011 is "JOY". LOVE, JOY and CREATIVITY was our wedding theme...we share much LOVE, and the Goddess Circle has fueled my CREATIVITY to flow freely again, but JOY is missing and much needed.