Happy Sunday

We have company – my sister and brother-in-law are here til Monday, so that’s lovely. I’m awake a bit too early again, just hanging out with my coffee.

I have a habit of saving things I really like on Facebook and then forgetting to ever go back to them. Today, I decided to look at a few. I found this quote – this poem – that really spoke to my heart. Leaving it here…

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go… She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go. She let go of all of the memories that held her back. She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.

She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.

No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.

~ Reverend Safire Rose

Isn’t that lovely? Safire Rose is a coach and a spiritual counselor. I went to her website, and of course, it’s lovely, and I wanted to sign up for her coaching. I want a healing ceremony, or an individual visioning session, maybe, a “meditative and intuitive session designed to anchor the vision of your life, your business, or creative endeavor.” $200 for a 70 minute session. And really, that would just be another way of talking about and planning. NOT what I need right now.

I’ve been trying to pick a word for year. {Don’t ask me why. But all the cool kids are doing it. Yes, if they jumped off the Empire State Building, I probably would too.} Anyhow. Word of the Year.

I’m thinking things like: Action ~~ Persistence ~~ Persevere ~~ Complete ~~ Energy ~~ Stretch ~~ Strive ~~ Work ~~ Move. Right this minute, I’m leaning toward Stretch.

Definitions of stretch: “be made or be capable of being made longer or wider without tearing or breaking.” Also: “straighten or extend one’s body or a part of one’s body to its full length, typically so as to tighten one’s muscles or in order to reach something.” And: “a continuous area or expanse of land or water.”

Do you have a word for the year?

18 thoughts on “Happy Sunday

  1. i haven’t thought about it. Maybe i will, now. Stretch is a really good word, altho it does make me feel tired! I’m gonna go with something less strenuous i think. After the year I’ve had in 2019, maybe my word will be Rest. cos that sounds really appealing to me right now.

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  2. I journalβ€” and during what I can only describe as a key stage of my emotional growth (about two years ago) I thought up a word for every day. What am I going to embody today? Confidence, patience, kindness. I picked a different word every day. It was a wonderful exercice in being mindful of the person I wanted to be.

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  3. I’m kinda thinking you don’t need to pay $200 when you can just keep re-reading that quote. (Which pretty much says it all…)
    Of course, that is just one woman’s (excessively frugal) opinion. YMMV.
    ;-p

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  4. Glad you didn’t spend the $200 bucks. I agree with JZ about the poem quote. That’s a good one! I’ll have to think of a word for 2020…… but, if we go backwards, I’d say my word was survive or persist. And like Roz, I like your word stretch. Hugs, Windy

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    • Oh, definitely – aside from my lack of money, I need to act, not talk more. I’m glad you like the poem too. Survive and persist are both really strong words, and I’m glad that you made it through last year! Thanks for commenting! πŸ’œ

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  5. Happy New Year Olivia! My word is “present”- Not like the present we receive or give (although those are both great) but as in “being present” I am making a multi-tasker to the 10th degree and I feel I am missing out from enjoying what I should because I am always working on something else in my mind. So being “present” is my word- I have it on my fridge already and ran a Midnight RUN on NYE with it on my back. Thanks for posting this- great reminder!

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