Jan 5, 2011

Practice New Intentions



It's that time of year. That time - when we declare our intentions. When we write them down. When we believe that this year we will 'be' better..different..braver...stronger..and always more creative. It's that time of year when we yearn to embrace the 'new'..to stretch..to grow..to reach heights we never before imagined.

I - too - have been caught up and swept away by the forward-looking movement. Choosing a 'word'. Letting that 'word' find and choose me. Embracing it. Internalizing it. Hoping that its spirit and light will guide me.

My intention is set. The energy - I'm hoping - will follow. Just breathe.

But first..and before embracing this 'new'..I'm practicing letting go of the 'old'. Those 'words'..those 'intentions' and 'attitudes'...those 'ways of being' that no longer serve me. Those 'energies' that have been containing..confining..constricting. Those that have sometimes bound..and oftentimes silenced. I'm letting them go.

My 'word' and new intention is to 'grow'. To 'grow' roots that extend deep and wide beneath the nurturing soil. To 'grow' new branches that paint the sky. To 'grow' in ways that I can't - right now - possibly imagine.

With my feet firmly planted..my heart wide open..my hands reaching up and out - I practice. First 'letting go'...and then to 'grow'. Because without one..there can't be the other.

Won't you join me in that?

14 comments:

Kim Klassen said...

yes please... and AMEN Marcie...

wonderful... thank you!! again for your inspiration...
letting go ~ grow...
YES!!

xxo, kim

Prairie Girl Studio said...

i'm in! i'm in!
with both feet ... : )
such freedom to 'let go' ...
thanks, marcie!
xo
pg

Paislea Elyse said...

that image is amazing!

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kelly@thebluemuse said...

yes, i am there, as once again we are in the same place! :)
love your photo, love the idea of first letting go...

Joella said...

I'm there with you! As we grow, let the universe shine down on our souls filling us with ligt, love and hope :) Joella

Anna said...

Marcie,
Perfectly stated! Yes, to letting go and on to "reveal". Beautiful image!

Gretchen said...

Beautiful post Marcie. I too am figuring out my one word, and since I'm so not a one word kind of girl it's been a struggle. I will soon reveal my word too.
Your image is beautiful! Thanks for the time it took you to share such lovely thoughts.
Gretchen

lisa said...

Wonderful post.
Beautifully written.

Carla said...

Yes, I do want to join you. Beautiful image. Beautiful words. Beautiful message. Just beautiful, like all of life. Thank you, Marcie.

Jamie said...

Brilliant! I've been caught up in the "word" but haven't stopped to say goodbye and I need to.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post. My word for this year is Believe, because I need to stop living small, safe and secure and start to believe that my big dreams are possible.

Anita Bower said...

Gorgeous photo!
Gorgeous words!

Jackie said...

Beautiful!! I love your words and your amazing picture! My word for 2011 is "grow" too!!

dbalyoz said...

a beautiful word, a beautiful (gorgeous!!!) image. may this year be one of fabulous growth for you. :) denise