How & Why Choose a Word for the Year

A few years ago, I started this practice of having a word be my guide and companion for the year.  I chose my first word “breakthrough” because I needed to break through all the walls that I had built around myself, (to protect myself) I now started to feel like I was locked up in a place where I hid myself to be safe from a cruel world. I needed to break out from all the beliefs that weren’t really my own, beliefs that I acquired since childhood from others, that I took and made them my own and was guarding them with my life. I became those beliefs until my life started to change big time, and I started to question them, they no longer fit my awakened consciousness.  Those beliefs didn’t align with who I was becoming, but I couldn’t pry myself loose from them, they were at the core of who I was for over fifty years.  Up to that point I never questioned them, I just believed them and lived by them.  I needed to free myself in order to grow, to expand, to find out who – I am.

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The following year I also chose my word, after that every year words just appeared and chose me. They’re always the perfect words for that year, and they always show up around October.  These yearly words are my mantra, my guiding principle throughout the year.  The word that showed up for me this year is “Empowered” and WOW! I’m already feeling the effects of the power this word holds within it.  Things have already started to shift inside of me and I am already empowered with a new higher vibrational energy.  My mind has opened to greater visions.  People, courses and books that can support me on this new path have already shown up. I feel that I have opened a new door and am on a new higher more empowered way.

Why have a word and how to get one:

The idea for having a word to guide you is to have a central focus that you can lean on.

“Your Word of the Year sets an intention, a theme per se, for how you want your year to flow.” ~ Elizabeth Rider

Reflect on what you need most that will most support you throughout the year.  Do you need to feel peace, joy?  Do you want to feel more empowered or brave or silence, or community?  Maybe you want the word “goal” to help you in reaching your goals. Or a word that will help you open more to your creativity, or tune more into your intuition.  Do you want to expand, bloom, grow?  Do you want more self-confidence, self-love?  What values can you identify that will move you forward to where you want to be.  What word represents that?  What word has jumped out at you here while you’re reading?

There is no limit to words and there is no right or wrong here.  You can have more than one word, mostly I get my main word and then two or three more words show up later.  If you feel that the word you’ve chosen is not right for you, change it, you don’t have to keep it for an entire year.  Instead of New Year resolutions a word can be your constant reminder for what you want to manifest.  A reminder to stay on course towards creating a more positive, sweeter life.

How to recognize your word:

Once you set your intention for a word, whether you decide on a word or a word chooses you, you will know.  It will grab a hold of you, and it will not go away.  It’ll suddenly be everywhere, it’ll be in your thoughts, you’ll hear it in songs, you’ll see it on a billboard, the covers of magazines, you’ll hear it spoken; it’ll pop up in a book you’re reading.  You will know it.

What to do with your word:

Once you get your word write it down, commit to it.  Honor its presence and believe in its power.

You could draw a symbol that represents it.  Make it your screen saver.  Write it on sticky notes and place them in different places around your home, on your bathroom mirror so you see it first thing in the morning, on your fridge.  You can also create a vision board with your word, decorate it.  Write out why you chose that word.  The possibilities are endless.  You can do all of these or none, but the one thing that I strongly suggest you do is write it down and place it where you will see it every day, and say thank you to your word.

Celebrate your life, celebrate your word, celebrate your year ahead!!!

I’d love to know, do you have a word for the year?

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

A Note From the Universe for You

Wake up every day and believe that you deserve the greatest, that you are amazing, that you can do anything you set your will to do.  That you are courageous, fierce, loving and giving and know that it’s ok to love yourself, to give to yourself, to believe and trust in yourself.

You matter.

You are worthy.

You are deserving of your own love.

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Wake up every day and declare that –

something amazing and miraculous is happening for you today.

Believe that you are a part of and one with this universal consciousness, that you have the power to draw to you and manifest what you desire and dream of.  Believe that you can, believe what you are – glorious.

Wake up every day and declare your wholeness, declare your health, declare your vision for that day, declare your intentions for that day, ask for what you want and need, know that the universal consciousness is right here with you ready, willing to give you all that you desire.

Wake up every day and believe that you are empowered, that you are enough just the way you are.  Know that you can conquer every fear because you’re stronger than that.  That fear has no power over you unless you give it that power.  There is no energy that can overpower you, unless you allow it to.

Declare that you’re in charge of your life, that you have the power to lead yourself, that

you’re awesome, loving and amazing!!!

Loving yourself, will transform your life, you will feel better, you will be able to give to others, your relationships will improve.  Your wishes will start to show up.  You’ll find magick in your days.

 Every day – – F a l l   I n   l o v e   w I t h   y o u r s e l f ! ! !

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

The Universe is Always Responding to Us and Guiding Us

We live in a glorious Universe that is always communicating with us and is always giving us what we ask for.  The thing is that we’re not always aware of this, and whether we know this consciously or not, the Universe is always responding to us.  When we keep ourselves open, believe, have faith in that it will be given to us, and know without a doubt that what we ask for will appear – we will see it.   For me, I don’t always see what is right in front of me (LOL) that’s why when I ask for something, I always ask that the Universe make it so clear that there’ll no mistaking that this is the answer.

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I’ve been asking for a book that will open my heart and yesterday while looking at Five Minute Friday on Instagram, an online writing community that I like to follow, I noticed this book on their page that attracted me, so I immediately went to Amazon to check it out.  When I hit enter, the second that it came up, my entire body started to tingle.  That’s not something you can make yourself feel.   And not just a slight tingling, and not just on my left side, where I’ve experienced it before,  but this was a tingling that was in my entire body and it was so strong that there was no way I could miss it.  I stopped what I was doing, closed my eyes, and just sat with this vibration that was electrifying in me.

There is no  doubt in my mind that the Universe guided me to this book, I didn’t even need to read the excerpt to know that there’s something magical and special here and I need to read.

Have you had an experience that was so obvious to you that you couldn’t ignore it?  Please feel free to share, I’d love to know.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

 

July A Message from Hummingbird

I love pulling a Tarot or Oracle card on the first of each month and letting it be a guiding energy for the month.  On 7/1 I asked what energy do I need for this month and Hummingbird showed up and OMG absolutely perfect, just what I needed a reminder of.

When Hummingbird shows up it’s a reminder that we need to bring joy into our days, to lighten up, take ourselves out of a rut we may be in.  Hummingbird also reminds us to look at our energy levels and that we need to raise our vibration, a good question to ask ourselves is – are we wasting our energy on worry, fear, on not having enough?  And when this magical bird appears we can expect synchronicities to happen.  Hummingbirds also symbolize healing, agility, playfulness and this is just a few things.

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For me, I have a tendency to fall into the place of ‘serious’ and not even realize it.  And right now, as I’m going through this recovery from surgery, let me tell you it’s not hard at all to go day after day and not be aware of that I’m missing the little things that bring great joy into my day.  So for Hummingbird to show up, what a blessing.

So this is my intention for this month, to make myself aware to bring joy into every day. Doesn’t matter what it is, putting my feet up and drinking a cup of tea and feeling the joy in it.   Listening to the birds chirping in the morning.  Or buying myself flowers…Whatever it is, I’ll be bringing joy intentionally to my days even if it is for just a couple of moments.

When we set the intention and become aware, we can find a moment of sweetness in every day.  If you resonate with Hummingbirds message, join me in intentionally bringing a moment of joy into your every day, it will make a difference in your wellbeing.  Let me know what you think, leave a comment, I love to know.

This beautiful card is from the Mystical Shaman Oracle card deck by, Alberto Violloldo, Colette Baron-Reid, & Marcela Lobos.

Joy blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

 

Why Get to Know Yourself

The greatest gift that you can give to yourself is to – know yourself – not from the outside in, but from the inside out, that’s how you bloom into harmony with yourself and actually with all of life.

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For the last 22 years I’ve been on an awakened spiritual journey and what I can tell you is that from the moment of my conscious awakening all I’ve wanted to do is go deeper and deeper within.  It is from that place within that I’ve gotten to know life, the universe, and me.  And one thing’s for sure, there’s always more, there’s always another door to open and walk through.  There’s always a new path unfolding.  There’s always another layer of illusion to shed. There’s always another level of higher consciousness opening.  A continuous spiral that never ends.

The more I get to know myself, the more I’m able to create balance in my life.  The more I’m able to stick with a healthier daily routine, and get to know me, the true, real naked me, the me who I really am.

The more I get to know myself the more I live in loving harmony with myself in mind, body and soul.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019