Sunday, 6 January 2013

One Little Word 2013 - Expressive

It's that time of year again! Time to choose a guiding word for 2013.  This is a real powerful way to set an intention for the whole year.  Setting a theme.  Rather than New Years' resolutions, I find this to be an inspiring and heartening way to stay on purpose throughout the days, weeks and months ahead. It's my birthday today too...the start of my own personal 'New Year' round the wheel of the Sun, so it's a good time to start!

The word you choose can be like having a North Star in view, a compass for navigating your way and you can check in with yourself to see how this word is coloring and shaping your experiences (and how you might be responding) and if you need to recalibrate or adjust course a little to stay on track.  


I like to choose a word for my year that intuitively feels right and also one that somehow makes me feel a little scared too, scared in a good way, the kind of *respectfully nervous* I feel when I am taking on something that I sense will stretch my comfort zone and help me grow to a new level.  

My 2013 word :: Expressive :: feels like the kind of word that might just change my life if it let it! 



ex·pres·sive  

/ikˈspresiv/
Adjective Effectively conveying thought or feeling  
Conveying (the specific quality or idea)  
Synonyms  significant - eloquent - meaningful - telling

I began to sit with this word as the energy of it started coming in around me at the Mid-Winter Solstice. I found myself mind-mapping associations around what this word might also mean to me on many different levels. 

And because a picture (or few) is worth a thousand words....


                     Expressive 

Wishing you a beautiful 2013! Cat xo  

38 comments:

  1. Wonderful Post, I love your word Expressive. And Happy Birthday to you too! Wishing you the best for 2103!!! Xo

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    1. Bless you Susan! Thanks for your kind wishes C x

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  2. I love your word - very inspiring and original! Here's to an amazing year!

    p.s. LOVE your fox art :)

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    1. Thanks Wendy...for calling by and seeing my fox painting. : )

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  3. What a great word! I know you will do great things with this word as your guide!

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  4. Love it- and love the mind map!!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Mary... Aren't mind-maps fun!? C x

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  5. I love your word too, Cat! And I love the way you expressed the one word idea- like the North Star guiding us! Just perfect!!

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    1. Thanks Ursula... here's to an on-purpose 2013! C x

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  6. Very nice, Cat! I will be anxious to see how you express yourself this year!

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    1. : ) Thanks Janet... Let me count the ways. This word gives me a lot of latitude! C x

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  7. Happy Birthday to you! The word, expressive, is fantastic. Thank you for sharing with us. I especially loved looking at your mind map! Thank you!

    -From a 2012 KRR Flyer. ;)

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  8. Great word and I love the mind-mapping board too. All the best for 2013.

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  9. Great word! And I love your little fox painting -- very expressive. Have a wonderful 2013.

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  10. Gosh, what a great choice in words. Such a perfect one for a creative spirit.

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  11. great pictures! love your process. have a great year!

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  12. Expressive...what a wonderful word! Wishing you a very expressive year :)

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  13. What a great choice of a word. Expressive is inspiring and challenging. Can't wait to see where it takes you!

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    1. Thanks Mary. I hope it gives me lots of latitude and scope for play! C x

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  14. Great word Cat! I hope it serves you well this year.

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  15. Great word Cat. Expressive is powerful and freeing!! And I love the word associations that you did. Have a wonderful year and Happy Birthday!

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    1. Bless you Wini... And thanks for your birthday wishes : ) C x

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  16. Wow what an energetic word and expressive all at the same time..

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  17. Cool - you did soooooo much with your word on this post, Cat! I'm inspired now to go off and do more with mine! :-)

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    1. : ) Thanks Shari. Loved your post...with Wizard of Oz Lion - not sure if the comment I posted for you went through(?)

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  18. Expressive is a fantastic word for 2013. Wonderful blog post and I love the mind map.

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  19. Love your word, Expressive and the way you posted photos and art about it!

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    1. Thanks Carol... It was fun to explore different ways of 'expressing' the word visually. C x

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