Word of the Week: Clarity

Word of the Week: Clarity

If things feel uncertain and muddled, figuring out what to do next can be overwhelming. You know you need to make a change, but where to start?

The answer: start by getting clear on where you are right now.

This is an important first step because our power to create and to make changes is most potent in the present moment. We cannot change the past and we will shape our future with the choices we make right here, right now.

If we spend a lot of our time and energy looking to the future and wishing things were different, or ruminating over the past, we disperse and diffuse the powerful energy we have available to us. But when we focus on the here and now, and are honest and clear with how things are in the present, we are empowered to make decisions and take action to create our future.

With this in mind, our very first word of the week is:

CLARITY

Let’s spend the next week bringing more clarity into our hearts, our minds, our bodies and our energy fields.

When it’s time to get clear on what’s working in your life and where you’d like to make changes, try this:

Check-in with yourself. Begin by writing down a list of the key aspects of your life:

  • body/physical health
  • relationships/friendships
  • money
  • work
  • home
  • spiritual connection
  • hobbies/interests

Now take a few moments to focus on each aspect and ask yourself:

  • On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being ‘very unhappy’ and 5 being ‘very happy’) how do you feel about each aspect of your life right now?
  • What makes you happy or content about this aspect?
  • What makes you frustrated or upset about it?
  • How would you like it to be instead?
  • What small changes might you make right now?
An audio to help you connect with the Light you are + your Inner Wisdom.

This 10 minute audio exercise will help you get out of your head and into your heart. It’s a tool for finding the answers you seek – by going within.

Gain clarity through writing. Last summer I decided to commit to writing every day: 750 words, stream-of-consciousness, ‘let it all spill out’ kind of writing. And it has been life changing in so many ways. One of the biggest? More clarity.

First introduced by the iconic Julia Cameron in her book, The Artist’s Way, this practice which she calls Morning Pages is to write three pages everyday in the morning before you start your day. And before you say “I’m not a writer, I can’t do this” know that it’s not about writing a book or creating brilliant prose. It’s about the process of writing to clear the clutter from your mind.

And it works.

I’ve found that while it may not necessarily deliver an ‘a-ha! moment’ every time, it does get the jumbled thoughts that are bouncing around in my head…out.  And when there’s less clutter and more calm in my mind, there’s more space and room to breathe and think and know and do.

I invite you to give it a try. Take out a notebook and start writing. It’s also okay if you prefer to call it Afternoon Pages or Evening Pages. Sometimes writing in the morning  just doesn’t work. So maybe call them Daily Pages?  The time of day is not as important as consistency.

And if the blank page feels intimidating, give these writing prompts a try:

I can’t believe _____________

It’s so frustrating that _____________

I wish I knew what to do about _____________

If only I could figure out how to _____________ then I could _____________

I’m so grateful for/when _____________

I forgot I like to _____________

What if I ____________

Wouldn’t it be amazing if _____________

I hope you’ll give some or all of the above a try.  Then share your experience on social media using #wordoftheweek.

And if you found the audio helpful, you can find others here.

Wishing you more clarity + peace in the week ahead,

Donna

 

Our Words Matter

Our Words Matter

The words we speak matter. Or more specifically, our words help to shape matter. What we say and the thoughts we think are creative and powerful. They are also the lens for how we currently view and experience the world.

Our words, and the intention behind them, have the power to comfort, heal, motivate and encourage. They also can shame, harm and wound. It is always our choice.

It is said that god spoke the world into being…”In the beginning was the Word.” And through science we have the Big Bang Theory and Quantum Mechanics. At their foundation, each viewpoint speaks to the expansive creative power of energy and frequency as the building blocks of our physical world. Everything is vibration, including our words, thoughts and emotions.
In 2008, a friend introduced me to the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto. He was a Japanese scientist who studied the effect of sound and vibration on water.

In his book, The Hidden Messages in Water, Dr. Emoto describes experiments where they showed the water either positive or negative words or played different types of music. Then the water was frozen.

What he discovered was quite incredible! The water that received positive words and attention formed beautiful crystalline structures. And the water that was exposed to negativity, formed crystals that had distortions and malformations.

His findings showed “water has the ability to copy and memorize information” which is incredibly important when we consider that as human beings, we are made up of about 70% water.

Dr. Emoto’s work demonstrates how our words, thoughts and feelings (all of which are vibration, energy and information) greatly impact the water in our body, affecting how we feel, the quality of our energy, and the frequencies of our cells.

Words can act like tuning forks.

In sound healing, we use tuning forks to introduce a particular frequency of vibration into the body’s subtle energy fields. The tone of the tuning fork establishes a resonance for reprogramming the body’s cells. And when we consider Dr. Emoto’s work, the waves produced by the tuning fork are also affecting the water within us.

I believe words work in a similar way. Words have resonance. They are symbols and containers of energy and meaning. By consciously choosing the words we use, we are inviting particular qualities of energy to resonate within and around us.

Let’s invite more positive energy into our days by choosing our words one week at a time.

In a world that feels increasingly chaotic, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to bring more peace and positivity into each day. When everything around us is swirling, it can help to have something to anchor to.

What has emerged is a simple weekly practice:

Word of the Week

By choosing a word to explore each week, we can consciously invite more of that energy into our lives. It’s a way to bring more of the frequency and meaning of that word into each day, while minimizing the things we don’t want.

At the start of each week, I’ll be sharing the Word of the Week (#wordoftheweek #wow) on Instagram and FB. We’ll have a visual reminder of our WoW, as well as writing prompts, audios or other tools to help us explore the energy and intention of that word and its qualities.

Each Word of the Week will also live on the website (you’ll find it here) so that you can dive in at any time. And after a while, you’ll have access to a growing list of words so you can pick a past Word of the Week if the one currently being offered doesn’t resonate with you.

I hope you’ll join me in exploring this new practice together. Let’s choose our words and use our words to create more health and happiness each day!

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