With Ease and Grace

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
- Sylvia Plath
My word for 2015:
Galia Alena word of the year
Last year, after a trying time which resulted in us moving back home to OZ, I had thought my word of the year would be Gentle. I sat with it awhile but it never quite rang true. Then LUMINOUS came to me with such determination that I had to go with it. It has been an interesting year and I am still with the subtle yet deep ways in which Luminous played out.

This year, in a similar vein to "gentle" only with more precision to what I want to call in, I am going with the word EASE which feels perfect as it should. I've never really opted for the easy path and I'm not saying I'm going to now, just that things are going to go more smoothly on that rocky and less traveled path.

Galia Alena word of the year

I found Ease allusive to define. When I look at all the definitions for it they are all termed by what it isn't, not by what it is and I wanted to position it in the positive, not the negative (since I certainly don't want to invite the opposite in and as the universe can have a wicked sense of humour- be careful what you wish for and all that), so I've had to try to define it for myself:

CALM ✯ SERENITY ✯ OPPORTUNITY ✯ GRACE  ✯ FREEDOM ✯ ABUNDANCE FLOW ✯ GENTLE ✯ PROLIFIC ✯ FORTUNATE ✯ PROSPEROUS ✯ PURPOSE EXPRESSION ✯ FALLING INTO PLACE

Galia Alena word of the yearI'm thinking that the simple little mantra that will go with it is:

"With Ease and Grace everything falls beautifully into Place"

And so it is...

What is your word of the year?

Galia Alena word of the year altar

If you are wanting a little touchstone for your word of the year to sit on your altar, I am offering custom pieces here in my Etsy shop. Or if you are looking for a way to work with your word more deeply perhaps you might like to do an art journaling ritual with the word. Pop over here for my Journaling as Sacred Vessel ritual I did one year with Generosity (a free gift to you).