2019: PURE, LOVE, INNOVATES
Every new year some words choose me, like a fortune cookie cracking in on the year ahead.
This year’s ensemble showed up during free writing in this morning’s meditation.
PURE. LOVE. INNOVATES.
In 2018 I turned my creativity into fireworks. I deepened friendships, and met some incredible humans who I know will be in my life forever. I had a funeral for many fears. Set up a sacred temple in my mind, renovated my body, ramped up my ambitions and at the same time, simplified my concept of success. (More on that metaphysical kung fu another time.) And that’s just the trailer...
I have many reasons to believe in myself. Even more reasons to believe in the genius and healing capacities of my amazing network and surrounding people. But- (here’s the major thing I learned this year) I inevitably, predictably even, long for more. Always have. Always will. Want. More.
So ‘more’ in 2019 will require:
PURE. LOVE . INNOVATES.
free from anything of an inferior, or contaminating kind;
free from extraneous matter:
unmodified by an admixture;
free from blemishes: pure skin.
abstract or theoretical
absolute; utter; sheer:
to sing for pure joy.
being that and nothing else.
clean, spotless, or unsullied:
untainted with evil; innocent:
pure in heart.
ceremonially or ritually clean.
free of or without guilt;
independent of sense or experience:
“L-o-v-e” is so overdone, used, abused, misused.
This year it occurred to me that Joni Mitchell and I might have just about everything in common besides our citizenship: “I’ve looked at love from both sides now / from give and take, and still somehow / it’s love’s illusions I recall / I really don’t know love at all.”
I want to know it and give it.
I want to be loving in every way possible.
give birth to,
I’m Still Becoming, McCall!