Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone who happens by 
a very Healthy, Happy and Artful New Year!

Just putting these out to the ether for this New Year:
Word for the year: OPEN
Core Desired Feelings (CDFs): unencumbered, aligned, vibrant, connected, mindful.
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I want to repost a poem that Michelle read in our New Year's yoga workshop last year that still speaks to me:

For a New Beginning
by John O’Donohue

In out of the way places of the heart
Where your thoughts never think to wander
This beginning has been quietly forming
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.

For a long time it has watched your desire
Feeling the emptiness grow inside you
Noticing how you willed yourself on
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.

It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the grey promises that sameness whispered
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent
Wondered would you always live like this.

Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream
A path of plenitude opening before you.

Though your destination is not clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is one with your life’s desire.

Awaken your spirit to adventure
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.


  1. Lovely poem -- and happy new year to you -- wishing you a good 2015 that is filled with art and mail art and good friends food & fun! Hope to meet you this year.

    1. Thanks Pamela! Hope your year is filled to the brim with great mail art! We will get together soon I hope!

  2. Happy New Year to you too! I totally second the happy, healthy and artful new year!

    1. Thanks Leslie! Looking forward to an arty new year... let's play soon!

  3. Love the poem Ronda! May your 2015 be filled with wonderful things!

  4. I really like this poem. It speaks to me too.
    My word for this year is Focus. I want to be more mindful.


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