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One Word isn’t enough

One Word isn’t enough

Tammy December 2, 2010 4 comments

Steampunk focal of recycles copper, charms, crystals and found objects. Sue Page glass beads with swarovski crystals on satin copper necklace. by Tammy Vitale. Mine. Not for sale. ;


Was reading Patti Digh’s blog post for the day and she’s participating in something called Reverb10 for December. Intuition perked up.  What’s this?  Another challenge?

After I finished Art Every Day Month, I thought:  wonderful!  Opened channels.  Awesome!  But time to go back to 3 times a week and make space for other things.  Read Rever 10 and thought:  writing is where I need to be right now, for whatever reason.  This is my spirit talking to me.  And signed up.

So brave readers, you’re going to be getting daily again (you had a one day break – did you miss me?!)

The first prompt asks for one word for the year and one for next.  I’ve been doing the “word for the year” thing for two or three years.  So this isn’t new and I’ve already been thinking about it, as indicated in my last post.

Follow this process with me.

So I was reading Patti’s post.  Her word is “sacred” and her post is amazing.  Brought me to tears.  Especially this line:  I stopped listening to people who were offering me formulas for success, listening instead to my own voice. This is sacred to me.

And my heart said:  Hell, yes!

So I am not going to use one word for the past year because it wasn’t a one word year.  This past year has been extraordinary by my own definition of “ordinary things done with persistance.”  I discovered that constant striving, filling every minute of my day with accountable return on my investment, making a million dollars, and listening to others before I listen to myself is not conducive to listening to my heart, following my gut and generally sashaying through life with self-assurance, playfullness and a bit of spice.

There will be no one word for next year either.  I am not static.  My word should not be.  Instead, I’ve decided on a word a month.  I may change that to a word a week, or even a daily word.  I may compile a stack of words from which to randomly choose each morning, like an angel card, so that the Universe can encourage me in one direction or another.   Maybe I’ll have an overarching word or set of words:  ordinary, conscious, imperfection, grace (that could be divided quarterly).

I don’t have to follow anyone’s rules.  Even my own.  This is the glorious beauty of our humanity.  Every single second, down to the nanosecond, we can decide and choose who we are.  It is okay to be inconsistant.  Congruous is a box.  I’m not having boxes this year.  Or labels.  Or definitions.  I’m blazing a path of my own.  I’m going to make a space for others to blaze paths of their own.  I’m going to write more than I originally thought because I’m writing a book or creating cards based on Wylde Women’s Wisdom.  Or both.

Note:  I am looking for other’s to share their art with me for that book – if you’re interested,
email me:  info@TammyVitale.com.  All pictures get your credit info on them and
I will be keeping everyone apprised of my progress here and on Facebook.

So let me start this new challenge by making my own rules.  One word isn’t enough.  It’s too small.  I am too big.  And I’m growing every day!

Wylde Women’s Wisdom

Intuition is not independent of any reasoning process.  In fact, psychologists believe that intuition is a rapid-fire, unconscious associating process – like a mental puzzle…I found that what silences our intuitive voice is our need for certainty.  When we start polling people,… we want assurances and folks with whom we can share the blame if things don’t pan out.


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    2009-10-19 15:07:50
    December 2, 2010

    So excited to have discovered your site! What a beautiful post about not fencing ourselves in! Lovely lovely lovely

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    Tammy Vitale
    December 2, 2010

    Thank you! How did you discover? always fun to know the pathways! I’m off tosee yours now

  • Joined:
    2009-10-19 15:07:50
    December 2, 2010

    So we both read Patti Digh´s post today, didn´t we? 😀
    Funny you saw my name as I checked and couldn´t find myself. Cool thing.
    I posted a bonus post to have everything in it´s place. Can´t have day 1 prompt on day 2.

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