yesterday's cards, and then forgot to write about, was needing the hope of the Star because I am still so full of fear. That, and the reminder to meditate, had me practising yoga while silently chanting Om Krim Kalikaye Namaha this morning, and then sitting to chant out loud. I also practised kegels while chanting, as one of my biggest fears right now is around the birth of my second child, due in 10 weeks time. However, I am not just going to hope that Kali will help slash through my fears, I am also going to be proactive and sort out birthing classes, a birth plan, and a hospital bag!
In amongst all this, I have also been working on an art-therapy-type project - my second go round with acrylics. I have Leonie Dawson's 2014 Create Your Amazing Year Workbook + Planner (that's an affiliate link for Arwen, who introduced me to these). I didn't go for the biz one this time, as my focus is less on work this year with number two due. Anyhow, one thing Leonie suggests is to come up with a word for the year. She also says you could create something to represent that word, as well as just writing it in the planner.
So, I thought about my word, and about what it represents to me, and how I would show that in colour, and you can see the result for yourself :) It took me four sessions to complete this, so I was very glad of my "stay-wet" palette. And I enjoyed creating it, even though it won't win any artistic prizes.
This year, I want to nurture myself, nurture my son and my new baby, nurture the projects that inspire me and my own creativity...