I have a dream…
In the end of 2018, I took a course by Susannah Conway about “finding your word” for the year, which is an alternative to listing down concrete “resolutions.” Finding my word was easy—I had a clear picture in my head of what I wanted to happen to me and who I wanted to become in the coming year.
I had so many goals and dreams to own the year. I planned to quit my job, start my tarot reading business, and travel to someplace new. I remember welcoming the New Year, eyes as bright as the fireworks that lit up the night sky, believing that this was the year that my life was going to change.
I manifested my wish to the heavens, surrounded by love, banishing all fear and doubt I had in my heart. Movement. Newness. Growth.
There was never a moment during that year when I didn’t work hard to achieve the goals I set in my mind—because, if not now, then when?
I have always been drawn to The Magician. I liked how he seemingly held all the power of the Minor Arcana—the Pentacles, the Wands, the Swords, and the Cups—that he was limitless, that he could create things out of nothing despite what everyone else thought and had fun doing it.
Secretly, I admired The Magician because he taught me nothing is impossible when you worked hard on making it real. And perhaps it’s this that gives my life purpose.
There’s no need to “strive” to become The Magician. You just simply be.
journaling and self-care prompt
What is your word for the rest of the year?
Think about the message of The Magician and find your word for the year, one that would encapsulate what you want to do and become for the next year (or months, if you’re thinking of short-term goals). Here’s an example of my word for 2019 and my top 3 goals that year!