Monday, December 31, 2012

Word for 2013

Hot on the heels of the Butterfly post (well... hot for me... it's only been two weeks since my last post!)... my word for 2013 is... EMERGE

It fits.  I've been steadily plugging away for years... addressing myself and my belief systems... where they feed me and where they do not.  I've been accumulating knowledge of healing arts, herbalism, and deep listening.  I have applied them to myself over and over, learning something new each time.  In a way, I cocooned years ago and reorganized my academic mind into something open enough to embrace my intuition.  I allowed flow to happen when I'd only ever been taught to hold.  What was once taught to me as "the way it is" was disassembled, assessed, and either let go or replaced freshly cleaned up.  I dismantled so many webs of entanglement with my family, my culture, my Self... and now... now it's time to acknowledge the framework for living that really belong to ME... and to emerge from my cocoon.

I guess it's no small coincidence that I cocooned very consciously at 12-12-12 (though I didn't realize the link with a long history of cocooning at that time).  I don't really know what it will entail to EMERGE.  Although, last night I had a dream of what is coming.  All of a sudden I have a clearer sense of the butterfly I am going to be.  I don't know where she will fly... but I am getting my first glimpses of those wet wings unfurling.

from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary (parenthetical comments mine)

1.  To become manifest : become known
2.  To rise from or as if from an enveloping fluid : come out into view (like from a cocoon!)
3.  To rise from an obscure or inferior position or condition
4.  To come into being through evolution (oh YES!)

Well... it seems that this will be an interesting year.  I'm excited, and nervous... I mean... I don't know where this is going... what it means I will face this year... but I do know that it's going to be exactly right for me.


  1. AAAAAAH That is amazing - that is the word I was considering as well. It's been a toss up between 'change' and 'emerge'

    Lovely <3

    Visiting from Apothecary Circle.

    XO, Elisabeth

  2. Thanks for visiting Elisabeth! :) It's hard to imagine too many people choosing 'emerge' isn't it? Yes to change too... I guess it's a bit inherent in 'emerge'.