Grounded Growth in 2010

I hope you’ve had a wonderful start to the new year. I haven’t posted in awhile as I’ve been heads down with writing my manuscript and preparing for my upcoming Right-Brain Business Plan e-Course that I can’t wait to share soon. Despite moving into 2010 full-steam ahead, it’s still important to pause and set my intentions for the new year. Goddess Leonie’s 2010 Goddess Planner has been a fun way for me to dip into some creative visioning. If you haven’t checked out this fab resource yet, I highly recommend it (and I’m not saying it just cuz I get a commission!). It’s a colorful, jam-packed, inspirational, and uber-affordable guide that is well worth treating yourself to.

During a yoga class at the beginning of the month, my teacher invited us to set an intention for the new year. I already knew that I wanted growth to be a focal point in 2010 and a foundation for the new decade. But given the overwhelm and stress I had been feeling, I knew it couldn’t be about super-accelerated expansion. I sat on my yoga mat, closed my eyes, and breathed. As I reflected on Sean’s inquiry, the phrase “grounded growth” emerged clearly. It’s the perfect theme for what I want to create this year. I want to grow bigger in my business and in my personal life. And I want to do so in a way that is rooted, calming, and mindful.

Leonie’s medicine bag exercise encourages us to identify ways that we can take care of our goddess-self. I enjoyed jotting down all the comforts, support, and self-care activities I can lean into to make sure there is lots of grounding in my growth.

As the medicine bag reminds me, support and encouragement from friends is vital to my grounded growth. I love that my friend Britt Bravo sent me a thoughtful handmade gift the other week – a sparkly magnet with an inspiring message. And to top it off, the book club ladies snail mailed an envelope full of fortunes from a recent book club gathering that I missed. Leaning into friends, asking for help, and actively seeking support (like hiring a VA – yay!) have been immensely helpful as I find myself in venturing into new territory.

What’s your intention or theme for the new year? And what’s in your “medicine bag” to support you on your journey?

5 thoughts on “Grounded Growth in 2010”

  1. i LOVE this post =-) what a wonderful intention for 2010! it’s good to think of growth in a measured way; it doesn’t always have to be at “warp speed”!!

    i posted my words/intentions at my blog last week but here they are:
    Art-FULL Creativity and Eliminate

    i can’t say i have a ‘medicine bag’ but my coach Pete suggested a “toolkit” that i have been working on; funny you say “medicine bag” because it reminds me of the concept of the “ditty bag” – a bag of ‘magical’ items kept by shamans/healers for the work they do =-)

    can’t wait to hear about the e-course! hope it will be in the next newsletter

  2. Jennifer: Love your theme and post! My theme for 2010 is “Collaborate and Innovate,” but I don’t have a medicine bag. Thinking I need one! I did just create new affirmation cards, which are supporting me well so far.

  3. Interestingly I’ve come back to check on this blog now after quite a while…not realising you’ve not been posting but just thinking it was I who was away…as it took me quite a while to come out of my meditation cave back into the blogosphere…and there! You’ve been away too! Coincidentally I blogged also on the same day as you after quite some time figuring out what my New Year plans would be…

    I also had been overwhelmed by the New Year till then…and associate so much with that and your need to expand slowly….I think I’ve been associating a lot with the Owl City Fireflies song line…”I’d like to make myself believe that the world turns slowly” As really if you don’t and you take in the whole universe at once well it can be so awesome you can be off your centre as if hit by a great big tsunami! Or like a runaway cablecar careening through the galaxy dodging cosmic blasts!

    Your blog continues to be so ‘pretty’ and refreshing! ๐Ÿ™‚ Shiv works for centering me but the journal does look so neat and pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Om Namah Shivay! And thanks for the refreshing moments you provide for all in this space in the great big blogosphere! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. hmmm. my word and theme for the year….I’ve been thinking a lot about this (since the beginning of the month)? And I still don’t have an answer. I love your theme “grounded growth”, I love that is a complimentary contrast…like you need the grounding in order for the growth to happen. I think mine might be something that combines two opposites too…I just don’t know what it is yet…

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