One of my New Year’s rituals is to draw an angel card that represents a theme for the year. My little bowl of angel cards was sitting on my desk, and the angel of Healing was face-up on top of the pile.
I dug deep into the bowl, letting the cards slide through my fingers. Just as I surfaced with a (face-down) card pinched between my thumb and forefinger, I watched as the Healing card–I swear of its own volition!–jumped from the bowl, cleared the rim, and landed face-up on my writing desk.
Well. I know better than to argue with the angels. I released the card in my fingers and it slipped back into the bowl, unread.
I wrote for about two hours on the topic of healing. There are so many layers and nuances. From the personal (a chronic illness that is completely manageable through lifestyle and nutrition, that I’ve lately been lax about; the healing that pottery, writing novellas and other creative pursuits offers me; a decades-ago relationship that has unexpectedly surfaced and is ripe for final rites of forgiveness and release) to the professional (my work as a healer; my visions, dreams and goals for my business in 2018) — healing, as it turns out, is an extraordinary choice for focus in this new year.
Praise to my assertive little angels!
What’s your theme word for 2018? Tell us in the comments!