Kay’s Journal: Healing

Here’s what I’m writing about in my journal this week!


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!



8 Responses to Kay’s Journal: Healing

  1. Linda Barnes January 3, 2018 at 4:45 pm #

    Sounds like you are back doing pottery again? I surely hope so. I know how much you love it. You’ve inspired me to get out my angel cards and set them close to hand. They never fail to bring useful guidance. And a very happy and prosperous new year to you and all who show up here.

    • Kay Adams January 8, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

      Yes, Linda, 2018 pottery starts tomorrow! Woot! I’m unclear what I’m called to do next….waiting for inspiration!

  2. Carol Roberts January 3, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

    First word that came to mind is forgiveness. So much of my life is about relationships and thus this need. By January 2 it was already an issue! So forgiveness.

    • Kay Adams January 8, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

      Forgiveness it is… a noble path.

  3. Elodia January 4, 2018 at 3:53 pm #

    I have two words to guide me this year: cleanse and simplify. These apply to my world and my spirit. Looking forward to the new year one day at a time.

    • Kay Adams January 8, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

      Elodia, I can so relate to cleanse and simplify! I’ll piggyback on your energy and maybe some of it will transfer.

  4. Marci Bowman January 15, 2018 at 8:18 am #

    I know I’m responding to this two weeks after your post, but I only just read it. I’m near the end of a 54-day Novena for healing. I prayed that God would guide me down the path to my best health (given my age and state in life), that God might guide me to the Virtues that would bolster my journey down that path, and that God might grant me the graces to act on those virtues. 2018 is, indeed, the year for healing.

    I read your ‘Snippets of Healing’ before this post, and I applaud your choices for healing, especially in the face of no forward progress. I will pray for your own perseverance and fortitude (two of the three virtues which I know God expects me to practice).

    • Kay Adams January 15, 2018 at 8:25 am #

      Marci, I am so moved by your story of focused prayer. And I so appreciate your prayers for perseverence and fortitude. They are returned. No worries about commenting late; we’re fluid! Thanks for sharing.

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