A new year can bring about new declarations, clean slates, and simply a chance to start over. It’s a chance to calibrate and get back on track with pretty much everything in your life. However, there was one aspect of the new year I never had the chance to practice.

What’s your word?

I was looking through some posts in my Young Living group and someone asked the question: What is your word for 2017? “Your word? What does that mean?” As I continued reading, it’s more or less a word that describes the central theme for the year. It’s a word which serves as the focal point for that year.

What’s my word? Interesting.

After pondering over this for a few days, the word “Abundance” jumped out at me. I wrote it down and it jumped off the page. I typed it and it looked like a word I had never heard before. It resonated with me to my core, so much so that I had to make it my word.

But why “Abundance”?

The opposite of abundance is “scarcity” or “lack”. As I outlined in my year in 2016 post {you can read it here}, last year turned out to be a lonely one for me. Many days I felt like I was doing life completely alone. Many days as a mom I didn’t feel I had the tools or just didn’t know what I was doing. Even the home we live in felt lonely. This year, I’m declaring abundance in all areas of life. 2017 will provide me with more than enough!

“I am in alignment”

“It’s not what you have; it’s what you are”.
Abundance is not the money you have in your bank account, the trophies on your shelf, the letters after your name, the list of goals reached, the number of people you know, your perfect body, your adoring fans.

It is your connection to each breath, how sensitive you are to every flicker of sensation and emotion in the body. It is the delight with which you savour each unique moment, the joy with which you greet each new day. It is knowing yourself as presence, the power that creates and moves worlds. It is your open heart, how deeply moved you are by love every day, your willingness to embrace, to hold what needs to be held. It is the freshness of each morning unencumbered by memory or false hope.

It is the feeling of the afternoon breeze on your cheeks, the sun warming your face. It is meeting others in the field of honesty and vulnerability, connecting beyond the story, sharing what is alive. It is your rootedness in the present moment, knowing that you are always Home, no matter what happens, no matter what is gained or what is lost. It is touching life at the point of creation, never looking back, feeling the belly rise and fall, thanking each breath. It is falling to your knees in awe, laughing at the stories they tell, sinking more deeply into rest. It is simplicity. It is kindness. It is you, before every sunrise, fresh, open, ready… and awake.

What’s your word for 2017? Where do you see yourself? What are you speaking over your life this year?

Source: The Deeper Meaning of Abundance | Jeff Foster

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5 thoughts on “The Year of Abundance

  • I love this post! I think that its so important to speak the positivity into our lives. Afterall, what you think is who you are and is what manifests your life. This post definitely has my mind turning and thinking about what I want to speak into my life for 2017. Happy New Year and I hope that abundance is present in your life all year long.


    • LaTisha

      @Trecee Thank you so much for the kind words. Same goes for you! I am speaking positivity over you this year! Big things happening, sis! Big things!

  • I don't think there's anyone else who could rock a knickerbocker quite like you. And, while I'm a sucker for a posh shoe, I'm with you on the labels thing and really love your attitude. And, by the by, I am glad you and Krista didn't snap up my jumper in Ambleside cause I love it! It was the only chazza shop we made it into too – what are the chances!? x

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