In 2011, I started a monthly tradition of picking a word of the month to focus on. I’m always looking for new projects as well as new ways to learn more about the world, see things differently and go deeper into my core. My word of the month project gives me a way to express myself on my blog, in journals, in the ways that I take photos and in every day situations..
MARCH WORD OF THE MONTH
When do you feel most alive? What turns you on? What burns you up? What lights your spark? What is it that lights the fire under your ass? Every day, my goal is to be fully alive. It’s why I immerse myself into a sensual relationship with the world. Everything is full of wonder. Everything can be made new. Magic is everywhere. All I want is more. More engagement. More joy. More love. More of that burning sensation inside of me when I know I’m directly touching my purpose and passion. So I create those opportunities everyday. And if something doesn’t feel right, I move closer to what feels like love. Because moving towards what I love ignites and inspires me. When I dance, I am alive. When I eat spicy food, I am alive. When I talk to my best friend, I am alive. When I have passionate sex, I am alive. When I play in the rain, I am alive. When I film someone’s story and find the magic in the little things, I am alive. Every day I want more of that. I want to constantly be ignited and inspired. I want to burn things up. Old ideas and dumb traditions and silly notions. I want to blaze trails where people are afraid to go. I want to slowly boil the energy of stillness and presence within me, so it unleashes a power beyond what I can imagine.
Every day ignite something!
These are partial definitions that resonate with me.
1. to set on fire; kindle
2. to heat intensely
3. to take fire; begin to burn
4. to set in motion
5. to begin to glow
6. to catch fire.
SPARK. FIRE. FLAME. EMBER. PASSION. GLOW. LUMINOSITY. SCORCH. SEAR. BURN. BLAZE. SPARKLE. INTENSITY. LIGHT. TORCH. RADIATE.
PROMPTS & REFLECTIONS
I’m on this quest to crack myself open. Maybe I’m hoping for a spiritual awakening or enlightenment or no answer at all. I know there’s something deep in me I have yet to touch. I’ve seen glimmers here and there. I want to deeply tap into the core of my being. In order to get closer to that place of power and vulnerability and truth and authenticity, I have to explore every bit of me and every bit of the world. I need to light sparks in dark places, even if its the corners of my mind. Therefore, I’m not going to be afraid. I’m going to throw myself into the unknown. I’m going to speak things into existence. I’m going to light myself on fire. When I photograph my client tomorrow, I’m going to find ways to ignite the moment so her radiance shines through. When I dance for our next High Heeled Hottie Night, I’m going to set the room on fire with my spiritually erotic movement. When I cook my next meal, I’m going to ignite a sensual love affair with my tongue and my belly and my fingers and the food. My plan is to set some things in motion. My goal is to light the world on fire.
My challenge for you.
Every day, IGNITE something. Set something on fire. Burn some old shit up. Spark a revolution. Blaze a trail. Radiate your divine light!
I have one thing that counts, and that is my heart; it burns in my soul, it aches in my flesh, and it ignites my nerves: that is my love for the people and Peron. ~ Evita Perón
Life is like a firework. You gotta ignite the fuse and make it beautiful. ~ Unknown
THE WORDS BEFORE
SLY’s 2013 WORDS OF THE MONTH
SLY’s 2012 WORDS OF THE MONTH