Word and Intention for a New Year

“Why don’t we go for Heaven on Earth, just for the hell of it?” ~Swami Beyondananda


I love that quote, so much that it is my intention for 2014.  I don’t do resolutions, they never work out well…they just seem to be made to be broken.  Instead, I set intentions, as I’ve learned that intention is everything, and I choose one word for the upcoming year.  The quote is out of a book I’m currently reading, Spontaneous Evolution, by Bruce Lipton, PhD and Steve Bhaerman (AKA Swami Beyondananda).  I had the great pleasure of meeting Dr. Lipton at a gathering of shamans this past fall. He gave a morning-long talk that I think had to be the best presentation I’ve ever heard.  He is one brilliant scientist/teacher with a great big heart!

Heart.  It’s my word for 2014.  I want a life lived from the heart, not the head; to walk a path of beauty, with Compassion as my travel buddy.


 I wish you all a very happy New Year,
filled with heart and healing,
love and joy
and a path that has a heart.


I wish for you the courage it takes to bloom.


 “It’s time we put our energy into fruitfully re-growing the Garden
instead of fruitlessly scrapping over the scraps.”  ~Swami Beyondananda

What is your intention for the New Year?  What is your word?
I’d love to hear from you!  ~Barbara


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  • Kelly January 6, 2014, 2:48 am

    I love your gorgeous posts and how simple yet profound they are. You are such a powerful light being – much love, dear one, Kelly

  • Barbara Swift January 6, 2014, 5:09 pm

    Kelly, thank you for that! Sending much love right back to you. I feel like 2014 is really going to be something, in a very good way. Hope to see you in person this year!

  • jessica swift January 7, 2014, 3:51 am

    Love this, Barbara, and that quote is the greatest! 🙂
    My word (well, 2 words) for 2014 are: Inner Compass. You are definitely an inspiration to me for living from the heart. And wow, your photos are gorgeous! xoxo

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