My word for 2016, open, came to me easily this year and it grew out of my word for 2015, love. I have an altered card deck that I made which has words that hold meaning for me and this year I chose a card from that deck.
The word open holds a lot of deep and heartfelt meaning for me. It is a very versatile word and it can be used in a variety of connotations. Here are a few thoughts that this word brings to mind.
Open your hands if you want to be held. ~Rumi
Open the door to new opportunities and change.
Open your heart to love.
Open the window to creativity and vision.
Open yourself to healing and forgiveness.
Be open with yourself; know who you are.
Open your mind to new ideas.
Let others open doors for you.
The words I chose over the past 6 years happen to be in that altered card deck but most of the previous words pre-date the card deck and were not chosen that way.
The previous words chosen in order were 2015: love, 2014: trust, 2013: grow, 2012: be, 2011: focus, and 2010: create. There is a blog post for the word grow here. There is a blog post for the word be here. And there is a blog post for the word focus here.