It s time to think of three words for 2018 for me.  By the time it was to pick 2018 three words I have become an old pro at it.   Trusting that Spirit will guide me where I need to be.

Today, I want to share how picking three words has changed me and hopefully inspire someone to take it on for themselves.    Let me review past words that I have chosen.  Each year they just appear or come together naturally.    If this is the first time you pick words and you think hey this is a great idea, go with the first three words that pop into your head.   That is what I did in 2015 and I have no regrets on that selection.    The trick here is to not over think it.

For 2017 the words were Forgiveness, Trust and Love.

Each year there is one word that I struggle with.  It is not until somewhere in the process that I understand why.   My word that I had the greatest difficulty with this year has been forgiveness.   Trust and love were easy words, they were necessary for me to give into to the forgiveness.   This wasn’t a BIG forgive, it was the thousands of little ones all that happened along the way.   Forgive someone that cut me off in the grocery store, forgive myself for making a mistake or forgive my father for the failure of being who I needed.  Forgive others for not being where I am.

The latest take away for me was that forgiveness in all instances was not for the other person, but had everything to do with my own peace about a situation.   It came easier for me perhaps because the words in years prior had taught me important lessons.

2016 Patience, Steadfast, Genuine

Patience was the word that I struggled the most with.   The first half of the year someone couldn’t say the word to me without tears involved for me.   Even when the word was being used for someone else.   Steadfast and Genuine were words that were necessary in the process for me to ultimately find grace and understanding in my pursuit of patience.

This was a lesson that today I am so grateful for.   Everything happens in its own time.  There is no use getting upset that is isn’t happening on my time.   That it was ok to have genuine feelings and you just and to work through them until what you desire happens.

2015 Fearless, Persistence, Compassion 

Fearless was my struggle, that was the year I was afraid of everything. The year I became fearless.   It was the year I changed everything.   The starting point of this blog which then morphed into my first book.   It was where I declared I was a Medium.   The first year I did this exercise changed everything for me.  Like other years it became about a single word while the other words helped me achieve the lesson I needed to learn.

2018 Three Word Challenge to you!

My own 2018 three words were immediate as I was rolling through the categories on my blog to click on them for this post they became evident:    Connection, Joy & Gratitude.   As I write this post I think I know what word will be my struggle, part of why I chose it.   But as I have learned, Spirit always has a plan and I trust in the plan.

Now that you know my experiences, I challenge you to pick your first three words and see how they change your world.

Rev. Colleen Irwin
Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.
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