What One Word Will You Imagine Into Existence In 2013?

by Wendy Down on December 10, 2012

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Genius is simply a matter of focussing.   Law of attraction provides the rest.  Abraham.

This sentiment explains why, every December, I thoughtfully choose a focus, a ‘One-Word Theme’, for the upcoming year.

It’s also the reason my newest hero is capable of something that reason tells us should be impossible.

Last week in New York City I met with metaphysician, Joseph Pierce (JP) Farrell, author and human phenomenon.  (That’s him at work, in the photo, above.)

After 10+ years spent honing a divinely-initiated ability (described in his book), JP focusses his attention directly into human flesh, reshaping bodies into beautiful art.

Literally, a person walks into his New York City clinic looking one way … and leaves visibly different.

JP’s only tool is his imagination, focussed unwaveringly on a pleasing inner image until the flesh in front of him closely matches that image.

The photos of the 51-year-old woman (right) are an example. Compare the before-and-after for differences in skin tone and texture, nose shape, cheek bone structure and symmetry of the lower face.   (See it?)

Last week, in JP’s office I flipped through a ‘binder full of women’ (thanks for the phrase, Mitt Romney).  Men too.  Each before-and-after was evidence that our consciousness has the ability to alter the physical world through focus.

(Side note:  beyond the physical restructuring, I was struck by how the eyes of each person shone with so much more life and presence in the ‘after’ photos.  Except here… what with her eyes closed and all.)

But JP isn’t heroic because he’s the Michelangelo of human flesh and bone.

He’s heroic because of what it’s taken for him to become that.

There’s no question JP was hand-delivered a unusual gift.    But that gift was given in seed-form.   JP himself is responsible for having taken that gift and nurtured it to become what it is now.   He studied it.    Refined it.   And has built a practice, and his life, around it.

The ‘gift’ didn’t rent itself some office space.  It didn’t invite hopeful/fearful patients inside, or struggle to find words to describe what might happen.  Or why.

JP did that.

The ‘gift’ didn’t puzzle its way through years of trial and error, ups and downs, thrills and disappointments.     But JP, the human being, did.

The ‘gift’ didn’t face unnerving emotional reactions from others.   Like having a man stare, slack-jawed, before running from the room in shock and fear.

JP sits down in front of strangers.   Imagines until what he sees becomes visible to all.   Then weathers every type of response.   Has for 10+ years now.

Being the first person to unleash our latent ability to manifest the miraculous in this way may be a gift.

But being willing to do it?     In the world we live in?

That’s courage.     

And courage is what I admire about JP.

Courage is also exactly what you and I have the opportunity to demonstrate this year too.

Courage to water the seeds we each possess and to shape our lives in magical ways.    Even if doing so is risky, unfamiliar or even unacceptable.

Your dream, your gift, doesn’t have the ability to bring itself into existence.    Like JP, it requires you to do that.

And choosing a One-Word Theme will help.

Any word you choose will work.   I’ve heard broad One-Word Themes like ‘Peace’, ‘Fun’ and ‘Freedom’.    Ditto specific words like ‘$50,000’ and ‘Garden’.

The only thing that makes a word right is that it captures your imagination and excites you.

A One-Word Theme, chosen carefully,  brought to mind regularly,  and acted upon courageously will shape your life into a pleasing new form before your very eyes.    It will sculpt your life into art.  

I was planning to reveal my own One-Word Theme today.  One that was going to steer my life in a completely new and unexpected direction.

A month ago, I was absolutely sure my theme for 2013 would be ‘Friendship’.

As backstory, most of us find our closest friends in our 20’s then move locations or drift away over time.  After our 20’s, we don’t consciously replace those kindred spirits deliberately.  (Did anyone teach you how to ‘date’ for new friends as an adult?  I didn’t think so…)     The #1 private message I receive by email is, “Thanks for what you do.  There’s no one else I can talk to about this stuff”.   If you were to spend the next year filling the gaps in your friendship circle, how much fuller would your life be?    I rest my case.   Friendship is a mighty fine One-Word Theme.)

But this morning, as compelling as the theme of Friendship is, I start to waver, and wondered, “What if I devoted 2013 to the theme Jaw-Dropping Results instead?”   (2 words, not one, I know.)    If I spent hours unleashing my own latent capacity to transform the flesh of real people here in my office for an entire year, what results would I be seeing 12 months from now?   Malcolm Gladwell suggests 10,000 hours is is required for mastery… is this what I want to master this year?

Whichever word I choose, God, please may it require more visits to New York City.  I’m smitten with that city, including landmarks like the Guggenheim Museum, which I visited, above, last week.


When you’re ready, click here for my next post.  It offers simple instructions for honing in on your One-Word Theme for 2013.

PS.  JP and I talked about making specific plans to help others unleash their capacities this year too so stay tuned for that news. (yay!)

And PPS.  if you already have your One-Word Theme for 2013, (keener…), leave it below as a comment, including why your word is so right for you this year.

PPPS. There’s no recording here today because I’m not making any new ones this month.  If you’re craving one, scroll through the Future of Aging series we just completed and find a favorite.   I promise there will be something in it you missed before…

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Toni Delgado December 28, 2012 at 5:58 am

Hello dear Wendy and All!
I have waited until my word chose me. My word for 2013 is ACCEPTANCE. I have many times long ago been intolerant with the thought of “I can’t stand that!”…recognizing it is a well learned pattern, I would like to be in acceptance of my every now moment, appreciating whatever is being revealed to me about me and the greater plan. And more than that, I desire to be in full Acceptance of my True Divine Nature, to profoundly deepen the connections I have to Source Energy…to the Field of All Possibilities…to The Womb of Creation. I truly believe that what JP is doing, we are also capable of being. It is an awesome time to be alive!

I loved hearing from so many of you. Goddess bless you.

Young T.

Wendy Down December 28, 2012 at 12:51 pm

so beautiful, Young T…

Elke December 28, 2012 at 4:26 am

Did you have a session with JP yourself too, Wendy? And created before/after pix maybe?

“KUNTERBUNT is the word….

Wendy Down December 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Elke, I’m wishing I could speak German so I could understand ‘Kunterbunt’! No, JP didn’t work on me but maybe one day…

Elke December 30, 2012 at 1:44 am

COLORFUL MIX – taking in all colors

Carly Anderson December 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I CREATE. That is already inspiring me to create my new offerings for 2013. Thank you Wendy. x

Wendy Down December 28, 2012 at 12:56 pm

That’s the great thing about having just one word, isn’t it Carly? So straightforward that action can’t help but follow.

Pat Jessen December 20, 2012 at 1:58 am

Dear Wendy,

Thank you for providing thoughtful and exciting information and magical opportunities. I am going to try the one-word theme. The word that keeps coming up in my mind is “happy”, so it must be my theme. The things I want to experience and accomplish start from the space of being happy.

Best wishes for a HAPPY holiday season, and thanks again.

Wendy Down December 28, 2012 at 12:55 pm

A year of being happy will be life-changing. I’d love to hear, at the end, where it takes you, Pat.

Nicole Martel December 19, 2012 at 4:56 am

THRIVE 🙂 …. I AM awake and thriving on all levels…
Thank you, Wendy for all that you share… You are a “jaw-dropping” inspiration and gift ~

Wendy Down December 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Thank you Nicole. Thrive is a great theme too!

Grace December 14, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Thank you x0

Angelo Labrou December 14, 2012 at 8:25 pm

By the time I finished the title, I had my own word in BOLD letters right in front of my eyes! The power of questions I guess 🙂
BTW for those who loved JP’s story, you might want to watch Greg Braden’s presentation on youtube about healing cancer in 3 minute on a medicineless clinic in China through… (drum-roll) consciousness!

Wendy Down December 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Indeed, Angelo!

Renee Hawkins December 14, 2012 at 4:07 am

Oh my Goodness Wendy, thank you thank you thankyou. Thank you for showing up, thank you for sharing and thank you for your courage and adventerous spirit.
I don’t often comment anywhere, I hang out it the backdrop, receiving and sending the love. But today’s post has really hit home on many many levels. So I think my word for 2013 is “Courage”, or ‘Jump”.
I am jumping out of my skin right now thinking of what you and JP might be cooking up. I am in Australia and many times this year I have thought that I would love to learn or coach directly with you. So I am very excited to see what’s in store for 2013 xxxx Have a wonderful and miraculous Christmas.

Wendy Down December 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I’m excited for you, Renee. And thanks for having the courage to jump immediately into your 2013 Theme by sharing your enthusiasm here…

Donger December 12, 2012 at 5:37 am

I am very glad to have read this post today.
As a fellow consciousness creator who has been “attempting” to consciously create my physical image for past decade without much success, I’ve come to realize today that it’s because I never went all in with it. I have been just fumbling around, never quite committing myself to anything.
What you wrote about JP resonated with me in that despite the fact that he was given the gift, he had to do the work to. Being presented with the gift didn’t automatically make everything happen without him lifting a finger.
I believe it is time for me to get my grind on.

With much appreciation

Wendy Down December 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm

You have hit the nail on the head, Donger. Commitment and perseverance, that’s the key.

Brian December 12, 2012 at 5:30 am

My word is Healer…says it all.

Wendy Down December 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Yes, you are Brian…

Brenda December 12, 2012 at 1:01 am

I’ve loved the help that you graciously gave to anyone who was ready to sign on and I thank you. You truly are an inspiration for all! My word is believe. I want to believe in miracles, and believe that I or anyone with courage and heart can accomplish this.

Wendy Down December 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm

And Brenda, you’ll have endless opportunities every day to learn the intricacies of what it means to believe too. Very exciting!

Lynda B December 12, 2012 at 12:31 am

Hi everyone, my one word is Blessing. I will give a silent blessing to everyone I come in contact with , in thought or form:)

Linda December 11, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I did this last year with Wendy, and my word was Oneness (I would love to know how Wendy’s turned out!). It has been an amazing year of slipping in and out of Oneness with everything….a pencil, a plant, my dogs, another person, the entire Universe! I now have a certainty and Knowing that Everything is My Energy In Form, from my Self, as a Viewpoint of Source (expressing as and through me in my version of 3d). And in giving thought to 2013 (I had a feeling we’d be doing this, Wendy!!) I have chosen the word “Miraculousity” (rhymes with velocity)! How can I notice the miraculousity in every moment and breath? Like last summer in the garden, how many things am I already Be-ing, that ARE miraculous (like “sensing” the hidden tomatoes). Eager to spend 2013 being the unfoldment of it! And a big YES from me, for your partnering with JP, Wendy, it feels like its time, and I would be honored to participate!

Wendy Down December 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Fabulous, Linda. Miraculosity – it’s even fun to say… Like you, I’m very happy with where my word, “Give” took me this past year.

Your devotion to continually practicing and applying what you are discovering – and writing about it for others – makes you an excellent candidate, Linda. (Do you have a savings jar or bank account started in case your education in miraculousity requires travel costs? 🙂

Carl Davis December 11, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Hi Everyone,

Haven’t talked much, but I’ve been right here and very busy. My new life has given me the word ‘Trust’ to begin living this year. I believe it is an integral part of unconditional love.

Love, Peace, and Gratitude,

Wendy Down December 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I’m with you on that, Carl. Good to know you’re silently right here…

Christine Bennett December 11, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I agree with the others, you “feel” energized Wendy, and that makes me feel good as well.
NY City is a great city, and reading JP comments in his FB posts is encouraging and exciting. I love it when he says that we all have this gift, there is no prima donna behaviour there.
My word for the New Year is JOY, if I feel joyful , I’m in my Right Brain, and I KNOW that is where the Miracles reside, so JOY is my word . When I work with my clients I feel JOY, when I play with children and animals I feel JOY. When I take photos I feel JOY. I plan to hang out there a lot. 🙂

Wishing you all a wonderful Holiday Season, and a Fantastic Joyful New Year !!

Wendy Down December 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Love it, Christine. Joy is the experience I’m always ultimately after too. And as you know, when practiced, you can find it in every situation.

Leann Parker December 11, 2012 at 7:14 pm

OH Wendy. Having JP share with us would be a dream fulfilled. You had me a HELLO on that one. Sign me up! Waiting…………………

I love who you are and what you do for, and with us.

Wendy Down December 11, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Thanks, Leann. Dreams do come true…

Colleen Moore December 11, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Ironically, just today I came up with a theme for 2013 – “Let Go, Let God”. It feels right – total surrender to Spirit verse living under the tyranny of ego. After I came up with the phrase I questioned myself -is this really the word/phrase I want to work with for a year??? So I am sitting in openmindedness waiting for clarity. Thank you Wendy for being such a continued path blazer for all of us fans. 🙂

Wendy Down December 11, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Love it, Colleen. I’m waiting for clarity too…

barb glover December 11, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I can FEEL how this has enlivened you, Wendy!

Wendy Down December 11, 2012 at 7:20 pm

You know it, Barb!