My lastest art journal page - "I AM WORTHY"
Inspired by the Heart Your Art Campaign
on my friend Melissa's blog, a magickal meliss
Isn't it wonderful how when you have an issue that you are working with, the Universe brings you lessons and tools and experiences to help you do the "work" ?
My friend Melissa has a project called the "Heart Your Art Campaign"going on for the month of February on her blog. It is a great undertaking, with her own writings about how to get to the point where you really love your art, and love yourself for that matter, as well as interviews with other artists and ways for you to join in the conversation.
Melissa asked me to do an interview for her project but I had to decline as I have just enough on my plate right now and I am really working on balancing my own needs and my need to please or get recognition from outside. I am playing along though and encouraging Meissa to just go for it and see where the whole thing takes her. What are friends for if not to support one another, right ? ;)
The first day of the project, Melissa had a post about feeling our own "worthyness", and how to get there. She spoke about the importance of healing the past, letting go of those gremlin voices that have become a part of us over our lives, the ones that yell "You are not good enough!" .
Wanting to participate with Melissa, I created the journal page above. But of course, life had a deeper lesson for me, and sent me the journal exercise as just one of the tools I would use to really examine my own feelings of self-worth and my enemy, self-doubt this week.
I even ended up having a good cry over a long ago childhood memory, possibly the one that started the whole lifelong feeling that I wasn't good enough. Another little chunk of that big hurt healed and let go of !
It just blows me away that whatever inspiration and vehicle you need to move forward and to try and better yourself is always provided for you if you are open-minded and open-hearted enough to look around you ! Oh and then to pick up those tools and try them out, of course ! I guess that is why they call it "doing the work".
Anyway, I am just so grateful for my friends, in Blogland and in the Real world, for all the inspiration and wonderful support that they provide ! My life is fuller and richer in more ways than I could ever count because of those dear connections.
(Take a look at my side bar to see some other wonderful projects that some of my friends are sharing ! Maybe the tools and the lessons that you need are right there for you too !)