Happy and I had a “I am sad” party last night.
I had my own sadness…
mostly about some big hurts from a relationship with a friend.
I am sure, too, that I was picking up on the sadness of the mass consciousness,
with the chaos in the world and remembering the losses of 9/11.
Whatever the cause, I was drawn to spending time just feeling those feelings of sadness and loss, rather than running from them or numbing them with some unhealthy balm like Moose Track ice cream.
I put on the mellow tunes,
lit a candle,
and immersed myself in the creative flow of an art journal page.
Hidden behind some of the collage papers on this page are some venting words,
getting the hurt out of my heart in a way that doesn’t hurt anyone else but that helps heal it in me.
Art Journal Page – “I am fine.”, 9/10/13
Creating this page was cathartic.
And I think it is beautiful.
I am proud of myself for actually feeling it all.
And I am grateful to know these creative, healing tools to help me along the journey.
Today, I have the energy to hold myself, and my world in the light…
just as my brilliant friend, Terri St.Cloud of Bone Sigh Arts, and so many other brave and shiny hearts I know are doing.
Light and love, Beautiful Ones.
We are all in this together.