"You had better live your best and act
your best and think your best today;
for today is the sure preparation for
tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow."-Harriet Marineau
January 11th couldn't come quick enough...I was soooo excited to get started on Soul Restoration! I was like a child at Christmas!! The wait was long but oh so worth it. That first day, I carefully gathered all my supplies, made myself a cup of herbal tea and locked myself in our home office. The day had finally arrived!
There I was, blank journal, a bag of pens and markers ready to write everything down. I was so eager to learn!! Here is what I wrote moments before the class began....
"What a very special day it is! The first day of the rest of my life:) Soooo ready for this. Let the restoring commence!"
Here is what I created that first day...my Soul House....this means so much to me...
|I had never heard of a Soul House before...it made so much sense and allowed me to look at myself and the people I let in my "house" differently.|
Here's my Truthteller delivering my very own Truths...
I use my Truthteller many times a day...especially when I'm anxious and upset. He never lets me down;)
After that first week my soul was soooo happy...just humming along, all ready to go and be restored. I couldn't believe what I had learned in just a few days. How could I have known that "Soul Restoration" meant so much more than paint and glue and glitter?
My very favorite part of the class was our Art Journal. Oh what joy painting and Mod Podging and writing give me when I need perspective in my life, when I need some quiet time and when I want to just have a bit of fun!
|One of my favorite pages just waiting for me to write in one of these days.|
|That girl captures how Soul Restoration made me feel!|
"Having spent the better part of my
life trying either to relive the past or
experience the future before it
arrives, I have come to believe that
in between these two extremes ispeace." -Anon.
my parents fought all the time and some of my choices in college were less than stellar. Honestly I didn't want to go down that road again. But there was Melody gently reminding us..."Be kind and gentle with yourself...we are just human...NO SHAME...NO BLAME." Her words meant so much to me and helped me begin.
The process was exhilirating.
|One of the most difficult times in my life.|
|I was just a little girl but so very scared and lonely.|
|I made it through the icky stuff. Life is GRAND!|
|This is life now...pretty amazing:)|
"Soul Restoration" made me realize that I am strong.
I am brave.
I can do anything.
And I am doing so much since the class ended. My true passion in life is writing. My soul fills up with words that must come out...that must be shared. Since the class I have learned that when you put words and art together...that's when the magic happens. That's when my soul really sings. It's when I'm happiest.
I am taking that fire that's in me and sharing it with my blog readers, my friends and very soon I will be teaching Art Journaling and Collage classes in my town. I'm even flexing my courage muscles and writing my very first e-course!!
Melody Ross and her sister Kathy are two Brave and Remarkable women. I am so grateful for their honesty, for their love and for their committment to sharing with women all over the world.
To sign up for this life-changing class you can go here.
"Follow your bliss. Find where it is
and don't be afraid to follow it."-Joseph Campbell
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