Thursday, December 3, 2015

Journey to the Heart Lesson Two: What I Like About Me

"Begin where you are..work where you are...the hour which you are now wasting, dreaming of some far off success may be crowded with grand possibilities."  -Orison Swett Marden


I have so LOVED seeing all your art work this week with our first challenge!! Each of you has had a unique spin on the challenge and I am so inspired!!

More of the Story

As my life continued to get messier, the challenges bearing down hard on me...I withdrew not only from my family and friends but myself. I ceased seeing anything good in myself. Whatever Light I had...was gone.

In my last post I shared the following from Anasazi... 

"We who lose the light within have lost our way....Does YOUR Heart Walk FORWARD in the Light?"

I had lost my way. And friends let me tell you...as I am sure most of you have experienced or are in the midst of experiencing right now...once we lose our way...it's nearly impossible to see the Light...agreed?

Think back to a time sweet girls when your Soul felt Light. During those dark years I would go back to the moment my children were born...the day I married my sweet husband or Holiday memories from my childhood. I had to be reminded of what Light even looked like!

"As great as is the Light above us, greater by far is the Light within. The outward Light is but a reflection of the inner." -The Seven Paths


Today's Challenge

Grab a piece of paper and start listing 50 things you LOVE about YOU. 

Yes I said 50.

I know that may seem like too much. After all if you are right in the middle of darkness...it's so very hard to see the Light. But believe me as you start thinking about what you really LOVE about yourself and WRITE THEM DOWN...more will come. The longer your list goes...the more Light will be let in.

After you have your list (if you write down more than 50...use them, too!! You ROCK!!) take out your art journal and begin creating a page with your list. Here is my page...




In my typical fashion I had to use a girl that represents me...I chose a hippie girl from Woodstock:). Instead of journaling directly on the page I took 5 journal cards and randomly added my "Likes".




Some of the things on my list include...

My eyes
Optimistic
I admit when I 'm wrong
I love to decorate to make my home cozy
I give good hugs
Always choose JOY
My love of all things retro




“When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.” 
― Milan KunderaThe Unbearable Lightness of Being

2 comments:

  1. 50?! I can barely come up with 10 lol I've never loved myself, don't know how and that's one reason I'm excited about this project. If I can get to LIKE myself, that would be a huge accomplishment!

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  2. True, 50 sounds daunting! But even the things we love reflect self-love, whether it is love for others, love for nature, love for art. At least that is what I see in your page, Leslie, and that will help me find my heart of love.

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