I simply marvel at the story that life writes for us. It can be more captivating than any dime store novel, more heart breaking than the best Hallmark commercial, funnier than an extended bloopers reel. Sometimes it doesn’t feel so marvel-us, but if we step back just far enough and cock our head just right, we can often see magic before our very eyes.
My work the last several months has been thick with stories which play out in both my inner and outer life. Working as a life coach, creativity mentor, and massage therapist means my work can take on many shapes. Recently, I have been working with individuals who are re-storying their lives after news of life threatening illness. I didn’t go out looking for them per say didn’t place an ad inviting this theme, never even consciously put it out into the Universe, but they all came to me within a short period of time. When that happens, those big synchronicities, I look at them as gifts. (Gift is my word for the year….and boy, do they keep coming!)
The work varies. Sometimes I do something simple like offer a sip of water or listen. Other times, my work is more hands-on and more closely associated with my training in massage and life coaching. That would all be enough, that work….it would be fulfilling on its own. But as sometimes happens when we open our hearts to another, we heal something in ourselves. I like to think of myself as their Angel and them as my Angels. That is something to marvel over!
This week there has been plenty of Angel Work!
That has been reflected in my artwork, as well.
This is from the art journal I started at the Art Retreat I taught in Wisconsin during a class I took with Junelle Jacobsen. I have been playing with it the last several weeks.
Angels In My Studio
This deep healing work and the art that is coming from it also reflect one of the focuses I am going to take up this Summer as an instructor for Sheri Ponzi’s Angels in My Studio 2013. I am teaching a Spirit Doll Workshop where we will be creating mixed media dolls and getting in touch with our Creative Spirits!
Check back Monday for all the juicy details for a giveaway I am hosting for a spot in the class. Wouldn’t it be fun to spread our wings together!?