Saying Good-bye, Saying Hello
A very wise man once told me that there is no such thing as not saying anything. He explained that even when we don’t talk, when we don’t say a single word, we are saying a lot. So in my silence during 2018, I didn’t mean to say, “Good-bye,” but in many ways, that is exactly what I was saying. Good-bye.
I stopped talking to you here, sweet Creativity Tribe. I pulled myself off some of my favorite social media platforms (for some, I still haven’t returned), pulled away from some of my local friends, and I dove deep into myself. I didn’t do this out of a sense of pain or as a way of escaping. I did it because my heart, at the end of 2018, was blown WIDE open, and I knew this was an opportunity to enter into myself to explore my HeartSpace with the lights turned on and the music of my spirit turned up high. Who can say no to THAT?!
Into the HeartSpace
The events that led up to the opening of my heart are for another visit… it’s a really beautiful story. What I do want to share is a peek into the journey of diving into my heart. Haha! Also, a really beautiful story.
In the first days of 2018, I realized I had to say yes to the heart journey. I began by tapping out of the regular rhythms of my life. I spent extra time with myself. I took time waking up. I played with my lingering dreams, stretched them out into daydreams later in the day. I payed attention to the energy that pulsed through me. I felt more alive. I brought myself to the page… my thoughts, the images that accompanied them, and the curiosities that danced around me…. I wrote them out, drew and painted. I EXPRESSED what was inside. And all of this led me to know myself in new ways.
What I Discovered
I could see strength and confidence I had not known for many years. I discovered how powerfully I was loved in this world… so much love!!! And I could see very clearly some of my deepest wounds and the atrophy of my lifeforce those wounds had produced. And then I decided to re-vitalize those places.
This brought me to my Body Wisdom Journey. For as long as I could remember, I had struggled with weight. My weight not only weighed down my body, it also weighed down my dreams. My lifework suffered because I struggled to move. My hip has been a source of pain for the last several years. It has held me back from sharing myself, my art, and my ideas. But that changed after I began my Body Wisdom Journey.
In July of this last year, I discovered an eating plan that really worked for me. I began working with a coach and my body loved me for it. That was a gamechanger. It meant that I could do more. And it meant I could dream bigger.
That brings me to the whole reason I am writing to you here again. I am ready. I am…
Saying Hello, Creativity Tribe….
I am looking forward to 2019 with the same passion I looked forward to diving into my heart at the beginning of 2018. I am looking forward to this because it means I can share the lessons, wisdom, and beauty I found inside there. I have more projects than ever planned for Creativity Tribe. Some will be in-person, but many are opportunities for us to connect on-line so that Creativity Tribe is without bounds. #CreativityTribeWorldwide!