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Art Journaling – Week 17 and 18

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This has been a crazy couple of weeks for me.

I just finished up the creativity coach training this past weekend and now I am officially “Creatively Fit!”  It was an adventure for sure, I learned so much artistically but more importantly I learned much about myself and where I am at right now and where I would like go. Creativity is a powerful tool, when used it can harness energy and potential that is already there but needs space to reveal itself to you.  I will talk more about the training later, but watch for updates to this site and classes that I will be offering.

Words are powerful!  I learned this truth yet again.  You know when you know something but it takes a background spot in your brain, well this was brought to the forefront for me once again.  Words have the power to tear down or to build up, they create an energy that can change the atmosphere and affect those around.  God spoke the world into existence, by His words He created!   If you speak positive words with a joyful heart, others will catch that energy and same for the opposite negative, critical words, spoken in judgement, others catch that too!  It is a choice to make, of who you want to be in the world, and what you want to create for yourself.

The old saying “watch what you say, it might just happen!”  There is truth to that, positive and negative.  To speak out things like “I’m not creative,” or “I can’t do that” creates an energy that your brain hears, and in turn believes it and therefore doesn’t go after it.  To speak positive words like “I am the artist of my life” tells your brain that message and your brain will go after that, believing it to be true.  Simple science says that all things have energy, so we need to be mindful of the energy we create and pass on to others.

Below is a picture I created of a maṇḍala.  A maṇḍala is an ancient symbol of life.  In creating one, it promotes a spiritual stillness, a centering.  While creating this one, starting from the center and working my way out to the outside circle, I found it very meditative.  focusing on what is at the center and all that is involved for that center to exist, creates this beautiful picture.  The circle is the universal symbol of unity.  Within this circle is my center focus, all things that create that, all wrapped inside a circle bringing unity to that focus.  Beautiful!

Give it a try.  Draw a large circle on any kind of paper and place a dot in the center of the circle.  Then start making any kind of shapes or lines from the center dot, outwards.  Have fun and happy creating.

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