I am working on a series of new artworks called “Healing.” It is taking me to new places in not only my art technique and process, but inside of myself, especially in how I look at my thoughts. Funny how thoughts have a way of dictating our lives whether we know it or not. These mysterious, invisible things come and go into our mind sometimes with announcement and sometimes sneaking up on us, hiding in the shadows.
I decided I wasn’t happy with what I was thinking in the last week so I consciously chose to change my thoughts a few days ago- I noticed I was getting glum- probably a byproduct of the returning snow and dark skies- or maybe something else all together. I spoke to a few friends and returned to a favorite book, Louse Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life. I love this book. Louise herself changed her thoughts enough to heal herself from cancer. You don’t have to be a believer to read it though. In her prosperity section she provides some mantras as a replacement for those other thoughts we are familiar with… you know the ones I am talking about: “There’s not enough”, “I want money,”… you know the song. Anyways, she replaces them with positive affirmations about abundance and goodness.
So after my daughter went to bed I took it upon myself to practice a few of these new affirmations. That was two days ago. I must have repeated it about 10 times each day. So today my day began and the abundance already started rolling in. First, I had an amazing meeting with my BNI group (Business Networking International) which is the most positive group of entrepreneurs I have ever met. I felt abundance just radiating from the room during that hour and a half. After, I received the most amazing acupuncture treatment from the incredible Michelle Turley, who is responsible for me being able to drink milk again- I cannot recommend highly enough (Michelle, thank you!).
After, I visited my client, Jessica Hall from Bluebird Designs, to see her jewelry studio and workspace. After gazing at her jewelry masterpieces, she gave me a stunning necklace made from recycled metals with the word WOW stamped on it. So incredible! With my new bling bouncing around my neck, I picked up my daughter from daycare- she yelling “Mommy Mommy! I love you!” (heartwarming!). We returned home to the nicest notes pf praise from clients and friends who had received my newsletter earlier that morning. Later, I received a wonderful testimonial from an illustration client. After that, my husband made Indian food from scratch (the house smelled like heaven).
That was just one day! I felt compelled to write this all down as a note of inspiration (to you and myself!) and as a record of where the inspiration for my new painting are coming from when you start seeing artworks titled “Abundance” and “prosperity”. Thank you everyone!