The Sacred Art of Showing up...

I had been dragging my feet with my LifeBook lesson because I felt overwhelmed about my commitments.  I am not sure how it happened exactly but I ended up with two lessons due on the same date for two different platforms.  I have been fearful that I could actually come up with teaching ideas for either lessons and it completely sent me in a state of procrastination.

I know that sounds strange but I've been in a weird and different space this year.  But like with all things that feel overwhelming, all that was required was to actually just start.

 TheStudyofSelf - 16"x16" Stretched Canvas - Black gesso and Titanium Buff and brown Stabilo pencil.

TheStudyofSelf - 16"x16" Stretched Canvas - Black gesso and Titanium Buff and brown Stabilo pencil.

Day one, I put my canvas down.  Day two, I drew up and day three, I did my undertones and that was enough to give me the momentum I needed to start.  I worked steadily everyday after work and I managed to film my lesson and I have to say, I loved the journey.  I loved that I had a theme before I started and I loved the introspection work that went along with this piece.  Working mindfully helped me think deeply and helped me find my way.

To me there is still a sacred quietness that comes out of the act of showing up everyday in spite of where my heart is at.  Sometimes I forget that.  When I have a week like this, I'm reminded that there is so much growth that happens in this place of daily work.  I am encouraged.

 
Small actions lead us to the larger movements in our creative lives...
— Julia Cameron