The Inner Critic Wants Something...
A year ago I made a commitment to just show up each morning and paint before anything else. Why did I do that? It was an act of surrender. Surrender to the realization that painting, more than anything else I did, moved my energy and gave me a sense of freedom and joy.
Painting teaches me that everything in the painting experience is a metaphor for life. Each time I think I made a “mistake” it becomes an opportunity for something richer and more beautiful to emerge. One of the biggest gifts in the painting experience has been working with the ever-present inner critic.
The critic. Ugh. (I hear you). But it’s just a feature of being human. It can de-rail us or we can navigate, tame and work with it so it’s not in the driver seat.
My tip? Journaling what the critic is not wanting to happen for me, and what it does want for me, helps me to get beneath the surface.
One thing I learned years ago and believe strongly is that "no part of us is trying to sabotage us..." Many times I have found that my critic is just trying to keep me safe... Once I bring a sense of interested curiosity and presence, to listen to what it is wanting, and what it is not wanting, then I can dialogue with it. I can assure it that I hear it, so it can come along for the ride, but not be in the driver seat.
If you are hearing that inward call to align more with your own Wise Woman self ... have Her be more in the driver seat, I invite you into a Sacred Art Journey one-on-one experience.
Think you’re not an artist so this doesn’t apply to you? This workshop is designed for people with no painting experience and is a powerful opportunity to go beyond the inner critic and challenge your notions of what you think you are capable of creating!
News! My energy medicine practice has shifted to allow me to focus on what I love doing the most: supporting awakening women in embodying and igniting their sacred feminine spirit to give them more joy, personal freedom and empowerment.
My new offering combines the Sacred Art Journey workshop with energy medicine healing/coaching sessions offered over a 3 month moon cycle. I designed this work for women who are dropping old stories that have limited their personal power… and are igniting and expanding into freedom, joy and creative capacity to a whole new level.
If you are hearing Her ... If She is whispering at the edge of your awareness to do things differently... I invite you into this sacred soul work...