“Tomorrow, I am going to paint,” I told myself a couple of days ago. “For me,” I added. I’d been, what I call Doodle Journaling, all along, but sometimes you just gotta scratch that Painting Jones.
And I needed to explore something. I needed a little Intentional Creativity. I needed to reclaim me.
This past year, I was in learning mode…getting certified, listening, learning and surrendering to another’s sphere of influence. I needed this total surrender so I could make it my own, total immersion means total absorbsion.
But that finished a month ago and if I’m to develop my own sphere of influence, I need to start at the source…me.
‘There was another reason why I needed to paint…I’m very much the empath and the political climate has been chipping away at me. All that anger and fear. Greed. Doesn’t matter from which party it was coming…it was just there in the air and I was absorbing all that as well (Being in absorbing mode and all.)
I started to pay attention to what thoughts were spinning around in my mind. Many did not belong to me. My basic nature is not angry, fearful or greedy.
I’m happy. I’m joyful. I find fun. I make fun. I am not unrealistic, but I prefer to enjoy life. I prefer to solve problems and face fears and not lash out in anger if I’m challenged.
An otter came to me in a dream the night before I painted. He was so insistent, so larger than life in my dream, that I looked up Otter in Ted Andrews’ book Animal Speak.
The keynote for Otter is ” joy, playfulness and sharing.”
There we go….to reclaim me, it’s time to bring some Otter medicine into my life–open up to The Way Of The Otter. So we begin with paint…
Have a great week, peeps! And a very Merry Whatever-You-Enjoy-Celebrating. If it were me, I’d pick them all…more to celebrate that way. Right now, I’m looking forward to what Santa is bringing…