The Final Cut
The gift, simple as it may seem, was the value of taking imperfect action.
This is my 4th Soul Art Journey and a gift I give to myself. I love the process Laura takes us through as each time I get clarity. This time I think it is big!
It was fun and I was in the flow from the time I started with my preparation. The night before I decided that this year I was going to use some of my chakra and rainbow paintings and some stitching. I got prepared, put everything into a basket, gathered the painting and set up in the garden in the sun. Luckily it was not windy.
I then started on the Soul Art Day Guided Journey which involves:
- Setting my intention,
- Creative Expression
- Spirit Action
As I worked through the intention section, the transformation that I desired was Financial Freedom and my Soul Art Intention was:
I am open to receiving guidance on creating financial freedom
Then it was time to bodymap and this year I was guided to map my feet and hands so I chose rainbow paintings and two pages from my book Emergings: A meditation on the emotions of change.
Next came Creative Expression, which I nearly skipped:) what was wonderful about this was the 2 minute story, that had to include the 5 bolded words .
The Color of nature inspires me daily, gives me time to reflect and wonder at the choice I have in my life. Each color has it’s own individual character and brings joy. The colors of our chakras bring passion to my heart.
This stream of consciousness story really guided my work.
This delighted me, given that had chosen a range of my rainbow and chakra paintings to work with. Having chosen one of my FREEDOM (see above) and one of my ABUNDANCE paintings to be the background.
I had kept it very simple, I cut out the feet and hands and arranged them, the heart in the centre was Heart Whisper 115 that I accidental printed out after I scanned it in. Synchronicity. I asked for clarity and guidance from my soul and I got it. I decided to rearrange the pieces and left them to be pasted in the morning.
Here come the gift!
I set up again outside this morning and rearranged the pieces and then I thought it needed something added! So I spent 30 minutes or so making a flower from the rainbow offcuts.
and attached it. Ah that’s it, complete I thought.
Back to step 4 of the journey: INSIGHT
I wrote about how the work had flowed, was freeing, colorful, joyful and clarifying. It was fun.
The first insight I got was keep it simple and as I looked at the completed piece I knew that the flower need to be removed and a circle of completion added. I removed the flower and cut it into a circle.
The light bulb went on! This is what I do in my life and why I have so many uncompleted projects! I allow myself either to get distracted and walk down a new path or I add another element that slows down getting the task at hand finished.
Then there’s the it’s not……..good enough so the perfection streak drops in! Then these words flowed onto the paper:
Change this and your life and your business will fly. Allow the colors of the chakra to lead you.
Embrace the color and the rainbows you have in your life, share your gifts with the world. Go color your world in order to color others! There is a pot of gold at the end of your rainbow.
That color and the rainbow is my way forward, in my business, in telling my story and in creating change. PLUS I must learn to take imperfect action. I feel so much freer. Thank you Laura Hollick for your gift of the soul art journey.
This is big awakening for me. It requires me to make small changes imperfectly and get back to completing one task at a time. Priding myself on multitasking is no longer.
I them took the photo and completed the Gallery submission, thinking I had completed the journey. NO I had missed the Spirit Action. One more message to stay on task.
So I am now sharing my spirit action and happy for some accountability here 🙂
I, Suzie Cheel am selling my artwork daily, coloring my world and delighting my tribe by June 7th
That means doing what I say I will do and have the new shop set up, with paintings for sale daily. Wow that is just a bit scary. It is also something that has been on my to do list for TOO LONG!
NOTE TO SELF: Let go the perfection and let your rainbow shine through.
Have you mastered the gift of imperfection?
Share in the comments, I would love to hear from you.:)
with love and gratitude
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