I Am. . . Something to Consider on a Regular Basis

I Am art journal page

I AM
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do. -Helen Keller

Write anything that pops into your head in the bubbles. If you need more space just write anywhere. In your journal explore all the descriptions you wrote down.
What were the words you wrote down immediately and those you thought of but had a problem writing. Which voice inside are you listening to? Is it your critic or your true self? How can you tell them apart? Well, your true self will tell you your strengths and weaknesses in a gentle way and it will feel right. Trust your gut/intuition. We are so used to trying to be “normal” or living up to expectations that we push our intuition down.
I lived this way for 40 years and then my world (the one I thought I wanted) came crashing down around me and it was then I finally decided to live the life I wanted. One problem, I’d lived so long under the “I shoulds” that I didn’t know what I wanted. I spent over a year making decisions based on what I knew was right for me and not worrying about what I should do. It was really hard at first so I went to my art and made an altered book. In this book I collaged all the things that I loved and I really learned a lot about myself that I was ignoring. I always knew I wanted to go to college deep down so I stepped out on faith and got my degree in art therapy. With each decision I made while following my intuition, my world opened up and fell into place. I am now living my authentic life making my authentic art, and helping others live their authentic lives.
As you go through your journal, look for phrases, words, or themes that keep showing up. Be present with yourself as you spend time in the journal.

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