Every morning I start my day with a little meditation. It's nothing hocus pocus, it's really simple, actually. I have a visual journal in front of me and I begin by writing down a few words to describe how I'm feeling right now.
Some days, it's that I'm feeling tired or anxious, other days, I feel excited and heart-centred (like today!)
Checking-in has become a ritual for me, because it helps me intend what feelings I want to cultivate for my day ahead. Once I know how I feel, I can choose what I want to feel more of, or select a cathartic feeling to focus on, to shift my energy into a more loving groove.
Once I've chosen a feeling to focus on, I meditate on those feelings to grow them ...
Today's meditation was all about enjoying my life, right now, and seeing all my feelings as a gift and opportunity to grow. Often I'll receive beautiful words, images and colours in my meditations, which I can then bring into my paintings, like I did here, this morning.
The beauty of painting expressively, is that I can start with anything - words, collage, paint, drawing - whatever matches and honours my feelings.
This way, my paintings start flourishing along with my Spirit ... and these days, my Spirit is feeling pretty darn good!
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