First, you know I am sharing my time in Bali VLOG style on my YouTube channel, right? Go HERE to subscribe and watch and join me in this magical paradise!
Without further ado,
#3 of 8 “Shades” of Self-Awareness to Nurture in 2024
Inspired by my newest online course launching 1.22.24
Today we get jiggy with the idea of BALANCE.
First, take a moment and feel into what this word has meant for you. What is its imprint? We often have ideas about ideas that actually are not OUR ideas, they are ideas that were someone else’s ideas and they made us feel like it was the ONLY idea, when, in fact, there are SO MANY IDEAS around this one IDEA.
LOL that was fun! 😂
Being loving to me? CHECK!
As soon as I started typing this blog post and thinking about balance… I felt like it had this Pollyanna, white bread, goody-two-shoes kind of imprint.
Like if you are BALANCED you are spending time working, exercising, meditating, friend’ing… in perfect “BALANCE.”
BALANCE is about balancing our light & our shadow.
Balancing the “good’ and the “bad.”
Literally, their altar cloths are all that picnic plaid, black and white checkered pattern to symbolize the light and the dark in EVERYTHING. That is the balance we are exploring today.
The true BALANCE is about light and dark, night and day, warm and cold…
As you reclaim your SELF you are called to reclaim ALL of you, ALL of your story, your life experiences, your “successes” and your “failures.”
BALANCE at the canvas and in life, is not about having symmetrical, equal elements in perfect balance, it is about embracing the WHOLENESS of this life’s, this painting session’s experience.
Without this awareness, that inner critic, inner beat-myself-upper, is desperately trying to portray a YOU that is false, not authentic… NOT in BALANCE.
When you PLAY you allow for the falling down AND the getting up, the cops AND robbers (did you play that as a kid when we used to just run around the neighborhood until dark!?).
When you LOVE yourself NO MATTER WHAT… it means just that. You CHOOSE to love yourself when you are flying high AND diving deep.
This takes practice.
I KNOW THIS FOR SURE.
And you can practice it in life, OR you can practice it, share it, teach it (thank you, Creatively Fit Coaches!) at the canvas.
That is WAY more fun!
Lesson THREE in Rise Above . A Transformational Painting Challenge creates space for you to experience this & how to PAINT FEARLESSLY, among other goodness.
If you are ready to make this journey of SELF-reclamation a playful priority in 2024, it is NOW time to register for Rise Above . A Transformational Painting Challenge.
The FUN begins 1.22.24.
Share this blog post to create even MORE balance in our world.
How many other people can you imagine out there trying to be all good, nice, perfectly in BALANCE, while, in actuality, being out of balance?! Let’s offer them a new perspective!
Thank you for sharing this journey with me in 2024. Look for the invite to our first Zoom in 2024. Remember the email opt-in thing (WhitneyFreyaStudio.com / profile / notifications / opt in for emails).
See you soon, Life Artist!
P.S. Thank you for the understanding you are offering me while I am retreating in Bali this month. I am reading your comments from our studio, and only replying if you are really specifically reaching out to me with a question, etc. This is me embracing BALANCE and taking full advantage of this precious gift that is time in Bali. I am sharing on my YouTube channel. LOVE to you…