If we don’t choose to do this, life does it for us . . .
Today is the day I get to start sharing this experience with you!
Since I have been in Bali, I have been adding art journaling & meditation videos from my luscious perch in Ubud! So this course is really like two in one! A BIG canvas, acrylic painting version and an art journaling version inspired by the land, the heART and the people of Bali!
I am excited to offer you now one of the highlights of the FIFTH lesson in Rise Above…
#5 of 8 “Shades” of Self-Awareness to Nurture in 2024
Inspired by my newest online course launching MONDAY, 1.22.24!
You may be familiar with the teaching that your “external world is a mirror of your internal world.”
Here are a couple of practical examples of how this works…
- Say someone gets you triggered, upset, in complaining mode because they did… acted like… said to you… The MIRROR wants to ask you, “Do you treat yourself this way?” Life is mirroring this behavior back to you so you can SEE it (just like a mirror) and then choose if you want to create change.
- You know those moments, days, weeks when you feel scattered? You might find yourself misplacing things a lot, forgetting items on your schedule, etc.? Your external experience is reflecting back to you that you are not grounded. You are preoccupied (in your mind, thoughts, worries, etc.) and so you are being encouraged to slow down, ground, kind of re-create your solid foundation from which to live.
- Likewise, when you are seeing _______ everywhere (whether lotus flowers, owls, spirals, stars, foxes…) and find yourself attracted to them, these symbols are mirroring back to you an aspect of YOU that is wanting attention. The lotus is encouraging you to look at challenges in your life as “rich soil from which you will grow,” owl is encouraging you to source your own inner wisdom from within or to see something that you are not seeing (vision in the darkness), etc.
Life can also mirror back for you not so subtle or desirable guidance.
Here’s a personal example…
Whenever I sprain an ankle or break my wrist (which I have only done once from a paragliding landing gone wrong on my birthday summer 2022), I think to myself, “Ok, I will slow down.” I always have so many fun things to do (and of course the occasional 😂responsibility, etc.).
JUST this past month, as I was exploring my Tarot workbook again, I noticed that my Soul Number (add up the month, day, year of your birth and keep reducing the number until you get to a single digit), the CHARIOT, which I have ALWAYS understood to be a symbol of creative change, is a symbol of the combination of MOVEMENT and STILLNESS! Why, how had I never latched onto that before? My physical accidents were not so subtle reminders (probably in response to the sheer number of times I had read that info and not integrated the stillness aspect) that I need to honor my still points as much as the movement. I finally got the message!
It STARTS TODAY!!!r Rise Above. A Transformational Painting Challenge.
At the canvas, you can witness yourself, your approach to life, so to speak, in a way that is waaaaayyyy easier than an injury, a disagreement, fender bender, etc.
You are engaging in your personal growth and your SELF-reclamation, which is always the intention of the MIRROR, on your terms WHILE aligning with the exact energy needed to shift, to make a change: the CREATIVE FREQUENCY!
As we paint, in Rise Above, this is the kind of musings we are calling in.
This is why this course promises to be transformational (and REWARDING, FUN, A SIGNIFICANT LIFE EVENT FOR YOU!).
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P.S. Mirror, mirror on the wall…? What question do you have for life? Take THAT question to the canvas and allow your Inner Witness to illuminate the answer for you!