Updated: Nov 12, 2019
There are so many forms of art in this world, and I truly believe they’re here as by-products of the experiences, emotions and events that define and create us. We create art to process all of those things.
We lean on art for comfort and solace, for celebration and reclamation. As you’re moving through different phases in your relationship experience, from stuck to change to the continuation of being with your Soft Spot, different forms of art are going to call out to you.
The more you dive into your experience, the more you feel the stickiness, navigate the negative thought patterns, change who your influences are and start to listen, your intuition will become stronger. The more you strengthen this soul level muscle the more you will hear it speak and it will guide you to what you need and want in any given moment.
My favorite thing about using your intuition when it comes to artistic expression; it will guide you to exactly what you need to experience or create in that moment.
Tied for favorite is that I now use my intuition not only to draw in the art that I need to experience but that my clients need to experience as well.
Recently this poem came knocking at my door, through a guided meditation. It’s gentleness and honesty struck me to the core. It reminded me how much I am unfolding as I help my clients to do the same.
This poem went directly to my heart for a couple of close friends as well.
For A New Beginning is by Irish Poet, John O’Donohue, it’s about honoring and meeting that part of you that is trying to begin anew, and where it will bring you when you do.
The scariest thing about new chapters, about realizing you can’t make yourself at home or comfortable any longer in the life you are living, is the fear of what else is out there.
How can you “throw away” a life you put so much energy into building? How can you admit that what you thought you desired more than anything doesn’t bring you joy any longer?
Darling, because you’re listening to your soul. For the first time in a long time, most likely. We often judge these moments because we think it’s insane that there could be anything outside of the world we’ve been living in.
That's not the case, it's a world built on the experiences you've had and the place you've built for yourself. We're constantly recreating, regenerating and refocusing on what our desires are. Saying you no longer want what you have doesn't mean you don't value the experience or what it brought you. It means you've grown through it and are ready for what's on the other side. If you listen to your Soft Spot (soul) and you honor what it's asking and where it is leading your life will continue to unfold in various ways that are even outside your own wildest dreams. You only have to trust it, and give it the rein to move forward in that way.
I felt so drawn to share this poem with you. I hope the beauty, honesty and hope in John O’Donohue’s words give you what you need. 💗
In out-of-the-way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to emerge.
For a long time it has watched your desire, Feeling the emptiness growing inside you, Noticing how you willed yourself on, Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.
It watched you play with the seduction of safety And the gray promises that sameness whispered, Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent, Wondered would you always live like this.
Then the delight, when your courage kindled, And out you stepped onto new ground, Your eyes young again with energy and dream, A path of plenitude opening before you.
Though your destination is not yet clear You can trust the promise of this opening; Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning That is at one with your life’s desire.
Awaken your spirit to adventure; Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk; Soon you will be home in a new rhythm, For your soul senses the world that awaits you.