So I’ve been a little out of touch for the past month. In late March, my doctor found a cyst in the pelvic area and I am now doing dance #2 with the ovarian cancer. I’m not gonna lie. I cried for 4 hours when I found out. I’ve been getting fevers and have lost my appetite and have felt at times heavy hearted. But somewhere in the midst of all this, I’m having beautiful healing meditations and a feeling that this has come back to teach me a few more lessons and put me on a path that’s deeply aligned with the heart. At the end of May, I’m moving back home with my family in Orlando to receive treatment from a doctor there who is a traditional md with an alternative healing practice.
For dance #2, I’m breaking out some mind over matter daily activities inspired by a book I’m reading by Joe Dispenza called “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself”. It explores the latest research in quantum physics and healing. I also had the inspiration the other day to create some meditations around healing the body based on what I’m learning and what’s helping me. My morning meditations continue to be the light for this journey and I feel lots of unseen forces showering me with loving energy. As always, my art journal has been a space where I can tune in and receive guidance and inspiration.
When they found the cyst, I was halfway through organizing summit I’ve been working on called “SoulSpa”. I’ve been getting a lot of help from my virtual assistant who is a gem and I’m really enjoying the interviews. Yesterday, I interviewed Jamie Ridler and she had a great collage prompt. You’re getting an early preview! This was the prompt should you care to indulge in some creative soul time.
1) Pick up one magazine
2) Sit in stillness with the question, “What does my soul want me to know?”
3) Then flip through and cut out a couple images that seem to really answer that question intuitively, the ones that touch the heart. Then you can do the quickie and glue them down on a page as you write and reflect on them. Or you can break out the paint and make a day of it.
It’s amazing how the magic starts to happen and the imagery and words find us.
I chuckled too when I first opened the magazine and saw Dolly Parton. Now when we’re trying to be artsy and cool, we don’t put Dolly in the collage (lol) but with this exercise, she represented sass, playfulness, down home wisdom, grit and joy. I suppose I was being told to emerge my inner Dolly. The page actually had lots to say as it always does. If you try this exercise, I’d love to know what comes up for you.
Alrighty… sending love to you all and looking forward to having more time in Orlando to paint, heal, rest, create and share some art journal and meditation adventures. Keep me in your prayers and please see my cells singing with light. I’m sending the same love and light to you.