We are all artists... might as well be a courageous one! My first Art Basel was super overwhelming. So much to take in and so much to do. Not exactly as I’d wished it to be (2020 I’m bout it!) but omg! The energy I felt to be in a space filled with color, creative elements, music, and creatives! While I don’t have a particular craft that I own as an “artist”, I identify as an artist and often as the art itself. In my natural state you can always count on me to live unapologetically and creatively! Here’s to the fearless artist! I over-love you, do ya ting!!! ✨
There is grief in growth.
We don’t always talk about it, can’t find the words to describe it, but I believe all of us who are truly growing are also in our own ways dying.
As we die to some part of us we once needed to survive, we must learn to grieve in order to thrive.
This post is to help normalize that reality and also to give some words and encouragement to a very human experience most of us are experiencing alone.
Healing, whole-ing, and up-leveling always involve dying to some old part of self.
This is true no matter what area of life the growth is happening in—our spirituality, our sexuality, our family, our finances, our health, our romance with another, or our friendship with ourself.
This is what Jesus talked about (losing our life to save it). This is what all wisdom teachers talk about (the spirituality of letting go). This is what’s largely missing from our current “motivational/inspirational” conversations.
The old parts of us, the old ways we did things, the old beliefs that formed our world, these are all things that we learned to love because they kept us safe.
Our fondness for the familiar runs deep, and if we aren’t careful, that depth creates the ruts we get stuck in.
The solution: turn those ruts (the areas of your life engraved with your most fiery frustrations) into a river.
Flood those scars with the waters of your wailing.
This will move the energy that has gotten stuck inside of you.
This grieving is not a wallowing, but an expressive honoring of the feelings too long unfelt.
You can make this beautiful. You can make your grieving art.
This is one way to use a #sexyselfiesexysoul practice in service to the woman you are becoming.
Have you ever photographed your tears? Is there a part of you whose grief needs to be witnessed?
You have so much power within you. So much wholeness. So much love.
The woman you once were is worth grieving. She has lead you to the woman you are now ready to become.