Art journaling is becoming popular out in the world and this is very good! People are waking up to the inherent healing benefits of being creative and only good can come from that.
It?s true that just making art is healthy and good for you.
And it?s also true that if you want to actually dig in and transform your self and your life, more is needed.? And that part keeps getting lost in the shuffle.
Starting a creative practice is only the first step.
And the skills, techniques and practices that you need to get started are different than the skills, techniques and practices that take you to the next level.
It takes a special set of skills to successfully navigate the process of internal transformation.
Engaging in the creative process is beautiful and magical but it’s only a doorway to deep down healing and transformation.
Obviously the doorway is super important, but the doorway is not the journey, it?s only there to get you started.
Too many people are taking those tiny bites of healing and then mistaking those tiny bites for all there is – which means they’re settling for much less than the full-blown bliss of inner healing and transformation.
To get to the next level, your creative practice has to stop being about the art and start being about the inner journey.
You can tell where you are in this by how you feel about what you?re creating.
- Do you want it to look a certain way? If so, you?re staying on the surface.
- Are you so immersed in your own brilliant depths that you don?t care what your art looks like anymore? If so, then you?re on the real journey.
Creating a gorgeous art journal as a record of your life is wonderful. But it?s nothing compared to learning how to skillfully navigate your own brilliant depths.
That?s what I wish for you and that?s where we?re going in 2015, in the Creative Dream Circle.
Right now I’m thrilled to be working on something new for the Circle:
Grow Your Depth, Nurture Your Brilliance: 12 months of deep-down creative + intuitive healing + transformation.
I’ll be sharing more details over the next month.? The magic will start in January, but if you join the circle today you can use December to work through the amazing classes that are already there which creates the foundation for where we’re going next.