So, this morning I woke up feeling foggy and was a little slow to start. If I’m being honest, it was a bit of a rough weekend. My husband and I were stuck in an argument that kept repeating itself and each time it restarted we both felt more weary and wanted it to stop. Everyone with a partner knows how that is, right? We worked it out, but today I woke up with a bit of an emotional hangover.
It’s a good day for self care.
I made my favorite tea in my favorite Anthropologie mug and green juice, and I asked that I could let go of all the stuff in my mind that didn’t matter and was bringing me down. I wanted to go into my studio this Monday morning with a clear purpose, open-hearted and ready to do good work for the world.
But in that moment, I wasn’t feeling ready at all. So I meditated. I sat for today’s meditation with Deepak Chopra’s 21-day meditation challenge (which I love.) The meditation was about Dharma – working with the universe – finding out what special talent one has to give and then sharing it with the world.
Funny how often life unfolds when you step back to let it work for you – during the meditation, I got an order in my Etsy shop from a lovely woman who wrote this to me:
“Hello! My children and I made vision boards for ourselves yesterday. I put your artwork front and center on mine, and my daughter used it on hers as well. It was a meditation woman from the cover (and then the smaller picture of the same art inside) of Natural Awakenings Magazine a few months ago. That piece speaks to my soul. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it. I went to your website this morning and saw all of your other beautiful pieces. Your light shines through your art. Namaste.”
I teared up at the end and felt so grateful! It pulled me back into why I do this art. It focused my attention on what matters, changed my perspective, and pulled me out of the pit.
I am back in my studio: Happy Light on (I’m making sunshine inside even when it’s very gray and snowy outside); Pandora station Brighter Than the Sun, and two beautiful dogs sleeping peacefully in front of the heater.
Blog post (check), fill orders and finish custom order painting up next.
I love this day!
(I am SO giving this customer lots of extra goodies in her package today!)