Perspective is a funny thing.
I’m writing this from my bed. I threw out my back this morning.
I’m vacillating between fits of tears that make me contemplate my existence and utter boredom.
I’m suddenly feeling very productive and would love to sit at my laptop and do all the work.
That’s definitely not physically possible at the moment.
So instead I’m typing this in a note on my phone.
(Side note: It’s surprisingly hard to dictate an entire blog post to Siri. The things you try to do when the things you can do are severely limited…)
Anyway, yesterday was a whole other story…
Yesterday all I wanted to do was lay around and relax and draw.
I forced myself to work instead.
At the end I felt accomplished but stressed out and seriously drained.
And today I’m on forced rest, body’s orders.
All I can think about right now is… what would have happened if I had heeded the message I got yesterday? Would I be laid up today?
Maybe, maybe not.
But what I know for sure is that I definitely *could* have been not so hard on myself yesterday.
I could have honored what I really wanted to do.
All that push to get shit done seems quite unnecessary right about now.
I could have paid attention to the signs and taken a breather, been kind to myself. Trusted my impulses.
Despite what conventional society would have us believe,
our bodies know best. And so does our intuition.
Life moves in cycles and not all of them can be/should be/need to be go go go.
I know, it’s so hard to break that way of thinking especially when we’re attached to social media all day seeing what everyone else is doing.
But it’s the damn truth.
We all have permission to take our time and listen to the signs. And to draw whenever we want. (or whatever your version of drawing is)
Thanks for the lesson, back!
And in honor of this revelation, I’m offering a special SAD BACK bonus with the new home study version of Be Drawsome!
So for the next 24 hours (until June 21st at 4pm est), you get a FREE 30 min private session with me where we’ll dig in to one of your drawings and your drawing process and see what wisdom it has to share with you! And lemme tell you, clients have had some EPIC shifts in their non-drawing lives because of this experience.
It’s super fun to discover what it all means 🙂 and it’s even MORE fun to see that pesky pattern you’ve been grappling with shift. For good.
Yes! Drawing can really do that! It’s not just frivolous fun, it’s useful fun!!
Here’s what one person had to say about this process:
I was having one of those days when I needed to get a lot done for my business and I felt SO BLOCKED. Usually I drink more coffee or waste time on Facebook, but I decided to jump on one of Mara’s Drawsome exercises and it totally changed my whole day. I watched my mandala come alive on paper and I realized that I had a big unresolved resistance to finishing projects. As I put the finishing touches on my art piece I felt really calm and reenergized. It stirred up a lot of creative juice and I had a blast laughing with Mara. I was able to finish my newsletter and even came up with ideas for my next launch. I’ll be doing this again for sure!
– Lily Starling, FillYourHolisticPractice.com