It’s a quiet day in the studio

The light is waning and getting low in the sky. It was raining but now it’s just still and peaceful. I love these kinds of days. I have some candles lit and I’m sitting, thinking, dreaming, and writing this letter to you.

There are a lot of things happening with the business these days, but not what you may think. I don’t have any big news to share, no huge offerings, or product launches. It’s more that there are big things happening in my heart.

In my last letter, I shared that the last few years have been…rough. I’m still wading through the muck, the low energy, and brain fog that comes with living through challenging times. The challenges are still ongoing, but things are starting to improve and with all challenging times, we come out the other side changed.

I know I’m not alone here, it seems to be life these days for many. Our collective dark night of the soul.

It’s what we do next that matters.

My business has taken a hit these past couple of years: I’ve lost my focus, my light, my why. I’ve been very busy isolating, numbing, retreating, and have been lost in the deep waters of my emotions. But, something amazing has also happened.

I’ve had many meaningful conversations, paths to healing have been revealed, I’ve learned a lot about myself, not all good stuff either, but that knowledge has led me down some pretty profound roads.

I’m slowly learning to breathe in a new way. I’m prioritizing self-care by regulating my nervous system, retraining my brain and healing from limbic system impairment. I’m healing my physical body, too, and things are starting to move. I have a lot of stuck energy that needs to clear and it won’t happen quickly. I’ve always been a bit of a slow mover.

As my energy and brain start to clear, I’m starting to look at my business in a new way. I can see how being lost in my life and years of searching for healing have had ripple effects on my business.

I feel like I’m rambling a bit. So, what is the point of this letter?

Hmmm. Life isn’t what you see on social media. It’s not all pretty, all successful. It’s not all about selling yourself, your art, courses, products, and brand. I know I have to participate in that to make money, but damn, it’s so overwhelming isn’t it?

My why is starting to reveal itself to me. It’s quite simple and different from the past. I don’t have to change the world. I don’t have to change other people’s lives. I don’t have to try to inspire anyone. I just have to be me, create art that I love and is meaningful to me, and share it. It will work its magic and resonate with those that vibrate with it. 

The art, and the love I have for it, will heal me and in the process, heal others.

Does that sound selfish? I think if we all prioritized our own self-healing, the world would be a very different place.

Momigami, art, fabric, and sewing projects

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