8/6/2019 1 Comment
6. Working with whatever vulnerable feelings you have, instead of against them, is the way you truly honor and connect with yourself and others.
I still remember the day I posted a creation online and a friend commented back that it looked like I was feeling a little bit blue, but marching on. What? How did she know that I was feeling that way? It was because I just allowed my energy that day – feeling down – and built anyway. I used to fight my energy. And not surprisingly, it was exhausting. What I learned through building is, that it is okay to be just as you are, with whatever feelings you have, and that all are valuable and helpful.
The picture above is from a really hard day during my experiment where I ended up channeling and expressing that by making literal versions of feelings – the uncomfortable ones I was feeling, and then the comfortable ones I wanted to experience more. That creation really spoke to people, and I know it was because I allowed all of the feelings.
I have learned to just own my feelings, give them shape through creation, and realize they have something valuable to say. Yes, it feels vulnerable, but that is what connects us. When I use and honor my feelings and energy, and don’t stifle or try to change them, magic happens. And it’s so much less work, just being real.
That’s the thing about an everyday 366 project, I could not hide on the days I felt crappy, I just had to show up. Maybe pretending can work a bit, but the only sustainable way was to just be honest about how I was feeling and go with it. And to apply compassion. When I was exhausted or overwhelmed, sometimes I would close my eyes and build.
My creations always had so much to tell me about myself and what my state of mind was, what my feelings were, what my hopes and dreams were, what I was valuing, what was important to me, and what was inspiring me. Looking back, I realize I didn’t appreciate it enough, so I’m expressing gratitude now. Thank you Creations, for being beautiful mirrors to help me understand and share myself more vulnerably.
Lesson 1: Believe in your Magic Words
Lesson 2: Magical Play
Lesson 3: Resisting Resistance the Magical Way
Lesson 4: Instructions in the Magic of Your Intuition
Lesson 5: Magical Layers
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Lee Ann Hilbrich (she/her) is an author of three books, a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator of Brené Brown's work, a Qi Gong and Yoga Teacher, and a SoulCollage® Facilitator. She is also certified in Equine-Facilitated Learning. Learning.
Lee Ann Hilbrich, MA, LPC, CDWF, RYT 200
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