Self–Love Day 22
Yesterday, I spent a good portion of my day helping my mom with and participating in her SoulCollage® Workshop. It was great!
I started the day off in a negative, stressed out, time rush mentality, but when we got to the place to set up for the workshop, my energy began to shift. It shifted again when I was working on creating my SoulCollage® cards, and again when we were sharing our cards with the group, saying, “I am the one who …”.
I went into the creation process thinking that I wasn’t going to create SoulCollage® cards, but I was going to create fun, upbeat collages for the Valentines packages I’m going to send off tomorrow to my friend Michaela so she can send them to her campers who have cancer. I found colorful, light images of flowers and nature, and as I was trying to piece together these uplifting pieces of art, it just wasn’t coming together. I had set aside a couple of other pictures that were calling me, but that I wouldn’t turn to. An image of this being made up of light, surrounded by light, and emitting and taking in light, and an image of this hand that was creating or supporting energy.
I made one card with the images of a man in this historical place that looked similar to a man standing in a cave-like room with art on the walls, another image of a huge parrot, and an image of a small yellow flower pot. I pieced these together for my first card, I realized this wouldn’t be the upbeat collage for my Valentines, and it seemed like a meaningful SoulCollage® card, but not the one I was meant to create today.
Finally, I grabbed the images that were calling me, and then my card just came together. I made this image:
I am the one who surrounds myself with light.
I am the one who feels the universe.
I am the one who reaches out and connects with your energy.
Later that day, and today I have thought:
I am the one who is afraid of showing the world and myself my full potential.
I am the one is afraid of those who will try to damper my energy and my dreams.
I am the one who knows that opposition will be in my future.
I am the one who is excited to embrace my power.
I am the one who is powerful.
I am the one who is connected.
I am the one who feels.
I am the one who taps into the power of the universe, the energy of the earth, and the possibilities of human potential.
I am the one who is, breathes, and feels life.
During the sharing process, I felt connected to everyone’s energy, and I felt my own energy shifting. As the group continued to share, I felt my energy becoming stronger and stronger, and I felt myself becoming more relaxed and energized, not the kind of energy that you get when you consume caffeine, but this vibrating warm energy that was radiating inside of me.
That was such a cool experience to see that energy can be cultivated, a frame of mind can be cultivated, and it can happen over a short period of time. I can change my attitude from negative to positive in a matter of seconds or minutes when I truly focus on it and want it to be my outcome. If I continue to make this my focus throughout my entire life, self-love, positive thoughts, good energy, how impacting can that be? Very. 🙂
It’s exciting. 🙂
Emelina Minero writes for Curve Magazine and EDGE Media Network. She’s working on launching her own progressive LGBTQ publication. She’s a Connection Connoisseur, Networking Maven and Self-Love Enthusiast. She founded Community Bucket List and co-founded the Love Warrior Community. Find her on Twitter, @CommKr8veWriter.