Keeping a sketch book is a great way of honoring yourself the space on paper to emotionally throw up.
I love this term as its one graffiti artists often use when they are working on a quick creation.
For me the slang fits perfectly as the self satisfying feeling of a good purge creates space for more creativity and productivity within the sacred space of a page.
You can spit out anything you want written word,sketches, nonsense and the blah blah.
You can stick things in, tear things out its creative freedom at its best and it’s private however don’t put down on paper anything you wouldn’t want to share publicly just in case the book ever gets lost or is in the wrong hands.
Any private deep throw ups can be put on paper however the ritual of then burning is incredibly satisfying for forgiveness and healing.
When airing emotions, unbottling the source of feelings and getting into the layers that we create is a great way to start self healing.
Through my crazy rebellion of my teen years it somehow kept me focused on what I really wanted deep deep down.
I still keep a sketchbook it’s so therapeutic all my ideas and frustrations get jotted down.
My kids have been encouraged to do the same as its so healthy in its entirety.
Through leaps and bounds of confidence issues i have encountered on my life’s journey keeping a sketchbook has helped me get clarity and feel stronger.
When looking back at my sketch books I also gained a confidence that I lacked at the time.
It becomes easy to see through the self pity of not feeling good enough which at some point is a really healthy realisation regarding self observation.
When going back to any page you start to see the strength you couldn’t see at the time of throwing it up you realise a journey of self growth has occurred.
Postive physical action followed by thoughts that get everything in perspective help you feel better.
A defining moment is when self realization hits home.
That is a healing in itself.
The beauty is that there is no right or wrong only controlling the ego self to get it out and throw it up.
Stuck for inspiration a great way to tap into a positive element of knowing yourself and giving yourself a helping hand of inspiration is to look at areas that make you happy.
Passions, hobbies, interests, dreams, people and places.
The list is as long as your imagination.
What is it you want to achieve ?
Where are you struggling ?
What is helping ?
What is hindering ?
Setting boundaries is a great way to layout and focus on the areas you want to manifest over the forthcoming year.
A vision board style approach is a good starting point.
Collate images, photos, scraps of fabrics,keepsakes the point is it can be anything that can fit into a book.
Setting boundaries – create a manifestation circle.
Draw a circle and within the circle write everything you want to manifest.
On the exterior of the circle what is Ok only by invitation !
Stating to the universe visually on paper helps in subconscious clarification.
Watch your dreams appear and your fears be something of the past.