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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Learning how to let go of sadness...

                is one of the things I would like happen in this new year.

Yesterday afternoon this art journal page came pouring out, after a lot of old memories and songs made me sad. It started out to be a wonderful day with a nice yoga practice in the morning but by mid-day I was sorting through some old photos and songs on my computer and I got sad. I let it fall on me for a while, made this journal page, and now it is time to let it go. That's the hard part for me:

How to do that and not keep coming back to the things that made me sad before...


sadness

Journal page info: Canson field drawing journal, gelli plate printed background, computer printed song lyrics with ink pads as coloring, color copy of old photo of me, pens, markers, rubber stamp star.


Linked to:
A Colorful Gelli Print Party

3 comments:

  1. What a sweet and meaningful page. Sometimes, before letting go, we benefit from sinking deep into the feeling, nurturing an intimate relationship with it to glean the value. And, for what it's worth, my experience is that after doing that deep "work," no matter how uncomfortable or disquieting it may be, I choose to *integrate* it, rather than "releasing" it. :)

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  2. Being a glass-half-full person, I have the same problem - old sorrows come back to visit way too often. Sometimes I indulge them, and other times I refuse to sink. I don't have any magic formula, I just think some people are more prone to this than others. Hope you've worked out of it by now.

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  3. I write it out then do one of 2 things: Put it in my God Box ( a box specially made to hand problems of to God/Spirit and let him take care of it) or I journal over it and create something lively, colorful, full of life which changes the problem's energy from negative to uplifting. Try both, see which one works for you. Burning it also works.

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