I realize that I have not posted here in a few days...I have been working on an entry mural of swirls and that has tired me out, so I do my affirmation pages, but I have taken a week off from the swap..Hopefully I will get back to that next week as I only have a week left to do on it before I start to do the envelope...But, I was reading on a friends blog about the positive / negative things that we say to our know the "devil/angel" the "good/bad" ..I use to be one who lived for great stretches of time with that behavior, then I had a coach who took me on a visualization where the 2 of them met and talked and told each other what it was they needed from each other and how they were there to help each other ... I did this affirmation page that night and I feel it almost all the time now...When I do start to tip a little to the other size, I stop..take a deep breath and say, what is it that you are trying to say to me? Because I am only hearing the negative...and then I listen!! It is usually something simple like you are trying to hard..its late go to bed you will do better work tomorrow...and yet all I heard at first was...this is call yourself an must be crazy!! So to all who understand this positive/negative know we really aren't crazy!! And all we have to do is take a deep breath...let it out...and then listen to the balance of the two.
Artfully Yours,


Hélène Deroubaix said...

thank you for sharing your thoughts Pattie!
she tells me things like that too, that I'm not even half of an artist,that it's just a dream, that I'll never been noticed much and I know I have already contradict her...I think she only wants me to react, to do more,she is pushing me...

Pattie Mosca said...

Knowing that she is "pushing" you means that you are already connecting on the positive side! She really does have something to say when we listen openly!
As always I wish you pure delight!!

She Who Flies said...

I so enjoyed your post Pattie. Life surely is a balancing act, on many levels. Good/bad. Excitement/apathy. Doing/being. Self/others. Giving/receiving. Play/work. Abundance/lack... and so many things in modern life tend to throw us off the middle point, but not without hidden blessings :-)
I'm glad you're still painting your murals!!

Hélène Deroubaix said...

thank you Pattie for the kind comment:)
I needed a huge hug but spiritual ones are still fine ;-)
my art found a way to comfort me or maybe is it me who found a way to comfort my art...who knows?

I'll post about it tomorrow, now off to bed, good night
Blessed be!