Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Stuck on Pink

Jacqueline & I worked through a few other colors last year, but I never finished with Lady Pink. At the beginning of this year I chose a Word of the Year: DO. You see, I spend a lot of time thinking about what I should be or need to be doing; writing lists; waiting for this, that, or the other thing to be right; and I just need to stop doing that and just DO. Stop thinking about making art, DO it; stop saying you should call your mom, DO it; stop saying you should apply for a new job, - to quote those famous Nike ads - just DO it! So, in choosing that word, I have been DO-ing.

Then about mid-month last month, I started a daily gratitude post on my private facebook. I was having a VERY hard time with life right then and I needed to remind myself of all the wonderful things in my life that I was so grateful to be blessed with. Some days were *really* hard. Things have improved, but still I continue the habit.

You might be wondering what these two things have to do with Pink, as was I, but it kept coming back to me that Lady Pink *was* asking me to do these things. So I thought on it, and thought on it, and thought on it. And I have figured it out. Lady Pink's lessons are about Love & Acceptance, not just of other beings, but of ourselves. At least for me she is... And in order for me to love myself, I need to see that I am capable of DO-ing and that even when times are bad, my life is pretty is awesome.

And so I will continue with my DO-ing and my gratitude lists and learning to Love & Accept myself, but I will move on now to work with Silver...