I joined a local group, led by two art therapists, called “Creating Your Heart’s Desire”, based on the book “Your Heart’s Desire: Instructions for Creating the Life You Really Want” by Sonia Choquette. This is the first week’s project, where we focused on the “stuff” we have that makes us who we are, which we can use in our journey towards our heart’s desires.
The premise of the book, from what I can tell, is that if you focus on what it is you need, you cannot help but get it. It’s similar to the premise of a favorite book of mine, “Write it Down, Make it Happen,” by Henriette Anne Klauser. This isn’t a “Gee, I really want a millions dollars” and then sitting back and waiting for it to happen to you. It’s about focusing and bringing it to yourself.
I have a set of intentions for myself in the next few years. I’ve started working on them and although they seem impossible, I know they aren’t. In thinking back on my life, I’ve always been a do-er…a person who makes things happen. Life has dealt some really sucky blows that have stalled me now and then, but I have bounced back from every one of them. I am hanging this scroll in my studio as a reminder of the gifts and strengths I possess which will get me through the stuff I’m facing.
And if you’re interested in either of these books, check them out: