"Authenticity is the daily practice is letting go of who we think we are supposed to be and embracing who we are." ~ Brené Brown
Each time I come across this photo, and look at the expressions on the faces of the beautiful women who participated in Gina's silk scarf painting demonstration during our Christmas in July Celebration, I feel so honored to have had a part in bringing it together. In reality, all I did was open the door...and the Divine took it from there. As though led by Spirit, Gina takes a group of women, who may or may not know each other, and leads them in a collaboration that culminates in a beautiful hand painted silk scarf.
Images of graceful hummingbirds and delicate dragonflies along with encouraging phrases, Have Fun, Enjoy Life, Dream Big & more....found their way onto the silk canvas. When we engage in creative pursuit, we never know what gift might emerge, and for Berlinda, the symbols of the dragonfly and the butterfly were particularly meaningful...and this is a time in her life when she is at a cross roads. Like so many women, she is becoming aware that something deep inside her is ready to emerge. She purchased the scarf, and I wonder if she realizes that the hands and hearts of each woman present is carried within the fibers of her masterpiece. That even though she may never cross paths with them again, their courage, and beautiful energy is with her each time she wears it. I am beyond thrilled that this took place here, in our little front yard.
And I am thrilled that we will host a class tomorrow evening so that several women will have the opportunity to create their own silk masterpiece. One of the really wonderful things about our artist facilitators, is their ability to meet you where you are in your creative pursuit. No experience is necessary to come, to dream, to draw, and to paint your heart's desire.
It is in this process that you may get to know parts of yourself that you have kept buried beneath a lifetime of responsibility. Here, you can let go of who you think you're supposed to be, and allow yourself to emerge, to fly. I invite you to take the time out for yourself. Come play, and dream, and paint, and discover a deeper part of YOU.
Gorgeous Goddess Silk Painting Happy Hour Workshop
Thursday, July 28th
Alis Living ~ A Lifestyle Boutique
6938 E. 1st Street, Scottsdale