Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Acceptance of all of me


A week ago today I began this site and felt a sense of joy. I was coming out of my inner sanctity of self-imposed safety and sharing my voice. Then I had an emotional meltdown, with my feelings overtaking me to the point I could not continue on. My dark and light sides of me were doing battle. As the week has progressed, I have come to a new level of acceptance of who I am and welcome all of what emerges from within my depths. Pain into joy and joy into pain. All a cycle, all necessary.

7 comments:

dmSoulsearcher said...

I am so glad that you are accepting your total self. It is hard for me to imagine that your dark side is very powerful. Looking at your beautiful artwork, I see a person of peace, light, love...I especially like the work you used to illustrate this entry; it illustrates very well the parts of one's personality that eventually integrate into the whole person. You are right: every part is completely necessary to make up the essential person that you are. Keep writing, Please!

Lin said...

Wow! I love the postings, Bev! You are rockin' it!

I think you have to feel completely in order to be creative--and that means both the good and the bad feelings. There is something in the negative ones that need to be acknowledged so that we can move forward. You aren't alone in this--read Katz. We all have icky feelings, but I guess that's what makes us real. Remember the Velveteen Rabbit? I, too, fight negative thoughts and insecurity, that's when we need to write, paint, and sing, etc. It helps and that's when the amazing stuff comes out.

Keep posting! I love checking in each day!

butterfly woman said...

Well, I tell you I lagged behind both of you, but your compassion and inspiring sites won me over. Believing mirrors, that's what Julia Cameron calls them, people who give unconditional love without judging. I've got some dark art (or so I think) which I shall share someday. I'd like your thoughts, otherwise this art stays hidden from sight. Yes, for me the art and the writings let my voice out in a more complete way. Finally!

Uta said...

Great blog. Will add it to my favourites.

Marjorie said...

I'm so glad you dove in and started - wow - two blogs! Hip hip hooray! They both look great!

april said...

Your blog is beautiful, Beverly. I love that you are sharing your beautiful photographs and wonderful artwork. You have a lot to give. A gem here. ...April

Tao Master said...

The next step after acceptance is love. Loving all your parts. Keep up the good work and above all -
KEEP WRITING because Writing solves everything.
TM