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Who are you hiding from?

Updated: Sep 27, 2020

One of my favorite poems is The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. There is a line that touches my soul every time I read it.

“I want to know

if you can sit with pain

mine or your own

without moving to hide it

or fade it

or fix it.”

The fear of what people would say and the disgust I felt when I looked at it silenced me.

A few years ago, I was in an intuitive painting class. I was terrified of tapping into my creativity because I have such a deep art wound. I grew up with everyone telling me I didn’t have any artistic talent. I received it and accepted the story as my truth.

We started the class with meditation and connecting with our intuition.

We painted from that space, feeling into the colors and brush strokes that wanted to come alive on the canvas.