Monday, April 18, 2011
Well, I don't know about you, but when several of the people I value in my life point me to something and tell me it has truth, I'm intrigued, and then I learn a little more, and then I point someone else in that direction...usually. The Eneagram is a very interesting way to determine your personality, in all its wonderful flaws and potential. It helps us look at and develop an awareness of what shapes us and our reactions to things, so that we might overcome some of the negative traits to our personality, tap into the positive, and evolve. I believe that my time here on Earth is a journey of soul evolution. I can't just stay the way I am...I need to find my highest self before I move on. It's hard to do when you are bogged down in the mundane...but when you start to see amazing spirituality in the mundane, then you know that no experience is wasted. So are you a 1 or a 2 or a...9? And what does it mean to be a 1 or a 2 or a 9? Take a look if you're curious...this would be the book I recommend. Here is a journal spread inspired by my own Eneagram. My mom, one of the people mentioned in line one, says I put all the good stuff and none of the negative. I told her, my journal is about empowerment, being positive...not a place to dwell on negativity. We all have our flaws, but if that's all we examine or contemplate, how are we to move beyond it?!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
It was so much fun making and sending little works of art around the world. It was even more fun to receive little works of art from around the world. A HUGE "Thank You!" to Hanna Andersson for coordinating the effort. You can look at a flickr stream of all the cards here. So much variety and whimsy in these creations! My cards are below. For me, it was sewn collage cards, again...still an obsession of mine.