I am currently on a little getaway – a retreat to be exact. I applied to be a part of The Younique Foundation Retreat recently, and I was blessed enough to be one of the women chosen for this week’s retreat. Well, I had no idea how much of my life still needed healing. I am not going to make this one of my notoriously lengthy blog posts, because I am simply enjoying this little vacation far too much. I will express, however, something I noticed in my journey with art journaling today.
The idea was to think of a positive affirmation with some fun painting in the background or something. I had never art journaled before, but it was also stated that there did not have to be any end picture in sight. So, I just decided to paint a background for some of the quote photos I like to post on Instagram sometimes…it turned into something else.
I have been on the verge of tears quite a bit. I am not complaining, I just thought I was so much more healed than I actually am! The thing is that I think I am a novice at healing. I sure think I can heal my way, but in all actuality, I am not healing when I choose to do it my way. I am more or less convincing myself that I can get over it all, and move on. But, I actually think there is some truth to that too. Maybe I am able to do it that way usually, without any negative repercussions, and then I am placed amongst others in my life that are trying to move on also. Then, we all get together, cry together, and heal more together. This has been a great last 28 hours, and I cannot wait to finish out the next couple days stronger than I started.
I liken today to the times when my dad would pour hydrogen peroxide on my fresh wounds. It didn’t feel too good, but it helped me heal quicker. Today was a big eye opener, but without it, I wouldn’t be able to truly move on as I convince myself I have the capacity to do all on my own. I am…many emotions, but one being optimistically hopeful. I sure love my God for answering my pleas to be healed, and answering them in a better way than I could have ever imagined! This retreat is a blast!
Thank you Younique.
Thank you God.