Week 2 ~ RECLAMATION OF SELF
What if being clear about our boundaries, what is acceptable and not acceptable to us, is in large part what determines how others treat us?
Getting clear about where you end and others begin...
The process of getting clear about what isn't working for us, what we want instead, and why its important to us, is some of the most valuable self-care work we'll ever do.
From Protection & Boundaries, by Pixie Lighthorse...
- Protecting what is sacred - 9
- Re-building your foundation-13
- Growing up with addiction-17
- People Pleasing-19
- Lone wanderer-21
- Visulaize the egg of light-23
- Name it to tame it-25
What patterns of behaviour or thinking have undermined my ability to be in sacred relationship with my self and others? In what ways have I compromised myself, or tolerated treatment that is less honouring of my self than how I honour and treat others? What new ways of being do I choose, to replace the old? What qualities do I choose to cultivate in and around me in my life?
Reclaiming our lost sense of self ~ article by Buddhist teacher & author, Jack Kornfield
Overcoming Codependency: Reclaiming yourself in relationships ~ Huff Post article by Terry Gaspard, MSW
Do you have a crazymaker? ~ Julia Cameron
The Call ~ poem by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
- Increases awareness of mind/body connection
- Fosters gratitude and motivation
- Encourages vulnerability
- Builds strength and confidence in ourselves
- Increases Prana, life force energy
* Glaze first layers with a watery paint to bring your painting into a cohesive colour palette. Use any paint that does not have white in it.
* Using a small, synthetic round brush, and a paint colour that contrasts with your background, paint your preliminary outline on your canvas. It will look something like a blank colouring book image.
* Choose 3 colours to begin laying a foundational layer within your image. (these will NOT be your final colours, so not to worry about colour choices). Don't worry if you make mistakes drawing your lines, simply change them to you liking as they will be covered up in the next layer
* Dry-brush technique with hog hair brushes proportional to the area being painted (choose larger rather than smaller brushes). Use little paint on brush/circular motion. Vary coverage, allowing background to show through in some places. Leave 'glow' around lines sometimes, leaving space between the area being filled and the outline so you can still see through to some of your background layers.
- header photo credit: Zippy Lomax