Yep. Kind of strange. And yet, it’s #Work-in-Progress Wednesday and this is where I actually am! I kind of feel like I’m channeling a pop artist named Robert Rauschenberg. Mine, however, are not finished. They are holding their collective breath, waiting to begin.
It used to feel kind of scary, this point in the journey. I mean, what if I messed up?
Now I know more.
Anything can be painted over.
There’s always room for noticing and wondering. And new inspiration.
There’s always a way to be me and be part of a group journey.
The Muse dragged me out of bed at 5:30 this morning, with some help from a cranky neck. She’s thrilled!
The Critic is probably off, carb loading for her part in the drama of not one, but three, paintings about to begin. The part that goes, OMG, what if it doesn’t work? What if nobody likes it? What if nobody UNDERSTANDS it? What if people think you’re strange? Or wrong?
I, too, am rehearsing my lines. From memory. Thanks for your concern. I can tell that you really want to help.
And then, intentional dramatic pause… What I really need is______________________________________.
Please don’t tell anybody, but I learned this particular bit of the script in the first church I served. And life got lots easier to cope with. (At least for me!)
I have a few more tools in my medicine basket, too. One of them came in really handy this morning. You see, the blank canvases aren’t the only things about to change. To be seen.
I feel rather like the famous image of Alice, peering around the curtain, wondering where she has landed!
So, the magic chart. The whole bit with Input and Filters and a Map of Reality. (Just imagine along…)
Rather oddly, I spent a bit more time on the far side this morning, while the big dogs snored in the dark.
The part in the oval shape called Outcome.
Turns out there are, at least figuratively, lots of those little ovals for lots of different issues. Lots of desired outcomes for new plans and projects and strategies.
It’s really exciting! Because there are lots of those things going on in my world.
Which isn’t too different from the way the Big World feels!
The miracle is that, with my magic chart, I’m conscious of the things going on and the ways they relate to really old things and Critic things and fears and a whole lot of other things that hold humans back, but don’t have to.
Feel free to fill in the blanks!
For now, I’m off to have my hair adjusted a bit, having noticed what is working and what hasn’t been, so much, and wondered, a lot, about making it better. I even have pics in my phone!
Isn’t art amazing?
ps… I can tell you, even with all the things in progress, that I do have space for 1 or 2 individual clients… possibly folks who relate to all the circles and projects and strategies…or would like to! email@example.com (We could find time to chat!)