Once upon a time…
I needed a business card. Brand new in private practice as a pastoral counselor, I debated over the usual alphabet soup after my name.
Office address and phone number, no problem. Color, no biggie. Paper, in those days!
It was the title that was the challenge. Pastoral Counselor was the obvious choice, but it didn’t say enough!
I fussed and doodled for a couple of weeks. And then I just did what I wanted to do!
A whole list of things. Counseling. Weddings. Liturgy. Couples. Well, you get the idea.
My talented friend did the typesetting. Different fonts. Different grey scales. Some bold. Some stealthy.
My favorite part of all was in the top left corner.
Questions that make all the difference.
These days I have wise teachers explaining the concept of choosing a niche and I get it.
It hasn’t gotten easier.
And I really have a thing about questions! Here are a few of my favs…
What are they learning from the decisions we make?
What are we trying to accomplish?
What might get us closer to that?
What haven’t we asked yet?
If we believe what we say we believe, what, then, shall we do?
That last one is the big one for today.
If I believe that my #Insight painting will help me see things I need to see, does she need me to listen deeper? To stick with the journey? To trust my heart to hear the answers when they come?
Apparently, all of the above.
And so, covered in paint, I use all my powers of knowing… kinesthetic, auditory/digital, visual, intuitive… and I stay on the path. About half an hour ago, we had a breakthrough, she and I.
And she gently suggested that I take a few minutes to tell you about it while the paint dries.
Just in case, you know, there might be something in your life that’s searching for one of those full-body yeses.
Nothing is all wrapped up with a bow just yet, but things that seemed separate now feel connected and, through it all, there is my Big Why!
I have two granddaughters growing up in this world!
I’d love to know what your Big Why is! You can leave me a comment, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
She and I have some more noticing and wondering to do. I can’t wait to see what comes next!
ps… Those swirly things shaped like honeycomb in the top left corner (!) are the things she and I are doing, together!
pps… If you’d like to see some finished work, come by for a visit at fierceartwithheart There are lots of great questions hiding in the corners there. You just have to listen. Looking is good, too!