Friday, May 2, 2014
Day 32: Lessons learned from a selfie
I took the picture to include in a journal spread for the art journaling class I'm taking, Book of Days. I almost didn't do it, I thought about using a picture of myself as a child instead but I'm intent on getting outside of my comfort zone and healing energy patterns and I knew this was something I had to do for me.
It really is just a picture right? But I took 9 of them before I got one that I liked. And I only kind of liked it. It's strange because when I look in the mirror I see a different girl than the one that looks back at me from photos. I thought about that a lot. Why is it I look in the mirror and can see a pretty girl but I look at photos and see flaws? Interesting question. What came to mind is that perhaps what I see when I look at a picture is what I feel the world sees. I know who I am on the inside and I know that I am a beautiful person. I think that deep down we all are, which may seem strange given what some people do but I believe it's in there, under all the hurt and pain and wounds that some people have. But anyway...I know me, I know my stories, my wounds, what I have been through, how I have healed, who I am. But the rest of the world doesn't know that. Perhaps it is the judgement of others I see when I see myself in photos, or, perhaps that is just a reflection of some deep seeded judgement I have toward myself.
Just think, all of that from a selfie. I definitely see meaning in all things and I am glad that I do. It has definitely given me something to think about, not that I don't already have enough going on in there as there are many deep things on my mind these days. But I know that things come to my attention and are reflected to me at the exact time I need to be aware of them. For that I am grateful.
May you be blessed with love and light,
Here's a sneak peek of the page I'm doing for the class I mentioned above, it's not done yet but I am loving it so far.