On my walk this morning, as I pondered a dream I’d had last night, I realized that I was protecting my time…my life…too much. For a number of years, I’ve had a fear of being too involved, too scheduled, too busy, so I’ve backed away when I felt overwhelmed.
But in my dream, I had literally stepped into a class (all women students, being taught by a woman) and was delighted to be there. Each of the women in this class was very active/busy. All seemed happily engaged. I only knew one woman, and in waking life she is a very good friend and also the most scheduled person whom I’ve ever met…but I wanted to be a part of this group. I felt that I almost belonged there although my friend expressed doubt that I was ready…but she did make room for me.
Later in the dream she was telling me about another friend who had, on a whim, during a storm? bought 8 dinners of salmon and drove them 8 hours to feed her friends. As I listened to this I thought, “How wonderful. What generosity and abandon!”
So as I was walking today, the idea of “A month of saying YES” came to me. The idea is to SAY YES to whatever comes along and see what happens, write about it on the blog, share this adventure, and also invite you to come along and share your experiences as well.
Will I always say yes? I don’t know…I am going to try… for the fun of it and for the adventure of it.
I’ll keep you posted….
*Over the winter I’ve worked on some new mixed media pieces and this is one of them…they are all for sale on my artwork page. Feel free to email me if you have any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org