It is Wednesday! This week I will try to bring you on a journey to reflect within your life. Promise me one thing, find a private space, get a pen and be completely honest with yourself. Now write down all those moments where you felt helpless, confused, angry or even drowning with a cloud of darkness over your head. If possible try to avoid blaming others for your dark moments. Focus only on you.
Now if you are done, I will share with you my experience. Trust me when I say, I know exactly how it feels as I shared in my grief became my mission. My thirst to try everything that is out there to heal myself brought me to attend Creative Visualization by Yasmin Ahmad. This workshop requires one to draw and visualise what your future would look like. I do not know what struck in me at that moment, but it touched and stirred something deep within me.
A few weeks later, I developed a desire to draw …strange! I am not an artist, hated arts and no idea why or how the burning desire to draw was awakened. I gave myself a 20 days challenge to draw and that is what I did. As I drew, time and space stood still…I was in a different dimension…I became one with myself. I felt peace and calmness from inside me because my art was revealing about me, it was talking with me. My heart was screaming out loud saying YES! Sameeta this is you, this is what you should be doing!
Next, I came to realise and accept, my heart knows better than my head. I started searching for accredited courses on therapeutic arts that is not online-based BUT has live sessions or better if I can attend classes. Guess what? I found the perfect school and course that suits my needs and calling. My heart said yes to it! So here I am a certified Therapeutics art Practitioner serving children aged 6 to 12 years old and working adults. What’s important, I found my happiness. It is something many may not understand why this path…but this is me, my rebirth to serve my soul purpose.
So now, pull out your paper where you have written your moments. Write all the alternate options that are out there: body movement therapy, energy healing, breathing therapy, music therapy and yes therapeutics arts! You need to keep searching what works for you and not follow what others do or say. Pause and listen to what your heart is saying….it is saying THERE IS A WAY OUT…keep searching until you find it. When you do find what suits you…. it will be the most liberating experience, I promise. Till then, take care and do wait for my next article where I will explain more on Therapeutic arts.