My Water Your Soul Journal
I wanted to share a new journal I just recently started working in. I’m taking Liz Lamoreux’s Water Your Soul course and had a chance to finally dig into this course this past weekend. I really struggled with finding the right-sized binder that felt good for me so I ended up making this one with a book cover I had previously covered in fabric for a different project and some planner binder rings I had on hand. My pages are a tad bit on the smaller size—about 5x7ish—but the size works for me. I had a lot of fun gathering papers and sticking them in that I just wanted to share a little flip of what I’ve gathered so far.
I also created my intention pages and started my journey with Stillness & Action. I’m aware I’m beginning a week late, but it’s fine. I think I’m going to take my time with this and not feel bad about it because I have the tendency to “feel bad about being behind” but there’s really nothing to feel bad about! I appreciate the process and how it grows with you. My intent is to just take what I need whenever I need it.
I also wanted to share a bit of what I wrote when thinking about why I decided to take this class. I’ve been sitting in the And Spaces of Loss & Love, Hope & Uncertainty, and Holding on & Letting go for a while now, and Liz’s first email about her course just found me at the right time. So here’s what I wrote:
As I begin on this journey, my intention is to come back to myself. My heart’s been in splinters—tiny little pieces just trying to put itself back together again. And it has been hard. I have moments when I feel good and I am okay. Then in the next moment, I fall into bursts of sadness. It’s been a process. I have to remind myself that I’m not one to get over a heartbreak so easily, especially if it’s caused by the absence of someone I love. There’s a lot of hurt here, yes, but there’s still a lot of love. How do I learn to let go and forgive, mourn and heal, and find myself again through all of the pain? And so that is my intention for taking this class: to return to myself. To figure out how to navigate these And Spaces in a way that waters my soul and nourishes my heart. There is no magic course on healing hearts. And I don’t expect that from joining in on this course. Instead, I hope this course will act as a companion in this very personal journey of mine to mend a broken heart.
I didn’t write a blessing, but I feel like the process of just wanting to find my way back to myself is a blessing in itself.
Anyway, I just wanted to share that with you. My heart goes out to you all. We’re all sitting in these And Spaces together whether we’re aware of it or not.