I create art as a form of expression, healing and transformation. I pour myself into the piece and allow that which wants to express emerge. In this piece it is grace…
Let me ask you, do you or have you ever felt pressure to perform? to achieve? to be something other than who you are? or to be somewhere in life that you are not? I have.
Grace to me means that I’ve given myself permission to "not be perfect". In the past, I’ve had the belief that I had to be perfect or to at least strive for perfection. There was no freedom in that, only stress, anxiety and judgment. There was so much of feeling less than and like a failure.
Over the years, it had began to weigh on my self-confidence and my ability to feel worthy. I felt like I had to prove something. Inside I was terrified and felt completely unsafe. I started to feel paralyzed.
It wasn’t until I started to awaken to this fear of "not being perfect”, that I felt the exhaustion of trying to achieve something that wasn’t attainable and that I started to open myself up to deep feelings of being terrorized and sadness. Owning this, owning all of it and recognizing that a younger version of myself was actually running the show and determining my future, gave me the power to choose that which my adult version of myself knows to be true and that my soul is calling forward. Now I have so much more freedom and give myself grace. Are you looking for more freedom in your life?
I chose a yoga pose because I think it is such a beautiful practice and a beautiful pose. It is on the mat that I can surrender to all that I think I am not, to where I think I fall short, to the judgment and fear of failure to be me and explore what that looks like…. What is my truth, what feels good, and what has me feel free. I’m able to grant myself grace to fully be me.
My desire is that as you view this piece, you will experience the depth and beauty of “Grace" and find the strength and courage inside yourself to allow grace in your own life and feel the freedom of being your true authentic self, allowing space to own all of life…the good...the bad…the sad…the happy…all of it. Trust in knowing that we are all on a journey and it is divinely unfolding.