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Hello, Hello Out There!

It's me Karen. I'm here. I'm ready to take my next step. Today it looks like my next step is writing my first blog post. I don't see this as the 'First' post. Firsts can be overwhelming and daunting. Firsts often contain a hidden desire for perfection. It's helpful for me to look back sometimes when taking my 'first' or next steps. I look back to see all the moments, both small and big, that have led me to this next step. It calms me to notice that I'VE ALREADY STARTED!! Starting things isn't just about the action. Starting is also about the preparation and the invisible energetic work! What did it take to get me here? Who did I need to meet along the way that inspired me towards my next step? What cosmic information did I need to receive, that allowed me to take one step more?


If we could view these FIRSTS -First day at a new job, First investor pitch, First child, First time riding a scooter around Los Angeles, First time trying to learn how to play an instrument- as just a continuation of what already is, we can see there is already momentum steering us in certain directions.


Reflecting on my personal journey with Expressive Arts Therapy, I would say one of the most beneficial things I've learned is how to let go of outcomes. When I learned to START painting without already having a plan or idea of what I wanted to create, I felt LIBERATED!! I felt like I could let go and finally paint with my heart, with my emotion, with true inspiration. And often the outcome is even more interesting and beautiful than anything I could have pre-planned.


I think this is one of life's tricks. It's scary to let go. And when we know how powerful we are as humans, we want to harness that power and create the things we want, just how we want them. However, when we can just be so present that the moment feels magical, we open ourselves up to so much more than we can IMAGINE. I love this phrase - MORE THAN WE CAN IMAGINE- because that is the essence of creativity afterall.


So,

Welcome to my blog, and my journey- just a continuation of all the moments that have brought me here. I'm so excited to keep taking steps forward, and I can't wait to collaborate, laugh, dance, make weird noises, and roll around on the floor with you.

Big Hugs and kisses


Me






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