Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Road To Freedom

**Art Journal Starts Tomorrow**

I got several messages last week congratulating me on my new Freedom. Everyday since my divorce it has sunk in that I AM FREE...Not just from an abusive marriage but from its whole story. I have noticed that I want to speak less and less about the "story" because its power has shifted. I am not suppressing what happened or "forgeting it" but I am forgiving it. I am continuing on with my 40 day Prosperity Plan (I just started over) and today's affirmation says:

"When I am aware of the God-Self within me as my total fulfillment, I am totally fulfilled. I am now aware of this truth. I have found the secret of life and I relax in the knowledge that the activity of Divine Abundance is eternally operating in my life. I simply have to be aware of the flow, the radiation of the creative energy, which is continuously, easily and effortlessly pouring forth from my divine consciousness. I am now aware. I am now in the flow."

I wanted to share what came up for me in my journal after meditation.

It is time to place the old story aside- it was once true- it had its place but NOW it is no longer relevant. God/The Creator has taken over and the truth of my divine life is shining through. I can't be poor, I can't be without, I can't be unsupported because my support is all around me! I simply have to follow Spirit's orders and do what has to be done. I walk up to the slate and I wipe it clean - I let the universe handle all the transgressions - the rights and wrongs and I just move forward. I eat through my cocoon to release my wings. The wind supports my flight in freedom.


My vision for Art Heals Us is beginning to take shape. I see many Sistahs around the world coming together to make art together as a means of healing ourselves. I see us sharing our techniques, our processes...ancient ways of being and sharing. I realize that my trip to Tanzania is not about "taking a trip" it is about healing and learning. While I am there I will meet with some Sistahs who have started a weaving project to re-use plastic grocery bags into purses. These plastic bags I am told litter the road side in Tanzania - so much so - that the government outlawed the use of them going forward. To save the earth the Sistahs and children in the area are gathering the littered bags and making them a sustainable product that is perfect for shopping. My wish is to meet with them to discuss their efforts and to learn the process to bring back here.
Next weekend, February 1,2 & 3rd in Atlanta I am hosting my first fundraiser for ART HEALS US. It will be a weekend workshop that will teach doll making. The funds for the class will be used to help develop the organization - go towards developing a 501 c3, creating a bank account and towards my development of programs. My wish is to raise funds to create free classes for those in need - ie. going to domestic violence shelters, working with youth in need. I have space for 10 to 12 women to participate. We will start Friday evening and continue on Saturday then Sunday. The doll we create will be a vision and symbol for our own personal healing and development. I hope those in Atlanta will participate. The cost is $60 with a $10 materials fee. Snacks will be included. My mother has opened up her beautiful home in southwest Atlanta for this fundraiser. Space is limited to 12 participants. EARLY REGISTRATION REQUIRED (THURSDAY, JANUARY 31ST DEADLINE) so we have enough materials for each participant. The dolls are made of paper mache' and various textiles. NO PREVIOUS ART EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Total Freedom to Create!!! Call me at 404-424-9194 or email me at or write me at ART HEALS US, PO BOX 11021, Atlanta, GA 30331 My website should be up soon - the url is

Thank you for your consideration and support.
Sistah C
PS. The Healing From Violence Quilt is going great. Beautiful quilting squares. We will get together a quilting circle soon - so if you are interested please contact me at the above info.


sondjata said...

Wishing you the best.

Evelyn said...

The art doll project sounds lovely. I'm wishing I was in the Atlanta area.

Congrats on the divorce. Been there. Done that. Life's much better now.