Welcome back to crazy little things! I hope everyone is doing ok and if you are not well that is ok too because you don’t have to be ok all the time as you are only human. Still feeling pretty shitty under this dark storm but I have had times where there have been breaks in the clouds and the light has got through. I have really embraced my creative side and explored creativity that I haven’t really tried before and it has had such an amazing effect on me mentally. You all probably know I love writing and reading but I have never really explored painting or drawing before now. I have spent this last week or so painting a room at work and I found by exploring with colours and using my feelings to guide me during this led to a positive feeling come through, pride. I found myself today standing back and looking at my work and feeling overwhelmed, there were my emotions staring straight back at me and it felt so fucking good to see them instead of feeling them and trying to put them into words.
This is definitely something I want to carry on exploring with myself and seeing where it can lead me.
Here is what I have been painting :
So today’s tip of the day is –
Make friends with the monster under the bed.
I did a post about how we need to be our own hero and what does a hero supposedly do? They defeat the monster. But maybe that monster that is hiding beneath your bed isn’t something we should fear, but love? Maybe that monster is hiding beneath your bed isn’t actually a monster.
What I mean by that is, that monster that hides beneath our bed is our fears and darkness all rolled into one and that might be the reason why we are so scared of it. My monster is the creations of all the bad things that have happened to me in past and all things that could happen to me in the future. That monster doesn’t understand love and not just only how to give it but also receive it. That monster is scared and lonely and is that something I should fear or hug?
Being able to accept that darkness can live inside us all and anyone can have a monster hiding underneath their bed, it is made from the worst parts of ourselves and those are the parts that need the most love and nurture.
Once we can make friends with the monster hiding underneath the bed then maybe that’s when we can start accepting and loving every part of ourselves even the scary parts.