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I believe in making space. Sometimes, most of the time, that means letting something go. For me, it often means letting go of something that I once loved, or that I still love.
Time and time again, something magical happens when I practice letting go. The space that the letting go created becomes an irresistible honey pot that attracts something beautiful to drop in.
Recently, I let go of my beloved Art Dates, an offering, and a community I nurtured for eight years (plus a pretty steady/reliable revenue stream). I let go of social media (again), but not in a permanent way (I’ll show up there from time to time). And maybe most importantly, I’ve been letting go of allllll sorts of old beliefs/harm that live in my body via therapy (it’s been so healing for me). Along the way, I wake up saying out loud, “I am open to being surprised.”
And just like that, my honey pot of space attracted the MOST MAGICAL thing.
I have signed a contract with Hay House publishing to be the artist/illustrator of the 40th Anniversary Edition of Louise Hay‘s groundbreaking bestselling book, You Can Heal Your Life. Over 50 million copies sold! This special 40th Anniversary ed will be available next year, and will include about 40 full-color images (including the cover!) of mine.
What a magical surprise and opportunity of a lifetime! I am not sure it would have arrived had I not created space in my life by letting go. There is so much trust in the middle and so much joy on the other side.
I have owned many of Louise’s books, including the original You Can Heal Your Life book for many many years. It sits in my bedroom amongst my favorite books whose authors feel like big sisters and mentors to me. OMG!
It feels like a dream to collaborate with her spirit in this way. I am thinking of her, calling on her, re-reading her words. The divinity of timing – at a moment when I’m consciously healing – isn’t lost on me. Magical.
Creatively, it’s a delicious challenge, too. I am wildly grateful.
Here’s to letting go, and creating irresistible honey pots of space that attract something beautiful to drop in.