Warrior Optimist

Aug 12, 2014 | My Creative Practice

(New art! This piece arrives signed, matted, and ready to frame. Available here)
A few weeks ago I had my chart read for the first time (you can read more of that story here). One of the things I learned about myself is that my warrior (Mars), optimist (Jupiter), and healing (Chiron) characters are all very close to one another in my chart, and they’re all in fire signs, making this particular trio extra powerful together. Carol, my extraordinary chart reader and healer all on her own, explained that these three characters are the leads in the plot of my story, the heartbeat of my essence. Despite their battle wounds, they know of optimistic endurance, always seeing possibility, fighting for light, and reaching for healing. As she was telling me this, I felt the chills – always a sign of when something feels deeply true. There’s a reason I call myself a possibilitarian. 
I’m not going to lie. This year has been tough with good old fashioned transition and stress. At times there certainly have been moments when I’ve had to dig very deep to keep my spirits up. And there have been times when I’ve wanted to throw my hands up in the air, fantasizing about quitting everything, and moving to a little plot of land off the grid, alone. 
Of course, it’s precisely those beautiful, messy moments that indicate there’s a message there, a lesson, an opportunity to recalibrate. Ever since my chart reading, I’ve been thinking of my inner warrior optimist in those challenging moments. I’ve been summoning her endurance, her deep, never-ending well of optimism, her healing, possibilitarian spirit.  I know she’s the part of my essence, that divine light that lives in all us, that is guiding me toward all that is meant to be. I am doing my best not just to listen to her, but to trust her, too. 
We all have battle wounds. Tough years. Soul work to complete while we are here. I think that is the point, sometimes. A path toward evolution, and a chance for our spirits and our souls to learn and grow and become. The journey is hard. Excruciating. Beautiful. Delicate. Layered.Worth it. 
And so. Here’s to being fearless warriors for optimism, healing, and joy. I can’t think of a battle more worth fighting for. 
PS: Can’t thank you enough for all the e-course sign ups. Something tells me I’m going to be in the company of many other warrior optimists as we create gorgeous mantra paintings together. To say I’m excited is a big understatement! It’s not too late to sign up. Class starts Sept 8th! 

Sending much love,

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I’m Kelly Rae Roberts

Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my creative whispers, and today I’m an artist & Possibilitarian. I’m passionate about creating meaningful art and experiences that awaken and inspire our spirits.

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