“A woman actually doesn’t need a room of her own but she does need an hour of her own. An hour during which she steps outside of her roles so she can remember her soul. An hour in which she’s serving nobody but her own potential. An hour during which she’s putting work boots on her dreams.”
– Glennon Doyle Melton
Have you ever wondered what you might be missing in life? Or indeed, whether you are missing out on anything at all?
I certainly have!
There was a time in my life where I didn’t know up from down, left from right. I was lost and feeling totally alone and entirely misunderstood.
I felt like I didn’t have any true friends at all. That nobody really got me or made time and space for me in any meaningful way.
I was stressed, depressed and feeling as though I was living at the bottom of a deep dark well.
Little did I realize at the time that the problem was me.
I was living a life that on the surface was very successful, but it didn’t fulfil me or make me happy. Because the surface was OK I told myself everything else should be too. I was living the high life by all accounts and I should be on top of the world! Promotions at work, a flat by the sea.
It all sounds like bliss, right?
There was this nagging sensation coming from my very soul, that I was successfully ignoring by making sure my life was as busy as possible. Nights out, shopping trips. Anything to fill the void inside.
But nothing really worked.
Eventually, because of my depression, I found myself truly alone (I had pushed everyone away) and unable to work. Here there was nowhere to hide.
I had to confront what was missing in my life.
What was missing was art.
When I finally allowed art into my life everything changed for me. I felt connected, inspired, no longer alone and full of ideas and inspiration. It happened slowly at first, but eventually, I was finding myself feeling full once again.
No more useless shopping trips or numbing myself with alcohol.
I was free!
It was such an amazing experience for me that I want to shout about it from the rooftops to anyone and everyone who will listen!
Art can truly heal your soul and connect you to parts of yourself you never even knew existed.
It is refreshing, uplifting and it gives you the time and space to think, breathe, shine and grow.
Want to awaken your creative soul too? Here are three simple steps to get started on that right away:
Sarah Leonard is an auric artist and creativity coach. She believes that our superpower lies in our creative soul selves and that we aren't truly steeped in our personal power until we connect with that inner wisdom. She helps women do just that - create space for growth and creativity in their busy modern lives. Find out more at acatlikecuriosity.com