“Never again will someone be made like you. Do not deny the world your gifts by doubting them.” ~The Daily Love
A post by Kelly Lynn Adams on Life Gloss today really rocked my socks!!! I am so hard on myself. I can give Doubting Thomas a run for his money any day. Especially of late as my doubt meter has been way off the charts to the negative so to speak. My gifts sitting idly by…
I have never considered my ego ‘fragile’ until the last few years. A series of unfortunate events, totally out of my control, took me way down the rabbit hole of self-doubt and second guessing that is a major creativity thwarter. I have wrestled this particular emotion over and over and over since May of 2008. I have had times when I was on the top and almost had the count…and others when I remained too listless to even fight back.
I selected SOAR as my word for 2011. I felt a shift in my spirits throughout the first few months. I was actually enjoying the view during my lofty flights…and then I allowed another unfortunate event to ground me.
Just now, as I wrote ‘ground me,’ I realized that it did not have a negative energy attached to it any longer. The energy around this event has shifted and it ‘grounds me’ in a balanced way…not a ‘chained to the sadness unable to move’ kind of way.
So what does this have to do with denying the world my gifts? I had lost the courage and the confidence in myself, but oh so worse I lost the courage to put my art and my words out there…communication is my gift…healing broken spirits is my gift…The Artist as a Spiritual Explorer is my gift. Three awesomely beautiful things!!!
Tears flow as I write this as I was forced to face a simple truth when I read those words this morning. Never before me and never after me will there be someone who has my unique set of gifts. Doubting them and denying them is a slap in the face of the One who bestowed them on me. This quote is hanging in three places now so I will see it several times a day…and remember!!
I, Rebecca E. Parsons, am a communicator, a healer and a spiritual explorer. What I have to say with my words and my art are valuable to someone who is waiting for their message. A message only I can deliver. Who am I to deny them?
I am delighted to be part of Jennifer Tuma-Young‘s Life Gloss Team of amazing women who always spark, bounce and SOAR!!! Please visit and be inspired by the musing of the women of Life Gloss. I thank Jennifer for always seeing the very best in me…even when I could not see even a spark!!! She is a mentor, a teacher and a friend. And a super life coach!!! XOXOX
This illustration is from my PhotoShop Designer Series of e-courses. PSD5~Drawing and Painting with a Tablet and Pen where students learn to create concept art, enhance your photos or simply learn to use your Wacom (or other) tablet and stylus. In this captivating project-based class students will learn basic digital painting techniques from the inside out. Using PhotoShop Elements (a free trail version is available to use during the class.) A great way to get your feet wet in PhotoShop.