This is part IV of FINDING INNER PEACE doodle story.
I started a 40-day drawing challenge inspired by lent.
Just to connect and chat with Love at a time when the world feels scary.
Day 28 – 30.3.2022
“JUST FEEL THEM ALL! THAT’S HOW THEY WILL PASS! IT’S ALL THEY WANT FROM YOU – TO BE FELT ALL THE WAY THROUGH!” my heart shouts to me in the hurricane of unfelt emotions bursting out.
Woah, I’ll just let them be felt and let them pass.
Day 29 – 31.3.2022
When the storm passed, my heart looked at me, and said “No longer resist, okay?” Haha, THAT’s something I’ve gotten so used to, it could be hard…
“See, you even resist the thought of not resisting!” cries my heart and laughs. I start to laugh too. Oh wow, how hard it is to sometimes be a human…
Day 30 – 1.4.2022
“There’s so much Love that you can give, let’s go spread it around!” my heart suggests.
Ahh, this seems to break my habit of resisting, taking my attention away from me, myself and I. Doing acts of kindness, as small or as big as you can!
Day 31 – 2.4.2022
Surrounding yourself with community, family and friends is a great way to find yourself where you belong. And THAT brings peace too!
“Let’s welcome in everyone, we are one after all!” my heart smiles and expands even more.
Day 32 – 3.4.2022
“Let’s go look for things you’re grateful for!” my heart assigns.
Paying attention to what I’m grateful for gets easier and easier as my gratitude grows. I can feel gratitude starting to shine through and my heart is full. Isn’t this a peaceful feeling indeed!
What three things can You spot
in your life that you’re grateful for
Day 33 – 4.4.2022
I ask my heart what she’d think if I started looking for my peace from my soul and not from my body and mind…
My heart cheers and goes on: “That’s the shortcut to happiness! Ask yourself what brings you joy? What lights you up?”
Ahhh, I see, THAT makes sense!
Day 34 – 5.4.2022
“And then when you remember where your joy comes from,” continues my heart, “I’d ask you to rest with it.”
Oh, resting in seeing my heart so joyful and doing what I love the most feels like something I’d love to do for living! “Haha, exactly!” says my heart with a grin.
Day 35 – 6.4.2022
When I do what I truly love to do, I feel like I’m creating in a flow state.
“Yess,” confirms my heart, “that’s when you are letting me do the work for you! When life flows, and you express your creativity freely, that’s peace.”
Ahhh, so expressing my soul, creating with Love,
is the same as having found inner peace?
Now I’m curious… Are there any other ways to calm my nervous system and let go of stress? “Of course there are!” says my heart.
Day 36 – 7.4.2022
Next my heart suggests: “Try singing!”
I head to the woods, and start singing my soul song out loud to the trees. It’s refreshing! And when I step out of the forest all kinds of happy synchronicities start to happen – A sure sign of being present and at peace!
Day 37 – 8.4.2022
I feel like I’ve tried them all, I say to my heart. She looks at me, and says, “Sure, let’s celebrate!”
Today we are celebrating all the steps I’ve taken so far, I feel my cup is filled, and overflowing. And you know what, celebrating does it too!
“A couple more,” says my heart, and affirms that I’m now ready for the two big ones.
Day 38 – 9.4.2022
“Forgiveness is a major one!” my heart says and shows me how forgiveness works. It rewrites all your old stories, it refreshes how you view any situation. It’s a surprise and a miracle one after another! Nothing is what you thought it was!
In the end it’s about forgiving yourself, because we are all one.
Day 39 – 10.4.2022
“This is the last one for now,” swears my heart, “accepting life as it comes brings along such peace that there’s nothing to compare!”
Accepting everything isn’t easy, but I’m going to start small, and expand from there.
And soon my inner peace responds. I’m at peace, I’m whole – One accepting thought at a time. This I can do, and accept: Only Love is real!
Day 40 – 11.4.2022
I can now hear YOU so clearly, I tell my heart and get curious.
What do YOU want to do? Tell me now how can I serve you?
“I think you already know,” my heart chuckles and takes my hand.
I loved to find out that inner peace is not silence in solitude, it’s a state of actively being more… ME!
– THE END –
I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
What are your favorite ways to express your soul?