The process of creating the board involves cutting up images and text from magazines, sorting through them and choosing intuitively which ones feel right, and then glueing them down on to a large board. I think it works best when you don't think too much about it, and work quickly. My board was a bit small so I couldn't fit in everything I wanted to, and I had to be very selective. But I was happy with the final outcome as it is simple and deeply meaningful to me right now. I didnt quite finish my board on the day, and added a bit more to it afterwards, including a few of Cathys affirmations which resonated with me.
We each brought a gift for an exchange which took place at the end of the day. This is really amazing when I think about it, but Cathy brought along a print with the word Shine on it. And Shine is the word that I selected for myself to represent this year! Cathy asked each of us to select a gift in turn, and as it took a while before she picked me, I started to get a bit anxious because I secretly wanted this print! Surprisingly it was still there when it was my turn to choose a gift. So its now mine and I take it to be a sign that I am heading in the right direction with my life. This is a big deal for me, because I have not always felt this way in the past. I am very thankful and grateful to have this print. The photo was taken by Kelly from 74 Lime Lane. Thank you Cathy and Kelly!!
To sum up, I had a lovely day and enjoyed it very much. I am glad I got out from behind the computer to spend an afternoon dreaming and planning with a group of like minded souls. It was a supportive and nurturing environment and there was a lot of good energy in the room. I left the workshop feeling inspired, happy and uplifted, with a very positive feeling that 2012 will be an Awesome Year!! As well as my Shine print, I was also given a goodie bag with a notebook, pens and affirmations to take away with me. Thank you Louise and Cathy for organising such a wonderful workshop!