jan7 art journal, Hali Karla

Having an intuitive creative practice is my lifeline in challenging times.

For all the things there are no words for.

As a respite from intensity.

Spacious breath in the midst of tension or helplessness.

A place with no expectation, and nothing but honest presence.

And a precious, sacred reminder of how blessed we are to be able to choose to see with Love and wonder.

This is why, even when life gets a bit full and overwhelming with other things, I still reach for a brush or pen and my journal almost every single day – and let my sometimes tough mind and tender heart flow to hand and page.