Hello sweet beings!

Carlos and I have been so busy these days meditating,
working our day jobs and coloring the last drawings for our deck of cards that
time has flown by and it’s now already the end of the month! Wow! We hope that
you are all doing well and that your wishes are all coming true for yourselves.

I’d like to take this time to share with you my thoughts on
a practice that has many benefits in the self-love area. It’s called “The
Artist Date”. There’s a lovely book called The Artist’s Way, which is a great
tool for reconnecting, (or connecting) with one’s creativity. My mother gifted
me this treasure long ago, and it is there that I discovered this simple yet
very powerful practice.

You basically choose a day and time that you will make a
date with yourself, as you would do when planning a drink with a friend or
lover. Then you choose the place or event that you will share with yourself.
You can also be flexible with it and see what comes up in the moment. Maybe you
have decided to go to the park and write in your journal, but when the moment
arrives, you really feel like visiting the octopi at your local aquarium and
you do that. Maybe you write in your journal at the aquarium with the magical
creatures, or maybe you end up finding the octopus doing fascinating things so
you just sit in wonder with what you find… The latter is what happened to me on
my last official artist date.

It’s completely up to you! That’s the joy! You make space
for you to just enjoy yourself. There are no rules. Somehow this simple act of
self-care nurtures the part of your being that you can become more in touch
with your creative ideas and guidance. If you do it regularly, you might begin
riding a wave of creative flow and see parts of yourself that you might not see
that clearly when you are caught up in your routine and attending to others. It’s
a nice path to expansion.

The other day I came across this great blog that reminded me
of this healthy habit. It is full of interesting exercises and activities for
building a strong self-esteem and a happy life. I hope that you are inspired to
make your next date with your artist within soon and that it brings you joy and
connection to your creative self!

Happy day!