Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now... Rilke
Rilke invites us to have patience and love and live the questions that shape our lives. I don't know about the patience part but I've been loving and living with encouragement as one of my questions. How can I be an encouraging person today?
Living with this question I created a card deck of encouraging ideas and actions that I would love to share with you. The deck has three parts - Encouraging Beliefs, Encouraging Actions, and Strengths. Use the deck to support your spirit through the changes and challenges of your life. Use it as your own personal creative muse. Use it with teens, seniors, friends, and co-workers. Use it when you are grieving, growing, creating, loving, and in confusion, despair, hope and joy.
While creating this deck I encountered the inevitable obstacles, delays, disappointments and confusion that are part of a big project. I was so pleased to discover that the ideas in the deck helped see me through the rough patches. This is exactly what I had hoped for!
The images are all original drawings of women and birds. They are quirky and spunky characters which is perfect actually because you and I are quirky originals and that is what we have to work with.
If you'd like to purchase a deck please click on the button below.
PS - like children, art projects require many people to help them grow. I offer much gratitude to Annette Murray and Jim Bradley for helping me bring this project home.
Best to you, love Judy