If You Want To Make A Shift Within, Paint A Wall!
Posted on June 30, 2015 by Karen Schumann | 0 comments
Well, it's been a strange 24 hours for me. I began yesterday with the idea of painting a wall in my living room and it turned into changing everything in my house! Let me back up a bit though before I finish about the painting The change really started to unfold a few weeks ago when I felt a deep down need to remove furniture from my den, furniture that I no longer wanted, furniture from a previous life, so out to the garage it went. I can't tell you how wonderful I felt when it was all removed. I felt a shift, a shift within me that was going to change everything. Fast forward to yesterday and painting a wall in my living room. The strangest thing happened as I began to paint, I starting sobbing, not just a little, but a lot. I just started slopping the paint on and I couldn't believe the emotion that was pouring out of me. Painful memories, anger, hurt, and frustration at events and people's behavior that I could not control. It took awhile, but I finally settled down to the task at hand and finished it within a few hours. The rest of the day continued to be emotional, things were coming to the surface rapidly and I was just trying to get through. I was so relieved when it was finally time to go to bed, and I just curled up with my puppies and fell fast asleep. Upon awakening, I was a little scared to open my eyes, afraid of what might lie ahead, but to my surprise I got up filled with a great excitement to change all the furniture in my house. I spent the better part of the morning getting rid of furniture, paintings, and pillows that were no longer my style and low and behold Karen started to push through, my style, my way of living, how I want to live my life on my terms and no one else's. My house became a canvas and I was the artist. And the best thing, I already had everything and my only cost was a $15 quart of paint and primer. Think a Venice, CA bungalow! Sending lots of love and encouragement to make a shift. Karen