Tuesday, September 15, 2009

open heart, grateful mind

......................................BE VULNERABLE

yesterday I taught a special workshop by request for Ashana ( one of my darling students)....it was a follow on theme from Fraser Island Retreat and Brenda was also part of the workshop from a distance. This workshop was more about process and content, rather than the outcome of the finished page.

When I'm teaching journaling there is always just as much in the workshop for me as there is for my talented students. yesterday vulnerability came and said hello on my journal page. vulnerability with an open heart.for me this feels a little scary, putting myself in a place where hurt can easy enter. but I know this is where the greatest of all emotions can be felt. so I am slowly opening up my heart more and allowing more love to flow in... and more to flow out.

"with an open heart I am brave
with an open heart I feel
with an open heart I acknowledge the fear
with an open heart.....I am vulnerable.

with an open heart I can truly be Love."
Nic Hohn

8 comments:

Caity said...

Nic, this is a beautiful piece.. there are times, yes, when we have to let ourselves be vulnerable (but it's hard and scary!)
Be good to you!

Studio Sylvia said...

I can't believe I visited your post and the last two entries are related to hearts. My grand-daughter (2 months old) had open heart surgery on Monday. She looked so vulnerable lying in her bed. So many messages in this post.

Brenda Grace said...

Simply stunning and vey much everything I love about your work. Bxxx

Jacky said...

Wonderful journal page Nic...the strong colours and your beautiful message.

Jacky xox

Ro Bruhn said...

What a beautiful page Nic and what a great message, we gain strength from our vulnerability.

Lorri said...

I totally LOVE this, it resonates with me.
So nice to meet you, I discovered you through Brenda's blog :)

It's so hard to admit we can be (or are) vulnerable. For me, I know its the little voice inside my head that says "No, you must be strong" - even through my pain I still try to put on my 'brave face' - and sometimes, we must allow vulnerability - for being vulnerable opens the heart to a release.
Now, I just have to heed my words!!
So I think you have inspired me to...

Cry
Sob &
Shake if I must

Lets be vulnerable, Release and let the cleansing begin :)

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