Today we will investigate the gigantic topic of forgiveness. Holding any grudges these days? Often these feelings of anger and resentment tend to control us rather than us controlling them. Sound familiar? Anger, shame, and sadness are usually the common emotions connected to the grudges we hold toward others. Can you think of any that you might be able to tackle today? Please find some paper. Draw or write the thing or person causing your to feel has wronged you in some way. Once you have that image or word on paper, continue to write down more words and feelings associated with this. Once you have completed this exercise, please tear this paper up into many small pieces, imagining how forgiveness (even if they were at fault and you were the one hurt) might feel if you let go of the negative feelings. Don’t throw the paper scraps away just yet, because we might use the torn pieces for another art exercise later in the week. If this is topic is one that needs investigating, this art project is likely to stir up a lot of emotions. Before you begin, think of a positive form of self soothing that you can use when completing this project.
Yesterday’s project: Did you find it easy or difficult to say goodbye to something negative in your life? Acknowledgment is the first step to letting go of something that might be harming you. Did you find the letter writing technique helpful?