Lined Up

by Shea Bell

We all know our progress through life is not a straight line. So, feeling off, I picked up some pencil crayons and started to draw. Since I’m not an artist, the ruler is often my friend, and out came some gorgeous straight lines. To my delight, this diagram revealed a message and inspired this post. I wasn’t thinking about being lined up, but clearly I wasn’t.  And was it as bad as it looked?

When I draw, I shut down the critic and allow inspiration to move through me. There is no pressure to be an artist. I’m never quite sure of how it will turn out, or what the message will be, but I know there will be one.

It’s like sitting down with a journal, with no particular goal other than to allow uncensored words to leave the brain.  After a page or so of sometimes pretty boring stuff, the meat becomes matter.

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Karen Martin March 8, 2019 - 8:38 am

Thanks for your thoughtful words Shea. You have inspired me to reflect on my own alignment. Love and blessings to you.

Shea Bell March 8, 2019 - 10:55 am

Love and blessings back Karen. I appreciate your thoughts. I think Springtime is a great chance for reflection.

Darlene March 8, 2019 - 1:49 pm

This is a wonderful post, full of meaning and hope. We all need to reflect from time to time but don’t always do it. Writing it down is very powerful. My daughter makes rune stones and I have a set. I will often pull one and contemplate. I find it beneficial. I love your drawing!

Shea Bell March 8, 2019 - 6:32 pm

Hi Darlene, Thanks for checking in. Making that drawing was a lot of fun and almost made me laugh when it was finished. I have some of your daughter’s Runes and am also having fun with divination in all forms. But writing or drawing never fails me! If anyone is interested in the clay runes, here is the link:

Lori Pedersen Harrison April 3, 2019 - 6:56 am

Shea, Shea, shea…. back in Cabo… I have found your blog…
Ohhh.. meeting u in the hall w my mom.. (at Kin Vill) was a welcome, unexpected gift. I knew.. “you too want to make sense of this wonderful thing called life”. Not easy, not simple, ongoing… the ins and outs.. ups and downs.. continue…
Just when I thought I was at peace, balanced, and blessed.. in the game of snakes and ladders.. ouch.. I shimmy on back down..
Love your drawing and the proverbial ladder of straight lines.. as … here I go,again, just starting today, with where I am and simply, what I have….

Thank u..
Thank u…
Thank u.. Lori.. Betty’s daughter

admin April 3, 2019 - 8:30 am

Hi Lori, this thing called making sense out of life can be challenging at times! But yes, I too thought we shared something that day in the hallway. I just love your Mom. She always looks like she wants to tell a joke!


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