A Fun Way To Find Your Bliss

Art Therapy: Creating a  magical island drawing.
Here is an art therapy project people really love.
It is the Island drawing.
This project allows you to find out what is most important to you today.
Often we over think things. In this art project I encourage you to focus on what feels right. It is all about the feeling. Don’t over think this art project. In fact, people make changes in their life because of feelings not because of thoughts. So if you are in a rut and want to find a way out. Draw the island and it will show you the way.
Materials:
– 11″x 18″ paper if you do not have this then printer paper can work as well.
– Colored pencils, or markers are ideal but, in a pinch you can use a pencil or pen.
Directions:
With a piece of paper you are to draw an island. You can put anyone and anything on it. The only limitation is the limitation you put on it. Remember that. When you have finished this drawing you will be magically transported to this island for the rest of your life so put your full attention to it. I do not want you to have any regrets once you have been transported. Now begin.
When you have completed the island drawing read below. But not before.
After you have completed the island I want you to look at your island and study it. This island drawing will show you what is most important to you in your life right now. So look at it and see what you want more of in your current life.
For example. If you drew lots of nature you may want to spend more time in nature. If you are alone on the island maybe you need your space because the people in your life are overwhelming you. If so find some alone time to recharge. If you have a a lot of fishing rods and love to fish. Maybe make a plan in the near future to go fishing or something with water and outdoors. May be you created a city on your island. Maybe you need more excitement in your life. How can you bring more of that into your life this week or even today? Maybe you created a library and love to read. Make some time today or this week to read.
Think about how you can put more of what is on the island in your current every day life. Whether it is your subconscious or conscious mind it is telling you to take time out and have some me time. The island will show you the way. Listen to what it is telling you.
Have fun, and enjoy,
My best,
Stuart
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About stuartcline

I am a counselor and life coach. I believe the world is a better place when people are inspired and have hope. Positive people lead happy lives. My hope is that my blog will make your life better. I believe in you and the positive choices that you are making. Do what feels right and stop doing what does not. My hope is that our good deeds will ripple out into the world and leave it a little better then it was before. My goal is to make it easier for people to smile. Smiling matters. It leaves the world a little brighter and our hearts a little lighter. My hope is that smiling will be so common and contagious that we may all need to wear sunglasses, because the light created from the smiles is blinding. With kindness, Stuart
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3 Responses to A Fun Way To Find Your Bliss

  1. Jo says:

    What a great idea! I’ve got a workshop this weekend – I’m going to try it😊

    • stuartcline says:

      Jo, Thank you for the comment. I would love to hear how it goes in your workshop. I did it recently with a group of 12 and everyone found it really fun and insightful. I have done it with counselors, people in recovery, doctors, health care professionals and it has always been one of my favorites. Have fun.

  2. pat says:

    This was amazing. I drew my island from above, like a map. When done I had the beginnings of my own mandala with hints of fractals within.

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