Thank you for stopping by and checking out my visual therapy! Slightly under a year ago I was widowed after separating from my abusive husband. We had 5 sons together.
I was given an iphone as a gift in May 2010, and as I started to re-find myself, I found that the creative outlet of iPhoneography was soothing and cathartic. It was a dark journey that has led me to where I am today. After a failed attempt at another relationship, I remain on a journey of single motherhood and soul searching. Tumblr and the iPhoneography community have been such strong pillars in my healing process. I reccomend art therapy to anyone needing who has suffered trauma or grief. It is such a gentle and effective medicine.
Up till i started on Tumblr, I started a set on flickr called "inner dark" you can access it here: RivkahW's Inner Dark on Flickr
I call my iphone my "musical camera that has a curious little app on it that sometimes allows me to hear the voices of people I know"....I am a bit of a phone phobe, so that I express my creative side on my phone is one of life's ironies....
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Photo uploading uses all my phone credit up - will try to save uploads for when I visit a friends place with wifi. I’m in my new apartment for only 2 months so it is not worth putting wifi in here.
So in line with my learning about gratitude…. I have been exploring the writings of the Rebbe Nachman of Breslov….
So I am trying to retrain my thinking along these lines….
I need to stop describing experiences, thoughts or feelings as “good” or “bad”.
I need to change the language I use to describe experiences, thoughts or feelings as either “pleasant or comfortable” or “unpleasant or uncomfortable”.
As sometimes a pleasant or comfortable experience, thought or feeling leads to a “bad” outcome, and sometimes unpleasant and uncomfortable experiences, thoughts or feelings results in something “good”.
What is good? A response to an experience, thought or feeling which heals, helps, restores, repairs, brings peace, brings clarity…
What is bad? A response to an experience, thought or feeling which makes sick, hurts, destroys, isolates, alienates, confuses…
And it is all up to me, the only good or bad that exist is in MY response….
No more blaming the external. The only control over good or bad I have is in myself.
As the saying goes: “bad things happen when good people do nothing”….
Will take retraining my brain - but this appears to be the key to a positive future, no matter what happens….