Love Heals All Wounds

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In my art journal…

I’ve been thinking a lot about our ability to heal from our past wounds.

When I reflect back on the many wounds I’ve endured and how I was able to heal, they all have one thing in common…LOVE. I know, I know…it’s so corny and cliché, but love really does heal all wounds. Love is the answer to every problem, every conflict, every heartache, and every issue.

That is what life is all about…LOVE.

It’s about loving yourself and allowing yourself to be loved. It’s about loving others. It’s about believing you are loved and lovable. It’s about believing in love and it’s power to heal our wounds.

Love is always the answer.

Wishing you love and healing,

Jackie Barragan

 

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Infinite Light

“She could destroy the darkness with her infinite LIGHT”.

Be the fire that can burn through your sadness, anger, depression, and despair. Allow that fire to burn away everything that is not true – because the only truth is love.  Let the light of your inner fire shine so bright that it will destroy the darkness.

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Love and Acceptance

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“She just wanted to be loved and accepted”

I believe that love and acceptance are universal desires; part of being human. And I think the more often we give them, the more open we become to receiving them. Give love and acceptance freely and reap the rewards.

Have a blessed day, courageous friends.

(Prints available in my Etsy shop)

Love,

Jackie

Learn, Grow, Change in 2018

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This is Flower Girl and she wants to share something with you.

Life is school for the soul. We are here to learn life’s lessons. We are here to grow spiritually. We are here to love, evolve, and transcend. We are like caterpillars that turn into butterflies. We are like flowers that blossom and grow. But God gave us free will too. We have choices in how we live our lives. We can ignore the lessons; remain stuck; repeat the patterns or we can learn, grow, and change.

 

 

My New Year’s Wish for you in 2018 is to find the lessons in all of life’s challenges. Grow and learn from them and discover who you truly are at your core – love, light, and a spark of the Divine.

Happy New Year my courageous friends!

(Prints available in my Etsy shop.)

Love,

Jackie

Thoughts on The Art of Sisterhood Retreat aka PURE MAGIC WEEK

Magic happened in Atascadero, CA a couple of weeks ago. Seriously.

I spent six days at the Art of Sisterhood Retreat and it was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced! That week with my art sisters far exceeded my expectations. It was so much more than art for me. It was about human connection, empathy, love, laughter, truth, and courage. It was about sharing our hearts and our art. It was healing and therapeutic. It was hilarious and fun. It was tearful and vulnerable. It was magic.

IMG951672_1511374505061The thought of teaching a lesson in person for the first time made my hands shake and my stomach turn. I gave myself huge anxiety just thinking about it. But then, when the day came (11/11 – an angel number and divine sign!), these 25 beautiful women trusted me and allowed me to be my authentic self in my perfectly imperfect way. They made me feel safe, without judgement. We cried; we laughed; we hugged; we shared; we connected; we “sister’d”.

During my lesson, we tapped into our inner child and then created meaningful, soulful art together. Everyone was so genuinely supportive of one another; loving and kind. It felt like I was witnessing magic unfold.23783614_10214769770867033_5124712153834875008_o_1511374505162

Thank you ladies for sharing your hearts and your art with me. I am eternally grateful for the privilege you bestowed upon me. The stories your shared and the heart and soul you poured into your art-making during my lesson will stay with me forever. It was an experience I will treasure always.

To my fellow instructors – Kara Bullock, Denise Braun, Deanna Wilson, Tiare Smith, Ivy Newport, Sara Burch, Lauren Rudolph, and Jennifer Bonneteau – thank you for embracing me with nothing but love and light the whole way through and for believing in me more than I believed in myself. You will never know how much you helped me heal and grow.

With Love and Courage,

Jackie