This is a great art ritual to enjoy when the moon is in the sign of Sagittarius. A Sagittarius moon day is a great time to think about your dreams and the direction you’d like your life to go in the future. It’s also a great day to take carefully considered risks. Risks require you to say YES! even when fear or self-doubt begs you to stay comfortable. Sometimes the power of the word Yes!! is what you need. This spiritual art ritual is for those times.
The ways in which you’d like you life to change often require you to treat yourself in kinder, more supportive ways. It also requires you to show up in ways that might push you out of your comfort zone. Staying comfortable is easy and the older we get, the easier it is to forgot how life-affirming it is to take risks and say YES!! to things we know will bring more joy and adventure into our lives.
Where in your life are you settling for the status quo? Are there things you want to do but fear has gotten in the way? What do you want to say YES!!! to? Who do you want to say Yes! to?
In this spiritual art ritual, you are invited to consider all the things you want to start saying YES! to. What kinds of experiences do you want more of in your family life? In which relationships can you open your heart and say YES! instead of building a wall? What kinds of opportunities do you want to say YES! to in your professional life? What kind of risks are you ready to take? How can you live a little more boldly?
After you have created sacred space, cleared the energy and invited Spirit to join you for your art ritual, cut a piece of cardstock paper in the size and shape you want your YES! sign to be. Find three decorative papers and cut them in sizes to each fit a third of your cardstock paper. Glue each piece of decorative paper to your cardstock paper. Draw one letter for the word YES! on each piece of decorative paper. Doodle or decorate each letter in whatever way you choose.
I chose to fill in the letters ‘Y’ and ‘S’ in by writing the word YES over and over again. I did this intentionally as a meditation. Each time I wrote the word YES, I thought about all the things I want to say YES! to in my life. I want to say YES! to movement and strength and believing in myself. I want to say YES! to walking in the forest everyday and spending time with the river. I want to say YES! to finishing my book and doing things I’m afraid to do. I want to love myself boldly and unapologetically. When I veer toward the comfort of “No!”, I want to stop and consider the possibilities of “Yes!”
If you end up completing this spiritual art ritual, I’d love to see what you created. You can even post the finished piece on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #danasartrituals or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and share with me how it went for you.