It’s a truly beautiful and humbling thing to see other people take the concepts of radical self love and run with them. While the theories remain the same, the way they are incorporated into people’s individual lives is incredible.
In no place is this more evident than in Radical Self Love Bible School. The idea is simple: for three months, you work on your Radical Self Love Bible, an art journal which charts your progress as you fall head-over-heels in love with yourself. I send out twelve prompts, one email every Sunday, and then leave you to your own devices.
Luckily, some of the participants are more than willing to share what has come of their experiences with Bible School. These photos, below, are from Caylee Grey. Her Radical Self Love Bible is so gorgeous, and so is what she wrote about the process. I’ve shared it below. I hope it inspires you to pick up a scrapbook and get busy!
“One of my least favourite parts about depression is the way it hits you right in the heart. It turns you from a stable human to a broken mess. You aren’t you, and it hurts to put the pieces back together. This time it shot me in the self-confidence part. If I compare the me now to the high school girl, I am extremely self-confident. It’s not that I think I am so great, it’s just that I really love myself. But depression comes and takes away all of that. This time it took me a while to pinpoint what exactly the feeling was, but when I did, oh it hurt so much more than the other things depression takes away.
But I’ve mentioned before that I’m not allowing it to take me over completely this time. I’m fighting it, etc. Mary’s post about her Self Love Bible came at exactly the right time. The perfect tool to help me move away from self-loathing, and right back into self loving. To relearn what it was that made me fall in love with myself. And so I signed up for Gala Darling’s course and have been deliberate about it. And loving it. It’s amazing how art in any form you wish can create such contentedness within yourself.
I love this project. It’s so special to me. Here are some of the less personal pages.”
— Caylee Grey
So inspiring, right? I am always impressed by people with the confidence to leave plenty of white space and let their creativity shine. Caylee’s Radical Self Love Bible is such a gorgeous example of that… And I am so glad that journalling her way through unhappiness is helping her so much.
Love love love,