Friday, March 04, 2011

What it means to be a Brave Girl

Welcome to the Soul Restoration blog hop - if you're following from the beginning you came from Leslie's blog  to continue hopping on your way you'll visit Kai's blog.  If for any reason you get lost or a link is broken you can go here, here, here or here to get yourself back on track.  Several of the ladies are having give aways, so have fun!  That is what it's all about making special connections.

As you go along this blog hop journey you are going to see my sisters hearts, please be kind and leave lots of LOVE for them.  We would love to see you join the most powerful and fun online workshop taught by Melody Ross.  This class is being enjoyed and loved by women all over the world and the one thing in common you will see is it is all about connections.  Connections between other women who get you and to the little girl that is still inside of you waiting to be healed.  Soul Restoration online classes have now been expanded to TWO sessions:  Soul Restoration Part 1 - Finding your truth(6 weeks) starting April 5, 2011  Session $99 Registar HERE and Soul Restoation Part 2 - Living your truth(6 weeks) For graduates of Soul Restoration 1 only June 7, 2011  Session $99 Resister HERE 

You DO NOT need to be an artist to do this.  Melody is so awesome and she walks you through it all.  After watching all the technique videos if you are still having trouble, go to your sisters for support.  That is what it is all about lovelies.

I personally have been following Melody and her journey for years.  She speaks truth with her words and those words have helped me more than she will ever know.  When I heard that she was starting a Brave Girl Camp I was over the moon and back excited.  I knew with the price tag, I was going to have to wait for quite awhile for my pennies to be saved.  Then it was announced that a special Brave Girl Community would be opened and that Soul Restoration six week course would be offered.  Have you ever just been not able to get something out of your head?  That is what happened with me when I heard about it.  The decision to take this class wasn't something I took lightly.  I knew I would have a lot of soul work to do and it honestly wasn't going to be easy.  Life style changes are rarely easy but in the end rewarding.  
 
My sister died when I was nine years old, this is my favorite picture of her and I.  I loved her so very much and since then I have at times felt like I've been lost.  I only knew for a short time what it was like to have a sister and I have searched for years for that bond.  The bond of undersanding that only sisters seem to have.  A peace comes over you when you a relize you don't have to search empty faces anymore for someone who will be your sister.  That is the peace that I have received from Soul Restoration, my restless sisters heart is at peace.  I don't have to search anymore because I have hundres of sisters who get me.  They are there at a moments notice when I am having a horrible, no good, very bad day.  They center me right back to where I need to be.  I so LOVE each and everyone of you, my heart is full.

Now for the fun giveway that I have put together for you!  In this giveway you will receive the above things to start or continue you on your art journey of healing.   I will choose a winner Sunday 3/6,  9pm pacific time and post the winner by Tuesday 3/8.  Be sure I have away to contact you!! 

In class you will choose your truth teller symbol to remind you of the things you have learned.  My truth teller symbol are birds because they are what God uses to slow me down.  This little guy was found in my garden one day when I was going out to my car.  Yes, he let me get that close with the camera on my phone!  It looks like he is smiling and that is what I like to imagine God doing when he looks at me.      

Please join us in the beautiful Brave Girl community, that Melody and her sister Kathy have created for us.  If you would like to read more about the community, please click on the Brave Girl button to the left. 

44 comments:

Heather said...

We {LUV} you too! OMGosh, Juel...what an awesome give away you have created!!

Off to the next one...chat tomorrow!

emily said...

thank you for sharing your story, I hadn't thought of the class as being about making connections, but as soon as you said it, it clicked.
best wishes
emily

Peggy K said...

What a beautiful story! Our sisterhood is vast, isn't it? And there are so many avenues to take to find more of us! I'm thinking Soul Restoration should be on my calendar for April!!

Angie... by the said...

{{{Juel}}} Your post made me cry. I'm so sorry about your sister. That breaks my heart. But you're right, you have many, many of us worldwide who do get you, just like you get us. ♥ You are so amazing. Hugs.

Kathy said...

Your post is beautiful. What a blessing to have found that needed connection with Brave Girls. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt story.

Whispers and Wishes said...

so glad to have met you, Juel.. you are such a special lady. Love your birdie in the yard... little fat birds always make me smile.

Julie said...

Hi Juel, Thank you for sharing so many wise words on the soul restoration forums. It has been and continues to be a remarkable journey! Blessings, Julie

scrapwordsmom said...

This is beautiful. I am so sorry for the loss of your sister...what a gift you have received through this class!!!! Soooo happy for you, Juel!!

I am happy to have found you and your blog through this. I didn't do a lot of commenting during the class...but since the class I have stopped by your blogs...it has been so fun to have new friends:)

Your birdie give away is marvelous...that punch...where on earth did you find it? I have been searching for one!!!

And that darling little guy you saw outside...he is precious!!

Have fun today:)

Love,
Leslie

sandi said...

OH what a fantastic post!!!! And that little birdie at the end... OMGosh - talk about a sign from your truthteller!!

xoxo

Dawn Hueser said...

Good Morning Juel,

I have treasured your posts and sharing through out our journey through SR. Your a wonderful woman and look forward to continued friendship.

Viji Siddharth said...

That is a sweet story:-)thanks for sharing. Beautiful work...i am a follower now!lot of inspiration

Donna said...

This is a Great post Juel. It's been such a pleasure doing the class with you! I love the bird pic you got, it's so amazing how God reveals himself to us!
Hugs

TrishaTrixie said...

Hopped on By~ Great Work!

http://adgb.blogspot.com/2011/03/blog-hop.html

Now I am a follower too!

Sandra said...

Your giveaway looks great! So glad I got the chance to meet you during Brave Girls!

Lynda Gail said...

A beautiful post!

Bea said...

Love your story! You have great bird things! Love ya!

fairyrocks said...

Juel,
So lovely to meet you I am just about to embark on the 'Soul Restoration Journey.'
Thanks so much for sharing your experience in such a candid way.
Hugs

Pippa (pjbear) said...

Oh I love your birdie giveaway - sweet and so apt!
http://pjbear-determinedscrapper.blogspot.com/2011/03/brave-girls-soul-restoration-blog-hop-5.html#comments

Sandi said...

I always enjoy your posts. This has been a wonderful class, hasn't it. I have learned so much.
VictorianGypsy

CK Photo said...

That is a beautiful story thanks for sharing.

Devonne said...

What a wonderful heart felt blog. Thank you for sharing it with me!

Gena said...

Thank you for being part of the blog hop. Love all the little birds in your giveaway!!!! and the last picture is adorable.
http://riphagen.blogspot.com/

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

Lovely giveaway. Birds are a classic and always welcome in my studio.
The Brave Girl's sound like a great community
I think I joined at one time and then lost touch.
Time to check it out again

Beverley Baird said...

What a great giveaway! Love your blog - lots to see!
Please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks!

Lynn said...

Thank you for sharing. I loved the picture of you and your sister. Very heartbreaking. Sweet close-up of the bird. Love that I am making new connections to Brave sisters on this planet, like you. What a feeling to be handed this Brave Girl site just when I needed it the very most in my life!

Flyover Pilgrim said...

Juel -- yes, indeed, God thinks of you and looks at you, and SMILES.

I like taking photos of the birds in my yard, too. When I got up yesterday, there was a big "birdie" commotion outside of my office window. My friends, the red-headed birds, are back! I don't even know what they are, but they look like fat sparrows with tawny red heads. He was sitting, looking in my window. (I think he was looking for a suet cake...better refill the feeder soon!)

Hugs to you, Sister Brave Girl!

--Rebecca.

Lisa said...

That bird picture is priceless!!!!!

Dawn @ Seeking Sense said...

Juels, I thought I wouldn't need a kleenex while I went through the blog hop. I can't stop crying happy, knowing tears about finding a sisterhood amoung the Brave Girls in Soul Restoration. <3 Thank you for sharing how Melody's workshop brought sisters back into your life.

CraftyRia said...

I love love love the birds, especially that punch. I have never seen one like it before. I'm a bird lover.

"My Crafting Room" said...

Great story, I lost my sister a few years ago. She was 48. Fortunately I will see her again one day. She was older than me. I love your bird. Great shot.

Jordini said...

Hi Juel,
I LOVE this little birdie that let you take his picture and share for us all. You are such a treasure. Have loved getting to know you through your posts. And now this beautiful blog.
Hugs to you BG!
Jordan

Christine said...

Sweet girl, thank you for sharing a peice of your story and such a special picture. Sending you love and hugs.

KatsKrops said...

Juel - I'm sure your Truthteller has told you, by now, that we also love and need your sisterhood as much as you need ours! *hugs*

Loved your blog message - and fell in love with your little personal Truthteller!!! If you get a chance - stop by: http://katskrops.blogspot.com/

JennL said...

Juel - i love your courage.

Kristy said...

I am so loving this BG blog hop ! Being able to read your stories and sing praises for SR at BGC is wonderful .I am so excited to say I am signed up for the April session. IS it April yet ? I have been so touched by your story and for being brave enough to post it. I am happy to add you to my following list. I would just die to win this amazing gift. I am on a journey to heal after the death of my dear husband in July 2010. On a journey of discovery and being Brave in my new "Widow" walk. I am over the top with joy that you girls put this together. What a wonderful gift to all of us !! Hugs.. KRisty ...Krissi57 at BGC...You can reach me at my blog...http://myhealingthroughartstory.blogspot.com/

Mel said...

Juel, God is so good and watches over us thru all our trials and triumphs. Yes indeed we are all soul sisters put together by Divine timing. We are all very blessed girls to be on this journey together. xoxoxo

stephanie said...

trees...my truthtellers are trees. i've told no one about this, not even my husband. i hear them whisper in the rustling of leaves. sometimes i hold my breath just to hear. they force me to be still enough to hear my dreams.
i understand what you mean about losing a sister and re-discovering this precious bond among other creatives. it took me years to reach out...and when i did the whole world opened its doors. my art sisters fill those empty spaces in my heart. you are one brave girl!
xxoo

Nancy Wolf said...

What a generous and fun give-away! Thanks for participating and sharing, too!

Deb said...

What healing you've had. Wonderful.

Sami Jo said...

Juel! What a lovely blog! I LOVE your header and this post brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for being you and sharing this peace you've found. Beautiful.

Kai said...

That little bird is so... touchable. Thanks for sharing him and thanks ,too, for letting everyone know that you don't have to be an artist to take this class... I am very much NOT an artist so I was hesitant when I first signed up, but you know what? I became an artist through my heart, soul and Melody's ministrations. :) Hugs!

Rana Wilson said...

Thanks you for sharing this! I'm glad you took Soul Restoration!

Lynn, Chelsea & Ruby said...

Juel:
I'm sorry that you lost your little sister at such a young age. I'm sure that must have been really tough. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad this course has helped you. I have loved it, too.
Lynn

tammikins said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing - I am so excited to participate in the next session of SR1!