"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Monday, February 21, 2011

From one soul to another... a giveaway for you...

When I first learned about the Soul Restoration project back in December, I was iffy about committing 6 weeks of my time to an online class.  I kept going back to the Brave Girl's Club website, reading about the classes, and watching the videos they provided on what the class was all about.  The whole idea of "soul crafting" was intriguing to me, which (from their website) means using creativity through art, collage, and journaling to get back in touch with your soul, your innermost thoughts and feelings, and perhaps your spirituality.

To be honest, I didn't really feel out of touch with my soul, nor did I really feel "off-track" or "stuck".  Yet, I had a nagging feeling that perhaps there is more to uncover about myself than I really knew.  I had explored my past plenty, but was there more to learn?  Perhaps this would be the perfect venue to not only learn more creatively, but spiritually.  How wonderful would it be to give myself some committed time every week to explore my dreams, my hopes, and my potential!  When was the last time I gave my soul so much attention anyway?  Awhile.  Was my soul worth the time and the money?  Absolutely.  And so is yours.

As my Soul Restoration class comes to a close, and as I reflect back on the beautiful, creative journey I have taken with this class, I have realized the importance of taking care of our souls, keeping in constant contact with it, nourishing it, honoring it, opening up to it, and spending time with it.  This creative process has allowed my soul to come to the surface, giving it life and a voice.  I put up a quote by C. S. Lewis not too long ago, "You don't have a soul, you are a soul. You have a body."  This class has allowed me to not just look upon others as other bodies, but as other souls all wanting the same thing:  to express, to love, and to live wholeheartedly.  

So, my gift to you, from one soul to another, is a chance to take the next Soul Restoration 6 week online class starting April 5th.

Three Opportunities to Enter: Comments Closed
1) Please leave a comment here on this post as your first entry.  
2) If you blog and post about this giveaway, that will be your second entry.
3) If you facebook, that will be a third entry. (I don't tweet, sorry!)

You have up to 3 chances to enter, but please let me know in the comments if you have done all three.  I will randomly choose a winner on March 1st, so the last day to enter is Feb. 28th, one week from today.
Go for it!! You have nothing to lose :).

Brave Girls Club

Much love,


  1. What a generous giveaway! I would love to have the chance to win!

  2. What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win!
    essicajmj AT yahoo Dot com

  3. How wonderful!

  4. Generous indeed! This might just be precisely what I need right now. Thank you!

  5. what a wonderful giveaway, and it sounds such a wonderful experience too - I love the way you write about it and the positive effects that you have felt from it. I think it is so important to find time to nurture ourselves especially as mumma's when we are so much in demand all the time, and so busy trying to keep all the plates spinning and the people happy.

  6. Oh yes, I am right there, ready for restoration!!! I would love a chance at this. Thanks for the chance to win.


  7. Oh, MJ, I just love these photos!
    They are so moving and promising. :)

  8. I'm so excited that you are doing this giveaway and not at all surprised. You love to spread the love. I love the Bravegirls Club blog, and always think to myself "I'd love to smile that big, that often". A chance to take the soul restoration class would be wonderful!!!

  9. wow that is really cool giveaway! :) beautiful idea! :)

  10. This is a brilliant idea, we all need to take the time to nurture ourselves. Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. Wonderful opportunity. Thanks for the chance.

  12. Oh my what a generous giveaway. And right now I am in a stop that could so use this. I am feeling stuck and off track, a little out of touch. What a blessing this would be.

    Thank you for the chance, blessings,

  13. MJ you are too generous. This is just awesome. I posted about your giveaway on my blog. Here's the link: http://heartfelthomemaking.blogspot.com/2011/02/soul-restoration-giveaway.html

    Blessings, Elizabeth

  14. I am so impressed. I have been seeking something to brighten life these days. Lots of family life trials like we all struggle through. Thank you for showing us and making the offer to share such a wonderful treasure.

  15. Am am so pleased to find your blog, and to meet a fellow unschooler. I have posted this give away on my facebook page. Have a beautiful day xxx Jo

  16. oh my goodness, how astoundingly generous. I would love to enter. It sounds wonderful, exactly what I am looking for. I will post it on my blog, www.keepapi.blogspot.com. thankyou. Jacs x ps, I found your blog via Organic sister's comments section

  17. The classes sound interesting. I would love to give it a try.

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  18. your beautiful photos have peaked my interest...i'm new to your blog, so i'll look to see if you've written more about this work - i'd love to hear more. thank you for the giveaway and for taking a minute to comment on my blog today!

  19. I blogged about the giveaway, please count that as my 2nd entry-http://jeckabee.wordpress.com/

    essicajmj AT yahoo dot com

  20. i could use something like this! Stumbled across this by accident, could be my sould telling me to listen!

  21. Not entering, just wish I could have blogged this for you, missed it!

    Glad you had such a productive a fun time of it. I haven't art journalled in a while, but do love it.


“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
~ George Bernard Shaw