Art Alchemy Studio

Mixed Media Art by Chaska Peacock

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hung Up on Boxes

You might say that I'm hung up on boxes.  Cigar boxes, wood boxes, metal boxes, cardboard boxes...I turn them into shrines, feng shui altars, mini theaters, and sometimes---a box can be utilitarian and yet special.

A surrender box is a tool to let go of our burdens so the universe can take care of them for us. 

There are times when our minds become too full. Our to-do lists, worries, plans, and dreams may be so crowded together in our heads that we don’t have room to think. We may believe that we are somehow taking care of our desires and concerns by keeping them at the forefront of our minds. In maintaining our mental hold on every detail, however, we may actually delay the realization of our dreams and the resolution of our worries because we won’t let them go. At times such as these, we may want to use a surrender box.

A surrender box allows us to let go of our worries and desires so the universe can take care of them for us. We write down what we want or need to happen and then place the note into a box. By writing and placing our thoughts in the box, we are taking action and letting the universe know we need help and are willing to surrender our feelings. We give ourselves permission to not concern ourselves with that problem any longer and trust that the universe is taking care of it. You may even want to decorate your box and place it in a special place. Your surrender box is a sacred container for your worries. Not only do you free up space in your mind by letting go of our worries and desires and dropping them into your surrender box, but you are giving your burden over to a higher power. Once we drop our worries and desires into the surrender box, we free our minds so we can be fully present in each moment.


Anonymous Barbara Saint Jacques said...

This is a beautiful page, Chaska. Your work is perfect and helps others to heal in many ways.

7:54 PM  

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