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  • Facilitator’s

    GroupStudyGuide

    Graceful Transformation: A Healing Coloring Journey

    ByBonnieKelso

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    GroupStudyGuideforGracefulTransformation:AHealingColoringJourneyCopyright©2017byBonnieKelso,www.CreatingYourExperience.comAllRightsReserved.Nopartofthisgroupstudyguidemaybereproducedorutilizedinanyformorbyanymeans,electronicormechanical,orbyanyinformationstorageandretrievalsystem—exceptforbriefquotationsforthepurposeofreview,withoutwrittenpermissionfromthepublisher.Disclaimer:Allcontentwithinthisstudyguideisthepersonalopinionoftheauthor.Thisinformationisnotintendedtobeprofessionaladviceandisnotasubstituteforprofessionalmedical,spiritual,emotionalorpsychiatricadvice,diagnosisortreatment.Ifyoususpectyouneedhelp,alwaysseekadvicefromaprofessionalprovider.

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    Contents:

    Introduction 4

    Day1:Gratitude 5

    Day2:Hope 7

    Day3:Vulnerability 9

    Day4:Self-Beliefs 11

    Day5:Trust 13

    Day6:Detachment 14

    Day7:Forgiveness 16

    Day8:Accountability 18

    Day9:Faith 19

    Day10:Transformation 20

    Day11:Love 21

    Conclusion 23

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    IntroductionGracefulTransformation:AHealingColoringJourneywascreatedasaresultofaCreativityClassIfacilitatedattheLasVegasRescueMissionforthemenandwomenintheAddictionRecoveryProgram.ThisbookcanbeusedbyclientsinanyAddictionRecoveryProgramandatanypointintheprogramasatoolforself-exploration.Asacoloringbook,itoffersanon-threateningwaytoapproachsomeofthecomplexthemesofself-discoverythatclientswillbeaskedtofaceastheybegintotransformtheirlivesfromoneruledbyaddictiontoonethatfullyembracestheirfaith. Icreatedthisfacilitator’sguidetoshowhowthiscoloringbook(whichisavailableforpurchaseonAmazon.com)canbeusedinagroupstudyformat.Irecommendthatthegroupmeeteachweekforaboutanhour.Inbetweeneachmeeting,theclientscancontinuetoworkonthecoloringpagesaswellasjournalanddoodleaboutthevariousthemesintheirbooks.Ineachmeeting,onethemewillbeexploredonadeeperlevel,sothatclientsmaybetterexploreandsharewhattheyaregoingthroughonanemotionallevel.Irecommendthatonlyonetopicbeexploredineachsessionforoptimalfocusandretention. Myhopeisthatthroughcreativeexpression,eachpersonwhousesthisbookwillbegintounravelthecomplexemotionsthattheiraddictionsserveasanescapefrom.Byusingtheireye-handcoordinationthroughcoloring,drawingandwriting,theywillexperienceneurologicalstimulationthatpromoteshealing,relaxation,andclarityofthought.TheprocessofcoloringandcreatingcanbringasenseofmindfulawarenesstothepresentmomentwhereonecanfeelacloseconnectiontoGod.Thisisthenaturaltherapeuticpurposebehindthesecreativeexercises.

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    Day1:GratitudeFeelingsofgratitudearebestexperiencedwhenyouarecalmandrelaxed.Tobeginthisfirstdayofthegroupstudy,takesometimetoquietlybepresentwithyourgroup.Guidethemtoastateofrelaxationbyhelpingthemtofocusontheirbreath.Askthemtoclosetheireyesandenterintoastateofprayerwiththem.Allowthemtofeelpresentwithallthethingsintheirlifethattheyarefeelinggratitudeforrightnow.Possiblephrasestomentionare:Safetyinthisplace

    Camaraderiewithfellowparticipants

    Quiettimetoreflectandheal

    Foodandshelter

    Anopportunitytotransformmylife

    God’sdivinewisdomandguidance

    Allowthegrouptosettleintothesefeelingsofgratitudeforaslongastheyrequire.Whenyouarereadytomoveforwardwiththesession,gentlyguidethembacktobreathingdeeply,andopeningtheireyes.Gratitudeisapowerfulstartingplaceforanyhealingexperience.Itcanbringoutunexpectedemotions.Bepatientandcompassionatewithyourgroup.Thereisnoneedtorush.Encourageparticipantstoshareanyfeelingsthatarise.Readthefollowingquotefromthecoloringbookoutloudtoyourgroup:“Happinesscannotbetravelledto,owned,earned,wornorconsumed.

    Happinessisthespiritualexperienceoflivingeveryminutewithlove,grace,and

    gratitude.”—DenisWaitley

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    Askyourgrouptorespondtothismessage.Herearesomequestionstoaskyourgroup:• Whatdoesitmeantobehappy?

    • Whatistherelationshipbetweengratitudeandhappiness?

    • Howcanyouletmorehappinessintoyourlifethroughthoughtsofgratitude?

    • Whatdoesitfeelliketobepresent?

    Haveyourgroupimagineonethingthattheyaremostgratefulforrightnow.Astheyimaginethisthing,arethereanysymbolsorwordsthatcometomind?Explainthattheywillexpressthisbydrawingand/orwritinginthecircleprovidedintheircoloringbook.Distributecrayons,markers,orpencilstoyourgroup.Encouragethemtodrawwithoutjudgingwhattheydraw.Remindthemthatitistheprocessandnottheoutcomethatismostimportantrightnow.Whenyoutrynewthings,yougrowandexpand.Whenyoudon’ttry,nothing

    changes.

    Encourageyourgrouptocolorfortheremainderofthegroupsession.Whentimeisup,closewithaprayerofgratitudeandencouragethemtokeepcoloringandjournalinguntilthenextgroupmeeting.

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    Day2:HopeTakesometimetoaskthegrouphowtheirfirstweekofcoloringwent.Aretheyfeelingencouragedbytheirdecisiontotransformtheirlife?Howdiditfeelwhentheycoloredandconsideredthingstobegratefulfor?Therearemanywayspeoplewillrespondtothisactivity.Somewillfeeluncomfortable,otherswillfeelsillyorchildish,andothersmightbecomerelaxedwhiledrawingandcoloring.Encouragethegrouptosharetheirfeelingsaboutexpressingthemselvescreatively.Encouragethemtoremainopentotheexperience,evenifitfeelsuncomfortable.Whenyoufaceinnerfeelingsofresistance,thereisalottodiscoveraboutwhere

    thatresistanceiscomingfrom.Resistanceisasignificantpartofany

    transformation.

    Oftenwhenyoubegintoembracefeelingsofgratitude,feelingsofhopefollow

    quicklyafter.Promptthegroupwiththequestion:Whatdoeshopemeantoyou?Godgivesusthegiftofhopesothatnomatterwhatchallengeswearefacing,

    wecanenvisionapotentialforpositivechange.

    Askyourgrouptoconsiderwhatisinspiringpositivechangeintheirliferightnow?Understandwherethesefeelingsofhopearecomingfrom.Whatisthesource?Aretheyreceivingsupportfromothers?Dotheyhaveapositiverolemodelintheirlife?Isthereafamilymembertheycareaboutwhoisrelyingonthemtochange?

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    Encouragethegrouptocolor,doodleandjournalfortheremainderofthegroupsession.Whentimeisup,closewithaprayerofhopeandencouragethemtocontinuecoloringandjournalingintheirbooksuntilthenextgroupmeeting.

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    Day3:VulnerabilityBeginbyaskingyourgrouphowtheirweekwentexploringtheideaofhope.Askthemdirectlyiftheyarefeelinghopefulandwhyorwhynot?Encouragethosewhodonotliketosharetocomment,eveniftheycanonlycomeupwithoneword.Sharingrequiresyoutobevulnerable.Remindthemthattheyareinasafeandsupportedplacewithinthegroup.Manypeoplefeelthreatenedwhenexpressingthemselves.Theyarefearfulofbeingjudgedorridiculed.Trytomakethegroupfeelcomfortablewithtakingachance.Practicingvulnerabilitymeansallowingfortheriskofexposureinorderto

    growandheal.

    Encourageyourgrouptosharethoseuncomfortablefeelingsassociatedwithvulnerability.Whataretheyafraidwillhappeniftheyopentheirhearttoothers?Askthegrouptoconsidertheimageinthecoloringbook.Youcanguidethemthroughthefollowingquestionstohelpthemprocesstheimageasametaphorforvulnerability.•Whatdoesitmeantohaveawallaroundyourheart?

    •Howdoesitfeeltocloseoffyourhearttoothers?

    •Whatdoesitfeellikewhenthewallstartstobreakdown?

    •Whatcanbecomepossiblewhenyoubreakthroughthiswallofprotection

    aroundyourheart?

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    Youcanguideyourgroupthroughahealingvisualizationatthispoint.Itmayhelptoplaysomecalminginstrumental-onlymeditationmusic.Getcomfortable.Closeyoureyesandbreathedeeply.Imagineyourheartspace.

    Noticehowitfeelsinthismoment.Nowimaginethisspacebeginningtofillup

    withGod’shealinglove.AsthisenergyfromGodbeginstogrow,sodoesthe

    spaceinsideyourheart.Asitgrowsandheals,itcannolongerbecontained

    withinthewallsthattrytolimitit.Itmustbreakthroughthewalls.Thisenergy

    beginsfromwithinandforcesitswaythroughthebarriers.Asthewallsbeginto

    crumble,itcanfeelfrightening,butatthesametimeyoubegintofeelliberated.

    Beyondthesewalls,thereisthehopeoftransformation.

    Encouragethegrouptocolor,doodleandjournalfortheremainderofthegroupsession.Whentimeisup,closewithaprayerofhealingandencouragethemtokeepcoloringandjournalingintheirbooksastheycontinuetoexploreanywallsaroundtheirheartsuntilthenextgroupmeeting.

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    Day4:Self-BeliefsCheckinwithyourgrouptoseehowthepastweekwentexploringtheirheartwallsandfeelingsofvulnerability.Astheysharetrytofindaconnectionbetweenthefearsanddiscomfortstheyareexperiencingwithpotentiallimitingself-beliefs.Forexample,saysomeoneisfeelingafearofrejectionfrombeingmorevulnerable.Thelimitedself-beliefhe/shemighthaveabouthimself/herselfmayberelated.Itcouldbeabeliefthattheyareunworthyofunderstandingandcompassion.Perhapstheyfeeltheyhavedonesomethingthatisunforgiveable.Thesearealllimitingself-beliefs,becauseintheeyesofGodweareallworthyofcompassionandforgiveness.Aseachpersonshares,helphim/hertoidentifythelimitingself-beliefsbehindthediscomfort.Commonlimitingself-beliefsmaybe:Iamunworthy.

    Iamunlovable.

    Iamunabletochange.

    Iamhopeless.

    Idon’tknowwhat’swrongwithme.

    Idon’tknowwhyIdowhatIdo.

    Ican’thelpmyself.

    Iampowerless.

    Askeachpersontochooseonelimitingself-belieftoexploreonthecoloringpage.Whateverthebeliefis,findtheoppositeofthatbelief.IfIchangedeachoftheprecedingbeliefstheywouldreadasfollows:

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    Iamworthy.

    Iamlovable.

    Iamabletochange.

    Iamhopeful.

    Icanfocusonwhatisrightwithme.

    Icandiscoverhealingbybetterunderstandingmyself.

    Iamhelpingmyself.

    Iampowerful.

    Thoughtsarepowerful.Ifyoubegintotellyourselftheoppositeofwhatyou

    usuallytellyourself,youwillbecomeempoweredbythesethoughts.Justas

    negativethoughtswillsustainnegativeactionsandoutcomes,positivethoughts

    cancreatenewpositiveactionsandoutcomes.Explorethepowerofpositive

    thinkingbywritingthisaffirmationonthecoloringsheetswithintheblank

    spaces.Worktowardsbuildingtheconnectionbetweenwhattheheartfeelsand

    whatthemindthinks,sothatlimitingself-beliefsbetterreflectthetruthofwho

    youreallyareandwhatyouarecapableofintheeyesofGod.

    Encouragethegrouptocolor,doodleandjournalfortheremainderofthegroupsession.Whentimeisup,closewithaprayerofhealingandencouragethemtocontinuecoloringandjournalingintheirbooksastheycontinuetoexploretheirnewaffirmingself-beliefsuntilthenextgroupmeeting.

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    Day5:TrustBuildingtrustisanimportantpartofanytransformation.Beforeyoucantrust

    others,youwillhavetolearntotrustyourselfagain.Thefollowingexercise

    involvesusingyourhandstoexploretheideaoftrust.

    Whenyouwerelittleyouusedyourhandstoexploreyourworld.Thetactile

    sensationsoftouchhelpedyoutolearnwhatcouldbetrustedandwhatcould

    notbetrusted.

    OntheblankpagefollowingtheTrustcoloringpagewhereitsays“DoodleYourFeelings”havethemtraceeachoftheirhands.Encouragethemtodoitwiththeireyesclosed,sothattheywillrelymoreontheirsenseoftouchthantheirsenseofsight.Instructthemtotraceslowlyandreallyfeelthesensationoftracingeachfinger.Havethemnoticewhatitfeelslikeandanythoughtsthatarisewhiletheyaredoingit.It’sokayifthehandtracingsoverlaponeanother.Afterwardshavethemsharewhatitfeltlike.Learningtotrustyourselfrequirescarefulobservationofyourthoughtsand

    feelings.Actingfromaplaceofdiscernmenthelpsyoutobuildbetterjudgment

    inregardtoyourchoices.Understandinghowyourchoiceswillaffectyourself

    andothersgivesyouabetterperspectivefromwhichtomakedecisionsinthe

    future.Whenyoucanmakebetterchoices,youbuildtrustinyourself.

    Encouragethegrouptocolor,doodleandjournalfortheremainderofthegroupsession.Whentimeisup,closewithaprayerofhealingandencouragethemtocontinuecoloringandjournalingintheirbooksastheycontinuetoexplorethethemeoftrustuntilthenextgroupmeeting.

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    Day6:DetachmentTrustingyourselftomaketherightchoicewheninarelaxedmindfulstateis

    onething.Learningtotrustyourchoiceswhenfacedwithaperceivedthreat

    requiresthelearnedskillofdetachment.Manyofourpoorchoicesarefueledby

    strongemotions.Inordertothinkmoreclearlybeforeweact,itisimportantto

    cultivatetheskillofdetachingfromthesestrongemotions.Justasimplepause

    canmakeallthedifferencefromescalatinganegativesituationtodefusingit.Guideyourgroupthroughthefollowingvisualizationtopracticeusingdetachmentwiththeaddedassociationofwarmandcoolcolors:Getcomfortable.Takeafewlongdeepbreaths.Closeyoureyes.Imaginea

    recentsituationwhenyoumayhaveletyouremotionsescalateasituation.

    Perhapsitwasanargumentorconflictofsomesort.Itdoesn’tevenmatterwho

    startedit.Whatmattersishowyoureactedtothesituation.Thinkofacolor

    thatbestdescribesthefeelingsyouareimaginingasyoureflectonthisheated

    encounter.Seethatcolornowasifthewholesceneistintedwiththiscolor.Take

    alongdeepbreath.Considernowhowandwhenyoucouldhaveneutralizedthis

    incident.Perhapsitwasthemomentthatyoufeltyourownheartrateincrease

    andadrenalinebegintopumpthroughyoursystem.Thefightorflightreaction

    isaninternalprocessthatmaynotevenbephysicallyvisibletootherswhenit

    firstbegins.Whatwouldhavehappenedifyouhadconsciouslydetachedfrom

    thatrisingfeeling?Whatifyouhadwalkedawayorclosedyoureyesandtooka

    verydeepbreath?Howmightthatpausehavechangedtheoutcomeofthe

    situation?Nowasyouareimaginingthesensationofdetaching,imaginea

    differentcolor.Thiscolorshouldfeelcalming.Imaginethiscolorasitfillsyou

    withacalmingsensationasyouletgoofangerandfear.Youalwayshavea

    choicewhenitcomestoconflict.Youcanengagethroughyourreactive

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    emotions,oryoucandetachandfindapeacefulalternative.Takeafew

    momentstoenjoythispeacefulfeelingofdetachment.Whenyouareready,you

    mayopenyoureyes.

    Haveyourgroupexplorethisimaginedscenariofurtherbywritinganddrawingintheblankspacesprovidedonthecoloringpage.Colorscanbeusedtoemphasizetheemotions.Orangesandredsmightrepresentahottemper,whilegreensandbluescanrepresentthecoolingeffectofdetachment.Encouragethegrouptocolor,doodleandjournalfortheremainderofthegroupsession.Whentimeisup,closewithaprayerofhealingandencouragethemtocontinuecoloringandjournalingintheirbooksastheycontinuetopracticedetachmentuntilthenextgroupmeeting.

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    Day7:ForgivenessTakesometimewithyourgrouptoreflectonthelastweek’stheme.Didanyonehavetheopportunitytopracticedetachment?Didtheyexperienceanyconflictingfeelings?Weretheyabletofindawaytodetachthroughbreathingdeeply?Anotherwayofpracticingthesensationoflettinggoisthroughforgiveness.Askthegroupwhatforgivenessmeanstothem.Discussreasonsforpracticingforgiveness.Howcanforgivingothersassistyourownhealing?

    Areyouinneedofself-forgiveness?Leadyourgroupthroughthefollowingvisualizationofforgiveness:Getcomfortable.Takeadeepbreath.Closeyoureyes.Imagineyourselfasa

    heavyobjectlikearock.Itisweighingyoudownandkeepingyoufromrisingto

    yourownpotential.Thisisthesensationofwithholdingforgiveness.Forgiveness

    islettinggoofthatpainfulburden.Itdoesn’tmeanthatyouhaveforgottenthe

    painofwhathappened,itmeansthatyouaredetachingfromitinahealthy

    wayinordertomoveonwithyourpersonaljourney.Asyoucontinuetobreathe,

    feelintothesensationoflettinggoasyoulightenyourburdenofwithholding

    forgiveness.Imaginethisheavyrockbegintofillwithair.Theheavinessbegins

    todissolvefromtheinsideoutasmoreairisbroughtintothespaceoftherock.

    Astherocktransformsitbecomeelasticandbeginstoexpandwitheachofyour

    ownhealingbreaths.Witheachnewinhalationitbecomeslesslikearockand

    morelikeaballoon.Itbecomessolightthatitbeginstoliftfromtheground.It

    isrisingnow,lighterthantheairaroundit,asifitisfilledwithhelium.Asit

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    risesabovethecloudsyoucanlookdownandseewhereyoucamefrom.Youcan

    seeeverything,allaroundyouineverydirectionandyourperspectiveisnowso

    muchlargerthanitwas.Youareabeingoflightandloveasyouforgive

    yourselfandothers.

    Haveyourgroupsharewhattheexperienceofforgivenesscanfeellike.Havethemidentifyawordorsymbolthattheycandrawontheircoloringpage.Perhapsthereisaspecificpersonthattheyneedtoforgiveinordertomoveforwardwiththeirownhealingprocess.Theycanwritetheirfeelingsaboutthatpersoninthespaceprovided.Encouragethegrouptocolor,doodleandjournalfortheremainderofthegroupsession.Whentimeisup,closewithaprayerofforgivenessandencouragethemtocontinuecoloringandjournalingintheirbooksastheycontinuetopracticeforgivenessuntilthenextgroupmeeting.

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    Day8:AccountabilityReviewthepastweekofpracticingforgivenesswithyourgroup.Whenyoupracticeself-forgivenessyouautomaticallybegintostrengthenyour

    personalaccountabilitybyrecognizingyourownmistakes.Accountabilityisnot

    apunishment,butratheracourseofactionyouchoosetostrengthenyourwill.

    Haveyourgroupconsiderwhataccountabilitymeanstothemandhowtheycanseeitasatoolforsupportingtheirrecoveryprocess.Askthemtoconsiderdifferentformsofaccountability.Itcanshowupasapersonalhealthyhabit,asupportgroup,amentor,aphysicalactivity,oradailyjournal.Whathelpsthemtostayontherightcourse?Especiallywhentimesgettough,itwillbenecessarytohavemorethanonemeasureofaccountabilityinplace.Havethemlistalltheaccountabilitysystemstheycanthinkof.Writethemoutonawhiteboardorblanksheetofpaperwhilepeoplearecallingthemout.Haveeachpersonconsiderwhichideasaremostsupportivetothem.Isthereonelistedthattheymightbewillingtoexplorefurther?Havethemwriteallthatresonatewiththeminthecirclesprovidedonthecoloringpage.Encouragethemtocolorandwriteadditionalmethodsofaccountabilitythattheythinkofastheyarecoloringinthebookonthefollowingblankpages.Iftheythinkofanewonetheyshouldcallitout,becauseitjustmightalsoresonatewithanotherpersoninthegroup.Whentimeisup,closewithaprayerofhealingsupportandencouragethemtocontinuecoloringandjournalingintheirbooksastheycontinuetodiscovernewwaysofstayingaccountableuntilthenextgroupmeeting.

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    Day9:FaithBeginbyreviewingthepastweekofcoloringandjournalingaboutaccountability.Havethegroupmembersshareanyadditionalinsightstheymayhavegainedovertheweek.Oneofthemostpowerfulaccountabilitymeasuresisyourownfaith.Faithin

    God,faithinyourselfandfaithinyourpurposeinlifecanbecometheguiding

    lightofyourtransformationprocess.Haveeachpersoninthegroupreflectonthecurrentstandingoftheirownfaith.Herearesomequestionstohelpguidethediscussion:•Whatexperienceshavetestedyourfaithinthepast?

    •Whatexperienceshaveincreasedyourfaithovertheyears?

    •Haveyoueverexperiencedsomethinglikeamiraclebefore?

    •Areyouopentotheideathatsomeeventsinlifeareunexplainable?

    •Whatdoesitmeantolivealifeoffaith?

    Havethemeachexplorethesethoughtsfurtherinthespacesprovidedonthecoloringpage.Whentimeisup,closewithaprayerofstrengthandencouragethemtocontinuecoloringandjournalingintheirbooksastheycontinuetoconsidertheirrelationshipwithGodandfaithuntilthenextgroupmeeting.

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    Day10:TransformationAllowthegroupsometimetoreflectonthepastweekandtoshareanyfeelingsaboutfaiththathavecomeupforthem.Remindthemthattheyareonatransformativejourneyandthatrevelationssometimescomeinbigjumps,butatothertimesthechangesmayseemsmallandinsignificant.Yet,eachtransformativestepisjustasvaluableasthenext.Thinkofitasachainreaction,withoutonethenextmightnotfollow.Abutterflydoesnotbecomeabutterflyovernight.Aseriesofseeminglyinsignificantchangesoccuroveralongperiodoftime.Consideronesmallseeminglyinsignificantshiftthathasoccurredrecently

    withinyou.Feelimmenseappreciationforthistinyshift.Themoreyoucan

    acknowledgeandrecognizeeverysmallstepalongtheway,themoreyouwill

    becomestrengthenedandempoweredbyyourprogress.

    Havethemconsiderthisonerecentshiftandarticulateitonthecoloringpageintheblankspaceofthebutterfly.Givethemtherestofthesessiontosimplyenjoyandrelishthisaccomplishmentastheycolor.Whentimeisup,closewithaprayerofrecognitionandencouragement.Overthenextweek,askthemtonoticeanytransformationsthattheybecomeawareof,nomatterhowsmall.Askthemtowritethemdownintheirbook.

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    Day11:LoveTakeafewminutestoallowthegrouptosharetheirexperiencesovertheweek.Havethemacknowledgeanysubtleorlargeshiftsthattheysensedintheirowntransformationprocess.Whenyoucanrecognizeyouraccomplishments,itboostsyourself-esteem.Self-esteemisjustanotherwordforself-love.Thegreatestrewardforlivingaspirituallifeislove.It’sokaytoloveyourself.

    Sometimesthisloveisplayeddownbecausepeoplethinkitwillmakeyouselfish

    oregocentric.Thetruthisthatwithoutself-loveyoucannottrulyexperienceall

    theotherformsoflovetherearetoexperienceinthislife.Youhavetolove

    yourselfthewayGodlovesyou,unconditionallyandwithoutlimits.Becauseyou

    arelovedsocompletely,doesnotmeanthatyouareperfect.Infact,youhaveto

    learntoloveyourimperfectionsinordertotrulyloveyourself.Mostpeoplewho

    areegotisticalareactuallyveryself-critical.Theyarealwaysstrivingtobe

    moreandmoreperfectinanimperfectworld.Whenyoucantrulyaccept

    yourselfwithhumilityforwhoyouare,animperfecthumanbeing,youareon

    thepathwaytoimmenseself-loveandfulfillment.Youwillbeabletoviewevery

    otherpersonasyourspiritualbrotherorsister,andyourloveofotherswillonly

    expandandgrow.

    Takeafewminutestoleadyourgroupthroughthefollowingself-lovevisualization:Getcomfortable.Closeyoureyes.Takeafewdeepbreaths.Imaginebeingloved

    byGod.Howdoesitfeeltobelovedsocompletelyandwithoutconditions?You

    areachildofGodandhisloveforyouhasnoboundaries.Thinkoftheworkyou

    havebeendoingoverthesepastweeks.Youhavebeenworkingverydiligently

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    onyourrecovery.Atthisverymoment,whatwordsofencouragementdoyou

    needtohear,sothatyouknowyouarefullysupportedandloved.Hearthese

    wordsbeingspokentoyounow.Hearthemcomingfromyourownlips,through

    thelovingvoiceofGod.Howdoesitfeeltohearthesewordsoflove?Howwill

    thisencouragementsupportyourhealingjourney?Whenyouareready,open

    youreyesandwritethesewordsintheblankspaceoftheheartonyourcoloring

    page.

    Allowthegrouptimetocontinuecoloringandexpressingwordsofappreciation.Whentimeisup,closewithaprayerofhealingsupportandencouragethemtocontinuecoloringandjournalingintheirbooksastheycontinuetodiscoverwhatitmeanstogiveandreceivelove.

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    ConclusionIhopethisguidehasbeenhelpfulforyouandyourgroup.Iencourageyoutoimproviseasyouseefitduringthecreativesessions.Everygroupisdifferentandwillhavedifferentneeds,butthethemesareuniversalenoughthatanyonecanreceivebenefitfromtheexercises.Creativeself-explorationisajourneyneverreallyends,becausetherearealwaysnewwaystogrowanddeepenourrelationshipwithGod,ourcreator.Iwishyouwellwithyourowngracefultransformation.