June 01, 2011

The Revelation Project

Last Friday I drove down to Wakefield, Rhode Island to take part  in The Revelation Project. The founders of the project, Robyn Ivy and Monica Rodgers, are both photographers and self improvement mavens. I had never met them before I showed up at their door but loved what they were up to.

The Revelation Project is a combination photo shoot and discovery process intended to give participants a new vision of themselves. Kind of like photo therapy I guess. It was interesting for me to observe what went on inside my little noggin as their cameras snapped away. I'll write about my experience in an interview that they ask participants to respond to. I haven't seen the photos yet but I will say this- I have already gained so much from the process before even seeing them. The curve ball, and the kind of scary thing, is that the photos will get posted before I get to see them.

Monica posted the above video on the The Revelation Project's blog yesterday and after I watched it I thought it summed up very well- at least in part- what it was like for me to do the project.

Here are the 8 Irresistible Principles of Fun:

Stop hiding who you really are.
Start being intensely selfish.
Stop following the rules.
Start scaring yourself.
Stop taking it all so damn seriously.
Start getting rid of crap (that's weighing you down).
Stop being busy.

The video is great. It says that it is almost nine minutes long but it's really only eight so when you have time to relax and take it in be sure to circle back around if you can't watch it now.

Also lots of fabulous photos of other women who have done The Revelation Project on their Facebook page if you are interested.

In closing, I leave you with this quote that I keep bumping into:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us ~Marianne Williamson