Why do you write? Why do you submit your work for others to judge, to accept or not? Why do you put yourself on the line, over and over again, opening up your creation to the judgments of others who can freely declare your work to be good or bad, worthy or not?
Perhaps it is because this is the path (one of the paths) your spirit has chosen for this lifetime. If the goal is soul growth, then the writing life is the playground. Continue reading
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It’s essential for writers and artists to ground themselves. But do you know why this is important? Or how to do it? In this meditation for writers, I explain the importance of grounding and lead you through a guided meditation to experience it.
This is a time of great expansion in my life, of manifesting my dreams and moving forward on the path I came here to walk. Yet here I am with a bad cold, with less energy than usual to do the little jobs of daily life, never mind the great new jobs of my new opportunities.
So why am I sick? I ask that question of my own spirit and of my spirit guides. And the answer that comes back is at once simple and complex. Continue reading
There has been a piece of programming in my space that says that writing in the first person is less valuable, helpful, or professional than writing in other voices. Where did this belief come from? From a dozen chance comments or judgments lightly passed that somehow sunk into my space and stayed there.
If you look back across the posts on this blog, you will find that I started firmly in you. I had information to share, and by gosh I was going to share it. While home over the summer, the you wisdom flowed fine. Once school started again in September, you came to a dismal halt. Once more with a full plate, I could not find any energy for the posts which had so excited me at the beginning of summer.
In meditation it slowly became clear to me: Continue reading
Greetings, Creative Spirits!
Here is a new meditation, designed to help you shut out the demands of your to-do list and enter fully into your creative space. In this audio recording I walk you through the process–all you have to do is follow my voice.
If you want to read more on this topic, check out my related post.
As always, I wish you love and light on your path.
Poetry speaks with the words of the soul
With words so large and bright that sometimes
We are not sure we can contain them
And so we look for walls
Four walls of rhyme and structure
To contain this engine of our lives,
To let us think
Our small minds sit
In the driver’s seat
We are like the raft
Shooting the rapids of our own magnificence
Only believing that we can steer.
Life is right when I am writing,
When I sit down to meditate
And the words come
And spirit fills my body
As surely as breath. Continue reading
I hold a picture (a picture is an untrue truth) that a successful writer is a busy writer, and a busy writer has tons to do and not much time to get it done. Recently, Spirit challenged that thinking, and I received this information.
I am all tied up in knots—gotta do this, gotta go there, gotta get thru the vast to-do list of my creative week. And then I sit to meditate, and Spirit says clearly that rush is an illusion. What would happen if I released the need to do things the way I think they must be done? If I let go perfection, supposed to, and the way it’s always been done? Continue reading
When the words come, whom do you praise? Who is your muse? This is what the angels said to me one day when I thanked them for my creative inspiration.
Thank you for these words today
These words that flowed from my fingertips almost faster
Than I could type them.
Oh child, do not thank us!
You wrote them yourself.
They are your words; they did not come from us.
The Muse is you.
Always and forever has been you.
Just merely the you
That lives with god
Plays games with rainbows
And showers feathers like pennies from heaven.
Just you: your divine magical self.
Already you are remembering!
Image courtesy of Samantha Bachechi
Every writer has known the moment when the words came, uninvited but welcome, like a sudden shower on a hot day or money found when it was most needed. When the muse visits, writers find the words flowing through their pen. They watch in amazement as their fingers type words their mind has never known. Thought-free creativity is the best kind.
But can you call the muse at will? Does she visit on her own capricious calendar, or yours? Is she a lover who runs to meet you or a lottery ticket that pays off when you least expect it? Continue reading