I forge each day fresh and new
I think bravery is key to it. That and keeping an open heart. When it comes to the acting out of it, anyway.
Fine tuning intuition helps, to hear the rhythm of the ebb and flow that makes for a more sensual dance.
Of course there's an overall plan. A direction. Needs and wants. Family and fortune. They play their part - for I'm not yet a free spirit in the wind.
And then there's also the wee bouts of obsession.
When I get so very enthused about my latest thing that I want to tell everybody I meet about it (and persuade them to get started, too?)
Those types of obsessions help shape my every day. They become a part of me.
Daily rituals, they change all the time
Creative energy is hard to pin down. Lithe and fluid, it grows and shrinks according to nutrients and kindness.
Sometimes it's loud and other times it just needs to be still.
Learning how to not force it is an art. Like all art, this takes practice and dedication.
When it comes down to it, there's a type of sacrifice that has to be made. An offering of self.
Creative source, I will open myself up to your whim and in return, you will inhabit me and I shall harness your energy to create form in this world.
Today that form may be hoop dance, tomorrow the making of mandalas. I am listening to your desires.
Together we will make the choice. One eye on the plan, the other turned into my soul.
Surrendering to change
Sometimes it seems as if I might fall off this very earth if I don't hold on tight - just go zooming off into the cosmic soup, leaving a shimmering jet trail behind.
That's when I know I'm holding on too tight. When I'm letting my rituals dictate the day.
That is when it's time to take some deep breaths and relax. To let go of the shoulds and the musts (even when those should and musts come disguised as delicious friends, like yoga or morning pages ; a country walk or home baked bread.)
Sometimes they're not of my choosing, not in my control. These are the ones that need the most kindness bestowed in the moment of release.
My relationship with this creative life
I've chosen to live creatively with freedom.
I refuse to be bound with exclusivity agreements - I want to date many more creative passions.
It doesn't always come easy. Often, I'm not very good at it and other times, it is simply too fleeting to grab hold of. There's also plenty of disapproval and a distinct lack of safety nets along the way.
But you, dear creative source, your energy just keeps giving and I am grateful for every single one of your gifts.
- What rituals are part of your daily rhythm that you feel might not be serving you in this instant?
- How do you feel about letting them go for the moment? ( Remember, you can reintroduce them anytime.)
- Can you identify a new passion that you feel drawn to flirt with?
- How do you imagine you would feel after trying out your new passion for a week?