Rethinking, revising, rewriting. These have been the three major elements of my weekend, thus far. I started my morning, as I have been for the last five weeks, writing my three pages as suggested in Julia Cameron’s The Prosperous Heart. I’d woken up on the negative side of the bed but by the time I finished the pages I had taken a turn toward the positive. The old shadows and doubts were cleared away in the process letting in room for light, excitement and anticipation of my continuing process. In fact, I realize that my personal writing has taken on a new slant. It now includes affirmations that I believe and clear visualization of goals achieved. Wow. These three pages have become a mix of prayer and meditation. They allow me to de-clutter, de-stress and disavow the stuff that “yuck” is made of. Having finished part of my morning plan earlier than I anticipated, I decided I would use this time to pull the weekly card. This leaves my evening open for free time to be me and enjoy the fruits of my work. I shuffled, smudged and fanned the cards out. I centered and allowed Graciella la Gitana’s carefree energy to merge with my own. We pulled the Fertility card.
Image: The image is that of a bulging pouch filled with jewels and gems that spill out onto a background of dark velvet.
Words: About to give birth. Pregnant with the abundance of life. Giving forth to that which is expected, yet that which is still unknown. Keep steady as this new beginning bursts forth. It is rich with possibilities. The potential realized is forthcoming.
Read: New cycles in life and work are apparent in your life today. Look to where it manifests. Is it a novel, is it a baby or is it the tiny sprig of green that peeps in your garden this fine day? Each one of us is blessed with a creative center from which that we generate takes form. It’s important to get to know your personal creation. What is that thing that makes your heart swell and allows you to feel the abundance of all that is good in this life? It may be different from that of your best friend or closest colleague and only you can determine exactly what it is. We may be infectiously affected by that of someone else and that may be your clue as to where you decide to place your energies. Have you thought of spending time with something that your neighbor is now doing? You wouldn’t be ‘stealing’ their idea. You might go along with them to that new yoga class where you will find the ‘you’ that’s ready to emerge. Taking sewing or fencing classes with a buddy will help you to cut your own cloth. There is crazy excitement in beginning a new creation. Yes, if it is a baby you will tend to spit up, crying, piles of soiled lap pads but that would never negate the joy that the baby brings to your life. Just the same, a novel will bring a sense of accomplishment and pride when you see the bound pages and intriguing cover. Rock on, people, enjoy the tedium and the hard work; it will only bring the joy you so deserve!
Are there any new or old ‘new’ projects you’d like to share about here? Are there stumbling blocks you’ve encountered or ways that you’ve found that cleared the obstacles?