When we get discouraged, it is important to know what we say, what we do, what we hold dear does make a difference. Our world, the one we grew up with, is no longer viable. We need to address issues that have long been avoided, and take a stand. And we are more creative when we come from our wise inner self, not from the critics we hear all around as well as within us.
In my final class tonight on Freeing the Inner Creative Writer, the bold teachers suggested we continue to connect and share with one another, for there is strength in being there for one another. I shared this with the group, and do so now with you as well.
I am a small bright tree in a vast forest. In the sunlight I feel alive and expansive, connected to the wonder of Mother Earth and all the sky Spirits-the wind, the sun, the unseasonable warmth after weeks of grey, wet skies. For the first time in many moons, it was warm enough to sit outside and hem my new pajamas, for I could see as I cannot to do such work indoors.
Once it becomes dark, if I am quiet and present, I become aware of how deeply I am protected and supported by invisible forces. It is easier to let go, and trust I belong right where I am, in this humble abode. Happily, when I let go the doubts and fears, I can also let go obsessing about people or situations I cannot change. Would I rather be free, or attached to security, control, approval from others?
As I age, I am more patient, more discerning, more forgiving toward myself and toward others as well. I have learned feelings arise, often need to be expressed, sometimes shared, then they too pass on. To keep on letting go, I need time to rest, time to be reflective and honor this time for self-care I don’t have when my life centers on others. Community matters so much now too, a chance to be playful, sing with, be with others in ways we nurture one another. That is it for now! Know your choices make a difference too!