You’re now moving from November’s sacred space of gratitude into joyful expectations of new projects. New dreams. New beginnings.
Consider a combination of being and doing as December is the final gestation period to enjoy…
Quiet pauses of patience.
Quiet walks with Mother Nature.
Quiet time writing Christmas or holiday cards.
Quiet hours of baking and “testing” your samples.
Quiet moments of brooding.
Quiet spaces of star gazing.
All these activities prepare you to celebrate a creative pregnancy with successful births–ones that POP! as your new ideas, words, projects, events, collaborations, online courses, and hope. Perhaps you’re thinking of creating a blog, memoir, poem, story, play–or even writing a book.
What names will you give these dreams that seek to be birthed?
Throughout 2017, I was happily birthing two writing retreats, one in Florida and another in Bali. Then in September, Hurricane Irma’s destruction impacted the physical and inner landscapes of her residents, animals, and wildlife. It took several more months to recover than expected; the retreats were placed back on the “library shelf.” All creative juices evaporated followed by emotional fatigue. Still, the dreams of the retreats live and breathe within…and one day, when they’re ready, will appear.
Instead, the book that makes my “history come alive” and gestating for 13 years with the genesis of my spiritual writing process–the Divine Dialogue Writing System–sought all my energies and the light of expression.
And the name is…
Writing Medicine: The Must-Have Guide for Your Hero’s Journey to Inner Healing–now seen here with her first ultrasound to excitedly share with friends and family.
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The official Facebook celebration and “delivery” is set for March 20, 2019, the Spring Equinox. It’s an auspicious startup time to share Writing Medicine’s message–and to find a home in the libraries of friends, families, and cities.
Like a holiday fruitcake, this time is filled with emotions protruding as sheer joy and absolute panic–and thinking you’re going nuts! For those who’ve experienced physical pregnancy, you understand. For me, my only child Nazlie was adopted–born of my heart and not my body. So, this “birthing” is new territory to navigate.
And if you’re in the same emotional waters, perhaps you can find courage and comfort as I have…
There’s something soul-soothing about trusting that the moon and stars always show up.
The constellations illuminate your home sky They dazzle like rhinestones on a navy blue velvet dress. Mother Nature is indeed one talented seamstress!
Think about it. The stars appear every night regardless of what’s happened in the world. Nightly news never reports, “The stars came out (or didn’t come out) tonight!” Best of all, this light show costs nothing. No power bill ever arrives.
When you see the ancient December night sky, be reminded of a pregnant teenager.
Thousands of years ago, she traveled as a young girl nine months pregnant on a donkey under the stars. She and husband Joseph journeyed to an unknown and unwelcoming place to an uncertain destiny. Their child is considered significant by many–the Messiah, a guru, great teacher, holy man, and miracle worker. Jesus’s story is told in the Bible, the most read book of all time.
Please share the names of your dreams in the comments.
to some of Writing Medicine’s “midwives”
Joy Siren, Genteel Arts Philanthropist at Whimsicalitea
and Juan Padron, Venezuela, Book Cover Designer
|This inspiring book brought colorful richness to Writing Medicine!
|This book was my roadmap that kept me from getting lost!|