My plan is to write every morning just as I did for so many years. It is a morning ritual that feeds me, and the clarity and new understandings that seem to arrive on the pages are totally organic. I never plan what I am going to write. I just write. Today I started with the words 'entering the gladness of living', and curiously sat, with pen in hand and journal on my lap, what words were waiting to flow through me and onto the waiting page. I was touched by what showed up: 'Blessing myself. The first step. Blessing and FORGIVING myself for being so mean to me. I am a sacred child and the years of self-punishment have taken me away from my precious self.
FORGIVING is going to be a key driver for me this year. This is the second time it showed up in my writing and borne into my awareness. Every year I ramdomly choose 5 angel cards - one for my Mother, one for my Maiden, one for my Crone, one for my Inner Masculine with Heart, and one for my Guardian Angels and Sprirt Guides. Mother = Openess. Maiden = Wisdom. Crone = Creativity. Inner Masculine with Heat = Gratitude. Guardian Angels/Spirit Guides = FORGIVENESS.
It is my time to enter the gladness of living and to be loving and kind to my entire Being. What about you?
I remembered myself as a young child and the precious time I spent with my grandmother in her kitchen.
I remembered the exquisiteness of being in the flow of creating scrumptious delicacies using many of recipes handed down from my great grandmother and great-great grandmother. I remembered the smells, the sounds, the tastes, the colors, the textures.
I remembered the gently patient and nurturing guidance from my grandmother. I remembered what it felt like to gather the ingredients; to measure each one out and carefully place it in the waiting arms of the others.
I remembered my excited anticipation of what would become; what would emerge from the warmth of the oven that was made from our pure love.
I remembered being with the woman who taught me the art of being in the moment and breathing in every morsel of delight.
I am a steward of creative inquiry. I am most alive when enraptured by the organic flow and freedom I experience when immersed in my creative expression, which I write about here in this blog.