I sat at the bar, papers in front of me, pen moving swiftly across the page. I was having a blast.
It reeked of heaven.
I attended a poetry reading earlier in the evening which was followed by singing karaoke, a glass of chardonnay and writing… and more singing and more chardonnay and more writing. There was hardly anyone there to sing so I sang a lot.
I even got to try out a new song and sang it respectably.
I was a bit surprised, however, when a woman I have known for a long time came up to me and said, with disdain in her voice, “Are you writing again, Julie?”
I looked over my shoulder. “Yes, I am.” I kept moving my pen.
“Love the writing,” I said, smiling gently – hoping to understand not only her words, but the anger in the expression of those words.
I wasn’t sure what it was that upset her: maybe it was that I was obviously having an excellent time while as close to alone as possible in an unlikely setting- a bar. Maybe it was that I had earned the bartender’s attention when he asked me to write a poem and was so pleased when I wrote a slice-of-life piece about him which he instantly treasured. Maybe it was that she hadn’t yet discovered a way to express herself creatively and what sounded like a put-down was more of a “what do you know that I don’t?”
I held that in my heart for a moment and opened to “what do you believe about yourself that I don’t believe about myself?”
Earlier today I received a gift of a reading for the New Year – and what I was told was nothing short of wondrous.
Here is what she saw:
“So firstly I get a sense of real energy – this is a deep energy a creative force that has been brewing for sometime and is now ready to come to fruition. It is as if you have been turning the wheel – it has taken you some time to get the momentum but now you are ready to fully experience a project or a creative expression of yourself. This will bring you recognition and good fortune. To do this you may need to unshackle yourself from some ideas or rules that are either self imposed or imposed on you by others. This is about balancing your male and female energies to develop true creative unification. This will you give you the congruence to move forward – it will be truly liberating for you – I believe! The question is do you believe it? For I feel that now is a time to let go of any rigid patterns that have been holding you back – you may have felt like you were just hanging around waiting for something to happen – this is a time for you to let go, surrender to your inner strength and find the inevitable!”
Today I have been reminding myself, throughout the day, that I believe.
For the next several days I will be traveling with my family to Flagstaff , Arizona
I would love to feel connected to you as I am on this journey.
I would love for you to take some time every day for the next several days to allow the words to flow in response to the thread – “I believe.”
Let your pencil move on the page (or pen, or fingers on the keyboard.)
If you get stuck – and the words stop flowing, simply write, once again, I believe….
And then write to me – while I am in Flagstaff
I believe… in you.
I believe… you are a wondrous, precious child of the divine, created for your own unique purpose.
I believe… your talents, expressed, will astound you.
I believe… the world is waiting for you to express those talents.
I believe… in you.
Activate Your Passion.
Julie Jordan Scott