Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wait for It

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Gather the flowers of your imaginings; let them go to seed so you may gather more.

Something is emerging from the shadows of my imagination. With every inspired action, what it is becomes clearer.

That’s the way this waiting on wingbeats and stars thing works. This is the creative process in action. It requires patience and a sense of devotion.

I’m not saying you don’t need to practice and know your art well. Craft is an important part of the creative process. It’s what helps us release our imaginings into the world. But without those imaginings there would be no creative works.

The deeper our devotion, the more patience we are able to have, the greater the work. So I wait for what is emerging.

I’ve been creating and facilitating workshops lately. The ideas are flowing and I’m bringing them into the world. As I do this work, another idea forms from the actualization of a class. Interacting with the ideas and with class participants generates more ideas. And on it goes. A greater work is emerging from this process. In order for it to come forth, I need to continue taking the next step and the next step. But I can’t rush it.

So, here I sit and write after being inundated with ideas earlier this morning. I needed more sleep, but when you’re in this deep, the muse shows up when you’re most open. Early morning is one of those times. Here I sit exploring this amazing process. But mostly here I sit, waiting. When I know more, I’ll share it with you. It’s bigger than a workshop and includes deep work for writers and for those of us who want to serve but need to learn to do it in a healthy way. There seems to be two tracks here. But we’ll see what emerges.

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