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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Putting it all into Prospective

As I read the different blogs in our Writing Fortress group, I realize how much we reach out to each other with ideas, help, inspiration and support. With this in mind, I would like to share something I read from my little book entitled Inspirations.

Now, because this book is written for artists, I'll just simply change 'artist' to 'author' because the inspiration for both is the same.

"A believing mirror is a friend to your creativity--someone who believes in you and your creativity. As authors, we can consciously build Creative Clusters--a Sacred Circle of Believing Mirrors to potentiate each other's growth, to mirror a "yes" to each other's creativity. The Sacred Circle is built on respect and trust. The image is of the garden. Each plant has its name and its place. There is no one flower that conceals the need for another. Each bloom has its unique and irreplaceable beauty. Above all: God is the source. No human power can deflect our good or create it. We are all conduits for a higher self that would work through us. We are all equally connected to a spiritual source. We do not always know which amoung us will teach us best. We are all meant to cherish and serve one another.

One more thought of inspiration: Being an author requires enthusiasm more than discipline. Enthusiasm is not an emotional state. It is a spiritual commitment, a loving surrender to our creative process, a loving recognition of all the creativity around us. Enthusiasm (from the Greek, "filled with God") is an ongoing energy supply tapped into the flow of life itself. It is the child within us.

Now, don't forget to have your daily allotted chocolate and have a truly great day.