Just wanted to let you know that I have a new blog entitled ” Verses on My Sleeve” ! This is the poetry that I have been digging through to post and I am going to continue to update that too! I can’t wait to see what brave new things others will be doing. Thank you for reading my work and bringing me out of my creative fog!
This is the day to seize the courage! I am opening up my heart space and moving into a brave new venture of sharing my personal creative work. I know it is time to walk out of my fear. I invite all of you to look at what you have been afraid to do, whatever it is and take a chance on yourself, whether it be opening up to a person, a place, an idea or anything else you feel passionate about. As Iyanla Vanzant said”When you step off a platform or let go of the rock you are clinging to into the dark one of two things will happen, you will land on solid ground or you will learn how to fly”. I desire to fly on the wings of creativity and expression. My poetry will be in a separate blog that will be connected to what I am talking about here. Identity and self discovery are part of this journey and I did not realize how afraid I was to share my poetry with anyone, I was cut- off from my heart in more ways than one. I just stacked them up and away on a shelf for another time. The time has arrived!
This has been a week of emotional highs and lows. Earlier this week, Monday to be precise started out as a fantastic day with sunshine, walking to my favorite places, first barbeque of the season(after cleaning it up that morning), a great movie and then a phone message that my best friend’s mother had been in a car accident. My friend is also my roommate, we are like sisters, we have known each other since we were little girls. Her mother is like a second mother to me and I was upset to hear that she had been hurt. Needless to say Monday night wasn’t an easy night and the next day my friend had to drive to visit her mother in another city in the hospital. She has a road to recovery, with a cracked sternum and pelvis, it could have been so much worse. They transferred her mother to the hospital in her own town and then after getting her settled my friend drove home. It was a very emotional day, she was just relieved to see her mother and know she was okay. My friend also had to deal with the police, the insurance people, seeing the car to collect personal items , and then phone each one of her older sisters (who were very grateful to her) to fill them in. I don’t want to go into all of the details because the point I want to make is that when are emotions are tangled up we may be able to sort them out through expressing ourselves creatively. I know that’s been playing out in my mind since we got the news. Emotions can get out of hand and perspective can be lost, but if tap into our creative side we can explore and heal those tough emotions. You just have to read some poetry to see how people use creativity to heal. I am always interested in hearing from other writers, artists, and others about their creativity. By the way my friend’s mother is expected to make a full recovery. She will be in the hospital for awhile, have extensive therapy and need help at home, but she will be good, she’s even talking about what make of car she would like to own next. We are all proud of her!
What is this thing called “Creative Genius” I am always hearing about and where can I get some? I am here to tell you that “You Have it!” and “I Have it!” We are all creative geniuses and we find it within ourselves through listening to our heart and following the threads of passion in our lives. In this case, I am not talking about romantic passion that you feel for another person, I am talking about what inspires us.
WordPress.com is certainly full of creative genius! I follow a couple of blogs that are inspirational and creative. I am passionate about baking, so I follow “Crumbs of Love”. I am also inspired by art so I follow “ZephyrCat’s Art Journal”.
As I said last week I am going to talk about individual projects. One of my current projects is to overcome my fear of putting poetry out there. I have so many ideas about poems to write. Then I become like a horse coming up to the jump and getting skittish. I am going to the well of inspiration and courage for the poet in me. I’ll fill you in on my progress next time. What a fabulous world we live in that we have a well of creative genius to drink from. So go out take a long cold drink and slake your thirst!