Good morning everyone! Thank you for all the wonderful comments last week. I appreciate knowing there are really humans on the other side of this technology! I love the idea that we artists and writers are pioneers, with courage and perseverance. To embrace being a pioneer, we must be willing to adjust to the environment, and make do with what is available; making a coat out of bearskins and pancakes out of crushed acorns! (One of my favorite books is My Side of the Mountain - do you remember that one?)
In today's market, it might mean that if print media is not selling, we authors must prepare our art and sell it through the current modes of technology. Change is necessary if we are to adapt and survive! It requires belief in our craft, our message, and courage to forge on. And all this while staying true to self and art!
Today, I'd like to share with you some wisdom from Marion Woodman. I come back to her books again and again, when I need to replenish my courage.
Here is a quote from Coming Home to Myself Reflections for Nurturing a Woman's Body and Soul
Why should we have more faith in the Amaryllis bulb than in ourselves?
We know that the Amaryllis lives by an inner law with which we have lost touch in ourselves.
The blossom dies; with rest and darkness, another bloom will come, we know, next year.
In the place of the goddess, we accept birth and death.
When we listen to the Amaryllis, resonate with its silence, its eternal stillness, we find ourselves at
the heart of the mystery.
Change requires staying open to the mystery of life, death, life cycle. In nature we accept the seasonal shifts and changes, so why hold on rigidly to anything, any project, any idea? To stay rooted in myself is more important that staying attached to a certain idea. I am an artist, a writer, an editor and a creator; that will be true no matter how many adjustments I have to make! As I go through this little death, it helps to remember that a new bloom will come. I won't forget my faith in the inner law of nature.
What inner laws do you maintain that allow your creativity to bloom?