Wednesdays are for taking a creative moment & counting blessings, sharing inspiration, & anticipating the approaching weekend. I’d love for you to share your Wednesday moment in the comments or attach a link to your blog.
I’ve been struggling with creative agitation this week. We’ve all been there. You feel like you are going to explode with creative energy, but there’s no where to put it. No words come, no art manifests, but you want to DO something.
Have you heard this song? https://youtu.be/zwpEiOGAdcQ
It’s Mr. Powell by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, and it pretty much sums up how I feel when I get this way.
It might have something to do with the whispers of the trees as they are waking up. Or maybe it’s the fact that my creative idol has not only joined Patreon, but is crushing it with the massive weight of her awesomeness, and that leaves me feeling a tad small and inadequate.
So, I did a New Moon Tarot spread. Let’s see, shall we? (thanks Beth from Little Red Tarot for the idea!)
- Things To Let Go – The World
- Things To Keep – Nine of Coins
- Things Yet To Come – Two of Wands
- How the World Affects You – The Empress
- What To Give – Three of Coins
- What To Receive – Ace of Swords
- What To Learn – The Moon
How do you let go of The World? This baffled me all through the night and into my shower the next morning. But, as usual, the solution presented itself in the steam and quiet. I need to let go of my perception of a final destination. A win. A success. It should be about the journey, just like Mr. Powell. I want to get to the end of the ride wanting to do it again, and thrilled that I had the opportunity to experience a connection.
I’m keeping my work ethic, my focus, my excellence. Seems reasonable.
I laughed when I pulled this card. I swear my Tarot pulls are the most literal ever. I’m in a position to do something…on the brink…I need to find the balance between maintaining what I’m already doing (writing a book, blogging, poetry postcards) and expanding that.
The Empress is exactly right. The world makes me feel like I should be growing all the things. I want to solve the problems, sing the pretty songs, decorate everything in flowers, share the best smells, all of it. I want to give until the world is singing along. The trick is…how?
Oh, apparently by creating a large project that requires many tools and talents. Something thought out well in advance, planned, and beautiful. Something bigger than myself. Maybe this is already what I’m doing? The book I’m writing is definitely a big, complex creation.
I will receive – meaning my eyes and ears need to be fully open – to new ideas, dreams, and new starts. I also need to do a better job of writing down all of these seeds I gather.
And through this I will learn to express my wildness, my weirdness, and let intuition guide me.
Overall, my sense is that I need to be patient, revel in the projects I’m already doing, trust in the process, and be open and ready for when the next inspiration hits.
What are your current projects? I’d love for you to share in the comments.