Writing From Your Heart came about last year when I organised an online event (gathering I called it) to look more closely at what it means to write as part of a spiritual life.
Did I really know what I'd started? Honestly no... and it's still not sunk in what I actually achieved.
Or why I did it.
That might make me sound as if I don't know what I'm doing.
And I'd agree with it but I'd also add that whenever we start something, can we truly say that we know how things will turn out?
The older I get, the less certain I am about some things.
What I am certain about, and was back last May when I started the planning, is that I was being guided in some way to take on a project. Would it have mattered if the project had been something different?
Not sure - I think the object was more to get me moving in the direction of living a more fulfilling, larger life than I'd been living.
What did I learn from the event?
That there are many ways to find that satisfaction in your life. You know the one that goes beyond the small self. Ego self some call it. I like to think of it as the part of me that has done a great job of keeping me safe over the years but in the process might have just erred on the side of caution too many times.
We had wonderful speakers on the event, 15 in all and it's a bit naughty to only mention a couple because they all inspired me in some way. For my loving participants, many found paths towards solutions they'd been seeking. I particularly loved August Gold, and Dr Sue Morter. Their words especially spoke to me but I had feedback about each speaker and the effect they had on individuals.
Surrender and what it means in practical terms
In whatever way you come to the point where your way of life becomes untenable, unacceptable or just plain impossible, comes acceptance that the way forward will be different and has to impact on every part of your life.
What had been difficult for me was allowingthe spirit to seep into every bit of my day. And I still face challenges every day. After all I'm in human form, even though my essence is divine.
So I'm subject to inconsistencies, revengeful thoughts and the range of emotions available to me in the moment.
It's in the moment though that things can change. In the moment I can be aware of the irritation and decide to switch to something more loving or at least neutral if I can't manage loving!
Living from my heart
That's what living and writing from my heart means to me. Being aware that there is a different, more positive... and more compassionate way available to me at all times.
What does living and writing from your heart mean in your life?
I'd love to hear your ways of creating that authentic life... and writing that comes when we live and write from the core of ourselves.