In the fragment I worked at today, G mentioned Joseph Campbell, who said, that
the psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the sage swims with
delight. And G added: "Freedom
is an absence of knowing, an absence of certainty that allows every moment to
define itself to you as it is and as it's happening. This is how we walk into a
situation as a Master because we walk in without an agenda. Rather than trying
to force the circumstances to conform to what we need in order to feel safe we
simply let the circumstance be whatever they are and we find a whole due set of
resources within us to respond to it. Getting used to that feeling of not
knowing is actually freedom. Uncertainty is freedom. Certainty is bondage." Have never heard anything that resonated with my understanding of freedom more. Just wow!
Quit smoking in the hope of growing old. It takes a long time to write. People go to books for wisdom and older authors tend to have more of it.
Notice. If you're writing, you're a writer. If you're talking about it or thinking about it, I'm not so sure. Writing is ninety-eight percent work and two percent magic.
Plot comes first. The plot is the architecture of your novel. You wouldn’t build a house without a plan. If I wrote without a plot, it would just be a pile of bricks. Characters are your servants. They must serve your plot.
Pay attention to your passions. They are the key to starting and finishing the book you are meant to write. I don’t believe in talent. I believe in passion.
Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer.
You can do hard things. When I wrote The Poisonwood Bible, I would practice writing one scene from the viewpoint of each of the four daughters – until their voices started to sound authentic.
I research a novel six ways to Sunday. I don’t want to lie to the reader; I want you to trust me.
Makes totally sense to me. How about you? Let me know in the comments, please.
Today, I received a newsletter from Lauren Gorgo with the link to her new 5D report, a really heartening one. It looks like the seemingly never ending time of purging and morphing (at times - very painfully) could be over. *pheeeeew* "...as our personal hologram begins to morph to reflect our true nature, we are simultaneously reconnecting with our cosmic creator power…remembering how to manage our balancing male-female forces with aplomb. And as we begin to work more directly with the universal forces that are offered freely to those of pure heart & mind, the divine mechanism for creation activates in our DNA and we are able to enact our soul plans with perfection, quickly and effectively able to accomplish the impossible…to the extent that our well-honed capabilities will literally seem like magic to those around us." And this is exactly, what I have started to experience partially since January already. And it seems like magic even to myself. :) How about you? Has anything changed in the way you move in this world lately?
Not that I can agree with author's personal preferences, but I found lots of stuff to ponder in it.
And, to me, the ending seems to be just brilliant:
"Being forced to follow the ruts of someone else’s routine may grate, but they do make it easier to stay on the path.
And that of course is what a routine really is — the path we take through our day. Whether we break that trail ourselves or follow the path blazed by our constraints, perhaps what’s most important is that we keep walking."
There is no doubt it's true in my world. How about yours?
Today, I'm getting ready to teach my first bead weaving class after years. And it's happening because of a chain of synchronicities I experienced when I stepped over my fear and listened to my gut on a day a couple of weeks ago. So, dearies, it's totally worth it! At least in my world. :)
You know I'm always happy to hear from you, right?
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