“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”
― Martha Graham
Today I am diving deeper into my spiritual journey to help my writing and connecting with my higher power, my relationship with God. Yes, if you have read my blog you know that I am not a Christian but I am very much a spiritual person and I do believe in God, that God is in everything, every person and every animate and inanimate thing on this planet and beyond.
And of course just because I’m deeply spiritual doesn’t mean that I am perfect or that I have everything all figured out, who does?
Today I am going over the Angelic Messenger Cards (Meredith L. Young-Sowers) spread that I pulled on my 50th birthday. As you know I’ve had a hard time with this particular passage in my life. Turning 50 has me floundering, exploring, and trying to figure out (or as much as I can) about my second half of life, what it means to me and how I can gain the most out of it; how I can deepen my spirituality, my creativity, my writing, and my relationships (including with myself).
There is a spread that is called, Opening to Love, that I often use for my Birthdays and other major energetic times of transformation. I won’t go into how to do the spread, you can get the deck Angelic Messenger Cards and do it for yourself. I just want to share my experience with the first card.
My first card, 3 – Expansiveness, is re-imagining what God is. To re-imagine my relationship to God.
You may be saying what does this have to do with writing but if you believe your words come from more than you, that they come from a higher power, whether it be your higher self, your muse, or God, getting to know that part and having a better relationship to it can only benefit your writing.
As a sexual abuse survivor… making peace with your higher power can help you in the healing process.
As I was clearing a space to move and dance I listened to Karen Drucker’s, I See the Beauty in You, and began to move and open to the experience.
I then listened and moved to, You are the Face of God, by Karen Drucker.
I then felt more open and danced to Karen Drucker’s, The Healing Song, to help me open to the possibilities of true healing. It was very intense for me and I hope you allow yourself to experience moving and singing along with this song (maybe even more than once).
When you are finished I encourage you to write for ten minutes or more about your experience.
When I move to music with intention, intention to open to my muse, my higher power, with God, I close my eyes to feel everything. I feel the music, I feel my body moving to the music, and I feel the energies floating around and through me.
Mostly I have connected with my muse or higher self when writing and dancing, or even allowed myself to open to the universe or the Female aspect of God.
Though I am spiritual, I have kept God (the masculine) at a distance. One of my biggest problems in life has been around surrender and what that means and I believe that is why I’ve kept from getting too close (yes you can be spiritual and not have a close relationship with God by honoring the Divinity in all life). But as I get older, I realize that it doesn’t have to mean (or means more that what I think it means) giving up a person’s life to some faceless being that is going to tell you what you can or can’t do.
Yes I have authority issues which, I’m sure go along with my controlling issues and perfectionism.
During this song I felt an opening happen that has me that much closer to what true surrender means.
What kind of relationship do you have with your higher power? Please, this isn’t permission for a lecture or to push your beliefs onto me or anyone else. But I do sincerely want to know what kind of personal relationship you have if you would like to share.
What have you done in the past/present to help you have a better relationship with your higher power?
How do you think it affects your writing?
May you find peace on your journey.
Morgan Dragonwillow: Writing rebel, stress relief explorer, recovering perfectionist, cooking as therapy, poet & author that (mostly) doesn’t let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo, and you can find her at, A Poet’s Kitchen, cooking up simply delicious meals. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she’s a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn’t.Find her on Google+
“Sometimes poets write what we wish we could say, and they tell us what we need to know. The poems in Wild Woman Waking lead us to a place where we can proudly refuse to be “bent and broken”; instead, they document a journey to self-acceptance, peace, and understanding – where in a community of women, we celebrate and dance as Mud Women. We become women of spirit and keepers of our own keys.” ~Beth Camp
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