Yesterday's mail delivered a copy of a favorite old book I had recently ordered, Writing Down the Bones, Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg.
I woke up in the middle of the night with an ego attack...the relentless chatter kept me awake as I did my best to hold the criticism at bay. What does my ego know anyway? Absolutely nothing...about anything... I've found that singing quietly to myself will make her go away...eventually.
Early this morning, while still in my pajamas, curled up on the sofa, I hungrily underlined the chapter on Baking a Cake in the book. Goldberg explains how writing is a similar process to baking a cake. All the ingredients need to be mixed in a bowl; alone, they are not a cake. The writer must become one with the details, and own the emotions that add flavor to the words that are heated up in the process of creating something tasty.
Lately, it feels like there's a fishbowl's stuck on my head, and I'm watching two gold fish swim in opposite directions. High solar energies hitting the planet at this time, effect our electromagnetic fields. Especially so this morning, but I did begin the writing exercises recommended in the book.
The icing was to come later. A large white tractor trailer pulled up in front of a coffee shop in town. The bold orange lettering made me laugh
...All the Ingredients for your Success.
It was one of those perfectly timed angel zssts!
Just the inspiration needed in the moment... And love is the most important ingredient of all.
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
Love and joyful blessings,