*There was a time when I wrote five minutes each Sunday, stream of consciousness style. A bunch of us did so, posting on our blogs and roaming around visiting and commenting throughout the day. While it no longer "officially" exists, as I prepared to get out of bed on this Solstice Sunday it just felt right to write in that style again.
Here is my invitation to you today and throughout the coming season.*
It is Sunday morning. I can hear coffee brewing and a rooster not exactly crowing, but definitely exploring the light as it shows her face. It is Winter Solstice today, reminding me of the return of the light.
This year I have experienced more light and a lot of darkness, quite a lot of darkness, and the biggest blessings came in facing both with equal amounts of loving invitation.
What makes darkness and light equally inviting is not in the quality of seeing, but the quality of accepting. I have had a long standing belief “I am afraid of the dark, I must have a light on in order to not be freaked out.”
I told myself “be afraid.”
Now I tell myself, “be awake, be bold, be love.” and the light inside reminds me when I am conscious and clear minded, nothing can hook me with ‘Watch out, the boogie man is going to get you’ or ‘If you aren’t protected, you’re going to lose (add your greatest love object/subject here) ‘ or ‘You’ll never get ‘it’ right, you just aren’t (good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, thin enough, have enough (or the "right" friends, own the right stuff etc etc ad infinitum).
The reality lives in this quote of the husband of Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
I will add “When we choose boldness, more boldness is born within and around us.” and “Deliberate action yields powerful results.” and “Feminine strength builds the pathway to your highest calling.”
My coffee has finished brewing. It is still quiet in my house as everyone else continues in sleep.
I am ready to step into the dawning light, to take intentional, passionate action, and respond to my highest call just as it is time for you to do the same.
I would love to hear about the “what happened next” for you as well.
I’m grateful you are here with me.
Julie Jordan Scott is a writer, creative life coach, speaker, performance poet, Mommy-extraordinaire and mixed-media artist whose Writing Camps and Writing Playgrounds permanently transform people's creative lives. Watch for the announcement of new programs coming Fall and Winter, 2014 and beyond.
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