My friend Kerry Parsons recently gifted me a set of “Soulful Woman Guidance Cards.”
It is no accident the card I pulled today is called Time of Fallow — Creative manifestation occurs more easily when I have nurtured myself and honoured my time of fallow.
Nature understands the meaning of honouring its time of fallow. Spring fields produce healthier bounty when they have had a time of fallow.
I have been considering this blank page for a while this morning. Wondering what do I feel calling within, yearning to come out.
And the muse quietly rests, calling me to honour my creative urgings through a time of fallow.
I have been so consumed by the creation of the #ShePersisted series, I feel my creative energies calling out for a rest, a respite, a reprieve.
Life is ebb and flow. We breathe in. We breathe out. We step forward. We step back. We repeat.
On another level, my immersion into the #ShePersisted series is an honouring of my time of fallow.
It has given me space to gently and effortlessly explore my desire to stand up and step up to be heard. To clarify my voice, my gift, my offerings to the world.
It has given me beautiful guidance on what I want to do to create a world of difference.
If I change my glasses, shift my lens, I can see this time of creating the #ShePersisted series as my journey into my soul where I delve into exploration of our human condition through wonder and awe for all we do collectively to create war and peace, discord and harmony, walls and bridges, abuse and comfort, deception and truth, hatred and love.
As the images and words for this series have flowed, and continue to flow (I’ve still got a list of over 10 quotes that have popped into my head at random times), I have been enthralled by the experience of giving into the creative process, fearfully and fearlessly, haltingly and effortlessly.
It is the yin/yang of creativity.
To be afraid of a blank page. To dive hopefully into the open space calling itself into being.
And in that realization, I am overwhelmed by a sense of gratitude. Joy. Knowing.
There are no blank pages. Just beautiful wide open spaces calling out to me to breathe into my creative essence and with every exhale, blow away my fear of being the change I want to see in the world.
To view the whole #ShePersisted series, please visit my website.