Today I learn that returning to center can make me a better blogger.
It starts with waking up this morning in the middle of a wierd dream.
I am pedaling my way through a maze of cobblestone streets, trying to keep up with someone else in the lead. Before the dream nears its end, I see ahead of me a hole of red liquid in the street that is quickly closing up. I am urged by some inner knowing to join the monks that are jumping into the hole. That in order to preserve my inner knowing, I must jump. I can see that the hole is fast closing to those who are chasing us in pursuit. Just before I wake up, I head for the hole.
Did I make it into the hole in time? Interesting question. And why monks? Perhaps the monks in my dream reflect connection to Spirit. Of greater importance to me is the reinforcement to return to the intuitive side of myself. (Yesterday I felt scattered and ungrounded).
I probably would have quickly forgotten this dream if it had not been for the synchronicity of insights I gain from two other bloggers that reinforce my insights this morning.
The first blogger, Tina Su, emails me a lovely thank you note for spotlighting her blog in my last post. She asks me what my vision for my blog was when I started. I explain that the blog was an outgrowth of my work as a life coach, as well as my book, Tug of Heart. It wasn't until I told her how different my 20's were than hers that things click into place. I tell Tina that back in the 70's and early 80's, I believed I must hide my intuitive/creative side in order to survive in the business world. (It was dress/think/talk/act like a man if you were a woman back then). Yes, that's a bold generalization, but you get the drift.
I've spent the rest of my life reclaiming my intuitive and creative side. If we teach what we want to learn, I feel great passion in supporting others to bring the intuitive back into play as well.
Liz Strauss, the 2nd blogger, cemented my learning in her post, Seriously: Do New Thoughts and New Taglines Find Us? She raises the question about becoming a new thinker and will one still be found in the blogosphere. She prefaces it with what hasn't worked earlier this year: "I started listening to EVERYONE, but myself." I love what she wrote near the end of her post - "Go ahead, believe whatever your heart will let you." I found you, brave Liz, on this Saturday morning, as your new thoughts came forward.
Liz's post reminded me how I can get caught up in other people's voices, in what other bloggers do on their blogs, without making enough time for my own thoughts. I fuss, and compare, and usually deal myself the short straw.
Return to center. Stay the course. Notice when I get off course. Return to center. Over and over again. Use my linear brain to structure time, to organize my life, to support the intuitive side. Then let my intuitive side play and offer up her musings and deliver the posts to me. So I can be more of who I am. The one and only original Debbie Anne Call.