Writing about writing …

I was invited to participate in a Blog Tagging event. Since my writing has really slowed down I thought this would be a great motivator. It did more than that ūüôā

I thank Sora Garrett at The Shine Connection  for her piece on Writing about Writing (click the Shine Connection link), the invite, and the nudge to return to my writing.

What are you currently working on?

A book, can you believe it?¬†¬†I never thought I would be writing a book. ¬†I was always the oOld fashioned vintage typewriterne who saw that talent, that ability in others and prompted them to be the writers. ¬†Apparently I have a book or two in me waiting to be written. ¬†I also have a “journal” on my website www.tericonnolly.com that I do post in pretty regularly. It is where I share my¬†deep philosophical and spiritual musings. I really enjoy sharing that part of me.

How does your work differ from others in the same genre?

My work differs because I share very intimate, naked pieces of me. I share my vulnerability mixed with very dry humor. ¬†I am so very new to all of this “writing” that I really don’t know my genre ūüôā ¬†Which takes me to the next question…

Why do you write what you write?

I write because I was always a storyteller verbally sharing anecdotes of life as examples of being human and to help others. I hesitated to use writing to express those stories mainly because I never thought of myself as a writer ~ storytellers don’t write I thought. Now I know writers are storytellers. I have also found that writing connects me to a higher deeper essence of myself that expresses through me. I learn just as much from my writing as others have expressed they have learned. Writing is now¬†a part of me. I have fun and feel energized by the process especially completing a piece.

Describe your writing process.

My writing process is very simple. I sit at the computer, ask for a subject, and then get out of the way of the higher deeper essence that expresses through me. When I am done writing I am always amazed at what has been written!! ¬†I started my book by looking at a naked urn sitting on the patio at the home I was renting. ¬†I picked up my pencil and words just tumbled out. ¬†This process is the same for everything I have written. ¬†I do get ‘blocked’ and find nothing flowing. ¬†It is then that I have to write out deliberate thoughts unclogging the hollow bone.

 

Now I get to share 3 other writers with you!  Stay tuned you are going to love them!

 

Jump

So often we find ourselves at the edge, sometimes almost daily, to our world and wondering whether to jump or not.  What if, for just this posting our choices were far more than just jump, would you consider other options?

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Imagine if you will wandering towards the point of decision and what appears to you is the only option of jumping. ¬†Taking that leap, plugging your nose and jumping into the vast deep expanse of the unknown becomes a terrifying decision. ¬†Perhaps you have jumped so many times before that it isn’t terrifying but none-the-less a bit of fear appears on the horizon and a decision must be made.

Now imagine as you walk to the edge standing beside you is another you.  They turn and wink at you pull out a long expansive bridge, place it across the chasm in front of you and walk across leaving you standing there.  As you gape at them in disbelief, another you walks up, smiles, turns to their right and walks off.  Now you are completely boggled at the scenes appearing before you, forgetting why you are standing here, scratching your head trying your best to make sense of this all and yep, you guessed it, another you appears.

Being brave you venture to speak to the aspect of you in hopes of gleaning where they have come from only to find that you are way to busy to stop and chat.  You toss a lasso to the other side and pull the chasm close to you and step across.

Falling to your seat after this last meeting of self your mind spins with no explanation appearing. ¬†This can’t possibly be happening. ¬†Who are all these You’s and why so many options?

Parallel realities exist and are easily accessible. ¬†There isn’t just one option to all our decisions and yes there isn’t just one Right option to our decisions. ¬†Philosophers, poets, and writers have all spoken about alternate and parallel realities; Alice in Wonderland, The Matrix, ¬†The String Theory, shamans, and Plato to name a few.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/physics/2012/11/a-guide-to-different-kinds-of-parallel-universes/

The next time you are standing at the edge deciding to jump, pause, sit down, look to your left, look to your right and see who is standing beside you, pour a cup and ask what they think is an option.  You might be surprised at all your options.  Take the leap and Jump!

The Soul Traveler

 

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Hone

hone
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verb
verb: hone; 3rd person present: hones; past tense: honed; past participle: honed; gerund or present participle: honing
1.
sharpen with a whetstone.
synonyms: sharpen, whet, strop, grind, file; More
antonyms: blunt, dull
make sharper or more focused or efficient.
“their appetites were honed by fresh air and exercise”

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In our life we aspire to hone our professions, family, self and the world.  It is a constant pull on us.

What if…. ¬†we ….

We all¬†have talents and abilities that are second nature to us. ¬†If you were to sit down and describe how you are able to accomplish this ability could you define it in fine detail? ¬†Upon first discovery of our natural gifts, we are delighted to discover something within us that doesn’t need fine tuning. ¬†We relish this ability. ¬†We begin to rely upon it to help stave off those moments when we think we are not that talented. ¬†These natural abilities carry us through life leaving open an understanding that we are not completely flawed. It is rare that we actually examine these abilities. ¬†It is also uncommon for us to realize how they protect and nourish us.

Through the course of our life we naturally hone these talents. ¬†We don’t stop and concentrate on sharpening them. ¬†All of it takes place quite naturally. ¬†The ultimate honing of these talents are when we pause long enough to recognize them as a teaching tool.

How about today setting aside some time to reflect upon your natural talents.  Ask to see how you advanced from the use of the talent as a child to now.  Is there a hint of honing by allowance?  Or perhaps acceptance or confidence?  What about honing from a deeper understanding of knowing without explanation?  How can this natural talent of yours help you in honing other areas?

Try it you just might flow ….

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