Like many people at this time of year, I am just recovering from a bout of flu. Being ill is happily a rare occurrence for me so I had forgotten that flu has different phases. Just when you think you’re feeling better, you slide back down the ladder to feeling wiped out again!
All you can do is let go and surrender to what ‘is’.
The ‘one step forwards two steps back’ scenario combined with conscious surrender echoes something else you may recognize – the creative writing process.
Our muse does not (usually) respond to willful demands to appear and pour forth her magic through us onto the page. She cannot be forced to show her face and become our trusted creative partner.
Instead she requires an open-hearted invitation to inspire us to capture the faint sparks of potential that become the flames of our deepest writing.
She thrives on clarity of intention combined with the creative surrender that comes from trusting that greater forces are at work.
She shows up most when we learn to allow as well as to plan … and when we consciously live the full creative cycle over and over until it feels as natural as breathing.
How do we begin the process of creative surrender?