like a faucet dripping
not a complete flow
the pattern draws me to sleepiness and heavy eyelids
that same pattern bobs me awake
I cannot help but be annoyed
And then the puppy comes in with her fluffy fur and wet kisses. Just enough weight on my lap to help me feel grounded. And the annoying drip has stopped.
I love creative practices and spiritual practices. So last year, I was drawn to the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. And, as with many of my good books, I only made it through the Introduction. The book is a 12-week study, or really a 12-week practice, to help release your inner creativity. But I never made it to Week 1. But not because I didn’t love the book, but because I so loved the very first tool explained in the Introduction, The Morning Pages (or mind dump as I like to call it). It is “three pages of longhand writing, strictly stream-of-consciousness”. The book further explains, “Pages are meant to be, simply, the act of moving the hand across the page and writing down whatever comes to mind. Nothing is too petty, too silly, too stupid, or too weird to be included.”
It’s a mind dump. To get all the junk out. Just putting pen to paper and letting it all flow (or drip) out.
So as I continue my morning “mind dumps”, I won’t apologize for what ends up on my pages, but I will apologize now for what may end up here shared with you.
Thank you for coming on the journey with me…stumbles and all.
p.s. If you want to work through The Artist’s Way with me, I would love that! And it will be easy for you to catch up, because I am still only on the Introduction!
Dear Loving and Faithful God –
Thank you for minds and words and pen and paper. Thank you for fluffy dogs and wet puppy kisses. Thank you for connection with You and with others. I pray that I always find You in my Morning Pages and everywhere else I spend time today.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.