Do you ever wish you had a practice in your life? Meditation or exercise…something that called you on a regular basis to show up to yourself? One of my practices is Wishcasting. On Wednesdays, Jamie Ridler Studios offers a prompt which invites anyone who wants to wish to post their contribution and to support the wishes of the others who show up. It has become an integral part of my week.
This week, I have been eagerly waiting for Jamie’s question. What do you wish to celebrate?
I needed this prompt this week. I needed to ask myself this. I have been faced with a possible health concern that could be pretty serious. And as I come to the crossroads where more is to be revealed, I am waiting in limbo. “What will happen” is less important in these days of ambiguity then “How will I handle it”? In fact, I might usually cuss and kick at the idea of not knowing my Fate immediately, but I am using this time to determine what exactly is important to me and what is not.
So as Jamie asks this week’s query, I have to acknowledge that I wish to celebrate my gift of creativity. And yes, some days that means celebrating that I can make a kid squeal with delight as they see the something special I can make out of pipe cleaners. And yes, it might also mean being able to make a motorcycle cop’s jaw drop with the performance of a single poem. But what I most revere of my own creativity is how I apply it to life, as if life is something to be sculpted and spattered with color, torn with intention along a designated line and crumpled up just so it has MORE texture and MORE interest…how I craft the words and ideas so that they too add to the story until the images, symbols, movement, and magic all collapse in ecstasy at the edge of the stage floor whispering breathlessly, “we gave all we had to give, making all we could make of ourselves.” I wonder sometimes if others might think that I over think things. But I don’t know how to do life any other way. And to be honest, I wouldn’t have life without all these tasty layers.
So, here is to celebrating my creativity! Dynamic, sultry creature that it is. It defines me so much that I wouldn’t know how to be without it.
And for those of you who believe in prayer or simply keeping a sister close to your heart, you might think of me this week. The details aren’t important, I just hope I can face what might come with grace and courage…and of course, celebration.