Photo: Hannah Millierick
I'm baring my soul a little more than usual today, but this time, with brevity (which is certainly not one of my strengths).
In Spirited, Rach and I talk about the power of prayer – or, if it makes you feel more comfortable, the importance of asking – which is often easier said than done.
It's crucial for you to ask for what you desire. An outstretched, open hand is not a sign of weakness or scarcity. It's humility. It's a willingness to identify strength in team work. You have what I need, may I have a little?
Making the ask is brave. We know that, that's why we so seldom do it, for fear of exposing our cracks and chipping our armour. We forget that those around us often take pride in stepping into their HERO shoes every once in a while.
As humans, we thrive on being presented opportunities to step up and shine, and often, helping someone with generosity and a big open heart is the catalyst for those endorphins that scream: Yes! I just did something meaningful and important, and it feels good.
So, without anymore hesitation, here is my (gulp!) creativity prayer that I recite everyday before I write. Because, y'know, it's not just other humans we can turn to for a helping hand, we can lean straight into the Source.
Go easy on me, this is an incredibly intimate share.
Soul, Saraswati, Archangel Gabrielle, my muse, the deva of my business...
Hover near me. Be close.
Sustain this work. Let it come and let it live.
I'll sit here for hours and honour your presence and your wisdom. I've shown up. I'm ready. And I trust you.
Whisper in between the loud, booming echoes of my ego.
Take any change you can get.
Your wisdom disintegrates the rigidity of my fears.
It reminds me of what's real.
It reminds me of what's important.
And it reminds me why I take this seat everyday.
I am grateful.
I then proceed to light a candle (no matter the weather or time of day), reach out for my chunk of fluorite (for clarity and psychic de-cluttering) and get cracking.
This ritual has gotten me through a huge couple of months, and I'd love for it to help you too.
So, feel free to let this prayer become a part of your life. Take it. Use it. Print it out.
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