If ever I needed wisdom, it is now. Between my personal life’s current train wreck and the train wreck that is the status of the divided states of America, I can’t seem to find a path forward.
Since I sold my clay studio, making 3D isn’t the answer. Making vision journal pages might be if I could focus. Can’t focus. Except writing. Taking classes through Writer’s Village – $99/year for all the classes I want and they are good.
So I am writing and it got me to thinking why not blogging again. That once helped me stay on an even keel (sorry for the mixed metaphors, but go with me here). And I have 366 pieces of wisdom from the days I did the daily Wylde Women’s Wisdom mailer.
So let’s see if I can keep this in focus and start wandering through those quotes. And maybe even find some new ones given all the books I’ve read since I put these together.
Wylde Women’s Wisdom
How might your life have been different if there had been a place of Women where you could go for help with your fatigue and your limitations. A place of Women who could help you to learn to light a candle and to wait… Judith Duerk
This makes me think back on my earlier years, and realize that even now there is no “place of Women” I can go when I’m running low on everything: trust, love, energy. But I do have candles, and so today I will light a candle for myself, and create my own space until what I need comes to me. I know that I have the answer. I just have to be quiet and listen.
Maybe I’ll go collect some stones and make them into a circle where I can sit with my candle.
Once, when my son was a young teen and we were having problems I took him to Ocean City. At night, under a half moon, we made a circle and then dug a depression in the sand (it was windy) to put our candle. We released everything that night to the candle light and wind. On some level, small rituals of recognition really do help.
How might your life be different, now, if you make the space to light a candle and listen to your heart?