Oracle of the Day: Movement

Photo credit: Myself

Photo credit: Myself

Central theme of your writing piece for the day:

The bright red hot air balloon flying  along the cotton candy like clouds represent the air symbols of movement.  The Movement oracle signals for your character to get a move on or better yet, for YOU to get a move on.

No longer does your character need to stay stuck in the mud and ruminate over old issues or stay in a holding pattern.  This also applies to YOU as a writer.  YOU need to get your move on and practice free writing on a daily basis.

Abundance flows within you through constant movement.

How will this work out for your character?  In other words, will your character get hurt in the process if s/he decides to keep moving despite the consequences?  The ostrich signifies the protection against psychic attacks.  In other words, your character will be just fine for moving on.   Regarding YOU — you are protected by your own power and in order for ideas to flow, keep the movement of writing continuous.

Writing Focus:

Sometimes moving forward can be paralyzing, but your character is safe.  Just as YOU are safe.  The world rests upon the back of the ostrich and life is just dandy.  Your character might have just gotten out of a bumpy relationship and was afraid to call it quits.  Now is the time to move forward.  Or your character might have thought about leaving that small town and his family behind.  Now is the time to incorporate that into the story as the Movement card gives your character the green light.

With your rough draft in front of you, think about what you want your character to do next.  Some of the best ingredients in a story is to go on a journey with the characters.  Allow for movement out of a stagnant space into one of movement.  Often times, our characters reflect some aspect of ourselves and as much as we want to move on to something bigger and better, we often become afraid.

Why?

The unknown.  The fear.

There is no need for that kind of foolishness.  Have your character know, receive a sign, something… anything.. that it is okay to move forward.

I Dare You To Take Action Prompt:

This card goes beyond the realm of the world you have created in your mind or on the pages for your characters.  In essence, your characters are very much alive and are a part of you.  The good, the bad, the ugly.  When you are lulling around, trying to figure out the next scene, or trying to write the  best dialogue, or the most adventurous, or the __________________ (fill in blank of your next want)….

You need to keep that flow going.  Write, even if you don’t know exactly what your character is going to do.  Write, even if you aren’t sure that it’s a great idea (you can always save for another book).  Write, even if your characters are stuck in their own lives.

I’d love to hear how this oracle has enhanced your writing.  Leave a comment and enrich the lives of our other readers.  Pay your experiences forward.

Meli Halstead is a kickass teacher who likes to help writers get their stories written using a variety of oracles.  She has written and published several short stories in her life time.  She also gives a voice to those who are trapped in the cruel world of human trafficking.

Wondering where in the world I got this amazing card? It is part of the wonderful deck The Enchanted Map by Colette Baron-Reid.  You can visit her shop here. *I am not an affiliate in any way. I bought the card deck because they were AWESOME!*

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