Oracle of the Day: The Hermit

Spiritual Guidance Photo credit: Meli Halstead

Spiritual Guidance
Photo credit: Meli Halstead

Central theme of your writing piece for the day:

The Hermit calls you to spend some quiet time in meditation.  The divine speaks to you during moments of solitude and if you’re bombarded with distracting sounds, the true message of the spirit is hard to hear.  This is a time to receive spiritual teaching and emerge yourself in some self discovery.   Open yourself to the world of silence and connect with your inner guide.  Your spirit has all sorts of amazing messages for you.

The bright golden wings is enough to hold you in a trance.  The Hermit will guide you in this quiet time with his bright lantern he holds close to him.  Archangel Raziel will not leave you alone during the time you receive your spiritual teachings.

Have faith and walk in solitude.

Writing Focus:

It’s easy to place the earphone buds in your ears when you go for that morning meditative walk, but sometimes the spirit wants to talk to you… just you.  No  music, but rather communicate with you with your thoughts.  At first it can be kind of scary to be alone with your thoughts, but after a while, comfort will set in.

Retreating within yourself is an excellent time to take a break from your writing.  Your imagination and your fictional/non-fictional worlds can handle a much needed break. Rather than trying to force a scene in your book to work, step back from it and allow events to unfold organically.  Rather than trying to find that next bestseller, allow your thoughts to ruminate over the mundane.

The main focus here is to take a break from everything and just be.

What do you do if your imagination is at full force and the ideas just spill from your head?  Capture them of course.

Your character….

Your character needs to stop the mental chatter.  What does s/he do?  Life is so hectic.  It’s too loud to think at home.  It’s too loud to think at work.  It’s too loud at the coffee shop.  Here are some guiding questions to delve into your characters spiritual journey.

  • Where does your character seek solitude?
  • What does your characters journey look like when s/he goes on a meditative walk?
  • What kind of messages does the spirit bring forth?
  • What kind of spiritual lessons does your character need to learn?
  • How does your character react to these messages?

I Dare You To Take Action Prompt:

Spend the next 24 hours in a meditative state.  Allow yourself a break from your writing and take a walk around your neighborhood.  Soak in the surroundings.  Enjoy the upcoming fall holiday decorations.  Listen to the peals of children’s laughter as they learn a new sport at the nearby park.  Absorb the new fall energy as you walk through the crunchy leaves.

While you’re coming away from your writing, this action prompt is slightly different.  As you walk, you’re going to record your verbal notes on a recorder.  Most phones have this feature.  Allow your phone to be the one to take in the sounds and notes of your journey.  This way you’re not working, per se.

Once you’ve done this for 24 hours, find a way to incorporate your new findings in your rough draft.

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 Angel Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine. *I am not an affiliate in any way. I bought the card deck because I like angels!*

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