Oracle of the Day: Four of Water

Open your eyes to the possibilities. Photo Credit: Meli Halstead

Open your eyes to the possibilities.
Photo Credit: Meli Halstead

Positive Affirmation of the Day:

My eyes are open to the opportunities that come my way.

Central theme of your writing piece for the day:

How many times have you kicked yourself in the rear because an opportunity has passed you by?  You swear up and down that you will be ready next time.  Aaaaannnndddd, when that “next” time comes around, you miss your chance again because you were so wrapped up in something else?

It happens to the best of us.  We’ve all be victims of our own noise.

Four of Water encourages you to snap out of your discontentment or feelings of boredom because this is an auspicious time for you to keep your eyes open — WIDE OPEN.  Why? You’ve got some opportunities coming your way. It might be a: job, relationship, another chance at a task, or an opportunity.

Rather than trying to figure out what good stuff the universe is sending your way, it’s your job at this moment to stay open.  Allow yourself to be in a position to receive!

Writing Focus:

Discontentment or Boredom: Your spirit needs to move and be alive.  It’s okay to be discontented or bored at times, but remaining in that state slowly diminishes the value of you.  Four of Wands encourages you to move your spirit around and experience new things.

Your character needs to go out and experience new things as well.  Before your character can just start moving into a higher state of emotion, it’s important to figure out the root cause of the discontentment.  What does your character feel discontented about?  Why?

If your character isn’t discontented, then s/he might be bored out of his/her mind!  I know there have been times when I think I’ve watched the entire library on Netflix and have read all the books in the library.  It sometimes feels as if there is nothing to do.

Shhh.  Don’t let my mom hear me say that because I remember what she used to do when I would say the “B” word.  Oh, she found ways to keep me busy.  What about your character?  What do you do when your character is bored out of his/her mind.  What does that look like?  What does your character do during these bored times?  Why?  How does this affect others around them?

Missing an opportunity:  Your character has missed an opportunity.  Life comes at a rapid pace and it’s hard to keep up.  Share with your readers why your character missed that one chance.  Many people wait all their lives for that one moment to shine and some do well and others choke.

What does your character do when s/he struggles to come back into the limelight presented by their opportunity?  What is their journey like as they work towards that second chance?  Is life the same? Different?  How?

Open your eyes to the possibilities:  Four of Water gives us some magical powers — the ability to see things as they could be.  Take a look at a situation in your work-in-progress and see if it has the possibility to be something more.  Oftentimes, folks get stuck on the idea of a novel, when their piece would be much better as a collection of short stories.

This is not limited to your WIP, but your story line.  Imagine the possibility of giving your character the reins of the story line and see where you are taken.  After all, it is the characters telling you their story and you’re just merely a vessel taking down notes.

Dare You To Take Action Prompt:

Take some time to answer the questions above and see if you can flesh out your character.  Perhaps you might want to insert some of these elements within your story to help us get a better idea as to why your character does what s/he does.

Allow yourself to open your eyes to the possibilities around you.  If you find yourself in the state of boredom, challenge yourself to something new and step out of your comfort zone.

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