Oracle of the Day: Imhotep

Hone your craft. Photo credit: Meli Halstead

Hone your craft.
Photo credit: Meli Halstead

Positive Affirmation of the Day:

 I am the architect of my happiness and success.

Central Theme of Your Writing Piece for the Day:

Imhotep is a sacred scribe and architect.  What a perfect stone to start the day with!  Imagine the days when people wrote important words on a papyrus roll.  There are some of us that still write long hand.  Nothing like the feel of a pen in hand and watching the ink reveal the thoughts in our head on the paper.  How far we have come since those times.  Now we can whip up an entire story on our mobile phones or laptops.

The message Imhotep brings today is one of great importance.  Usually, the oracles deal directly with your characters in some way, but today is kind of a mixed bag.  There is something for you as well as your character.

Cool beans, huh?!!

Imhotep shows up in your life because you need to hone your craft in some way, shape, or form.  Good writers write whenever creativity strikes them.  Amazing, kick ass writers who are worth their salt write every single day — whether they like it or not.  If they are not writing, they are reading on ways to hone their craft, or they are editing their material, or __________________ (fill in the blank with some relation to writing).

Guiding Questions…

Are you writing daily to strengthen your craft?

Are you researching the fictional or non-fictional worlds you are creating?

Have you taken the initiative and joined a writing group where you could benefit from group critiques?

Are you being innovative?

If you’ve answered no to any of these questions, now is a great time to hone your craft!

Writing Focus:

In the next 31 days, challenge yourself and write every single day.  Add at least 2000 words to your rough draft each day.  It doesn’t have to be perfect.  As much as I am a stickler for certain writing rules, this is a time to let it all hang out.  Your writing that is.  So, go ahead and keep your clothes on.

Imhotep urges you to become efficient in your craft and for this to happen, he suggests that you write every day.  Sometimes words may not come forth, so opt to get creative and create a collage with magazine cutouts or for those who are digital savvy — create a digital collage.   This is still writing in an indirect way because thoughts don’t always come in the form of words, but rather pictures.

I prefer to use Publisher or PowerPoint.  **Remember if you’re going to publish your collage, to give credit where credit is due for any images you use.**  What do you like to create your collages with?

The Oracle and Your character….

Imhotep urges your character to take initiative and become involved with a project that will promote communication and understanding.  Perhaps your character could benefit from stepping out of his/her comfort zone.

Created by Meli Halstead

Created by Meli Halstead

What could your character do to step out of his/her comfort zone?

How does your character feel about doing this new activity?

In what ways does this activity bring success and career advancement for your character?

Be sure to describe what your character feels and thinks as they are going through this amazing time in their life!

I Dare You To Take Action Prompt:

Prepare yourself for a deep mediation.  Light a candle and fill the air with your favorite incense.  Close your eyes, and breathe in deeply so you become relaxed.  Visualize yourself in a world of your own creation.  You have been handed a sheet of paper and on this paper are the instructions to your success.  The instructions are very clear to you.

Read the instructions, as some of them are in word form and others are in picture form.  You soak in the recipes for your success.  Ask your spirit guides to help you imprint what you have just learned in your subconscious as well as your conscious.  At this time, increase your intuitive awareness and step out of your meditative state.

For this meditation, I find myself talking because I like to read what I see aloud.  This is where a recorder comes in handy.  This might work for you.

Resources to help you on your writing journey:

Ten Tips on Career Advancement

4 Things Your Boss Won’t Tell You About Advancing Your Career

25 Ways to Make a Difference In The World Every Day by Tiny Buddha

Why You Should Write Daily by ZenHabits

If You Want To Communicate Better, Read This by Scott Edinger

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.

Join @MeliHalstead on Twitter for a weekly chat on Wednesday @9 pm EST at #writersoracle.  The more the merrier.

Meli Halstead is a kickass teacher who likes to help writers get their stories written using a variety of oracles.  She has held several workshops to help writers get their thoughts into book form.  Her goal for the 2014 – 2015 year is to help 1300 writers write their book.  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 stone? It is part of The Eye of Horus: An Oracle of Ancient Egypt by David Lawson. I’m not an affiliate in any way. I bought the oracle stones over 10 years ago because they really spoke to me!*

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