Positive Affirmation of the Day:
I have faith, trust and imagination in abundance.
Central Theme of Your Writing Piece for the Day:
The Sphinx indicates the need to have faith and trust that everything exists in abundance. Shed the fear of not having enough and step into the arena of having enough. This is the secret to the universe and is the main principal in the Law of Attraction.
Think confidence. Confidence will flourish in your life.
Think love. Love will flourish in your life.
Think happiness. Happiness will overflow.
You get the idea…
Be in the now, rather than the future. One of the main reasons why I stopped reading oracles for people is that people placed too much emphasis on the future. Life is happening now. I now read oracles for characters and help people figure out what is going to happen to their characters in their books. I also help them plan their book rather than their personal lives.
The down and dirty of it all is that life is filled with secrets and in order to navigate the enigmatic events, patience is the key to surviving it all. You write your future. Plain and simple.
You are the creator of your fate.
You are also the creator of your characters fates as well.
However, The Sphinx reversed indicates that it’s a good idea to let people know what you’re doing.
Being enigmatic is sexy.
Being deceptive is not.
Also, you are the keeper of secrets for someone else.
Pssstt. Hey you, come on over here and share what you know!
Secrets and Enigma
Sometimes it’s not good to know all the secrets of the universe or what will happen next. Surprises are a good thing. The Sphinx shrouds your life in secrets so you will enjoy the ride and take the time to soak up things around you.
One of my favorite things about reading is the secrets the characters hold and share with me. Sometimes I feel special because the character shares with me what they are thinking before they reveal this information to other characters in the book.
If only people in real life were like this at times.
Longevity and Patience
In one of my workshops, I met a rather interesting writer. He always felt rushed. He had to rush to get his outline done. He had to rush to get his draft done. He had to rush to get the edits. He rushed and rushed, he forgot to enjoy the actual journey. When I inquired about this quirk of his, he indicated that he had so many ideas and so little time to get these ideas into book form.
As much as I would love to say this gentleman went on to produce scores of books, he did not. Rather than taking one idea and working on that one idea, he opted to chase the threads of his imagination. He was in love with the ideas he formulated rather than creating a tangible product. In some ways, he reminded me of the hurried rabbit in Alice in Wonderland who muttered, “I’m late. I’m late.”
While this is great to allow your imagination to produce ideas and you capture them in the form of quick outlines here and there, it’s also good to take one idea and allow it to materialize to a final product.
Sometimes it feels like you’re bursting at the seams with your ideas or you feel as if you don’t have time to get all your thoughts down.
Perhaps you feel completely grounded and aligned with the universe around you, but your character is the one who has lost patience. Maybe your character is tired of waiting for him to pop the question or is tired of him not contributing to the relationship.
What about the health of your character? Does your character have a habit of eating fast food on a daily basis, thus affecting his/her longevity?
Better yet, your character has had a massive health scare and decides to turn his/her life around in order to prolong his/her life. What does that look like?
What other ideas can you whip up using the main concept of longevity and patience?
I Dare You To Take Action Prompt:
Close your eyes and absorb the energies that surround the sphinx. Take a look at your own secrets. Take a look at your own mysteries. What are they? Write them down.
Find out about other people’s mysteries. Interview 3 people and emphasize on the four keywords: patience, longevity, secrets, and enigma.
How does that person practice patience? What are their secrets to a longer life? What is a secret they are willing to share? What is their opinion of an enigmatic person?
Resources to help you on your writing journey:
Impatient? Why and How to Practice Patience by Toni Bernhard, J.D.
Patience & Tips On How To Develop It by Essential Life Skills
15 Tips for Becoming as Patient as Job via ZenHabits
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Meli Halstead is a kickass teacher who helps 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.
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