Oracle of the Day: Connect With Your Inner Knowledge.
Positive Affirmation of the Day:
I fill my spiritual cup with the highest discernment. I connect with my inner knowledge.
Central Theme of Your Writing Piece for the Day:
As a writer, it is important to sharpen your skills and hone your craft. Connect with your inner wisdom and fill your creative, spiritual cup with only the best!
A Personal Experience –
One of my favorite things to do is to find a person sitting or waiting by themselves. This might be in a restaurant, a shop where I’m waiting for my car to be serviced, the line in the grocery store, or wherever I might have a chance to have an encounter.
We are all spiritual beings and our paths cross for a reason. The other person might have a message for you that you need to really hear. Or, vice versa.
Earlier, I went to get an inspection sticker for my car. Yep, it was that time of the year. Not exactly my favorite thing to do, but I knew that the task had to be done or I would end up kicking myself for not getting on the ball. My 4 year old partner-in-crime and I went to the car inspection place. There was a care before me. The service guy told us it would be an hour before our cars would be serviced. At first, I thought about going somewhere that would have a faster turnaround time, but the more I thought about I — what’s the harm in waiting?
A small hint of car exhaust lingered in the waiting area. A small child ran around and screamed into a thick paper towel roll. The mom looked as if she were on her last bar of mom battery life. She apologized to everyone in the place, but we assured her it was okay. That was us once upon a time. Nothing like the commonality of kiddos to get the conversation flowing. I love it when stuff like that happens.
You learn something about a new person and they learn something new about you. Very cool.
Why is this relevant?
When you engage in conversation with others, you fill your spiritual cup. Perhaps one day my character will walk into a place to get his or her car inspected. What better detail than the realities of what happens in a waiting room?
What came next was even cooler.
A woman sat down next to me and she quickly dove into her new book. She was only two or three pages into the John Grisham’s Teen Literature book.
My first reaction is: oooooooooooohhhhhhhh, neato! A book!
We talked about the book and she revealed that she taught English. A few minutes into the conversation, I learned so much information — however, one gem stood out to me. She was a teacher who was looking for a job. My radar went up and we talked about some possible connections. One piece of information led to another — a domino effect.
The spirit works in totally ROCKIN’ ways. The spirit wanted me to wait for an hour at the place for a reason. Higher forces were at work and sometimes it’s okay to go where the wind blows you.
At first glance, she was a stranger who walked in with a book in hand, but we walked out acquaintances who had something to offer each other. We even went old school and exchanged phone numbers on a piece of paper.
Gotta add that detail to a short story somewhere!
You have two writing challenges for your intuitive connection journal today. Read the challenges and close your eyes to connect with that snippet of time. Allow yourself to walk through the experience and be sure to capture as much as you can with your words.
Writing Challenge #1: Close your eyes and connect with your spirit. Ask your spirit to guide you to where you are needed. Allow chance encounters to happen exactly as it is called. Each and every meeting you have with a new person, allow it to be organic. Then go out of your comfort zone to grow your spirit. When you return from your interactions for the day, set aside 20 – 30 minutes and jot everything down. Do this at least once a week and pretty soon you will have enough material for dozens of short stories!
Writing Challenge #2: Go back and revisit the time someone made an impact on your life. Recall that moment you met that person. Was it fleeting? Where did you meet this person? How did they change your life? Was it something they said? Wore? Carried themselves? Write down your feelings when you conversed with this person. What were they wearing? What did their hair look like? What was the temperature outside? What made this person so unique?
Once you’ve completed your writing challenge, set it aside. After some days have passed, return to your work and see how you can incorporate some of what you have written into your current book.
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.
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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. She blogs regularly at www.writersoracle.com.
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