Sunday, January 13, 2013
Candlelight and Calm
Do you ever feel a little bit like you've lost your way? I do. Sometimes. Or rather, I feel like I'm not quite sure where to go next. I have lots of creative ideas swirling around in my head, but can't seem to decide which one to go with. Like the needle on my creative compass is spinning around and can't find true north.
It's an unsettling feeling - a sort of anxiety that sets in. I want to be busy creating, but I just can't seem to decide what to create. When this happens to me, I sometimes find it helpful to write in my journal. It helps me to pin my thoughts down so that I can sort them out. I find it particularly helpful to journal in a very calm, quiet atmosphere. My favorite little ritual is to set out some pretty candles surrounded by my little treasures that inspire me. The treasures I gather on my walks in the forest. And my wise little owl whose wisdom I hope will point me in the right direction. I can honestly say it always helps. Even if I don't come away with a specific solution to what's bothering me, it is still comforting to lay it all out on paper. Many times, I do find the answers I'm seeking from these little conversations with myself.
Does this ever happen to you? And if it does, how do you sort things out? I would really love to hear your thoughts and to find out if I'm the only person who frequently finds themselves searching for the next path to take. And if you pray, would you mind saying a little prayer for me? The future is very uncertain for me right now, and I'm having a hard time being brave today. Thank you :)