Writing has and continues to reveal myself to me. As I write, I continually rediscover who I am. Someone who is not constant. Someone who undergoes continuous transformation. Someone who can broaden her perspective. Forever becoming.
How many times in my life have I tried to pin myself down to a certain characteristic, belief or desire? How many times did I find that this is impossible? As I’m faced with each new circumstance, I discover more of both myself and larger life.
With writing, I invoke the never-ending journey of self-revelation coupled with personal evolution in a world that is always in flux.
The writing I do reveals what I value. It engages my sense of humor. It discloses where I feel afraid to probe. And, when I share my writing, I can only wonder what it awakens in someone else. Here’s the thing, we make our writing public, release it to society, and others make of it what they do; and take from it what they do.
Doctor Seuss himself was a revelatory writer. I’m guessing that he had to dig deep to write effectively, and in rhyme with wisdom and humor. His messages are for anyone, regardless of age:
“YOU’RE OFF TO GREAT PLACES!
TODAY IS YOUR DAY!
YOUR MOUNTAIN IS WAITING,
…SO GET ON YOUR WAY!”
The more I write on a certain topic, the more that is revealed to me. Then, the more I have to “reveal” to others.
© by Christine O’Brien
Lace and ribbons
decorate the frock.
“Forget your dreams.
Get back to the kitchen
and bake me a pie!”
Banish your fantasy of
happy couples and
floral bouquet apologies.
Re-enter the Goddess–
no partial woman is she!
So, you are somebody
Tell us what you know.
Emergence is what you requested–
sit down and let’s talk over tea.
A wedge of lemon? Honey?
Ah, the bitter with the sweet.
This you must experience
Lace and ribbons,
wedding day vows–
disguise your sovereign destiny.
(This mixed media dream catcher was inspired by artist, Tracy Verdugo, in her Paint Mojo E-Course.)
For your writing journal: Consider what your own writing has revealed to you about yourself. Does it show your values, your process, your personal evolutionary path? How is it connected to the whole of life? What do you think?
What mountain is waiting for you today?