When I write in my journal, I am usually trying to get to something deeper than “life on the surface.” I’m expressing while questing.
According to author, Angeles Arrien, “The muses call us to live our lives with integrity and devotion to their chorus of inspiration. Above, all, the symbol of the muse invites us to be resourceful in daily life.”
Think of one area of your artist’s life which seems dry, non-productive or unsatisfying in some way. In your journal, write about this in detail. Create a written dialogue between yourself and your muse inquiring as to how you can be more creative in response to this particular issue. Ask your muse what resources are available to assist you now. Listen and write down the response. Take as much time as you need for this exercise. Sometimes, you ask the question, walk away from it and the answers come over the course of the day or week. In your journal, note the replies. Is this something you can easily implement in your creative life? If an action is called for, do you see a way to proceed? If not, inquire into that. How do I proceed? Pay attention to see if something shifts for you in your creative awareness as you bring your sincere attention to your question.
Take good care.