Inner Voices of Creativity
If the Voice of Impatience has the power to block us on our creative journeys, then the Patient Voice is the calming, lovely antidote.
I made this SoulCollage® card to honor the part of me who is patient, even though it's taken me a lot longer to get to know her. Here is what she has to say to me:
I am the one with nowhere to go and nothing to do. I am full of patience and abiding grace. I like to sit in silence and let the world go on around me. There is a stillness inside of me that passes all understanding, and when I access that, everything else fades away. I wait here with poise and calm and grace, and an inner knowing that it will come to me in its own time and way. I give you the ability to bide your time and let things be.
Even though I cannot see the woman's face on my SoulCollage® card, I know her expression is one of serenity, hope and trust. She is my biggest ally as I travel the path of creativity. Patience allows me to accept where I am on my creative journey. She teaches me trust in myself, and in the universe. As I learn to sit with Patience, I truly feel the hope and power present in the words of ancient mystic Julian of Norwich: And all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.
My Inner Voice of Patience is perfectly content when I begin a new piece of writing, because she isn't in a hurry to finish it. She knows it will take me hours, weeks, maybe even years to finish it, and that is just fine with her. Patience doesn't mind if I attempt a new art technique, because she gives me the time and space to try something new, and permission to fail many times before I succeed.
Patience can be one of the most difficult inner voices to hear in our lives. If you're struggling with this on your own creative journey right now, make a list of all of your creative projects that you have in process right now. Are there any projects specifically where your Voice of Patience can help you? Spend just two minutes each day this week in silent meditation. Simply breathe in and out for two minutes nothing to do, nowhere to go. If thoughts come to distract you, notice them, but remember they are just thoughts and not who you are. Meditating like this can be a big help in strengthening your own inner voice of Patience.
Next: Permission to Rest
©2007 Anne Marie Bennett. All rights reserved.
Anne Marie Bennett is a published author, self-taught artist, and SoulCollage® Facilitator/Trainer with a website dedicated to helping women with any kind of cancer stay connected to Self, Others, and Spirit. More
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