Wednesday is the day for Poetry and Prompts. I've had trouble writing poetry with any regularity since 2014 when a woman decided it was her mission to convince me what I write isn't poetry. I allowed it to damage my self confidence in my poetry.
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Now I am pushing myself to write poetry again, at least once per week, and share a prompt for you to join me on this journey.
Today I pulled cards from Sacred Rebels Oracle and the over all feeling I get from them is to trust in the process.
37. Focus on the Light
41. Bring it into Form
6. Shock of the New
I felt like it was telling me to focus on the light to be able to shift my energy. Bring it into Form I think is about my creativity, writing and art and making space and time for me to create, hence, bringing it into form. And the Shock of the New, I believe if I stay the course, change my energy by focusing on the light and keep creating, everything will change for the better which might be a little difficult at first but I will adjust.
The things I think keep holding me back, my subconscious thoughts about money. My lack of self love, my self sabotage, how I have begun to expect the worst. How I keep pushing people away because I’m afraid of getting hurt or because deep down I don’t really think anyone could love me, not the real me.
So hard to find
When doubt clouds the mind
Small opening to let light in
Love kicks away doubt
from inward out
I choose to focus on the light, to continue to create art and write, and embrace the new life I create for myself.
How can you encourage your self-love to grow? Are you allowing self doubt to cloud your mind? You can also use the words from the cards I pulled above.
When I decide to choose a form, poetry type, I just begin playing with words until something starts to click, either free form or I create some kind of pattern like the one above. Other times I go to Shadow Poetry and search through to find something that feels right for what I'm writing. During OctPoWriMo I encourage trying new forms so you can discover what types you like to play with, but during the year I highly encourage you to play with your words, arrange them, move them, rhyme them or not until you find something that works, or use your favorite forms you discovered during the challenge.
If you write a poem from the prompt, feel free to come back and share your link in the comments below.
Peace to you,
*Poetry and Prompts are released on my Patreon the previous Wednesday and then posted to by blog the following Wednesday.
Morgan Dragonwillow, author of Wild Woman Waking & Dancing within Shadow, is a Bodywork transformer, dancing poet, motivator of words, magical instigator and creatrix of #OctPoWriMo & #PoetsonthePage. If you would like to become a Patron, please visit her Patreon page to discover more of her words, art, and prompts, including her uncensored self. There are currently three affordable tiers of $1, $5, and $10 and each one has special rewards.