I can hardly believe that I've been doing my morning pages now for seven months! This is the longest I have managed to do them. I used to look at my daughter scribbling away every morning and wonder how it felt to be so consistent. What dedication! And now it's my turn to see how it feels....
Here's what I came up with.
One: It gives me a sense of safety, routine and familiarity.
Two: It is an act of mindfulness which I have been trying to learn and put into practise for two years now, and it's working!
Three: It gives me a place to imagine the impossible, or not so impossible ("What if.... What it I do this, or change that...")
Four: I have a place to vent, to say things "out loud" on the page that I normally let rumble and ruminate inside. It is a chance to cleanse and detox from all those negative thoughts.
Five: Sometimes things just pop into my head when I'm writing. I get flashes of new paintings, new ideas. It puts me in 'connection' mode with the universe and it hears that I am ready for action. I can feel that I am opening the way to allow for change and for the right things to fall into place....and they usually do!
Six: I am going with the flow. I'm in the right gear. I'm using my senses to pick up on ideas that help me with my business.
Seven: I enclose myself in a spiritual place; a protective layer of self-acceptance, self-acknowledgement and a belonging to the here and now, the universe and all that is. I touch base with myself and give myself the things which I need most (time) and (care). It endorses my existence, my life, my journey, and my spirit.
This is such a powerful tool and I will be using it to keep me sane during this busy season.