“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time,”
– Mary Oliver –
As I have long upheld through our community at Healing House and more recently Pachānanda, when a creative impulse comes to us, it is the Great Creator itself flowing through us. To doubt and block that impulse is to go against the ever-unfolding and mysterious flow of life. To honor it, even in spite of fears and doubts, is to directly honor the divine.
Thanks to 2020’s great quarantine retreat, writing began to flow through me again, after years of putting it aside, waiting for a more ideal moment when I could indulge myself in such “non-essential” things. It had to work up quite a force behind the dam I had built against it, but the force caused a leak, and then another, until the whole thing came down, washed away by a great surrender to my soul’s desire to write.
It is from that place that I offer this blog—a place for me to honor that flow, and also as an offering. May it be of service to you and your journey, as we bring in the New Earth through each of us.