I have asked the Universe for a few more things over the last week or so, and, of course, instead of direct answers, it sends me more questions, and suggestions and opens new roads. It’s a lot like having a conversation with Confucius where you get information, but must work out the final answer for yourself. I suppose the proverb for this would be something like: “If you continually spoon feed a child, you will end with an entitled adult.”
As I’ve never been entitled, I’m getting my information the old fashioned way: in doses which require me to engage my brain and figure out what I’m being guided to do!
In this case, it was two-fold. First, I signed up for a course in copy writing and how to actually make it pay. But signing up for the course also guided me to send a message to my marketing guru/cheerleader/friend from waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back to get her advice on the value of this slight veer in my path. What I got was a whole lot more than I’d bargained for, a delightful 2 hour conversation about so many things, and more information for me to chew on until I figure it out!
It seems that the whole purpose of this particular day was to give me things to think about which I will ultimately act upon, and which, eventually, will take me further along the path to my passion. (or, as I’m quickly discovering, multiple passions. You really can’t have just one!)
As I anxiously await validation on the site which has the copy writing course, I find myself dipping my toe into various puddles, seeking more knowledge, guidance, opinions and ideas. As it has been for most of my life, and especially, since December 7, 2013 ( a day that will live on as the first day of my new life), the more I learn, the more I realize I need to learn! It’s a little like editing my novel. The more I go back, re-read and edit, the more I could go back, re-read and edit, but if I keep doing that, the darn thing will be 1,000,000 words long and it will be more like the Never Ending Story, so I am trying very hard to make myself keep pressing forward, or as one of my newer friends would say “KIMF, Keep it moving forward”. Excellent advice, really!
Through it all, Dylan is my shadow, following me from room to room, purring me to sleep at night and including himself in my daily meditations. In some ways, he is my muse, if only because I know that I’m never completely alone. Someone is always here beside me, encouraging me to do what I love. While the other cats snooze on the bed, occasionally wandering in with a head bump or paws on my leg to let me know they need a skritch, Dylan is a trooper. He truly is following me through this journey and will deserve a bucketful of his favorite treats when my book is finally in the hands of the public!
Messages concerning my writing career aren’t the only ones which are coming to me in the midst of confusion. I’ve been getting images of individuals who I don’t see as part of my life causing me to move closer to hear their words, or in rooms with doors which I am unable to close to keep them out. The message I’m getting seems to be that while my conscious self doesn’t see that they have a place in my life other than from a distance, or as someone purely superficial, the Universe seems to think they do have a place, but it’s up to me to figure out what that might be.
So, tonight, I have lots of things to ponder, but I don’t expect to have all of the answers. Some may come in the next few days, but some are clearly meant to come in the form of an AHA moment somewhere in the foggy future. Meanwhile, I’ll keep busy, painting pretty word pictures for my future readers, and walking through latest doors which have opened, inviting me to explore new frontiers.
My gratitudes tonight are:
1. I am grateful for the people who believe in me, encourage me and add fuel to the fire of my passions.
2. I am grateful for new ideas and twists on old ones.
3. I am grateful for opportunities to explore and learn new places and things.
4. I am grateful that I am comfortable spending a lot of time in my own company.
5. I am grateful that, as difficult as it might be at times, I’m given opportunities to step ever further outside of my comfort zone.
Love and light.