The simple act of sitting down and writing the words of a dead person has it's moments. I'm not a psychic, or a medium (although I did go see one this summer), I wish I was. Many times I will think to myself, "Is that what this Grandmother would have done?" or the question of "What kind of oven would this Grandmother have baked that blackberry pie in?" Then I have to research the types of ovens that were around in those days, AND if they were available to Mary Jackson in Point Arena, or Irene Primrose, in Eugene, Oregon. It was 1869 when Mary Jackson made the pie that "Ned" fell in love with her, but then it was 1912 in Eugene, Oregon, that Irene Primrose made her fresh succulent blackberry pie. They both baked pies, but I'm pretty sure the ovens they used were completely different.
Then there is the spiritual process I have been going through this summer. The tugs of reality, and then the tugs of faith and knowing. I have to allow them to wave over me from time. Most days I sit down with mental clarity, thinking the words of gratitude that I can do this at all. The guidance that allows me to be creative, allowing me to perhaps inspire others. Allowing me to inspire myself.
The group, The Writer's Journey, that Joan Silva and I created a year ago has spun off so much, that we had to close the group to 12 people. It's completely inspiring to me that with a little promotion and the help of the Railroad Book Depot in Pittsburg, this group of writers, beginners and advanced, love meeting twice a month to inspire each other.
So why did I post the video above? Because I felt that the words Jim Carrey and his friend Karim (who shared it on Facebook) say a lot. It's about inspiring yourself and others to move to LOVE. The love of someone, the love of nature, the love of doing what you want to do. It also says more to what can hold you back. The fear of anything will hold you back from your desires, so I choose love. Not just the love of someone else - because that is a given - but the love of me. Loving myself, loving what I'm doing, and loving the current reality will move me up the spectrum away from fear. No regrets and never looking back. I can only hope to inspire you to do the same.