Waxing Poetic

Waxing Poetic

There are days when the Spirit fills you and it cannot be contained. Once we open to it, to her, she will posses you when and where she pleases. Some call her Muse, others name her God – I like to think of her as Lover. She strokes my soul with an electric hum – vibration and movement which cannot be resisted.

She is my Love and my Life and my Savior. She is the spark which ignites me and sets me on fire.

Yesterday, her flame grew so hot she melted wax and guided my hand to create something new…a work in progress.

The Ritual of Creative Mojo


What ignites YOUR creative fire?

There are countless ways to feed the muse.  Every successful artist or writer has had some kind of ritual they perform in preparation for the creative task at hand.  Writer, Mary Popova describes a few of these rituals:

Daily Rituals: A Guided Tour of Writers’ and Artists’ Creative Habits

Mine is to start the day at 5:30 am, drink some coffee, practice twenty minutes of Vipassana meditation followed by a stream of consciousness entry into my journal and then work on whatever projects are in progress (usually several at a time).  Since life has a sneaky way of slipping in to distract me and morning is the only time I have available for art or writing, this ritual keeps me on task.

So here’s an idea – let’s dance around our creative fires together; post your ritual as a comment and share the mojo!