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Giving Birth!

by junemaffin , July 16, 2010—12:00 AM

Topics: CreativeSpirituality, artists, spirituality, writing

The "baby" is on its way. Okay, so the analogy doesn't exactly work but it's akin to what I'm going through. Last night, I uploaded the final manuscript of "Soulistry-Artistry of the Soul: Creative Ways to Nurture Your Spirituality" (description of the book at the bottom of this post, in case you're curious) to the publisher in the UK and for the next 3 months, they do the editing, book and cover design and then it comes back to me for a final edit and then whoosh ... off to be printed and circulated for global release. Talk about being blessed! For the past three years, I've been slowly working on 'the book' thinking that this fall I would complete it and in the spring of 2011 would begin the process of seeking a publisher. Well, those were my plans… Continue reading… 0 comments

The ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu was reputed to have said ___Nurturing your love is like tending a small garden. If you keep pulling up the plants to see if the roots are growing, you will not harvest anything.___ Over the years, I have come to recognize the importance of self-nurture and that regardless of what/who the ___love__™ is (Lao Tzu__™s quote), when we care for and encourage the growth and development (of another, ourselves, our art, our vocation), the result is self-nurture. How often have I said/thought ___I__™m not an artist.___ ___I can__™t draw.___ ___I can__™t ______ only to realize that the more emphasis I put on the negative, the less likely it would be that I would cultivate my artistic and creative soul… Continue reading… 1 comment

Spirituality. It__™s a word that evokes a variety of responses, not the least of which is a belief that unless one is religious and connected to a particular religion, they__™re not spiritual. And yet, for centuries, writers have expressed the opinion that religion is not a necessary component of spirituality but that being in touch with one's creative / artistic self, is… Continue reading… 1 comment