Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pilot Light

Greetings all,

This week I've finally felt the summer heat.  My garden is overflowing with tomatoes.  I have new ventures lined up ready to start.  I'll confess though I haven't been myself.  The past few weeks I have lacked inspiration.  My direction has felt like it has fallen flat.  I've been an island floating alone in a stormy sea.

This does on occasion happen.  I lose my bearings.  I feel the weight of the past, and lack enthusiasm for the future.  It's like when the pilot light goes out .  You just can't get anything done.  You have to relight the flame.  I've been drawing on all my reserves and inspiration for months at a time, putting my creations and work out into the world.  The well has finally run dry, again this happens sometimes.  I get down, and then I come back up.

When I reach a downturn whether it be in my personal or professional life it is a good time for me to come back into myself,  to check if I am aligned with my environments and social groups.  It is a good time to break out my tools that I have learned over the years and rededicate myself to my truth.  It is very easy to become distracted by the truths and illusions that our world tries to sell us.  When I have bought one it usually doesn't perform as advertised.  Refunds on collectively held ideas are tricky to manage.  Yet it is what has to be done.  My truth is that I live in a world of magic and wonder.  This tends to be very unpopular.  It is not the norm in our society.  It is easy to become discouraged when the world around you is telling you that your truth is silly, stupid, impractical, or just plain crazy.  (What's wrong with plain crazy we can't all be ecstatically crazy).

When the faery tale seems faded I have to brush off my wand and get to work.  I'm lucky in that I am surrounded by a good community of wonder workers.  We need others around us to remind us that we carry a spark of mad passion for life.  It is easy to look out on our digital windows to the world and feel all alone.  We're never alone.  There is always a loving presence, we simply forget how to perceive it.  We get caught in our dreams of logic and rationalism and dismiss the "coincidences" that embrace our lives.  Sometimes just talking with another soul who believes in the mystery of life is enough to jar me out of complacency, sometimes a bit more is needed.

So how does this apply to you?  Well does the story of your life lean more towards a statistical analysis than it does toward a novel?  Are you buying truths and illusions that aren't yours and trying to squeeze yourself and your life into them?  Has society convinced you that magic has no place in your story?  Well snap out of it!  Dig up that old dream that lights the fire in you.  Get that pilot light relit.  Surround yourself with the people who fan that flame of passion.  Try that on for size and see what song arises in your life.

Peace and Blessings,
Thomas Mooneagle

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