I’m sitting on a plane bound for Tucson, Arizona, heading to our retreat at Miraval. For the last hour and a half I’ve been attempting to write this blog but nothing of substance wants to come through.
So, I’ve been doing what I’ve done for much of my life – working hard to force words on the page.
Not the best way to invite inspired art.
And I’m about to teach a retreat on creativity. Uh-oh.
Relax, I tell myself. Be present to this moment. Become a lady-in-waiting, attending to her inner Queen.
She can be trusted. She holds the keys to the Queendom.
In her most Holy state she acquires the Universe with her presence alone.
So I breathe…
And I wait…
The never-ending lesson of release…
Yes, I’m a timid, faithful student of surrender…
In this moment I’m reminded, once again, that so much of my time has been spent trying to make things happen – pushing and prodding my way to a better life.
But nothing soulful is birthed from force anymore.
Magic happens through patience and presence and peace. So I think I’ll wait…
Because often it’s the very best thing to do.
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The folks in this place are masters at waiting. I guess it would be easy with the kind of beauty they enjoy outside their window. You can watch the video here.
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