Dazed & Inspired
I’ve been in a bit of a daze lately. The novel is going great — I’ve only missed one day of writing in a thirty-five day string. But I’m off a little.
Maybe part of my sense of fogginess comes from half living in the real world and half in the imagined world of my characters. I often feel as though I’m walking around in their ill-fitting shoes. They are very troubled and I am not. They are trapped and I am not. And yet their troubled circumstances coat my psyche with a sense of unease.
My dreams are vivid and epic. My body feels plodding.
It could also be something to do with the cupcakes I’ve become obsessively addicted to.
Damn Three Bakers and A Bike.
Why do they have to make the best vanilla cupcakes on the planet?
And why did they choose to locate their bakery within walking distance of my home?
But I digress.
I woke this morning in need of inspiration – something to snap me out of my daze. I opened my email to find a note from a lovely blogger named Jodi Chapman. She’s the writer over at Soul Speak. Her blog was the cure for my sugar-brain.
Jodi writes a lot about gratitude and has created a terrific gratitude book that she gives away for free if you sign up for her daily inspirational emails. It’s the perfect tool for creating positive and gentle momentum in one’s life. I can’t wait to begin using it.
She also has something she calls Shared Wisdom in which she shares a blog post from another blogger. In fact, that’s why she was contacting me. She wanted to share one of my posts with her readers. I am following her lead and sharing her blog with you. Here’s what she says about herself and her blog, Soul Speak.
Going from being a skeptical, left-brained gal to a spiritual woman, who lets her intuition and messages from the other side guide her, has been quite the journey.
I am a big believer in going within, being grateful, and living positively. Your soul always has the answers, and I truly believe that all it takes to get to those answers is the commitment to slow down, dig a little bit, and reawaken your inner voice – your higher self. It’s always been there waiting for you.
I believe that our thoughts become our reality, and our actions lead us to our dreams. I believe that my higher self helps me write each day. I am learning right along with all of you, and I am so glad that we are helping each other on this wonderful journey. Here’s to each of us following our inner voice.
Visit Jodi at Soul Speak if you’re feeling a little dazed and in need of some lovely inspiration. I’m glad I did.