Posted by lisaspiral
I’ve written several posts on this Sabbat in the past (links at the bottom). It’s the time of year when we notice the days are getting longer. Back before artificial light cows and hens stopped producing in the dark time of the year so it is a time to celebrate the return of eggs and milk. Many animals are at the “birthing” time in their cycle. It’s a good time to start things.
For many people who make New Years Resolutions it’s the time to recognize failure. This is why I don’t do New Years Resolutions any more. Who needs to beat themselves up? Not me! But it is a good time for me to recognize where I need to get “back on track”.
Sunshine and winter thaw is a good motivator. But I’ve got an even better one. My copies of Pagan Leadership Anthology: An Exploration of Leadership and Community in Paganism and Polytheism came in the mail!
This anthology, edited by Shauna Aura Knight and Taylor Ellwood and published by Immanion Press, includes a piece I wrote. That’s where I need to get “back on track”. I’ve kept up with the blog, but have been actively avoiding other writing – for no good reason.
Getting the books in the mail reminds me “I am a writer!” I have authored 2 books (Manifest Divinity and When Gods Come Knocking) and have published works in 3 anthologies (Pagan Leadership, Bringing Race to the Table, and Rooted in the Body Seeking the Soul). Writers Write!
The season marks the time to get back into the daily practice of writing. For me, I find that it helps to set aside a particular amount of time I MUST write each day (with an eye to when I might squeeze that in). The amount of time can be minuscule. 10 min, 20 min, an hour, how much doesn’t matter. I need to sit down and do it. Once I start I’ll write until I’m done, sometimes all day. It’s the getting started where I need help.
This time of year is the “housekeeping” time of year. What have you been avoiding that really needs to be done? Just do it. Think of it as preparing the way for spring.
About lisaspiralI've been writing and speaking about spirituality to small groups for years and am looking to expand my horizons. Hopefully this blog will inspire you to expand yours as well.
Posted on February 1, 2016, in Bio, daily practice, grattitude, Pagan, spiritual, spirituality, wicca, winter and tagged author, Books, daily practice, writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.