We or our characters speak to the angels; pray to our Maker; wonder about synchronicity and if there are really coincidences. How many messages from the Spiritual realm are integral to a story’s plot or important to share with our readers on a factual basis? It doesn’t take a lot of time, study, or special powers to listen and react to little thoughts in our minds that seem to come out of nowhere to our consciousness. This is our creative inspiration speaking to us. What message are you trying to share and why? What is your purpose: Informational articles/blogs or a character’s belief system that is crucial to the storyline? Nonfiction is usually about sharing our own beliefs, but a character’s spirituality is a different matter entirely. It takes believing what the character believes in as you slip on his/her mask and become the protagonist or antagonist.
Ah, “believing”! That’s the hard part. I’m sure you’ve always heard that many people “have to see it to believe it”. But what about “some things have to be believed in to be seen”? This is more than a play on words. This is a direction, seeking and believing in an energy, an existence, magic, miracles, “unseen” phenomenon, which is beyond the day-to-day facts of humanity. It’s a whisper in the dark; a feeling of being watched over; a certainty that there is more to life than the superficial; a dream that is overwhelming like it really happened. Maybe it did on another plane of existence?
Alternate realities, Quantum Physics, Time Travel, Astral Projection, knowing something in advance, deja’vu, meeting someone and feeling that you have known that person before, even if their essence was in another body. So many options to contemplate in reality and also the sky is the limit with creativity! But, even in the Fantasy genre, it has to be believable, and that requires research.
So many unexplained emotions, recognitions, realizations, and inner knowing that may not always come from within. It may have come from outside the body in the blink of an eye. Don’t let go of the feeling, the message, the Spiritual. Let it come. Try to rationalize it. When it cannot be rationalized, look beyond the factual to the belief system. Listen, watch, dig deep into your soul, look for repetitions. We must search for the answers. Don’t turn a blind eye. Open your heart and soul, mind and emotions. The messages and intuitive creativity are real on some plane of existence, perhaps steeped in the imagination. Believe in your own precognition!
Does everything feel heavy and confusing and scattered? Overwhelming is the word I choose. Problems seem heavier; but by the same token, elation and life seem fuller. Such is the energy of the Universe–polarities, opposites, the good must be balanced by the not-so-good. Much of the heaviness dwells in our unintuitive, fearful interpretations. When we feel strong energy seeping into our being, we tend to expect bad tidings. Thus is such engrained in our primordial history, our roots, where every feeling was taken at its absolute worse-case scenario. It’s how tumultuous energy was perceived because it was a life-or-death necessity.
Yet, that was then; this is now. The Pandemic showed up a glimpse of a full breakdown, total collapse. We feared doomsday was upon us. And for many, far too many, their lives were taken, and grieving has engulfed our planet. That energy of sadness and loss must go somewhere. Everyone was touched by it. WE ALL KNEW CRIPPLING FEAR.
The GOOD NEWS is that life continued. We are emerging from the other side. We have lived and thrived! Yes, there is much dark energy to wade through, but there is also the flip-side, much love and joy and celebration to express. WE MADE IT THROUGH THE STORM!
We have seen the dark days. Now it is time to let the light back into our lives. This is a conscious choice each and every individual must make. Let the intense energy from the Universe that circles the earth be your stepping stone of happiness to the future. Honor our lost loved ones with beautiful memories and thankfulness. Do not let their sacrifice be in vain. They subconsciously chose to move onto the next Godly plain and let their loved ones remain from the most seasoned, wise elder to the youngest soul. Rejoice in their destiny!
Yes, heavy energy. Use it wisely with joy and peace.
This energy is but energy, positive and negative. We choose its polarity with our free will. Go forth, strong and unafraid. It’s time to rebuild. “Hope springs eternal!”
Everyone who comes to my blog, bowmanauthor/bowmaneditor, knows I write poetry from the abstract to the absurd. I share tips and tricks-of-the-trade for writing and publishing trends, and my passion: author of 10 books of fiction with a paranormal vein. My favorite genre is historical fiction based on fact, but my most popular two series works are the modern Denny Ryder Paranormal Crime Series and the Delilah Astral Investigators Infinity Series (time travel). I also do editorial reviews and critiques, third-party unbiased literary agent reviews, and of course, readers reviews. WRITERS ARE READERS!
Reading for me is my guilty pleasure, having taken a backseat to the heartfelt world of mentoring other authors and writers with the “Pick and Shovel Work” of writing, editing, rewriting, plot development, publishing, and the accuracy, clarity, and consistency of all genres of fiction, nonfiction, and business writing. I have done ghostwriting for decades, biographies and memoirs only, but I would rather guide you on how to write your own story. I teach as I edit on my own unique system at no extra charge. My authors win awards!
Editing and content development is the job that everyone hates to tackle in their own writing where the Elements of Style meet English Composition. It’s the not-so-creative necessities of making sure everything gels together in accuracy, voice, flow, and cohesiveness. Boring, yet imperative rules on parts of speech, punctuation, grammar, tenses, word definition, and syntax. YUCK! It’s all about knowing the rules tied into the grueling practice of diagramming sentences as well as organizing the chapters and integral parts of a document. DOUBLE YUCK! It really does help your writing if your sentences, paragraphs, chapters, and business publications really do make sense.
So, you never know what you will find when you stumble into my blog. I just hope you’ll contact me when you need a little assistance with a manuscript, personal resume, or researched report which requires a little polishing.
“Picks and shovels” unearth precious gems from the congealed ore of our planet. Let me help you take your diamond-in-the-rough and release its brilliance with all its multi-faceted glory.
Happy writing as well as creativity and editorially correct publications to everyone!
Deborah A. Bowman, Publishing Advisor, Writer/Editor
Since there is so much interest in Tarot Cards, I am reblogging this post from my own Divination/Meditation Blog. As a writer/editor/publisher, this is my own original writing and suggestions for learning the Tarot. Enjoy!
On my first posting for this new blog, I mentioned that Tarot was the most used Divination card system. Therefore, for those of you who want to learn a little bit about it, I am going to include a “Quick Reference Guide” which I wrote myself in simple words that introduce or define each card. The visuals and intuitive feelings of the reader will make each card and each diverse deck your very own as you listen to your to soul and spirit. My definitions may vary from what you feel, but this is a starting point for those of you who are interested. Please leave any questions or other meanings you interpret in the comments.
THE FOOL: Beginning the Path of Life or Adjusting to a New Path.
MAJOR ARCANA: I. THE MAGICIAN: Magic and Manifestation.
For decades I have been actively studying spiritual and metaphysical subjects: history, evolution, divination, the soul, the Universe, our existence. This has included psychological pursuits as well because the development of the personal psyche makes all of these pursuits one and the same. This blog will share my findings and research.
I know there are many like-minded individuals seeking their own pathway upon this journey. I hope we can share our findings and our hypotheses on this exciting, evolutionary subject.
As an author, editor, formatter, and publishing advisor, I watch trends and the market. Things change and styles evolve. Blogs initially took some book readers away, but now blogs are supporting books! Also, printed books are desirable for in-depth reading you want to hold, cherish, and keep. eBooks are for quick reads “one and done” or sporadic reads on the way to work, a coffee/lunch break, a breather. eBooks are always with you.
The Pandemic has given writers time to write, thus creating more new, first-time writers. But, it also created more readers. The balm of fiction and even poetry, which was always in the shadows, is now sprouting and taking root with more readers. We are seeking true emotion to touch our souls as chaos rules our world. Also, nonfiction, informational, and transformational reading is at an all-time high. We have a need to know “why?”.
The balancing act continues with the positive and negative, but as a reader myself first-and-foremost, the positive always wins in my book!