The view from my window is mesmerising. Dawn is breaking and the light is coming; the street lights are still on and the birds are waking up. I know this is nothing new for a lot of people, but for me it’s a rare thing. I’m a night owl, not a morning person; however even I have to admit that it’s a beautiful time of day.
I had a Flower Reading recently (but that’s another story) from a man with extraordinary insight. He picked that I was a writer along with several other things that were spookily accurate. So accurate in fact, that when he said ‘I hope you don’t write inside four walls every day, because that just won’t work for you.’
Well actually yes, I do.... and if it’s too bright a day I pull down the blind. I’m like a hermit in my hole. It’s no wonder I’d had a block for over a week. Just couldn’t get back into my story and didn’t know where to go with it. So I followed his advice and got out into nature and as you can see from the photos, it was glorious out there and I’d been missing it all. I walked to the river not five minutes from where I live, took off my shoes and buried my toes in the sand. I’m also near the ocean so the sand is white and clean. I’m a lucky girl. I live in a beautiful part of the world where I can go where I want and do what I want. My walk to the river made me think of others who don’t have that freedom and I was so grateful that I do.
So I’ve continued my daily pause in nature because after that first day, I went home and the words poured out.... and it’s worked that way ever since. I’m in a writing waterfall and it’s fantastic!
I thought I’d share this insight with you, in case you need some grounding. Get out into nature. It’s where the human animal is meant to be.