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Friday, 4 December 2015

Where the Magic Happens

Where the Magic Happens

One of my favorite authors is Julia Cameron. I love how everything she does is rooted in the basics, how she appears to walk her talk as best as she can and I love how she writes about making creativity accessible to everyone at every level. Her book, “The Right to Write; An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life” is a fantastic book with short to the point chapters that is inspiring me once more to put pen to paper – or rather fingertips to keyboard keys.

Last night I was reading her Chapter on “Track” where she described how allowing the words to flow naturally without getting in the way and editing as you go, not only makes for smoother, easier, less stressful writing but also better writing. By staying in the flow and allowing the words to appear on the page as they need to, the stream of consciousness remains uninterrupted.

I like this concept and find it affirmed in my own writing. When I write uninterrupted stream of consciousness and allow the flow to happen naturally, it is often my best writing and requires very little editing afterwards. This is magic.

I like Julia Cameron and her work. I like reading a short encouraging chapter from this book every evening and then resting back and allowing my subconscious to manifest what it will during my dreamtime. I like having encouragement from someone who has been there. I like to have validation in my struggles, in my triumphs and in the everyday magic where anything can happen.

I also like the chapter Julia wrote about taking time where time is offered. Grabbing moments to write whenever you can. I used to use the excuse of “not having time to write” as a means of preventing the flow of creativity. In reality, any time is a good time to write. Not the weekend away, not the dedicated vacation in the middle of nowhere with no phones and no internet. Any time. Any place. Whether it is paper and pen, journal or computer keyboard. Any time. Any place. These moments are not stolen or borrowed from anything else in my day. They are moments used to better myself, to share thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams. These are the moments where anything is possible, the moments where magic happens.

I raise my glass and my fingers on this keyboard to the magic of creativity, to inspiration, to flow of consciousness and to seizing the moment. Here’s to magic!

Love and Light, 


Heather Thomas is a Registered Massage Therapist specializing in CranioSacral Therapy and Healing from the Core/Full Body Presence. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and the Directing Instructor of the Fort McMurray SOYA Yoga Teacher Training Program. She offers a number of different mentoring programs, classes and wellness opportunities. 

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