Hallelujah for year-end reflections and prompts that support these "blog-flections"! I will be doing my best to blog during the 21 days of REVERB15 and then during the 10 days of CONTINUOUS CREATIVITY during the Winter Solstice Challenge on my Facebook group, The Daily Creative Practice (please join us on this warm online creative community supporting each other's "uniquities.")
NOT EXACTLY A LIST PERSON
Not exactly a "list person," I have learned in the last decade-and-a-half to create itemized lists of "actions taken" and "actions to take." I attribute my list making endeavors to three sources: The Artist Conference Network in Atlanta (to which I was a member and even leader for a number of years). My boon companion and husband Chiboogamoo, aka Tony Martin (who is the best list maker ever, relishing the "check off" each evening). Phil Porter's and Cynthia Winton-Henry's improvisational system InterPlay, (of which one of its tools for transformation is incrementality).
COMFORT & CELEBRATION IN LIST MAKING
|HURRAY FOR YOU!|
MAYBE LISTS ARE LIKE PRAYERShttp
What is prayer? What is a list? To explore those two questions, I would like to share with you a phrase I utter at least once or more a day. A remnant from my Artist Conference Days, I still create a "vision" to guide my daily actions. The one I am using currently is a hodgepodge of old and new:
I am the body, the rock, the Buddha, igniting creativity in myself and others while fostering love and forgiveness, easefully and joyfully.
For me this "vision" is prayer like. It also precedes my list of life endeavors or goals, my hopes--yes, my prayers for me:
100 percent health
Getting paid to play
Perhaps, lists are like prayers uttered in one's heart, written on the page, shared with a friend or community, and ultimately with the GREAT MYSTERY. Writing on this topic of lists as prayers is encouraging me to play more with my lists, to "embody" them more through dance and play.
|LISTS ARE PRAYERS! Lists are for the living!|
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Thanks to Kat McNally for hosting yet another REVERB, a 21-day-year-end blogathon that allows us time for reflection and sharing those "blog-flections" with a community of other bloggers around the world. Also thanks to Wolf and Word, who is providing her Facebook page as another way to participate in Reverb15.