Monday, December 20, 2010


Hallelujah for BEING in ACTION! Condemnation to SHOULDS—an absence of ACTION, a stultification of BEING! Uttering SHOULDAs, COULDAs, and WOULDAs, makes my head droop, my shoulders hunch, and my SPIRIT wilt. How can we PILGRIMs CLAIM the PRESENT state of our SOULS—own the actions we have completed in 2010 and YOWL and HOWL to HOWL-LU-JAHs! O Frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

Hallelujah is delightfully committed to writing every December day in response to the REVERB10 CHALLENGE. However, I must admit that today, December 20th, I confronted the most difficult writing challenge so far. Take a look at today’s prompt but be forewarned, it will pop the balloons in your Christmas parade!:

December 20th’s REVERB10 PROMPT (AVOIDANCE—What should you have done this year but didn’t because you were too scared, unsure, busy or otherwise deterred from doing? ((Bonus: Will you do it?)))

DO SHOULDs have a VALID PLACE in our LIVES? For Hallelujah, “should” is the equivalent of the beastly Jabberwock! It and its cousin’s, WOULDA and COULDA can be vanquished!

One, two! One, two! And through and through

The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!

He left it dead, and with its head

He went galumphing back.

Lewis Carroll (from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)

In the place of these monsters (Shoulda, Woulda, and Coulda) that eat the SPIRIT alive, Hallelujah recommends dancing and singing. While you are moving and hearing your own voice, you will KNOW from a deep true place what ACTION to take RIGHT NOW.

For 2011, I encourage each PILGRIM to BE and DO what comes from your HEART! First, light candles and build an altar to yourself. Acknowledge the WONDERS of your 2010 ACTIONs. LOVE for ALL begins with LOVE of SELF and BEING in ACTION. Hallelujah!

I acknowledge Alice Teeter, poet and fellow member in the Artist Conference Network, who persistently reminded me of BEING in ACTION. Kisses Alice! Yes and my love to Lesly Fredman, creativity coach extraordinaire!

Soul Blog with me! Share the wonderful things you did in 2010. Please do not mention “SHOULDS”! That BEAST has been SLAIN! Inflate balloons from your SPIRIT and CELEBRATE! HOWL-A-LU-JAH!

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