So, just why am I writing random thoughts every day for twelve weeks? Simple. The book I'm reading suggests it. The book is called The Artist's Way and is designed for artists of every kind who are struggling or blocked in their creativity. Although that does not describe me at this moment, I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. When someone, or something, suggests I try this or that, I do. The one exception is food. There are just certain things I won't eat. End of discussion.
And, so , when I accidentally bought a second copy of this book, I took it as a sign that it was time to read it. (The first copy has been sitting on my bookshelf for over ten years, which was before I started playing this 'Try Everything" game.) The author takes the reader through a twelve week program involving quite a variety of exercises. This is the primary one, however - the daily writing. It will last for the entire twelve weeks.
Coincidentally, since I am only reading one chapter a week and needed something else to read the other days, I grabbed a book I thought I had already read, only to find my bookmarked page about one-third of the way in. This book also falls in the self-help category. Titled Positive Energy, the author leads the reader on a ten week plan to become more aware of, and make use of, the subtle energy fields that flow through our bodies.
Now, you might be thinking, "That sounds a bit New Age to me." And, I admit, if you use words like prana, chi, or chakra, it would sound that way, which is why I don't. I use the term that medical science calls them. Biofields - or Morphic Energy. Either way, since medical science has proven they exist, we can't deny they are there. So drop any fear of offending God and play along.
The fact that I picked these two books at the exact same time isn't lost on me, either. There is a guiding force that calls to us. It is placed there by our Creator on the day we are conceived. Call it our purpose, or our destiny. Throughout out days, we are constantly called to become who we were born to be, to step outside of the world of this world and be the spiritual creatures that God made us. To have two books at the same that that will prompt me to reflect on who or what I'm being called to be and do is the most amazing feeling to me. It means I'm ready for yet another evolution in this life. Perhaps a new way of seeing how the interconnected nature of all that is can become more centralized in how I approach each day. Who knows? The cool part is, I'm taking you all along with me on this journey. It may only last the twelve weeks of the program for this book, or it may go on beyond that.
One thing I can promise, I will tie everything back into my Catholic faith. That has become my foundation for all I do, and I will never turn my back on that. I am truly looking forward to where this journey takes me, and how it changes my writing. I am also looking forward to one day being able to write, by hand, an entirely new novel. Like I always wanted to do.