My Writing Process

I found these questions on author Abbie Johnson Taylor’s blog. I wasn’t part of the tour, but wanted to answer the questions.

1. What am I working on?

Dissertation for my first doctorate (Msc.D, Doctor of Metaphysical Science). This “counts” not only because it’s a big undertaking that requires determination, commitment, and trust, but also because the subject is music. I’m writing songs as well, some to accompany the dissertation, and others for an album called “The Shoes we Think God Wears.”

Plus the usual, i.e. poetry, prayer/treatment, and the occasional story or article!

2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?

I don’t know. Comparison has never gotten me good results, because I’ve always judged myself short! So, I don’t do that anymore. Others’ work is their own and contains their spirit and unique resonance. My work contains mine.

3. Why do I write what I do?

I write what I reach for. In other words, when I seek comfort, love, peace, even escape, I look for God through prayer, poetry, and most of all, music. I write to bring my own awareness back to God dwelling within. It’s a form of meditation for me. The genres are just those I find most comfortable, and I know that’s no coincidence!

4. How does my writing process work?

The whole process is God-inspired and directed. For something like the dissertation, I use an outline. But even that is written through me. I receive the gift of writing the points, the aspects, the truth that comes through me. I’ve tried other, more traditional processes of writing, revising, and editing. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it is that God leads better than the intellect alone ever could!

I have a proof-reading process. However, the ideas and concepts always stay the same; only the presentation and some grammar may change from the first stream of consciousness draft to the final version. It’s not my process, and believe me, it’s better that way! It’s God’s process!

For more, see
What is Self-expression?

Gratitude Quotes # 2

Originally posted on Purplerays:

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β€œTo be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us – and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.
Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.”
― Thomas Merton

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Truth in Humor

Three more Limericks,
because humor often contains truth!

O just look at the glorious sky
Streaming beauty that money can’t buy!
We are not here to trade
Any gift God has made,
But to praise him for all he supplies!

There was a young someone from Mars
Who came to Earth looking for stars
First you and then me
And with each person seen
The creature proclaimed, “Here they are!”

Bless’d Spirit of things metaphysical!
And the mind with its limits, so quizical!
Now the spiritual gift
To the mind is a lift
And the breaking of chains analizical!

Living Inspiration

I call forth Your Presence from the center of my mind, to radiate into my conscious mind. Into Your Presence I direct these Words. Inspiration comes from You and is within me always. By Your Power it flows through me. Without fear and egotism, I am an open channel, an empty vessel that carries Your inspiration, Your in-breathed creativity, into form. Each day I set aside the individualized sense of smallness, specialization, and limited potential. I surrender to Your Higher Mind, which is my real, divine, eternal nature. Aware that We are one, I seek and receive inspired direction, today and every day. Throughout this human lifetime, I live by and within Your infinite Presence. You have made me in Your image; therefore, I turn to the ultimate Source within me. For all You are, is all there is. And all that You are, is all that I am, and all that I need. For this realization I thank and praise You with my entire being. And so it is!

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Blank Reason

For
~Morgan~,
my favorite sometimes-rambling poet. <3

Ok, I'm going to do this ___.
Why?
Because ___
But you need ___
And logically ___ would work better.

So I guess logic has won out, again.
I do the sensible thing,
Because ___,
And because my intuition didn't make sense.

But now I feel bereft,
Betrayed,
Bedraggled,
Befuddled,
Bestranged (no apologies)

Why?
Because logic has a way of being
Logical,
Reasonable,
Sensible,
Intellectual,
Analytical,
And dry!

It gets all its ducks in a row,
Methodically
By letter,
Shape,
Number,
Size,
O but that one's not allowed
Because___

And the ducks are never happy!

And without fail,
So I guess that means successfully,
Logic chokes off the voice of the Spirit.

And without fail,
So again, successfully,
Reason
Strips the poem of its rhyme,
The song of its sweetness,
And, dare I say it?,
O heck why not?,
Nature of its wonder
And the mind of its sight!

Yet there is good news,
And I'd better get to it,
Because logically this poem is much too long!

The good is this:
It's only temporary,
And it isn't really gone!

What?
Logic is a veil.
But what you can't see behind it,
Is still behind it!

The Beyond,
Is still Beyond!

The Transcendent,
Still transcends the logical,
Reasonable,
Sensible human mind!

And Thank God!
Because the human mind
Knows nothing,
Even when,
O and especially when,
It thinks it knows it all!

And In God's Mind
The ducks,
Every last one,
Without fail,
And truly successfully,
Even the ugly ones,
You know, the logically imperfect ducklings,
Each and every duck,
In its row or not,
Is blissfully happy!

So happy
They cry,
But they cry with joy!

So the next time logic asks you
Why:
Don't answer it with its own medicine
Being all sensible,
Reasonable,
Intellectual,
Analytical
And all that other stuff
(Thank you, dictionary)
Don't spew the logical antibiotic
That kills all things
Without fail,
That is, successfully!

Let the Spirit speak,
Inspire,
Decide,
Act.

Because like someone I can't remember said,
"All shall be well,
And all shall be well,
And all shall be well!"

Free verse indeed,
And so it is!