Writing these posts feels like I’m a hermit crab finding a new (much more spacious) shell!

when art comes from deep inside and is part of one’s soul

So, last night I was celebrating my beloved friend’s freshly unveiled blog (that is amazing!), and then we were both sharing with each other about that feeling of being *terrified (*in a good way) that comes along with revealing one’s new art to the worldโ€”especially when that art comes from deep inside and is part of one’s soul!

I said this (in our evening of exhilarating text messages), and today it just feels right to share with all of you (edited a bit so it makes sense).

What I shared:

like a hermit crab!

It is terrifying, isn’t it! (I’m just getting braver and braver over here by the day!!) And not every day is so bravery-provoking, but the overall gestalt! It also feels more normal now [that I’ve been doing it every day for 2 1/2 months]!

where do I find the time? . . . and I was putting my deepest prayers out into the world, just like that

WOW. I must say I’m kind of amazed by the time that has appeared for me to do this myself! Today’s post, for example, seemed simple to meโ€”I was reformatting/editing part of the “How to Save the Earth in 7 Years” post into a poem, but pretty basic, just the tech of getting most of it onto an ocean sunset photo . . . but I think I fiddled with text colors for a long time, and then fiddled some more, and then I FELT the poem, and then I don’t know quite what happened but somehow 90 minutes had passed and it was sunset, and I was putting my deepest prayers out into the world. Just like that! WOW. So different from a private [ceremony/meditation experience] and journaling about it all or telling one friend, but then again maybe it’s NOT so different. I mean, weirdly, it kind of feels the same, the same as doing ceremony I mean. (Fascinating.)

sending out wishing words on a little sailboat in the wind

And I wonder/imagine if/hope that putting the prayers OUT there on the wind on the Internet carries them farther! And who knows who will read them and what someone might feel (or do!) in response? Like intention setting . . . sending out wishing words on a little sailboat in the wind! Magic!!

AND, wow, my soul is also exposed. Little Hermit Crab is growing and needs a new shell! No more tiny shells. No, getting a bigger shell now. REALLY big. Like a conch shell! No more squishing into a teeny tiny shell [like before]. Words being brave. Hermit crab too.

Words being brave. Hermit crab too.

hermit crab on sandy beach

๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿ’š

 


PHOTO CREDITS (top to bottom): Anggit Rizkianto and Niharika Bandaru on Unsplash.