Leaving the Door Open to Fortune

Lady Fortune

I don’t read many horoscopes because they usually read like a bad fortune cookie, however I do follow Rob Brezsny’s horoscopes because they are more like words of wisdom than fortunes.

Here is mine for the week beginning on the 4th:

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Sufi teacher (and Gemini) Idries Shah offered
this teaching: “They say that when Fortune knocks, you should open the
door. But why should you make Fortune knock, by keeping the door
shut?” Let’s make this your featured meditation, Gemini. If there is
anywhere in your life where proverbial doors are shut — either in the world
outside of you or the world inside of you — unlock them and open them
wide. Make it easy for Fortune to reach you.

I feel like I have somewhat grasped this concept by accepting Abundance into my life this year. Being open to all possibilities. But I am wondering if I still have some closed doors that I need to open. I have been putting off working on some writing projects that really matter to me because I know they will force me to dig deep into my soul and that can be an ugly place to go sometimes. I also know that if I open this door, I may get some published work out of it. I guess you never really know unless you take that leap of faith.

Okay Lady Fortune, I am opening the door… let’s get it on!


Share Your World – 2016 Week 5


for Cee’s Share Your World

If you had a shelf for your three most special possessions (not including photos, electronic devices and things stored on them, people or animals), what would you put on it?

My Orson Scott Card collection, the book The House of Breath by William Goyen and my Dancing Girl bronze statue

If you had a box labelled ‘happiness’, what would you put in it?

All three of my college degrees, the bus ticket from OK to VA, feathers my raven flock leave me, my favorite poetry books, my CD and DVD collections, pictures of past partners who despite the break-ups brought me happiness, pictures of the pets I’ve lost over the years, my sketches and collages, my gratitude journal

What do you want more of in your life?

*Gap* moments

Daily Life List: What do you do on an average day? Make a list of your usual activities you do each day.

This is what I have been doing almost constantly since the 28th of January (some of this I do every day this will be followed by an *)

  • wake up, meditate for 20 mins and then get out of bed*
  • turn on my computer and desk lamp*
  • stumble down the hallway for a pee and coffee*
  • do 20 mins of stretching exercises*
  • check my calendar for the day’s events and to-do list
  • write 750 words
  • turn on my Youtube Music Playlist*
  • get more coffee, stretch my legs, pee*
  • begin my writing projects*
  • finish my writing projects*
  • get more coffee, stretch my legs, pee*
  • go through the list of A2Zers and follow blogs
  • check emails and read blog posts and reblog as necessary
  • stretch my legs, bathroom break if needed*
  • contemplate if I am hungry enough to eat, if yes… cook. If no… read more blogs
  • eat dinner, because by now it is around 3 or 4 pm*
  • reward myself with a movie or tv program*
  • check facebook and twitter, or chat with a friend on the phone
  • take a late evening nap*
  • get out of bed, make tea and read emails or work on other writing projects*
  • return to bed around 2 or 3 am*
  • wash, rinse, repeat

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week I am grateful that I completed my January goals, spent time with my dad, and caught up with an old friend.

This week I am looking forward to writing more horror stories and working on my other writing projects.