"The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep." ~ Rumi
I haven't been able to sleep in weeks. For those who know me well, you know this is unusual.
Very. I can sleep in cars, on planes, on the floor, on the couch, in a chair, on the ground, and any other place where it would be safe for me to sleep for even a few minutes.
But right now, my eyes are open long after midnight.
I don't say this to be dramatic. I share this because I know I'm not the only one who has felt, well, different lately. There's something brewing in the air, in the cosmos, in the stars, in the moon, in the interactions, in the dreams, in the whispers...
Something is happening. Can you feel it too?
When I stop sleeping, it often means I'm on the verge of a great idea. I'm on the verge of creating something, and inspiration just doesn't want me to sleep.
But what do you do when inspiration won't leave you alone? What happens when you have to attend to other things (ahem, bill-paying work)?
I keep a notepad handy and write down every single idea that jumps into my brain.
I sing songs to my muse(s).
I light incense in gratitude and to beckon the creative spark to return.
I write blogs.
While I can't always sit down and lose myself in the flow, I can encourage it to return. I can promise to make space for creation. For mystery.
Even for five minutes.
Tap, tap, tap.
What do you do when inspiration wants your attention?
"Surrounded by Deity" -- upcoming Witches & Pagans issue