Memorizing poetry and reciting it is a practice that falls under Strategy of the Spirit # 9: Saturate Thyself. Modern neuroscience and age-old wisdom traditions tell us that what we hold in mind has a very real, powerful effect on our mood, bodies and neurochemistry.
How do you set the tone for your day? With conscious intent or reactive emotion? Watch your language! It has true power. What are you invoking? Do you say things often that sound anything like:
…so I asked my friend and poet Tracey Lazore how to write a poem. Why bother? The benefits of simply reading poetry are surprising! (I wrote about them in last April’s post, Ten Benefits of Poetry Month You May Be Missing.) Tracey has been a member of my Creativity & Camaraderie Club for the past seven years. Every month she blows us away with her power poetry. I wondered how she does it. She explained that she often plays a poetry game to overcome creative procrastination and to invite spontaneous inspiration. Here is one game she plays: Read More→
but there are only three I routinely use in my practice. People generally love taking personality assessments and then talking about what type they are with their friends and family. Interestingly, the personality type test that can really transform our lives and relationships is one that first makes us cringe. We often do not like what we learn about ourselves when we discover our Enneagram type. Why? Read More→
The best way to catch this positive virus is in community. SoulCollage* has been sweeping the country. It transforms lives, creates meaningful community and fosters creativity and intuition in a very non-threatening, “anybody-can-do-it” way. (Have you seen Read More→