September 9, 2016.
In celestial math, this adds up to 999.
999 is the secret agent of change and transformation. It’s calling us to embark on a scared mission. To clear out junk that clutters your home/life and weighs down your creative spirit. This past week I decluttered my home. Now, I am in the process of evicting the 3 pesky stooges that block creativity – fear, doubt and bullshit.
(To learn more about the 999 gateway leading us to year-end and how to best purge your physical, mental, and energetic clutter, check out this awesome article by Tisha Morris.)
The number 9 relates to clearing. Triple that and we have a grand slam into the ballpark of your field of dreams as they relate to your heart’s desires.
Think of this as the soul’s version of the Major League Baseball playoffs; after all, baseball has 9 innings too. It’s time to leave the dugout and step up to home plate, aka your heart, and reflect on what you want to stoke and shine relating to your creative gifts.
What do you LOVE to do? What do you wish to offer the world? It’s time to Step into the Spotlight of your Heart!
If you are not a baseball fan, let’s look at this from another perspective - gardening.
Today is a new gateway to your garden of Eden, as it relates to creating the life you desire. It’s the perfect time to create space for your heart’s desires to take root and grow. A garden where all your heart’s dreams relating to career, family, home, love, and creativity can blossom in the new year.
Starting today for the next 3 months, it’s a super fertile time to weed out unnecessary items and any old, dying mental patterns or relationships that no longer thrive or feel good. Do it so the ground is ready for you to plant seeds of your wildest and sweetest dreams. Grab your gloves, or if necessary a big ole weed whacker to clear the clutter that’s blocking your path. The path your heart desires to adventure in this lifetime. The path leading to creative ease, grace, and awesome.
For me, I am living my dream, for I am able to devote 2-4 hours each day to writing. However, in baseball terms, I am showing up as a third-string writer because I am not fully sharing my dream/gifts with others. I show up and practice every day at the home plate of my writer’s desk. I wield my pen/pencil and swing at words which pop fly onto my journal.
Every day I stand in my little Santa Barbara garden of Eden cultivating my journal library, yet I have not shared my writing with y’all since last summer. Over the past year, I filled seven journals and wrote three books of poetry. Yet the words and stories remain sequestered in my Santa Barbara greenhouse writing studio. The long to feel the sunshine of the real world.
It’s kinda crazy, eh.
Yet, I will not waste time clobbering myself over the head with my journals as to the “whys” of my past year of writing reclusiveness.
Nope. I choose to show up RIGHT NOW (WRITE NOW) and step through this auspicious 999 gateway with whatever I have to offer today, as it relates to my writing. I am promoting myself to first string. Getting me arse off the bench and stepping up to home plate.
And voila! You are reading my offering.
I did my best to not allow the editor in my mind to bully the writer in my heart. My practice and calling today was to simply show up on the blank page, surrender my writing to God, and do what I love to do. Which is listen to my heart and play with words. And to get off the bench and show up in the game. To stop screwing around in the outfield and start showing up at home plate, my heart. And from there to simply swing the pencil and make an offering to the world.
To Step Into the Spotlight of My Heart and onto the field of dreams.
I feel like today is a day to honor ceremony and bless ourselves with grace, magic, bravery, and all creative badass wizardry. The world awaits your amazing unique creative gifts.
Tomorrow, I will share the seven sacraments to Stepping into the Spotlight of Your Heart, so your creative gifts shine bright in the world.