I discovered a technique to spark inspiration.

A girl in a warm jacket holding a bottle with a red ribbon on it, wearing gloves. She is holding a lit sparkler
A girl in a warm jacket holding a bottle with a red ribbon on it, wearing gloves. She is holding a lit sparkler

I sparked my creative juices, improved my writing, and became more efficient at my craft.

All I had to do was accept a challenge.

Recently, I read an intriguing post from Priyanka Srivastava.

It was an invitation to participate in the National Poetry Writing Month 2021. I had a look at the prompts and was interested.

A side note — I love a good challenge and have sometimes been called the ‘Queen of Follow-through’, so I try to be selective.

We were invited to submit the poems to Literary Impulse, a Medium publication that showcases inspiring writing.

My intention was to write only to the prompts that inspired me. I wasn’t going to attempt them…


So Does Everything They Create

three flat paint brushes, different sizes, on a white back ground with light blue tie on one side
three flat paint brushes, different sizes, on a white back ground with light blue tie on one side

Your creations have a vibrational energy that comes from within them.

This energy is generated by you but it’s also affected by the tools you use to create them.

When you pick up your tools and create art, when you cook a meal or build a structure, your energy imbues the creation with an energy of its own.

It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it.

Everyone’s soul has a unique energy vibration.

There are gifted people who can read soul records (Akashic records). These records are energy imprints. …


Don’t cheat the man.

We all remember that guy.

He’s the quiet one, the one you thought was so serious until he smiled.

And when he smiled at you, his eyes had that little crinkle on the edges and there was that tiny crease, a dimple on the right side of his mouth.

But then there was that moment when he opened the door to his apartment and the bubble popped.

You wondered how he could find anything in all that mess.

When a woman visits a single man’s house, disorder is a very big turnoff. Neatness shows stability and that’s appealing.

Many people…


Bring that into your relationships.

a Mardi Gras parade celebrant with feathers and a mask
a Mardi Gras parade celebrant with feathers and a mask

When people first meet each other, they tend to put their best foot forward.

It’s human nature.

You want to be attractive, so you show your best side.

You put the worn, torn bits behind you.

At first, you might pretend that those bits don’t exist.

You think about making a fresh start and you’re determined to stick with the new version of your personality.

When people are in their aliveness at the beginning of a relationship, their hormones change.

They are lit up and everything seems possible.

Then, because they felt so great at the beginning, they assume it will continue.

They…


Relationships | Inspiration | Creativity

So Does Everything You Create

When you create something new, pay attention to your intentions.

Whether it’s a new business or product or a new relationship, your energy will affect how your creation is viewed by others.

It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it.

Everyone’s soul has a unique energy vibration.

There are gifted people who can read soul records (called Akashic records). These records are energy imprints. Each one contains information about the unique gifts, energy vibrations, rhythms, talents and abilities of that soul.

Similar souls resonate. They are drawn into soul groups with each other.

Because they resonate, they interact in relationships called clusters or families. I call them familiarity groups.

It’s an interesting way to perceive…


A challenge for all writers.

a girl sitting on a rock, pondering important questions.
a girl sitting on a rock, pondering important questions.

There is such a thing as too many choices.

The average person makes a lot of decisions every day. We make a lot of these choices unconsciously even when we think we’re using logic.

One reason we don’t weigh the pros and cons of every decision is the lack of time. We don’t have time to carefully evaluate each option, so we go with our gut.

Taking the time to think about the big questions in life is one way we can prepare for decision-making.

Ask empowering questions.

Empowering questions invite you to ponder ideas and notice what comes up for you. …


Prompt 26: Overcoming the trials and obstacles

Beneath the earth
the vital water flows
and ovate seeds give
birth to moldy death,
where fungus rots
and life sap plays a song
to all the woodland dancers.

Seeds feel the push
toward the stars and
as they taste the air
their leaves unfurl.
The tendrils intertwine
below their loins.

Branches of
the willow trees
feel it in their tips.
Their thoughts
are sent through
minerals within their veins
to reach the roots
steeped deep
in woody earth.

There they softly whisper
‘water comes, the storm is here’.

Thanks to everyone for patiently following along on this journey and…


“A pritty face suits the dish-cloot”

Translation: It doesn’t matter what you wear, come as you are.

This is one of the best Scottish festivals in the country and Payson City’s largest annual event. July 9–10, 2021

Food, entertainment, Celtic music, Scottish dancing, and competitive games make for a jam-packed few days of entertainment and family fun.

Strongman and Highland Games athletes battle it out at a high level of skill. (see website for more details.)

CLANS

The word comes from the Gaelic word ‘clann’ or ‘children’ and it means kinship.

Clans provide a sense of identity among Scottish people and connect them to their ancestry. Most…


It’s all about the vibe.

girl with tie-die hair
girl with tie-die hair

This festival has been described as the most magical five days a festival-goer has ever experienced.

As an annual soul cleanse, it’s an opportunity to get away from the cares of the world and immerse yourself in pure love.

Arriving torn and weary, you will leave full and complete, recharged and ready to meet the challenges of the next year.

Odessey, “a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune his odyssey from rural South to urban North, from poverty to affluence, from Afro-American folk culture to a Eurocentric world of books” — J. E. Wideman.

FloydFest is the place to be on July 21–25, 2021, Floyd, VA

The…

Tree Langdon

A merchant of dreams. ♡ I love to connect the specific to the universal in Poetry, and Fiction, exploring Worldview plots. Was a CGA/CPA in a past life.

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