Whether you are journaling, writing ideas down on old-fashioned lined paper, or typing into a blog format; moving thoughts from the grey matter to the tangible form, is quite sacred. Once you extract an idea, inspiration, or set of words, from your mind, and share them with the cosmos, you give them an aliveness they didn’t have before.
Blogging is like this; in a way, it is an eclectic type of spiritual practice. It requires some commitment, a dash of dedication, and a feeling within the blogger of purposefulness. Blogging can be an art form, if you open up the channels of your mind and toss out all the made-up rules. There is no need for rules in an art form; you are free to make it what you want it to be. Writing, journaling, blogging; is no different.
I love to blog because it expands my horizons; as a matter of fact it washes all horizons away and allows me to turn mere typed words into mantras. You can choose to be a bit detached from your work, depending on what it is, or you can choose to wipe the sweat of your brow on the computer screen. It’s really up to you, and you only. You can make your blog posts into prayers of wisdom and desire, or instructional technical matter, that speaks a plain truth…1 + 1 = 2.
Or you can utilize your blog space to inspire yourself and others to allow art to overtake you, and them…
Speaking for those who are pretty much left/right brain balanced; the blogging format allows us to be creative in both worlds, providing technical information on how to maneuver the Internet, combined with personal posts about how we do what we do, whatever that may be.
Starting a blog is much like a spiritual practice, in that it allows you to face success and disappointments, the Light and the shadow aspects of ourselves. The art of blogging will show us where our strengths and weaknesses lie; and what things truly inspire us to open up the page once again.
Sometimes blogging can drive us into a state of whackiness because we have promised our readers a certain amount or kind of info on a regular basis, and we woke up today, and just don’t feel like our heads are screwed on correctly…
But whatever the reason for your blogging, be easy on yourself. This too is a part of my spiritual promises to myself. Don’t judge yourself, instead, learn what your natural flow of creation is, and schedule your blogging around it. If you are creating something you love, in a way that you love to create, it will all come together like a great big pretty puzzle!