Wednesday, May 2, 2018

3 Sources for Divine Downloads to Enhance Your Writing

Spinning Your Gold Blog: Words to Open Hearts and Inspire Actions

What is Divine Download
My definition: 
Divine Download (noun)
The spiritual connection to Greatness-- Source, God, Universe, the Creator--that allows interior, inspirational ideas to flow to the outer using you like a hollow quill or channel. These ideas are then used in writing, speaking, or other creative actions.

When this spiritual connection happens, you know. There may even be physical confirmations; you'll feel what I call "angel bumps." (Sounds better than goosebumps, don't you think?) This is energy charging in different parts of your body, which aren't conscious actions. 

They just happen. 
Be aware of when... 
Your heart skips. 
Your breath quickens. 
Your hands tremble.
Your tummy flutters.

And when Divine Downloads aren't flowing, you also know. You might call this writer's block or label yourself as unsure, unworthy, or unmotivated. 

A year ago, Miss Writer's Block visited me like an unannounced house guest. This happened when I sought to meet a deadline for a 1,400-word story in the anthology, Inspiration for a Woman's Soul: Opening to Gratitude & Grace. As the deadline loomed, I realized that perhaps I'd attracted this momentary writing paralysis! Why? I'd just completed writing a 24-page ePublication entitled 5 Journal Adventures to Recharge Your Creativity: Writer's Block Take a Vacay!

Laughing through my ah-ha, I used these three favorite sources for Divine Downloads--along with taking the advice in my ePublication to meet the story deadline. They included:

1) Colors: Visit the paint department at any large box store.
Peruse the paint color samples and picturesque booklets for visual delight and word imagery. I randomly chose three colors, which were Riesling Grape (chartreuse), Peru burgundy), and Arrowhead Lake (blue). Interesting that the later name matches my address of 1932 Arrowhead Drive, I've also led a Vision Quest to Peru and, visited Germany with siblings where we drank lots of Riesling wine. 

The paint names caused memories to flow, and later, words flowed onto the page of my story. If you choose large paint samples, you can use them as is--or decorate as bookmarks with children or grandchildren.

2) Words: Randomly open your favorite book, atlas, or dictionary and read, then copy, the first words, names, or phrases that appear.
Don't edit or judge. Just be a faithful scribe. Read them aloud. Let them percolate like your favorite cup of coffee or tea. They'll find their perfect use and place in your story exactly as is or as a spin-off an idea in your account or creative project.

3) Conversations: Ask: What or who do I need to know now for my best and Highest Good regarding _______? (Name of the issue, story, project)

This is part of Step 2 in my practice of the Divine Dialogue Writing System. I use this question every morning and also teach the method. In silence, "someone" always shows up. You might call this presence intuition, inner whispers, or even your name for Source. We chat on the page, going back and forth like two BFFs having a heart-to-heart conversation. And always, the issue moves closer to clarity and resolution. 

Through this process, many names for significant projects emerged, including Women as Visionaries, Your Soul Cafe (my podcast), Spinning Your Gold (my blog), and; the Divine Dialogue Writing System, my writing practice, women's writing circle, and course.

Colors. Words. Conversations. 

They're all a tiny part of the vast, content-rich, and gorgeous world that supports your Divine Downloads--a flow of inner, inspirational ideas.

Lessons learned: There's no need to have Miss Writer's Block to visit or feeling unsure, unworthy, or unmotivated. 

Your job? 
Be open. 
Allow. 
Accept.
I promise that your Divine Downloads are sure to flow to you often, and quickly!

Thank you in advance for commenting if one or more of these ideas reminded or inspired you of how to enhance your spiritual connection for writing.

P.S. Related blog Anne Frank Might Suggest These 5 Reasons to Write Now.

P.P.S. Your special invitation awaits you to join my free, private Facebook group, the Writer's VisionQuest, just for women. The group's intention is to support, inspire, and share your writing. My passionate intention is "guiding your hero's journey to transform your words into somewhere brilliant."

13 comments:

  1. Hey Lore! I love this! Inspiration is all around us. Pulling from colors, words and conversations is simple, yet extremely valuable as the things we are seeing and hearing are our guidance sharing with us exactly what we need. My blog this week came from a conversation!

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  2. Thanks Lore! I love your ideas, and how you describe the divine inspiration! I will try some of your suggestions the next time the flow seems blocked.

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  4. When my sister was a kid, she often described people by colors. We found it amusing but I think there was more to it than meets the eye after reading your post.

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    1. How interesting! Does she still do that? And waht a great idea to attrbute a color or colors to a character in a book when you write.

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  5. Christin BjergbakkeApril 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Love your suggestions - great inspiration1

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  6. I love how you express yourself by saying My passionate intention is "guiding your hero's journey to transform your words into somewhere brilliant." That is beautiful. I have been drawn to #2 lately. By opening book by spirit we can receive many messages from the angels and beyond. I also love your quote regarding Divine Downloads, perfect written message. I enjoy using the tools I have created to assist myself as well as others. I love the synchronicity while assisting each other in our passions.

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    1. As always, we seem to be in sync and speak the same soul language. I am grateful some of the blog spoke to you and reaffirmed your wisdom practices.
      Namaste, sistah.

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  7. Wow just the post I needed this week as I've been having so many divine downloads that it feels like a life review. Beautiful desciption of a divine download and how to open up to these beautiful inklings. Thank you with love <3

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    1. Thanks for your kind words...happy the ideas might help your Divine Downloads expand even more! Namaste~

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