Sunday, April 14, 2013

52 Cards: Week 6

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant 
and has forgotten the gift.” 
― Albert Einstein

I choose my 52 words to accompany my word for the year.
 I find myself a bit surprised by these words each week when one is randomly pulled from the collection. 

Dawn commented on a post citing creative intuition. Then I realized I had been thinking about just that without naming it for some time. Some days I toy with the idea of a serious hiatus from all other artistic influence. Computer, blogs, magazines  etc. What does my own creative intuition have to say to me? Do I use these other inspirations as a crutch or an excuse to avoid the hard work of my own creativity? Is such a hiatus really possible or needed? So many things that inspire me would still be there. Nature, my children

“The highly sensitive [introverted] tend to be philosophical or spiritual in their orientation, rather than materialistic or hedonistic. They dislike small talk. They often describe themselves as creative or intuitive. They dream vividly, and can often recall their dreams the next day. They love music, nature, art, physical beauty. They feel exceptionally strong emotions--sometimes acute bouts of joy, but also sorrow, melancholy, and fear. Highly sensitive people also process information about their environments--both physical and emotional--unusually deeply. They tend to notice subtleties that others miss--another person's shift in mood, say, or a lightbulb burning a touch too brightly.” 
― Susan CainQuiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

“At times you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.” 
― Alan Alda

“You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind. The rational mind doesn't nourish you. You assume that it gives you the truth, because the rational mind is the golden calf that this culture worships, but this is not true. Rationality squeezes out much that is rich and juicy and fascinating.” 
― Anne LamottBird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

 “Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.” 
― Ray Bradbury

This ritual was inspired by Teresa and her 52 cards.

And then I pull this one, there is a serious desire to put it back and choose another word, or better yet discard it altogether. But no, I will set with this word this week and see where it leads me. 

This ritual was inspired by Teresa and her 52 cards.