16 Apr

Me and Eva: the light in me sees the light in her.

Whether or not you’re a yoga bear, try sharing this respectful Indian greeting with those who share your creative soul. The meaning of namasté goes beyond its translation of “I bow to you.” It speaks to a recognition of the spark of divinity, the light within each of us. For us aspiring writers and other artists, you might substitute the word creativity for divinity, as they are in fact one and the same.

Julia Cameron calls them believing mirrors, these rare people placed in our lives by a greater hand to help us make sense of our unique journeys. The more I doubt myself, the more I cherish my believing mirrors. They each know just who they are, and I am grateful. They include my sister, my lifelong friend from childhood, the other 4 Chicks, and most recently, the supportive congregation of other sojourners down the path of children’s books, those bravely committed to write 12 picture book drafts in 12 months in 2012.

To all these and more, I tip my creative visor to you and say:

Namaste. The spark of creativity in me bows to the spark of creativity in you.

3 Responses to “Namaste”

  1. Julie April 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    I am honored to be one of your believing mirrors. Thanks for being one of mine!

    • charmingthemuse April 16, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

      Thanks, Julie. if we continue Julia Cameron’s metaphor, the 12×12 community you’ve created is a HOUSE OF MIRRORS! 🙂

  2. Chuck April 17, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    Well put, Tracey! 🙂

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