Thursday Thoughts: Universal Getting Physical

I commented to a friend yesterday about how writing is a physical activity–in it’s own way. Sitting at a computer day in and day out does take a physical toll on a body’s body. Neck. Shoulders. Back. Wrists. Hands. Even legs. I have to remind myself to get up, move around, stretch. I have to do the same for my eyes, remembering to look up and out the window so my distance vision gets exercised too. This reminder from the Universe recently showed up in my inbox.

Silver, to make hard tasks easy, mountains molehills, and challenges simple, you can opt for one of two paths. You can be still, wait for guidance, and expect spontaneous enlightenment.

Or you can just roll up your sleeves and get busy doing what you can, with what you’ve got, from where you are.

May I suggest the latter? It’s usually much faster. And it makes you a lightning rod for divine guidance and spontaneous enlightenment.

The Universe

Silver, sometimes the most spiritual thing you can do is to get physical.

Now, lets get to the other perspective this message gave me. See, I haven’t done much writing lately, which is sorta sad given that I call myself a writer. My brain doesn’t want to engage. Or something. I could call it writer’s block. That’s always a good excuse, but as the Universe points out above, I have two choices. I can sit and stare out the window (resting my eyes, don’cha know!) while waiting for inspiration to strike. Or, I can get my hands on the keyboard and start typing out words. I can complete the task of creating new words simply by typing them. I’m a writer. I have a Muse, even if Iffy is being mostly recalcitrant at the moment. I know that you can’t fix a blank page. I know that bad writing can be turned into good writing with edits and revisions, but if there are no words there, that’s rather hard to accomplish. So, time to roll up my sleeves, because the Universe is right. Once I start typing out words, I do become a lightning rod for guidance and enlightment. So, I’m getting physical today. How many of you are now humming the Olivia Newton John song? 🙋🏼‍♀️


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Getting Physical

  1. Noooo… not Olivia Newton John! :sings another song REALLY LOUD to get it out of my head:

    Okay, where were we? Oh, yes, being active. Other than shopping, I spent the last two days basically sitting – here in the desk chair, in the recliner, in my car – so yeah, I’m definitely feeling the inactivity. I’m going for a walk today if I have to do it through nasty weather. As for the more figurative sense, yep. Here’s a quote from Louis L’Amour along those lines: “If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow.” Wise words. Over here, the editing via Kindle/notebook phase wasn’t going so well, so I dumped it and went directly to editing on the computer. Deep line edits. I got 3 pages done last night and I’m feeling pretty good about it.

    • Silver James says:

      I ❤ Louis L'Amour–both his books and his philosophy! Yay for the 3-page progress. I hope the "new" process continues to be productive for you. Sometimes, we need to try something different to get out of the rut, yeah? Definitely take that walk. Supposed to warm up here but with a lot of south wind so fire chances go up. Have a good one! 😀

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