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Joanne Young Elliott (Soulsprite)
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I live, I read, I think, I write.
I live, I read, I think, I write.

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These longer stretches of time are reverent. They open us up so we can be filled. We don’t so much make art or relationships work as we give them the space and time to grow. In allowing, everything becomes possible and nothing is taken for granted.


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There are certain times of the year as well as certain times and stages in our lives that leave us floundering or feeling so moved inward that writing can be difficult. Perhaps during those times we need to incubate our ideas or just let ourselves rest. The creative process is made up of the ebb and flow of internal processes and actions. I believe it’s important to honor those down times. It’s also important to make sure you’re not avoiding the work because you’re afraid to do it. Procrastination has cost me years of my writing life.
http://www.joanneyoungelliott.com/2/post/2016/12/is-writing-seasonal.html

“Now these things never happened, but always are.”
― Sallust, Concerning the Gods and the Universe 

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What words do you use regularly? What if you changed your words? How would your life change?
http://www.joanneyoungelliott.com/2/post/2016/11/words-are-powerful-magic.html

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Maybe we need to be thrown off center in order to gain a new perspective.

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

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Our collective shadow has been rising and Trump has tapped into it. He has ridden its ascent all the way to the White House. No matter what “side” you believe yourself to be on, understand that your shadow is showing. Our hidden hopes and dreams as well as our fears are now baking in the sun. Will we claim them or keep projecting them onto the new savior/devil? Will we let Trump hold all the cards?


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The dark asks you to slow down, live in spaciousness and go within.

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“So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.”
–Alan Watts
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