Every miracle in my life begins with imagination, visualization, and thoughts of appreciation.
Miracles are all around us. I’ve seen many of them in my art, in my relationships all-leading back to the spiritual work I’ve done. Creativity (today in the form of acting and writing) is my higher power’s expression of my spiritual work, and I am responsible for one thing – showing up and putting my art out in the world. If I can stay out of the results (sometimes easier said than done) life is better, less stressful.
I sometimes return to what my first spiritual teacher, Marianne Williamson, said in one of her books —
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”
I’m an actress. I’ve always been an actress. Fantasy is my home. (It doesn’t work very well in real life, but) On stage, in film, and on TV it can be a lovely expression of a healthy obsession.
Writing came into my art in my 30’s. A teacher of a creative writing class I took said I had talent. She invited me to her home for, as she put it, “a very exclusive” writers group and voila my first novel, “Queen of the Druids” a fantasy (what a surprise) was born.
I wrote “Dating In The Middle Ages,” a comedy with medieval and musical fantasy elements (I see a recurring theme here, LOL) after learning to date again when my seventeen-year marriage ended. The horrific albeit funny dates I experienced became humorous fodder for the show. DITMA was the silver lining to my break up. It was also a chance to work with friends, and heal through acting, writing, dancing, and singing. A true miracle.
These days besides acting I meditate, take yoga classes, and am of service. I’m a Reiki Healer when not acting, and I’m also in a 12-step program that focuses on teaching one how to have healthy relationships with others and our selves. I sponsor women there and they are truly the gifts and miracles in my life. Giving back what I so freely received from 12-step keeps me humble, teachable and willing to turn things over to a higher power.
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