Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book ‘The Right to Write’ by Julia Cameron.
Today I pray, “Dear God, Lately I often feel rushed to ‘fit in’ a Prayer to Passage — as though writing is a task, not a focused meditation. About 75 percent, or more, of my blogging feels rushed. I long for a time to pursue it as a pleasure, a deeply Spiritual practice, an open freedom. I pray that the words do not need to arrive on the spot. I pray for the liberty to allow for my pursuit of happiness. Amen.”
I held the closed book in my hands, concentrating on my prayer, and opened the book to this passage on page 185:
“Our lives have sound tracks. We seldom look at that as a literal term. Sound leaves tracks in our consciousness. When we trace our hand across a page, the scratch of the pen can record the tracks of others as well. When we do, our writing becomes more sound.”
My sound track is a fast-tempo, intense set with interludes of smooth notes. These are fast times with fast decisions to be made. A long day of writing, lakeside from an Adirondack chair, is reserved for another season. My faith is a faith toward God’s good timing. Not too young, not too old. Justly of sound mind, a passage in allegro. And playfully upbeat.