We are all poets because our hearts have the capacity to “sing to God and to one another with love. Our words reveal the truth that is in our hearts. When we write, it is a journey that is deeply personal as well as one that inspires transformation.
Words, Rhythm, Motion
Poetry and prose are a form of writing that, for me, seem at times to be almost musical, lyrical. I sense much heart and self-expression in the creative process. As a former classical ballet dancer, I feel rhythm and motion in poetry. It feels very alive and the words seem to lift off of the page as and after they are written. It all moves! That is just my experience.
Haven’t you ever felt like writing? It is so encouraging to express yourself from the heart directly onto into a journal or in any form. Placing ideas, inner images, and feelings from the inside into an outer form can be transformative. When it is used as a way of speaking to God or as a direct ‘heart note’ that journals your life with purpose and appeal, writing becomes a personally encouraging experience.
Bare Words Blossomed
You feel something pouring out of yourself, yet you are not emptied afterward. The result is a sense of feeling filled. That is creativity. It’s pouring fills you. Why? Because there is more than you. God’s Spirit is with you.
When something is true or aimed at God, something wondrous happens- God’s Spirit can cause his Love and His beauty to move through you like nectar through the most beautiful petals of a flower. The essentials of what started have been sweetened. What began as bare words have now blossomed.
Since I was a young girl I have scribbled words onto paper with delight. When there were no words, I would draw. When I was not writing or drawing, I was dancing. I needed to pour what was inside to some “outer” form. The heart instinct was a desire to lift these ‘notes from the heart’ to offer them to a listener that was beyond me. I imagined that God could hear me.
We seem to be imprinted with the seed of belief that there is a Listener, One that is beside us who will know, recognize and sweeten our journey if we but share it.
Now I understand that we all are vessels for God’s love, that he pours his spirit into us for greater purposes and we need to give it all away. Everything belongs to him!