Creating My Own Reality
My Writing Sadhana
October 6, 2014
Well, it worked once before, so I’m going to try it again, for it seems that making (semi) public declaration of my intentions is a great help to me in carrying out those intentions.
Just as on April 5th when I was led to commit to my Sunrise Sadhana while on a walk along Lake Harriet, and to carry that through to the Summer Solstice,
today, on October 6th, I felt led to commit to my Writing Sadhana while on a walk along Lake Harriet and to carry that through to the Winter Solstice.
My first Sadhana, beginning in early Spring, lasted 78 days.
This Sadhana, beginning in early Autumn, shall last 77 days.
In April I was in the cusp between personal circumstances.
Now, in October, I am once again in the cusp between personal circumstances.
The symmetry of the experiences and time frames lends a comfortable confirmation that a commitment to another Sadhana is once again Spirit led, and the right thing to do. The first was carried out with dedication and lead to success unimagined, so I trust that a similar experience lies before me.
While my Sunrise Sadhana had the relatively simple requirement that I rise before the Sun and take a walk – though I quite unexpectedly began writing about whatever random event the universe had orchestrated for me that morning, this Sadhana will require a bit more discipline, in actually writing an ongoing story. A novel. Blogging about randomly orchestrated stuff does not count. I trust that the disciple gained in the first exercise will assist me in this second exercise.
So the title “Creating My Own Reality” has two meanings (at least). One – the reality that I will create in the novel. And two – the personal reality that I will create – that being the experience of being a practicing writer. Rather than a chronicler of randomly orchestrated stuff. Another reality occurs to me that I could also be creating through this, the potential of being a published author at its conclusion, and how that could be a life-changing, reality creating development.
Each morning, to rise early before the responsibilities of life take charge, and spend an hour writing, or write a page-and-a-half, or something more than either of these.
Each evening, to spend an hour editing, or conducting research for the story, or researching the publishing industry and its many options.