28 day Practice in Presence :: Week 2

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The pages say enough this week.

Smack dab in the middle of my 28 day practice, I'm in that interesting place where word and image are finding their rhythm together... on the pages and in my heart.

One technical detail to share, though... I started out with this as a morning page practice. Precisely because mornings are not my usual prime time for any practice. When week two began, I had already begun to easily reach toward a second session at the end of the day, though. A wind down session. A touching in. A time to finish or embellish the pages I started in the few moments in the morning.

This rhythm works well for me. I don't have to give it my all in the morning hours - but I show up and receive enough breathing room within myself from just a little effort and commitment that I am centered as I start my day.

And then by the end of the day, I'm very naturally reaching toward my practice for all the right reasons to wind down.

In this way - two times a day - the daily creative practice becomes like a ritual of transition with my dreamtime and my waking consciousness.

I will never be a morning person, for the moon and I are much too in love." ~ C. Poindexter