I created a little ebook from the depths of my heart. It's so raw and personal, I can't bear making it an “ebook that I charge for”. So I'm giving it to you, free.
I've been attracted to the Muses for quite some time. I began writing little prayers to them in my journal throughout the day, asking for help, showering them with gratitude, and crying out to them with frustration. It's been an incredible release for me.
Recently, I read The Aeneid by Virgil, and now I'm reading The Odyssey by Homer. These are two of the oldest books we have access to. I was shocked and surprised to find them petitioning the Muses in the middle of their books! (But Spirit works that way- I'm interested in the muses, why wouldn't I be led to read these ancient texts?)
These two ancient authors both petitioned the Muses in their works, right in the middle of their verses. Homer opens The Odyssey with,
“Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns…”
“Launch out on his story, Muse, daughter of Zeus, start from where you will- sing for our time too.”
-(From Robert Fagles' translation)
Start from where you will… working with the Muses is a collaborative effort. When I trust them to bring their work to the page, they show up alongside me.
My connection with the muses has deepened my work, grounded me, and given me a secret delight in my writing I didn't have before.
Muses, I know my greatest work
Will come from my deepest sense of play.
Help me find the joy, the spark, the wild
Childish abandon in my art today.
Help me move like water, sing
Like birds, dance like leaves
Falling from the great oak.
Can you come out
I would love to know how the muses inspire you, how this book affects you, and how your creativity ignites under the precious spark of these ancient creatures.
Sending you my dearest friends,