Words. I have a love/hate relationship with words. I love crafting with them. I love writing something that people read and find meaningful or impactful or even just useful.
I love that the right combination of words can penetrate someone to the core. I love the storytelling and rhyming and communication that words offer.
Yet, sometimes words feel very inadequate. I often find myself inarticulate, especially when trying to speak of the infinite and mystical.
How am I supposed to speak of that place where time and space fall away? Where pictures and sensations take over logical thought? Where we need 5D glasses to know what is real and what is illusion?
This will be my challenge and my goal.
Recently I was talking with my coach about how to get certain abstract concepts that are part of my coaching practice (such as consciousness or intuition) into words. Taking on her nun persona, she sang to me, “How do you catch a cloud and pin (pen) it down?”
Exactly. A lot of people attempt it – these ‘cloud catchers’. There are a million blogs, articles and books out there where loads of writers have captured essence beautifully.
So what enabled them to do it and why do people relate so strongly with it? This is what I was determined to find out.
After reading several authors’ words on topics such as spirituality, consciousness, mysticism, quantum physics, energy, and so forth, I noticed 5 common threads:
- It may sound “duh”, but each of them is a human with a human body. A spirit being contained in a body, in and of itself, is a pinning down.
- They are willing to be open and vulnerable.
- They approach the subject from their own personal experience.
- They often back up their experience by citing other teachers, philosophers, scientists, etc.
- They all play the role of a mirror – reflecting back to the reader what the reader already ‘knows’ inside.
So with these discoveries in my pocket, I look forward to sharing my pinned-down clouds with you in the upcoming posts of Soul Snippets…