Find Flow During March
Creatives can literally and figuratively move into action during March. So much suspense and high hopes with so few weeks to explore it all. From holidays to sporting events, the month empowers even a fully blocked writer or artist with possibilities.
The Irish Blessing of St. Patrick’s breastplate describes in part nature’s elements to protect and guide earthly travelers:
I arise today
Through the strength of heaven:
Light of sun,
Radiance of moon,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of wind,
Depth of sea,
Stability of earth,
Firmness of rock.
Ride the Rollercoaster of Emotions
March pulsates with emotions. It’s been said to come in roaring like a lion and leave quietly as a lamb. The month for creatives bears a rollercoaster’s range of fear, blessings, madness, and love. First, the Christian Easter season begins with the Lenten rituals. Ash Wednesday’s ash smudge taps believers’ consciousness with remember man you were dust and so dust you shall return. Furthermore, the Ides of March warned of calamities that would occur if Romans didn’t pay up their taxes by March 15. Next, the celebrations on March 17 bring Irish blessings on St. Patrick’s Day. Finally, March Madness is pursued all month long as the NCAA basketball finals take place. There’s enough drama to go around for everyone!
Take our your journal. First, write out any fears that pop up. Then, list your blessings. See if you can find one or two subjects to write from within each list. You can combine the items chosen to create a flash fiction piece or a poem. Remember that the shamrock’s four-leaf clover is a lucky charm to carry. Perhaps, it is in the balance of grief, madness, love, and courage that March holds the same properties, too. To learn more about the history of the shamrock, see here: https://www.sunsigns.org/shamrock-symbolic-meanings/
Here’s to growing your flow in March,