Mojo Monday ~ Plot Twists

It began with a dear friend posting this quote to the left on her Facebook wall on July 5th.

I responded:

LOL – This is part of what we call writing your Legendary Story. Plot twists in the real world can be a real pain, but when you look at it from a story perspective, oh this is when the story sometimes gets really good and juicy!  

She wrote:

Oh yeah! well I could use some boredom right about now LOL Plot twist, Plot twist, Plot twist!!!

I wrote:

You’re funny!

Then I wrote: 

Tonight while reading the novel A Good American I come to this paragraph on page 353 that ended Chapter 40 – “My grandmother’s life had been one long opera. There had been drama, heroes, villains, improbable plot twists, all that. But most of all there had been love, great big waves of it, crashing ceaselessly against the rocks of life, bearing us all back to grace.” (Can you believe that!?! – how uncanny!)

Her response: 

synchronicity.. gotta love it!

Then on July 8th I read this in an astrological forecast by Heather Roan Robbins on Starcodes.

Thursday, July 11: If conflicts and friction arise early on; breathe through it and be safe. Tell good stories midday; when the plot twists, choose a good road. Afternoon is more efficient as the Moon enters mental Virgo, but instincts may work better than our minds; unknown factors can challenge our judgment as the Sun sesqui-squares Neptune. Watch out for detours, sloppy conditions, and defensive people; feel the good road underneath.

I began to get this nagging feeling that the Universe was telling me to “Pay attention, this is important!” and then laughing at blowing my mind with some good old synchronicity.

Several weeks have passed but I still felt inspired to write about Plot Twists for a Mojo Monday post.  I am curious and wondering what kind of plot twists others are experiencing out there?  How are you dealing with them?  Do you have a basket of goodies or a tool box, or belt if your more into packing them on your hip, that you can reach into when life throws you curve balls?  

Have you been experiencing more synchronistic moments?  What are your thoughts about synchronicity?  What is THAT about?  

Something to wonder about and ponder are the lyrics to the song Synchronicity by The Police:
Synchronicity I
With one breath, with one flow
You will know

A sleep trance, a dream dance
A shaped romance

A connecting principle
Linked to the invisible
Almost imperceptible
Something inexpressible
Science insusceptible
Logic so inflexible
Causally connectable
Yet nothing is invincible

If we share this nightmare
Then we can dream
Spiritus mundi

If you act as you think
The missing link

We know you, they know me

A star fall, a phone call
It joins all

It’s so deep, it’s so wide
You’re inside

Effect without cause
Sub-atomic laws, scientific pause

You can also read more about how to handle things when life throws you curve balls in my article called The Compass of Love in Cosmic Cowgirls Magazine.

Synchronicity & Spirals

I receive an email message from The Universe every day. I learned about this from a blog called Spiritual Cowgirl by the writer of The Red Book, Sera Beak. I’ll be writing a whole separate post on her amazing spiritual book. So today my message left me feeling a bit tingly. I think of it as synchronicity.

There were a lot of reasons
you chose to come to earth, Michelle,
and I am super happy to tell you
that not one of them was to
master being poor, lonely, or sick.
Incidentally, neither did you have any intention
of living your life without a red spiral heart.
Clutch! You came to “kick butt,” Michelle…

The Universe

While I like reading that I am not here on planet Earth to be poor, lonely or sick this isn’t the part that made me tingle. It was the red spiral heart statement. Sure these email messages from the Universe are used for many people. Yet it is such an odd combination “spiral heart.” What does that mean exactly to live with a red spiral heart? I don’t know the answer quite yet. This is something I will reflect on and write about.

What I do know already is that I have always been drawn to spirals. I wrote a post about this just a few weeks ago actually. The truly amazing part is that the image on that very same post is none other than a heart with a spiral. I actually purchased this piece, along with two other tear drop pendants with spirals from jewelry designer Becky Sharp. The background colors are stained glass. I love wearing them.

Pendant by Becky Sharp of Becky Sharp Designs
(Read below for information about this item.)

My seeking out spirals led me to Becky and when I contacted her she told me about a discount being offered on a blog and there was a chance to win the red spiral heart. I didn’t win, but I did use the discount and I did add the spiral heart to my order. I don’t think I would have been seeking out the spirals if I hadn’t been wanting something special to wear to the first Red Boa Playshop I put on just a week ago. The Red Boa is an idea that has been residing in me for more that a decade. A book title came to me many years ago – Life’s Too Short Not to Wear a Red Boa. I started working on it but fears and insecurities got in the way.
What lit my fire again in regards to resurrecting The Red Boa was the incredible Bountiful Visionary Women’s Conference held by Shiloh Sophia McCloud and the Cosmic Cowgirls. When I attended the conference I found myself in Healdsburg, California, in the amazing working studio of artist Sophia McCloud. I found myself in the midst of an incredible circle of women. We were there to share and absorb inspiration. The space was safe, sacred and supportive. I hadn’t planned on speaking about The Red Boa. I was open to a new and interesting experience. I went not knowing anyone. Yet I did find myself sharing during a circle time my intent to write a book called Life’s Too Short Not to Wear a Red Boa. What I did already know is that there is great power in speaking things out loud to a group of people. Speaking your intentions in a public arena can set things in motion. I wrote more about the conference and shared photos which you can find here.
Since that conference I began writing even more. I created this blog to explore topics and share the types of stories that are to fill the pages of Life’s Too Short Not to Wear a Red Boa. I also started planning a playshop for friends, a gathering where we would share, be creative, color and paint. I went and got a business license and named my business Red Boa Productions. I designed my own logo and created business cards. Everything fell into place smoothly and easily. It is this feeling of being in synch with something greater than myself that is very empowering and inspiring.

As a little girl I used to sit at my moms typewriter and compose stories. I have always dreamed of being a published writer. My vision has begun to grow and I find that anytime I am in a position to encourage others to believe in themselves and improve their self-esteem it brings me great joy. I hope to explore all the possibilities of playing that role more often in the lives of others.

I feel that I am walking, skipping and hopping along a path that is right for me. I don’t know what is up ahead exactly. The Red Boa Playshop was fun and inspiring for me to present. Are there more of those in my future? Possibly yes. I enjoy gathering with women in circles. I believe that art is healing and therapeutic. I believe that women circles can be a safe, sacred and supportive place to share and be inspired.
If you want to receive your own personal email message from the Universe click here.
If you are interested in the heart pendant or to check out more of Becky Sharp’s amazing jewelry designs click here.