I’m a striver. I grew up to believe that was a virtue. The more I can get done – the better. I’m scared to stop. My in laws tease me that I “whip around” all day! It’s so in my blood that it’s hard not to feel low self esteem when I’m not doing enough.
My work with creativity forces me to slow down. I need to push the world to the side and empty my mind because I know that the true voice of my soul and the voice of my dreams only comes to me in a whisper. I need to create a quiet space, away from all the demands because I know I’ll never even hear the quiet whisper in the
clutter and bustle of regular life.
Last May – 5 people came to a Creative Workshop I Directed with Tanya Rubinstein. It was called “The Mother Monologues.” In essence – it was a quiet space that we carved out, away from regular life – in order to hear The Whisper.
Although the workshop was called “The Mother Monologues,” we gave the group free reign in choosing the story they would tell, moving them toward the story they most deeply needed to tell….moving them toward The Whisper. After a few days, and lots of writing prompts – they all got to The Whisper and they all listened!
Their stories went far deeper than the funny “party” stories that people tell to entertain a crowd. Their stories went far beyond the ego stories that people share to make themselves look good. Their stories got vulnerable….to things that needed healing in their lives. Because that’s what happens when you listen to the Whisper.
It leads you to love and forgiveness… to your dreams.
After the show, everyone felt an incredible sense of liberation and joy that far outweighed their fear of vulnerability and exposure. But alas regular life comes to reclaim us with all the demands and noise!
The Whisper just waits for another chance to tell you all the things you dream to know and create.