Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Creativity: Poetry in Motion and Aerosol of Love

Today's blog is inspired by Kristabeth Atwood of Rites of Passage, LLC. She shared Picasso's quote as part of her One Minute Thought for the Day:

and asked "What makes you an artist today? How can you express your creativity today?" It was the nudge I needed to continue working on my poetry.

The cadence and creativity of Dr. Seuss became a great source of healing for me after I contracted paralytic polio at age 5. My beloved physical therapist Miss Holly had me choose a book from the round mahogany table in the waiting room of the office of Dr. Eugene Moskowitz who was a specialist in helping children and adults recover from polio. During the painful physical therapy sessions she would recite one line invariably from The Cat in the Hat and have me recite back in tandem.

As a child and adolescent, writing was my creative outlet but, as often happens when children grow up, they lose sight of their joyful creative side that comes from imagination. And, because I grew up in a household rife with violence, I was doing my best to survive while I honed my intellect and bought time until I could leave. Creative endeavors were put on the back burner.

I had written limericks to celebrate special occasions after my twins were born while I had time at home.

I went back to work when they were 16 months old and I was off and running on a cycle that eventually led to burnout and the diagnosis of Post-Polio Syndrome, a progressive neuromuscular disease by Western Medicine standards. "Be prepared to spend the rest of your life in a wheelchair...If you use it you will lose it.." It was a diagnosis of exclusion and after exhaustive testing, it was deemed that my condition or rather deconditioned state I was in was a result of the paralytic polio I contracted at the age of 5.

I got still and asked for Divine Guidance and what happened next was incredible! The poem 'Running the Race' flowed out of me followed by many poems in which I imagined myself healthy, whole and free.

That first poem foreshadowed my 2009 Boston Marathon run. It was truly poetry in motion.

I compiled, "Feel the Heal: An Anthology of Poems to Heal Your Life"

and wrote my Trilogy of Transformation

and had taken a pause from writing poetry.

When the global crisis emerged, poetry began to flow out of my heart and soul again and Feel the Heal: An Anthology of Poems to Heal Your Life Volume 2 is now a work in progress.

Here is my latest creation:
The Aerosol of Love

Exhaling love to fill the air dispersing doubt and fear
turning on and tuning in vibration's everywhere.
Ivy tendrils reaching out extending Love Divine
worry darkness cast away essence Spirit shine.

A potent medication satisfaction guaranteed
whatever the condition whatever is the need.
Breathing room room to breathe sweet scent of Love surround
happiness, joy and Oneness well being now abound.

Peace descends to settle soul excitement fills the air
unbounded expectations infinite possibilities everywhere.
Invisible elixir to intoxicate the heart
Source's magic potion blesses every Being from life's start.

Relax renew refresh enjoy let love permeate every cell
know the Truth of all that is and trust that All is Well!

Breathe in that delicious aerosol of love. Unleash your creativity and feel that wonderful energy flow.

Be sure to visit my website to learn more about my inspirational journey from a wheelchair to the finish line of the Boston Marathon and beyond!

My books are available on Amazon.

From my heart to yours
In health and wellness
With love and peace

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