Dear Tender Hearted Reader:
A muse is someone who companions you in all the chambers of your heart space; meets you in every beautiful, wondrous, dreadful, terrible place you visit – sees you wholly (holy); accepts you effortlessly.
A muse tiptoes through your dark nights of the soul by your side; she lights the path so that you can see your own way.
When you are excited and delighted; when you have accomplished a heartfelt goal or followed that dream, a muse laughs with you and applauds for you unabashedly. A muse dances with you in these moments of great delight.
A muse knows your history; the things you have said, some of the things you have not said and helps you sort it out and give it meaning.
When you have been embarrassed by your own actions or shamed by your community, a muse welcomes you back into the circle of life and tells you all the good things she remembers about who you truly are.
And, a muse asks the kinds of questions that are designed to wake you up, snap you out of a spell, or peel the veil off your eyes.
A muse is devoted to her work on herself and clearing her own side of the street. If you challenge your muse, she will open her heart and look at anything unresolved in her. She is always looking at the sludge at the bottom of her own stream.
A muse is an enlightened partner, knows about the secret of your enlightenment. (enlightenment with a small “e”.)
A muse can see possibilities galore when before there was only walls.
A muse offers both sanctuary and challenge.
When it’s time for you to leave your muse, you have found her voice living deep inside of you. She now goes with you in invisible form through all your lifetimes.
A muse will weep for you when it’s time for you to walk away. Her tears moisten the earth on the path you walk on. She mourns the caterpillar but loves the butterfly.
Lastly, a muse has humility. In offering these gifts, she knows they don’t belong to her and did not come from her but rather through her, as a channel for divine grace.
All honor to you, Patricia