Slow Process of Becoming
January 15, 2009
Univision interviewed me for an upcoming piece on stay-at-home moms. I was reminded of the process I went through when pregnant with my first child. Ever since I was little, I had wanted to become a writer. Raise an eyebrow through the written word? I was there.
Highly pregnant and deeply committed, I furiously wrote my morning pages while doing Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way program. For twelve weeks, I got up every morning at 5 am.
It changed my life.
In preparation for the Univision interview, I came across this poem I had written while doing Julia’s program. It deeply moved me as I see in it the seeds that were planted to create my books…and this blog.
(c) 1999-2009 Christine Louise Hohlbaum
Great Creator -
Hand on wind that fires through my pen;
Bring to us a shower of your Divine Spirit;
Encompass us with your rapture and beauty.
For it is Your Calling that rings through our ears;
It is Your Voice that gives me mine.
Help me to embrace You as You embrace me.
Guide me to Your Light when I stray in the darkness of my own being.
Help me to remember the Beginnings, the Evolution, the Slow Process of Becoming.
Lend me your keen Eye as I pass through this world
and Enshroud me with Your Grace that I may enshroud others with mine.