I've been struggling for a few years with my idea of a writing divination deck. I had a great idea combining the principles of feng shui with writing. And I just about finished the deck (52 cards) and its accompanying guidebook. I've only lacked 7 cards.
And it's been in that state for at least a year. I've struggled with those last 7 cards as well as an idea for a design. While I've entertained lots of ideas and concepts, nothing grabs me.
Recently, I figured out why this project has stalled, in all actuality, stagnating.
It's not the deck my soul cries out to create.
I need to be inspired from the design of something to how it reaches me deep inside. What's come up for me is a different deck, Writing From Your Soul Divination Deck. I've come up with 100 words, started the guidebook, and already have an idea - that thrills my soul - for a design.
All in about ten minutes. Really.
THAT is what has been missing... the inspiration of beauty, of words, of really reaching into my soul (and hopefully the souls of people who will use this deck).
And even though the words are important, and the heart and soul of the deck, they have to be beautiful. I have to love holding them, feeling them, turning them over and over in my hands and loving what I see. I have to want to gaze upon them and just feel soul-filled when I do, almost with an ache of "Could something truly be this beautiful?"
Here's to beauty that makes our souls ache.