The Write Life

Seducing hearts, one story at a time, Author - Crystal R. Martin



       Good afternoon, here we are in June. April and May just flew by with lessons aplenty. What a wild beautiful world? Am I right? Where to begin, well by this time next week, I will officially be a grandma. My oldest is having my first grandchild. Her name is Paisley and we all wait with bated breath to meet her.

       The puzzle the universe sent me, this spring, has finally been resolved and I’m better for the lessons. It all comes down to doing the work. I’ve faced a few things and grown and learned more. The universe keeps sending me the same message over and over. Do The Work, Dig deeper. I hear it online, I find it in print. Well what can you do but listen right?

       Crazy events cummulated in some of the strangest events which led to my solution. I am more normal and yet not nearly so. Yes I am kind of speaking in riddles. I am still writing, but I have been so busy with these lessons that it’s been much more journaling than fiction.

       The upside to all this is I keep moving forward. Strange wonderful things approach and I can’t even begin to tell you how this excites me. As a minor example, I had a crow at work on Saturday land on a cart return and talk with me for a good ten minutes. He even cleared his throat. That actually means something important, but I haven’t been able to find where or what I read about it. Basically he was letting me know I am on the right track. Birds you know?  Trees too you know. Okay enough with the updating for now. I am working on a little piece of fiction even as I write this. Sorry for the long silence. I will be back again shortly with more crazy goodness.



       I’ve been quiet for a few weeks. Divine timing plays a part in all the weird events in my life. I have been trying to sell my car for months going back to October.  It just would not sell for love or money. It even played dead while Mercury was in retrograde. Well finally with divine timing it went on the next leg of its journey. While I appreciated it greatly and I was grateful to have a car, German engineering is not all it’s cracked up to be.

       So for a week and a half I was without a car. I walked to work again in the dark, but I knew this time. I knew the right car was making its way to me. So last week I found the car I had been imagining. This kind of thing illustrates divine timing, and I’m writing about it for a reason.

       I have a huge to me puzzle I’m trying to solve. Bits and pieces come to me as they will. But here’s the thing, I have to do the work to get each piece. Inside work, is some of the hardest. Living from a place of gratitude, not taking things personally, learning and relearning the same lessons, are just a few challenges.

       But, and this is the reason I’m writing this, seeing the results of each step are amazing. It’s like a constant ever shifting perspective of Oh…A new deeper understanding if you will. The serendipity and the interconnectedness of random events still catch me off guard. So that is why I have been quiet for a bit. Crazy things are afoot… Oh yeah before I sign off - HAPPY SPRING!



       I want to take a minute and talk about the world we live in. It’s bizarre enough that it has a Twilight Zone Episode feeling. I keep hearing the theme in my head with each new horror. But that being said I refuse to focus on it. My reason is this, what we give attention to in our world is what we see more of. Lately my experiences prove this theory, so I’m going with the flow. Here is my plan, you can embrace it or ignore it, but this is my call.

       I choose to focus for the most part, on the wonderful, the beautiful, the kind, the AMAZING. *Epic Mic Drop* I’ll be back next week with something hopefully more profound.



       Today is the first Monday of February, one in which I am going to get real. What is ego? It’s the cruelest part of your personality. Ego tends to try to hurt you when you check it at the door.

       My battle is fierce because of my sensitivity and my gifts.  I feel as if I never do enough and that I let those close to me down. I feel shame for the things that I can’t do as well as others.  What I can do well never balances out the things I struggle with. Why is there shame in being overwhelmed? I feel awkward and anxious most of the time.  Everyone can see my biggest flaw and finds me lacking. I lay awake at night and worry about being alone in the world and UN-needed. This just touches some of my daily struggle.

       I realize not all of these things are true, but that’s where ego tries to get a solid hit in. Hit where it hurts right? Ego can be really conniving and convincing, as well as loud.

      It isn’t all bad, but it isn’t rainbows and sunshine either. It’s what makes me human. My spirituality is my saving grace. Truly it’s as simple as that. But here’s the important part by sharing, by talking about it, writing about it, I raise awareness of something that draws us together. We all suffer.



       I want to take a few minutes today, and share my writing altar for Cerridwen.






            So with some great advice, I began to create another altar. How many does one girl need... right? But this one holds specific intent for divine inspiration. It honors Cerridwen, who is the goddess of the bards. She keeps the cauldron of knowledge and inspiration.  

            Each of the items I have included hold meaning and depth. The statue with the candle is a goddess representation. Yes I am aware it looks nothing like Cerridwen. But maybe my muse is young, beautiful, and has wings.

I pay tribute to the process. Tea is an important aspect. I fill it with an offering of hot tea. The book mark keeps me grounded by reminding me of what good reading is all about. The pen is symbolic of my duty. The pen is mightier than the sword after all. The Starbucks napkin and cup sleeve remind to keep it real. The four elements are personal. You’ll just have to trust that they mean things to me.  

 Just knowing that I honor the goddess with this altar is enough information. I seek to maintain my creative inspiration and that I am vibrating at a level where my fiction speaks from a place of love.



        It’s time to get real. I don’t even know what that means, but it’s important. This last week has been difficult. There is a lot of stressful energy out in the world. I understand it totally. Saturday made my heart proud to see so many of my sisters come together around the whole world. I wish I could have marched, but I had a different mission.

       I worked, and I worked. I can’t give you the details, because they are private, but let’s just say I was given another message to pass along. This all took place while I was at work, and weirdly this message was from a deceased friend for a family member. It brought this person such joy, that if that is why I was given this gift, then I fully welcome it. I feel honored to walk this path. This one was about the sixth message I have been given to pass along, and all but one have been well-received and confirmed. I have no control over it and I don’t have all the details, but that’s life.

       Someone once said, “Life comes at you fast.” Wasn’t it Progressive? No silly it was Nationwide. Ah well? Anyway on a different note, I had the opportunity to see “Sing”. I am going to rave for a moment. Yes it’s a computer-animated movie, but that aside it’s awesome. I LOVE music so this was a real treat. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and highly recommend you go see it. A.S.A.P…

       I have something on tap for you. If I decide to share it, I will post it later this week. It has taught me some things as a writer, but the most important lesson has been being able to back up my choices. I had a few critiques done, and everybody said wonderful stuff, but I was able to explain why I made certain choices as an Author. I love all of you, you know who you are, and you are all so very valuable. I feel blessed to have such wonderful critique people to work with.
They demand things of me, and challenge me on many levels.

            That’s enough for this week I think, I have other writing calling my name now. So I’ll see you on the flipside.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Paisley, Crows, and other Craziness - Oh My!



       Good afternoon, here we are in June. April and May just flew by with lessons aplenty. What a wild beautiful world? Am I right? Where to begin, well by this time next week, I will officially be a grandma. My oldest is having my first grandchild. Her name is Paisley and we all wait with bated breath to meet her.

       The puzzle the universe sent me, this spring, has finally been resolved and I’m better for the lessons. It all comes down to doing the work. I’ve faced a few things and grown and learned more. The universe keeps sending me the same message over and over. Do The Work, Dig deeper. I hear it online, I find it in print. Well what can you do but listen right?

       Crazy events cummulated in some of the strangest events which led to my solution. I am more normal and yet not nearly so. Yes I am kind of speaking in riddles. I am still writing, but I have been so busy with these lessons that it’s been much more journaling than fiction.

       The upside to all this is I keep moving forward. Strange wonderful things approach and I can’t even begin to tell you how this excites me. As a minor example, I had a crow at work on Saturday land on a cart return and talk with me for a good ten minutes. He even cleared his throat. That actually means something important, but I haven’t been able to find where or what I read about it. Basically he was letting me know I am on the right track. Birds you know?  Trees too you know. Okay enough with the updating for now. I am working on a little piece of fiction even as I write this. Sorry for the long silence. I will be back again shortly with more crazy goodness.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Divine Timing - It's a Thing



       I’ve been quiet for a few weeks. Divine timing plays a part in all the weird events in my life. I have been trying to sell my car for months going back to October.  It just would not sell for love or money. It even played dead while Mercury was in retrograde. Well finally with divine timing it went on the next leg of its journey. While I appreciated it greatly and I was grateful to have a car, German engineering is not all it’s cracked up to be.

       So for a week and a half I was without a car. I walked to work again in the dark, but I knew this time. I knew the right car was making its way to me. So last week I found the car I had been imagining. This kind of thing illustrates divine timing, and I’m writing about it for a reason.

       I have a huge to me puzzle I’m trying to solve. Bits and pieces come to me as they will. But here’s the thing, I have to do the work to get each piece. Inside work, is some of the hardest. Living from a place of gratitude, not taking things personally, learning and relearning the same lessons, are just a few challenges.

       But, and this is the reason I’m writing this, seeing the results of each step are amazing. It’s like a constant ever shifting perspective of Oh…A new deeper understanding if you will. The serendipity and the interconnectedness of random events still catch me off guard. So that is why I have been quiet for a bit. Crazy things are afoot… Oh yeah before I sign off - HAPPY SPRING!

Monday, February 27, 2017

A Journey Into A Wonderous Land



       I want to take a minute and talk about the world we live in. It’s bizarre enough that it has a Twilight Zone Episode feeling. I keep hearing the theme in my head with each new horror. But that being said I refuse to focus on it. My reason is this, what we give attention to in our world is what we see more of. Lately my experiences prove this theory, so I’m going with the flow. Here is my plan, you can embrace it or ignore it, but this is my call.

       I choose to focus for the most part, on the wonderful, the beautiful, the kind, the AMAZING. *Epic Mic Drop* I’ll be back next week with something hopefully more profound.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Evil Ego & The Art of Getting Real



       Today is the first Monday of February, one in which I am going to get real. What is ego? It’s the cruelest part of your personality. Ego tends to try to hurt you when you check it at the door.

       My battle is fierce because of my sensitivity and my gifts.  I feel as if I never do enough and that I let those close to me down. I feel shame for the things that I can’t do as well as others.  What I can do well never balances out the things I struggle with. Why is there shame in being overwhelmed? I feel awkward and anxious most of the time.  Everyone can see my biggest flaw and finds me lacking. I lay awake at night and worry about being alone in the world and UN-needed. This just touches some of my daily struggle.

       I realize not all of these things are true, but that’s where ego tries to get a solid hit in. Hit where it hurts right? Ego can be really conniving and convincing, as well as loud.

      It isn’t all bad, but it isn’t rainbows and sunshine either. It’s what makes me human. My spirituality is my saving grace. Truly it’s as simple as that. But here’s the important part by sharing, by talking about it, writing about it, I raise awareness of something that draws us together. We all suffer.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Spiritual Writing - An Altar for Cerridwen



       I want to take a few minutes today, and share my writing altar for Cerridwen.






            So with some great advice, I began to create another altar. How many does one girl need... right? But this one holds specific intent for divine inspiration. It honors Cerridwen, who is the goddess of the bards. She keeps the cauldron of knowledge and inspiration.  

            Each of the items I have included hold meaning and depth. The statue with the candle is a goddess representation. Yes I am aware it looks nothing like Cerridwen. But maybe my muse is young, beautiful, and has wings.

I pay tribute to the process. Tea is an important aspect. I fill it with an offering of hot tea. The book mark keeps me grounded by reminding me of what good reading is all about. The pen is symbolic of my duty. The pen is mightier than the sword after all. The Starbucks napkin and cup sleeve remind to keep it real. The four elements are personal. You’ll just have to trust that they mean things to me.  

 Just knowing that I honor the goddess with this altar is enough information. I seek to maintain my creative inspiration and that I am vibrating at a level where my fiction speaks from a place of love.

Monday, January 23, 2017

A New Mission - We All Have Work To Do



        It’s time to get real. I don’t even know what that means, but it’s important. This last week has been difficult. There is a lot of stressful energy out in the world. I understand it totally. Saturday made my heart proud to see so many of my sisters come together around the whole world. I wish I could have marched, but I had a different mission.

       I worked, and I worked. I can’t give you the details, because they are private, but let’s just say I was given another message to pass along. This all took place while I was at work, and weirdly this message was from a deceased friend for a family member. It brought this person such joy, that if that is why I was given this gift, then I fully welcome it. I feel honored to walk this path. This one was about the sixth message I have been given to pass along, and all but one have been well-received and confirmed. I have no control over it and I don’t have all the details, but that’s life.

       Someone once said, “Life comes at you fast.” Wasn’t it Progressive? No silly it was Nationwide. Ah well? Anyway on a different note, I had the opportunity to see “Sing”. I am going to rave for a moment. Yes it’s a computer-animated movie, but that aside it’s awesome. I LOVE music so this was a real treat. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and highly recommend you go see it. A.S.A.P…

       I have something on tap for you. If I decide to share it, I will post it later this week. It has taught me some things as a writer, but the most important lesson has been being able to back up my choices. I had a few critiques done, and everybody said wonderful stuff, but I was able to explain why I made certain choices as an Author. I love all of you, you know who you are, and you are all so very valuable. I feel blessed to have such wonderful critique people to work with.
They demand things of me, and challenge me on many levels.

            That’s enough for this week I think, I have other writing calling my name now. So I’ll see you on the flipside.

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