Artful Fridays: How King Arthur’s Legacy is Shaping My Writing Practice

On our journeys towards becoming the people we’re meant to be, it’s often helpful to have a spiritual guide. The spiritual guide can be people who’ve broken out of the confines of the Matrix to realise their own dreams or unlived lives.

Your spirit guide can be Steve Jobs, if you’re wanting to be a tech pioneer, it could be your mum, dad, Jesus Christ, Karl Marx, Socrates, pretty much any and everyone whose spirit moves you to action. What these people have that’s remarkable and the reason their memory will live on is that they persevered and kept putting out the emotional labour especially when things got tough.

The spirit I identify with is King Arthur. I’m not British. Why King Arthur?

There’s something about the romantic notion of a round table that has me visualising people from all corners of the world, from different cultures, backgrounds, ages even, coming together gaining acceptance, exchanging views, learning from each other, forming teams and going on quests together.

This is how I think the world should operate.

There’s something about boardroom tables with a definite head that I can’t trust. Maybe because I never felt welcomed at any boardroom table I’ve come to have a disdain and distrust of them. They also represent a linear view of the world which produced skyscraper corporate office buildings and hierarchies where CEOs end up with a disproportionate piece of the pie just for being on top of some steep pyramid.

Having the Camelot framework around my writing practice helps me structure my journey and the book I’m writing “How to Create Time”. The archteypes of Merlin, the knights and their different personalities, even the damsels in distress, the vision of the Holy Grail, the constitution of Camelot (Chivalric Code) and the concept of the round table all form the basis for my very own, modern day unique journey as a creative professional owning her gift – writing.

How?

Firstly, I know that I’m not alone on my journey and my round table will have other professionals whose experiences I will learn from and contribute to. I’m not alone in this, no way.

I’m a collaborative individual making it happen with the help of others and with the support I provide to other creative professionals.

So of the people I’m being guided by take the forms of Arhurian Legend archetypes, such as Merlin, who’s a mentor, Lady of The Lake, which is the depths of my own pscyhe, where I have to go to emerge with power and wisdom, and the knights who will come around this idea of a round table with no edges, no heads, where everyone is accepted and encouraged to do the work to slay the demons within the capture their Holy Grail.

Every Friday, I will analyse an aspect of King Arthur’s message and the archetypes and how they’re manifesting themselves in my life. I hope, even if you’re not into mythology, you will stick around to see how it all unfolds and the round table comes out of all this writing.

I can’t wait to see what happens.

By |2018-10-12T12:34:19+00:00October 12th, 2018|