Darkly Devotions

Lyric prose meditations that play with elements from evangelical Christianity, Buddhism, yoga, reiki, Tarot and “weird voodoo shit.”

~by Cindy Clem



Opening Exercise:

Salvage or buy a spare computer keyboard. This will be your means of communicating with one of the following (your choice):

your future self or lives
your past self or lives
yourself in an alternate universe

Every day, type something into the keyboard and press “enter.” You could ask a question (“Why does art make me anxious?” or “Where was I 2000 years ago?” or “Where am I now, really?”). You could type a prediction (“Today I will find a quarter” or “I will meet someone from my future yesterday.”). You could type a command (“Remember!”) or even an affirmation (“I am and have always been a confident woman who stops eating when she is full.”). Type whatever you would like to say to yourself in any of your lifetimes or universes, even if you don’t believe in other lifetimes or universes. Watch and wait. Continue reading