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Imagine being one of the top 100 bloggers in the world. Ignore what poses as reality for a moment.
See yourself completing your book. Skip over the part where you start to write it.
You know you are one of the best in your field, now imagine the freedom of being "out there on your own!" Forget you feel like you can't even begin to describe yourself, your business or what you offer.
Many of us are inspired to be the next Elizabeth Gilbert, JK Rowling, or to create a beautiful website from which to launch a dream business like https://mcleanmeditation.com or https://holisticbodybasics.com
Moreover, if you believe there are hundreds of other writers and talented entrepreneurs who are much better than you, more capable, more tech-savvy, better-connected and more experienced, then you may never even BEGIN. As if to sound the death knell, from a hollow place inside you a voice says, "It would take years to gain a fraction of the skills they have." Boo, Hiss!
The message for this day was clear: Release Anger Energies so they won't damage your cells, your health, and wellbeing, or get in the way of The Work you came here to do!
Practical Energy Practices offer a flow-experience to release feelings of Anger.
For highly-sensitive folks, some of the irritation you currently feel is seasonal, to be sure. Additionally, you may feel agitated, displeased, even uncharacteristically belligerent! Perhaps you believe yourself, or someone you know of (or someone you love) may have been wronged, violated, or disrespected. Let me say, of course, it is natural to feel anger. However, you need not STAY angry and suffer the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual cell-hit. Remember anger is fear or hurt, denied!
Instead of continuing to harbor anger, shift into the field of RELEASE!
START WITH ASKING, "Are these feelings mine?" LISTEN. Immediately drop/release/let go of all feelings not your own. Other peoples' FEELINGS are not your...
One day I asked a client, "What would you like?"
She replied with, "Why? Did my face give an indication that I don't like what's going on now?"
My questions often flow from curiosity, but at times they can feel more like a statement.
Let me offer an example, "Does that make sense?" This question could go either way depending on tone and circumstance, although I hope I would always be open to new information.
My students might tend to hear "tone" even with none intended. My partner misses "tone" entirely, going straight to my question as a request for information, as in, "Are you going to leave this here?" Even in print on your screen you hear the tone, right?
Perhaps the more adult approach in that circumstance might have been, "Do you suppose we could find a more permanent location for this?" Maybe. Maybe not.
What do you find in your relationship with questions? (Or in your question with relationships?) I am curious about what and how you think.
Are you just...
Think back. Remember when you were a “Free and Easy" inner child. I'm asking you to dial back into your memory banks and listen in for your most carefree childlike qualities.
Breathe free in your mind for a few moments to refresh, restart, renew and expand your creative spirit!
After all these years of fixing and perfecting; seeking power outside of yourself, being a slave to fear, self-doubt and worry; seeking approval or permission; putting everyone else first, overdoing and over-giving; judging yourself and wasting time in the judgment of others.
Aren't you due for some fun, freedom, curiosity, wonder, exploration, excitement, trust and presence?
Recall and Re-use these all-natural actions:
I have written volumes on the virtues of these childlike qualities and the space they create in your creative center....
Science has found a way to peer into the creative parts of the brain to answer some questions about creativity. Let me take you there!
I PROMISE- There is a method to my madness, a reason I encourage you to do some writing every day. Daily writing makes a significant difference in the way your brain works and facilitate you building in your own "onboard assistant in your brain." In the study detailed below, they found that the novice writers who were participating were watching their stories like a film inside their heads, while the experienced writers are narrating it with an “inner voice.”
THIS STUDY SUPPORTS MY REFERENCES to "The Inner Writer" in my work with others. I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts you have an Inner Writer, too. The article says that when the two groups started to write, another set of differences emerged, as well!
Deep inside the brains of expert writers, a region called the “caudate nucleus” becomes active. In the novices,...
A friend of mine has been working on his novel for years but has yet to complete it. “I just get bogged down,” he told me recently. “I don’t know where the story is going.”
Does this sound familiar?
Many potential writers have partial manuscripts lying around. I say potential because an unfinished manuscript is nothing more than a good idea—and unless you’re Nora Roberts or Tom Clancy, the only thing a good idea is good for is collecting dust.
I guess you know your book will never sell from the bottom shelf of your nightstand, right?
I do not doubt that you have a worthy idea! We all have good ideas. The question is how to turn that brilliant concept for the next bestselling novel into a complete manuscript?
Some writers manage to get their novels down by writing as they go, a process called pantsing (referring to writing by the seat of their pants). But this doesn’t work for everyone. If it did, there would be no such...
Statistics reveal that almost 80% of women suffer from some hormonal imbalance resulting in a slew of physical and mental health challenges.
Menopause? Pregnancy? ‘That’ time of the month?
The truth is, our hormones contribute continually to numerous functions in the body, including heart rate, body temperature, blood quality, respiration, and bone health. It is nearly impossible to separate hormones from overall physical health.
Hormones do more than keep our bodies fully functional. They are our internal GPS. They help us tap into our very best self-confident, centered, radiating good health, in alignment with our authentic being. It is no secret that we can tap into this Inner Goddess. All we need to do is sync up our hormonal blueprint and let it guide the way!
When our hormones are out of whack, everything is affected. Symptoms range from acne,...
Six Ways to Deepen Your Spiritual Relationship to Nature
Do you love spending time in the natural world? Do you love how you feel when you’re with trees, mountains, rivers, and animals, even if you don’t know why? If so, you’ve probably had a wide range of experiences. If you’re like me, on some days, you go for a walk or run and you’re barely aware of the world around you. Your mind runs along its usual channels and before you know it, you’re back at the car.
But on other days, something extraordinary happens. You’re walking along and all of a sudden you notice a tree—really notice it—and it’s a revelation. A deep peace emanates from it and settles into you. Or, you’re sitting in a secluded spot and you realize: I’m no different from that rock, that tree, that herd of deer. Everything feels right in the world. Then you become aware of the...
Writing frees the flow that will bring forth your gold!
Good writing is always about something. Write the argument of your book in a sentence, then stretch that out to a paragraph, and then to a one-page outline. After that, write a table of contents to help guide you as you write, then break each chapter into a few sections. Think of your book as a beginning, middle, and end. Anything more complicated will get you lost.
John Grisham began his writing career as a lawyer and new dad — in other words, he was swamped. Nonetheless, he got up an hour or two early every morning and wrote a page a day. After a couple of years, he had a novel. A...