Part 2: Fear Energy
Yesterday we discussed the energy of ego: competition, envy, and insecurity, and how it affects your writing life. Today, let’s look at the second thing that might be hiding in your stuff—the energy of fear. When we accumulate belongings due to the vibration of fear, we are essentially saying that we don’t believe the universe is a safe place. If the world might come crashing down around our heads at any moment, then we might really need the out-of-date jackets stored in the basement, or the pants that fit us but don’t look nice, or the itchy wool sweaters in the trunk in the attic. Continue reading
Part 1: Ego Energy
Ever wonder why so many self-help books and articles suggest that you remove the clutter in your life? It’s not the things themselves that you need to remove, although there is something to that, rather it is primarily the energy of the excess belongings that interferes with a spirit-centered life. So, what’s hiding in your stuff? And why does all that stuff hurt, rather than help, you? Continue reading
Imagine sinking into a bubble bath—easing down into hot, fragrant water full of bubbles. A glass of chardonnay rests on the small table next to the rug, Mozart plays softly, and only candles light the room. For the next hour you have nowhere to go and nothing to do except to be here, soaking away the stress of the day and embracing the sensual healing of your bath.
Now imagine that, just as you sink down into the hot tub, the doorbell rings.
Each of us has spaces in our lives: compartments that hold the different hats that we wear. Each of the significant parts of your life is a space that you enter and leave at will. Continue reading
Creative juice flows from the well of the inner you, from the part of you that is always connected to the source of light and life in the universe. It is from the well of creativity that ideas and words flow, a sense of boundless energy and abundance arises, and an immense sense of well-being expands until it fills your life.
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Ready to step into your creativity in a whole new way? Try writing with your eyes closed.
For this activity, it helps to have some quiet mediation music on. Continue reading
Sometimes the problem is not that you can’t find the time for something you want to do, as we discussed yesterday, but rather that the time is not now. This kind of timing is best recognized after the fact. Have you ever said, “Oh, I really wanted that! But if I had gotten it when I first asked for it, I wouldn’t have been able to cope with it?”
Divine timing steps into play when we are working along a path to a life purpose, such as being a successful and widely published author. Continue reading
In Part 1, we looked at some reasons for not acting: not entering contests, not sending your work out to editors and agents, not doing whatever next step your mind is telling you is the right one. In Part 2, we continue the exploration of inactivity with a look at another common cause of procrastination: timing.
Timing blocks can be your problem, or they can be divine guidance disguised as your problem. Let’s explore what human timing challenges look like, and then we’ll consider how you can tell when the guidance comes from above.
Last week we explored two possible reasons for your procrastination, or inactivity. There are many more. Here’s an activity to help you figure out what is hiding beneath your lack of action, in whatever domain that might be. Continue reading
- Failure to send in an article query by the deadline.
- Watching contest deadlines come and go.
- Not picking up the phone to schedule a workshop or speaking engagement.
- Accumulating a few rejections and not sending the manuscript back out.
Whenever we fail to act, even though our minds are telling us that we should act, our inner wisdom may be trying to teach us something. Often, the hidden lesson is more powerful and more valuable than the outcomes of any contest could be. So, let’s dig. Continue reading
Are You Open or Closed?
Many of us go through the universe wearing CLOSED signs around our necks. Without consciously choosing to do so, we have shut down the part of us that is truly present to our own lives. We are physically there, but emotionally and/or spiritually we are not.
If you are in the company of such a person, it is often obvious. These people may talk about themselves without ever being truly interested in hearing about your life in return. Oh, they may ask about you, but the minute you begin to answer you can tell from the glazed look or outward focused attention that they have just stepped out of the energetic space of the conversation.
If you are the one who steps out, you may find yourself interrupting the person you are talking to, or thinking about your own stuff while they are talking–listening to them only in the context of you. This quality of fake attention is easy to spot.
Why is this important and how does it connect to your writing? Continue reading