The first thing to know is that the sticky spots are where the gold is buried. Where you feel anger or pain or frustration or shame or insecurity or envy—these are the places where the playground is waiting for you and where the healing is ready to take place.
Uncomfortable emotions are the best teachers we have at this time in our collective human lives (although that may soon be changing). These uncomfortable emotions motivate us to grow, because we get tired of experiencing them. So, as the first step, answer these questions in writing or aloud:
- I get angry when
- I am afraid to
- I am deeply frustrated by
- I am procrastinating
- The part that feels stuck is
Congratulations! You have just identified some of the sticky spots in your soul journey, your growth points. And did some of the answers actually connect with writing? If your answers came from another playground in your life, then those are spirit lessons, too.
Together in this blog we will explore these sticky wickets—the typical patterns of pain, the swampy places of a writer’s life. I invite you to join the conversation. Argue with me, talk back, ask questions. Most of all, send me your situations. We can learn from each other. Visit the The Creativity Coaching Corner page to talk about what’s going on with you, or email me via the Contact Alix page. If you tell me what’s stuck for you, I will help you unpack it and then we all can learn from your example.