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 If the world might come crashing down around our heads at any moment, then we might really need the out-of-date jackets stored in the basement, or the pants that fit us but don’t look nice, or the itchy wool sweaters in the trunk in the attic.
Fear energy produces hoarding: a sense that we better hang on to what we have in case we ever need it. This ‘just-in-case’ energy sometimes goes hand in hand with a sense that perhaps we are not entitled to new clothes, but must wear the same blazer for twenty years because it still fits and there’s nothing wrong with it. Or the fear that if we let go of those skis that we haven’t used in ten years, we will be unable to replace them if we should ever decide to ski again.
Fearful clutter is extremely heavy energy. It weighs you down, carrying with it as it does a sense of impending doom. This is difficult energy to write in, as it is very earthbound. Divine creative energy is joyful and light and it knows that the world is a magical place where all needs will be met. Feel the difference?
I can hear the voices already arguing with me, saying that in fact the world is not a safe and magical place. It’s possible to play with this concept without shifting the vibration of your entire life. Try this simple activity: Find a truly beautiful, uplifting space. This could be a nearby park, the gardens on an old estate, a quiet nook in an art museum, or a scenic overlook. Choose a place that is NOT in your own home. Pack up your laptop, legal pad, or whatever you like to write in. Go visit this space. Spend some time just being there, and then, when you are ready, begin to write. Notice how you feel in this lovely space. Notice how your writing flows. Notice how you surprise yourself.
Then, for your next writing adventure, choose the most cluttered & messy place you know. This could be a discount clothing store, your own basement or the overflow room in your house where everything gets dumped, or a friend’s overstuffed kitchen. Do the exact same thing. First, experience the energy of the place you have chosen. Then, write. Notice what happens and how it feels.
As you try these activities, notice what messages you receive about your own space. What does your spirit need you to do? If you’re not sure, just keep the question in the back of your mind until the answers come.
As always, I’m here if you need me.