Relational Power of Writing

Ever resonate so well with what you are reading that it actually makes you feel uplifted, inspired, a little less alone? That is one of my favorite things about the power of words. Words help us relate to one another, not just face to face, but across time and space.

Writing is power.

Earlier today I shared a post from my friend Robert Alvarez’s blog, This is Who I AM, regarding prosperity consciousness. He implores us to recognize and use what we have at hand right now to bring Light into the world.

He says in “Prosperous Minds Lead to Prosperous Lives: Using What You Have…”:

Now more than ever, we must radiate and reflect our Light. The American novelist and short-story writer, Edith Wharton once said, ‘There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.’ We have both the right and the responsibility to be both the candle and the mirror.

I am sharing this because his writing got me excited, uplifted, and inspired. To be honest, I’d been in a funk for a while—but in recent days Robert has been sharing his thoughts and they have brought sunshine to my heart and mind. He didn’t send me money, or flowers, or gifts, he just wrote what was going on for him and I strongly related.

His words spoke to me and I felt better!

I am mother earth? (if not now, at some point you will be, hey?)

Writing is a gift. The gift is especially meaningful when it comes from a place of deep honesty and the real need to communicate. It’s wonderful when we can trust the writer and open our imaginations to new worlds, scenarios, perspectives, and stories.

Realize that we are engaging in a form of conversation with every writer even if they are long gone— your imagination engaged with the writer’s words probably is a very different vision than anyone else’s.

How many times have you seen a movie after reading the book only to be disappointed? The director had a different vision than you.

Or, how many times have you read a book at one time in your life, and then read it again only to get something out of it that was completely different from the first experience? Years later, your perspectives have most likely shifted (and had probably shifted as a result of reading the book).

Often, to write powerfully, even if only for ourselves, we have to move past what we “think” we should write.

Have you ever asked yourself what your fears are about writing?

You don’t have to share your work with anyone, but if you are “dying” to tell a story and are afraid, chances are there is a part of you that is suffering for not letting it out.

  • Are you ready to let go of your intellectual understanding of what is “socially acceptable writing” and allow yourself to really say what you need to say?
  • Are you ready to let writing move through your body, into your energetic being, and trust what it’s saying to you?
  • Are you ready to release memories (or make up new ones), blocks, and sticky spots?
  • Are you ready for non-judgmental feedback, compassionate communication, and encouragement?

If you said “yes” to any of the questions above, then you are ready to participate in Writing the Energetic Body.

The next workshop is happening now. . To learn more about the class, check out Writing the Energetic Body.

To directly register, click to register for Writing the Energetic Body – Shedding Inhibition Workshop .

If you have any questions, please contact me directly.

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Holly hails from an illustrious lineage of fortune tellers, yogis, folk healers, troubadours and poets of the fine and mystical arts. Shape-shifting Tantric Siren of the Lunar Mysteries, she surfs the ebbs and flows of the multiverse on the Pure Sound of Creation. Her alchemy is Sacred Folly — revolutionary transformation through Love, deep play, Beauty, and music.

6 thoughts on “Relational Power of Writing

  1. Being dyslexic and having ADD is having an untamed animal for a brain, a nice pet that entertains me , sometimes this animal is even a mode of transportation, I often don’t know where we’re going or exactly how to get there, it can be fun.

    I read articles that take about ten to twenty minutes to read , I start reading books and I never finish them . If I start a book there is an enormous chance that i will not finish it. I have started quite a few very good books! I get something out of it, it’s like a window of opportunity! Read a chapter or two and jump around a bit from chapter to chapter. ..and Whallah! I took a bite out of that book like it was an apple that disappeared unfinished!

    I love to write. especially lyrics. I’ve been writing some comedy scripts lately! stay tuned, I hope the world dosn’t end this year because I am going to do battle with my wild untamed animal this year and come up with something so refined and innovative , something that is a culmination of every major project I ever started and actually completed.

    I read an article about Caspar Hauser back in the 1980’s and it intrigued and stirred my imagination.The article was in the Peoples Almanac. Later in life I excitedly rented a movie called “The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser” and was so disappointed , I don’t have a problem finishing movies, not at all, but that one was GONGED! It was Awful! To this day no one has made a definitive movie about the phenomenon of Kaspar. The one in my head is the only one that exists for me.


    1. Wooden – I would love to be an actress in one of your plays!

      I have read many books – just haven’t finished written any – yet! I have a lot of unfinished paintings, too. My writing workshop is one of the firs things i have completed without an entire ensemble of people (a band, a group – though it takes a group to happen) – and you were one of my first testers!

      I love your songs!


  2. Holly, my apologies for not commenting on this post sooner. Once again, I must begin with “WOW!” And once again, you wrote something that was beautiful, powerful and Sacred. I especially loved your insight that a motion picture director had a different vision than the one who read the novel on which the motion picture is based. That shall help me be more caring and patient to said director! And, as always, you honor me greatly, and I AM most thankful.


      1. Absolutely, Holly! I have a wonderful friend who happens to be a born-again Christian. Years ago, she told me that compassion means “to enter into another’s suffering.” All these years later, my immediate reaction to that is, “Screw that!” And yet, there are times when I need to enter into another’s suffering, if only briefly, so that I can connect with that other person on a deeper level. And, more often than not, so that I offer greater Sacred Service to my clients, students and friends.


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