Chakra, Body Wisdom, and Writing

How to write? What if I’ve never written before?

No worries! The writing prompts and movement are geared to stimulate the chakra we are focusing on. I will ask you to write for a specific period of time. During the writing period, the only requirement of you is to write until time is up.

There is no wrong way to do this. You may write any way you like. Don’t worry about grammar, spelling, or punctuation. They do not matter here. I always go back to what my first creative writing teacher Suzanne McConnell (and many teachers after her)* taught me—there is only one rule, keep your hand(s) moving. If you feel stuck, keep writing anyway. Try going back to the prompt and write it out until other words arise, then write those—or, repeat the last word you wrote again and again until new words appear—or, write, “I am stuck,” or “I can’t think of anything,” as long as you keep your hand moving. Writing is physical, the words will move through your body and come out of your hand—just keep it moving.

Join me on May 1st for three weeks of writing and exploring the chakras.

Register for Writing the Energetic Body here.

During a bodywork session this morning, my massage therapist Tessabella (check her out – she’s amazing) suggested I make a video about my workshop—so here is my homegrown Writing the Energetic Body video invitation . . .

How to write? What if I’ve never written before?

No worries! The writing prompts and movement are geared to stimulate the chakra we are focusing on. I will ask you to write for a specific period of time. During the writing period, the only requirement of you is to write until time is up.

There is no wrong way to do this. You may write any way you like. Don’t worry about grammar, spelling, or punctuation. They do not matter here. I always go back to what my first creative writing teacher Suzanne McConnell (and many teachers after her)* taught me—there is only one rule, keep your hand(s) moving. If you feel stuck, keep writing anyway. Try going back to the prompt and write it out until other words arise, then write those—or, repeat the last word you wrote again and again until new words appear—or, write, “I am stuck,” or “I can’t think of anything,” as long as you keep your hand moving. Writing is physical, the words will move through your body and come out of your hand—just keep it moving.

holy hand chakra - Shiva

I hope that some of the writing you do here opens you up to going deeper and perhaps inspires you to write a personal essay, a story, a poem, or to explore some recurring themes in your life.  At the very least, writing is communication, and, if you can write the truth, then you are deepening your relationship with your Self.

Mostly, I invite you to have fun! I am looking forward to seeing creative energies flowing. Although the prompts are linked in some way to the chakras, I encourage you to let go and just write whatever comes to you.

Click here to learn more and register for the class. Also, you may contact me at sacredfolly@gmail.com.

* Natalie Goldberg wrote an entire book about “keeping the hand moving”. It’s called Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within. It’s definitely worth checking out!

  1. A fascinating video. It’s always so refreshing to hear people talk about the spiritual life and the ways of moving along the path, and you have such an obvious passion for the subject. I look forward to learning from you. James.

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    1. Thanks, James. Life is a journey – and I do the best I can to be embodied during the trip! So much to learn as we go. Peace, Holly.

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