Why Write?

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ― Anaïs Nin

When we value our individual talents, rather than strive to be one with the masses, we contribute to the diversity of our society. When we can find balance and honor ourselves, we lose the need to constantly consume “stuff” in order to feel normal or happy. Our world is rapidly changing; more and more of us are finding that “business as usual” no longer works. We are at a point in our history where it’s imperative that we trust our intuition and innate creativity in order to survive.

If we believe our own vision and drive are valid, then we naturally want to take care of our world. If we feel that our ideas matter, then the desire to do “good” becomes even more powerful. My intention for Writing the Energetic Body is to explore coping with change, healing, and taking responsibility for our selves, our society, and our planet, through creativity and the creative process.

“It is a heroic challenge indeed, to identify our programs and rewrite them all while continuing to live our lives – yet this is the task of healing.”  ~Anodea Judith

The point in using the chakras as a backbone for writing is that the chakras are connected to memories, emotions, and physical experiences – they are like processors of specific experiences. Most people think of writing as a “mind” activity – but to really access true information we must connect with the body – the body is where we hold our emotions. Really, by connecting with the body, we connect with the whole mind, not just from the neck up.

How many times have we stopped ourselves from feeling because it wasn’t a good “time” for that feeling to surface. Maybe we were at a meeting at work, or we just had to “get through the holidays” or “through the end of the semester” before dealing with the illness, break up, divorce, etc. Our bodies remember the feelings, even after the mind (the head) forgets.

If enough feelings get stuffed, our chakras get blocked, and our bodies may also begin to malfunction.

The chakras contain programs – some of which we don’t have languages for yet. They give and receive information. By letting words roll out, we can find the language. The words don’t even have to (seemingly) make sense together, we can just write what is revealed.

So, we will notice our bodies, hopefully open to what emotions arise, and get the chance to express ourselves through writing.

Besides being incredibly empowering – writing is fun. Why not write?

Want to write? Want some guidance?

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