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.
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