"I don't feel like writing"
"I don't know what to write about"
"Nothing I write is going to make a difference anyway...others are saying it better than I am"
All of those things were actually bullshit because what they really mean is "I'm afraid".
**Newsflash!!!** I Am Sick and Tired of Being Afraid...so today I did something about it.
With the help of the Elements I had a little talk with that voice.
Earth is the physical realm and teaches us the importance of creating a sacred container for our life experiences, honoring body wisdom and standing in our own power. The card I got was Foundations which asks where do I need to stregthen my foundations before moving onto the next layer of growth?
With my favorite excavation tool (my journal) I dug through my inner world back to other times when my writing wasn't valued. I can still hear a voice telling me 'do your best work or don't do it at all.'
And there it was...an impossible perfectionist standard (Everything I write has to be great).
Its no wonder I struggle to write with that built into the foundation!
The problem with that line of thinking is I'll never get to the good writing if I keep the words all bottled up. That goes for everything you and I do in life...we'll never be good at (writing, art, etc) by not doing it until we're good. We have to move through the newbie stage again and again. Perhaps we'll see glimpses of the good stuff on the way to let us know we're going in the right direction. We have to keep moving forward. I put on some music to move and get that stuck energy out of my foundation and now the words are flowing as I'm writing to share this experience with you!
I invite you to connect with a dream or goal you're finding it hard to get moving on and ask 'where do I need to streghthen my foundations to get some forward momentum?' Then put on a piece of music and get the energy moving in your body. And leave a comment on Facebook of how that works for you.