Unfold Fear to Open Flow
Anyone can unfold the fears associated with creative work. Writing, painting, and dancing have their associated issues. How many people dread misspelling words? Or, spilling expensive oil paint? Or dropping a partner in a deep turn on the ballroom floor? The fastest way to squash fear is attending lectures, seminars, webinars, and other events. When creatives gather, fears begin to melt. Kindness is contagious and courage grows. Looking for a webinar series that enriches your writing practice.
See Creases as Experiences
Dwelling on mistakes – or the creases found when unfolding – gets us nowhere fast. Instead, use pitfalls, pratfalls, and painful experiences as raw material. Build from them. Learn why the incident or issue occurred by free-writing in your journal. Then, when clarity begins to unfold, write from the lesson learned. Create poems, prose, paintings, or poses from the event. In doing so, you will be reframing the problem as a challenge. Moreover, sharing the knowledge you learned can help others identify and resolve their own fears.
Take out your journal. Write numbers 1-25 in a long column. As quickly as you can write every fear or problem that you recall. No one else will read this list, so be honest to help unfold and open. Then, reread it. Next to the item, write a resolution or solution that you can employ. The same resolution may be used repeatedly. If any answer involves attending a conference or webinar, check out the offerings of the International Women’s Writing Guild. There is a listing for in-person and online events. See here: https://www.iwwg.org/events/
Here’s to growing your flow in 2019,