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Dealing with Negative Feelings and Increasing Creativity

I’m taking the WINS writing course and it really focuses on creativity and ways to get your writing to flow. SARK states that one of the things that blocks creativity is not dealing with our negative feelings like loneliness, anger, frustration, sadness, etc. She said that they are a little bit like children and really just need some care and tenderness.

3PHSARK has this process called 3 Part Harmony and in part 1 you list all of your negative feelings and then, without pause, you write about why you have those feelings or what those feelings are about. It is a type of cleansing ritual.

The funny thing is that I had a very similar ritual when I was in high school. If something was bothering me I would just write and write and write. I would do a type of “feelings dump” on the page. When I was finished I would set it on fire and release it to the universe. (In case you’re concerned, we had a wood stove and I burned my letters in there, I wasn’t just randomly setting fires around the property.)

I hadn’t done this type of “feelings dump” in years. I guess once I no longer had a safe way to dispose/ burn my negative thoughts, I just kept them inside instead :(. Or maybe I got better at sharing them with friends, at one point I had a best friend that I could share anything with. And when he was gone, well, when you don’t see your best friend every day, you start to keep things to yourself.

Over the last few years I’ve kept a lot of negative feelings to myself. And instead of tending to them or letting them out or letting them be heard I ignored them or reasoned with them. Feelings don’t respond well to reason. Yesterday, I released them.

When I first started writing I talked about sadness and loneliness and frustration but once the topic turned to anger, the tears started flowing. Boy, was I angry. I had no idea I was so angry. I’ve had some challenges but I thought I was dealing with them and getting past them. But it was great to get those feelings out. I felt physically lighter afterwards.

Once I was finished writing I folded up the paper, addressed it to God and the universe, signed it love Gwen, and burned the paper in a tin can on my deck. It was cathartic and cleansing and if it can help get my creativity flowing, I’m on board. Of course it is not a one trick pony, you have to keep doing it, you have to keep looking after your feelings and listening to them and letting them out. Tomorrow there may be new ones or the same ones. They still need to be heard until they don’t.

So for a while I will try to create a daily ritual but eventually I am hoping that it will be a less frequent occurrence.

How do you let your feelings out? Do you share them with someone special? Do you journal? Do you shout them from the rooftops? I’d love to hear your process.

September Challenge

Challenge ClockFaceI have done a rash thing and I have joined SARK’s WINS program. I wrote about listening to SARK for the first time a few days ago. She told me that we all have an inner-wise self who we can access and who will help us regain our personal power. Well, upon learning more about SARK, I found out that she also has a program called Write It Now with SARK or WINS for short.

I have tossed around the idea of writing a book for a while now. Recently I have been thinking about writing a book within the “How-to” genre but I have always wanted to write children’s stories too. Well the time to take it more seriously is now.

I’ve spent $300 of my unemployment cheque and signed up for her 3 month course. I think it is going to be about so much more than just writing and I’m really excited for this opportunity. It is going to be with a group of like-minded (or similar-minded) individuals who will provide support, love and encouragement. There will be topics on everything from creation techniques to publishing ideas and I’m going to learn as much as I can.

In addition to that I am going to write.

My challenge for September is to write at least 1 hour/ day, every day. That’s not much, just one measly hour. Of course I will be following the course too, but what is the purpose of taking a course on writing if you aren’t actually writing. I’m not going to frame out any topics here, I’m going to see where things take me. But for September I am going to write more than I ever have!!

Wish me luck!!

A Message from my Inner-Wise Self

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I watched a video from SARK, Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy, you can find it on her website AwakenWithSark.com. She promises to help me (and anyone else who watches her videos) to connect with my (their) personal power. I haven’t read any of her books but my sister has so I decided why not, what have I got to lose?

I recommend watching it. Maybe you won’t believe that you can connect with your inner-wise self, maybe you won’t even believe that you have one. But I believe that I have something inside of me that can help me. I believe that I can access an inner peace and inner joy if I can find the right key. I believe that I can live a life of passion and worth. I seem to be having trouble finding the key though. I’m hoping that her program will help me.

The big thing that she has you do during this video is write a note to yourself from your inner-wise self. Recently, yesterday as a matter of fact, I had a bit of a revelation that I often don’t feel like I am enough. I don’t feel like I know enough or am smart enough, I don’t feel like I am talented enough, I don’t feel like I am skinny enough, attractive enough, nice enough. I don’t feel like I am enough. I try to quiet my inner self critic but it doesn’t always work. So today I am enlisting the help of my inner-wise self to help me silence my inner self critic. Here is the letter my inner-wise self wrote to me:

Ah, my beauty, I miss you and love you. You are enough! Even when you feel less than, know that you are enough. You are beautiful and wise and you can do whatever you want to do. Don’t be afraid to shine, don’t be afraid to expose your inner thoughts and beauty. Those who love you like I do love every part of you and they will always be there. You are not alone. I am with you, in your heart, soul and spirit. I am your hand to hold when you need it. Embrace me like I do you. For you are enough.

I’m looking forward to the follow-up videos. They promise to help me find my creative dream courage. They promise to help my creativity flow. I would like that. And I would like to find my personal power for I seem to have lost it along the way.

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