The Artist's Way: (Link)
I have written almost 50 pages in the past 3 weeks. 50 pages of thoughts, hopes and dreams. It’s changing me. I have been experiencing sadness, grief, joy, profound joy, and anger. So much anger. Anger for wasted time, anger for listening to the wrong people who had jealousy and spite in their hearts, anger for all the shunned attempts to compliment and care for me, anger at myself, anger at the world, anger that I am angry. You get the picture. Anger is a sign that your body and mind are in two different places. Anger is not meant to be acted out; it is meant to be acted upon. When you are angry it's a sign that you are in need of action, hastily. Let’s learn to focus that anger into powerful energy together.
I have started painting and not caring about the result. I am posting everything on the web for you guys to look at. (If anyone’s reading LOL)
Week 3 of The Artist’s Way is full of tumultuous painful memories. Julia takes us through the entire spectrum of life, from childhood to adulthood, looking at things you may never have revisited before. It’s pretty jarring to be remembering harsh criticisms from parents, instructors, and strangers, and then writing letters to them in your daily journal. BUT, it’s pretty cathartic, and eye-opening. It’s making my brain creatively potent, forcing new pathways and acceptance of trauma.
You may be holding you back because of something a stranger said to you once in passing. They may not even remember this moment, but for you it’s a creative block preventing you from exuding the creative spirit of the universe.
Try the Artist’s Way, see what happens. I dare you!