Posts Tagged "Fear"

My Master Plan, 2-Minute Writing, Day 2

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Live Your True Nature, True Nature Expression, Writing | 0 comments

I’m part of a 21 day writing circle with Adela Rubio. She’s a master at these writing circles (and so much more). If you missed my personal post Staring Fear Head On, Writing Beyond, click here.

Day 2, 1/2/17, Prompt: My Master Plan

My Master Plan is still somewhat of a mystery. I haven’t completed all 7 steps of successful people and created a business plan an followed it to a T. How much orchestration do I have in the symphony of this plan? Will the curtain part revealing this masterpiece? Must I painstakingly tune my instrument and practice for hours daily? May I follow my spirit and joy, leading me, like breadcrumbs to a next key to unlock the subsequent piece to be played in this grand concerto?

I’d love to see your writing in the comments below if you are so called. And to play bigger join us at the Big Shifts Writing Project

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Staring Fear Head On, Writing Beyond. Day 1

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in Live Your True Nature, True Nature Expression, Writing | 0 comments

I had fear of writing before I did my first writing circle with Adela Rubio. The thought of writing (even years after getting through graduate school and teaching English to speakers of Other Languages) instantly threw me into my childhood blank page panic of a deer frozen in the headlights, not knowing which way to run. Run was what I was supposed to do, right!? It certainly seemed easier than staring down that empty page that stared back as I wondered where to start. I think I would have taken more action if a car had been hurtling down the road straight for me. That certainly would have given me something to write about and no time for perfection. Essentially Adela was that speeding car. She offered a fun and often poignant writing prompt and limited time (2-4 minutes), which curbed the prowess of my perfectionist filter. Perhaps so, but I still stood stark naked and vulnerable. It seemed Adela had me in mind when she named our first group Naked Writers. Who knew it might actually be easier to write in the buff. It’s powerful to put words on paper and then speak them to others (on the writing call). This form of creative expression with a twist gave me new voice. It was as if I had unhooked my body bra, freeing my true essence. Fast forward 6 years or so and I’m still writing with Adela, baring more and more. Today is the first of a 21 day circle with my writing sisters. I’ll include my 2 minute writings here. Feel free to join in writing as you are called, especially if it scares you.

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Day 1, 1/1/17, Prompt: Mystery Calls

Mystery calls. Hear it echo over the land, ricocheting off the canyon walls. Mystery goes deep, yet it breathes expansive possibilities. Mystery. The word seems dark in nature to me, filled with fear and anxiety. What if I gave it new clothes? Imagine it shimmering with promise—a designer dress just for me, with the freedom to dance, flowing with grace, in all the comfort of pajamas.

I’d love to read your 2-minute writings if you wish to share in the comments below.

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Take Fear’s Hand and Fly

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Adventure, Live Your True Nature | 0 comments

Got Fear? It seems to be up for many. Is it time to acknowledge it, tell it you know it’s along for the ride but it’s not the pilot of your plane? What if Fear went and relaxed in first class? Granted it probably won’t just sleep through the trip; it might be that one needy customer demanding one thing after another. It doesn’t really mean to make your life difficult. It just wants you to stay “safe” and keep your plane grounded. But you’ve got places to go and experiences to have. Take Fear’s hand and tell it to hold on for another ride of its life. There will likely be some turbulence but it will be worth it when you are experiencing the glory of the sky, the beauty of your life as you’re choosing to live once fear is demoted from pilot or co-pilot to passenger. One breath at at a time!

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