Welcome Spring! And Welcome to another week of creative recovery and writing focus.
We are in the throws of Week 12 of The Artist’s Way. This week’s tasks focus us on Recovering a Sense of Faith. In this final week, we acknowledge the inherently mysterious spiritual hearts of creativity. We address the fact that creativity requires receptivity and profound trust — capacities we have developed through our work in this course. We set our creative aims and take a special look at last-minute sabotage. We renew our commitment to the use of the tools.
Again, we’ll be looking at Trusting, Mystery, The Imagination At Play, and Escape Velocity. If you haven’t checked out the readings in The Artist’s Way, I highly encourage you to do so.
This week’s Tasks:
1. Write down any resistance, angers, and fears you have about going on from here. We all have them.
2. Take a look at your current areas of procrastination. What are the payoffs in your waiting? Locate the hidden fears. Do a list on paper.
3. Sneak a peek back at Week One, Core Negative Beliefs (page 30). Laugh. Yes, the nasty critters are still there. Note your progress. Read yourself the affirmations on pages 36 and 37. Write some affirmations about your continued creativity as you end the course.
4. Mend any mending.
That’s all for this week.
Remember Next Tuesday is our next Workshop at the North Bend Library Meeting Room. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please RSVP if you plan to be there so I may plan accordingly. Certain exercises don’t work with certain numbers. So, it’s always helpful to me from a planning and logistical point to know how many folks will be there. Be sure to bring some work to exchange. Feedback is one of the most critical things we can receive from SnoValley Writes! participation. As always, be sure to bring something to write on/with (notebook & pen, or laptop).
Don’t forget, we have three separate writing cafes
for you to set aside writing time and network with other local authors. Plan on attending at least one this week.
And now your moment of Writing Zen:
“Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music — the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.” ~Henry Miller.
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