Have you ever felt… lost?
Like your whole world seems to be crumbling around you and you’re just trapped in the chaotic mess, looking for a way to get a handle on things again? Like you don’t even know who you are anymore?
You try to figure out what’s going on. You journal on it, say affirmations and meditate. You pray and ask the Universe to help you.
You feel depressed. Anxious. Resentful.
Everything around you stirs the pain inside you.
This goes on for days. Sometimes weeks. Even months. At worst, it goes on for years.
And the crazy thing is, there was always a solution. An answer sitting right under your nose. An answer so simple you ignored it all along, telling yourself there were better, more important things for you to be focusing your time on.
The answer, my friend, is to WRITE.
To work on your story. To spend time putting words on the page.
This is your soulwork.
It’s the fuel your soul needs to feel alive, to feel free, to feel happy and fulfilled.
And when you feel stuck, lost, depressed, anxious, resentful or any other negative emotion, it almost always comes down to you not doing your soulwork.
For some INSANE reason, when life chaos happens or we start feeling negative emotions, our creative work is the first thing we abandon in pursuit of an outside solution we think will fix things. We chase shiny objects, looking for the fix.
But the answer was inside you the whole time.
You just have to write. Work on your story. Spend time using your creativity and imagination.
And I promise you, when you do, all that other shit will drop away.
You’ll no longer feel depressed, anxious, resentful or anything else. The life chaos might still be there, but your feelings about it and perspective on it will have shifted.
You’ll feel filled up; refueled; ready for anything.
Whenever I find myself experiencing those emotions–which is unusual for me–nine times out of 10 I haven’t been doing my soulwork.
And in those moments, when I choose to show up to the page and give my soul what it needs to thrive, everything is better. I remember who I am. I know what I’m here for. I’ve returned home. I’m at peace.
This is why you must write every day.
It’s not just about creating a habit of it or doing it daily because that’s what pro writers do. It’s about giving yourself what you need to thrive, to be happy, to live a life of purpose and ease and freedom.
Everything else gets easier when you’re feeding your soul. Everything bad becomes a learning experience, and everything good becomes a bonus; a cherry on top of an already amazing sundae.
Now you’re doing what’s actually required for you to feel all the things you want to feel; the love, the happiness, the joy, the freedom, the ease, the flow…
Because doing your soulwork makes your life work. Period.
And when you can get on board with THAT, and commit to THAT purpose, and show up every day and do your writing for the mere reason that it will transform the way you feel inside–and, therefore, what you experience on the outside–that’s when writing will become automatic for you.
You won’t not be able to do it. You’ll sit down and write without even thinking about it, because that purpose, that desire to feel the way you want to feel, will burn through anything that might come up to try and get in the way: excuses, reasons, life chaos, all of it.
Dream life or bust,
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