I have never considered myself a “writer”. I have no formal training, no diploma that anoints me to this sanctioned post.
As I prepare for my first ever writing retreat I discover to my surprise I am a writer. Writing has been a longtime companion often under lock and key in a private world of diaries and journals.
Writing is an expression of my soul. What certificate is needed for our soul to speak?
One writing assignment to prepare for my“write a bestseller in a weekend” workshop (it usually takes a weekend to write a blog!) asks us to begin writing on…
What I am meant to do with my writing.
These are some of the words that come through.
Does your voice really matter? Does it really count? Do you have the strength and confidence to make a difference in the world?
You identify with doubt but it is simply something you cling to in order to keep from experiencing the majesty of your truth. It is a security blanket, warm and comfortable. But doubt is not the truth of who you are.
Doubt hides your truth, even from you. For there is fear in being seen.
Every time you allowed your truth to shine you were hurt. Your light had to dampen. It was not safe to shine.
Doubt is the dimming.
Doubt began as a warm, grey coat you put on for protection. But it wove itself into the fabric of your being, undermining your instincts, clouding your perceptions.
If the light of your truth was too bright for others, the natural response was to go dim to survive.
Doubt was a way to handle your light. That is all it is. A way to cope. A brilliant strategy but not your truth.
It is time to remove the cloak of doubt.
Is that even possible? Where would it go? How will I feel safe?
To be safe is a fundamental need. We continually look for security outside of ourself. We look in our bank accounts, we look to our partners.
We do not want our beliefs threatened for they are the bedrock of our safety net. Like with doubt. It limits you but the thought of living without it is unsettling.
Where will you hide? How will you live if you are exposed, naked and seen? That can feel more frightening than doubt.
Yet true safety, true security, will not be found until we are stripped naked of hiding places.
It is the paradox of spiritual law. To be safe we must leave what we have relied on for security for it has held captive our soul.
Our minds have dominated our consciousness for centuries. Laws have risen rooted in science and reason. Prove it says the mind. Show me and it succumbs.
The paradox of spiritual law makes no sense to the logic of mind for Spirit is not of the mind. It cannot be governed by its laws.
As our spiritual consciousness evolves our laws and beliefs must shift.
The laws that govern our soul need to be understood to offer guidance and direction.
It is time to take off the cloak.