The first article in this series involved looking more deeply at how the inner critic can sabotage our writing efforts, and the beginnings of how we can work with it effectively to harness that vital life force for our benefit.
Now let’s look more deeply at the anxiety or fear that can arise related to what might pop out on the page.
Sometimes, this fear this is an extension of the inner critic, only more fierce. Sometimes we get startled by what drops out the end of our pen, and the surprise isn’t a good one. We recognize something about ourselves that puts us in a bad light. We tap into something dark and are frightened by the story it wants to tell.
There are different variations on a theme here, but all of them require courage and willingness to go deeper.
Are you willing to investigate the inner cogs and wheels of your beliefs, motivations, survival mechanisms, and coping strategies? Do you have the courage to find out who you really are, the willingness to investigate why you get the same repeating results and outcomes in your life?
If that last sentence didn’t stop you and you’re still reading… contact me. We may be long lost family.
Back to willingness: this is the place where we allow ourselves to be nervous, anxious, or outright scared — and we keep going anyway. We lean in towards ourselves and listen with more than our ears because there is juice there. We feel it in the pit of our stomach, in the tension between our shoulder blades, as a weight in the mind that we have too often pushed back and out of sight. Perhaps that weight is a dark story from the past still seeking resolution. Perhaps it is a persistent unmet need calling for attention. Maybe the pit in our stomach is the fear that if we give voice to our deepest, truest self we might be called to make some profound life changes… And then how do we lean into that?
Whatever the story — it can hold a tremendous amount of trapped energy that wants to be explored, transformed, and just plain freed up, because ‘scared’ often means we’re keeping a lid on the pot. And sometimes it’s a locked lid with a ton of pressure behind it.
If that’s the case, writing — especially journal writing — can help. A little steam escaping into the pages of a journal can really help to bring that pressure cooker down so that over time, we’re ready to open the lid. But definitely — if there’s fear there, there’s a lot of energy just waiting to be reclaimed if we have the courage to lean in and face it. Maybe not all at once. Maybe in baby steps. That’s ok. Compassion for ourselves and going at our own pace is also part of the journey.
Also, now that we’ve established that we’re long lost family, I want to share with you a most profound source of healing that can help with fear, anxiety, the quest for deeper authenticity and knowing our truest self — and writing — and it’s called The Trivedi Effect®.
There are a lot of holistic healing therapies out there. Many ways people try to navigate personal development, inner growth, and spiritual healing and evolution. Of all the techniques, tactics, practices, and health therapies I’ve tried in my life — and there were many—none of them met the depth of transformation I was seeking. In fact, to really transform, I had to give up techniques, tactics, and practices altogether, for they were a mental construct of “how to get there” that never fully delivered. The only truly, deeply transformational and consciousness raising experiences I’ve been fortunate to have happened as a result of participating in The Trivedi Effect®.
The Trivedi Effect® is Life Force Energy—the energy of nature itself—directed to you from a conduit through thought intention. When we receive this energy, the innate intelligence of it knows exactly what we need, to the depth and breadth that we need it. It is connecting, supportive, and also will prune us where we need to let go of old patterns, beliefs, and ideas.
When we are engaged and actively working on our own behalf to grow and evolve, this energy is a profound guide and support, and will both nurture and prune us appropriately. One doesn’t necessarily need to be a writer or keep a journal if interested in receiving the healing that Life Force Energy Transmissions can bring, however, there is such a lovely dovetailing that can happen between the two that is unlike anything else I have experienced.
The Trivedi Effect® energy lifts my awareness so that I can more fully see and understand myself and the world. Writing about it helps me integrate these new awarenesses, and further clarify within myself the changes I need and want to make in my life. Writing about it helps me to lean in more fully to what wants and needs expression.
The Trivedi Effect® connects me more deeply and fully to my own soul, and my writing is an expression of that. The Trivedi Effect® shows me unequivically who I really am — for better and for worse — and transforms the ‘worse’ towards a higher, more useful potential. If you read my last post on working with the inner critic in writing, that is a prime example of how a ‘worse’ (i.e., the inner critic) can be transformed for a higher purpose. And so it is with all of our less desirable traits and qualities, all of our dark stories and painful pasts.
The Trivedi Effect® purifies us. Our journal is a record of our transformation, and equally, an active part of that transformation as we lean in to question, observe, acknowledge, and know ourselves more fully. In this way, journaling becomes a rich and valuable dialog with our deepest, truest ‘family,’ our deepest and truest home — our spirit.