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Release Writer’s Block Today

writer's block
writer’s block (Photo credit: K. Sawyer Photography)

Let’s get started! Yeah. So, what exactly is writer’s block anyway? It looks a bit like this:

I just can’t come up with a single thing to
say. I guess I’ll stop while I’m ahead!

Does this sound like you? No? Sure, come on now!! It’s alright. Just like you, we’ve all have at one time or another met this occurrence when we’ve had to write something, specifically when there’s been a deadline for us to meet.

Again I’m talking about this. . . . .uh, I know the word i want to use but
Dang it’s on the tip of my tongue . . .umm:

THAT’S WRITER’S BLOCK!

So what is writer’s block?
Writer’s block is the best friend of the blank page. HAA!
Then it happens, you may think you know EXACTLY what you’re going to write, but as soon as you blink and see the blank white screen or sheet of paper, your mind abruptly goes empty. Then you try to grab at least one word from anywhere to pick up the inactivity that came out of nowhere..But still nothing. No! I’m not talking about some Zen meditation close-your-eyes-and- breathe-until-enlightenment-comes kind of blank.

overcoming writer's block - crumpled paper on ...
overcoming writer’s block – crumpled paper on wooden floor – crushed paper (Photo credit: photosteve101)

I’m talking about tightness in your shoulders. Pulsing tension in your shoulders and maybe your back. Sweat beads trickling down your face, kind of blank. To top it all off! The tighter the deadline, the more tension some writers experience. Some people get sick from writer’s block. Can you believe that?

Having said that, let me say it again. “The tighter
the deadline, the worse the tension in the body potentially of writer’s block
gets.” What might potentially be
triggering this unpleasant drop into speechlessness?

The answer is obvious: FEAR! Of what? Fear of finishing with crappy words. Or of not starting right. You are tense thinking of the big bad
blank page. You are so concerned that you have absolutely
nothing of value to say. You are reluctant of the fear of
writer’s block itself!

It doesn’t actually make any difference if you’ve done a several years
of research and all you have to do is string sentences
you can repeat in your sleep collectively into consistent
paragraphs. Writer’s block can hit anyone at any
time. Based in fear, it raises our doubts about our
own self-worth, but it’s funny. It’s also predictable if you remember it’s signs and don’t feed it with your thoughts.

Frontal lobe.
Frontal lobe. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s writer’s block, after all, so it doesn’t just come and let you know
that. No, it makes you feel like a fool who just had
your frontal lobes removed just before trying to write. You are uneasy that if you write your words on paper would surely come out looking something like blah-blah-blah!

Let’s try to be rational with this irrational thing.
Here’s a list of what could be beneath
this mysteriously messy condition.

1. Perfectionism.

You must absolutely produce a
work of genius of literary works straight off in the first
draft. Or else, you meet the criteria of a total disappointment.

2. Editing instead of writing.

There’s your own voice literally sitting on your shoulder, yelling as you type “I was born?,” no, not that, that’s wrong! And saying things like, That’s stupid! Fix that. No that makes no sense. And no, no, no, no!

3. Self-consciousness. How can you think, let alone write, when all you can manage to do is replay what your readers will think about what you’re going to write. You go through each possible scenario in your mind instead of using the time to get started or brainstorming on the details you want to include in writing your work. No instead you’re focusing on what you’re trying to write, why you aren’t going to measure up and no so motivating thoughts such as that.

4. Can’t get started.

It’s always the first sentence that’s the most challenging many writers say. Or is it? As writers, we all know how EXTREMELY important the first sentence is. In your mind, It must be brilliant! It must be unique! It must hook your reader’s from the start! There’s no way we can get into writing the piece until we get beyond the GREAT first sentence!

5. Shattered concentration.

You’re cat is sick. You suspect your significant other is not feeling to well either. Your electricity
might be turned off any second. Maybe you have a crush on
the local mailman. You have a dinner party coming up and you’re the host of it. Guess who’s coming? Your in-laws of course. . . Need I say more.

6. Procrastination. It’s your favorite hobby. It’s
your soul mate. It’s the reason you’ve knitted 6 sweaters or built 9 bookcases in your garage. It’s the reason you never run out of peanut butter sandwiches, you never know when you might need another snack.

02.19.10
02.19.10 (Photo credit: colemama)

7. Not enough sleep.

You stay up all times of the night and day and your brain is filled with fuzz as a result. You’re not in-sync like you usually are when you’ve had your sleep. How can you get any work done under these conditions?

There’s a positive in all this! What could be positive about this? Well, the good thing is that, You have WRITER’S BLOCK for at least one of these reasons! Now let’s see what you can do about it!

How to Overcome Writer’s Block

Okay. I can hear you running away from reading
this article as fast as you can. Absurd! you say.
Never in a million years, you fume. You’re thinking…Writer’s block is
absolutely, undeniably, scientifically proven to be
impossible to overcome. Never ever will they find a cure for it!

Ha! not so fast there. Stop fuming and Oh, just get over it!
Well, maybe your guess is that it’s not so
easy. Come and sit back down for just a few minutes and
listen. All you have to do is listen? To top it off, you don’t have
to actually write a single word for now anyway.

The fumes are dissipating…
Ah, there you are again. I am beginning to make
you out now that the cloud of dust is settling.

I am here to tell you that WRITER’S BLOCK CAN BE
OVERCOME.

Please, stay seated.

There are ways to trick this phenomena. Here are a few possibilities that WORK
great every time! Pick one, pick several, and give them a try. Quickly, before you
even have a chance for your heartbeat to accelerate,
guess what? You’re creating with your writing again.

Writer's Block 1
Writer’s Block 1 (Photo credit: OkayCityNate)

Here are some tried and legitimate possibilities of conquering
writer’s block:

1. Be prepared. The only thing to fear is fear itself.
(I know, that’s a cliché? but as soon as you start
writing, feel free to improve on it this saying.)
If you spend some time thinking over your project before you
actually sit down to write, you may be able to
avoid the toughest of the massive anxiety.

2. Forget perfectionism. No one ever writes a
masterpiece in the first draft. Don’t put any
expectations on your writing at all! In fact, tell
yourself you’re going to write absolute crap, and
then give yourself approval to enjoyably smell up your
writing room with your spontaneous first draft.

3. Compose instead of editing. Never, never write your
first draft with your thoughts inside your head making snide editorial comments. For your information Composing is a magical process. It surpasses the conscious mind by
galaxies. It’s even incomprehensible to the conscious,
editorial, first-mind. So prepare an ambush. Sit down
at your laptop, computer or your desk. Take a deep breath and
blow out all your thoughts. Let your finger float over
your keyboard or pick up your pen. And then pull a
fake: appear to be about to begin to write, but
instead, using your thumb and index finger of your
predominant hand, flick that little annoying negative voice sitting on your shoulder
back into the barrel of laughs from which it came. Then leap
in? Quickly! Write, scribble, scream, howl, sketch but let
everything loose, as long as you do it with a pen, pencil or
your computer keyboard.

4. Forget the first sentence. Clean it up later. You can sweat over that
all-important one-liner when you’ve finished your
piece. Skip it! Go for the middle or even the end.
Start wherever you can. Chances are, when you read it
over, the first line will be blinking its little neon
lights right at you from the depths of your
composition. It’s not that serious anyway. You can always come back to it.

5. Concentration. This is a tricky one. Life throws us
so many curve balls. How about thinking about your
writing time as a little getaway from all those
tasks, lists etc and so on. It’s time to write so Banish them! Create a space, perhaps
even a physical one, where nothing exists except the
single present moment. If one of those irritating
worries gets by you, stomp it by staying with your plan.

6. Stop procrastinating. I know this is a favorite for some.
No writing gets done until it’s actually done! Write an outline. Keep your
research notes within view. Use someone else’s
writing to get going. I would say go online then read a line or two of someones blog or an article. Uhh maybe not. You may end up on FACEBOOK Or Twitter. Better yet uh, Go open a book and start reading just two lines then GO write, fast, fast !
Anymore reading and you’re back to square one again, What we call the procrastination drum line. Or open your mouth and start to Babble incoherently in the air then rapidly on paper or on the computer if you prefer.

Writer's Block
Writer’s Block (Photo credit: thorinside)

WRITE! Just do it! (I know, this is a line stolen from
somewhere?). But whatever It’s time to get your act together.
Start a piece, and in turn you will one day finish.
If you don’t start somewhere…Where will you be?
NOWHERE. SO, go like the wind and Tack up anything that could help
you to get you writing: notes, outlines, pictures of your
grandmother, pictures of your childhood toys, your favorite actor or actress.
Put a piece of fruit or cookie you will be allowed to eat
when you finish your first draft within sight but
out of your reach. Then pick up some of your earlier works and notice your styles of writing. You need juice to write, so use your memories and read it. Then read it
again. Soon, trust me, the apprehension will slowly but surely fade away.
As soon as it does, grab your keyboard or writing piece? Then get
writing! congratulations on your work ahead of time, you did it!

Writer Wordart
Writer Wordart (Photo credit: MarkGregory007)


Everything Has Its Place..

We all came here to heal someone with positive or negative forces..negative ones push us to understand what we value in life…and how valuable we are without the foolishness..and positive adds love and self-awareness to all of us…balance…one can stay while the other is simply passing through so don’t feel bad for allowing an undeserving person into your life..GET THE LESSON..move on with respect and a new realization..make it a divine one..PEACE, LOVE AND BLISS RETURNED EVERYDAY GOOOOD MORNINGGG♥

Only You Can Reveal Who Truly You Are.

Find Freedom In You.

When people fail to do right by us or to treat us the way we expect to be treated its because we haven’t allowed them to see who we truly are… When we reveal who we are we only attract people on the frequency that we’re on..then harmonious relationships can commence because of the genuine interaction that’s allowed to take place..when we shine brilliant and real..no one can come close enough to take anything off our tree..<3 you’re free to be..continue to reveal as you discover the real you that is all things and also no things at the same time..bliss and blessingsImage

To Our Brothahs: Allow A Woman To Be ~

Brothahs’ if you meet a woman and she has a strong personality she’s probably a leader. If you don’t like those type of women then you should find another type..don’t come and try to change a leader or any other type of woman for that matter..cause we have a Whole Lot of Work to Do out here..and diluting ourselves for someone isn’t a part of the work we came here to do…<3 If you’re not secure with you…get with it before you look for strong women because we are only going to get stronger with time..we gotta be one support for one another so it’s a WIN/ WIN situation, know that….and come correct with the ladies…Peace!

Food For Thought

Folks are where they are for a DIVINE reason..trying to change a person’s destiny is futile..a waste of time and energy..but Supporting those who are sent to you to assist are the ones’ who need you most of all…no coincidences on this planet exist, except for the ones on our fantasies…be gentle with your fellow man..so many don’t have a clue what you’re talking about because they are walking their paths and not yours..one day we will all understand it all but for now be a pillar of love and strength for those who need you…peace. <3 you can heal people easier with water than fire..mind your words..the world is transforming and deeply healing

2012 Food for Thought: On Rising Up~

 

Can you be real if you can’t keep it real with yourself? Can you truly love another until you understand what love is? How many times have you experienced or been the victim of someone telling you lies? How did you feel afterwards? No matter what you can heal from anything if you choose to.

In this world someone has to stand up and be an example of just what love is. If its not you then who will do it. Why should you do it? Because we need you so the rest of the planet will heal. As you and i look around there is danger, hate, ignorance, disrespect, toxins everywhere. But amiss all that, we still live. Its amazing that we still grow and love one another even more by the day. There is nothing to be afraid of in the world. What you attract are your own fears. You can be the best yet this very year if you want to you most certainly can and will do it this very lifetime too. I know someone has hurt you before, by telling you lies, ignoring you and feeding you bullish..but there’s always a bright side to life. Feel the natural magic inside you. You are that indescribable beauty that you see in all the great people that have ever walked the earth. Go forth today and shine brighter than  you ever thought you could. Life is here for you to be an example for someone out there. Make it good! Don’t fall back to the past. You can make this a great life no matter what. If our world is to get better over all. Someone has to make a change. If not you then who will? Bliss to you this glorious 2012.

Welcome Your Universal Inner Awakening With Joy!

 

An ever awakening and expanding into a sea on no-things is one of the best lives that one could have this lifetime. As the shedding of the ego* continues, choose to exude more joy each moment and second that came before the last one. The constant love that blooms from each of us is one experience that we can bring forth a little more each day by allowing the elixir of God to reflect from us and to also touch us. The ascension of harmony on this planet is ever flowing like a moist mystically conscious spring of all that exists, the truth is that WE are all-knowing, we’ve always been naturally loving in our divine light. Live Light. Blissful love to you on this Friday~ Who will sacrifice the lower for the higher to thrive and heal this planet? <3 Please comment if you feel the love~

THE EMPTY JOURNEY TO THE PEACEFUL VOID ~ THE JOURNEY FROM PAIN TO PLEASURE Pt. 2

The Journey Through Emptiness

Let me attempt to reduce some of my experiences to words, with the hope that You will meditate consistently until the issues below are revealed to You by Your Own Essence. I have mentioned that the Reason for Coming into Being is ‘Full-Joyment’ of Live or Love or Law. Now ‘why are we in so much pain, whether we have someone to Love or not? Lack of self-satisfaction in Life and Love; I do agree with the Priestesses, is due to lack of Fullness, hence we move around amazingly filled with Emptiness.

It is a sense of loss, deficiency and confusion. We go through Life with heavy hearts and lack that Natural Awareness as if we have lost our Consciousness. We become the Living Dead, i.e. as if the essential part of us has been taken away, removed, gone or it is not fulfilling our needs. Both helplessness and hopelessness become our best unwanted friends. Anger, anxiety, disappointment and irritability simply become extended family members that continue to reduce our self-esteem and quality of Life in us. Depression sometimes sets in and we do not value ourselves because something worthy is gone; so we see no reason to Live and Love, give or share.

Our essential nature is Consciousness. However, when we enter into so-called ‘Relationships’, we give up this sense of Self to the other. We compromise it due to fear of loss, and when the ‘ship’ capsises; something of great importance gets lost. The immediate reaction is a sense of need, and unknown to us is a sense of demand. We become filled with unending expectations to ‘Fullfill’

the emptiness hoping to experience a sense of Bliss. Hey! Simply stay peaceful in Your Emptiness and learn!

The Figment of ‘Relationship Bondage’

When we are unfulfilled, we ascribe value; due to poor judgment; to things, objects and events; as if these had qualities of deep inner joy for us. In this manner we voluntarily cheat ourselves and everyone who believes in such life fully filled with holes. A demand-driven and a need-to-have or an expectation so-called based relationship is the best way to Fall in and out of the same relationship, broken hearted. At their best, relationships are devoid of Love, Life and Natural Law as they are man and woman-made, a dream-state that turns out to be our worst nightmare.

The presence of expectations, needs, judgments, desires and hopes while one is unaware of these, is a clear indication of one who is preoccupied by a fleeting utopia. Instead of Living in the Now, conscious of the ‘Nowness’ of Love and Loving, we imprison ourselves in something external, only existing in our hopeful minds and prospects of the ever-absent and rudderless relation ‘ship’. On board this ‘ship’, we suffer mental anguish and spiritual agony. Harassed by empty deep holes within, we stay hopeful that the ship will bring tranqulising ecstasy. The tranqualiser is the other person and what they are offering, i.e. the need and demand to be appreciated, the hopes to be given something that will make us happy. We wrongfully judge that the thing that makes us feel fulfilled in the other person is actually a part of us. Unconsciously, we mis-identify the things that contribute towards our pleasure as us. It is here that the dead ‘ship’ of ownership, selfishness, greed, selfishness, control, obsession and possessiveness are born. We then move from pain to excitement to pain, and pride ourselves insuch ‘fear-tionships’. Can You relate to suchaformofa Loveless relationship?

© Ǻ Aunkh Khem S-Maã

HetHeru Full-Moon

Pt.3 is coming

Amen-Ra Papyrus: The Art of Love and Science of Loving – Return of the Goddess Pt.1

 

The Quest to Life, Love and Law

The mystical gift of Life and Love was presented to All to be fully enjoyed in any harmonious manner ever possible and imaginable. The powerful and magnetic force that binds All and

everything together is Love. The fullness of Love and Loving is hidden far beyond the veils of Life and Living. Yet, Love and Life, Loving and Living are inconceivable intertwined by Laws of Divine Nature. Thus Living the Life we Love can be fully realised by surrendering one’s Being deeper into the mysteries of Trusting and Loving the Laws of the Nature of Love.

The Laws of Nature are fully complete, immutable, yet constantly changing the cause of Life and Love because they are Life and Love Divine. Beloved! Life is Love and Love is an unshakable Law of the Divine Supreme, the One, the All, the Source, the Force…including You! Visualise and comprehend this Truth.

I, You and Many have a quest and continue to request for answers to their unending and unanswered questions: What is Love and why does It hurts so much? Who’s got the Love I really need and how best can I Love without getting hurt? Why does It feel like it is too good to be true to be in Love [actually we say Fall in Love]? What will happen if I loose my object of Love and will I cope with Life without It?

All these are very simple questions, yet mind boggling to those ill-prepared to fully embrace Nature’s Law, Love and Life [3L’s]. The hurt, loneliness and disappointments are our wake-up calls.

Mystical Journey of Self-Discovery

Now let us first reveal some of the Truths while exposing the lie we tell ourselves and at times believe. At this point, You, however need to be prepared to take a long, a very Long Journey. It is the Journey to be lived with courage, fearlessness and freedom to choose wisely, as Our Ancient Afrikan Love Priestesses and Pure Pleasure Goddesses lived, experienced and taught the Secrets of the Journey to Us.

In choosing to accept these natural principles, one need to be holistically [Body, Mind, Soul] prepared, to live even Beyond the Timeless Secrets of Divine and Conscious Relating. We should be prepared to dwell in Spirit and shed the darkness and opinions of the uninformed minds and our immature sensual perceptions. A pure mind and pristine feeling should complement our intuitive Self, and that takes some time, but does worth the patience. That which is Divine and Fulfilling surely cannot be attained overnight. The Secrets of Fulfillment and Living Live to the Full takes practice, failure, hot tears, heartaches, learning, endurance, joy, peace and perfection.

The Jewel is not at the end of the tunnel, but engraved on the Path itself. The Journey is paved with precious stones. The question is: Are You ready to walk the Higher Path of Fulfillment as Courageous Warrioress, a Conscious Divine Feminine focused on reclaiming Her Fullness? Deeper in the mysteries of this journey we find peace beyond pain and hurting. Meditate and ponder on the above issues for and while and see.

 

© Ǻ Aunkh Khem S-Maã – 12/12/2008

HetHeru Full-Moon

15 Empowering Affirmations, Just For You!

 

 

It’s time to come forth and accept your best!

Your self-image is the way you see yourself, how you feel about yourself. It may seem effortless to manifest the best in life for most people. However many of us have contradictory thoughts about what we want, versus what we are willing to visualize and energize to create what we want. If you’re having a challenging time holding on to positive images of what you want, thankfully there is a way around that.

 

Put your effort into building a positive self-image. Start there. You will be happy you did! Use these uplifting affirmations to reverse your mental apprehension to Accepting all that life has to offer you. Know that you are  FULLY deserving, No matter what! Throughout the day, check your thoughts.  After careful review of your thoughts make a firm choice to replace, ignore or replace any thought that you do not enjoy, Into ONLY thoughts that Uplift you. How will you know that your image of yourself is improving? You will know by the smile on your face and the joy in your walk~ Bliss Returned with Abundance to you!!

 

1. I am growing more positive by the day

2. My resources come from an unlimited source!

3. Abundance is the best way to describe my life with one word

4. I am love itself

5. I love myself for being all that I can be right here, right now!

6. I enjoy the live that I am living

7. I deserve the best so I give the best

8. The more I smile the more good things I receive

9. My power is in the way that I think, positive thoughts are all there is

10. My circle of friends inspire me to do my very best

11. I am blessed to have another chance at success each day

12. I am thankful for this earthly experience

13. I know I will receive all that I will ever need in my life

14. I am talented and growing better by the hour

15. I have the power to make a change anytime I want to