Yes, this is the taboo that no one wants to talk about, but I wager is on everyone’s mind. It certainly was on mine when I started.
What if I discover something really devastating beneath the surface? Or, maybe you know it’s real and you just don’t want to go there?
If you truly want to break through whatever is holding you back, you MUST go there.
But, when you write from your gentle and loving heart, it has only your best interests at heart and will only tell you what you can handle in that moment.
I know I dwell on the shadow feelings that come up when we journal. I dwell on it a lot.
I have to, because I AM DRIVEN TO NORMALIZE THAT WE ALL HAVE DARK FEELINGS. I want to make it okay for YOU to acknowledge to yourself, and to the world, that no amount of television, potato chips, inspirational quotes, wine, is going to stop the dark feelings from coming back the moment you stop watching TV, overeating, posting, drinking…
The only way to end the darkness is to turn the light on.
Stop trying to cover up the stink! Instead uncover it and let the light purify it. Then, let it go.
It will always be there, but remember that your shadowy bits are part of you too. They are there to remind you that you are human. It’s okay. When you stop trying to cage your anger and hurt, and let it fly — safely, on the pages of your journal — you are giving wing to hope and light and beauty.
There is finally room to climb out of your Fear Box and begin to create the life you want.
FEAR IS BLOCKING YOUR LIGHT
Who will I be if not who I am now?
What will I have to give up when I get there?
What if my life isn’t better?
Will I be able to bear the light of people looking at me?
If you really want to break through, you have to make a commitment to yourself. You must be willing to look under the rug, overturn the rocks that strewn along your path — see what you’ve been avoiding. Because you know what? It’s probably not nearly as bad as you think it is. Yes, the light might be a little harsh, yes you may have to make some changes, check your temper, stop nagging, be aware when your belly says, “enough,” listen when your heart says, “Do it.”
Because you are enough.
Because each tiny step you make is a step towards the life you’ve been dreaming about. It is within your reach if you let go what you’ve been clutching to so tightly.
Open your arms to all that awaits.
Start with opening up your journal, listening to what your heart is asking of you, and making a plan. Not a resolution. A plan. Make 2017 the year of loving yourself. Your year of caring enough about yourself to start working through the stuff you’ve been avoiding.
There’s no time like the present.
THE GENTLE SPIRAL, WHERE WORDS FLOW AND ANSWERS COME
I’ve always loved the shape of the spiral and how it takes it’s time getting to the centre. We start at the top, chattering away at ourselves, clearing away the words so that we can get through clutter to truth.
Asking, “What do I mean by…?” helps.
The slope is gentle, the spiral is wide. Soon we connect to our hearts, to the voice of knowing inside of us and we begin to hear questions that lead us deeper. We may feel a bit of fear, but we know we are getting somewhere, so we keep going. The slope is still gentle but the spiral turns are more pronounced. We’re on a path that is leading us inexorably to the core of our fear or answers.
You can take as much time as you like, in as many journal writing practices as you need.
Just keep the pen moving.
TURN THE PRISM
Instead of choosing to see the anger, hurt, and sadness, turning the prism is about choosing to see the phoenix rising up out of the ashes. You are not a victim.
You are not broken. YOU ARE A TRIUMPH!
When you turned that prism and recognize that you are a brilliant diamond, with facets that you are eager to display, you are ready to shine your beauty, your fire, your essence.
TOMORROW IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR BUST OUT OF YOUR FEAR BOX!
The thing I always loved about helping people to heal themselves through the journal, is that I get to see their light turn on again. We all sometimes need a gentle nudge, the support of a family of like-minded people — and even some tough love to keep us making progress towards our desires.
That’s why I’m committed to delivering Bust Out of Your Fear Box! in a live, interactive format. And frankly, I’ve also missed the “Cocoon of Love” that is created when a small group of people comes together.
If you are ready to move out of that confining life you’re in right now — the crappy job, the less than great relationship with your partner, without friends you can confide in and lacking in excitement for your life — and you want to jump out of bed every morning, dress and lace-up your running shoes and head out for exercise before you hit the snooze button, or even think about a morning coffee because you’re just so damned excited to start your day, then Bust Out of Your Fear Box! is for you! Click the purple button find out more and enrol in Bust Out of Your Fear Box! before the introductory rate goes away...
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I’m also answering the call and giving you one last chance to give BUSTING THROUGH: JOURNALING FROM THE HEART a try.
I was going to close the doors to Bust Out of Your Fear Box! tonight, but after my first webinar earlier this week, I got a bunch of requests from people who missed out asking for another chance for the live experience of Journaling From the Heart. So, I’ve scheduled a second webinar.
Join me for a live, interactive webinar on
Saturday, February 4th at 10:00 am Eastern Time
BUSTING THROUGH: JOURNALING FROM THE HEART
If you’re on the west coast, isn’t waking up a bit early to change your life, worth it?
In this free workshop, I’ll walk you through the exact method I use myself to quiet my chattering bird brain, slow down my thoughts and listen to the wisdom of my heart. And I’ll share the proven strategies and steps I use for moving through Fear to Action and Change as I show you what Bust Out of Your Fear Box! is all about and how it could work in your life.
Here’s are the 5 things we’ll cover in this free interactive webinar:
- How your fear is disguising itself in your life
- What Writing From The Heart is
- How Writing From Your Heart can help you bust out of your fear box
- We’ll connect our HEART to our BRAIN to our PEN together in a Writing From the Heart practice session
- I’ll also tell you about the official launch of my new course, Bust Out of Your Fear Box!
When you sign up for the webinar, you’ll also get an immediate download, 7 Essentials You Need to Write From Your Heart.
I can’t wait for you to bust through your fears, shine your light, and have the life you were meant to live. It all starts with connecting to your heart, hearing it’s desires, and writing it out in your journal. And I am super stoked to show you how to make the connection!
kathy mercure is a storyhealer, storylistener, and storyteller. Her life’s work is to gently draw stories from her students and help them unblock their writing, find their voice, and heal their lives. Her passion is to support women and men in realizing their true identity as a valued human being, claiming their passions, and speaking their truth as they become their most authentic selves.