One of the most common things I hear about journal writing is, “I open my journal, then stare at the blank page because I don’t know what to say.”
But when you write from your heart, you’ll find this rarely, if ever, happens to me.
WRITING FROM THE HEART IS NOT ABOUT BEING A GOOD WRITER. IT’S ABOUT BEING A GOOD LISTENER.
Yes, that’s right, it’s more about listening and writing down what you hear than being a good writer. Your heart has infinite wisdom and will never run out of things to say. All you have to do is take notes.
Sometimes you may not be able to connect to your heart right away, but just write down whatever you’re hearing run through your head and within minutes you’ll shift gears into writing from your heart.
And if you don't stop, breathe, calm yourself, and listen again. OR, just keep writing, "I don't know what to say. I don't know what to say. I don't know what to say." until you hear something else. Or write whatever you hear. Sometimes, like it the days of the old carburetors, you have to clean out the crud that stuck in your pipes before the good stuff starts flowing again.
THE MARSHMALLOW WRAPPED IN BARBED WIRE
Do any of these sound like you?
You lash out if you feel the slightest criticism, and then feel like the most horrible person ever.
You try desperately not to cry because you don’t want anyone to think you’re a weak-ass crybaby who is a vulnerable target.
You feel like you’re bad to the bone and undeserving, so you keep people at a distance in case they hurt you, or you hurt them.
You’re directionless and don’t know what to do next. Even if you’re working at something you love to do, you’re wracked with fear every time a new challenge comes your way.
You suffer from a massive case of Imposter Syndrome. You’ve even cleaned toilets to avoid starting anything new.
Your evenings are spent watching hours and hours of television, or on facebook, stuffing yourself with cookies, chips, chocolate, alcohol, drugs — whatever you can find to numb the pain and not feel what so desperately needs to burst out of you. But, no matter what you do, it feels like there’s never enough to fill you up.
LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE
How about a life filled with amazing relationships with a partner you love, friends that get you, a fabulous job doing what you love — or a business you’re called to lead, travel, learning, health, and excitement to be alive?! It can happen for you too.
JOURNALING WILL HELP YOU WORK THROUGH OCEANS OF PAIN
As you work through your past hurts, you’ll eventually come to a deeper understanding of yourself. You’ll try living authentically for the first time since you were that sassy, confident person you left behind. You won’t be perfect at it and lots of times you’ll back into your old people-pleasing ways, but even in your worst days, it will still feel good to be you.
BUST OUT OF YOUR FEAR BOX! IS THE ANSWER
Journaling helped me so much; I knew I had to pass on what I had learned because if there is anything I have ever wanted to be, it is of service.
I’ve created a course to help you navigate and take action as you work through your fears. It’s 8 weeks of live, interactive, coaching and mentoring with a small group of other self-explorers you will soon form deep bonds with.
In our time together, we’ll name our fears and desires, discover where they collide, and create and implement an action plan to get you breaking through your fears and following your desires. Find out more about Bust Out of Your Fear Box!
NEED ANOTHER CHANCE TO WRITE FROM YOUR HEART?
If you missed out on my free Busting Through: Journaling From the Heart webinar this past Monday like some others — but still want to try it — you’re in luck. An encore is coming and this time it's on the weekend!
Join me for a live, interactive webinar on
Saturday, February 4th at 10:00 AM Eastern Time
BUSTING THROUGH: JOURNALING FROM THE HEART
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 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.
This Saturday, February 4th at 10 AM Eastern Time, I’ll show you how to make the connection at BUSTING THROUGH: JOURNALING FROM THE HEART.
Join me for the last time before the doors to Bust Out of Your Fear Box! close AND THE PRICES GO UP NEXT WHEN THEY OPEN AGAIN IN APRIL. Even if you can’t be there in person, there will be a replay for those who register. Follow this link to register.
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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.