I am choosing to be optimistic after going on a bit of inner rollercoaster this week.
I’ve got a lot on. It’s all work stuff and I’m grateful for it and yet, as I said in my previous post, by Wednesday my mood was heavy and I woke up feeling quite low.
Blasting music definitely helped; singing aloud and letting the tears flow definitely helped; writing in my diary definitely helped and so did another long walk in the forest later that day, but still, when I woke up on Thursday morning, my emotions felt hard to pin down, my thoughts were flipping from what could wrong to what could go right and honestly, the constant mental chatter was exhausting me.
I then realised, that later that morning, I had an exciting event to experience right from the comfort of my home office. I was thankful, to my past self, for having signed up to a taster group phone call with a writing colleague of mine, Gulara Vincent.
Gulara is doing incredible work with writers on overcoming writer’s block and, to quote her website, offering to “help women writers to gain momentum by healing their unconscious fears and negative beliefs.”
There’s no doubt that magic brought us together; there was a time when opportunities like this would have sailed right past me but these days, I’m listening. And if you’re reading this and what I have said resonates with you, I believe that magic has brought you to this post too.
Writing has great healing powers; in fact my life is proof of it, and to be connected to someone who is way ahead of me on the journey – someone who is doing highly skilled work like hers – well, to me, that is also magic.
I’m not yet able to articulate the process (based on powerful healing techniques) that Gulara took us through in a few words, however, what I can tell you is that during the 1 hour phone call, I cried, I laughed, I frantically scribbled notes, I cried some more and after saying goodbye to the group, I took a deep sigh and felt lighter, happier, freer.
Now if that’s not magic, I don’t know what is.
Fancy learning more? You can find out more here: https://gularavincent.com
(P.S. I was so impressed with the effect the process had on me in such a short amount of time, I have signed up for Gulara’s short course. I am excited to continue healing and will keep you informed here as I learn and grow and hopefully inspire you to do the same.)