Have you ever wondered why it’s so difficult to anchor your thoughts for long enough to turn them into words that connect with your reader? In this blog I’m sharing my recent experiences along with some tips to help you surrender to the flow of your intuition and ignite your inner voice, so that you finally write the book, create the online course or finish the sales page!
Do you ever get a flash of inspiration – the kind that swirls inside your head giving you a complete mental image of something you feel drawn to create instantly?
You know instinctively that all the information is there. The words, the images, the sounds, the smells, the feelings. And yet the minute you pick up your pen and paper to write it all down, it begins to float away…. just like dreams, smoke and clouds.
One minute your thoughts are as vivid as they can possibly be, and the next they’re transforming, swirling, disappearing.
This happens to me all the time.
My Gemini mind is like mercury – fast, fluid and ever changing. So my ability to hold onto those thoughts and ideas and channel them directly into a container every time is almost impossible.
Of course, not every idea or thought that ever pops into our minds needs to be acted upon. Far from it in fact.
But every now and then you’ll get that one thought that leaves you fizzing in every cell in your body. And just like meeting your soulmate, you know it’s the one.
So, what can you do to harness your effervescent energy and insatiable ideas once they jump into your mind with more bounce than Tigger?
Here’s what I’ve learnt over the past few months that might help you to feel more connected, aligned and ready to anchor those thoughts into tangible words so you can create the impact and ripple effect you desire.
First, feeling frustrated when you can’t get the words out onto paper isn’t helping. You need to take a step back and look at the situation from a new perspective.
There’s probably a lot going on in your life and in your head (if you’re anything like me!), so step one is to SURRENDER.
Allow yourself to fully let go of all the plates you’re spinning.
Some might smash and fall, but that’s ok.
They’re probably plates you didn’t need anyway.
Remember that you are a human being – not a human doing.
You are enough simply by showing up in the world as the fullest expression of your self.
Allowing yourself to let go of the noise around you is the next step in being able to create the space and calm you need to birth your creations into the world.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re the kind of person who needs to schedule in ‘quiet time for connection’ into your daily diary or whether you’re (like me) someone who just needs a few minutes’ space to breathe and pull an oracle card to feel centred and realigned.
Either way, creating stillness, calm and space around you, and within you, is an essential part of this process.
And I’ll be honest, as a classic multi-tasker with at least 30 tabs open in three different browsers at any one time (sorry Virgo readers, I know how much this pains you!), truly taking the time to create real stillness and space is something I jump in and out of way too fast. Which is probably why it’s taken me a longggggg time to get here!
But equally, those of us who have been on the most challenging of journeys have so much to share. If you’ve been struggling for years too, know that all of your experiences have shaped and moulded you into the beautiful person you are today – filled with so much to share with the world.
Once you’ve begun to create stillness and space, you’ll find it easier to allow those thoughts and ideas to flow through you and onto paper (or straight into your computer).
When it comes to writing, every writing coach will tell you that you need a daily writing practice.
And while committing to a daily practice will definitely help with focus and productivity, there’s also another part to the picture that’s really important…
Connection. Alignment. Remembering.
In my Write Effortless Copy Workbook I take the reader on a journey through the things that resonate most with them: what lights them up, what makes them feel energised, their talents, gifts and unique skills, their values, the people who inspire them, and so much more.
It’s a great exercise to repeat again and again a couple of times each year as it enables you to anchor in to what’s truly important in your world. This helps you to build on the connection you have with your inner self: your intuition, your inner voice, your gut instinct, your soul.
Living each day in alignment with these connections to your soul brings in its own kind of lightness, serenity and focus. Suddenly, all the things you didn’t think you’d have time to do seem possible after all. And doing those things creates a new buzz of energy that’s motivating and inspiring in itself.
The notion of remembering ties into the ancient wisdom that lies within many of us, particularly those who resonate with terms such as lightworker, Starseed, healer, psychic and empath. But it’s not all about far away galaxies or ancient lands of Lemuria or Atlantis, there’s also the wisdom we possessed as children; the innocence, playfulness and curiosity we were naturally gifted before adulting, pain and trauma got in the way.
Remembering is about tapping back into the true you inside; whether that’s your inner child, your early life experiences or a deep cellular memory of long-forgotten worlds.
Once you’re feeling aligned, sitting in the stillness, with mental space freeing up channels for connection and remembering, then those ideas and thoughts that flash into your mind in a nano-second will have a far greater chance of being released onto paper and out into the world where they can inspire, support and transform other people’s lives.
Never underestimate the power that lies within you.
You are capable of creating magical things without ever needing a schedule or a planner! All you need is what already exists inside.
The power of community, interaction and support from others will also play a vital role in your evolution and growth.
So with that in mind, I thought that 1 October was the perfect moment to build on the momentum of this blog, and the energy many of us in the northern hemisphere are feeling as we tip into autumn. The nights are drawing in, the leaves are turning golden and the desire to retreat inwards feels stronger than ever.
For the month of October I’m committing to a more conscious practice of connection, alignment, remembering, stillness, space and surrender.
And I’d love to share this journey with you in a way that inspires you to peel back your own layers and share more of your brilliant sparkle with the world.
While I can’t commit to writing a blog a day, I am going to be sharing something across Instagram and Facebook (maybe with a splattering of Twitter and LinkedIn thrown in for good measure) EVERY day throughout October.
And I’d LOVE you to join me.
(Click any of the links above, follow me and ensure notifications are switched on.)
I’ll be sharing ways to connect, align, surrender, create space and tap into our ancient wisdom. I’ll also be sharing bits of my own writing and encouraging you to do the same.
Here’s to using the things we learn about ourselves this month to finally bring our incredible dreams and fantastic ideas into reality so that together we raise the vibration of the planet.
Are you with me?