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Write for Abundance
Hello Dear One,
It’s lovely to see you. How are you doing? In your mind? Body? Heart? We forget, to give that space sometimes. Maybe write about it. Or take some deep breaths as you read on, observe if anything resonates. It’s ok if difficult things come up. Writing can be a beautiful invitation to deeper work, to identifying where you need support - from friends, from professionals, from yourself. I went back to counselling yesterday, recognising that I’m in a time of transition and it would benefit me. It can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before, but seeking help is a strength, not a weakness.
Elsewhere I’ve had an ordinary and magical week.
The ordinary: intense marking workload, life admin, sorting my flat out.
The magic: making plans - actual real-life plans! - with friends, synchronicities, a rainbow at the end of my yoga mat, ever-lengthening days.
And writing. Writing is magic. I sometimes write myself notes before I go to bed, to have something lovely to see in the morning. One said Today is a beautiful day to live in the abundance of the universe.
That evening I took my dog to the park behind my flat. As she pottered and sniffed I watched birds: pigeons that flitted from tree to tree to roof, to somewhere beyond my line of vision; others clustered in conversation; a tiny black bird with an orange beak on the grass; wee robin perched on the top of a slide. There, under soft rain, the world felt abundant and alive.
And yet I can lose this feeling so quickly – retracting into fear and worry. It was this realisation that encouraged me to research abundance and scarcity a few years ago, finding Tara Swart’s book The Source. Swart explains that evolution has left us with protective instincts we no longer need. The more we train our brains to see abundance instead of lack (the belief there is only so much to go around, resources are limited, we must protect what’s ours), the more we feel it.
Our brain processes more than 6000 thoughts a day, we breathe more than 20,000 times, our hearts take over 100,000 beats. Someone invented the computer, someone else invented the internet, someone else invented email and someone else made this platform which I heard about in a workshop, organised by several other someone elses at a time in my life when I had something worthwhile to send out. All of these things had to happen for me to reach you today.
Now, doesn’t the world seem a little more magical? Couldn’t we open ourselves up to more abundant possibilities? Try the prompts below, but don’t judge yourself if they aren’t accessible today, come back when they feel more aligned.
I hope it helps. I’ve just realised I’m writing this under the New Moon in Taurus which is a great time to encourage abundance into our lives. And if that feels a stretch too far I’ll say this: we’re on a spinning planet, between two planets spinning at different speeds, all working in harmony to give us our ecosystem, our air, our world. Isn’t it possible that the universe is working to support you, rather than against you?
Thanks for being here and being you.
THIS SUNDAY! RESTORATIVE YOGA & WRITING
SHOW UP FOR YOUR STORY
Last week the wonderful Lauren McMenemy and I launched a new six-month course Show Up for Your Story for people who want to write creatively but have fierce inner critics and are seeking support. We’ve organised a free hour-long taster session at 10am on Saturday, come along!
WRITE TO REFLECT & REGULAR WORKSHOPS
I’m coming back with a mid-year Write to Reflect and more regular Write to Thrive workshops very soon. I’m also cooking up some regular content, which is taking time to develop, so thanks for your patience.
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