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What next step are you evading?

I have said before that creativity is a spiritual issue. Any progress is made by leaps of faith, some small and some large. At first, we may want faith to take the first dance class, the first step toward learning a new medium. Later, we may want the faith and the funds for further classes, seminars, a larger work space, a year's sabbatical. Later still, we may conceive an idea for a book, an artists' collective gallery space. As each idea comes to us, we must in good faith clear away our inner barriers to acting on it and then, on an outer level, take the concrete steps necessary to trigger our synchronous good.

If this still sounds airy fairy to you, ask yourself bluntly what next step you are evading. What dream are you discounting as impossible given your resources? What payoff are you getting for remaining stuck at this point in your expansion?

from The Artist's Way

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  2. Hi Julia,

    I’m at the start of my creative journey, so there are probably a ton of things I’m evading right now. Trying to think of recovering my creativity in small steps like this feels a lot less scary than the current mental wall I feel I’m facing when it comes to writing. The payoff is not having to do anything; I’m exhausted, mentally, spiritually and physically, and it’s easier to do nothing. The dream I’m discounting as impossible is to make a living from writing about mental health, or at least from helping people and making space to write, too. I’m hoping your course will help me overcome these self-imposed obstacles!

    Much love,


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