“Oooooh” My college roommate moaned.
“What’s wrong with you?” I asked, standing in front of her bedroom.
She was under the covers in bed, paper and books strewn everywhere.
“I have writer’s block”, she proclaimed, sitting up from her nest of blankets.
“Bull”, I said.
I went into the living room and started tidying up the place. Props of her malaise had taken over the entire apartment. This was somewhere during the sixties where everyone was some kind of artist.
My roommate was no exception to this.
She had been trying for about a year to write a screenplay that was going to catapult her to fame and fortune. Not to mention, seriously piss off her academia parents.
Why was I so unsupportive of my friend’s creativity?
First of all, writer’s block is something of your own creation. I’ve heard this term used for and wide and glorified. My roommate, when she proclaimed it was smiling. Writer’s Block is not a rite of passage one has to endure.
I understand frustration and being stalled on a project. I don’t understand clinging to this “block”.
If you suspect you have writer’s block, go do something. Garden or baby-sit or buy some fish. Shift your energy field and your focus by doing something different. Then come back to it.
If you really can’t get anywhere with it, then put it aside and start on something new.
If that doesn’t work maybe its time to stop writing and find another creative outlet.
I said as much to my roommate at that time. She ranted and raved that I did not understand her aspirations and I wasn’t being supportive.
My roommate, by the way was brilliant. She was majoring in biochemistry. She felt a little confined in these areas. She truly loved people and talking to them. Not only that she was a drama queen.
A week later she came to me.
“You know, I think your right.”
“About what?” I asked having forgotten all about last week’s drama.
“I’m not a writer. I’ve decided to take acting classes.”
As the years went by, my college roommate not only took acting classes but teamed up with other creative people and started acting workshops for kids.
This for my roommate, filled her need to be creative, while still working away with her brilliant mind in her field.
If writing is what you love to do, then realize like everything else it is going to have moments of where it isn’t working.
Try not to force yourself to write.
Find some writing exercises you can do-this is another way of shifting your energy.
Sometimes we become really tangled in what we are creating and the creation takes on its own energy.
Over the years, I have helped many creative individuals work through their own blocks and aided them to be successful.
Can I help you in your creative endeavors?
-Article by Lilly from Tending Flames Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Lilly has been untangling energetic knots, helping people be free of trapping patterns, guiding people to awake their intuition and being a spiritual catalyst since 1974, when she first opened a business in intuition guidance.
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