Artists Way – Week 12

This weeks focus was on recovering a sense of faith.

First of all, I’ve made it to the end of the course! I’m super proud of myself that I never gave up and continued to commit to the practice. It has definitely changed my life in the best way and I’ve leaned the importance of DOING the work and allowing creativity to be part of your spiritual practice.

That’s mostly what this weeks chapter was about – recognizing that creativity is the natural order and flow of the universe and to resist from it is to resist from the world. Our minds will try time and time again to create blocks of resistance – anger, depression, denial, etc, but if we tap into the natural flow then we can’t NOT be creative.

My creativity is a spiritual practice. I am a creative person. When I create, I am closer to God. My creativity serves humanity. When I create, I am fulfilling my purpose in the world.

I will keep repeating these mantras as I carry on this journey in the next step and not forget what I have learned. It’s surprisingly easy to forget so it’s important to keep reminding yourself.

One of the exercises this week was to write down the fears and resistances that you have about continuing this journey.

I find in myself that the biggest resistance always comes back to doing the work. I think, do I really have to do my morning pages everyday? Do they really make a difference? Do they really make me more creative?

While I think it’s okay and necessary to cut yourself some slack sometimes because you can’t be perfect all the time (for example, I’m home with my family this week for the holidays and haven’t touched my journal yet) doing the work is always the first step you need to take in achieving anything. Just do it. That’s all it takes.

Start that novel. Just start writing. You’ll never know where the journey will take you as long as you keep on taking steps. Keep walking down that path.

I turned 24 on Friday which seemed significant to me that the end of my artists way journey for now happened to be towards the end of the year 2018 and the end of my 23rd year of life.

When I woke up on the morning of my birthday I looked at the clock and it was exactly 5:55. If you’ve been following along on my journey you know that repeating numbers have been huge for me lately.

I immediately thanked the universe for the message and acknowledgment and google searched what it means spiritually.

I love this message and especially how it relates so perfectly to my journey.

The journey does not end here. In fact, it’s only the beginning.

Thank you for following along. I’m excited for the changes brewing and am excited to take the new year to really focus on releasing old limiting beliefs and thought patterns and stepping into my most creative and divine self.

Please let me know if any of you have gone on the artists way journey and what you’ve gotten out of it! God bless Julia Cameron for channeling this creative wisdom and sharing it with the masses.

With love,

Merm Ley

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