Reveal Yourself - Writing in Blood
This writing challenge is kicking my ass. It is asking me to show up publicly in ways that I never have before. I made a goal not to back down from the shit that scares me, and I am sticking with it.
Even as I write this my heart is beating fast and I am breathless. I'm interested in how to stand close to this feeling of discomfort, but also watch it with a childlike innocence. What is this strange thing? Why is it trying to make me stop doing the thing that I must do? Where does it come from?
As I continue through this project, I’m committed to keeping my curiosity alive. I refuse to look away from the things that scare me because I am following a heart lead. If I choose to write about something easier (like the fabulous last-minute adventure I had last night to see Dina Martina in Seattle) I betray my destiny. Carl Jung said (precisely, obvs) that one’s destiny and destination are not in fact different.
I want to keep writing in blood.
Another reason I am posting this so widely is to remind you that when you are on the right path, it is often scary. I want you to find refuge in the places where you are vulnerable and raw and real. And never back away from that place. There are people out there to support you and I am one of them.
Stay curious, be kind, dig deep. All my love,