Getting Back Into Flow. Recovering From Writer’s Block.

Writer's Block

There’s a beautiful irony in the fact that I was running late in submitting this article because of writer’s block. Right up to and even a bit beyond the deadline, I had no ideas – no words – nothing!

This is ironic because as well as being a wellness coach, I’m also a writing coach, and one of the things my clients learn is how to get themselves out of negative states like overwhelm, perfectionism, and procrastination.

These are the things that usually lie at the base of what we call writer’s block. Acknowledging and smiling at the irony, and practicing what I preach, allowed me to eventually ease back into flow, clarity and creativity.

I’ll tell you about the how and the why of the whole book writing part of my coaching business later, but for the moment I want to focus on the question of energy.

So think about this for a moment. When we talk about writer’s block or being blocked in any way for that matter, what is it that’s actually blocked? In spite of what we might call it or think it is, it’s not thoughts or ideas that are blocked – it’s energy.

Energy is one of those things that’s meant to be in motion. Like water, it’s a healthful and wonderful thing when it’s flowing, and a potentially putrid and dangerous thing if it stagnates for too long. This is graphically demonstrated by the work of Dr Masaru Emoto.

Dr Emoto is well known for his experiments on water.

He took photos of the crystals that formed when he froze water that he’d subjected to different circumstances with substantially different energy attached to them, with a dramatic contrast resulting between water that was exposed to ’negative’ words like hate for example, and water that was exposed to words like kindness and love.

I particularly love the crystals that resulted from exposure to children. These crystals were purple in colour and arranged in a beautiful pattern that you might see on a brooch or some other kind of jewelry.

Whereas in contrast, the water that was exposed to heavy metal music formed crystals that were a dirty brown colour with a dense blob in the middle.

Emoto asks us to consider the unsettling question that, “If thoughts can do that to our water, imagine what our thoughts can do to us”.

I’d urge you to look into his work if there’s any doubt in your mind about the fact that not only is there a fundamental connection between consciousness and the physical world we live in, but also that this connection is considerably more dynamic than the one-way street most of us were taught to believe in when we were at school.

As evolved as humans might seem to be, it’s still the case for the majority of the population that it’s one thing to accept that our physical reality affects the way we feel, and another thing altogether to accept that the way we feel affects our physical reality as well.

The implication of this interplay of energy is that if we want to maintain our health and wellbeing, we need to work toward a free flow of energy between our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual worlds, because at the end of the day even though there are different words to describe these worlds, ultimately they are one and the same.

Things like stress, sadness, anxiety, and fear can disturb this flow, causing energy to be blocked and stored in the body. This then leads to physical symptoms like fatigue, which will in most cases intensify and develop into disease if the root cause of the disturbance…. 

You can read the FULL version of this article in our quarterly eZine, ‘Holistic Living Magazine,’ look for Edition 8 on this archive page.  There’s many more articles about energy waiting for you too!

Jane Turner – Woman’s Health Expert


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