Finding Wisdom through writing how we feel

Writing is an interesting thing, it connects us to parts of us that we can’t always access when we speak.  Perhaps it’s because the subject must come from within, and not be triggered by a response you receive in a conversation.  Writing is a solo act, and generally takes place in quiet internal focused moments.  Writing can be therapeutic, a creative outlet, a memory recorder, or an emotional release.  It all depends really want you use it for.

For me, writing has often been a way of tapping into the wisdom that lies buried beneath all the emotional clutter.  Wisdom only accessed when it’s voice is finally given the chance to speak.  I have found many a solution to my own problems simply by writing my problems out, and dumping all those emotions and feelings onto a page first.  By writing it all, it helps me to get a better understanding of it all, and from it those gems of wisdom slowly make their appearance in either subtle or blatantly obvious ways.

Wisdom comes in many forms, and is revealed to us in many ways.  Tapping in through writing is one such way.

Exercise:

Need some clarity on a situation, feel like you are stuck and there is too much running through your mind to get some proper clarity?  Try opening up a blank word document, or, if you write faster than you type, grab a pen and paper.  Just start writing about the situation and how you feel.  Let the writing start to flow and take over until you are done and you have no more to say.

Now for the final step.  Read through what you have written.  This is important because it affirms what you have been feeling, it gives it a voice, and it also can bring clarity.  It is from this point most of the wisdom starts to reveal itself, and if it hasn’t yet, it will, just be open to receiving some clarity on the situation, either from within, or around you.

Tip: If I am needing clarity and wisdom around a person or their actions, I find it more useful to open up a blank Email.  Write a letter to that person writing all that I feel.  I never send the Email, but just the act of writing to someone can bring up all that I want to say. Deleting the Email in a way clears away all that emotional clutter with the press of a button, and understanding, wisdom, and a clearer knowing what to do follows.

Have you received any wisdom through writing lately that you’d like to share?  Leave me comment below.  Happy writing =)

I Hope

Today a lady called me and asked if I would write a letter for her to give to the government saying that she did this and that.

I said, “Sure, I don’t mind, let me see what I can do for you.” I made a few phone calls and learned this lady wasn’t super nice on the phone because she was super nice, but rather because she wanted a letter with a pretend truth.

I always assume people are nice and honest until I learn they are not, and even then I still have hope. I hope that someday all of humanity will be honest, kind and act with integrity and love, to all people, animals, and the planet as a whole.

We do have the ability.

Blood Family – Soul Family – Myself

Blood Family

We  make friends, add them to Facebook, grown distant from some of them, and de-friend some when we give our Facebook friends list a spring cleaning.  And yet we never seem to discard our families.  We keep them on our Facebook friends list, sometimes creating a special category just for them, we listen to them, notice them, comment on their posts and like their photos.  Sometimes we complain about them or ignore them, loose track of them when life gets busy, but yet no matter what they say or do, no matter how different they are to us, we don’t de-friend them, we keep them.  There seems to be an invisible thread that links blood together, for it brings together a great many personalities, age groups, ideas, beliefs, and opinions of people who would not normally be our friends in other circumstances.

What comes with those differences is a knowing that we are always going to be there, if only on Facebook (because some people like me live very far away):  a consistent friend on the list, no matter what things may happen in our lives.  It doesn’t matter if we live half way across the world, or just up the street.  It certainly doesn’t matter if we even remember what those cousins and aunties look like, because that thread is there, invisible, strong, it just doesn’t go away, and it can’t really be cut.  Somehow it withstands time.

Soul Family

There is another type of family that is a part of our lives.  I like to call them soul family.  They are the people in our lives who perhaps we rarely see, but yet we are very connected to.  Or perhaps these are people we do see everyday, talk to everyday, whether they are near or far, because they are special, they are like us, they get us when others don’t.   If we haven’t spoken for ahwile, the only thing that is different is the stuff we have to catch up on: the stories.  It’s like time doesn’t exist in the same context, and no matter how many changes take place in our lives, soul family seems to somehow still just get us.  They are pillars in our lives that withstand time and change, they are the totem poles of our soul.

My Soul Family – My blood family

This past week I felt lonely.  I  felt far away, and alone.  I had many friends around me, and the loving support of my partner but for once this wasn’t enough.  I felt disconnected from both my blood family and my soul family, so I reached out to both.  The interesting thing in all of this was that it wasn’t the conversation with them that made me feel better, comforted, it was actually the act of opening my heart, and being truly honest with myself about how lonely I actually felt and why, and taking the step to reconnect and allow.   Once I gave myself permission to express myself, my feelings to myself and my families in my own unique unspoken or vocal way, I cleared the cobwebs, the blocking clutter. The strong bonds that link me to soul family and blood family instantly re-appeared.  I no longer felt lonely.

Myself

I truly understand now that soul family and blood family is always there linked to us by an invisible thread, but when we feel lonely and far away it is because we are feeling lonely and far away from our true self, a plug undone from the heart socket.  Our true self is connected to everyone always and never feels lonely.  It’s only in plugging in all the cords, sweeping up the dust, knowing, feeling, expressing our true heart feelings,  that we can begin to step back into our self, the self that is connected to all, the self that is acknowledged, the self that remains.

We are family

Loneliness is not a result of the world disconnecting from us, loneliness is a result of us shutting off from the world.  So let’s open our hearts, re-discover those connections within us, those invisible threads of love that connect us always to soul family, to blood family, to our self, and so we shall be.