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A to Z: ‘N’ is for NATURAL CYCLES

It’s April! That means it’s time for the ‘BLOGGING A to Z CHALLENGE’. Everyday this month (except Sunday) bloggers will be blogging to a theme, using different letter of the alphabet – running, of course, from A to Z.

I’m blogging about WRITER’S ZEN: Where writing and meditation meet.

Meditation and positive affirmations can directly benefit our lives in many aspects. It also can benefit our writing — in the creative aspects, our productivity, our career as an author, our feelings about writing and much more. I’m making a conscious effort to make more time in my life for meditation. I’m also practicing using some of these techniques to improve my writing. Through the A to Z blog challenge, I’m sharing some of mine with you.

Read through the affirmations for each subject. Some will probably resonate with you better than others. Maybe all of them will. Maybe none of them will. We are all on our own paths, having diverse needs at different times. Even on our own individual journey, we still require different words and messages on different days.

Pick one or two thoughts that speak to you. Sit quietly for a few moments. Repeat the affirmations to yourself. Say them aloud. Reflect on how these thoughts affect your life and your writing. Are there roadblocks in your life that is stopping the goodness from entering? Are we in any way allowing this roadblock to exist? Are we putting it there ourselves? Open your mind to allowing new possibilities to present themselves.

If a phrase feels more needed, copy it onto an index card or post-it note. Keep it with you, in the car, or on the computer. Repeat throughout the day, reinforcing the message.

Give it a try! Let me know if these help your writing, or if you have any thoughts on affirmations that would be useful to use in your daily life.

Happy Writing!

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A to Z: ‘N’ is for NATURAL CYCLES

There are seasons in my writing. I embrace the seasons as a natural cycle.

WINTER: It seems there is no growth or germination. Words lie in my brain, not making their way to my keyboard. Real life intrudes, keeping me from productive writing. Ideas lie fallow, awaiting their time.

I embrace the winters of my writing. I know it is only part of the cycle. I know growth and harvest follow in natural cycles.

SPRING: The spring sun shines on my writing, warming the cold winter ground. Ideas germinate, grow and emerge.

I embrace the springs of my writing – seeing fresh new growth and opportunities.

SUMMER: The hot summer sun threatens to parch my flourishing garden. I prevail and stand strong. I discover sources of shade and shelter. The summer rains nourish my words, keeping them flowing and producing.

I embrace the summers of my writing – triumphing, despites summer storms and heat.

FALL: I relish and delight in harvesting the bounty of my work. My attention to my writing has produced abundance in my life.

I embrace the falls of my writing. I enthusiastically reap the rewards from my creativity and efforts.

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