In love relationships don’t you often call your partner by a pet name? Speaking the word Hon, Darling, Sweetheart, Honey-bun, Pumpkin, Lover-boy, or some other term of endearment can evoke a feeling of love; it’s comfortable and comforting and can make you feel closer.
Why then, would you not name your Writer Within?
She could be whatever you wish to name her. Maybe Artemis, Goddess of the Moon, or after some other goddesses.
Or: Suzy or Tamika, or Yoda, or Henry – just so you can reference her quickly, and you don’t have to say “Writer Within.”
Jaya is the name I use, and when I speak that, or ask her advice, I am always answered. How did I arrive at the name, Jaya? It was after a particularly deep session with a powerful spiritual healer. I’d had such a blissful time and ventured profoundly into the recesses of my psyche, that I felt the presence of a Guide. The healer asked me what the Guide’s name was and I said out loud: Jaya.
Shortly after that amazing session, I began to write from her, and although that was many years ago, I still have a loving relationship with her, and have written a couple of books with her guidance. She is a combination of my Higher Self, my Creative Self, and my Writer Within, and I value her input greatly.
She is really why I am writing this book – so I can assist you in mining the gold within your own Creative Self.
Writing with your named Writer Within will help you to reawaken your passion to write – because you will realize that you are not writing alone, and that you can always call upon her.
Try it yourself.
Just as you named your child, or your cat or dog, your Writer Within needs a name. Then, observe how much closer you feel, and how much easier it is to write.
Simply close your eyes, breathe deeply for a few minutes, then breathe normally, and just sit in silence for awhile. Ask your Writer Within for her name, and it will come.
Give it time.
Even if it doesn’t come immediately, ask the question as you venture into sleep.
The name will come.
To further your relationship with your Writer Within, speak and write loving affirmations on a daily basis.
Affirmations in this formal sense are repetitions of certain phrases, spoken or written over and over, until they sink into your subconscious mind and re-program all the old, habitual negativity that has resided there.
- My Writer Within (put in your name for her) has awakened and is supporting me daily.
- My creativity is bursting out of me, carrying my projects to new heights.
- My writing is getting better and better every minute.
- My writing flows easily and effortlessly onto the pages.
- My writing is published and highly acclaimed.
- I deserve to be published.
- My Writer Within (Jaya) and I are partners and together we write beautifully.
Make up your own affirmations and write them down.
Keep them by your bedside and post them on the walls where you write.
Self-statements work. They simmer in your subconscious mind and will gradually, over time, change your mind.
Affirmations are a boost to your morale and to your self-belief.
Your Writer Within will love hearing them, too, because as you come to believe the affirmations, you’re more aligned with the Inner Truth that she knows.
In midlife, are we not all seeking truth and integrity?
Our dedication to our writing can lead us there.
Remember You still Can ~
Romance Your Writer Within and Reawaken Your Passion To Write
— Dr. Melba Burns