Romance Your Writer Within

And Reawaken Your Passion To Write

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Buy Her Flowers

Excerpt from Romance Your Writer Within by Melba Burns

Buy Her Flowers

Don’t you love receiving flowers from a loved one?

Yesterday, a friend gave me a dozen beautiful roses – and that act made my day. In any relationship, the gift of flowers speaks love, and will lift your energy.

Be the one who demonstrates love by investing $5.00 in flowers for your desk, or your coffee table. It will make your writing area more sacred. Those flowers could also make you aware of the beauty in your life, and open you to more of it.

The poet and acclaimed American writer, May Sarton, writes of flowers in her moving book, Journal of a Solitude:

“When I am alone the flowers are… felt as presences. Without them I would die… They live and die in a few days; they keep me closely in touch with process, with growth… I am floated in their moments.”

As you gaze at the soft, strong, smooth petal of that yellow tulip or red rose or purple iris, contemplate it as a reflection of your innermost self: If those delicate-looking flowers can withstand rains and storms, whatever the season may throw at them, you can too.

At midlife, you may be grieving losses that are common at this stage of your life. So, it is doubly important to see and value your own Inner Self. Go out today and buy yourself a bouquet of flowers, to reflect back your own inner love and beauty.

Yes, you have your own inner beauty, whether you acknowledge that or not: it is your Writer Within who is constantly with you. Let that beauty flow onto pages and into your stories and novels. You will stir your passion and reawaken your dreams.

“It’s my contention that the mere presence of passion within you –and the enthusiasm that comes with it – is all you need to fulfill your dreams.”

Wayne Dyer

— Dr.  Melba Burns

Romance Your Writer Within

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Call Your Writer Within By Name And Use Affirmations

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.

Trust.

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.Writing Affirmation

 

  • 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

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Invite A Conversation

Then Listen

When you meet a person you’re attracted to, you usually ask questions so they may start to open up. To develop a relationship with this person, you must first invite and then listen to what they are saying – otherwise, they will sense your insincerity, close the door to their heart and turn away.

It is the same principle for Romancing Your Writer Within:

  • Ask good questions.
  • Then listen to what she says.

The question “Why” is a crucial one because if you don’t know your motivation to write, you probably won’t get very far.

But if you know why, you will create a strong foundation for putting pen to paper.

When I was a young woman of 25, I wrote in my journal: I want to write because I want to become a very wise woman and share that wisdom with others. I still refer to that entry when I resist my writing. In times of resistance, rejection, or self-doubt, you too can return to your responses to this question; they will fortify you and renew your passion to write.

Romance Your Writer Within ~ with a wee bit of chocolate!

…acknowledge to yourself whether you would have to die if it were denied you to write. This above all – ask yourself in the stillest hour of the night: must I write? And if this should be affirmative…then build your life according to this necessity;…
Rainer Maria Rilke

Ask “why write?” and then listen.

Some of your answers might sound like this…

  • I Want to write to tell my stories.
  • Inspire others, so they know they can make changes.
  • Allow the crazy-wild-me to flop onto the page in whatever form it takes.
  • Find out what really is inside me.
  • Have people read my work and, hopefully, enjoy it; laugh, cry, feel what is inside of them and be touched.
  • Make a contribution to this world.
  • Enjoy exploring other people’s lives in my characters.
  • Inspire readers, touch hearts and open them to remember who they are.
  • Go on inner journeys blindly, not knowing where.
  • Appreciate what’s around me and express it in poetry.
  • Trust that what I have to say means something.
  • Write from any mood, any time, anywhere; honoring my soul.
  • Tell my stories, so others get a sense of transcending their own challenges; that by writing, they can learn from their own.
  • Enliven myself – and to empower others.
  • Assist my soul’s transformation – touch another soul.
  • Speak through loved ones I’ve known; give them voice, and learn to understand them better.
  • Gain entry to portals of deep wisdom and knowledge.
  • Lift off from mundane and rediscover the poetic realm.
  • Say a holy YES to life and try to be my best self.
  • Make some money – hey, what a novel thought!
  • I want to write because I must.

Remember You still Can~ Romance Your Writer Within And Reawaken Your Passion To Write.’

— Dr. Melba Burns

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