|julie and i want you to join us in becoming unblocked. . . .|
to celebrate six months of being in a tight place and trying to love it, trying to create more space in our lives, GITP is giving away a copy of julia cameron's the artist's way to a reader who leaves a comment in the comments section of this post. we will randomly select a winner and post the winner's name on july first, the day of our six month anniversary.
Julie: Lara, I'm on Week Two of The Artist's Way and I want to corner everyone in the playground about it. I can't stop thinking about it, especially because the reason why I'm doing it is because the friend I know who did it changed her life in a radical way after eight weeks of "morning pages." And I need something on the same level and scale of rad to happen to me. So this is my way of willing it to happen and/or figuring out what it is I really should be doing to enact the kind of change I need.
Does this sound too "infomercially" already?
The summer solstice is tomorrow, too. So I'm thinking of writing a very short story for the shortest night of the year. I also need to start assessing the last six months. Re: the video, Lara: Like morning pages, this is annoying (the graphics, particularly) in a lot of ways, but also enlightening in a lot of ways in light of tightness. Gemini New Moon is good!
i'm half-way through week 2 of morning pages. i've been wanting to try the artist's way for over five years, but never felt i had the wherewithal to do any kind of program. julie inspired me to try it though, and it feels like a great companion to daily blog writing.
summer is always a tight place for me, so i'm hoping julia cameron will help me through it.
also hoping that someone out there will be inspired to join me and julie on our path to becoming "unblocked creatives."
(and that we don't sound like an infomercial, julie!)
so far i'm loving what cameron has to say about "shadow artists" (those who support other artists in doing their work when they really wish they were doing their own work), "synchronicity" (the coincidences that happen when you set intentions), and her insight that "blocked creatives" fantasize about the work they will do rather than actually doing it. that one has been especially true for me over the years.
so, leave a comment. and if you've already done this program, let us know what it was like for you. if you're blocked or unblocked, we want to know more!