A few months ago, I was introduced to Amy Brooks, writing coach and book doula with VoicePenPurpose and have been following her on social media. This week she is offering a free "Kick-off Your Summer & Your Book" writing workshop. Since I've continued to feel stuck about my book I thought it would be a good exercise to get me back in the game. Today's focus was on establishing confidence and clarity. We had several writing prompts that helped to reflect on our thoughts about becoming an author, fear of failure, fear of success, etc. One of the most profound questions that we were asked to think about was "Am I ready to heal?"
I think this is so profound for me because I feel like I've spent most of my life doing healing work along the way. I've always been very open to it and actually love the work of processing things. It feels like healing has been a very functional part of my life experience in a way that has flowed and felt very seamless in a lot of ways. Still, this question feels like a big one and I think it's because, while I've been doing a lot of healing work in my life, I've come to a threshold or breakthrough moment that will ultimately take me to a whole new place. I think I'm ready - even longing for it in so many ways - AND I'm also still scared.
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Jennifer Miracle-Best is an author and speaker whose Calling is to help victims of spiritual violence find healing.