Wow…I just received a notification that it is my 10 year anniversary with wordpress!
I only began publicly posting in 2013…so there was a lot of time spent too afraid to post publicly! Fear holds so many of us back.
I am now in another phase in life where letting go of fear is needed… It is true what they say…no matter what step you are on there will be fear when you are called again to move forward.
This year my intention is to follow my curiosity…follow my excitement…follow the call…
Moving towards authenticity and empowerment…fearlessly…
Tags: blogging, fear
I have had this blog for years as “Notes from the Mat” and after reflection I decided I needed to update it and change the name. This was inspired by coming to recognize the essence of my writing…which is primarily about chakras, energy and whatever “flows” and comes through. During a training for Reiki at my studio I said “be the rain, let the energy flow”. Since then it has become a mantra for our Reiki Practitioners. It seems to fit for this blog as well…when I write it is often in spurts, drizzles or sometimes downfalls…I can’t force it to rain…I have to just let it rain and when it does I just collect it and often share it here. So this site will include the usual style of writing …just an updated name.
Be the Rain…Namaste Kerry
I got a notice from WordPress saying “Happy Anniversary” “You registered with WordPress 7 Years ago!”. What? 7 YEARS AGO?? Years. I had a few blogs here over that time …published then deleted them…until finally this past year I decided to just stop deleting my words. I wish I could get back some of my writing from those other blogs now. Yes, I still have the thoughts that come sometimes when getting ready to hit publish, but I have learned to shift my focus off of the fear and think about who may want to read this and not about who doesn’t. My intention is for this to be a motivational space and a resource about Yoga….its not all going to be good – its not all going to resonate with everyone. Sometimes I will want to delete it…or keep something safe in draft mode for months 🙂
So how can you just hit publish and start losing the fear?
What do I get creatively out of building this blog up and what do I hope people will get out of reading it?? What do I appreciate from other peoples blogs and what would I miss if they weren’t there? What do I want to say? Why am I censoring myself if I am called to write? What do I bring in my own unique way?
Think about how many blogs or videos and articles you read and don’t comment on OR like…yet you do get inspiration from them. Just because no one comments or hits ” like” doesn’t mean you aren’t making a difference to someone. 🙂 So…Write for you and write for the people who are reading your stuff.
Instead of thinking about the worst that could happen – we can start to ask ourselves – what is the best that could happen?
Namaste – Kerry 🙂
Side note…I plan to upgrade to premium soon and lose these ads! 🙂
rediscovering… reclaiming words.
Censored myself for over 3 decades only to find the power in a small stone.
The truth that I have been writing all my life…
I burned my writing. I tore it up.
Moved on with technology to deleting it…dragged to the virtual trash can.
Gone forever….but I’m safe. No one can see it.
What is that about?
Dare to reclaim it.
A divine gift…
a bit rough and cloudy from years of neglect and abandonment.
Let it shine.
I am a writer.