It’s interesting isn’t it that often we talk about ‘opening doors’ into our deeper wisdom and experience.
When I started to write this blog I looked up some quotes on creativity and found some with pictures of doors.
It’s the stuff of horror movies isn’t it, the door into the silent house, the moving from one room to another with the music swelling and dying away while we jump inside at the thought of ‘the thing’ that must be there or why would the spooky music be playing.
For writers there isn’t a substitute for delving deep into those silent, dark rooms because writing on the surface is never satisfying. Not when you have that itch to create characters who are as believable as the people you meet every day. Nor write those words you feel are just there… out of reach, at the tip of your inner voice.
My response to horror movies has always been, ‘why don’t they put the lights on?’
Pragmatic maybe but as far as writing goes, unhelpful. Because we don’t find everything in the light. We need to contrast the light with what is hidden and in shadow to become rounded writers.
However we describe the process and however we tackle it, at some point we have to make that journey through the doors, into the shadows, to bring our true treasured words out into the world.
Are your words powerful enough to change lives?
Oscar Wilde's quote reminds us that not everything that comes up from those shadows is going to feel comfortable. It often will challenge us. And it should challenge us because just as an idea can change the world, so our words have that power.
If even a tiny part of you accepts you're on a journey of soul development then we have to be prepared to accept ourselves as a powerful force for good.
Being on that journey myself, I know how scary that can be. Worse than watching a movie from behind our hands. I can only open so many doors at any one time till I’ve thoroughly explored that room. and know that what’s behind me isn’t as big a challenge as what’s ahead.
If I’m brave I manage some of it by myself but more often I seek help. That’s why I know that other people can use some guidance some time.
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