i'm finally starting my book--The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. it's a "course in discovering and recovering your creative self."
my lovely sister, amy, has been reading it and she recommended it to me. as soon as she told me kind of what it was about, i became interested and ordered it immediately, except that was about two months ago. i haven't really had the alone time to really dig in and start it (or at least made the alone time for myself). but i knew that whenever i was meant to start it, it would be the perfect time for me. and so now i've started.
what it is, is a 12 week course of certain tasks to do that help build and recover your "artist from within." so it's kind of like a class.... i'm taking a class to discover and become more in tune with my creative self.
anyway, i just got done reading the exercises and everything for week 1, which is suppose to "recover a sense of safety." by doing this, it says to say and list many affirmations and notice the negative voice behind each positive affirmation and try to figure out where it came from... like if it came from some major past incident or person in your life.
anyway, so it's already sounding really cool, but at the same time be difficult to really dig deep and look at your inside self. i'm really excited though. i have a feeling this will be a big, groundbreaking journey for me.