I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! Doing Morning Pages sucks. And that is exactly why I am committing to doing them for ten weeks straight.
Some new type of sadomasochism? Maybe. I don’t know. All I know is that I have to do this. Now.
Morning pages are nothing new. It’s a particular stream of consciousness that was coined as a practice by Julia Cameron in her book The Artist’s Way in 1992.
First thing every morning, you write about whatever is crossing your mind at that particular time. No matter how mundane, how petty, or dumb. You just write it down. With a pen on paper. Three full pages.
I’ve been journaling for about 20 years now, but this is different. There is no question to guide me, no problem to solve, just thoughts that arise.
I hate it! Because currently, my thoughts are filled with rage. I was not aware of this until I read Edith Eger’s The Choice this past week. And all this rage is boiling under the surface, tainting my thoughts. Highly uncomfortable.
Then why do it? And why now? Because I’ve learned to trust my intuition on this point really. Over the years, l’ve learned to recognize the ‘Holy Yes’ within me, and to heed it.
So, for the next ten weeks, I commit to writing my morning pages every single day, and have an artist date every week. A date with myself. To allow myself to be filled with whatever nourishes and inspires my inner child
They say that in order to understand you have to teach. So I’ve decided to write a weekly blog about my process. Right here at hermienvos.com. I’m planning to post one each Wednesday for the rest of the year.
On Instagram, I’ll be sharing a daily Yay-I-did-my-morning-pages story. And of course, I’ll share my artist date with you. After the date. Because that date is just between me and my inner artist.
If you’ve done the Artist Way, I would love for you to share your experience with us in the comments. Did it work for you? What did it do for you? Is there something you would have loved to know before you started or at the beginning of you journey?
If you haven’t done it, but are curious or want to know more, feel free to ask a question. And I will dig in, or maybe someone else has the perfect answer they are willing to share.
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