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TRUSTING YOUR CREATIVITIY is new behavior for many of us. It may feel quite threatening initially, not only to us but also to our intimates. We may feel-and look-erratic. This erraticism is a normal part of getting unstuck, pulling free from the muck that has blocked us. It is important to remember that at first flush, going sane feels just like going crazy. There is a recognizable ebb and flow to the process of recovering our creative selves. As we gain strength, so will some of the attacks of self. doubt. This is normal, and we can deal with these stronger attacks when we see them as symptoms of recovery.


Common self-attacks are: “Okay, so I did okay this week but it’s just a temporary thing …. Okay, so Igot the morning pages done. Iprobably did them wrong …. Okay, so now I need to plan something big and do it right away! … Who am I kidding? I’ll never recover, not right away … not ever…. ” These attacks are groundless, but very convincing to ourselves. Buying into them enables us to remain stuck and inner connection to the Great Creator. Through this connection our creativity will unfold. Paths will appear for us. We need to trust the Great Creator and move out in faith. Repeat: the Great Creator has gifted us with creativity. Our gift back is our use of it. Do not let friends squander your time. Be gentle but firm, and hang tough. The best thing you can do for your friends is to be an example through your own recovery. Do not let their fears and second thoughts derail you.


Soon enough, the techniques you learn will enable you to teach others. Soon enough, you will be a bridge that will allow others to cross over from self-doubt into self-expression. For right now, protect your artist by refusing to show your morning pages to interested bystanders or to share your artist date with friends. Draw a sacred circle around your recovery. Give yourself the gift of faith. Trust that you are on the right track. You are.