Writing Prompts – Are Old Resentments Clogging Your Writing?

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Day 7 of Experience Change and Open to Your Inner Writer.

Even when you think you have cleared a situation or a relationship things keep popping up. Suddenly you find yourself thinking about something from the past, an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, a friend you felt betrayed by, your parents, or even your siblings.

On one specific Mercury Retrograde I discovered people were visiting my dreams that I still had unresolved issues with. Every night there was a different person in my dreams for about a week. I had to laugh about it because I knew what was happening and needed to take action to clear each one. 

 

Today’s Writing Prompts:

 

Read the questions, choose which one/s you want to work with and then listen and dance/move to the music below.

  1. Re-Indentify what the actual problem was/is.  Always look within first because everything else is a reflection of what is going on inside of you. The universe provides experiences for each of us in direct relation to what is going on within so that we may learn and grow. What was the problem between you?
  2. Reevaluate the situation.  Can you see the love, the Divine Essence of the other person and in yourself? What do you need to do to be able to view it objectively? Are you still holding onto anger or another emotion?
  3. Reconsider that each of you were only playing a part in the experience to learn what self love really means. What do you need to do to take care of yourself, to nurture yourself, to love yourself?

It is time to play some music, dance and move to get the words flowing.  You may choose to write between each song or you may decide to dance to them all and then write. Write whatever comes up for you during the dance or ask the questions above to get things started. Don’t worry about anything but getting your words on the page. Allow things to come up so you can clear them. You can write in any form you choose, prose, poetry, or even in story form. If dancing it out isn’t enough and you need a ceremony for letting go check out, Forgive Yourself and Others Through Sacred Living Ceremony.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you found this beneficial. Check in later for more questions to help you blow out the stuck places and get those words flowing.

*The words that are in both bold and italics are words that you can reflect upon as well during this experiential journey.

Share your thoughts about this process, whether you are joining in, or any questions you may have. If you blog about it please come back and share your link in the comments below.

PageLines- picture20193.jpgMorgan Dragonwillow: Rebel dancing with words, intuitive cook, recovering perfectionist, poet & author that (mostly) doesn’t let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo, and you can find her at, A Poet’s Kitchen, cooking up simply delicious meals. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she’s a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn’t.
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4 thoughts on “Writing Prompts – Are Old Resentments Clogging Your Writing?

  1. I did the first two, but two hours of movement is too long for me to do during the day, usually because I have too much to do.

    1. Re-Indentify what the actual problem was/is. Always look within first because everything else is a reflection of what is going on inside of you. The universe provides experiences for each of us in direct relation to what is going on within so that we may learn and grow. What was the problem between you?

    I think the actual problem is that with most people who hurt me, I have a lot of trouble forgiving others. This may be due to the fact that my sister taught me from a young age that “sorry doesn’t mean anything” and that you have to atone for mistakes with your actions. There is also the fact that I was a sensitive, gullible child, easily tricked and easily hurt. Thus, it makes me hard to forgive people in fiction and real life alike, and not able to understand why no one else sees that a character has to face the consequences of his or her actions.
    Not trusting others who have hurt me is a defense mechanism, to protect myself from future hurt. The negative is that I’m more judgmental of people and fictional characters, thus reducing the enjoyment of a book if it features someone who does terrible things and gets forgiven for it, or who gets a slap on the wrist. What comes to mind is this fancomic ROTG: Shift on Deviantart (Beware Spoilers), in which the main antagonist gets forgiven for arson, framing Jack Frost for said arson, an attempt on the Man in the Moon, and actually killing Jack when the former tries to fight him as a human because he decides to fight his much more deplorable uncle who also wants to wipe out the humans. The Man in the Moon also has a lot to answer for, but he gets away with it because he’s the highest authority figure and has his reasons. It was frustrating that I was the only reader who felt no sympathy for the antagonist since he only regretted his actions after his mother told him off, and didn’t have to answer for them. As a result, I haven’t been reading the artist’s original comic that he’s posting, though it looks well-drawn. It’s a good defense mechanism, to not forgive those who have done wrong, but it’s also an isolating one.

    • Hi Priya, I should have mentioned that I was posting more music so there were more choices and so that those that want to dance more than 10 to 20 minutes had that option.

      In regards to the work that you did, I would suggest finding a way to forgive yourself as well as others. Holding onto things only bogs us down and prevent us from living our journey to the fullest. Learning good boundaries (instead of allowing defense mechanisms to reign) can be difficult but in the end will be more fulfilling. I speak from experience. I have pushed a lot of people away in my life during times when I needed them the most. Learning good boundaries has helped me realize when I need to say no and when I need to say yes. For many years I held onto things that kept me angry and unwilling to allow goodness in, I was always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

      Peace to you.

    • As a reader of the comic you are talks no about, I agree with Morgan. Holding on to past experiences really can’t add any happiness to your life. I know the comic doesn’t really matter, but the antagonist was never actually forgiven in the end. He was just given a dangerous task to do in order to make up for all of his wrong doings. He needed to earn his way back onto the side of good. I would suggest reading the other story the artist has written too, it’s not healthy to hold onto resentment.

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