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Revising Writer’s Block

Monday, May 5, 2014
Written by:
Christy Johnson, Ph.D.
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While writing sometimes flows effortlessly whereas other times creating one quality sentence seems impossible, I don’t believe in writer’s block since the rich resource of potential expression always awaits.  Writer’s block implies an external force ties your hands preventing you from expressing yourself.  When you release the illusion of something beyond you holding your words hostage, you can connect to the possibility you yourself own and can shift the ebb and flow of your writing.

In Jin Shin Jyutsu® (JSJ) Japanese acupressure, every disharmony begins with an inhale problem, an exhale issue, or both.  Consider writer’s block in this context.  When you find yourself writing furiously and productively, view this as a big exhale or release of words onto the page.  The desire to express yourself overcomes any reluctance or barrier.

Conversely, consider when you want to write, maybe you even sit down at the page or computer and nothing comes.  While you feel ready intellectually, you may need to shift something internally for the words to start flowing again.  Maybe you need some down time to creatively inhale, maybe you need to sit with what you’ve already absorbed as a pause between the writing exhale and inhale, or perhaps you need to give yourself permission to say it, to exhale.

You can’t continuously inhale or exhale.  A productive writing jag won’t last forever but a temporary drought won’t either.  Continuous change, a fundamental aspect of the universe, applies to writing as well.

For those interested in Jin Shin Jyutsu® (JSJ) self-helps, the third depth (Gallbladder Organ Function, Liver Organ Function, Safety Energy Locks (SELs) 16 through 22, middle finger), SEL 13, SEL 17, and the Lung Organ Function harmonize creativity and imagination.  The third depth, among other benefits, gives you the gall or nerve to express yourself.  SEL 13 invites enthusiasm and self-empowerment, SEL 17 supports intuition, and the Lung harmonizes breathing as well as mental clarity, emotional calm, and worthiness.  I recommend holding self-helps for thirty-six exhales and inhales while attending to your breath.

What do you tell yourself when you encounter a writing lull?  How do you ride the rise and fall of your writing productivity?


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