how to break through to the magic

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. You need this in your creative life. You need it now.

One of the basic tenets of The Artist’s Way is the daily ritual of the morning pages.

Three pages, stream of consciousness, handwritten. Every day.

What will you gain from morning pages?

a new relationship with creativity

saying goodbye to not feeling “creative enough”

a place to throw away your mental trash

deep insights into your true desires

pure permission to write horribly

devotion through ritual

the channeling of the story your soul is meant to tell

breaking through self-imposed walls

peace

joy

space

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make note: the image above is very pretty and neat and insinuates that morning pages are always enjoyable (which they are not), always serene (again, not), and best done with a pen in the shape of a flower (that may be accurate).