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Discover your inner fire.

Discover your inner fire.  It’s not that hard, but we tend to live in the lies we tell ourselves.  We all have Ph.Ds. in excuses, like family and other things we have to attend to in this 3D-existence.  But there is always time if we make it.  We also tend to not listen to the inner urges, labeling them as woo-woo or generally uncomfortable or ridiculous, like dreams at night.  Ninety percent of all the women I meet live for and through their families, but what about THEM?  What is their own outlet of happiness?  Nothing wrong with being focused on family, but not to a point where that’s all there is.

I feel kind of blah today, not very fired up, but I know what makes me happy.  Every day I sit down to listen within and every time I find my true north.  Then it’s all about will to make stuff happen in accordance to my inner direction.

How do you tame your will?  You don’t.  Will is like a cat, contrary at best, or outright belligerent at worst. Cats know how to be motivated, especially at meal times, lol.  Cats are also super lazy and they don’t give a sh*t.  Sometimes I wish I was more like them because they truly act from supreme indifference and detachment.  That doesn’t mean they have no feelings, but everything is on their terms.  You know immediately about your transgression  when you take a wrong step, like taking them to the vet.

So basically, you have a cat in your head.

There is a way to tame cats, sort of.  You have to coax them along with something alluring, like tuna treats.  When you love something, it has a kind of golden allure.  Your passion is like that; that thing you keep putting off.   Throw some treats at it!

Once you allow yourself (with some coaxing) to attend to that passion, you feel great.  That feeling is the tuna treat.  Basically, the more you allow yourself to experience that special feeling, the easier it gets to choose to be a participant, not a sideline observer.

Step away from the sideline.  When you don’t feel like it, apply some discipline (which is also an acquired skill) to push yourself forward.  One whiff of that tuna will get your right in the mood to pursue.  I know it works for me.

For me the tuna is the joy of creativity.  Writing this fires me up, and seeing a pile of painting brushes in my studio gives me an inner smile.  If you don’t know what yours is, do some digging for gold inside that murky mine of yours.  “I can’t find it,” you say??  Frigging BS.  Don’t be lazy, dig deeper.

Just accept that there is a special path waiting for you; the one only you can find.  Don’t you want to go on adventure?  Don’t you want to find out?  Live your life as an adventurer, not like a predictable hamster running on its wheel.  I have to say I prefer cats to hamsters.

Don’t you want to have your tombstone say you lived with passion, that you inspired others?

The habits can get so ingrained it can be hard to break out of them, and most people don’t even try.  I speak to YOU who wants to find out, who knows there is no other way to live.

That the same ole, same ole is not good enough.

My inspiration today: take positive action, no matter how much the resistance says no.  Engage will and discipline and get into your life.  You won’t look back because you know it’s true.

I’m doing the action right beside you, so let’s go!

Because life happens NOW!

xo

Maria

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P.S.  My e-course Visionary Art Journaling offers many exercises to go within to discover your inner truth.  We will be working with art and the six senses.  It’s a self paced e-course.  The link is HERE.

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Write That Novel Now! ecourse is live.

The ecourse Write That Novel Now! I’ve been working hard to put together is now live.  Click on the book cover in the sidebar, or go HERE.  I’m really excited about this development and I’m happy to share it to help struggling or novice writers to get a handle on the writing craft.   It is time to share my knowledge with the world.  For many years I thought there had to be a way to share this knowledge without just putting out another ebook on Amazon, but I didn’t know what to do.

My ecourse contains an ebook, but there is so much more, and I’m available for support in the dedicated Facebook group that I created for the students.

You know when something feels right, and creating the ecourse felt right all the way.  It hasn’t always been easy, and as with any writing, there are many not-so-fun parts and challenges to overcome to get it done.  For me it was the technical side, and that is an ongoing and sometimes painful learning curve.  I have banged my forehead against the edge of my desk a number of times, but there was no backing out of the project.  And, miraculously, it all came together in the end.   The bruises have now faded…  ;-P

I learned a lot of technical stuff and I’m grateful for that.  I know it will come in handy later when I create more courses.  Online classes is a great way to share with others, and for that I thank God.  I didn’t think I would ever thank anyone  for technology.  We truly live in a global village and the opportunities are endless.

If you know of any struggling writers, please share this blog with them.  I can truly help and they can learn quickly!

Anyone can come along for the ride!   Maybe you are the next New York Times bestseller author!  It’s never to late to try something new.

So excited about the ecourse!

The fiction writing ecourse is almost done.  I can’t wait to share it all with YOU!   I’ve put everything I know about writing in this course and it’s great.  It was time to get it all down on “paper” and share with the world.   I almost wrote a big book but I decided that an ecourse would be a lot more immediate and people don’t like to read long, complicated books to get the info they need.  It’s all about learning fast and implementing what you learn, so I’m really excited about the format.  The ecourse is divided into sections that are easy to follow.   It will be up online in the next few days, so stay connected for the link.  Happy writing!

Fiction writing ecourse coming soon!

Hi folks, this is the first post in this blog, though I have blogged a lot in the past.  In fact, I have an art blog and you can check it out HERE.  I had a writer’s blog but it went away on The Starship Enterprise never to be seen again…  🙂  I’m excited about this site because I built it myself and I’m far from a geek.  Anyhoo, I’m working on a very exciting fiction writing  ecourse for beginning or struggling writers.  It will be easy to follow with an ebook, questionaire PDFs, and audios.  I will keep you posted.   Shouldn’t be long now if all the technicalities work out.   Sayonara, and keep creating!