Intuition and writing go together like clouds and rain. Or more aptly, my image is of clouds holding then releasing rain, the way our intuition holds and releases ideas, visions, connections, dreams. Many of us are puzzled by that word intuition. Some of us call it the Muse. We say the Muse visited us or the Muse failed to show up. With this notion we hold the bundle of creative energy outside of ourselves. Why would we want to disguise the partnering of our intuition and creative energy by personifying it as the Muse, a fickle being that is separate from us? Our intuition is the receptor of our direct knowing, of our sensing, of our making meaningful connections. And our intuition guides us not only in our creative writing, but also is our well-being, giving us direction to personal care in our health, relationships, environment, and in all our areas of aliveness. As far as our intuition is concerned there is no difference between our insides and our outsides.
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Our innermost, private thoughts that flow out through the intuitive writing process are not strange or weird, or unfit to share. Instead, they are often universal thoughts, feelings, emotions, concerns and even ideas. Usually I use pen and paper when I practice intuitive writing, but you can also type. There seems to be more connection to the page and the words and the innermost thoughts when there is direct contact to pen and paper, so this is an experiment. There are no rules in intuitive writing. You get to let loose on the page and that can be very freeing. It does not mean that you have to write very fast, but just continue to keep your hand or in this case hands moving.
An Intuitive Approach to The Writing Process
Use your innate knowing and creativity…draw, write, sing, dance, paint, sculpt…express, create, learn, be joyful! I have been an educator for many years, a writer for as long as I can remember, and on my spiritual path forever! I offer services to assist others to use and show their unique intuitive abilities, to find and follow their true passion. I can write and create for other people; I most enjoy serving as coach and guide so that others can develop their own intuition and do it for themselves. My goal is not to predict or write for others. Writing and Creating from our intuition - and allowing ourselves time for this - is a great experience. It is insightful, healing, inspirational, resourceful and sometimes even practical.
As a young writer, I assumed everyone had a process similar to my own. It was only in an MFA that it dawned on me most writers do not work the way I do. I encountered little of my associative process in these workshops and books. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator groups people by cognitive function. It follows that the process of creating for each type might unfold differently as well. Usually what first strikes me is a mood more often than a narrative. I trust what strikes me to be story-worthy. I trust my style of thought to evoke this mood and immerse readers in a different consciousness, no matter the subject of my work. The dream life of a story is what drives me.