I believe in callings.
I believe that each of us has something that we were put here to do, and when we find what it is, we must do it with all our hearts.
And… it isn’t always easy to get clear on what our calling is.
The noisy, busy world we live in and the noisy, busy minds we are encouraged to cultivate by the mainstream makes it hard to hear ourselves and the deeper whispers of our souls.
And that’s often how a calling comes through, as a whisper.
It took me a number of years to come around to realizing that my deepest call is to write. I spent my 20s and 30s sorting myself out in that regard, changing careers, soul-searching, and more (like helping other people get clear on their life callings!), only to come back to the insight that my 6th grade self already had hit upon: I want to write.
Are you called to write?
If you’re here, reading a website named “Called to Write”, I’m going to assume that you also feel that call. That you have the inner compunction to put words to the page in some form. You may or may not be doing it yet, or maybe not yet quite the way you want to be doing it, but I’m guessing that one way or the other, you’ve been feeling the call to write for some time.
When I conducted a survey a little while ago, 71% of you said that you felt called to write without a doubt. That’s huge. And fantastic!
And, interestingly, 71% of you also said that you struggle with procrastination.
Isn’t that fascinating?
The very thing we feel called to do is the very thing we tend to avoid.
And it’s entirely normal.
One of my favorite things Steven Pressfield says in The War of Art (aka “Jenna’s Bible”) is this:
“The more important a call or action is to our soul’s evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it.”
In other words?
The bigger the dream, the more we fear and avoid it.
The good news
The good news is that it’s not as hard as it feels to help yourself write the way you want to. You just need to understand what’s really going on behind the calling, behind the resistance, and along the life journey we’re making as writers so that you can start to match up what you’re doing on a daily basis with your deeper calling.
I’m leading a free teleclass next week to help you do just that.
It’s titled: “Called to Write: How to Align Your Daily Actions with Your Soul’s Deeper Purpose”.
In the class, I’ll be talking about:
- Symptoms you may be experiencing if you’re not living your calling — and what to do about them.
- Mistakes you may be making that might be stopping you from pursuing your calling.
- How to know you are called to write — no more second guessing what you were put here to do.
- Things you think may be signs you shouldn’t write but are not accurate — and you should ignore!
- Surprising facts about how you can fulfill your calling to write more easily than you expect.
- The mythic journey you must complete in order to fulfill your calling.
- Action steps to align your daily actions with your soul’s deeper calling.
If you’d like to join me, please register here: http://programs.calledtowrite.com/teleclass