Saturday, November 15, 2008
Day 15: Finding my Voice
I have a fear of speaking my truth. Of being seen. This fear goes way back and it stifles me some. It holds me back. I want to find my voice. Boy, do I want to find my voice. One of the ways I want to find my voice is in writing. I've dabbled in it for a long time. I started writing what I called a novel when I was 11. After I'd written some amount of pages, I think it probably brought me too close to feelings I couldn't afford then, and I threw it away. I wish I had it back now. I picked up writing again in my early 20's, writing articles for university newspapers, newsletters of various sorts, poetry; then more recently, a bit of blogging, and a lot of journalling along the way. Writing here for Soul Coaching every day has strengthened my desire to write more again.. to get good at it, or try to anyhow. So I want to state my intention to do that. To find the way and means to practice my writing, get support for it, and hone my skill at it. In the spirit of that, I thought I would write a brief synopsis of the book that I would like to write. Here's a working title: Living the wild: Skills, Techniques, and the Spirit of Somatic-Expressive Arts Therapy. I first have to make up what I mean by Somatic-Expressive arts therapy though! I want to fashion my own mix of transpersonal, relational, somatic, and arts therapy practices/perspectives into a practice that supports people to move, paint, scream, cry, laugh, sing, talk, become self-aware, and become whole. This is the most powerful, meaningful, and most fun thing I can think of to do for my life's work. And I want to write about it. It is my way of singing to the world.