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Reflections on The Artist's Way — Week 3: Recovering a Sense of Power

This is the third post in a series on The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, a book and a self-study program developed by Julia Cameron in the 1990s. Each week of the program is focused on a theme. In the post, I’ll be looking back on Week 3: Recovering a Sense of Power. By the third week of doing The Artist’s Way, I had found a rhythm and was already starting to see some changes in the way I approached my creativity and expression. 

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It's Not About Good Angels and Bad Angels

Sometimes I wonder if making the sensible choice is always so sensible after all. I’ve been thinking a little bit about sensibility and being sensible. I am now in week 6 of The Artist’s Way. Week 6 is about recovering a sense of abundance — a little bit about money and where we put our energy and all that stuff. In the book, the author says, “Creativity is not and never has been sensible. Why should it be? Why should you be? Do you still think there’s some moral virtue in being martyred? If you want to make some art, make some art.” 

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Dealing With Self-Doubt

On a walk home the other day, I ended up feeling the first signs of what I thought might be imposter syndrome. I chat about what it felt like, and how I moved into and through it. Today I’m going to talk a little bit about imposter syndrome. A few weeks ago, I was walking home and I started to feel a little bit of anxiety and a lot of self-doubt. And I thought that I was experiencing imposter syndrome. It’s possible that’s what it was. Although as I sit here, I’m not totally sure. But I can say, it was the closest to imposter syndrome that I’ve ever experienced, I think. Prior to this, for the most part when...

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