All the writing you have to do for your business can feel a bit overwhelming, especially since there are so many components that make up the whole of your brand. Getting clarity of on your messaging takes work and planning. We’ll dive into this more in another post, but I wanted to share with you simple but powerful exercise to start the process and get the initial ahas going.
The following exercise I can’t take credit for. Rather it was gifted by an amazing human and ayurvedic practitioner I work with.
She shared this to deepen my inner process. However, I’ve found it translates easily into our writing, building our businesses, and overcoming the inner blocks that get in the way of putting ourselves out there.
Use this when you need clarity or courage, or momentum–really use it for any quality you need to feel more of.
Say to yourself, “show me _______” and fill in the blank with a quality.
- Show me clarity
- Show me peace
- Show me safety
- Show me creativity
- Show me worthiness
- Show me healing
- Show me abundance
Hold the request in your consciousness. Then look for the answer in your life. Know that you are being responded to. Maybe the response is a small flash of inspiration or creativity. Maybe it’s a feeling in your bones that washes over. Maybe it’s a synchronicity or a knowing look from a stranger as you walk down the street.
Whatever it is, trust. Trust yourself, trust the process.
Often a sticky part of the creative process is knowing you have something to share and write but it’s just on the tip of our tongues. This exercise will help constellate your ideas, bridge gaps, and bring clarity forward with more ease.
When writing, when creating your messaging, or exploring your voice, open up to the quality you seek. If not sure, make the request: “show me_____” and trust the word that comes up. Doing so brings clarity. It brings intention and magic to your work — all because you are creating space for the innate potential that’s always alive within.
I’ve talked before about the importance of holding the unknown and the questions alive in us. I’m a big believer that having clarity on the questions themselves connects us deeply to the answer — the work is to hold it and let it unfold in its own time. However, the nice thing about this exercise is you’re co-creating in a different way. Asking for the quality that’s already there. When you ask in this way, it’s as if it’s already happened. Your intention will align you to what you’re seeking.
Are you facing any blocks you’d like to overcome? Do any qualities come to mind you want to feel more of? I’d love to hear. Share in the comments below!