The journey of Artist’s Way is intriguing and fascinating to me. I hit a wall at week three, just as week three had predicted I would. It took me three weeks to get through it. I got annoyed with and hung up on some of the questions from one of the exercises in the chapter and abandoned the work. I did Morning Pages intermittently, but on the whole, I walked away from Artist’s Way. I thought about it a lot and really wanted to do it, but I didn’t want to go back to those questions. Finally, I bit the bullet and did it and am so glad I did. It was a relief to acknowledge my annoyance with them and move through that, exploring the reasons for my feelings and moving on.
Here is what I wrote about it in my book this weekend:
The first time I worked through this book, I didn’t feel much dramatic change. It was like I was just taking a peak to see the horizon, but not moving towards it. This time I seem to experience what is described before I even read about it and then read it and say, “So, that’s what is supposed to be happening…” This time, it’s like I’m a step ahead of or right in sync with the journey of the book and saying, “Now, bring me that horizon.”
I am really enjoying it and am finding a voice I had forgotten that I possessed. I’m very excited about my Artist’s Date this week, but I don’t want to share about it until it is done…
casts a yellow shadow
through translucent amber-colored wings