Let Your Voice Lead was the title of the intenSati writing workshop I attended today (@ Equinox). Bobby actually joined me; I was really happy he came. The workshop was 2 hours and it consisted of an intenSati class (1 hour) and then a writing workshop about personalizing the intenSati affirmations (also 1 hour). It was led by Lindsay, who I’ve mentioned before.
The class was great, of course. The affirmations were:
- I am powerful
- I am inspired
- I am confident
- I have desire
- I am ready to write
- I am willing to write
- I am able to write
- I am writing RIGHT NOW
- I am free to succeed
- I let my voice lead
- I intend to open my heart and grow; with courage and discipline I write what I know
Because we got there late I actually wasn’t that sweaty by the end but Bobby was sweating buckets. He thought it was pretty fun.
Then we did some writing exercises based on the affirmations. We did 7 minutes per exercise, and they were…
- Write a story about desire. (I wrote about figuring out what I desire – happiness. Oddly enough, so did Bobby.)
- Remember a time in your childhood when you felt confident. Be very detailed. (I had a lot of trouble remembering a confident time. I think I spent 5 minutes thinking and 2 minutes writing.)
- Write about the affirmation, “I am free to succeed.” (I wrote again about happiness and doing things just for ME.)
- “Let your voice lead.” Write a conversation that you have in your head with yourself (generally these are the conversations with the “devil on your shoulder”). (I wrote about body image. I may post this conversation sometime because Bobby thought the ending was funny.)
- Write about how you can save your own life/make your life better. (This was pretty easy – we all have goals!)
My favorite fuel of the day was this huge bowl of oatmeal and maple syrup and almond milk. I always put salt in my oatmeal (think I’ve mentioned that before).
It was a whole cup of dry oatmeal and it could barely fit in the bowl. I am so glad that oatmeal is back in my life. I went for over a month without it for some reason.
This picture looks weird because I always let my oatmeal sit for about an hour before I eat it so that it gets nice and thick. This time I put in the milk before I let it sit so the milk got weird looking. If I don’t have time to let it sit, I will put it in the freezer.
Are you a writer? Does writing help you? Do you wish you wrote more? How did you get into it?