Today I finally faced my greatest fear. Typing up *THAT* chapter, the most grueling section of my latest mental health recovery memoir, ME & HIM: a Guide to Recovery. The chapter that I had avoided for months. I would rather write, edit, and redraft any chapter in my memoir, avoiding what I really needed to do.
Before, each time I tried to tackle that blasted chapter I’d freeze up with angst and worry about revealing my most personal story. Details not released in my first memoir, ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness. Last December, someone disclosed startling revelations, about what “Really Happened,” suggesting I rewrite ME & HER.
Instead I decided to publish ME & HER as it was, and reveal the truth behind ME & HER in my sequel. But did I really want the world to know those specifics of my personal life?
Am I ready now to divulge all to the public again? … I’m so close to finishing ME & HIM. All I need is to finish THAT chapter … Can I really do it this time?
Yesterday I searched my soul and my heart, imploring the universe to help me solve my dilemma, begging the universe to answer me …Should I concentrate on delivering my mental health presentations or writing ME & HIM?
Yesterday, I received answers via cryptic messages on Facebook posters.
~Whatever you Fight, you Strengthen …and what you Resist, Persists ~ … Eckhart Tolle
~What is Holding YOU back? Is the thought that something is Holding YOU back ~ Ralph Marston
Today I faced my fears and started to create THAT chapter. Here’s how I empowered myself.
1. Connect with your spiritual side. Request the universe to help you.
2. Scribble down your angst and emotions in a free flowing consciousness sort of way.
3. Question yourself, what do you really need to do?
4. Write down your goals, set in the NOW. Be Mindful. What do you really want to accomplish?
5. Visualise yourself facing that fear, achieving every step along the way.
6. Start on that project you’ve been avoiding.
7. Breathe! … Congratulate yourself on this mammoth step.
In May 2012, I launched my gutsy memoir, ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness. The story of how a teacher was harassed by parents of one of her students to breaking point and beyond. And her long term incarceration in a psyche hospital.
How did I Recover and Reclaim my life?
Read the first #20 pages for FREE here … ME & HER
I’m working hard to complete my companion sequel, ME & HIM: a Guide to Recovery, part memoir, part sharing my recovery and coping tools.
Please cross your fingers I can get ME & HIM completed by September, ready to send out to Beta readers and editors for critique … Please Universe!!
Have you ever Faced your FEARS?
Would you like to READ … ME & HIM: a Guide to Recovery?
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