“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it.
Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
— Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad
Anyone who dare to create, will inevitably confront resistance.
That is, not wanting to create.
Finding ways of avoiding creating.
Or just simply…not doing it. Even with best intentions in play.
If this is you right now, take heart.
Then pick up the pen, journal to these prompts, and see what happens.
You’ve got this.
Today’s Journal Prompts:
I am resisting…
What’s not flowing is…
What is flowing is…
When I remember that I am made of water…
Flowing around obstacles means…
This post is part of the 30 Day Journal Project.
Our theme for this year is: FLOW.
Just discovered this project? Great! You can begin right now.
Pop your email into the box below, and you’ll each day’s prompts delivered to you:
You’ll get Day 1 immediately when you sign up, and a new prompt each day after for 30 days.
Don’t want to receive prompts by email – or did your daily email go missing?
No worries, we’ve got options:
1. Every day for 30 days, a brand new set of journaling prompts is posted right here on my blog. Creative journaling is my number one tool as an artist and creative entrepreneur.
2. I also made printables of ALL 30 days of prompts… (see below)
Beauty & Connection
You may join our closed FB Group for this project here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/30dayjournal/
Each inspirational quote for the 30 Day Journal Project has a pretty visual graphic for you to print out and paste your journal, add to your Pinterest gallery, or share as you wish.
You are invited to share your experience in the comments—the dream is to collect your stories for an upcoming book about this project.
Use the hashtag #30DAYJOURNAL in your blog and social media posts so we can find each other and build our creative community.
*Upcoming Workshops Registering Now*
A quick heads up that this is the last chance to join an online workshop with me until October, 2015.
Dreaming on Paper: The Creative Sketchbook is the foundational course that shows you how to effortlessly combine word, image, collage and photography to create richly layered visual journals.
This course is required for more in-depth study and the facilitator training. Four weeks, starts in August, 2015.
The 7 Creative Powers is all about breaking through resistance and understanding the places we get stuck. For those who have already taken Dreaming on Paper or Creative + Practice. This course is required for the Facilitator Training. Seven weeks, starts July 8th, 2015! You may register through July.
DIY Binder Journal (aka Lazy Journaling)
Last year when I offered the first 30 Day Journal Project, I found that having the prompts printed out in advance helped me get right into my journaling for the day.
Secretly, I’ve thought of this as my Lazy Journaling approach.
Fill-in-the-blank, and your done.
So I made you nice versions of the very same layouts I’m using for my own journaling.
After I made these for myself, I prettied up the design so you could use them, too — and not just in a ring binder.
Also included is another layout included for cutting and pasting into an existing journal.
Get ALL 30 days of prompts & quotes (plus one bonus day) with 2 different layout designs.
FLOW: PRINTABLES | $12
What’s showing up in your journal these days? Anything surprising?
If you’ve got resistance, please do come back tomorrow. I’ve got something that will help and so does our featured guest.