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7 Minutes to Freedom: Simple Writing Meditations to Liberate Your Writing and Your Life

 

Self-help, creativity, personal growth, writing prompts, journalling, personal transformation

Date Published: January 28, 2021

Publisher: North Spirit Publishers

Have you always longed to express your innermost thoughts in writing but thought it impossible because you’re not a writer? Do you wish you could quiet the voice in your head, lose the self-doubt, and write to your heart’s content? What if you could let go of limiting beliefs, build a joyful daily writing practice, and discover your authentic voice and your authentic life?

Freedom is closer than you think. Freedom to write and rewrite your life. Freedom to write yourself happy, clear, and free. Seven minutes at a time.

7 Minutes to Freedom offers a roadmap for writers and nonwriters to find their voice, embrace their creativity, and radically transform their writing and their life. It is a practical guide to summoning your courage, writing through challenges to create a dream life, boosting your creativity, gaining insight, and improving your relationship with yourself and your writing,

This book is written for experienced writers, novice writers, nonwriters, those burnt out by the creative process, and those who have struggled to share their thoughts, ideas, and voice. It is meant for anyone interested in self-discovery, creativity, and deep spiritual insight.

With one hundred simple and powerful seven-minute writing meditations to use as guideposts to creative freedom, this book will help you rediscover the joy of writing, build new daily habits, and embrace the freedom that comes with knowing you can write and live without fear.

Use the powerful meditations in this book to learn exactly how to:

  • Overcome writer’s block and develop your authentic voice
  • Quiet your inner critic and build a joyful daily writing practice
  • Abandon limiting beliefs and self-judgment
  • Unlock your creative potential
  • Reconnect to parts of yourself you’ve neglected
  • Cultivate gratitude and focus, and change the course of your life
  • And so much more!

If you’re ready to make powerful discoveries about yourself and improve your writing life forever, the writing meditations in this book are the perfect tools to help you find your way to writing and living without fear. Get your copy today to discover just how far freedom, clarity, and inspiration can take you!

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EXCERPT

Writing yourself whole

I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being. 

– Confucius

Writing is an alchemical process that turns pieces into wholeness. Whenever I feel like my life is falling apart, writing becomes my sanctuary. It is my sacred place to hide and rest. A place to centre and feel whole again. In this space, everything slowly returns to its natural rhythm so I can return to stillness and fullness. The writing process allows me to keep my attention on the present moment and stay with my thoughts and feelings.

When we think we are not enough and need anything or anyone to fulfill us, we suffer. When we believe that other people or things promise us wholeness, we suffer. Writing can teach us that we are not lacking anything or anyone. It can teach us freedom, honesty, and compassion, clarity and perseverance, trust and openness. It can teach us wholeness. All that is required is to trust the process, and most importantly, to start.

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Write about what you need in order to feel whole right now. You don’t have to be realistic. You are not writing a plan. You are writing to find out what’s true for your heart in this moment. It’s a safe discovery journey, and no action is needed. Of course, you can, and probably will, act on what you learn, but for now, the focus is on the discovery itself. What do you feel is missing in your life? Who or what do you believe would make you feel whole? You can start with, “In order for me to feel whole right now, I need …” and continue for seven minutes. No stopping. The rules are simple: don’t stop, reread, or rewrite for seven minutes. 

About The Author

Natalya Androsova, PhD

Natalya is an award-winning writing and dissertation coach with over two decades of experience teaching writing. She has coached professional writers and university writers of all skill levels–students, staff, and faculty. Natalya currently runs Writing and Graduate Student Support at Ryerson University in Toronto, where she also teaches Writing for Wellness to staff and faculty and acts as a dissertation coach for graduate students.

Her passion is helping writers become more courageous, authentic, and kind to themselves. Through individual coaching, writing groups, and writing retreats, she has helped hundreds of writers to break through blocks and find inspiration, a more authentic voice, and a greater freedom in their writing and their life. Her doctoral research also focused on the intricacies of the writing process, exploring the relationship among the poetic, the feminine, and the sacred.

She lives in Toronto, Canada, and when she is not writing or meditating, she loves to play tennis, practice yoga, or sit by the water and cloud watch for hours. In her own writing practice, spanning three decades, she discovered that beliefs we have about our writing are not different from the beliefs we have about ourselves, so a new way of writing often translates into a new way of living. What was impossible becomes probable and even likely when we learn to write and live without fear.

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