Friday, November 09, 2007

Writer's Block in the Energy Field by Dyan Garris

We’ve all heard of and perhaps have experienced that mysterious, frustrating, and inexplicable phenomenon of writer’s block. What is this exactly and how do we get beyond it?

All writing takes place first in the higher dimensions of the heart, soul, and mind of the author and then gets translated to the two dimensional piece of paper. So when one is experiencing writer’s block, whether you are fully aware of it or not, it means that somewhere along those points of energy, or energy meridians, exists energy blockage.

One of the keys to unlocking the doors to creativity lies in the ability to clear and rebalance the energy field and/or chakras. When the energy field is balanced, one discovers with joy that the hinge on the door of the creative mind once again swings open as easily as a newly oiled gate.

The first step in clearing the field is as simple as identifying what is really bothering you or affecting you on a very physical level. We start with this because this is the energy that resides in the first or root chakra. Issues and challenges regarding money, time, family, and relationships can have quite a negative effect upon creative flow.

The second chakra is the seat of creativity. If we are writing and creating something that we have no audience for or have challenges in bringing to market, then we may find the creative flow being stifled or staunched. It is akin to being in a constant state of pregnancy and never giving birth.

The third chakra is the resting place of the soul. If you aren’t able to express, communicate, and impart what is in your very core, you will perhaps experience a wedge of stagnation and frustration.

Most writers write from the heart, from their imaginations and upper chakras. When experiencing writer’s block it isn’t that the heart and mind are closed. It’s that the flow to these is temporarily blocked. If the flow is blocked by the static energy being generated from the lower chakras, nothing brilliant or inspirational can get through or get translated to paper. It’s similar to a clogged pipe. It is necessary to eliminate the obstruction in the system.

Clearing the energy field and balancing the chakras is not a difficult task if one understands that one must start at the base and work up from there. I used to teach a class on how to do it, and then in 2005 I developed a music and meditation series for vibrational attunement of mind, body and soul. One can incorporate this concept of vibrational attunement into everything they do. I incorporated it my new cookbook, Voice of the Angels – Talk To Your Food! Intuitive Cooking. Cooking and preparing food is a basic root chakra function; however the creative procedure of doing so is an upper chakra operation. When you tie those together, you’re opening and balancing all of your chakras easily and effortlessly.

One of the most important goals of my body of work is to make chakra balancing and energy clearing into a completely natural and enjoyable process for everyone. In learning to do this we can become our best selves and our whole selves. Here’s to no more blocks! Let the creativity flow!

Dyan Garris publishes a free Daily Channeled Message on her website:


Jean said...

Thanks for the guest post Dyan. What an interesting way to think about writer's block.

Dyan Garris said...

Thank you for hosting me today! I'm happy to be here and available for answering any questions. Everything is energy and vibration and frequency. The challenge is learning how to effectively work with these. The very first step is when we feel blocked, to examine why. And then we have a choice about what we are going to do with that.

Dyan Garris

Dorothy said...

Great suggestions for writer's block, Dyan! Tell me, if you run a tour business, how do you find the inspiration to write again? Actually, it's more a time factor than anything. Talk about writer's block...I guess this is a time factor block!

Dyan Garris said...

Dorothy: Time is an illusion. It is something that we have set for ourselves to make sense of this time zone. My CD "Reflection" kind of addresses this in a bigger picture sort of way. I also have a blog entry, "The Illusion of Time" at which explains this more in depth.

Maureen Fisher said...

I never thought of correlating writers block with energy blockages. Very interesting concept.

Cheryl said...

I like this concept too. I read a book a while back titled, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Short Meditations" by Dr. Susan Gregg, which this reminds me of. Relaxation techniques and imagery can be a big help to people.

Good luck with the rest of the tour.

Cheryl M.

Sheila said...

Speaking of creativity? What's next for you? What new book are you working on?

Dyan Garris said...

I'm working on a book about money and manifesting. So many are in the root chakra - where money is - and have no idea how to manifest what it is they desire.