Now that I have decided to do the Artist’s Way, I actually have to start! So no time like the present as they say and my week starts on a Friday. The first thing I have to do is read the chapter.
Chapter 1 is called ‘Recovering sense of Safety’. This chapter describes how aspiring artists are pushed into traditional, more stable roles or careers. It also describes the inner artist as a child needing to be nurtured and drawn out. It explains that the excuses we use to deny ourselves something we want are called core negative beliefs. The solution to these are positives affirmations. The trick is to turn a negative thought into a positive one. For example one of my core negative beliefs would be that I’ll never make it as a writer and my positive affirmation is that I am a brilliant and prolific writer. Positive affirmations are statements used to correct core negative beliefs.