Building momentum is an interesting concept on the Write Synergies journey. We need momentum both in the inner sphere (as in building our inner foundation for our ongoing awakening awareness), AND in the outer sphere, building momentum around creating our creations or ventures or projects.
According to Merriam Webster, momentum is “strength or force gained by motion or through the development of events.” Building that force of forward motion, or momentum, is most often seen as an outer process, and it certainly does come into play as we create the body of work in the manifest world.
But let’s consider for a moment, the very important role that “building momentum” plays on the inner path. It is the strength of that inner motion, strengthening the inner part of our work and our selves. At the same time, that inner forward motion is the key to creating a strong foundation on which we build the castles of our creations following the Write Synergies Path.
Building a foundation from the momentum of forward motion and strength of the inner journey requires the tools of self reflection, discussed in the writing to awaken self awareness post. Just as the foundation of a house is invisible once the house is built on top of it, so too the foundation built by our inner journey is unseen on the outside. Yet it is the most critical part of the entire construction. Without a solid foundation, nothing will stand up. This is why I say, “The inner journey IS the journey.”
This journey begins with a single step, and once taken, the momentum builds, step by step.
By the time we have arrived at 20 posts in a 30-day/post blogging challenge, the small steps of daily blogging has created substantial momentum. Check out the 30 Day Blogging challenge on Twitter at #blog30 and the 7-day mini challenge at #mini7.
As you go through the process of awakening self awareness, you might ask, “What does this have to do with owning the gifts and greatness I came here to give?” The exercise of awakening self-awareness as outlined in the previous post did not specifically tie back to the process of owning your greatness.
So where does that come in?
Usually our gifts are hiding in plain sight. Everyone else can see them, but we can’t. We are the fish in water. What does water mean to a fish? It is a given. So, too, our gifts are invisible to us because they are so integral to how and who we are.
We yearn to share our gifts, but we sense they are hidden. So there’s this yearning to express the hidden gifts. We don’t even realize that we can’t help but express them. We have been expressing our deepest gifts (and purpose) every living moment without even being cognizant of it.
So I recommend using this awakening self awareness process to listen to the yearning of our gifts to be heard and brought out into the world. For all we know, the gifts are hidden. Why? Because we are not conscious, not aware of how we are expressing those gifts. This process helps bring our gifts and greatness to our conscious attention, thereby healing the yearning.
The free guidebook with meditation — available for no charge when you sign up with your name and email in the box at the very top of the right sidebar — goes into more detail on this aspect of awakening self awareness. The guide/workbook offers perspectives and exercises specifically around using our self awareness exercises for listening to the inner yearning to express our gifts, owning that yearning, healing it, and finally taking steps to mindfully own and express our gifts and greatness in the work we do in the world.
It’s all there — the gifts, the greatness, the purposeful vision — patiently waiting for us to awaken to what is with us, within us, and has been with us our entire lifetime.
Post #18 in the 30 day blogging challenge from Connie Ragan Green. Follow us on Twitter #blog3o