When I created my Writing From Your Soul process several years ago, what came to mind was a spiral. Not just as a symbol for what we're doing when we try to connect with ourselves and the our community (go deeper, deeper, deeper, and deeper still), but the process itself fits within that spiral.

Because I'm very much into symbols (you can take the girl out of the English teacher, but you can't take the English teacher out of the girl), I looked up "spiral" in The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols.

Immediately, I could see how this symbol, which I had just intuitively glommed onto, truly fit the writing process I had created.

Below, I've noted the various concepts the Encyclopedia explored in the spiral symbol, and then I've applied them to writing from your soul.

The origin of the Universe. As far as writing from your soul, I interpret this as that place inside us that is a part of the Universe. Our gifts. Our purpose. Our calling. We, as part of the bigger whole, carry that Universe inside us, and so we need to share and continue to be part of the whole.

The seed of potential energy. Wow. Imagine... your soul yearns to connect. You have a passion, which is what caused you to start your business in the first place. You take that passion and its message, and connect it to the world. You've planted a seed that will grow, expand, develop.

Tremendous energy, like a whirlwind. I know I've experienced this. Once I hit on my soul purpose of helping others write from their souls, it was as if the floodgates opened. I'm still in awe that it seems as if, constantly, new ideas form in front of me, inches away, waiting with baited breath for me to step into them. It's intoxicating, and I love that whirlwind energy! (Although I'll say for the record that there needs to be a downtime to that high-energy cycle.)

Full of possibilities. Gee, ya think? Once you go deep into what your soul wants to say, it opens up the world. The spiral is never-ending, and the deeper you go, the more the possibilities grow.

Journey. You don't stay in one place when you're traveling along the spiral. You're going on a journey. It can be scary, yes, but it's well worth the risk.

Cyclical phase of evolution. Think about it... DNA is a double helix, two spirals together. Nothing in the world is static. When you dig deep into what your soul wants to say, you'll say it, and then go on to the next thing. You will evolve. Your customers and clients will evolve. Your business will evolve. It's a never-ending cycle.

Curiosity about what's coming next. This has been the most fun part of my own journey into writing from my soul. The possibilities have unfolded, and what could come next is so exciting. "Ooooh, I could do this! And I could do that! And I wonder what would happen if I did this and that... "

The trick is to go deep, listen, and then let go. Yes, it's hard. We so want to be perfect, great, have impact... But those wants stop us in our tracks. It's as if we have to embrace one part of the path (what our soul wants to say) and let go of another part of the path (attachment to results and outcomes).

So what would happen to you, your business, your clients and customers, your products, if you took a step on that first path and really listened to what your soul wanted to say?

And then you said it?

Author's Bio: 

Dawn Shuler, Content Creator Extraordinaire, helps entrepreneurs and authors convey their deep message into compelling words, whether it's marketing material or a book, as well as to create powerful content to increase their credibility, visibility, and profitability. Her soul purpose is to help entrepreneurs unleash their authentic selves into their businesses through their content. She created the Writing From Your Soul system to help business owners connect more powerfully, reach more people, and make a difference. Download the free, 13-step system at www.WritingFromYourSoul.com.