Lean against… and Listen ~ Listen & Feel

Happisburgh Ligththouse
Lighthouse in Happisburgh, Norfolk, UK

Have you ever written a piece of Stream of Consciousness writing? No? Well, you should. It is like giving your mind a little holiday and you can discover things about yourself you never thought would be possible. I have been writing about lots of things last week and feel a little drained that is why I have chosen to do a “Lean against… and listen” every day for this week. It will fill up my creative wells again… here is how it goes

Lean Against … And Listen

I quote Kasey Mathews from the WANA group “Write to heal” for this writing prompt: “With paper and pen, or computer handy, lean back in your chair, or against the wall, or a sofa etc., close your eyes and imagine you are sitting under a large tree with your back resting against the trunk. On the other side of the tree, a Storyteller has come to sit down and also rest against the tree trunk. With eyes still closed, just listen. Wait for the Storyteller to begin his or her story. When you hear it begin, simply write down all that you hear. “

Listen and feel

I listen. Leaning against the oak tree. I listen to the crow’s cawing above me. I listen to the oak leaves whistle above me. I listen to the stars song above me. There is no sound underneath me. BUT I feel. Leaning against the oak tree. I feel the grasses tenderness. I feel the roots steadfastness. I feel the earth’s protection. I listen and feel AND Life is good! If this little piece made you curious then just try out the writing prompt. Do not worry about spelling mistakes or grammar. That is the thing about Stream of Consciousness no need for the inner editor which can free your writing enormously. But it needs a little practice to trick it out 🙂

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