St. Louis, copyright © 2010 Rachel Glik
Whether you are an American teenager or Russian Immigrant Elder, you can be a poet. You may not choose to be, but trust me — It's in there! I discovered this when my own pen hit the blank page (with no creative writing background) and from years of doing poetry seminars for all ages.
Writing is a beautiful tool for healing and freeing your authentic self — particularly when we wave away the inner editor and LET GO.
Whether it's poetry or journaling, writing letters or telling stories, the presence and expression we give to our inner selves is magical. With very little guidance, you would be amazed by what comes out. It's a paradox: when you feel the words didn't come from you, then it's the real you shining through.
No matter what we face, it's the story we tell ourselves, and others, that defines our reality. It is one of the most fulfilling and empowering experiences to claim our power through the stories we can re-tell through writing. Without realizing it, we can transform from victim to hero, from lost to found.