Esteemed author Julia Cameron of The Artist’s Way defines “blurts” as negative self-talk that pops up when you are journaling, meditating, setting intentions, etc. The purpose of these nasty little “blurts” is to stop you from changing. “Blurts” are based on an old belief system, a belief system whose purpose you’ve outgrown, a belief system that has to get the boot if you want to open yourself up to new possibilities and the unlimited potential that is YOU!
When you have a bad case of the “blurts” the best way to get rid of them is to begin by focusing your awareness on them and thanking that part of yourself for sharing. At some point in your life that “blurt” protected you, it kept you safe in some way. So be grateful, honor that part of you that needed that “blurt” to survive. Now recognize how far you’ve come.
Next take a piece of paper and write down the “blurt” in all it’s ugly glory.
It’s incredibly important to catch these “blurts” and to make them obvious by writing them down. You help yourself by pulling them out of your subconcious and exposing them for what they are. Lies. These thoughts are based in fear and not love. These “blurts” are toxic to your forward momentum.
Some people perform ceremony around letting go of “blurts.” You can burn them, bury them, tear them into a million peices and throw them into the ocean or simply tear out the page they are written on and throw it away.
What’s most important is that you make peace with these thoughts and let them go. They served you, they don’t anymore, time to move on. Onward and upward.
“We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.”