Sneak Peek: Alix Moore’s “Tapping the Well Within”

Tapping the Well Within coverToday we get a sneak peek of author Alix Moore’s book Tapping the Well Within:  Writing from Your Source of Effortless Creativity, Deep Wisdom, and Utter Joy.

Spiritual teacher Alix Moore invites you to step into your creative genius and learn to write from the deepest, most sacred part of your being: your higher self. Learn to quiet your mind, connect to your spirit, and let your words fly free! Learn how to ● create an environment where your spirit can thrive ● see writer’s block in a whole new way ● release the fear and self-doubt that are holding you back ● quiet your critical, overactive mind ● use simple meditation techniques to clear your energetic space and release blockages ● use the meditation space to connect with your creative spirit

Tapping the Well Within:  Writing from Your Source of Effortless Creativity, Deep Wisdom, and Utter Joy  is available on, and the Balboa Press.

Spirit Craves Beauty

Spirit craves beauty.

First, then, is to create order and beauty around the writing space.

I write from a studio tucked away on the viewless side of the house. I don’t see the mountains from my windows, or the storms rolling in across the valley. I do see chickens at practically eye level as they scratch in the mulch outside my screen.

The dog comes by my window when he wants in. Bending down to peer at me, he requests that I pause in the midst of inspiration, and rise, and let him in.

My beauty is chickens, and the beloved ears of my king shepherd, and the trails of pothos down the bookshelf. My beauty is the found things, antlers and deer skulls that watch over me like muses.

What is your beauty? Fill your space with your beauty, not mine. Create a place that fills you, and that will be a place where you can write.

To any who tell you that you procrastinate, tell them that clean floors and flowers are not negotiable. Chickens and photographs and loved art are not negotiable.

Bring your spirit home.

Sometimes my beloved studio space gets cluttered. Other things find their way in, and I need to take the time to rehome them. Often at night, before a meditation teleclass, I run around processing the detritus of the day, or week. I need to look up from my meditation and see serenity.

I know that I am blessed to have this entire room to myself, to share its corners and crooked walls, woodstove, and windows with just the dog—and the laundry.

I admit it, I am the laundress in my house, and the small spaces here require make it necessary for the laundry to live in my studio. It’s a fitting metaphor, I think, for someone who has done years of therapy and who now works daily in the meditation space to clear, clean, recycle, and renew. So although the feng shui might be dubious to some, for me it works. My studio cum laundry room.


What Space?

What space in your house can become your haven? A simple corner, with a chair that faces an uncluttered view, may suffice. An office in a closet, hung with crystals and filled with the scent of lemon and mint, might be your perfect space. Bedrooms can often be private, uncluttered spaces. Take out the TV, and claim the wall for your desk, lamp, and a small, friendly plant.

Perhaps your space is the living room at night, when all others are asleep and you can see around you the serenity of a day’s work well done, the looming shapes of backpacks and briefcases ready to go in the morning, kitchen counters empty and gleaming in the dim.

All I know is that that there is a space that calls to you and can be yours, no matter what the circumstances of your physical life. Spirit loves beauty. You are worth it, and you get to choose.


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2 thoughts on “Sneak Peek: Alix Moore’s “Tapping the Well Within””

  1. I love this. I, too, have a small space carved out at the end of our 'living' area, half wall on one side, back to the window, desk between me and the rest but still open to it and part of it – connected but separate. That's the way I like it, and have it now for the first time in my life.I think it helps me to feel whole to have this small space of my very own.

    So it does not please me when others leave 'stuff' on my desk or otherwise disorder my sanctuary. I disturbs my 'peace'.

  2. It's so true, Yvonne. When we give ourselves permission to make a space that is solely ours, to carve a corner from our full lives just for us, so much changes. It is amazingly important.

    Thanks for your comment.


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