My work with writers focuses mostly on the psychology and transformational elements of writing. No matter what we are writing: journal entries, blogs, letters, a fiction or nonfiction book, or a collection of poems and short stories, all writing is transformational and conversational. Every time a writer lets the creation of words and stories transform them, they will impact their future readers in meaningful ways.
Then the writer becomes an author of a book or blog, for example. Here the conversation changes but continues. The conversation opens and takes a journey from our psyche and journals to the psyche and life of our readers.
What I got from writing The Clue of the Red Thread, the reader too will get. In fact, in my case I still refer to my books, my own musings, for guidance. In The Clue we take the red thread teachings of Nature, of other Wisdom Traditions, verses from poet Rebecca Cecchini, teaching threads of Parker J. Palmer, with accompanying explorations, to go on an internal pilgrimage to the center of our selves. We return to the world ready, willing and capable of having a positive impact on others. We become the change we want to see in the world, as Gandhi so famously said.
The writing of this book was a pilgrimage for me to a new, emerging inner landscape of hope, courage, deeper compassion, vulnerability and purpose. An invitation to a new conversation. I became more connected to my longings. I became more receptive and connected to others. I became able to cross another threshold that took me into my 2nd adulthood. I not only moved from within, but I have awoke in a new home and community, and in an emerging collaboration with a friend and yogi, Molly Chanson as we work together as the Yogi & the Writer. My pilgrimage of writing The Clue was indeed transformational, and, as I wrote this book, it broke me. Broke me open. This book, as many books can be, was also a love letter to my future self. The self that writes this blog to you.❤️
The Clue is full of micro-disciplines and practices that are wholly designed to be used in our every day life, to invite the transformational and spiritual experiences we yearn for. As in all my practices, they are fluid as well as an invitation to explore; to discover for yourself what is inside you and to bring that out to the world.
"If you bring forth what is within you
what is within you will save you.
If you do not bring forth what is within you
what is within you will destroy you." Jesus, Gnostic Gospel
Dear Reader, Bring it forth.
I will be offering a RED THREAD CIRCLE based on The Clue starting this April. A monthly gathering for a year for those who want to explore what is within you and all that you want to bring forth. The 2nd Thursday evening of the month, beginning on April 8th. We will do live Zoom until we can meet in person. Circles will take place in Madison at Holy Wisdom Monastery. Hold your place, or contact me for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Write Wednesdays: World into Word
All Write Wednesdays is a blog about living the writer's life. Everything in our lives is material to explore & write about. Here, the spiritual path meets up with the writer's path. Read the All Write Wednesdays posts.