The Initiated Writer
A Transformational Writer’s Journey
with spiritual contemplations
with spiritual contemplations
This FREE year-long journey of 52 writer's prompts and spiritual contemplations will take you through a transformational journey of a writer and contemplative. The contemplations will invite personal insight and awakenings.
This journey opens you up to your own treasure house. You come as you are, and you will not be expected to embrace any particular spiritual practice or creative dogma.
Initiate that which is already inside of you.
Daiju visited the master Baso in China. Baso asked: What do you seek?
“Enlightenment,” replied Daiju .
“You have your own treasure house. Why do you search outside?” Baso asked.
Daiju inquired: “Where is my treasure house? ” Baso answered: “What you are asking is your treasure house.”
Daiju was enlightened! Ever after he urged his friends: “Open your own treasure house and use those treasures. ” –taken from, Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki, Zen Flesh, Zen Bones
As an inner pilgrimage of initiation you free yourself from habitual and even harmful ways of being that prevent creative expression. You will discover hidden treasures you have carried with you all along. You will bring forth your ideas, discoveries and wisdom onto the page and into your daily life. Your creativity and commitment to your creative life will flourish.
You will become more grounded in your creative life, especially as a writer.
"With Julie's mentoring and prompts I discovered a new creative skill that has had knock-on effects that enhance my life - peace of mind, solving problems, understanding myself, learning self-compassion." –Karletta Marie, Daily Inspired Life
Once you sign up, the prompts and contemplations will arrive each Friday morning in your inbox! We will start by entering the South, and arrive at the place of initiation, in the East. No matter when you sign up, you will start at the beginning of the journey in the South moving through the writer’s journey with your inner teacher as your guide.
Each email will have a poem, quote or story offered as a reference for the writing prompts and contemplations. These third things, tertium quid in elemental science, points to an unknown third element that arises from two known elements. This unknown third element opens us up. These third things give us the ability to see what is within our reach to explore and manifest. And, if we are stuck or in resistance, the third thing can open us up.
These prompts and contemplations, these third things are that extra something that can shake up complacency, get us to contemplate deeply, and generate our natural meaning-making abilities. These prompts and contemplations will arouse hidden gems inside the secret chambers of your soul.
Most importantly let the prompts and contemplations lead you to where they want you to go. No rules. No expectations of specific experiences or destinations. This is your personal initiation as a writer and spiritual pilgrim.
Be curious. Explore with a generous mind. Notice what arrives on and off the page.
Such writing is transformational without any other effort on your part. Contemplate and write on the prompts and you will open to, and receive,from your Inner Teacher, your Initiated Writer within.
It's free to join, just leave your name and email to the right to start your journey.
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Why it's free.... This is my passion and gift in life — working with writers and people on a personal path of awakening. This is free because I live an abundant writer's life, and like the poet and pacifist William Stafford I want to share my abundance. I want to encourage people to take this journey that I know can shift things for them and open them up more to their potential as a writer and human being.
It feels good to share in this way.
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Whenever you sign up, you start at the beginning of the journey