You have a story that’s powerful and personal. What would happen if you shared it?

These online coaching sessions will help you discover your own life stories—and why it’s worth the risk trying to share them with the world.   Whether your story is unsettling or inspiring, you can use it to gain insight, challenge stereotypes and bias, and to upend the confines of convention. Explore the possibilities of Spiritual Life Story Work with author and educator 

Susan Scott

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Do you feel called to write? Are you wondering how to start?

Each Spiritual Life Writing webinar introduces you to authors who have felt like you.

Our 2021 guests to date include: Deborah Cardiff, Donna Costa, Lana Cullis, Gloria Fern, Liz Fryer, Meharoona Ghani, Tamara Jong, Jónína Kirton, Vickie MacArthur, Lindy Mechefske, Heather Mason Murray, Lori Sebastianutti, and Betsy Warland.

Several of these are writers and poets interested in reviving the ancient art of spiritual memoir. You can find examples of their work in Body & Soul, a collection of candid first-person accounts that get people talking openly and frankly about lived experiences with spirit.

Like sexuality, spirituality is often seen as private. Is it any wonder then that something powerful happens when we find a language to express ourselves, and when we listen, really listen, to each other?

Do you have a story? We would love to hear it, and to support your speaking out.

For examples of life writing as an art form, as social justice outreach, and as healing ministry, visit my website.

Watch for the newsletter about our “ancestors” webinar on crafting honest eulogies & obits (see video below)

Until then, write your heart out

~ Susan Scott

 

Spiritual Life Story Writing

NEW upcoming Sessions on the 3rd Wednesday of each month – 7pm to 8pm EDT

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Help is here to bring your story to life! These sessions allow you to reflect on your life and uncover hidden truths and patterns. Get to know yourself, connect with others more authentically, initiate healing, and discover life-changing gifts.

Let us help you write in ways that bring freedom and meaning–to yourself and others.

DRAW, WRITE, & RE-ENVISION

MAY 18 – 7 PM Eastern

Monthly Life Writing Webinar

Special Guest – Isabella Mori

Sponsored by Awakening Spirituality, an online group of seekers

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HOW’S YOUR WRITING PRACTICE?

It’s that time of year when I feel the call to renew my writing. It’s a practice I try to cultivate each spring, often on retreat with other creatives.This year I’ll be retreating to the great Southwest. I learned the power of retreats, thanks to years of teaching at Write on the French River Creative Writing Retreat, hosted at the glorious Lodge at Pine Cove. There, on the banks of a heritage river, I’d join fellow instructors and intrepid souls from around the country for a week of workshops, reading, paddling, and star-gazing.(Oh, did I mention the loons, or the hot croissants delivered to the cottage every morning? Talk about fueling the creative process.)

Alison Pick—the award-winning writer who penned the beautiful preface to Body & Soul—was another one of the instructors I had the honour of working with. If you can spare the time, try to join Alison this June as she offers her own retreat in Ontario’s beautiful Beaver Valley.

Is it worth it, investing in that kind of time?

How can it not be when the guidance of a gifted teacher can be life-changing. 

So as you move through spring, watch, wait, and listen for the moment when something clicks between you and a teacher. It might be someone you have sought out, or someone unexpected.

Either way, listen for the moment when your heart swings wide, and speaks.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:

SUSAN SCOTT is an author and editor focused on reviving the ancient art of spiritual memoir—deeply personal stories with the power to enlighten minds, educate hearts and to heal across the generations. To learn more about Susan, visit her website at https://susanlscott.twohornedbull.ca/

Hosted by AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, an online community of seekers interested in personal development and spiritual exploration. The focus is on dialogue and guidance rather than dogma or restricted thinking.

www.awakeningspirituality.ca.

DATE: Third Wednesday, monthly

TIME: 7:00 PM EST (CAN/US)

ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, once you register, click the link in your order notification email to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC.

NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

12 – Grieving Re-imagined with Tamara Jong

11 -The Cosmic Script

 

 

 

 

 

9 – When the Body Feels Safe

8 – When the Ancestors Come Calling

Penny Allport

7 – How Shall We Speak of the Dead?

Penny Allport

6 – Poet’s Corner

5 – Faulty Towers: Choose Your Building Blocks

4 – Spring Into Action: Yep, It’s Time to Make a Plan

3 – The Butcher, The Baker, The Troublemaker: Using Family History to Tell Your Story

2 – Pen, Paper, Vision, Dream: Opening to Mystery

1 – Spiritual Life Story Writing with Susan Scott