What is Conscious Writing?

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What is Conscious Writing?

Head & HeartWhen it comes to writing and authorship, our mindset is one of the key factors that makes or breaks our success.

William James speaks of the power of mindset when he proclaims that, “The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”

The premise of Conscious Writing is that our state of consciousness determines and shapes the writing that we do; and whether we write, or not, as the case may be.

Acknowledging the importance of our mindset – what we think and feel about ourselves as writers, our ability to write, and the value of our work - Conscious Writing reaches into, and beyond, the harmony of head and heart.

Creating in the Moment Zen Stones & SandAs we expand the alignment to include all aspects of ourselves, and open to what we could call “greater awareness” beyond our everyday self, we find ourselves approaching writing from a holistic point of view.

The broadness of this perspective, and the vibrancy we generate by having our bodies energised, our emotions in a positive state, our minds clear, and an open attitude towards “greater awareness”, clear the way for deep authentic truth to stir within us.

We could see this as our deep self, the eternal part of us that lies beyond the conditioning of the everyday self we habitually use to navigate the maelstrom of life. It is from this deep place that our richest and most original ideas arise.

Poet and author Robert Bly refers to the importance of this alignment when he explains; “If we want to create art we have to stitch together the inner world and the outer world.”

Coloured QuillWith Conscious Writing, we begin with inner preparation to shift beyond the identification we usually have with our everyday self where the fears and anxieties about writing come from.

Then we prioritise the outer skills of authorship to shape our insights and ideas into language so that we can share our work for the benefit and enjoyment
of others.

This combination of inner truth and outer expression is a blend of soul and craft, and adds a dimension to our writing that may not always be seen, but will always be felt by the reader.

Conscious Writing Audio

Listen to BBC Radio 2 presenter Janey Lee Grace interview IACCW Founder & Creative Director Julia McCutchen.

This interview took place on 3 September, just five days before the publication of Conscious Writing: Discover Your True Voice Through Mindfulness and More (Hay House). It would normally be reserved for IACCW members only as it was part of our regular monthly events schedule. However, as we discuss many of the key points about Conscious Writing, the core teaching that lies at the heart of the IACCW, we've decided to make it freely available for everyone to enjoy!

For the best results, download the audio file to your computer: click on the link below with your right mouse button. You should then see a list of options including either "Save Target As" or "Save Link As". The exact wording will depend on your computer operating system. Select whichever "Save" option you have and save the file to a folder that you will be able to find again later. Alternatively just click the link to stream the audio. Enjoy!

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"I am truly inspired, a very profound experience.
Touched me on a deep level, and I was amazed at how much my writing flowed.

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