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What’s new this month?

November 9, 2016

Julia McCutchenHi Conscious Writers!

Endings and beginnings; my life is full of them! As one process, phase or project draws to a close, the next one opens and new life is breathed into different forms.

Often these overlap in a multi-layered spiral of conscious in-breaths and creative out-breaths that give shape to the essence I devote my life to.

With the first Conscious Writing LIVE Online Course successfully completed 10 days ago as ‘mission accomplished’ for us all, the first Conscious Writing Coaching Group is already formed and ready to begin next week.

Alpha and Omega Transitions

Many of these alpha and omega transitions are hugely significant and early next month I’m looking forward to sharing the details of one of the most momentous shifts in a very long time.

Naturally it includes exciting new developments and offerings that will be directly relevant to you as a conscious and creative writer, so watch this space and all will soon be revealed!

Conscious Writing in French

In the meantime, the fruits of existing projects continue to flourish and I’m delighted to say that I’ve recently received copies of the French edition of my book Conscious Writing.

It is thoroughly delightful to witness this body of work rippling out to the world and seeing my words in another language is amazing!

I’ve posted a few photos to my Facebook page if you’d like to see it and I can’t wait for the Chinese edition to arrive; yes, the rights have been sold to other languages too including Chinese!

Conscious Journaling

One of the core practices I use to remain present, aligned and crystal clear about what’s truly important in the midst of all the change and transformation is journal writing.

It has served me so well over the years, including the last few months, that I’ve been inspired to remind you of the immense value that Conscious Journaling has for your writing and your life. Read the article here.

Finally, we have an inspiring event coming up this Thursday 10 November when I’ll be interviewing internationally renowned transformative coach and best-selling author Michael Neill.

We’re honoured to have him speak for the IACCW audience so if you’ve been wondering whether to become a FREE or FULL Member, now is the perfect moment to so so and receive access to the live call and audio recording.

Wherever you are in the world, I wish you a wonderfully conscious & creative month!

PS This “Welcome” note is reproduced from the latest issue of the monthly IACCW Journal. If you’re not receiving our newsletter regularly, register with your name and email address in the Start Here box at the top of this page.

Filed under: IACCW News — Julia @ 2:30 pm

Conscious Journaling to Clear Your Mind, Open Your Heart and Unlock Your Creativity

November 8, 2016

journal-431912_640I’ve written a journal on and off for many years and have always felt the benefit of doing so. It complements the ‘project writing’ I do beautifully and periodically I’m reminded of just how much I appreciate having this superb tool in my creative treasury!

Journal writing has supported me in so many ways to navigate the waves of transformation as I release what no longer fits my current reality and make the transition into the next phase of my life and my work.

Right now, I’m inspired to remind you that a conscious and creative approach to journaling, what I call Yin-Style or Conscious Journaling, is an extremely valuable practice that is well worth making a priority in your life. In fact it’s one of the five core practices of Conscious Writing. Here’s why, and how… (more…)

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IACCW Member Event: Creating from the Space Within

November 3, 2016

Julia McCutchen interviews Michael Neill MichaelNeill_250
on 10th November

There is a space within us where the screenwriter Sacha Gervasi tells us, “time stands still and creative ideas flow through like a river.” It’s the space of pure possibility – point zero for any creative endeavor.

Join me alongside Michael Neill, author of The Space Within, for a fascinating exploration of how close at hand this deeper potential sits, and how to find it within yourself and spend more time in it in your work.

We will explore:

  • Why self-esteem and self-confidence are largely irrelevant to your success as a writer
  • How to shift your relationship with a blank page
  • A different way of thinking about discipline
  • Spending more time in the river and less time sitting watching from the shore
  • How do you know when you’re done?

Michael Neill is an internationally renowned transformative coach and the best-selling author of The Inside-Out Revolution and The Space Within. He has spent over 25 years as a coach, adviser, friend, mentor, and creative spark plug to celebrities, CEOs, royalty, and people who want to get more out of themselves and their lives. His books have been translated into 17 languages, and his public talks, retreats, and seminars have touched and transformed lives at the United Nations and on six continents around the world. Michael’s weekly radio show, Living from the Inside Out, has been a listener favorite on Hay House Radio for over a decade; his TEDx talk, ‘Why Aren’t We Awesomer?’, has been viewed by over 150,000 people around the world. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook, and get access to the Caffeine for the Soul podcast and blog at www.michaelneill.org.

 

What’s new this month?

October 11, 2016

Julia McCutchenHi Conscious Writers!

Earlier in the year I spent the day with a stylist in preparation for a photo shoot (more on that to come soon!) and discovered that I’m ‘autumn’ when it comes to colours.

I’ve always loved the rich hues of red and gold displayed so majestically in nature during autumn and at the moment we’re gathering baskets full of blackberries and apples from the garden which are truly delicious.

Autumn Fruits

The autumn fruits of my creative flowering this year have taken the form of the first Conscious Writing LIVE Online Course which is now in full flow with participants from six different countries.

I’m absolutely loving the process of creating and teaching it live by video, and the feedback so far is really positive so I anticipate I’ll be offering more of these online courses in the future.

In the meantime, our exploration of Diving In to Your Creative Flow in Week 2 included me sharing the story of my own creative recovery which I wrote about in my book (see p 200).

This has inspired me to share the piece with you too in the hope that it inspires you to reflect on how much time and space you devote to honouring your creative impulse. Read more here.

From Virtual to ‘Real’

However wonderful it is to connect with people from all around the world in virtual space, there’s still nothing quite like the profound impact of meeting in person.

This month, I’m doing two events where I’ll be teaching Conscious Writing live and in person:

  • SAT 15 OCT – an introductory talk and book signing at the Tree of Life Festival. Read more here.
  • SAT 29 OCT – a one day workshop organized by Tree of Life Inspiring Events. Read more here.

I don’t do many live events like this so do come along if you can. It’s always a massive highlight for me to meet people who read my newsletters so it would be wonderful if you’d also come up and say ‘hi’!

Whatever your current priorities this month, I heartily encourage you to make time and space for your creativity and your writing.

Till next month…

PS This “Welcome” note is reproduced from the latest issue of the monthly IACCW Journal. If you’re not receiving our newsletter regularly, register with your name and email address in the Start Here box at the top of this page.

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What’s Your Relationship with Creativity?

October 10, 2016

painting-1484863_640This is one of the Personal Reflections extracted from my book (see p 200) which summarizes my journey of creative recovery. Enjoy!

I paint, dance, build secret dens in the wood and immerse myself in other realms that enrich the creative freedom of my childhood.

I wake up and see with closed eyes, knowing I am elsewhere yet simultaneously still here. It is effortless and joyful; a playful adventure of inner and outer.

Then I learn ‘how things are’.

Grown-ups have serious work to do and creative play is an optional extra reserved for hobbies and weekends.

I become skilled at studying and working hard, yet retain the connection to my creative core through crimson hair and outrageous earrings worn with tailored suits.

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IACCW Member Event: CALM: The Foundation to Creative Freedom for Conscious Writers

October 6, 2016

Julia McCutchen interviews Sandy NewbiggingSandy_Newbigging_250
on 13th October

Being consciously aware is the foundation to writing with true creative freedom. CALM, which stands for Conscious Awareness Life Meditation, is a methodology for being conscious of the aspect of the Self that is Aware.

When we focus too much on what we are usually aware of (our thoughts, emotions, life circumstances) instead of the consciousness within us that is aware, creativity is stifled and stress is inevitable. Awareness on the other hand is a peace-filled presence within that is beyond the beliefs and limitations of the conditioned mind.

Mahatma Gandhi was once quoted as having said ‘I must reduce myself to zero’ and explained that when ‘he was out of the way’ he did his best work. The invitation in this session is to let go of your conditioned mind to rest into your inner Awareness and be willing to remain at zero – empty of your conditioned concepts – so that you can allow the silent voice of source to speak and write through you.

We will explore:

  • The difference between writing with the mind and writing with Self-Awareness
  • The habits that keep us caught up in the limitations of the thinking mind
  • How to engage Self-Awareness using Sandy’s simple GAAWO technique
  • Why still silent calm is the key to doing your best work and enjoying the writing journey
  • Why the willingness to experience ALL of life can give you constant calm, liberated living and make you a better writer.

As Sandy is the author of ten books with three self-published and seven with publishing houses including Piatkus, Findhorn Press and Hay House, he will also offer his insight on what publishing route to take and the pluses and minuses of each option.

Sandy C. Newbigging is the no.1 bestselling author of six books, a meditation teacher and creator of Calmology. Red Magazine recently described him as the ‘guru of modern-day meditation’ and OM Times said he’s ‘one of the most effective holistic practitioners of the decade’.  Sandy is known for sharing ancient wisdom with a modern twist that makes sense and through his online membership website called Calm Clan has made life-changing teachings accessible to anyone. His work has been seen on television in 30+ countries and he’s personally trained practitioners in his methods from 15+ countries. For more information, visit www.sandynewbigging.com

What’s new this month?

September 7, 2016

Julia McCutchenHi Conscious & Creative Writers!

Here in the UK, I often experience what feels like a dramatic shift between the months of August and September with a few mixed feelings.

As the temperature drops and the nights draw in, there’s a requirement to let go of summer and embrace the onset of autumn.

The natural world always beautifully echoes the conscious and creative journey. We endlessly move on from all that has been and prepare ourselves for the next phase of our inspiration to take new forms of authentic expression.

Conscious Writing LIVE Online Course

The next new form of my authentic expression has taken shape as a 6 week course to discover and express your true voice.

For the first time, you can experience Conscious Writing taught LIVE in an experiential and interactive teleclass format so you can participate from wherever you are in the world without the need to travel!

If you have a creative writing project for your blog, book or business that you’d like to start, develop or complete, this practical course will provide the structure, support and positive accountability you need. Read more here.

1st Anniversary

Amazingly, September is also the one year anniversary of the publication of my book Conscious Writing!

To celebrate, we’re offering 25% off the list price for a signed copy of the book together with the Conscious Writing -The Process audio CD as a discounted and personalized package.

This will be available for a limited time only. So if you haven’t yet experienced what Conscious Writing has to offer you or if you know someone who dreams of writing but is struggling to make that a reality, now is a perfect moment to dive in. Read more and purchase using the links in the box at the top of this page.

Finally

Here’s a ‘heads up’ on a few other current offerings that may be of interest:

  • There’s just one place remaining for the Individually Guided Retreatsread more here.
  • If you’d like to experience Conscious Writing with me in person, I’m doing two live events during October – read more here.
  • This month’s article is inspired by a number of invitations I’ve had recently to speak about the healing power of Conscious Writing. I hope you enjoy it (click here) and would love to know your reaction so do please leave a comment at the end!

Till next month…

PS This “Welcome” note is reproduced from the latest issue of the monthly IACCW Journal. If you’re not receiving our newsletter regularly, register with your name and email address in the Start Here box at the top of this page.

Filed under: IACCW News — Julia @ 10:00 am

Heal Yourself with Conscious Writing

September 5, 2016

mandala-1302804_640I’ve worked with many writers over the years who feel that writing is an absolute lifeline they can’t do without. Zen Buddhist, teacher and author Gail Sher says that it saved her life. Others feel that it restores their sanity in a crazy and chaotic world.

The therapeutic benefits of writing are well documented and include easing the feelings of emotional trauma, reducing stress, solving problems more effectively and even speeding up physical healing.

Conscious Writing incorporates all of these and guides us into the deepest realms of true healing; healing that restores our innate sense of wholeness.

Whether we realize it or not, we all have what we could call an ‘original wound’ which is the convincing illusion of separation from oneness with all that is.

Healing this primal wound happens naturally when we dissolve everything that gets in the way of us realizing our true nature as an expression of wholeness and transform our lives to become authentic reflections of our soul.

So how does Conscious Writing contribute to this core process of healing and transformation?

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Conscious Writing 1 Day Workshop

CW_wshop_TreeOfLife_OCT2016SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER

Hosted by Tree of Life Events

Birmingham 11am-5pm

Conscious Writing is a holistic and practical approach to writing from your true self which leads you to discover and express your true voice, on the page and in the world.

Revealing your richest ideas, it can be applied to all types of writing to blend soul with craft.

Whether you dream of writing but haven’t started yet or are an experienced published author, join us to:

  • Release your fears and write what you’re truly here to write.
  • Align all aspects of yourself – body, emotions, mind and soul – to bring your whole self to the creative writing process.

Venue:
Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 11 Park Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9UA

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Tree of Life Festival includes Conscious Writing

FESTIVAL_AD_OCT2016SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER

Birmingham 10am-6pm

A day of inspiration, connection and fun for your heart, body, mind and spirit!

FREE inspirational talks celebrating conscious living and co-creation.

2pm Talk on Conscious Writing with IACCW Founder Julia McCutchen

Location:
The Beeches Conference Centre, 76 Selly Oak Road, Bourneville, Birmingham B30 1LS

Information & Tickets
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Or call: 0121 449 4086

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