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6 Weeks to Discover and Express Your True Voice

August 27, 2016

Consious_Writing_Image_No_Text_500“Don’t die with the music still in you!” bestselling author Wayne Dyer implored.

I couldn’t agree more.

Yet I also know from almost 30 years of personal and professional experience it’s tough to find your way in to your creative core where you discover the “music”, the unique sound of your true voice.

Fortunately, there is a practical way forwards in the form of a tried and tested approach to writing with depth, authenticity and impact; it’s called Conscious Writing.

Now, for the first time, it’s available for you to experience with my direct teaching, guidance and support from wherever you are in the world without the need to travel!

The Conscious Writing LIVE Online Course
is an experiential and interactive 6 week process
that leads you to discover your most original ideas,
and express your authentic voice on the page and in the world.

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This is not a course you’ll find anywhere else.

It starts on THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER – the autumn equinox which is a perfect time to harvest the fruits of the creative seeds you’ve already planted at some level within you.

Intuitively it will feel right if you’re a writer, coach, consultant, therapist, trainer or business owner looking to communicate your creative ideas authentically through a blog, book or business communication, this practical course will show you how.

writingscene2You’ll learn how to:
  • Write from the level of your true self, the eternal part of you that’s free from everyday anxieties and fears.
  • Align your head with your heart, body and soul to open up a deep space within you where you’ll find the true source of your writer’s voice and your most original ideas.
  • Release your limiting beliefs and clarify your purpose to develop your core message, what you’re most passionate about sharing with others.
  • Discover the most authentic way to express yourself on the page to make the positive difference in the world that only you can make.
  • Plan, organize and structure your work to identify your priorities and know beyond a shadow of doubt what your next steps are to realize your creative vision.

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What’s new this month?

August 4, 2016

Julia McCutchenHi Conscious & Creative Writers!

With summer well and truly underway here in the UK, we’ve had our usual mix of warm sunshine and wet days.

This reminds me of the ups and downs of the creative process and the reality of authorship. As conscious writers, we all need to develop resilience in order to stay the course to completion and beyond!

We also need to carve out proper time and space to dive in to developing our ideas and doing our writing over and above the short regular stints we usually do, and the summer is a wonderful time to do just that.

Without this kind of creative immersion, our projects often take far longer than we’d ideally like and sometimes run out of steam altogether, ending up gathering dust at the back of the cupboard.

Individually Guided Conscious Writing Retreats

This month I’m offering you the opportunity to immerse yourself in your creative ideas and writing on a one, two or three day retreat working with me in person and on a one-to-one basis.

Wherever you are on your creative journey and no matter how little or how much experience you have, the retreat is tailored to suit your exact needs.

Perhaps you’re not yet clear about what ideas to focus on and haven’t written a word? Or maybe you’re already a blogger, author or coach ready to explore your next creative and business steps?

These individually guided retreats will take place on dates to be agreed between us during the months of August, September, October and November. Read more here.

Conscious Writing Online Course

If you’re not able to travel to attend an in-person retreat, you might be interested in the new online course that I’m in the process of creating.

It’s going to be a wonderful new way for you to experience conscious writing and I’m looking forward to sharing more information about it with you soon.

In the meantime, if you’d like to sign up to receive advance notification about it, simply send me an email here or use info@iaccw.com

Finally, I’m delighted to share the details of a Super Natural Healing Summit which starts on Monday 15 August. The focus is How to Create Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Health and Lead Your Thriving Joyful Life and you can listen to my interview on the healing aspects of conscious writing for free on Friday 26 August. Read more here.

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.

 

Create Space for Conscious Creativity

August 3, 2016

zen-970477_640From the earliest times, sages and mystics have shared an abundance of secrets for waking up to our true nature and becoming fully conscious.

Even the simple yet timeless technique of paying attention to the flow of the breath in and out of our body is a powerful way to still the chatter of our everyday mind and open the way for deeper levels of awareness to arise.

As we increasingly open to there being more to life than meets the eye, we discover a naturally occurring creative impulse that seeks expression in the world.

Making space for a conscious approach to expressing this creative impulse leads us to discover our true calling and make the contribution we’re here to make. Ultimately we reap the full rewards of conscious and creative living as our lives become an authentic reflection of our soul.

What is conscious creativity?

Conscious creativity is a combination of self-realization (conscious) and self-expression (creativity). It’s a holistic way to align ourselves with the creative flow of life and validate the inclination we all have for authentic self-discovery and expression.

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IACCW Member Event: The Power of Self-Belief: Owning Your Worth as a Writer with a Message

July 28, 2016

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Have you ever asked yourself, “Who am I to write a book?” Are you longing to share your own experience in service of others, but question being good enough? Do you desire giving voice to your truth, yet also fear being fully seen?

Your greatest gift, your most powerful power is giving voice to your truth. True connection and intimacy can only be found when our vulnerabilities meet in that sweet spot of resonance and recognition. We need your truth because when we read it or hear it, we also feel it—giving us permission to feel ourselves.

During this interview, best-selling author, master coach and lifelong writer Nancy Levin will guide you to recognize, harness and actualize your strengths inside, as she sheds light on themes including:

  • Uncovering, revealing and expressing your truth
  • Listening the whispers you’ve been shooing away
  • Honoring your resistance
  • Shifting the limiting shadow beliefs that are blocking your power
  • Unconcealing the unconscious commitments that are sabotaging your success
  • Reclaiming your worth out from the hands of others so you’re no longer seeking external validation

Nancy Levin is the author of Worthy: Boost Your Self-Worth to Grow Your Net Worth, Jump … And Your Life Will Appear, Writing For My Life. She’s a Master Integrative Coach and the creator of the Jump Coaching and Worthy Coaching Programs, working with clients – privately and in groups – to live in alignment with their own truth and desires. She was the Event Director at Hay House for 12 years and hosts her own weekly call-in show Jump Start Your Life on Hay House Radio. Nancy received her Masters in Creative Writing and Poetics from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and she continues to live in the Rocky Mountains. You can visit her online at www.nancylevin.com 

 

What’s new this month?

July 6, 2016

Julia McCutchenHi Conscious & Creative Writers!

What an amazing experience we all had at the sold out Conscious Writing Retreat a few weeks ago!

Powerful from the start, the transformative energy rippled through each and every one of us. Immersion in the tools and techniques of conscious writing and creative living led to comments such as this:

‘A pristine space to give birth to new creations; an inspiring space to envision; a safe space to reflect; a loving space to connect.’
Kelley Osborne, writer, teacher and healer.

If you’d like to see some retreat photos, check out this blog post here.

Centre Stage

Following a short break to recharge after the retreat, the creative impulse continues to flow through me and has led to a strong inclination for a new creation to take centre stage now.

Originally I intended to offer the Mentoring Scholarship again this year. However, it seems like the ‘universe’ has other plans for me as my intuition is definitely nudging me towards creating a Conscious Writing Online Class.

Given the international nature of the IACCW membership and geographical restrictions that are a fact of life for many people, I’m inspired to share this holistic approach to discovering and expressing your true voice through a series of online classes.

Watch this space for more information coming soon and register for advance information here. You might also like to check out this month’s FREE and FULL Member Event on the same topic here.

Transitions and Transformation

In the meantime, you may remember that last month I shared a recent ‘aha’ moment of realization that all the people I work with are either on the brink or in the middle of some kind of transition. These relate to their process of self-discovery, creative unfolding, writing aspirations, and more.

As usual, I’ve dived straight in to explore that topic and written an article for the current issue of Aspire magazine called Conscious & Creative Self-Care for Women in Transition. It’s already triggered a positive response which is very rewarding – for more on that, see here.

If you enjoy reading it, do please post a comment at the end. It makes all the difference in the world to know your reaction to my creative offerings, and thank you in advance for your understanding and action!

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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5 Ways to Cultivate a Creative Mindset as a Conscious Writer

July 5, 2016

artwork-1443191_640As writers, we all know how important it is to hone the skills of our craft. However sharply we pitch our work to magazine editors, agents or publishers, the words on the page are ultimately where the rubber meets the road.

Yet as Conscious Writers, we also discover the unquantifiable value of cultivating a creative mindset.

This includes both the thoughts and feelings we have about ourselves as writers and the value of our writing.

Both have a significant impact on the success we experience, however we choose to define that. In fact, unless we have our creative mindset fully charged, our words may never reach the page at all!

The bottom line is that our thoughts and feelings need to be in alignment to free up the deepest levels of creative expression. When we think about writing but doubt the worth of our ability or the validity of our contribution, it doesn’t take long for our creative impulse to dry up.

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Conscious Writing Retreat Photos

CW_RETREAT2016_GROUP_cropped750What an amazing experience we all had at the sold out Conscious Writing Retreat a few weeks ago!

Powerful from the start, the transformative energy rippled through each and every
one of us.

Immersion in the tools and techniques of conscious writing and creative living led to comments such as this:

  • ‘A pristine space to give birth to new creations; an inspiring space to envision; a safe space to reflect; a loving space to connect.’ Kelley Osborne, writer, teacher and healer www.yogatreeoflife.co.uk
  • ‘I took a journey back to myself – a coming home. I feel restored and positive about what is possible now for my writing and my life. I came with an open mind; I left with a happy heart.’ Louise Hatch, writer and business woman www.louisehatch.com
  • ‘Relaxing, joyful, expansive, creative and insightful!’ Claire Taylor, business storytelling consultant/trainer www.thestorymill.co.uk and www.deliciouslynourishing.com

Click the ‘more’ button to see more photos!

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IACCW Member Event: How to Craft Compelling Online Courses from Your Creative Content

June 30, 2016

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on 7th July

Most of us who write understand that earning an abundant living exclusively from writing books is the exception rather than the rule. This is the case even when our books are published and promoted by traditional publishers (or not as the case may be!) and we’re actively engaged in building our platform to connect directly with our readers.

The reality is that the bulk of our income as authors is likely to come from the related activities we create to share our ideas, insights and stories. There are multiple possibilities for doing so such as speaking engagements, leading workshops and retreats, offering mentoring and more.

One of the most popular options today, particularly for appealing to an international audience, is to develop online courses – taught live and through audio or video – to share the material from any body of work we’ve created, including books.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • See your content with fresh eyes and understand what participants will need
  • Extract material from what you already have and add practical details to craft your course
  • Turn one book or body of work into several different online courses
  • Identify the best way to teach your course – live and/or through video and audio
  • Decide whether to offer your course exclusively to your own audience or partner with others for a broader reach

Mark Matousek is the award-winning author of five books, a featured blogger for Psychology Today, Purple Clover, and Huffington Post, and contributor to numerous anthologies and publications including The New Yorker, O: The Oprah Magazine (contributing editor), The New York Times Magazine, and many others. A popular lecturer and writing teacher, he is on the faculty of the New York Open Center, The Omega Institute, The Mandala Center, Kripalu, and Esalen, amongst others, and is the Creative Director of V-Men (with Eve Ensler), an organization devoted to ending violence against women and girls. His latest book is Ethical Wisdom for Friends. For more information see www.markmatousek.com

What’s new this month?

May 31, 2016

Julia McCutchenHi Conscious & Creative Writers!

I hope that all’s well with you and that you’re successfully navigating whatever transitions are taking place within you and in your life right now.

I recently had an “aha” moment of realization that all the people I work with are either on the brink or in the middle of some kind of transition. These relate to their process of self-discovery, creative unfolding, writing aspirations, and more.

Identifying this immediately made complete sense as it’s a reflection of my own journey following a life changing accident 17 years ago which triggered a series of major transitions for me on the path of deep transformation.

Internal Focus + External Guidance

When we’re in transition, although the primary focus is internal, the right kind of external guidance that is aligned with Truth opens up a whole new space for us to find our way forwards with a fresh perspective.

Quantum leaps become possible and we gradually discover a new way of being that is increasingly congruent with our true nature. Finding our true calling as writers and in life naturally arises from this process.

Tough those these transitions often are, it’s an amazingly creative approach to life that is filled with delightful surprises, and ultimately a true sense of freedom and fulfillment!

Two Opportunities

The reason I’m sharing this with you today (and also why our June newsletter is being published a day early) is that there are two opportunities for external guidance currently available but only for a short time. So I’m inspired to let you know about them in case they resonate with you at this time:

  • Guidance from 100 bestselling authors, teachers and international experts on all aspects of healing, spirituality, prosperity, relationships and self-empowerment including Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Julia Cameron (and yours truly!) – Hay House World Summit access deadline tomorrow, WEDNESDAY 1 JUNE. Read more here.
  • Four days away from everyday commitments to focus on deepening your connection to your creative soul, finding your true voice and translating your “right work” into the words of your blog, book, business communications and more at the 2016 Conscious Writing Retreat – booking deadline for the last place is this FRIDAY 3 JUNE. Read more here.

Wherever you are on your journey of transformation through conscious writing and creative living, may your inner unfolding attract the right kind of external guidance to support each and every step you take!

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.

3 Major Benefits of Immersion Time for Conscious Writers

hourglass-1289782_640Writing a book is a huge commitment of time and energy, especially when we approach it with the intention of writing deeply with full awareness as Conscious Writing invites us to do.

We can only truly appreciate what is involved when we dedicate ourselves to taking action rather than simply mulling it over as a future possibility.

And if we want to avoid our book taking forever to complete, we need to create a regular rhythm that includes a mix of short to medium bursts of daily writing alongside longer stretches of what I call “immersion time”.

This is when we schedule time out from other commitments to dive deeply into our topic and our writing with as few distractions as possible.

Immersion time can be anything from half a day to one, two, three or more days on retreat. Once we transition fully into creative writing mode, most of us would happily continue with it full time!

My own experience of immersion time when I was writing my latest book combined with my work with people at all stages of the creative process, proves the case that choosing to prioritize our writing is a priceless gift. Here’s why …

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