Good morning and welcome...

At the IACCW we are passionate about a whole new approach to
conscious creativity, intuitive writing and contemporary publishing
options which open the way for you to discover your authentic
voice, on the page and in the world.

We provide inspiration, information, support and connection for
you to overcome isolation, move through resistance, and
experience the sense of freedom and purpose which
comes from fulfilling your true creative potential.

Whether you are an experienced author or are just
starting to write, we invite you to join us today and
enjoy the journey of taking your message to the
market successfully and with soul.

For details of FREE Membership, click here

What’s new this month?

November 15, 2018

Hi Conscious Writers

In a few days time Mercury will begin a retrograde period (17 Nov to 6 Dec) which typically means that communications, technology and travel (amongst other things) may be disrupted.

There’s a great deal more to this recurring phase than is relevant to share here; however, if you want to learn more, searching for “Mercury retrograde” brings up over 6.5 million results!

In short, for a week or so before, during and after these times, it’s probably best to avoid launching anything new, making important decisions or signing a significant contract, especially if it’s related to communications.

Align with the Energy

However, you can align yourself with the energy of Mercury retrograde in a positive way and embrace it as a time to slow down, make genuinely conscious choices, and review what’s truly important for you.

I’m mentioning all of this because last week we experienced a number of issues relating to technology and communications which had an impact on all kinds of priorities including delaying the IACCW journal newsletter.

Fortunately we track the periods of Mercury retrograde so we were aware of the “big picture” influencing our situation which enabled us to take it in our stride and calmly (most of the time!) work towards resolution.

Focus on the Opportunities

Hopefully that will be it for our challenges this time around.

However, we’ll remain vigilant going forwards and from the state of being grounded in the present moment, focus on releasing all that belongs to yesterday and reflecting on new possibilities for tomorrow.

If you feel that releasing limiting beliefs around your writing might be beneficial, this month’s interview will guide you to do so using Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and the feature article will support you through writing an Unsent Letter.

Have a wonderfully conscious and 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 @ 9:11 am

What’s new this month?

October 13, 2018

Hi Conscious Writers!

I love how fast transformation can be when the foundations of conscious practice are solidly in place!

Over the last few weeks I’ve experienced a profound inner shift that has brought me to a new level of internal alignment; always being, always becoming!

I’m currently on a mini sabbatical from creating major new projects and the simplified focus alongside the increased breathing space feels deeply liberating.

Core Passion and Purpose

Yes, there are some new ideas percolating as well as fresh versions of possibilities I’ve been exploring on and off for a while.

However, I’m not rushing forwards with any of them; instead I’m enjoying the process of allowing the creative sparks to catch light – or not, as the case may be – in their own good time.

All of this is feeding delightfully into the areas I am consciously choosing to continue with – my core passion and purpose expressed in my work through coaching, mentoring, writing my weekly blog and leading retreats.

Conscious Writing, Living and Leadership

I mentioned last month that I always offer Individual Retreats during the autumn and winter months for existing and new clients, and this year, the scope has expanded to include Conscious Writing, Living and Leadership.

Previously I’ve just had an Information Pack available to send to anyone who’s interested.

Today, I’m happy to share that the information is now live on the Julia McCutchen website for you to check out. Read more and click through for full details here.

I’m also gearing up for the Conscious Writing Retreat Reunion in November after which the end of the year will be upon us and 2019 will be just around the corner!

This Month

The IACCW Interview this month is on a question of perennial interest to writers, Do You Need a Literary Agent?

And the Feature Article is about another key area of importance to you as a Conscious Writer – Authenticity for Authors. Enjoy listening and reading…

Have a wonderfully conscious and 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

What’s new this month?

September 10, 2018

Hi Conscious Writers!

I hope all’s well with you and that you’re enjoying a creatively inspired week so far.

I recently wrote a blog called “A Conscious Approach to Creative Growth and Development” and shared some of my realizations from the transition I made earlier this year relating to leading a Conscious Writing retreat at the Omega Institute.

At the end of the post I stated, “If things don’t work out for any reason, I’ll still have grown from the experience in preparation for whatever arises next. And that’s all fine with me.”

Walking Your Talk

Isn’t it fascinating how life so often provides you with the opportunity to “walk your talk” at ever deeper levels!

I’ve recently discovered that the retreat won’t be going ahead after all as the interest people have shown hasn’t translated into sufficient registrations to meet the official criteria for me to travel all the way from the UK.

So yes, initially I felt confused and disappointed by this outcome as I was very much looking forward to sharing this holistic experience with a whole new audience.

Divine Plan

However, I’m also in full acceptance of what “is” and totally trust the Divine Plan even though this part of it is still in the process of being revealed to me!

Remaining grounded in awareness and the perspective of infinity has opened up a whole new level of being that is revealing significant insights which I’m called to explore right now.

Ironically I feel completely on track despite this being an outcome I hadn’t anticipated, and I have no doubt that everything is working out for the highest good of all.

Conscious Writing, Living and Leadership

So I’m consciously choosing to use this gift of unexpected space to pause for a period of inner reflection, and after nearly 12 years of flowing from one new project to the next, the breathing space feels extremely welcome.

Naturally I’m continuing with the individual coaching and mentoring work I love, and as always at this time of year, I’m offering Individually Guided Retreats focused on Conscious Writing, Living and Leadership. Request an Information Pack here.

I’m also still very much looking forward to the Conscious Writing Retreat Reunion in November and delighted to share another wonderful interview with you on Content Marketing for Conscious Writers plus of course the feature article which I hope you’ll enjoy.

Beyond that… well, watch this space!

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 @ 9:00 am

What’s new this month?

August 14, 2018

Hi Conscious Writers!

I hope your week is going well. Astonishingly, here we are in August already!

As the months pass with seemingly increasing speed, the unfolding dream of life gathers pace along with the development of our chosen creative projects – or not as the case may be?

In my case, over the last few weeks I’ve crossed another big threshold.

New Videos

I’ve followed through on my commitment to make some videos to share some of the content and my journey as I prepare for the Conscious Writing: Discover Your True Voice USA retreat.

I hope that you’ll check them out and enjoy watching them – see here.

Do please take a moment to make a comment as I’d truly love to know your reaction as I explore this new medium of video. Thanks in advance for doing so.

Time to Dive In

With regard to the retreat itself, it’s just a few short weeks away so if you’re still reflecting on whether to join us, now really is the time to dive in and book your place if this resonates with you at this time.

I know it’s a big commitment at every level.

However, the videos will give you a sense of what the retreat experience offers, this month’s Feature Article explains why Presence is one of our themes, and you can also read more about it generally by clicking here.

Writing and Publication

If you’re looking for inspiration to raise the bar on your commitment to writing regularly, this month’s IACCW Member interview with Judy Reeves on How to Make Every Day a Writing Day is definitely worth listening to. Click here to read more.

Finally, I’m delighted to share that IACCW Member Michelle Diener has recently published her first book called Lone Twin: A celebration of silver linings, sisterhood, and the cycles of life.

I’ll never forget the moment Michelle read a section of the manuscript out in the Open Mic session of the first ever Conscious Writing Retreat. It was such an indescribably powerful and moving experience for us all. Click here to read more.

Here’s to a wonderfully conscious and 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 @ 1:27 pm

What’s new this month?

July 9, 2018

Hi Conscious Writers!

It’s been many years since we enjoyed such a hot, dry summer here in the UK.

It’s a welcome respite after the cold, wet winter that seemed endless at the time yet now lingers as a distant memory.

I love seeing the vegetables and flowers grow so rapidly (yep, plenty of watering required!) and feel deep gratitude for the opportunity to eat dinner outside and watch the ever-changing sunset skies.

Yet of course every season has its challenges.

Rhythms and Retreats

For many Conscious Writers, as summer progresses and the children break up from school it becomes increasingly tough to maintain the regular practice they’ve worked so hard to develop.

I recently wrote a blog on how to manage this skillfully by creating two (or more) different writing rhythms for the different phases of life (read it here).

The other recommendation I always make when you’re inspired to write is to give yourself the gift of a writing retreat to immerse yourself in the process away from everyday commitments at least once during any writing project.

Conscious Writing USA

Naturally I’m inspired to recommend a Conscious Writing Retreat for this purpose as they are quite different from anything I’ve come across in the sense that they are truly holistic and transformative experiences.

The original blend of components work harmoniously together to open up in participants the deep space of authentic truth that Conscious Writing is all about; then the clarity, insights and writing flow freely from there.

The next one is in the US at the amazing Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY from 9-14 September and you’re invited! Read more here.

Conscious Writing UK

After that, you’ll be eligible to participate in the first Conscious Writing Retreat Reunion which will be taking place in Oxfordshire from 28 – 30 November and open to everyone who’s been to a retreat before.

This came about because a delightfully committed group of women from the 2017 retreat specifically asked for another one.

Inspired by their enthusiasm, it occurred to me to invite everyone from previous retreats to a reunion to reconnect, meet other Conscious Writing Retreaters and co-create a schedule that would meet everyone’s current priorities. Read more about the retreat reunion here.

With that said, I hope you enjoy this month’s excellent IACCW FREE Member interview on writing a successful book proposal and the feature article on The Importance of Internal Validation for Conscious Writers.

Here’s to a wonderfully conscious and 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 @ 9:00 am

What’s new this month?

June 7, 2018

Hi Conscious Writers!

I hope your week is going well and that you’re enjoying the onset of summer or winter depending on which hemisphere you’re in!

I’m just surfacing from what has been an intense phase which included the complexity and confusion around the EU General Data Protection Ruling which came into effect on 25 May.

I had to take the tough decision to postpone the Conscious and Creative Living Discovery Experience I announced last month in order to focus on the GDPR preparation.

So I’ll let you know when the moment comes for taking the next steps with that project.

In the meantime, my focus is returning to gearing up for the Conscious Writing: Discover Your True Voice USA retreat plus a few other ideas that are currently percolating including a new series of short Conscious Moment videos.

Before all of that I’m heading off for a holiday to recharge and review my next priorities before diving in to the next phase of the unfolding dream.

While I’m away, if you’re thinking about writing a memoir or are already underway with yours, you’ll enjoy this month’s IACCW Member interview with Linda Joy Myers. Read more here.

And if you’re in London this weekend, my friend and colleague Mark Matousek is leading his annual summer event on The Healing Power of Telling Your Story. Read more here.

Here’s to a wonderfully conscious and 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 @ 10:04 am

What’s new this month?

May 5, 2018

Hi Conscious Writers!

What an eventful month it’s been since we were last in touch!

With an interesting mix of challenge and opportunity, life here in the wilds of Wiltshire is never boring and often includes the unexpected.

I’ve discovered over the years that the best way to approach whatever shows up out of the blue is to pause, take a deep breath and immerse myself in being fully present.

This enables me to wait and see how things unfold or make conscious choices about appropriate actions instead of allowing conditioned patterns to take over.

Conscious and Creative Living

This is just one aspect of what I call Conscious and Creative Living.

Making it a priority over the last 20 years to live from the inside out with the essence of who I truly am at the core has completely transformed my experience of life.

Now it’s time to share what I’ve discovered more widely and engage with a new level of the journey through leading an enquiry into how this can serve you in a community of others doing the same.

Discovery Experience

The Conscious and Creative Living Discovery Experience is the first step on this journey and it starts on WEDNESDAY 23 MAY, just 3 short weeks from now!

It includes a 3 Week Video Course, a 3 Month Summer Integration and an Exclusive Invitation to become a Founding Member of a new community dedicated to individual transformation and collective impact.

This brand new adventure involves a modest investment and a two pay option to ease your cash flow which is only available until TUESDAY 8 MAY. Read more here.

I very much hope that this sparks your interest and inspires you to join me on a voyage of discovery to find out how 3 simple questions can lead you to align yourself, your purpose and your life.

Have a wonderfully conscious and 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 @ 9:19 am

What’s new this month?

April 9, 2018

Hi Conscious Writers!

Spring seems to have arrived at last here in the UK!

What a relief it is to see blue skies and bright sunshine after the overcast skies and seemingly endless snow and rain of recent weeks.

I’ve no doubt nature will respond immediately to the increased light and warmth.

I’m also feeling an upsurge of inspiration and looking forward to some exciting times over the next few months.

Conscious Writing USA

Firstly, I’m delighted to share that I’ll be leading a Conscious Writing Retreat from Sunday 9 to Friday 14 September at one of the most prestigious holistic learning centres in the world, the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies.

I’m honoured to have been invited to lead a 5 day retreat at their gorgeous Rhinebeck campus, New York and thrilled that my first live teaching in the US will be there.

I know from previous feedback that the original combination of conscious practices and creative exercises along with independent writing and group work is transformative to the point of “life-changing” for retreat participants.

So I hope you’ll be inspired to come and enjoy the retreat AND the beautiful space we’ll all be in! Read more here.

New Project – Phase One

I’ve mentioned a few times recently that I’m in the process of developing what feels like a significant new project which I’m working on it in a slightly different way; it’s being created in phases.

Today, I’m excited to say that I’m almost ready to share the details of phase one with you so keep an eye on your inbox in a couple of weeks time for all to be revealed.

I also encourage you to mark your calendars for Thursday 17 May as I very much hope this will be something you won’t want to miss!

Last Call for Mentoring

Finally, this is the last call for the last place on the new six month mentoring series which is starting this month.

Drop me a line to Julia@JuliaMcCutchen.com if you’d like to schedule a Free Discovery Session to discuss your individual situation with me.

In fact, feel free to contact me any time about any of the above; I’m here to guide and support you to turn your Conscious Writing and Creative Living dreams into reality.

Have a wonderfully conscious and 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 @ 9:30 am

What’s new this month?

March 10, 2018

Hi Conscious Writers!

I recently shared the story of a magical moment in a mentoring session with a woman who’s exploring Conscious Writing for the first time.

All of a sudden, the struggle to find the core message at the heart of her story and the voice to share what she feels passionate about sharing just dropped away.

Switching the Lights On

It was like someone had switched the lights on and she could see exactly what she needed to do and how to express herself on the page with words that could only come through her.

After many years of false starts and unfulfilled dreams, she felt completely aligned and knew she was on her way at last.

Inner Space of Clarity

I love facilitating that kind of experience for people who have a great deal to share yet can’t quite find their way in to the inner space of clarity required for writing in a truly authentic way.

I’m sharing this with you now as it directly relates to both of the Highlights for this month.

Individual Mentoring – New Six Month Series

Mentoring seems to be in my DNA and I absolutely love working as a mentor!

It’s one of those aptitudes I realized many years ago I was naturally at home with, and combined with my intuitive approach, I’ve witnessed time and again the transformative results it delivers.

In April, a new six month series begins and I’m opening up just 3 places. So if you’re curious to find out how this may benefit you, read more here.

Last Call for One Day Workshop

The breakthrough story above comes from a combination of mentoring and the fact that Conscious Writing genuinely works as an approach to writing authentically in deep flow.

If you’d like to experience the Process live, and meet me and other like-minded writers in person, this is the last call for the Discover Your True Voice through Conscious Writing workshop on Saturday 17 March. Read more here.

Finally

I’m delighted to share another success story in the form of celebrating the publication of IACCW Member Susan Nefzger’s first book “A Practical Guide to Awakening”.

Susan is a shining example of what a commitment to Conscious Writing leads to. Read more here. 

Have a wonderfully conscious and 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 @ 9:46 am

What’s new this month?

February 12, 2018

Hi Conscious Writers!

One of the aspects I love about writing a regular blog is the opportunity for inspiration to arise from what’s current at the time.

It contributes to me feeling creatively alive when I draw from my life and work to share ideas and stories I feel in that moment may be enjoyable and helpful for you to read – win/win!

Here’s an example…

The Power of Ritual

On the 1st of February it was the festival of Imbolc, one of the cornerstones of the Celtic Calendar.

As I reflected on that, I realized that I love the reminder from such time-honoured festivals about the power of ritual and the immensely positive impact of conscious actions performed mindfully.

It prompted me to write a blog called “The Power of Ritual” which has specific relevance for writers so I’ve included it as this month’s feature article for you to read – see here.

The Ritual of Conscious Writing

Rituals are immensely powerful for making the internal shift from everyday mode into the conscious, present and aligned state of being that Conscious Writing is all about.

In fact, the Conscious Writing Process is a ritual of preparation for downloading your most original ideas and writing authentically from the deep space of truth within.

This is now a thoroughly tried and tested technique which I’ve repeatedly used myself and guided countless others through – so I know it works!

Experience it Live

A high percentage of the people I work with as a mentor use my guided version of this process from the audio CD called “Conscious Writing – The Process”(*) every time they write, and wouldn’t be without it.

Yet there’s nothing quite like experiencing it live along with other Conscious Writers.

The presence in the room is deeply inspiring and quantum shifts are always made relating to the clarity of ideas and depth of flow that comes when the words truly pour through you.

One Day Workshop

I don’t do many one day workshops but I’m delighted to share that I do have one coming up on Saturday 17 March in central London. Read more here.

At the moment it’s the only one scheduled for this year as I’m focusing on a big new project and a 5 day retreat I’m leading in the US from the 9th – 14th September alongside my regular mentoring commitments (more details on all of that soon!)

For now, I’d love to invite you to join me in March if it resonates with you at this time and I hope to have the chance to catch up with you there.

Have a wonderfully conscious and creative month!

* The “Conscious Writing – The Process” CD is available here.

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 @ 12:56 pm
Older Posts »
  • By clicking the above button you confirm your consent also to receive our newsletter (you can unsubscribe anytime) and have read our Privacy Policy.
Free Video Series

CONSCIOUS WRITING
FREE Video Series
CW_FREE_Video_Series_NEW
Three videos to give you a sense of how Conscious Writing works:

1. The Power of Alignment

2. The Mudra Sequence

3. A Guided Meditation for Conscious Writers


Click here Gold

By clicking the above button
you confirm your consent also to receive
our newsletter (you can unsubscribe
anytime) and have read
our Privacy Policy.

FREE Membership

Become an IACCW Member Completely FREE!
 

free_membership


Join us today and enjoy an abundance of conscious & creative inspiration for your writing and authorship!

To read all about the Benefits of FREE Membership
click here

Free Book Extract

Conscious Writing:
Discover Your
True Voice
Through
Mindfulness
and More

Download your FREE extract of my book:

 *
 *
 *

By clicking the above button you confirm your consent also to receive our newsletter (you can unsubscribe anytime) and have read our Privacy Policy.

Conscious Writing for Creative Living Blog

JM.COM_HEADER
 

Insights, inspiration, stories and
more relating to discovering
your authentic voice,
unlocking your creativity,
and transforming your life
to live in alignment
with your soul.


To read my latest posts


Click here Gold

 

As Seen In

HH World Summit 2016 logo 200  
  

Psychologies logo large
 

HH Radio LogoAspire Magazine Logo       

Yoga Mag logo    

 

HYL.com logo large
   

     WE Magazine Top 100 Women in Ecommerce 2014     WatkinsMag_logo


KSmag_logo

 

Let's Connect On Social Media

Facebook icon medium     Twitter icon medium