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5 Core Practices for Conscious Writers: # 1 Cultivate Awareness

May 10, 2017

My approach to writing is based on a combination of soul and craft.

Honing the skills of your craft is essential for any creative art; for most conscious creatives it becomes a life-long journey of learning and refining that is challenging and rewarding in equal measure!

When it comes to the craft of writing, there are plenty of books, courses and classes that teach you everything from the basics to advanced techniques for shaping your words to suit any purpose.

The “Conscious” in Conscious Writing

My true calling is to create, write and live consciously in alignment with my soul and to guide others to do the same – that is the “conscious” in Conscious Writing.

Working from the inside out with the emphasis on creating the right conditions for soul and craft to meet on the page requires a mindful approach.

That’s why I use the image of an iceberg to represent all of the unseen preparation that encourages creative mindfulness and leads to vibrant writing (read more about that here).

5 Core Practices

It’s also why I developed the 5 Core Practices which open the way to bring all aspects of yourself into alignment – body, emotions, mind and soul – to draw you fully into the present moment before you write.

To read the rest of the article, click here.

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Conscious Writing for Creative Living: launching my new blog + website

December 9, 2016

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Hi Conscious & Creative Writers!

This moment in time marks the start of a whole new era. It’s a significant quantum leap as I step up to a brand new phase in my business and my life.

It feels both exciting and challenging yet I’m truly delighted to share that today I’m launching the Conscious Writing for Creative Living blog and a whole new Julia McCutchen website!

To check it out
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Seventeen years ago a life changing accident led me to move on from my career in publishing and start afresh by forging my own path even though I wasn’t sure what that would be.

Twelve years ago I wrote and published my first book The Writer’s Journey and launched the first Julia McCutchen website to present my teaching and mentoring offerings.

Seven years ago I launched the International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW) to provide inspiration, guidance and community for writers to discover and express their authentic voice.

Four years ago I created Conscious Writing as a fresh approach to deep and vibrant writing as well as a path of creative self-realization; Hay House published the book last year.

Today I commit to a new level of sharing the message I feel I’m here to share at this time.

Discovering your authentic voice and unlocking your creativity
transforms your life as you wake up to realize your true nature,
express your deepest calling in the world, and
live consciously and creatively in alignment with your soul.

I’m really looking forward to writing regularly for the blog and connecting with you directly to answer your questions and inspire you to take your next creative steps joyfully and with confidence.

I’ll share my deepest insights and inspirations on Conscious Writing and Creative Living, internal alignment, spiritual awakening and accessing your intuitive inner wisdom to navigate major transitions in your life.

To read my first few posts and subscribe
click here

I’d like to thank you from my heart for sharing this unfolding journey with me. I’m here to inspire, guide and support your unfolding conscious & creative journey so none of it would be possible without you.

Here’s to a new era of soul-inspired alignment and authentic communication for us all!

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PS I really hope you’ll join me on the unfolding adventure of the Conscious Writing for Creative Living blog. Check it out by clicking here and I’ll look forward to seeing you there!

Filed under: IACCW Announcements — Julia @ 7:31 pm

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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Filed under: Articles — Julia @ 2:53 pm

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.

To read all about it
Click Here

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.

To read the Course Content Summary
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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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Filed under: Articles — Julia @ 3:43 pm

IACCW Member Event: How to Align Your Purpose with Prosperity as a Conscious Writer

April 28, 2016

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There’s nothing worse than pouring your heart and soul into creating a book (or indeed any other product) and not attracting readers or financial reward at the end of the process.

This often happens because the creative process takes place in a vacuum that does not include your reader!

In this session, entrepreneur and former Dragons’ Den star Rachel Elnaugh will help you step into the alignment that will dramatically increase your chances of gaining a strong readership and revenue streams from your creative journey, including simple ideas on:

  • How to de-risk the entire book writing and publishing process
  • Why magnetic marketing is a thousand times more powerful than ‘push’ marketing – and how to do it effectively
  • Ways to surround your writing process with complementary activity which will drive sales and readership
  • Utilising social media to the max – including pitfalls to avoid
  • Building your publicity and marketing into the heart of the process
  • Maximising revenue streams – especially passive ones!
  • How to take your content to the mass market (should you so desire)

Rachel Elnaugh is the award-winning entrepreneur who created the £multi-million turnover Red Letter Days experiences brand and who went on to star as a Dragon in the first two series of BBCTV’s Dragons’ Den.  Her book ‘Business Nightmares’ was published by Crimson in 2008 and generated her personal revenue streams totalling over £400,000.  Rachel has acted as a mentor to many metaphysical teachers, thought leaders and visionaries and is also co-creator of the marketing portal and business platform SourceTV. For more information visit www.rachelelnaugh.com and www.source.tv

October Inspiration for Conscious & Creative Writers

October 27, 2015

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‘When we align all aspects of ourselves

with the same frequency as our soul,

we live truthfully, write deeply

and know that it’s all a sacred prayer.’ (i)

 

Conscious Writers make it a priority to relax and energize the physical body, open up positive emotion, clear space in the mind and connect with greater awareness beyond the everyday self as a preparation for soul-inspired writing.

To your conscious & creative success!

PS Please take a moment to add your comments below.

(i) Extracted from Conscious Writing: Discover Your True Voice Through Mindfulness and More

3 Ways to Plan for Success as a Published Author

April 8, 2015

Female rock climber reaching the summit.Completing the final draft of a manuscript is a major threshold for any writer to cross, and is certainly worth celebrating as a significant achievement in its own right.

Once we have surfaced from whatever degree of conscious and creative recharge we require, a whole new level of our progress towards successful published authorship begins.

Naturally, we need to plan ahead to ensure that we stay on track with our intentions to reach our readers with our message and stories.

Yet as Conscious Writers, we are mindful of remaining present in the moment with all aspects of ourselves in alignment despite the future focus. This is how we retain congruence between our head and our heart to guide us as we make important decisions along the way.

Whether we are working with a traditional publisher or choosing the indie self-publishing route, planning for success as a published author means that in addition to our writing, our attention is required for many other activities.

So what are the main areas we need to focus on to give our book the best possible chance of success in the world?

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Filed under: Articles — Julia @ 2:03 pm

A Conscious Approach to the 5 Stages of Writing

December 8, 2014

five-elementsOpinions vary regarding the number of stages involved in the process of writing and range from three to a dozen depending on the way the contents of each stage are distributed.

In Conscious Writing we place a great deal of emphasis on the importance of inner preparation before any outer action is taken so it is no surprise to discover that this is the first of five stages we go through as Conscious Writers:

  1. Preparation
  2. Inspiration
  3. First draft
  4. Refine and revise
  5. Edit and complete

These stages do not necessarily follow a neat linear progression. The initial preparation leads to inspiration and first draft writing although during the early phases of inspiration we may dip regularly back into preparation before a single word meets the page.

The first draft will always require refinement and revision yet this may end up being more of a dance to and fro than a clear cut boundary between one and the other. A great deal depends on the nature of the content, the relationship we have with it, and discovering our optimum way of working.

For our purposes here, exploring each stage in the typical order enables us to appreciate the subtlety and detail of the creative framework as well as the potential contribution a conscious approach can make.

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Filed under: Articles — Julia @ 1:14 pm

Doing our “little bit of good” as Conscious Writers in 2014

February 11, 2014

 “Do your little bit of good where you are.
It’s those little bits of good put together
that overwhelm the world.”
Desmond Tutu

To learn how you can receive individual guidance and support
to do your “little bit of good” as a Conscious Writer in 2014
click here

This time last year, as I sat down to write about how we all have the potential to make a significant contribution as writers, whatever form of writing we choose, these words from Desmond Tutu popped up on my screen. Following the golden thread of synchronicity, once more I am inspired to share them with you.

They aren’t the exact words I would use to express my passionate belief that as artists of life we are all living a Hero’s Journey. When we do so consciously and creatively, we make the greatest possible contribution and receive the greatest possible reward. Yet the essence of Desmond Tutu’s message is pointing in the same direction.

It is the direction of wholeness and alignment, where head and heart team up with words and actions, and connect with something greater than our individual selves to inspire our ideas, insights and stories.

Doing a little bit of good at the IACCW – our Conscious Writing Scholarship offering

The new level of IACCW contribution in 2013 was the first ever Conscious Writing Scholarship. The resounding success of the experience for all concerned has led to this becoming an annual event.

So I am delighted to let you know that Applications for the Conscious Writing Scholarship and Mentoring 2014 are now open!

There are three places on the Conscious Writing Scholarship and one applicant will receive a whole six months of coaching, consultancy and mentoring completely FREE!



To read more about the Conscious Writing Scholarship
click here

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