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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.

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Conscious & Creative Individual Retreats

October 13, 2017

* Just 5 places available! *
NOVEMBER and JANUARY

Claim your right to time and space away from your regular commitments
to take a quantum leap on your journey to write, create and explore your deepest calling with my intuitive guidance and support.

Whether you feel called to write a blog or a book, launch or develop your business and/or access your inner wisdom to navigate change consciously and creatively, it’s tough to make real progress when you’re already feeling stretched.

That’s why I’ve created the opportunity for you to step out of everyday life and focus on developing your ideas and making tangible progress with your chosen priority working one to one with my intuitive guidance and support.

The Conscious & Creative Individual Retreats are tailored to suit your personal project(s), requirements and availability.

They take place in Somerset, south west England and include a mix of guided sessions and time for you to reflect, create, write and apply your insights and realizations.

We start wherever you currently are, and by the end you’ll be absolutely clear about your priorities and the best way to take your next steps.

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Filed under: IACCW Announcements — Tags: , , , , , , — Julia @ 11:03 am

Intuition – A Trusted Ally for Conscious Writers

July 15, 2017

Before the technical revolution began the process of redrafting the landscape, I learned the business of publishing from the ground up.

Inspired by the mission of communicating perennial wisdom to a contemporary international audience, I quickly realized that commissioning books for publication was more of an art than a science.

This was especially the case in the world of independent publishing, where breaking new ground and working at the cutting edge were the norm.

Working Intuitively

I hadn’t planned to develop my intuition as part of my work. Yet it wasn’t long before I experienced the limitations of decisions made on facts and figures alone.

Introducing timeless knowledge to a rapidly developing marketplace required greater insight than the study of past success provided.

Add to that the publishing reality of working one or two years ahead of the moment readers would discover the end results in printed form, and it became clear that a sixth sense” would be extremely valuable.

The Difference that Makes the Difference

Looking back, I now see that making a conscious choice to develop my intuition at an early stage of my publishing career was the difference that made the difference – not just to my work, but to all areas of my life.

To read the rest of the article
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Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Julia @ 1:40 pm

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.

Filed under: Articles — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Julia @ 2:24 pm

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
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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

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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Filed under: Articles — Tags: , , , , , — Julia @ 11:55 am

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

Filed under: IACCW Events — Julia @ 10:24 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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Filed under: Articles — Julia @ 2:53 pm

3 Major Benefits of Immersion Time for Conscious Writers

May 31, 2016

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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5 Tips for Boosting Your Creative Productivity

May 10, 2016

creativity_tileDo you sometimes feel that you’ve got too many ideas and wonder how you’ll ever get them all done? If so, you’re not alone.

Most creative people work on a number of projects simultaneously. And big projects come together from a whole host of smaller tasks.

Writers often have different types of writing (book, blog, fiction, non-fiction) as well as related tasks (research, reflecting, connecting with readers) all in the mix at once.

However creatively inspired you are, at times it can be challenging to keep all of your creative plates spinning and make progress at a pace that works for you and the projects you are working on.

So it’s important to apply your creative energy consciously so that your essential projects, which may be the most creatively challenging, don’t become sidelined because smaller or less demanding tasks are faster to complete.

Fortunately, experience reveals that certain techniques genuinely make a difference to creative productivity. Here are 5 strategies you can apply straight away that will shift your creative output onto new levels:

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Intuition – An Important Ally for Conscious Writers

April 5, 2016

prairie-679014_640Intuition can be your most powerful ally when it comes to writing your book and taking your message out to the marketplace successfully and with soul. Do you know how to access yours?

Swiss psychologist Carl Jung proposed that intuition is one of four ways human beings process the world alongside sensation, thinking and feeling. His pioneering work has contributed hugely to our understanding today.

An important gateway to conscious creativity, intuition functions beyond the mind and opens the way for intuitive writing. The hallmark of intuition is immediate and direct knowledge without the conscious use of reasoning. Rising above thought but using the mind as a vehicle, intuition is a distinct sense of Knowing.

A Strong Hunch

You will have experienced intuition already even though you may not have been consciously aware that it was guiding you.

Think of a time when you had a strong hunch, a gut feeling that you couldn’t quite explain but which just felt “right”.

You may have had an “aha” moment when you suddenly understood something which made complete sense. Or you could have experienced a gradual process which led you towards a conclusion and resulted in the complete knowledge that you were on the right track.

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