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IACCW Member Event: How Mindfulness Breathing Can Boost Your Creativity

February 23, 2017

Julia McCutchen interviews Rose ElliotRoseElliot250
on 2nd March

Like most people, I’d heard of mindfulness, and I’d tried it, too: focusing on what I was doing, accepting it exactly as it is without criticising, commenting, or trying to change it, like experts suggest. I’d tried it while washing up, eating, brushing my teeth – I kept trying it, but it seemed so pointless, and boring, that I gave up.

Then, I Met a Monk, an experience I have described in my book of the same name, and he gently taught me how to be mindful using my breath… and everything changed from then on.

It helped me to find the strength and inner peace to get through the most exhausting and saddest time of my life – the illness and subsequent death of my husband of over 50 years – and it also had the most unexpected benefit of boosting my creativity to such an extent that in spite of the difficulties I was experiencing, I was able to write two books!

During this interview you will learn:

  • The origins of this ancient practice of mindfulness breathing; how I discovered it, and how it has helped me;
  • How to do it – it’s really simple – and ways of practising it and integrating it into your everyday life
  • How mindfulness breathing can help you to feel almost instant strength and peace, any place, any time
  • How through practising it for a few minutes each day you can connect with your own unique creativity, inner strength, and peace
  • How you can gently extend your breathing if you wish into a short period of meditation, with all the proven benefits that this can bring

Rose Elliot was born into a spiritual retreat centre founded by her grandmother, and wrote her first book as a result of cooking for the visitors there. She became celebrated for her vegetarian cookbooks and dubbed ‘the queen of vegetarian cooking’ but she also has a rich spiritual background expressed in her recent acclaimed books I Met a Monk, and Every Breath You Take. Inspired by her life-changing meeting with a Buddhist monk, both books are very human accounts of how she found inner peace and freedom through the simple practical teaching of the monk, and in particular through the mindfulness breathing that he taught her, which she says saw her through the most difficult period of her life – her husband’s sudden-onset dementia and subsequent death – and brought not only peace and strength but the unexpected blessing of increased creativity and joy. For more information visit www.roseelliot.com

Who Are You Before the Writing Begins?

February 16, 2017

All of a sudden, as if from nowhere, an idea or phrase arrives fully formed in my awareness; it’s like receiving a ready-made piece of a creative jigsaw. The complete picture is often revealed at a later date yet I’ve learned to pay attention and capture these fragments straight away.

An example is the question, who are you before the writing begins?

It came to me in the early days of developing my ideas for Conscious Writing and remains one of the key questions for self-enquiry that lead you to discover your authentic voice as a Conscious Writer.

Your Authentic Voice

The usual definitions of what your authentic voice is have always left me feeling short-changed as they seem limited and incomplete, certainly where Conscious Writing is concerned.

Read the rest of the article here

Filed under: Articles — Tags: , , , , , — Julia @ 3:56 pm

IACCW Member Event: How to Connect with Your Creative Wise Woman as a Conscious Writer

September 1, 2016

Julia McCutchen interviews Rebecca CampbellRebeccaCampbell_250
 on 8th September

This era we are living in has been prophesied by the mystics and the sages of all of the ages. The Mayan’s called it the New Dawn, Yogi Bhajan called it The Aquarian Age, some call it the end of Patriarchy, Rebecca Campbell calls it the Age of Light or the Age of the Lightworker.

We are all being called to light up the world with our presence and for so many of us, our creations and writing are the vehicles through which we will do this.

In this inspiring call we will discuss:

  • How to hear the call of your soul and answer it
  • What creations are rising in you right now
  • How to tap into your inner wisdom and hear the whispers of your soul and creative muse
  • Why so many people are scared to share their voice and how to overcome it
  • The power of the female cycle when it comes to creativity
  • The seasons of creativity
  • Tapping into your innate ancient wisdom
  • Inviting Mother Earth to create through you
  • How to find your authentic voice and tribe
  • How to work with and call in your creative muse

Rebecca Campbell is a bestselling author, spiritual teacher, grounded spiritual mentor and soulful guide. Rebecca has guided thousands of women to listen to the callings of their soul and create a life that is completely aligned to them. Her first book Light Is The New Black will be followed by her second Rise Sister Rise in October 2016. Rebecca has received multiple awards including the ‘Promising New Talent’ by the Mind Body Spirit Festival in London, the ‘Emerging Voice’ award by Kindred Spirit Magazine and the ‘100 Women of Spirit’ award by the Brahama Kumaris for feminine leadership and spiritual service. Drawing on her unique experience as an award winning advertising creative director, Rebecca loves helping people tap into their creativity and lead from a place that is authentic and light up the world in a way that only they can. See www.rebeccacampbell.me

Conscious Writing Retreat Photos

July 5, 2016

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

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

April 28, 2016

Julia McCutchen interviews Rachel ElnaughRachelElnaugh2016
on 5th May

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

IACCW Member Event: Visibility and Vulnerability for Conscious Writers

March 31, 2016

Julia McCutchen interviews Beth Buelow Buelow_Headshot_150
on Thursday 7th April

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway

Doesn’t this perfectly sum up the writing process? We spill our souls in private, and we alternate between feeling exhilarated and terrified (and every feeling in between!). But the writing is relatively easy compared to what’s next: putting it out there. What was private becomes public, and whether that happens in stages or overnight, it can be vulnerable and exhausting. It’s an experience you can’t quite prepare yourself for… or can you?

In this interview, we discuss the writing process specifically as it relates to being seen and heard by people who both want to cheer you on and tear you down. You’ll learn how to:

  • Ease into visibility in a way that suits your personality (especially if you’re introverted)
  • Honor your Comfort Zone in service of stretching your Capacity Zone
  • Define “success” on your own terms
  • Recognize what you’re really afraid of when it comes to getting out there
  • Recover from the ultimate vulnerability hangover

Beth Buelow, PCC, serves as a guide to introvert entrepreneurs who want to amplify their strengths and build sustainable, energetically aligned businesses. She is a professional coach, author, and speaker, is based in the Pacific Northwest and serves introverts worldwide. Her podcast, “The Introvert Entrepreneur,” was named as one of the top 25 business podcasts for entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur.com and was featured in the “Inspiring Women’s Voices” category on iTunes. She’s contributed to articles in The Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph, Success Magazine, Inc, Entrepreneur, and Psychology Today, among others. Beth is the author of “Insight: Reflections on the Gifts of Being an Introvert” (2012) and “The Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms” (Penguin Random House, Nov 2015). www.TheIntrovertEntrepreneur.com

What’s new this month?

January 8, 2016

Julia McCutchenHi Conscious & Creative Writers!

I hope that you had a fabulous festive season and are looking forward to all that 2016 has in store for you.

Not everyone resonates with the fresh energy of the New Year on 1 January.

And I fully respect that there are many options for celebrating the turn of the year such as 1 November which is Samhain in the Celtic calendar.

My choice is to pay attention and celebrate them all in some way as the end of one phase and the start of the next.

Living a conscious and creative life involves multiple completions and commencements which provide us with excellent opportunities for releasing the old and welcoming the new. This is the energy which has inspired my latest article.

The Next Chapter of Your Life

I’d love to encourage you to make the time and space to make conscious choices about what you want to include in the next chapter of your life.

Hopefully you’ll be inspired to dive ever more deeply into your growth and development as a Conscious Writer, and as ever, we have a couple of offerings to support you to create the reality you envision for yourself:

1. Conscious Writing Retreat: FRI 10 to MON 13 JUNE

I’m delighted to share that booking is now OPEN for this year’s retreat!

There are just a few Early Bird tickets left (people on the ‘Advance Notification’ list snapped up the first few!) so if you think you might like to go for our fabulous retreat experience this year, read more and book your place here.

2. Conscious Writing Scholarship

Applications for our 4th annual scholarship which offers FREE and discounted places for the six month Mentoring Series will open during February. More details in next month’s IACCW Journal.

To your conscious & creative success!

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.

Solstice Inspiration for Conscious & Creative Writers

December 21, 2015

wintersolstice_stonehenge“In the depth of winter
I finally learned that there
within me lay an
invincible summer.”

Albert Camus

Conscious Writers dive in to the darkness of winter
and return to shine the light of summer
through their words and actions throughout the year.

To your conscious & creative success!

                        

PS Please take a moment to share your reaction or your own solstice inspiration below here.

Filed under: inspiration — Tags: , , , , , — Julia @ 12:25 pm

IACCW Member Event: How to Access Your Inspired Mind Consistently as a Conscious Writer

December 3, 2015

Julia McCutchen interviews Marlise KarlinMarliseKarlin_250
on Thursday 10th December

All writers require a regular flow of inspiration from a mix of inner and outer sources. Yet it isn’t always easy to access the inspired part of ourselves amidst the stresses and strains of everyday life.

Through her synthesis of the landmark sciences of Neuroplasticity, Epigenetics, and holistic therapies, Marlise Karlin, the founder of The Simplicity of Stillness® method, has a solution which involves the use of a meditation technology that works even if your mind isn’t still.

In this interview, you’ll learn how to increase your ability to find balance and flow as well as how to

  • access the dynamic intelligence in you – in only five minutes
  • diminish self-defeating patterns
  • understand why ‘writers block’ is a myth
  • expand your ability to bring your dreams of authorship into reality
  • become more courageous, creative and prosperous as a writer

Marlise Karlin, pioneering researcher, humanitarian activist, and author has been interviewed on NBC and Fox News and shared the stage with numerous renowned thought leaders including Gregg Braden, Panache Desai, and Dr. Eric Pearl. Converging research from 20+ years in Eastern holistic traditions and modern science, including Epigenetics and Neuroplasticity, Marlise developed The Simplicity of Stillness®, SOS Method. Over a decade of case studies from 6 continents has shaped this advanced meditation technology that has the power to release self-defeating patterns, activate energetic flows in the body, and imprint new neural pathways to accelerate healing and your highest potential. For more information, visit www.thesosmethod.com

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Filed under: IACCW Events — Julia @ 10:29 am

What’s new this month?

November 7, 2015

Julia McCutchenHi Conscious & Creative Writers!

Two months on from the publication of my new book Conscious Writing, I’m surfacing from what has been an extremely intense experience!

So much so, that I’ve been prompted to write an article about it called A Conscious Approach to the Alchemy of Authorship see here.

The reality of what it takes to write and publish a book successfully includes a massive investment of time and energy over a long period of time (about 2 1/2 years for me), not to mention the financial implications.

Following an Inner Impulse

Yet the commitment to follow the inner impulse to write what we’re here to write leads to the creation of a body of work that is in service to the core message and stories we feel called to share.

As a result, my highest priority now is to share this core teaching which has been described as ‘a pioneering movement’ for everyone who wants to make a positive difference in the world through discovering and expressing their true voice.

So, here’s a summary of the ways I’ve created so far to do just that and even more importantly, to support you to follow your inner impulse and create what you’re here to create:

    • FREE Resources: videos, audios, articles and more – click here
    • The Book, Journal and Audio CD: enjoy a 10% discount off the list price of the book and a ‘thank you’ gift when you purchase plus a request to post a review if you like what you read – click here
    • LIVE Events:  your chance to experience the Conscious Writing process with my personal guidance on a one day workshop click here, and on Retreat between 10th and 13th June 2016 click here
    • Social Media: my new author page on Facebook where I’m posting tips, quotes, aspects of my personal journey, videos and more  – click here
    • Individual Mentoring: perhaps one of the most powerful and transformative ways of all to discover your true self and express your true voice, on the page and in the world – click here

On the day the book was published, the overwhelming feeling I had was one of deep gratitude (tinged with relief and a sense of awe!) for everything and everyone who had contributed to me arriving at that point.

Now, the next level of my authorship is unfolding and my commitment to you is to continue sharing all that I learn along the way to enable you to follow your own creative calling. Don’t wait until you feel ready; that moment will never arrive. Simply ask yourself, if not now, when?

To your conscious & creative success!

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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