Even the writing coach gets writer’s block. When I cannot decide what needs my attention, either on I always go to my tarot cards.
Here’s a special sneak peek into this week’s Sovereign Writers Circle prompts!
One prompt invites you to think what it means to be a warrior - particularly when it comes to defending your creative sovereignty. And the other is about unsatisfying endings (if your have Game of Thrones finale feelings to process, this one is for you!)
Time. It is what it is, right? Relentless and uncaring. Immutable and inevitable.
And yet… Is this all there is? Could there be an alternative? What if we didn’t need to buy into the relentless progression of time and those killer deadlines we live (and die) by?
Let’s reconsider our life-and-death relationship with time.
Every once in a while, when you’re not cursing the tech issues and the travel delays, Mercury Retrograde offers near unimaginable gifts.
In my case, this period gave me a chance to reflect on a recent business decision and heralded the return of our beloved online community, the Sovereign Writers Circle.
If someone asked you "what were you born to do?" would you have an answer?
For a long time, I thought I did. It’s all about the writing, I'd say.
But then I realized my immediate answer, my easy answer wasn’t really a complete answer. The real, enduring answer wasn’t writing, it was found through writing. Turns out, the mission is about so much more than the words on a page.
Many of us have lost track of a wider sense of belonging because of our relationship and family structures, because of our demanding jobs, because wine is easier, because there are so many things tugging at our attention that seem more important than connections with soul friends.
It’s time to look at our need for community, our need for sovereignty, and how the two blend together.
To tell the story of where you are right now… It’s the hardest thing to do sometimes. In the quest to “go deep” we ignore the very real, very powerful, very necessary stories right in front of us.
And so, before you pack the car or find yourself elbow deep in a bird, I invite you to pick up a pen and write into the not-so-obvious stories that are hiding in plain sight.
Writing is healing when you dare to meet yourself on the page and find a way to drop your armor and hush the inner critic. But where do you begin?
Try writing a thank you note to the shadow. Something surprising happens when you use the well-known format of a thank you note to dive into the hardest parts of your own story.
Using your voice and showing up to the polls is absolutely essential. but voting doesn’t necessarily help you express the entire story.
This series of writing prompts is designed to help you tell the story of this long (and unending?) election cycle, anchor into your mind and body in the present moment, and imagine a future - no matter who wins.
I had to declare who I am: Word Witch, Story Healer, Priestess of Sovereignty.
I had to declare what it is I am here to do: heal, create, love.
I had to state what is getting in our way and what it is we're truly here to do as a collective.
These are ideas I'd been playing with for ages, they are words I have surely spoken before. But never quite like this...
Conversations with my daughter enliven and exhaust me sometimes, especially when we’re trying to sort through stories about our beautiful, brutal, complicated world. Trying to put things into words she can understand when I realize I don’t even have the words...
Ultimately, these conversations offer the best stories and make me a better storyteller.
The latest video in the Writing & Magic Making series talks about the ebbs and flows of creativity and how we can honor the cycles of the seasons and of nature - especially in the magical month of October.
Join the next free community writing practice session on Friday, October 19 at noon ET. Register now.