Guest Post By Sarah Walton
July 18, 2017
Soul Writing is an approach to writing from the intuition. Soul Writers learn to access the imagination using meditation techniques that allow the writer to enter into the stillness required for story to flow.
The state of the brain in meditation is very close to the state when a writer is “in flow.” From that still place it is easier to access the intuition and the imagination, both of which we require to write. The imagination creates and the intuition guides our creative decisions. Soul Writers learn how to listen to their intuition and trust its quiet guidance, freeing the imagination to write without judgment. Soul Writers learn to write with confidence the story or poem that wants to be written.
Soul Writing starts from the self. If we have language, we can all write story.
Muriel Rukeyser said, “The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.”
Each shift in human consciousness is accompanied by new stories. Similarly, inner transformation is accompanied by a personal narrative – a Soul Story. Soul Writing exercises facilitate the connection to the individual’s inner narrative voice.
Soul writers learn to tune into their five senses (sight, touch, hearing, smell, taste) as well as the sixth sense of the intuition to write engaging and compelling story that connects us to each other, to the universe – and most importantly to ourselves.
Writers of all levels have benefitted from Soul Writing Workshops. Beginners who have never written a story before will experience how easy it is to tap into their imagination and put those ideas on the page. Professional writers experiencing “writers’ block” find the same techniques help to get the writing process flowing from a deeper well within them.
Here’s what people have said about Soul Writing:
‘My whole creative side has started to be reignited from attending the Soul Writing workshop.’
‘I loved the Soul Writing Workshop and got so much from it. Sarah gently and expertly guided us through meditation to a place deep inside where the ideas and words flowed – and haven’t stopped flowing since!’
Siobhan Curham, Novelist
‘WOW… where to begin. Sarah facilitates the most incredible ‘soul writing’ workshops. For me, this is so much more than a creative writing workshop (and it is that also, such a fun one too)! It’s an exercise in re-aligning the cognitive and creative parts of the brain. I’m still blown away at how it reached the deepest parts of my soul. For me, this is a form of very transformative therapy, based around creative writing.’
Caz McDonagh, Cranio Sacral Therapist
Museflower Soul Bliss Retreat: Let Your Soul Speak with Soul Writing & Meditation – October 11 – 16, 2017
The Museflower Soul Bliss Retreat: Let Your Soul Speak with Soul Writing and Meditation has been especially tailored to penetrate deep into your consciousness and open up your creativity to allow your soul to speak. We will learn to trust the inner voice we all have and listen to what it wants to express with meditation and creative writing techniques you can use again and again. Learn them once and these tools are yours for life.
Prior meditation experience is not required. It really is very simple and easy to do when you are shown how. It’s also transformative, fun and full of creative surprises!
Museflower Retreat & Spa is the ideal setting to support the intuitive voice we all have to open and express itself. My own time at Museflower Retreat & Spa with Tania and the team inspired me to write and connect with my inner voice. It will be like returning to family – it would be lovely for you to join us. I’m really looking forward to exploring your soul stories with you in October 2017.
For more information of our Museflower Soul Bliss Retreat, please visit our website here: http://musefloweretreat.com/retreatpackages/spiritual-retreats/museflower-soul-bliss-retreat-let-your-soul-speak-with-soul-writing-and-meditation
Sarah will also be facilitating 2 sessions of Soul Writing workshop during our Third Annual Museflower Life Festival Weekend Retreat from October 6 – 9, 2017.
About Sarah Walton
Sarah has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Hull in the UK, where she taught creative writing to undergraduates. She developed an approach to writing from the intuition that combines meditation and free-writing techniques for beginners as well as writers experiencing “writers’ block”. She believes that everyone has a unique story within them, a story their soul yearns to tell.
For more information on Sarah and her work, visit her personal website here: http://soulwriting.co/