Writing and Spiritual Practice

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This course is currently discounted as part of Spacious July – sign up below to receive your booklet within a couple of days and your daily emails will start on 1st July. There’ll also be an optional private Facebook group.

Write your way towards praise, clear-seeing, perseverance & faith.

“I was looking for a nudge in the right direction when I signed for this course and I’ve had a great big shove, including a decision I’ve been trying to make for a long time. Thank you for being in the right place at the right time for me.” ~Christine Stibbards, course participant

Spirit. What does it mean to you? The spirit of nature? Humankind? A more ‘ineffable’ form of spirituality?

Most of us have some kind of relationship with spirituality, however we define it. We may already get great comfort from our own sense of spirituality. Alternatively, we might have had a more complicated history with spirituality, including experiences with our family or culture’s religion, and the (helpful or unhelpful!) influence other spiritual people.

How does it work?

Our relationship with spirit is highly personal, and writing gives us the ideal tool to learn more about our blind-spots, and about how spirituality can enrich our lives.

During this course, we will approach spirituality through four themes – clear-seeing, perseverance, praise and faith. We’ll use the practice of writing small stones and other tools to explore each of these themes in turn.

You’ll begin ask new questions about spirit, and to find new ways of incorporating it into your life. You might even discover deeper layers of faith…

“What writing practice, like Zen practice does is bring you back to the natural state of mind…The mind is raw, full of energy, alive and hungry. It does not think in the way we were brought up to think-well-mannered, congenial.”
~Natalie Goldberg

wasppansyWhat do I get?

As a part of this course you’ll receive twenty eight daily inspirational emails to accompany you during the month, including a poem, a quote, a tip and some encouraging words.

You’ll also receive a 44 page Writing and Spiritual Practice booklet which contains everything else you need, including:

* Four weekly themed essays exploring the arts of clear-seeing, perseverance, praise and faith, designed to spark off thought and insights.

* Four sets of practical writing exercises including your daily writing practice for the week (including full instructions) and optional additional exercises.

* Four sets of online & offline resource lists to allow you to explore further.

* All the extra information you’ll need for the course, e.g. instructions for writing small stones.

“Let me walk through the fields of paper
touching with my wand
dry stems and stunted
butterflies….”
~Denise Levertov

Are you ready to wake up?

“I was very unsure about joining the course for many reasons and none but felt impelled to do so. It turned out to be a gift. It helped me remember why writing has always been pivotal to my day to day living and certainly very much part of a spiritual practice.” ~Daisy-Winifred, course participant

Register for Writing and Spiritual Practice (UK): (offer price) £10




Register for Writing and Spiritual Practice (US): (offer price) $15




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