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Seeing Beyond the Ordinary

Discover the Beauty in Each Day

The Ask

Are you ok? People seem to ask,

now they have the dreaded task,

of implication towards a foe,

who used to be

my love…

or so

I thought.

The first few times,

I wasn’t sure,

of what to say,

a private emotion,

depending on the day.

Of course I am…

I say to they…

What choice have I,

but to immerse my heart,

into the facts.

Denial only prolongs

the way,

must move forward,

into the fray….

of life.

I bristle yet,

at the sad refrain

of questions volleyed,

expecting pain.

Wondering if I do reply,

NO Im not ok,

I hurt inside,

my life just flipped,

and turned around,

what then,

would they sigh?

The answer should be obviated,

why ask?

Instead just bring flowers,

or send a card,

or call to say hi.

But writing an email,

and throwing the tact,

of genuine concern ….

into a trite request,

to ease their conscience,

to buy them time.

To which I answer….

YES I am fine.

Are you?

 

 

Book Review of Conscious Writing: Discover Your True Voice Through Mindfulness and More

Book Review of Conscious Writing: Discover Your True Voice Through Mindfulness and More by Julia McCutchen

Seeking to clear a writer’s block or to gain inspiration to begin your writing? If you are interested in a holistic, spiritual way of clearing the way to creativity in your writing, look no further. Julia McCutchen shares her pioneering movement – Conscious Writing in her newest publication, “Conscious Writing: Discover Your True Voice Through Mindfulness and More.”

Transformed through a crippling accident that took seven years from which to recover, the former publishing executive completely changed her perspective resulting in an expansion of consciousness that she shares through her passion for writing.

In the forward, author Eric Maisel of “ Coaching the Artist Within” says, “Writing is only incidentally about words- it is more fundamentally about showing up, paying attention, being authentic- and growing conscious. All this Julia McCutchen explains beautifully in her new book, Conscious Writing.”

Through a step-by-step process, the book outlines the ways, in which we can, as writers,

clear our minds and our consciousness in order to permit the flow of creativity to happen. This process allows us to access our authentic voice and write what we are meant to write, not what we think we should be writing. As such, the message and the voice are unique to our experience. Writers, if you have a message for the world, reading this book will help you share it.

As a self reputed “Conscious Writer” I can attest to its power of transformation. I attended a retreat taught by Julia McCutchen and began my writing the first day. I have since completed a first draft and am now typing it. The initial creative stage was six weeks. To say I was amazed and grateful would be trite. The feeling of writing from your whole self is entirely different than writing from your logical mind. Having been a business writer for most of my career spanning 25 years, I am honestly enthralled with the process that encompasses Conscious Writing.

There are seven principles of the process that are explained through research, practical writing exercises and real life testimony, which illustrate and can lead you to greater self-awareness and thus allowing for creative flow to occur. They are Presence, Alignment, Authenticity, Balance, Simplicity, Intuition and Connection. There is also a great deal of cutting edge research to back up the principles that McCutchen espouses in the book, as well as motivation and inspiration.

The best part of the presentation is the way in which McCutchen has covered all the bases. As a writer herself, and as a former publisher she gives us the tools to be successful, not the just the information. It is essentially a guidebook to gaining greater happiness and fulfillment through our writing, and along the way sharing our unique authentic voice with the world. Please visit the website for the International Association of Conscious and Creative Writers at http://www.iaccw.com.

Summer Solstice

Trails of magic

in the sky,

pointing the way,

guarding our flight,

with Luna’s might.

Diving and twirling

with delight,

the clouds our partners,

throughout the night.

Speeding onward,

faster than light,

racing to our destination,

arriving before sunrise,

all good is possible,

in this guise.

Onward we travel,

the path gives rise,

to beautiful dreams

we seek during day,

now we can hold them,

as we go our own way,

creating Heaven on Earth

this very day!

Painting Reality

Morning sunlights brings the rain

Heavens floating within our grasp,

whispering Angels silently glide,

sooting angst and pain inside.

Light rain falling washes away,

Tears of night time,

falling into day,

time to affirm a bright new way,

moving, stretching, learning still…

Building the hope,

a heartbeat of good will.

Know yoursef as divine,

accept the knowledge,

be still…

see the world as you wish it to be

then create a painting for me.

 

 

Soul Dance

Surrounded by Angels,

I join in the dance,

twirling through blue skies,

leaving nothing to chance.

Survival our mission,

flying to help…

those in the grip of,

an enduring embrace,

with fear and uncertainty

allowing joy to pass by.

The frozen stand still,

unable to move…

gripped by the notion,

invisible to prove

they are the child,

who once ran free,

believing in fairies…

and make believe,

fearless and stalwart,

casting lines in the breeze.

Today is the day

we heal the clan,

those we were given,

as part of the plan.

To grow up together,

and stand in the fight,

circling the wagons,

to do what is right,

hearing with certitude,

our clarion call,

as the time arrives…

bidding farewell to it all.

Always together,

our souls joined as one,

time does not matter,

we love till the sun …

is setting on existence,

human bodies done,

we fly to the heavens

circling the sun.

 

Twilight

Lingering light surrounds the dusk,

spanning daylight bids us good night,

as though we must…

sail to dreamland in sweetening slumber,

make a wish and say good night!

 

 

The Path

Sacred energy flowing through,

walking the path,

leads us to…

the promised land

of golden dust,

lights the way,

allowing trust.

Ancients stood here

long before,

leaving soul prints,

always seeking,

sensing promise,

on the cusp.

Yielding forward,

transformation occurs,

binding our soul group

to the core.

 

 

The Voice Within

I write the verse

in dead of night,

the very words

will save a life,

and future souls,

to keep the faith,

burning the light.

Imagine darkness

without music,

without art,

paint a picture

of the world…

without love.

To begin again,

from day to day,

know it is the only way,

a calling,

a mission,

a driving force…

the word of ancients

tells us how,

and sends us forth.

Bid the tiny voice within,

you have a gift,

listen quietly,

now embark,

on the journey

of your life,

know its right,

with little choice.

Golden Halo

Golden halo guards the night

Sentry of the silent light…

Growing, breathing, spreading warmth,

Clouds of Heaven send us forth!

 

 

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