NEW ONLINE COURSE: CRAFTING YOUR SPIRITUAL STORYLINE

by Deborah Knox on March 4, 2016

February , 2016
Dear Writers and Creators
The amazing New Year has brought excitement, connection and manifestation of the seeds planted last fall. Here in Tucson, spring is in the air – 80 degrees and the Asian Pear outside my window is in perfect full bloom.

aisan pear

So often, I don’t remember to make the connection – between the seed planting and the bounty of such luscious flowering. The soil has been as active as I, although underground, and seemingly with no effort at all. Thanks to a writing friend here in Tucson, I was introduced to the great resource below. Now the power of Crafting Your Spiritual Storyline, can be experienced by you, in a safe and sacred online program.

CRAFTING YOUR SPIRITUAL STORYL INE – A SIX SESSION COURSE
http://www.storycircleonlineclasses.org/classes/knox.spring20162.php

Crafting Your Spiritual Storyline is a life altering experience of deep personal growth and awareness. There is a perfect flow to this creative experience as we blend the past and the present through sharing our stories.
I can’t believe how much 6 weeks affected the story of my life. Not just the egotistical rendition, but the way I now perceive the roles and impact of others. JP

Through the structure provided in this course, you can safely revisit the past and review the seeds planted in your youth. Moving on into adolescence you begin to view yourself as some what of an autonomous being as you deepen your self knowledge and awareness. Being in the flow also requires being in the moment, and the creative process established in this program will allow you to practice that six weeks in a row, as you wait for inspiration to strike and your creative juices to flow. And it always does!!!

To begin to identify and strengthen your awareness of your flow state, I hope you’ll spend some time reflecting on those times when you did experience the flow. In my weekly writing groups, participants are able to identify and share the compelling elements of that divine state with others, thereby deepening the awareness and the experience. Once you know you’ve experienced it, you may just choose to go there all the time. Process, flow, awareness – just stay in the moment.

I hope you’ll consider joining me this spring for the first online class. Check it out below!
http://www.storycircleonlineclasses.org/classes/knox.spring2016.php

The Story Circle Network…
for women with stories to tell
“Women will starve in silence until new stories are created which confer on them the power of naming themselves.” —Sandra Gilbert & Susan Gubar
“Writing makes a map, and there is something about a journey that begs to have its passage marked.” —Christina Baldwin

Meanwhile, the groups here in Tucson continue live on an on-going basis. And praise from a recent participant:
“Deb, you are an understated powerhouse extraordinaire!” JC
Happy Writing
Deb

To register for my online class:
http://www.storycircleonlineclasses.org/classes/knox.spring20162.php

To register for classes in Tucson:

http://www.lifeworktransitions.com/events/

 

 

 

 

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THE POWER OF STORY – Yours and mine

by Deborah Knox on August 31, 2015

It seems more and more in this technology, social media driven culture that stories are showing up everywhere. In community settings such as Tucson, we have Odyssey Storytelling, and Writers Read that appeal to the more general public in addition to hundreds of writing groups for those serious  writers.   Even Oprah’s magazine for September 2015 has an entire section on the power of story.

I was asked in the group I was facilitating this morning, what are my desired outcomes /expectations for them from this group. Good question.  I’m hoping they will go beneath the surface of the details in describing a significant or memorable experience.  The details are what the make the story interesting – who is related to whom? Where does the story take place?  For the “listener” it is easier to envision with the richness of details. What does the end of the story tell you about the writer?

So, although the stories are best told with detail, I want you to discover what was going on beneath the surface. Where did you feel vulnerable?  Where were you strong?  What choices did you make about baptizing your children or not?  Or whether to even have children? Whatever makes up your story – the story you are telling yourself about your life, is what we want to hear.  How did you become the person you are today? I also look for the threads of meaning from one story to the next.  What is the storyline thread that best describes you, but more importantly,  directs your life today?

I want people to write, because I want them to remember the richness of their lives – the details of earthly delights if you will.  I want people to take courage from remembering difficult times in the past that leave them wondering “who else might I have been?” or “Wow, look at what you did, and how you came through.”   I want people to connect with that place inside themselves that feels like home, a safe place, a sacred place within where you feel connected – to your own story – and to others, and maybe something greater as well.

Whether you think you like to write or not –  whether you have anything to say or not –  maybe you’re ready to take a step to discover it’s broadening appeal. I’ll be starting two local groups here in Tucson and a teleclass for friends and family far away (and yes I suppose that could be NW Tucson!)  I’d love to hear from you if you’re interested. Or please pass this on to others   http://www.lifeworktransitions.com/events/ [click to continue…]

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DISCOVER YOUR STORYLINE IN TUCSON

February 6, 2015

  Discover Your Spiritual Storyline An Introductory Workshop to Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography   Saturday, February 7 from 9:30 am – 12 pm In the Weeks Room at Grace St Paul’s Episcopal Church Fee: $25-40 In this 2.5 hour Introductory workshop, participants will reflect on and explore their autobiographical journey from a spiritual perspective. Draw your […]

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Greetings to One and All

December 9, 2014

If this image resonates with you, join in the fun.  Look forward to a new year with space and openness to explore your past life and discover your spiritual storyline.  Give yourself the gift of time in the NEW YEAR to harvest your wisdom with insight and confidence. I’m thrilled now to offer a six […]

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HARVESTING OUR WISDOM

September 29, 2014

Sharing Spiritual Autobiography in a circle setting is a transformative and revealing – if not magical process.  Our intention is to write about our life experience from a spiritual perspective. The obvious but perhaps unexpected first question that arises is “what is Spirit” and all that entails? And specifically, how is it different from religion? […]

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