Writing the Energetic Body – Place, Somatics, and Self-Discovery
Soaring into the Summer – 21 Days of Writing Past the Mind and Into the Chakras – New Moon in Gemini, May 28th, 2014
My intention for Writing the Energetic Body is to explore coping with change, healing, and taking responsibility for our selves, our society, and our planet, through creativity and the creative process.
I’ve learned so much from my participants. Their writing is insightful and heartfelt and often quite moving. I have found myself moved to tears some days, and some days I am laughing out loud. Most of all, feeling a connection through written word brings me joy!
Writing the Energetic Body uses the seven major chakras of the Hindu Chakra system as the “backbone” for self-exploration through writing. We will explore each chakra for three days, resulting in 21 days of writing.
Why 21 days?
- It takes 21 days to create a habit;
- 21 days is an easy amount of time to commit to, and;
- there is a lovely sense of movement, rhythm, and pace to the numbers three and seven
Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the Messenger God and Ruler of Communication. Gemini energy is often talkative, restless, changeable, a little ungrounded, and full of fast-flowing ideas. An air sign, Gemini energy likes intellectual pursuits and mind games. With the moon in Gemini, it is a good time to write and examine patterns. Notice the air around you. Have the winds of spring begun to calm down, or are they still kicking up change? Through writing, we may rid ourselves of excess nervous energy by allowing its expression out on the page.
We will begin this session of Writing the Energetic Body with an intention setting ritual and ground it at the Root Chakra, stabilizing the Gemini energy into the Earth, and using that energy to sustain us as we move up through the body and the chakras to the Crown. We prepare to move from the restless energy of spring into the warm, flowing, sensual energy of summer.
Get ready to explore possibility, make (re)discoveries, release inhibition, and develop a writing practice.
Overview of the seven major chakras of the Hindu Chakra System:
1st Chakra – This is our entrance into the earthly plane, our right to be in the world. We will investigate issues surrounding survival and our “tribe”.
2nd Chakra – This is where we experience the power of relationships. We will plumb pleasure, sexuality, emotions, and the desire to create.
3rd Chakra – This is where we gain our sense of personal identity, power, and will. Who are you? What is your purpose?
4th Chakra – We will open to compassion, self-acceptance, and love.
5th Chakra – We will look at clear communication, self-expression, creativity and “Divine Will”. What happens when you speak your Truth?
6th Chakra – We will explore perception, clarity of vision, and psychic ability. How do you see the world? How does intuition and imagination expand your life experience?
7th Chakra – How do we understand the world? What is our connection to a Higher Power?
Some of the benefits of taking part in Writing the Energetic Body:
- compassionately and creatively observe the Self
- uncover hidden impulses, stories, and life patterns
- awaken the body/mind
- utilize the breath for presence in the moment
- deepen and expand creative vision
- loosen up and strengthen fluid writing
There is no need to “know” anything about the chakra system, our bodies physically and energetically hold information, and by freely writing we can tap into that knowledge.
Participants will receive daily writing prompts designed to stimulate a specific chakra for the given day in their in-boxes. We will explore each chakra for three days. We will spend only 30 minutes of writing on the given prompt. Participants will return their responses via email to me. Participants will also have the chance to upload their work to a private blog site to share and to give and receive feedback from other participants.
I will personally respond to your work via email.
What you get:
- daily prompts;
- feedback, and;
- video instruction for movement, meditation, or breath work that will deepen the prompt for the day.
The additional instruction is so much fun — DIY videos from me getting you out of your head and into your body are a blast! Participants may use the additional instruction however they choose—and it is theirs to refer to whenever they like.
The cost for the 21-Day Workshop is $89.00 until May 6th. After May 6th, the price goes up to $98.00.
This is going to be a lot of fun, and, you will be creating a writing habit!
Register for the May 2014 Writing the Energetic Body here.
Sign up early. I respond to every participant; space is limited!
I look forward to exploring and playing with you!
Peace, love, and ink,