Writing to Awaken: Memoir As A Path of Transformation

August 19, 2016 @ 10:41 pm – August 24, 2016 @ 11:41 pm
Hollyhock Institute
Cortes Island
British Columbia V0P

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 3.44.51 PMThis transformational workshop introduces students of all levels to spiritual memoir and writing as a path of self-knowledge. When we learn to tell the whole truth about experience and to discern our own soul’s journey, we come to understand the mythic dimension of personal struggles, triumphs, confusions, longings, digressions, and so-called mistakes. Students will examine their inner lives as doorways to transpersonal wisdom, beginning with early biography, through emotional maturity, adult and family life, rites of passage, loss and growth, as well as treasure troves of must-tell stories. The objectives of this course are radical truth telling, increased mindfulness and self-awareness, and increased skill in writing.

“When you tell the truth, your story changes. When your story changes, your life is transformed.”

Liberated from the myth that our stories are us, and aware that every life narrative is a work of fiction, we’re freed of the unnecessary limits these fictions impose on us. Investigate the mysterious connection between the person you believe yourself to be and the internal witness who sees beyond the conscious mind into the secrets of your heart. Using writing exercises, group dialogue, and one-on-one time with Mark, you’ll learn to shape your life’s raw materials into teaching stories, and discover that even your darkest, most unexpected interludes carry within them the seeds of redemption. For more information and registration, Visit Hollyhock.ca/programinfo/matousek

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