Word for Word: Writing for Self Discovery and Spiritual Renewal
6 Wednesdays, 12-1:15pm on Zoom with Rev. Robin
Dates: July 8, 15, 22; August 12, 19; September 2
Limited to 8 participants; regular attendance assumed (please email email@example.com to register) – Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ~ Rumi
The act of writing is a powerful tool for self-discovery, healing, and renewal. Writing can be a creative as well as a therapeutic journey; a method of marking our experiences in time, space, heart, soul, and mind.
In this six session program (regular attendance assumed), we will explore our personal and spiritual odysseys with a series of short “free-write” exercises as well as longer assignments.
We will prompt early memories; revisit joyful and sorrowful moments; rewrite endings, beginnings, and middles as a tool for healing; pen letters we meant to write but didn’t; and observe the everyday sacred in our lives. All of the writing in the first five sessions will be done during our meetings. We will reconvene after a two or three week interval to share a longer assigned reflection.
No previous writing experience is required or even expected. This class is NOT about being a “good” writer or about “how” to write. Nor is the program intended as group “therapy.” Rather, it is designed as a confidential and communal vehicle for personal exploration and growth. All participants will be encouraged to “write for themselves” not for an audience; sharing will be optional and welcome. Please register since class size is limited at firstname.lastname@example.org