Author, Teacher, Grounded Spiritualist & Enrealment Activist
Writing Your Way Home: Answering the Soul’s Call
A Course For Women and Men
This inspiring and easy-to-follow 6 week downloadable audio course will support you in your efforts to explore your calling to write. Guidance and inspiration for anyone ready to express their soul’s voice. With an additional 40 page e-book of written exercises, tools, and prompts created by best-selling author Jeff Brown.
Pay what you can $89 – $169 sliding scale
depending on your economic circumstances
In this E-course You Will Discover How to…
Excavate and Express
Heal and Transform
Exercises & Prompts
This course is an invitation.
An invitation to give voice to the call to write that has been nagging at you for years. An invitation to confront and overcome any fears, beliefs, and doubts that block your fullest expression. An invitation to deepen a voice that has already been awakened. An invitation to explore writing as a spiritual practice.
This course is an opportunity.
An opportunity to surrender to your curiosity about writing and see where it takes you. An opportunity to give voice to your deepest mysteries and truths. An opportunity to know the power of the written word to heal and transform your inner world. An opportunity to write your way home.
EXPLORE, ENERGIZE, AND EXPRESS YOUR CALL TO WRITE
RECOGNIZE AND OVERCOME OBSTACLES TO YOUR EXPRESSION
DEVELOP TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES TO INSPIRE AND GUIDE YOU
LEARN ESSENTIAL FACTS ABOUT THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY
EXPERIENCE WRITING AS A HEALING AND TRANSFORMATION TOOL
EMBODY YOUR WRITING VOICE WITH COURAGE AND CURIOSITY
Yet you can’t quite get it out of you. You either begin and then retreat, or you can’t begin at all. You delay, deny, distract. Perhaps you feel afraid of its intensity, its honesty, its impact on your emotional life. Perhaps you are overcome with self-doubt, resistance, perfectionism and shame. Or you can’t quite figure out how to integrate it into a busy daily life. It seems impossible to create the space to just write. At the same time, you are simply not willing to deny the call any longer. You are tired of burying it. You want to open the gift and see what’s inside. You want so much to give it life.
If any of this describes you, then this course is for you.
We are at a new stage in our human development with respect to our creative and spiritual callings. Where before we were willing to sacrifice them in the name of survival, we can no longer put them away. We can no longer bury that which longs to be revealed. This is particularly true with respect to the call to write, which lives with such passion in so many of us. Closely aligned with our transformation, the call to write is fundamental to our expansion. It is a cry for wholeness. It is a call for liberation. It is an offering to the world. It is not to be repressed. It is not to be ignored. It is to be expressed and celebrated. If you are born to write, you must write. It’s that simple. It doesn’t matter if you write for the world or for yourself alone. It doesn’t matter if you write epic novels or occasional blogs. It doesn’t matter if you write of soulful matters or practical things. It doesn’t matter if critics applaud or ignore you. All that matters is that you honor your soul’s voice and write!
This empowering and supportive course meets you right where you are and walks beside you as you arrive at the next destination in your creative life. If you have heard the call, please join me on this journey of soul-discovery and self-expression.
6 weekly talks and 40 pages of exercises, tools, and writing prompts:
Introduction; Setting your intention for the creative journey; A meditation on writing;
Clarifying and working through obstacles to expression; Overcoming shame and perfectionism, and finding your voice;
Expressing through the body; Breaking traditional writing rules; Clearing emotional blocks;
Playing with words and structure; Going to your creative edge; The relationship between chaos and order on the writing path;
Publishing tips; Growing your writing in social media; Remaining true to your most authentic voice;
Integrating your writing into daily life; Boundaries and protecting your creative process; Patience and bravery.
A Word from Course Creator & Facilitator Jeff Brown
My Story of Finding my Writing Voice
Hi I’m Jeff Brown, and I am thrilled to be facilitating this Course. I too had my own journey of excavating and expressing my writing voice. I had seen glimpses of the call to write throughout my life–in my dreams, when writing school essays, while reading other people’s work–but I was either not emotionally prepared to own it, or I had a number of other things to do first. And excuses, I had lots of those! I found all kinds of ways to delay the call to write for as long as possible. Why? Because I was afraid of it. I was afraid of its intensity, its truthfulness, its transformative properties. And I was afraid to stop seeking. I had been searching for my sacred purpose for a long time and I had grown comfortable with the quest. It felt safer and less vulnerable than actually finding my path. If I was seeking, I never had to risk failing at anything, and I never had to worry about someone taking anything away from me. My sacred purpose was always up ahead on the path, too far out of reach for me to risk losing it. At the same time, I experienced what I refer to as ‘truth-aches’, the deep frustration that arises when we resist a path that calls us. It was very difficult to postpone something so deep in my bones. Our sacred purpose does not take procrastination lightly.
And then the call to write became unstoppable after I completed a lengthy emotional healing journey at Harbin Hot Springs in California. At the end of that journey, emotionally clearer than I had ever been in my adult life, I knew it was time to write. I flew back home to Canada and began writing the next day. And I haven’t stopped since–now 19 years later. Not to say that it has been an easy journey–it hasn’t. At first, I found myself in the clutches of tremendous self-doubt and internalized shame, certain that no one would ever want to read my words. And there was the very real challenge of trying to create space to write while still trying to make a living in the real world. That’s often the biggest challenge people face.
At the same time, there was the energy of the calling pushing me onward. It would call to me at night, at work, in the heart of a distracted moment. Without apology and with tremendous ferocity, it would call me back to the computer, the notebook, the walls I wrote on, insisting that I express it. The calling was particularly alive when I was trying to sleep, relentlessly chirping in my inner ear. If I ignored it, I lay there awake and agitated. If I got up and wrote, I calmed down. It soon became clear that honoring my calling was my best defense against sleeplessness.
As time passed, writing became my primary spiritual practice, one I could not live without. It became my way of finding my way back to center, to connect to something truer, to touch the divine. It didn’t matter if anyone else would ever read it, or like it, or buy it. All that mattered was that I allow this stream of language to rise into expression within me. All that mattered was touching pen to paper and giving voice to my soul’s journey. My way home.
And then, in 2007, I brought my first book to the world: Soulshaping. Published by North Atlantic Books, it was beautifully supported by a community of amazing people on Facebook. One more successful book followed, and I then made the decision to develop my own publishing house–Enrealment Press–so that I could both bring my books to the world on my terms and support other passionate authors. Then I published 6 more books–including the best-selling ‘An Uncommon Bond’–and I formed Soulshaping Institute, fulfilling a long-held dream to create a center that focuses on authentic self-creation. All of this happened because I surrendered to the call to write 19 years earlier. All of this happened because I sat down one day–ass in chair–and made a commitment to overcome the doubts and challenges and find the words. You can too.
Now my life is more satisfying than I could have ever imagined. It is not always easy– sometimes our sacred purpose calls us to work harder than ever before–but I no longer yearn for direction and meaning. I wake up every morning knowing why I am here. And I am able to make a living doing what I love. There are still distractions and challenges, but there is an energy that meets and overcomes them. The fire of sacred purpose can overcome most anything.
I look forward to sharing with you some of the lessons I have learned along the way – and some tools and techniques that may make your creative journey a little smoother, and a lot more satisfying. I also look forward to sharing my knowledge about the publishing industry, so you can make the right choices if you ever decide to write a book. When we identify the paths we are here to walk and the gifts we are here to open, we explode into a world of unlimited vitality.
A former criminal lawyer and psychotherapist, Jeff Brown is the author of 7 popular books: Soulshaping, Ascending with Both Feet on the Ground, Love It Forward, An Uncommon Bond, Spiritual Graffiti, Grounded Spirituality, and Hearticulations. He is also the producer and primary journeyer in the award-winning spiritual documentary, “Karmageddon”, which also stars Ram Dass, Seane Corn, Deva Premal and Miten. After writing a series of inspirations for ABC’S ‘Good Morning America’ in 2010, and appearing on Fox News.com and dozens of radio shows, Brown wrote the viral blog ‘Apologies to the Divine Feminine (from a warrior in transition)’ that autumn, catapulting him to a greater degree of notoriety, particularly in social media. Jeff’s new terms and short writings became a phenomenon some years ago, and continue to be shared by seekers and growers worldwide. His quotes have been shared in social media by Alanis Morrissette, Jason Silva, LeAnn Rimes, Chrissy Metz, and many other well-known figures. Most beautifully, they have touched and benefitted millions of souls. This gratifies him deeply. In April, 2018, Jeff was invited to Ottawa by Sophie Grégoire Trudeau–gender equality activist and the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau–to film a conversation about emotional healing and inclusivity. She had been sharing Jeff’s words in speeches and social media posts for some time. Excerpts from that powerful dialogue are viewable on Sophie’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Jeff is also the founder of Soulshaping Institute and Enrealment Press. He lives in Canada with his wife, poet Susan Frybort.
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