Embodied Writing 

A 7-Day Practice

 with Mirabai Starr

Reclaim your authentic voice and galvanize your soul with a self-paced immersion in writing as a spiritual practice.

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Writing is a way to meet your life.  Your life as it is and as you imagine it could be.  As it was and as it might have been.

 In this self-paced immersion, Mirabai offers gentle guidance, selected writings about writing, and juicy prompts to return to again and again.

When you write without directing or correcting yourself, write freely and fast, you sift through the layers of surface thoughts and land in the middle of your own wild core, where you discover your authentic voice.

 

This is a contemplative practice and an embodied one.  It is meditation and it is also art.  You are not just expelling venom.  You are offering the lead of your experience into the fire of creativity where it is transmuted into gold.  Something beautiful and luminous.

Beauty is sometimes ugly.  Luminosity is sometimes deeply dark.

 
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Would you like to revitalize your connection to reading poetry as a source of inspiration in your own writing (whether poetry or prose)?

 

Does the beauty of language light up your life? 

 

Maybe you keep a collection of Persian poetry beside your favorite chair and pick it up when you nestle in with a cup of tea on a cold afternoon.  Or you love losing yourself in a good novel on a long flight.  

 

There are probably books you read in your youth that still haunt you‚ÄĒThe Diaries of Ana√Įs Nin or The Alchemist, House of the Spirits or Be Here Now‚ÄĒand you know your consciousness was partly formed by your intimacy with those pages.

 

Words on the page, crafted with care, render the most ordinary experience holy, and the most rarified moments grounded and accessible.

 

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Are you ready to find beauty and meaning in your own stories, even the dark ones?

 This journey is for you if...

 

-Bored with mere journaling

 

-Looking for the ribbon of beauty to weave your writing into something accessible to others

 

-A pattern of stifling your truth to please others and stay safe

 

-A feeling of disconnect from the source of your own wisdom

 

-Lack of embodiment in your writing (too abstract)

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Are there memories you can excavate that could make great pieces of writing? 

Then simply sit in stillness for a couple of minutes before commencing the writing practice.

What to Expect with Embodied Writing

A 7-Day Practice

 

A self-paced seven day writing practice with Mirabai which includes:

 

-Daily poems lovingly curated for you‚Äďnot to change or replace your own voice but to quicken it‚Äďfollowed by an evocative writing prompt.¬†

 

-A brief written orientation to that day’s teaching, as well as a short video where Mirabai offers context and support for your writing practice. 

 

-An immersion structured  over the course of 7 consecutive days, that can be adapted it to fit the shape of your life. 

 

-You can meander along or gallop through and start again.  Once you have the package, it’s yours to keep.  The poems and prompts will continue to reveal their treasures every time you return to them.

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By the end of this journey, you will....

- Have generated a significant quantity of first draft writing practices you can shape into finished pieces.

 

-Have broken through writer’s block

 

-Have developed a passion for reading poetry

 

-Have acquired writing as a valid contemplative method on your spiritual path

 

-Have moved beyond journaling to writing as art

 

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What people are saying about Embodied Writing: A 7-Day Practice  with Mirabai...

 "I enjoyed the process. The videos with the thoughts, poem, and the prompt all worked well for me. They got me writing in a deep way and with a different slant than my usual. It was fun and also cathartic, like journaling but with more creativity and more purpose."

- Nicole

 "After the poems and prompts, I found myself filling the pages with little effort. I had no idea I had that much to spill out of me. After a few days, I would read what I had written and marvel at this person that I was getting to know."

- Gloria U.

 "The poems she read brought out a lot of my childhood memories, ones that I enjoyed writing about. I really enjoy listening to Mirabai speak. She is very inspiring and down to earth."

- Fonda

"I love that this is a safe space for me to share my writing. Sharing what I have written is new for me, and I need to get better at letting others read what I write. This space allowed me to accomplish this, and it is allowing me to gain confidence in my writing."

- Collen P.

 "The freedom to write from poetry, with a focus on the specific senses, is a wild, intuitive ride."

- Katya L.

"When I take a class with Mirabai, somehow I am able to access my poetic self. I feel like I am diving into myself."

- Pam B.
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Meet Mirabai

Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss. Her latest book, WILD MERCY: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, was named one of the ‚ÄúBest Books of 2019‚ÄĚ. She lives with her extended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico.

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