Wise Woman Ezine with herbalist Susun Weed
April 2010
Volume 10 Number 4

What's Inside Wise Woman Herbal Ezine this Month...

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Wisdom Keeper...
Writing As Meditation

by Sara Deutsch, M.S.


Writing As Meditation
by Sara Deutsch, M.S., Wise Woman Mentor
Facilitator of CREATIVE AUTOBIOGRAPHY-Telling Your Story
http://www.wisewomanuniversity.org/deutsch/

To write is to listen--to awaken the inner ear to the stream of thought, imagery, feeling and experience continuously flowing within us. In writing meditation we
listen, and record whatever enters our mind. Through relaxed awareness and absolute acceptance of all the inner voices--”wounded child”, “critic”, “parent”, “loving guide”--we delve deep into the mystery of our unknown self and learn to trust our inner process to heal and enlighten us. A five minute time limit provides a gentle pressure that helps bypass the inner critic, responsible for writing blocks. Freeflow writing is a blind date with your infinite unknown self! You never know what will happen!



PURE FREE FLOW WRITING
Start by relaxing for a few moments, breathing deeply, slowly, easily, and emptying your mind of all thoughts. Let yourself know that you can stay deeply relaxed as you write or type. Let yourself know that you will accept and enjoy any or all of the voices that express themselves through your writing, without judgment or comparison. Let yourself know that you don’t have to make sense, be consistent or logical, or even spell or punctuate correctly. You can write nonsense, change your mind in the middle of a thought, be free to express whatever comes into your mind. The only rule is: YOU MUST WRITE AS FAST AS YOU CAN WITHOUT STOPPING FOR FIVE-MINUTES AND THE WRITING MUST BE LEGIBLE.

 

DIRECTED FREE FLOW WRITING
Once you feel comfortable with pure undirected freeflow writing, you’re ready to start with a subject you choose and find out where it will take you in your 5 minute freeflow. You can also write from mind maps (See Sara's THE MAGIC OF MIND MAPPING Ebook.)

Do a five-minute freeflow everyday for a week. Try a short meditation to
empty your mind before you start. Save your writings and read them all together at the end of the week. Note the different voices that come through in your freeflows.

You may recognize the Critic who says things like this is stupid, you know you can’t write; the Playful Child who likes nonsense and silly poems, the Wise Sage or Loving Guide who answers your questions and comforts and guides you. You may hear dialogues between your different aspects: Artist and Critic, Playful Child and Serious Adult, the voices of Adventure and Security, etc. Be prepared to be surprised!

Date your writings and file them in your binder.

WISE WOMAN UNIVERSITY ONLINE COURSE

Creative Autobiography: Telling Your Story
taught by Mentor: Sara Deutsch

Autobiography is a gift of memory we give ourselves, and a priceless heirloom that can be passed down to family members. Come on a guided journey into your past to recover the buried treasures of your memories and the tastes, sounds, feelings, images, and wisdom of your life. Five minute, whole-brain techniques, such as free-flow writing, mind mapping, drawings, imagery and collage, will dissolve any writing blocks so you can tell your story as vignettes, short stories, myths, poems, fables, or even as chapters in your novel...

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About the Mentor: Sara Deutsch, M.S., (Ph.D.abd) draws from doctoral study in psychology, psychobiology, east/west Psychology, years in a contemplative order, cross-cultural adventures, multimedia explorations, and 25 years of teaching Creative Autobiography.

 

From Baba Yaga's Bag - 2 CD Set
Susun S Weed - 8th International Herb Symposium 2007
(Length - 1 Hour/35 Minutes)
The Russian witch Baba Yaga has brown-stained fingernails and a house that dances ecstatically; she rides about in a mortar, which she rows with a pestle. Sounds like an herbalist to me! Come, learn more about Baba Yaga and enjoy her st ories about sassafras and witch hazel, cronewort and motherwort. There will songs and special surprises in Baba Yaga’s Bag, too.


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