It's easy to feel alone and isolated (even when you're surrounded by people). It can be a sign that you don't have access to true connection. You may …
- hold back in conversations with those closest to you.
- listen when you want to speak because you just don't know how it may land.
- delay implementing important goals because you're confused and uncertain.
- connect on the trivial minutiae while longing for a true and deeper connection.
This dearth of true connection is harmful in the long run. There is a part of you that is aware of something more. What you desire is somewhere, just not here. You've sought high and low. Still, it escapes you.
My sense is that connection is an essential aspect of your true self. You can diddle away some time on the surface stuff for a while. At some point, your soul will clamor for something more meaningful. It will show you where things have fallen short. If you can access your innate connection, you'll navigate it all beautifully.
Yes, this is connection of a higher order. By now you've experienced the speed of the phenomenal flux mentioned by Yogananda. True connection is untethered grace and resilience. It is your capacity to move through life with total trust, clarity, and certainty.
The road to freeing YOU is unique and personal. As a facilitator and host of writing circles for the past 17 years, the writing circle has delivered connection beyond my imagination. It surpassed expectations!
3 Ways Writing Circles Help You Connect
I've never been a joiner type so imagine my surprise when I became someone that others followed. It's a role that I found uncomfortable. I'd experienced some less than positive connections and had really narrowed my circle.
When I started opening up to connecting with others again I gave a lot of thought as to how I'd like to proceed. Often creating change is a simple matter of design. (That's the coach talking.) I have tried a LOT of ways to connect to myself and others. After much testing and tweaking, I discovered that a writing circle has a less is more feel. This makes it easy to implement and monitor results.
Here are three ways that writing circles can help you deepen your capacity to connect profoundly:
- A Writing Circle Helps You Unleash Your Voice. Every time you write in a writing circle, every time you share in a writing circle, more of you arises. Bit by bit you loosen the chains and free The Wild Creatrix(or) within. Themes arise as circle participants reflect on your writing. You realize you have much to say. It's effortless. The voice and content find you. Your writing style flows organically. You know where you stand. You feel confident and open.
- A Writing Circle Helps You Embody Your Truth. You own your templates of truth, what you deeply and truly know. You blossom authentically. Your writing is channeled! You come to understand that there are many voices within you. You also come to know there is more beyond the voices. There is a truth-teller living within. You have full access to this power partner. This deeper awareness connects you to another level of certainty and exponential personal power.
- A Writing Circle Helps You Connect With Beauty. A writing circle provides an opportunity for you to experience the infinite variety that is present within each one of us. It provides a front-row seat to the movie of Life. You get to experience the shared beauty, power, and grace of this moment. You are witness to the transformation of the writing and the writer. You come to know others deeply and truly. You feel in exalted company, even sacred. Beauty abounds.
I know I'm sounding like a cult leader by now. Really, I am not. I hate that whole gig. I'm one of those, “Don't call me a teacher. Don't be a student. Let's collaborate and see what happens” types. Everything here is what I have witnessed from facilitating hundreds of writing circles.
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Conventional wisdom says that you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. I don't know if that always applies, but I DO know that your circle impacts your ability to see yourself clearly. Your circle can either support or hinder your ability to soar. Your circle can help untether the creative flow that is naturally yours.
Writing helps you capture the important bits. It's not about being a writer (many of the folks who have joined over the years didn't identify as such). It's about using a writing circle as a practice to connect to who you really are. It's an opportunity to be seen and witnessed in your fullness. My heart swells from the many, many times I've experienced this level of connection. It is a rare gift! (But not anymore.)
I'm chock to the brim. Here's your invitation to discover the power of pure connection.