Week One Follow Up


We had our very fist session at the Nanaimo Unity Church and thank you, group for being on time so that we could start on time and end on time. This is an intensive writing experience so we want to really commit and focus on the task at hand which is to write daily for a consecutive thirty days and beyond.

Many things come out of these stream of consciousness pages even though at first there is resistance and perhaps a whole lot of whining and complaining. Actually, if you have a pen that you enjoy using and a journal size that is not too formidable with perhaps wide spacing like the composition book I provided everyone with then you are ‘off to the races’ so to speak.

A big thank you to Artist Way alumi, Tanya Horne for both explaining and providing a writing contract for us to sign in the presence of each other as we accept our role to be each other’s believing mirrors!

The format for the five sessions will be approximately a third writing, a third discussing our writing or anything emerging from our daily writing and a third from the content of excerpts of Juiia Cameron’s book, ‘Vein of Gold.’

As we step on the magic carpet ride of the first chapter under consideration we open ourselves to the unfolding and revealing of miracles big and small. And just to get the ball rolling on this I passed around a small container of silver coloured milagras from Mexico which are small charms representing things in our physical and spiritual world.

We also discussed the importance of taking the time to WALK in our car culture. And to walk alone with our observations and our thoughts whatever they may be!


About canmexartistway

I am a happily retired teacher/expat to be now relocated to the spectacularly beautiful Harbour City of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. During snowbird six I decided to morph from snowbird to Mexpat! I'm taking the 'scenic route' geographically and metaphorically during the next 5 to 6 months as I downsize, downsize, downsize in preparation for an international move in the fall. Follow my blog at www.theaccidentalmexpat.wordpress.com

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