Coaching/Editing for Transformative Writers

Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment.

― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

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Coaching and Editing for Transformative and Visionary Writers

Bringing your emerging expression to Light

Transformative writing opens spaces, triggers possibility and stimulates the reader to take effective action.

This is Language as Energy Medicine

Language is fundamental to who we are as biological beings and is the primary vehicle for taking effective action in our lives. It inherently carries within it our identity in the world and the potential for connection and collaboration.

As an advanced practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu I am able to see and work with the connection between the body’s energy system and that of language. Conversations actually live in our bodies. Words hold energy that stimulate our biology in various ways.

To make this point a little clearer here are a couple of examples to help distinguish between the writing or language of ego/intellect and that which emerges from an interrelated contextual whole.

If content is birthed from the narrow confines of the intellect or ego, the reader is fed a diet of information and structured “certainty” where possibility can be smothered, spaces shut down and dignity is diminished.Flat, one dimensional, and not reflective of life as it really is, but instead a representation of life.

As you read the example below what do you feel in your body? Notice where the piece as a whole lands within you.

Beauty – First published Tue Sep 4, 2012

342441_0The nature of beauty is one of the most enduring and controversial themes in Western philosophy, and is—with the nature of art—one of the two fundamental issues in philosophical aesthetics. Beauty has traditionally been counted among the ultimate values, with goodness, truth, and justice. It is a primary theme among ancient Greek, Hellenistic, and medieval philosophers, and was central to 18th and 19th-century thought, as represented in treatments by such thinkers as Shaftesbury, Hutcheson, Hume, Burke, Kant; Hegel, Schopenhauer, Hanslick, and Santayana. By the beginning of the twentieth century, beauty was in decline as a subject of philosophical inquiry, and also as a primary goal of the arts. However, the last decade has seen a revival of interest in the subject.

This article will begin with a sketch of the debate over whether beauty is objective or subjective, which is perhaps the single most-prosecuted disagreement in the literature. It will proceed to set out some of the major approaches to or theories of beauty developed within Western philosophical and artistic traditions. – Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

When content is born from an interrelated continually unfolding whole – a space of Being – the reader may feel that new spaces open, feelings move through, possibility emerges, intimate connection develops, energy flows and curiosity is heightened.

After reading the example below reflect on your answer to this question. What would you say to a friend in sharing this piece after reading it?

Chapter 1: The Call of Beauty from Beauty The Invisible Embrace

“I was with a friend out on Loch Corrib, the largest lake on the West of ireland-loughIreland. It was a beautiful summer’s day. Time had come to rest in the silence and stillness that presided there. The lake slept without a ripple. A gray blue haze enfolded everything. There was not division any more between earth and sky. Reaching far into the distance, everything was suffused in a majestic blue light. The mountains of Conomara seemed like pile upon pile of delicate blue; you felt you could almost reach out your hand and pull them toward you. No object protruded anywhere. Trees, stones, fields and islands had forgotten themselves in the daze of blue. Then, suddenly, a harsh flutter as near us the lake suface split and a huge cormorant flew from inside the water and struck up into the air. Its ragged black wings and large awkward shape were like an eruption from the underworld. Against the finely woven blue everywhere its starnge form fluttered and gleamed in absolute black. She had the place to herself. She was the one clear object to be seen. And as if to conceal the source as she soared, she left her shadow thistling the lake surface. This was an event of pure disclosure: a sudden epiphany from between the worlds. The strange beauty of the cormorant was a counterpoint to the dreamlike delicacy of the lake and the landscape. Sometimes beauty is that unpredictable; a threshold we had never noticed opens, mystery comes alive around us and we realize how the earth is full of concealed beauty.”

by John O’Donohue.

The sensuous dance of transformation is lead by enticements through emerging language.

Emergence simply means bring to light – the illumination of what was there all along, but previously unseen or unrecognized. Emergence is how living systems change and come into being, and how your writing can be creatively birthed.

I guide you to bring to light your emerging expression

As a writer you have something to say. You need to be intimately aware of what is asking to come alive through you – your authentic embodied voice – and write from that place. To do this you must peel away habitual conversations and thoughts that block emerging possibilities.

I help you discover your unique authentic voice as a writer

Writers often get stuck in writing instruction, information or abstract concepts that obscure what they’re trying to say. Or they take on someone else’s style. They leave behind the power of their unique voice.

I act as a catalyst to ground your writing congruent with your purpose

A contextual whole is based on considering the interrelated conditions in which something exists or arises. Writing from this much larger universal and relational space opens the way for new possibilities to emerge for your reader.

I guide you to distinguish a larger context for your writing

  • Is your writing congruent with your purpose or calling?
  • Are you “stuck” in information, conceptual or instructional writing and want a way out?
  • Do you need assistance clarifying and grounding the evolution and purpose of your writing?
  • Are you, or would you like to become, a spiritually based, visionary or transformative writer in your area of interest or expertise?
  • Do you desire support and clarity to create content that arises from a contextual whole?
  • Would you like to alter your style, or try on a new one(s), to more closely align with your soul’s purpose?

“Writers looking for support to help you shape your writing to be an effective force of upliftment in the world – I highly recommend Gaye Abbott. Working with her brings you energy and clarity. Her insights and mentoring have opened up new possibilities in my writing.” Nancy Kern – Austin, Texas

I help you reveal new possibilities in your creative work.

Are you currently engaged in, or envisioning, writing a book, article, blog post, or story for publication and….

Want Writing That:

  • Is alive and enhances quality of life!
  • Opens spaces and possibilities in the reader for consciousness shifts, clarity, creativity, connection and transformation
  • Is energetically and vibrationally congruent and aligned with your individual calling/purpose
  • Is a pathway to effective action
  • Makes distinctions that are innovative
  • Engages your readers/audience
  • Increases the quality of connection and the potential for collaboration
  • Is grounded, yet uniquely (and perhaps humorously) expressed

Here is what Brian Alger, a transformative writer in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada says about working with Gaye:

To me a good mentor guides but doesn’t pretend to tell, reveals possibilities but doesn’t teach, advises but does not impose expertise. You have all of these qualities and they are essential in making the people you work with feel valued and understood. I have definitely felt this way in our interactions.”

If you are one of these individuals and desire coaching and contextual editing I invite you to engage with me in a 30-minute free consultation via Skype, phone or in person.

MORE INFORMATION:

Service/Fee Structure and How To Begin

About Gaye

Gaye Abbott:

JoyfulGaye@NaturalPassages.com

802-318-6296

Skype: gaye.abbott

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