Here are a few of our favorite Big Ideas + Other Cool Stuff from Week 2 of Janet Connor's 4-week course, Writing Down Your Soul.
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Everyone has an extraordinary voice of wisdom within.
You just need to know how to activate it.
In this 4-week course you will work directly with Janet Conner to access the power, wisdom, and beauty of your deepest self.
Big Idea #1: The Me Who Knows
Students always ask Janet, “I keep trying, but I’m not getting a name for the voice in my journal.”
The name doesn’t have to come right away. Don’t worry about who you’re writing to. Start by creating your own name, “Dear Inner Vision,” “Dear Life Force,” “Dear Spirit,” whatever works for you. The important thing is to keep writing and stay connected. Eventually, the right name will emerge.
Janet told the class a story about a man in the course who was having trouble coming up with a name. He kept searching for one, but he was getting frustrated. Then his inner voice spoke saying, “Will you just let go and get on with it? Call me Waldo.”
Sometimes, the Divine has a wacky sense of humor!
Big Idea #2: Open Up
The second step in the seven-step process of soul writing is opening up. After you've sat down on the page, don’t force the conversation. Ask you journal, “What will we talk about today?”
When we open up, we are writing from a place of deep inner knowing. We also have the opportunity to be listened to in an incredible, rich way. The paper can listen to us in a way a human being never can, without any judgment whatsoever. Studies show that when a person is listened to in this way, they heal.
Your one obligation as you open up is to be truthful, real, naked. Tell the entire story. The All Accepting Listener will hear you when you talk about being a victim. But She will also encourage you to talk about your strengths. Bring the whole you to the page.
Big Idea #3: Listen Up!
Listen Up is the third step of writing down your soul. It’s about asking powerful questions and listening deeply to the answers that appear.
When asking questions, don’t ask WHY. Things are not happening TO you, they are happening FOR you. Don’t try to ask why a problem is coming up, focus on new creative approaches.
Another question to not worry about is when. Instead of asking when something will come to be, ask, “What needs to happen for…” That’s an empowering question that will put you behind the wheel of life.
Ask questions that guide you to your deepest thoughts and feelings. Ask questions that will help you know how you got here, how you created the situation you're in. Explore your soul. Find out what you’re afraid of, when you feel whole, what you love and what you seek. Imagine what it would be like if you loved yourself as much as the One Who Knows loves you. Find out what you need to do to create the life you long for.
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We hope you enjoyed and see you in Week 3!
-The en*theos Team