Writing From Your Heart Gathering 4th to 20th November 2014
Trying to meditate? If you struggle to find time, if you struggle to clear your mind, if you struggle to ‘do it right’ then join us for:
Meditation and Self Enquiry in a Writer’s Life
‘Meditation makes the whole nervous system go into a field of coherence.’ Deepak Chopra
Hosted by Eileen Parr with 6 international speakers and published authors, all ready to help you:
- Understand why you need to allow time for this every day
- Discover how to reduce the impact of daily stresses and strains
- Learn how to deal with resistance, blockages and boredom in meditation
All our speakers are experienced in leading individuals and groups in meditation and self-enquiry.
Listen free live or on replay (for 48 hours).
The key part of each session will be the living practice; 15-20 minutes guided meditation and self-enquiry offering a variety of approaches to guide you in integrating a sacred ritual into your day.
Our heart centred speakers
Dennis Merritt Jones
‘I’m bursting with gratitude for having found this series. The speakers’ quality, sincerity and generosity are astounding. Thank you so much.’ Lyn (on 2012 event)
When you sign up you receive 5 free bonuses (no need to sign up for anything else to receive them):
- 15 minute guided audio meditation with Eileen Parr (with transcription)
- 60 minute audio Masterclass with Janet Conner on silence and solitude
- Guided audio meditation from Tom Evans, The Bookwright
- Photograph from Catherine Anderson author of The Creative Photographer
- Callie Carling to A Writer’s Toolkit: Essential Oils for Health, Wealth and Happiness
Hello and welcome to the 4th Writing From Your Heart Gathering
It’s hard to believe that we’ve reached our fourth and I’m looking forward to welcoming back old friends and holding out a hand to greet new contacts.
If you’re new to our Gatherings you may have questions on how they work and the purpose behind them.
So the first question might be, why Gatherings?
Because I believe that just as we gather together physically for courses, and meditation groups and classes, so we ‘gather virtually’ for the Writing From Your Heart events. It doesn’t matter if we’re all there at the same time, the time of transmission or later. I believe that we’re all connected through love and that works regardless of time or place.
What is that connection?
I’m not sure what word/s you use for your understanding of what is greater than our human limited knowing, ego concerns or logical mind. I use Spirit but equally you could say Higher Self, the Mystery, God or that Universal Mind and Unconscious that Carl Jung spoke of. You know the feeling that you have when something happens like seeing a rainbow or listening to birdsong or feeling absolute certainty in your gut about something. Those moments when we sense we’re completely connected to all that exists and we lose our fears, our limitations and our illusion of aloneness.
Those moments when the heart soars and expands and we can listen to wiser words than our ego driven self wants to acknowledge.
‘Meditation is to get insight, to get understanding and compassion, and when you have them you are compelled to act.’ Thich Nhat Hanh
Why this topic of Meditation and Self Enquiry?
This year I’ve proved for myself that spending time, developing that relationship with all there is, not only gives me more peace of mind, but also clearer guidance and especially time saving wisdom.
Time saving wisdom because when we’re plugged into that relationship with in my terms Spirit, the guidance becomes a flow of energy, there’s less confusion (when we listen properly) and we become more trusting.
Our speakers each have their individual understanding and experience of this in their lives to share with you.
‘If you go deeper and deeper into your heart, you’ll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness.’ Sharon Salzberg
Each speaker is going to share with you their thoughts on some questions I’ve asked them to consider, including:
How do you define meditation and self-enquiry?
What happens when we hit blocks in our practice?
How do we integrate into ‘everyday life’ what happens on retreats or in workshops?
Tuesday 4th November
August Gold is an internationally renowned speaker, counsellor and author who makes frequent appearances on radio and television. In all her books have been translated into 15 languages and have over 100,000 copies in print. For over twenty years she has served as spiritual teacher and counsellor. She is the founder and director of the Sacred Center in New York where she gives weekly empowerment seminars called ‘Happy Hour w/August Gold’ and one day meditation retreats.
A pre-eminent storyteller, teacher of Soul-Work and the Tao Te Ching, she co-authored ‘Multiply Your Blessings’ a book Julia Cameron described as ‘quietly revolutionary, teaching a process of prayer that changes souls and lives.’
Thursday 6th November
Katie Rose is a singer, musician, sound therapist and vocal coach committed to using song and sound as a medium of personal social and ecological transformation.
She creates music which interweaves original material with song, chant and mantra from global tradition. She has released three albums and composed pieces for projects including Writing From Your Heart Gathering, 7 Graces of Marketing Global Conference and Road to Peace, a film about the Dalai Lama.
Passionate about creating empowering and transformational sound experiences, she designed and facilitates a Sound Healing Module at the Holistic Healing College. Katie has worked with Sing for Water, performing alongside people like The Barefoot Doctor, Basement Jaxx, Tim Wheater, Don Conreaux, Nikki Slade and leading singing groups, individuals sessions and workshops in fields, yurts and venues across the UK and beyond.
‘When you pay attention to boredom it gets unbelievably interesting.’ Jon Kabat-Zinn
Tuesday 11th November
As a Sacred Business Coach Lev Natan helps entrepreneurs and creative professionals weave their spiritual path into meaningful work. He is certified as an integrative sound and music practitioner, and utilises sound healing to create a safe and sacred space for his clients to access their deeper intelligence for practical change in business, health and relationships. He is the founding director of The Medicine Tree Center for integrative health and evolutionary leadership, with the mission to steward a resilient and revitalised economy that truly serves human society and planet earth.
A musician his whole life, Lev awakened to the healing power of sound through musical traditions from spiritual cultures around the world.
Lev graduated from Boston University Cum Laude with a degree in human ecology, is certified as Agent of Conscious Evolution through Barbara Marx Hubbard’s training with the Shift Network and apprenticed with Native American Shaman and Tai Chi Master, Hawksbrother, for 6 years.
Thursday 13th November
Jackee Holder is a trainer, facilitator and an Executive and business coach working across a range of sectors including the NHS, the Metropolitan Police, Further Education and the Creative industries. Jackee’s coaching portfolio includes a successful track record of working with chief officers, directors, senior and middle managers in both the public and private sectors. Jackee is highly regarded for her creativity and her ability to create supportive spaces for reflective thinking in her one to one work and her work with teams. She has a natural ability to connect easily with others whatever the role or position, whilst maintaining the capacity to challenge and work strategically. Jackee is passionate about supporting teams and individuals to draw on inner resources for improved performance and personal satisfaction. She’s the author of 49 Ways to Write Yourself Well.
Tuesday 18th November
Jan Phillips is a visionary thought leader, award winning author and dynamic speaker. She is co-founder and executive director of the Living Kindness Foundation. Jan is known worldwide for her keynote speaking, workshops and multimedia video presentations. She creates a unique multi-sensory experience, weaving humor, storytelling, captivating imagery and music to inspire and ignite insights for life changing action. Jan shows people how to access their wisdom, activate their own creative energy and communicate with passion and power.
Her own quest has led her into and out of a religious community, across the US on a Honda motorcycle and around the world on a one woman peace pilgrimage. Blending east and west, art and activism, reflection and ritual, Jan’s transformational presentations inspire consciousness and commitment.
Her books include Finding Yourself on Sacred Ground, The Art of Original Thinking, Divining The Body and Marry Your Muse.
Thursday 20th November
Rev Dennis Merritt Jones
Throughout his lifetime, Rev Dennis Merritt Jones has been on a quest to inspire and lift people to a higher expression of life. His personal vision is to guide people to their purpose knowing that when a person fully awakens to who they are and why they are on the planet, they begin to naturally share their gift with humankind, and in the process create an enriching life for themselves and the world around them. The author of two award winning books published by Tarcher/Penguin Publishing, The Art of Uncertainty and The Art of Being he has recently published his third book (Re)Defining Moments.
How will the Gathering work?
If you haven’t taken part in any online events before, this is how it will work:
- Each discussion takes place for 60 minutes. You can listen in as the session takes place. Before each session you’ll receive an email outlining how to connect by phone or via an online link (website address). The online link costs you nothing; the phone connection costs you according to what your phone provider charges. (It’s a US phone number)
- Listen for free via a website link during the replay period of 48 hours after each session. You’ll receive another email after the live session which gives you the replay link. You can listen to the sessions as many times as you wish during the 48 hour replay period but you won’t be able to download the recording. Downloads are available if you invest in the Gathering Package.
- Before the sessions, you can check out the web page and enter questions for speakers to consider.
GMT: London: 7pm
Central European Time: Brussels: 8pm
PT: Los Angeles: 11am
MT: Edmonton: 12pm
CEST: Mexico City: 1pm
ET: New York: 2pm
MYT: Kuala Lumpur: 3am (following day)
ACST: Adelaide: 5:30am* (following day)
*Observing Daylight saving time
‘Thank you so much for all your great work. I love your approach, your inspiration and very much appreciate your courage to trust and follow through on your intuition to bring together such a meaningful teleseminar.’ Rita R (feedback on November 2013 event)
How will I know if it’s right for me?
This may not be right for some people at the stage they are at. Only you know if listening to our beloved and distinguished speakers will open your heart to hear just what you need right now.
All the speakers are people I’ve followed for some time. I’ve read their books, met some of them and can put my hand on my heart and say I trust them to offer you the best of who they are. Some of them have shared on these events before and I’ve had feedback that their contributions have changed lives.
Only you know if it’s right for you at this time and I’d ask that you sit for a moment and tune into whatever you call that loving friend who doesn’t let you down, is with you all the time, and places your soul’s development as the No 1 priority.
Tune in to your inner guidance and ask.
If you join us I’ll be delighted and so will our speakers. If you decide it’s not right for you, then we appreciate you for checking this out and wish you all blessings to find the next best step for you.
Remember though that it costs nothing to join us and nothing to listen live or on replay for the 48 hours. And other than the emails about the event you’ll receive no other type of emails from me.
Even if you decide later you don’t want to be part of the Gathering, signing up gives you 5 free bonuses.
‘I just have to tell you right now that I feel so blessed that you came into my life last week. The gift of you with your warm gentle, heart-centred sharings makes me feel encouraged and full of hope…’ Cheryl
If you wanted an extra piece of reassurance, and asked me to choose one thing, just one thing about this event that’s going to be important, it’s this: The experience of being guided in meditation and self-enquiry.
That’s why I’ve allocated at least a quarter of the time to allow each speaker to create a deep experience for you.
Over the years, I’ve gained so much from these and other speakers in such experiences that I have no hesitation in choosing this one part of the sessions.
It’s a new part of the Gatherings and I think an important development for all of us as we strengthen that unseen but powerful connection between us.
Here’s to connecting at a deeper level.
In love and light,