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A personal message from April McMurtry

The Year of the Body: Week 14 in which the body feels the urge to return once more to life and to love Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, I always ask the mystic who will be leading our next prayer intensive to write a message just for you, the readers of these Notes from…

How does seeing time as circular alter your experience?

The Year of the Body: Week 13 in which the body notices the difference between linear and circular calendars Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, Like all well-educated Western thinkers, I use a calendar. This was never a conscious choice. It just came with the territory of growing up in a linear left-brain…

What will happen when you open a door with an ancient carved moon?

The Year of the Body: Week 12 in which the word witch reveals her ancient and holy meaning at the perfect moment–the Equinox Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, On December 26, 2019, I was awakened in the night with a new prayer, The Queen’s Love-a prayer that I am only now, on this…

P is for Perpetrator. But who is the perpetrator?

The Year of the Body: Week 11 in which the body reveals the secret spot where the perpetrator is buried Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, I have spent the last week thinking about perpetrators. Not because I want to. Who wants to focus on the pain one person inflicts on another. But…

A personal message from mystic Tanya Taylor Rubinstein about Somatic Writing

The Year of the Body: Week 10 in which the body experiences miracles Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, This has been a week of miracles. Not the miracles that look like buckets of money or anything tangible like that. But miracles nonetheless. I’m inclined to think these ephemeral miracles-the ones that cannot…

What stops you from creating what you long to create?

The Year of the Body: Week 9 in which I receive the biggest mystical assignment of my life, discover and melt the trauma hidden in my body, and… Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, On Thursday, I celebrated the 3rd anniversary of being awakened in the night with the assignment prayer artist. That assignment…

What story does your body want you to hear?

The Year of the Body: Week 8 Friends, soul writers, lovers of prayer, When people hear my name, their first thought is: oh, yes, that woman who wrote a book on soul writing. And that is me. I did write Writing Down Your Soul and tens of thousands of people have read it and begun a mystical…

Your body knows something valuable about you

The Year of the Body: Week 7 in which our bodies reveal the true source of our value, great ideas, and confidence  Friends, soul writers, lovers of prayer, I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. In theory, it’s a sweet holiday but in reality, children’s hearts are broken when they don’t receive many valentines.…

Let’s talk about that icy black puddle you keep stepping in…

The Year of the Body: Week 6 in which Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow and winter continues…or maybe not! Friends, soul writers, lovers of prayer, This week was ripe with mystical dates. Dates that, if it weren’t for the humorous celebration of Groundhog Day, I would have missed. And I bet you missed them too.…

A message from Perdita Finn–and the Dead!

The Year of the Body: Week 5 Friends, soul writers, lovers of prayer, What is it with January? Typically, January is presented as little more than a commercial moment in which to purchase new diets and exercise programs to create the new, thinner, and therefore happier you. But then the real January comes along. And…

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