27 years of deep soul writing calls for celebration–and a sale!

2024 a year of sacred memory, dreaming dragons, and original prayer Week 17–in which 27 years of deep soul writing calls for celebration–and a sale! Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, This past Tuesday, April 23, was the 27th  anniversary of the first day I picked up a pen and stumbled upon a way…

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My 20-year love affair with a dead man

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 40–in which we look back and ask: was that a prayer or a spell? Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, I spent the last week preparing to open my annual intensive The Lotus and the Lily. This will be the 13th time we’ve gathered to…

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The Theatre of the Miraculous reveals her true colors

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 39–in which the Theatre of the Miraculous reveals her true colors Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, On this first day of October, a day that whispers a hint about the magic of the year to come, I’d like to tell you a…

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What is your Astonishment?

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 37–in which we wake up to astonishment Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, Last Sunday, I shared a powerful paragraph from Annie Dillard in The Writing Life that has been my primary teacher. (Here it is, if you missed it.) She, along with Ray Bradbury,…

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Creativity isn’t what–or where–you think it is

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 28–in which we ponder the where and the how of a magical creative life Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, When we think about creativity, we invariably get it all wrong. We look at creative people—be they writers, artists, musicians—and think they’re special.…

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Today is the 26th birthday of deep soul writing

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 16–in which we remember the puppy who made deep soul writing happen Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, When you open this Notes from the Field on Sunday morning, as I know many of you like to do, you will be reading about…

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Where are you? I ask. She answers.

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 7–in which we ask “where are you” and She answers  Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, What is it about February? There’s something sacred about this month, though I didn’t know it or see it for a very long time. But now, as…

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Messages from Archangel Michael

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 2–in which Archangel Michael is present and vocal! Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, It’s not an accident that the first prayer intensive for 2023, a divine seven year, introduces two archangels: Archangel Luci and Archangel Michael. I say “introduce” because everything we’ve…

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What REALLY happened this year?

2022 the year we learn to listen to love Week 43–in which we receive an invitation Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, An evocative invitation arrives this time each year. But most of us stay too busy to notice. For eleven months, we move through the year hoping to find some kind…

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What did you read this year that cracked you open?

The year of the body–Week 48 in which we remember the books that mattered Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, Thank you for all your sweet supportive emails and comments on Facebook and YouTube about my experiences moving through this massive birth portal time of eclipse and looking back. It’s lovely to hear that…

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You’re not exhausted, you’re being birthed

The year of the body–Week 47 in which we let go of the life we thought we wanted and enter the birth canal into the life we really want  Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, Are you feeling exhausted? Bone-deep exhausted? There’s a reason. Ever since I stepped off the corporate hamster wheel of…

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Chaos calms when we listen to what wants to be heard

The year of the body–Week 36 in which we swirl in chaos until we find our footing in the threshold–and listen to what wants to be done Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, This past week has been over full with chaos, pain, and suffering. We watched in horror as the last plane left Afghanistan…

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Our hearts all want to know: what can I do?

The year of the body–Week 34 in which our hearts break for Afghanistan and we ask ourselves, what is mine to do?   Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, Our hearts are breaking over what is unfolding in Afghanistan. Everyone I know is worried about women and girls losing the small freedoms and education…

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Deep soul writing just got more miraculous

The year of the body–Week 33 in which our creative capacity grows and grows some more–and something surprising emerges Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, Since we spoke last Sunday, I’ve had a glorious week of deep soul writing discovering new events for 2022 in the Theatre of the Miraculous. Creating events that help…

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A radical proposal for Lion’s Gate

The year of the body–Week 32 in which we dance under the Lion’s Gate portal and a few things change around here! Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer If you are reading this on Sunday, August 8, you are reading under the conjunction of an ancient portal called “The Lion’s Gate” at 15⁰…

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Why is deep soul writing so radical?

The year of the body–Week 30 in which we remember that deep soul writing was once banned and the book was burned Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, In 1310, a woman was burnt alive because she wrote a book. She had the audacity to write a book about the mystical life, in…

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I asked an angel for help and he said…what!?

The year of the body–Week 29 in which an angel reminds me who I really am–and who you really are Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, I turned in the manuscript for Writing Down Your Soul on November 11, 2007. For a couple weeks, I sat in my soul writing chair and stared at the…

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Love in Action: How soul writing guides us to find home

The year of the body–Week 28 in which we find our way home Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, A lot has happened this week, hasn’t it! Perhaps we could blame it on the evocative dark moon we are under right now in Cancer. What is Cancer? Home. Hearth. Heart. Intimacy. Security. Comfort. Community.…

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Writing Down Your Soul: When you write, who is writing?

The year of the body–week 27 in which we explore the mystical question: When you write, who is writing? Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, Shortly after prayer artist arrived, I had a startling revelation that prayers are really lyrics—lyrics to the love songs of your intimate and rather ecstatic sacred marriage. You and…

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Who does your divine voice say you are?

The year of the body–week 24 in which I look back at my first entry in my  first soul writing journal 24 years ago and get a bittersweet surprise Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, Twenty-four years ago, on April 23, 1997, I picked up a pen for the first time and something happened.…

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Dancing in the threshold between worlds

I’ve been navigating the threshold between worlds for 24 years. I just didn’t know it. Or rather, I didn’t know that’s the name for what I was doing. But I do now. And having a name, a clear, descriptive, and rather delightful name for dancing in the mystery makes me very happy. I first stumbled upon…

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I found my home! What’s yours?

In this strange strange year, we’ve spent a massive amount of time at home. For some, this has been a blessing of sorts. For most, it’s been a struggle. On all fronts. Every part of our lives has been altered. Work and what we used to consider to be important or valuable work has changed.…

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Sorrow is Speaking

In last Sunday’s Notes from the Field, I shared a few radical truths that I received at the center of the labyrinth and promised to tell you what happened on Saturday, July 25 that explains the direct parallel between what patriarchy has done to women and what patriarchy has done to prayer. However, I’m going to…

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The first ever Deep Soul Writing intensive!

After ten years of teaching soul writing, this is the first time I’ve offered it as a prayer intensive. And it is completely different from all my previous courses.

It has to be.

Because Prayer Artist changed everything. Including how I understand and teach deep soul writing.

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