Guided Writing Sessions

Guided Writing Session Directory

Below, you will find recordings for each Guided Writing Session dating back to August 2021 when the sessions were began.

Take a moment to review the Usage and Guidelines Folder below for information on how to post work and use the directory.
Use the Independent Entries Folder for submissions not specific to a monthly program or Guided Writing Session.

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Writing to Awaken Guidelines



1.  Write for 20 minutes a day at least five days a week if possible.

2.  Take your time with each question and allow yourself to dive deep. It’s much more constructive to answer one question thoroughly than five questions superficially.

3.  Resist including everything that pops into your head when doing Writing To Awaken. Home in on the question. Unlike morning pages or journaling, this practice focuses on self-inquiry as a tool to liberate you from faulty thinking (stories).

4.  Know that some of your writing days are going to be better than others. Expect to meet your saboteurs along the way. Telling the truth often calls up resistance. Often, you will know that you’re approaching some breakthrough or epiphany exactly when you feel uncomfortable.

5.  Pay attention to how you feel in your body as you write. When you sense tension that seems connected to what you are writing, inquire into the tension. What is its source? What is scaring or exciting you?

6.  If you find yourself feeling numb or bored or absent when writing, that’s a sign that you’re not taking any risks. Pause in that moment and ask yourself, What am I avoiding? What scares me here?

7.  Remember that writing is only half the process. After you’ve responded to a question, set it aside. Reread your work the following day. Notice the gaps between the story and the truth in your writing. This is when the insight will come.

8.  Remember to include your thoughts and feelings about the material you are exploring. Don’t just report the facts.

9.  Allow your confusion, messiness, and uncertainty to appear on the page. There is no need to be crystal clear about the question you are exploring. The exploration is the point.

10.  The beauty of self-inquiry is that one question leads to another. Note the questions that arise in your responses and keep them for future practice.