Writing as a path to the Sacred.

A conversation can be a contest,
or a game of catch with invisible balloons.
They bounce between us, growing and shrinking,
sometimes floating like cloud medicine balls,
and sometimes bowling at us like round anvils.
You toss a phrase and understanding blooms
like an anemone of colored lights.
My mind fireworks with unasked questions.
Who is this miracle speaking to me?
And who is this miracle listening?
What amazingness are we creating?
Out of gray matter a star spark of thought
leaps between synapses into the air,
and pours through gray matter, into my heart:
how can I not listen generously?

~Marilyn Nelson, Generous Listening


As miraculous creatures, we are always in conversation with ourselves and with spirit. But are we really listening? Are we tuned in to that inner voice and have we quieted our mind enough to really hear what is being said?

In this intimate circle, you will join other modern-day mystics and learn how to “listen generously” to your higher self—to the Divine—and to tap into its deepest wisdom. Using a combination of Natalie Goldberg’s writing methodology + a powerful and transformative form of writing called “Proprioceptive Writing,” you will learn how to slow down your thoughts and begin to focus on what is called “inner hearing.” Together, we will learn how to listen to our inner voice with empathy and curiosity in order to connect with spirit and gain insights that open both our hearts and minds.

During your time together, Reverend Jessica will guide you through this simple but profound method of writing as a path to connect with the Divine. With your favorite pen and a heap of unlined paper, we will write as a circle and then listen—without an agenda—to each other as we read aloud what we’ve seemingly channeled from our higher selves.

Unlike other process-writing methods like free writing, journal writing, morning pages, and stream-of-consciousness writing, the aim of this writing circle is not merely expression but also reflection. The gift of this form of writing is that we are not writing for anyone other than ourselves and yet when done in circle, everyone benefits deeply from the wisdom you tap into from spirit.

As a pathway to deeper listening, Jessica will offer a short prompt to kick off a 10-minute writing session (called a “Write”) before diving into a longer 20-minute “Write” where you will practice deeper “inner hearing” using proprioceptive shuttles.

This form of writing is transformative, expansive, and sacred. Having used it with herself and others for over 6 years, Jessica can’t wait to guide you as you deepen into writing as a spiritual practice as modern-day mystic and witness the miracle that is always speaking to you.

Let’s write!

“If people are yearning for more magic, more winks from the aether, then this circle invites that in and more. Unexpected delights and invitations. And I believe that we are crying out for wonder and awe. This is a real way to tap into that in a very accessible way.” ~ Previous Circle Member

But, but, but… I’m not a writer.

To learn or engage in writing as a spiritual practice, you do not have to be a writer, let alone a so-called “good writer.” This circle isn’t about how well you write. Not in the least. It’s actually designed to help you deeply listen, or more accurately, how to tune in and allow yourself to hear—hear your inner voice, your higher wisdom, the voice of the Divine. You then write what you receive as you receive it. Finally, you read it out loud in circle to hear what you received at a deeper level. It’s an exercise in presence not perfection.

**Here are a couple of examples of pieces from Writes.**

Circle Details

    • Each circle is 2 hours long and will usually include two “Writes.”
    • This circle is a donations-based offering available only via our free kindness community called “The House of Belonging.”
      • You may join for free or make a donation based on what you can offer. ($10-15 per session is recommended. Anything is welcome.)
    • To join, you must request access to the circle here.
    • Once you’ve joined, you RSVP to the circles you plan to attend.
      • Sundays at 4pm PT/7pm ET on October 16, 30; November 13, 27
      • Tuesdays at 10am ET/1pm PT on October 25; November 8, 22

**This circle will NOT be recorded. Live attendance is required.**

How to Prepare for Circle

  • You will want a comfortable writing surface conducive to hand-writing.
  • You are encouraged to set up a private space from where you can join the circle uninterrupted. Light a candle. Get comfortable.

What to Bring

  • This form of writing is handwritten. Bring your favorite pen and plenty of sheets of unlined paper.
  • A clipboard to store and organize your “Writes” can be helpful, but is not necessary.

Join The Circle

  • This circle is a donations-based offering available only via our free kindness community called “The House of Belonging.”
    • You may join for free or make a donation based on what you can offer. ($10-15 per session is recommended. Anything is welcome.)
  • To join, you must request access to the circle here.

Want to organize a private writing circle for Jessica to facilitate? Email bekind@amightykindness.org.