Class Title: Crafting Your Spiritual Storyline
Instructor: Deborah Knox
Class Term: March 19-April 23, 2018
We are not accepting any more enrollments for Deborah's class; the class has started.
Writing about what's most important to you, or as close as you can is the intention of crafting a spiritual autobiography. When we talk about the soul, whether it be a religious or spiritual experience we're talking about the center. When you write from that center you're dealing with what is essential and central to your life's experience. Re-experience your past by remembering and writing about it from a spiritual perspective (taking into account its meaning in the context of your current life's journey.) Deepen your writing, by learning to come from the core of your existence.
As we write and share our stories, we realize we do have the power to change our own past by viewing it differently and it can change naturally into something "more true" in the experiencing of it. When we view an experience through the adult lens, we see how it can be altered as we understand it differently as a result of writing and sharing.
At the end of this class, students will be able to: review their life journey by creating a spiritual road map from a "spiritual lens"; re-experience the past and what "really" happened, but also realize it is something that can be altered; deepen their writing, by receiving permission to write about the "spiritual" as we look for what that means to each of us; write short meaningful pieces that are part of a larger fabric leading to crafting a Spiritual autobiography.
We will use a private confidential FB page and conference call). One person or two will read each week. Participants will post stories on FB page and are invited to comment on each others' writing. The conference calls will be held on Mondays (3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, and 5/2) from 5-7pm MST. Calls will be recorded for those who cannot attend.
- Unit 1: Overview of Course: Discussion of "spiritual" as it relates to crafting your story. Drawing spiritual road maps exercise and sharing. Write about Childhood Spiritual Experience.
- Unit 2: Read and share Childhood Spiritual Experiences. Share spiritual road maps. Discuss guidelines for next assignment, Adolescence. Write about a spiritual experience from adolescence.
- Unit 3: Read and share written Adolescent experiences. Discuss guidelines for next assignment Turbulent 20's or Spiritual Mentor, Friend or Guide. Present guidelines for Writing Spiritual Autobiography. Write about Turbulent 20's or Spiritual Mentor...
- Unit 4: Read and Share short writings. Write Spiritual Autobiography.
- Unit 5: Read and Share Spiritual Autobiography. Complete Spiritual Autobiography.
- Unit 6: Read and Share Spiritual Autobiography. Evaluation and Sharing Personal Insights.
Student Skills, Equipment, and Time Required
Beginners, intermediate and advanced writers will benefit from this soul-searching experience to deepen writing. Must be able to use internet, post on to google groups and respond, Word, etc.)
Time Commitment: 2 hours online phone. 2-3 hours writing and reviewing others material
Tuition/Fees for this course
SCN members: $192. Non-SCN members: $240.
Deborah Knox has over 30 years experience guiding individuals through a thoughtful process for identifying key components for living a fulfilling life and leaving a lasting legacy. As the owner of Life Work Transitions, she also is the author of Put Your Spirit to Work: Making a living Being Yourself (2012). She created this six session program & has been delivering it to live intimate groups in the Tucson area for over 4 years. Now she is pleased to have a venue for sharing this unique experience online with six individuals. The process of writing a spiritual autobiography is uplifting and clarifying, as individuals explore their innermost experiences and share them with others. The intimate writing and sharing of this structured writing group provides an amazing depth of feeling and clarity about significant "spiritual" events. The writing itself is always superb and the culmination of the group results in greater sensitivity to and trusting of one's inner voice. She lives in Tucson AZ and summers in New England. Visit her website & her blog.