A 6-week programme with Jacqueline Harris for female creatives, freelancers, and entrepreneurs
Beginning Wednesday 11th November 2020 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Taking ourselves out into the world and standing up for our work is a brave thing to do, not because the world is a big and scary place, but because of what thinking this can do to us. We might be scared of making bad decisions, going down the wrong path, or alternatively that we might actually be successful and become scared that success itself could bring exhaustion and illness, or even worse the loss of those we love along the way. The stakes can seem so high, but what if it doesn’t have to be like this? What if, inside you, there really is an inner knowing, your ‘inner wisdom’? And what if, incredibly, you could rely on it?
The notion of “Inner Wisdom” can sound fanciful and out of touch with reality. In the face of ‘real life’, ‘impossible situations’ and ‘impossible people’ the suggestion that it exists at all can seem gullible at best and insulting at worst.
However, how often in life have you made plans for what you ‘should’ do, only to find yourself resisting them even as you’re making them, knowing you’ll never actually ‘do’ them? Or knowing that you will do them, and in that knowing felt your heart sink?
How often have you screamed to yourself, “Don’t be so stupid, just do it?” which immediately had the opposite effect (as we all know, it’s not the most successful tactic with children either!).
It took me years to realise that I’d literally been giving the wrong part of myself the job of trying to run my life all these years. Most of us do. Sometimes this voice sounded angry and cross that I wasn’t doing this life thing properly. It turns out to be not surprising that it was getting so frustrated, that part of me was never kitted out for the job I was asking it to do.
Everyday we create our personal realities by the stories we bring to each moment. When we see these stories for what they really are: our constantly shifting thoughts, the wonderful flip side of this particular coin is that we begin to sense a deeper part of ourselves beneath our thinking. As we stop taking our thinking quite so seriously (it is constantly changing after all), what lies beneath begins to become more apparent. There are glimpses: moments of peace, a sense of coming back to centre. And here is where she always is: the one with insider knowledge. She never went anywhere. She’s who you are when the stories and the angst drop away. She’s who you’ve always been, and you’ve already listened to her so often, just without realising it.
This course is about discovering this place within us. It’s who you already are beneath your stories. There’s no long journey to go on, no practice to be done to ‘reach’ her, nothing to ‘believe’ in. There can’t be: she’s you and she’s always been there, not somewhere in an imaginary future. The process is one of turning within, looking in a different direction, and noticing.
“Vasalisa” and “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” are two folktales that we’ll use to explore the concept of inner knowing or “inner wisdom”.
This course will be full of stories, both our own, and folktales.
Want to sense that there’s more to life? Ready for a new perspective? 🙂
What participants of other Storywheel Courses have said:
“I would like to thank you once again for the wonderful experience and for being such a warm and helpful guiding light to us all. I enjoyed your friendly open approach, the openness of all participants, and the wonderful feeling of the penny dropping. I have started to enjoy a calmer mind, and to be more present in the now.”
– Cristina Ticoi
“I got the feeling that there is so much more to life than the hustle, bustle and stress that everyday life brings. The thought of going behind emotions and what that has started in me in the sense of just being – its fabulous. Just love the stuff you do, I’m allowing myself to dream again. I’ve really benefited from doing the course and will definitely join the next one.”
– Paula Eales
“I really enjoyed hearing your stories, your wonderful way of describing a different way of thinking, learning a new way of seeing the world and life and how it links to where I am currently. I’ve taken away a greater freedom to think differently and not take thoughts so seriously and to start looking for alternate and more positive thoughts. Thank you for helping me to see things differently, long may the journey continue!”
Cost: £75 or Earlybird: £60 if booked before 31st October