Though courses vary by theme, the basic idea is that we move towards a more intimate relationship with ourselves and more fully into the life we want to live. We wake up our senses, our voice, our body as we explore.
Just like the protagonist of a fairy tale, we might find ourselves walking a lonely wind-swept valley, lost in an ancient overgrown forest or sailing uncharted waters. Perhaps we are befriended by a wise woman by the well, or a woodcutter. At times we are bewitched, at others, betrayed. Stories can be an infinite source of solace and support. To awaken our inner storyteller is to begin to feel a generous creative spring under our feet.
Gradually we start to recognise the collective aspects of what we had imagined was our individual story. We notice parts of ourselves in other people. We learn to recognise our own true voice. Eventually we gain freedom and movement around stories we previously thought defined us and space to dream new stories into the world. This is truly a delicious moment. Our creative practice – in life, in partnership, in parenting, in our work – can really begin.