The 7 Heart Chakras

The 7 Heart Chakras –
1st – connect the heart to the heart of earth
2nd – the heart of instinctual spontaneous creativity
3rd – creative action guided by love
4th – radiate love
5th – communicate love
6th – loving perception
7th – connects to the heart of the universe

Geordie Numata (my reiki teacher, brilliant astrologer, free-thinker and friend)

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Stay Tuned for the Next Shedding Your Inhibition and Divining Your Intentions Workshop

The current session of  Writing the Energetic Body – Shedding Inhibition and Divining Your Intentions Workshop – 28 Days of Writing Past the Mind and into the Chakras is closed. Thanks for asking!

Stay tuned for the next session coming in March. New dates for the next round will be announced soon.

BUddha in the morning (c) Holly Troy 2013
Feel free to write me at sacredfolly@gmail.com with any questions – or send in a comment.

In the meantime – Happy Writing!

Om shanti.

Next Online Session January 27th, 2013

The next four-week session begins on the full moon ~ January 27, 2013 to February 23, 2013

Writing the Energetic Body – 4 Week Online Course
Shedding Inhibition and Divining Your Intentions Workshop – 28 Days of Writing Past the Mind and into the Chakras

Allow your inner-critic to relax, have fun writing, and recieve encouragement and feedback while exploring your chakras.

shiva.fireflyFor this workshop we start from the Crown and work our way down to the Root. You’re encouraged to set an intention at the beginning of the session and to give thanks for the abundance that is already in your life. The Crown is about Ideas, Spirit, Divine Inspiration. The Root is about Manifestation.

Writing the Energetic Body will use the major chakra system as the “backbone” for self-exploration through writing.

Participants will:

  • compassionately and creatively observe the Self
  • uncover hidden impulses, stories, and life patterns
  • awaken the body/mind
  • utilize the breath for presence in the moment
  • deepen and expand creative vision
  • loosen up and strengthen fluid writing

There is no need to “know” anything about the chakra system, our bodies physically and energetically hold information, and by freely writing we can tap into that knowledge.

Participants will receive daily writing prompts designed to stimulate a specific chakra for the given day in their in-boxes. They will spend 30 minutes only on the given prompt. They will return their responses via email to me. Participants will also have the chance to upload their work to a private blog site to share and to give and receive feedback from other participants.

I will personally respond to your work via email.

As an added bonus, participants also receive either written, audio, or video instruction for movement, meditation, or breath work that will deepen the prompt for the day. Participants may use the additional instruction however they choose—and it is theirs to refer to whenever they like.

The cost for the 28 Day Workshop is $72.00

Register for Writing the Energetic Body here.

New Workshop this Weekend at the Firefly 3rd Annual Forest Gathering

Firefly Forest Gathering
Saturday,  July 21st, 12:30 to 2:00
At the Temple of Spontaneous Devotion

Partner Journey through the Chakras – An Exploration of Energetic Boundaries and Exchange

With a partner, participants will be guided in approaching the boundaries and energy exchange of the chakras through sensory stimulation, movement, rhythm, breath work, meditation and spatial exploration.

Dress comfortably, bring a yoga mat, water, and a friend. You may also want to bring a pen and a journal.

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I will also be giving reiki sessions and reading tarot on a donation basis.

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This weekend has been dubbed Flagstaff’s Woodstock – there will be music, workshops, healers, temples, camping. An all around groovy time!

WHAT IS FIREFLY?

Firefly is an intentional gathering created by a group of like-minded Northern Arizona friends and family. We understand that a shift in consciousness is necessary, at this time, for all humans to live in harmony with each other, the planet and the cosmos.
We enjoy coming together to raise our vibration and we want to share this with you. Join us in the high mountain forest and help speed up the planetary paradigm shift, Firefly style!

Firefly will be held at the Soggy Bottom Ranch on the Coconino Forest. Get directions here. $65.00 gets you in for the entire weekend!

Chakra, Body Wisdom, and Writing

Join me on May 1st for three weeks of writing and exploring the chakras.

Register for Writing the Energetic Body here.

During a bodywork session this morning, my massage therapist Tessabella (check her out – she’s amazing) suggested I make a video about my workshop—so here is my homegrown Writing the Energetic Body video invitation . . .

How to write? What if I’ve never written before?

No worries! The writing prompts and movement are geared to stimulate the chakra we are focusing on. I will ask you to write for a specific period of time. During the writing period, the only requirement of you is to write until time is up.

There is no wrong way to do this. You may write any way you like. Don’t worry about grammar, spelling, or punctuation. They do not matter here. I always go back to what my first creative writing teacher Suzanne McConnell (and many teachers after her)* taught me—there is only one rule, keep your hand(s) moving. If you feel stuck, keep writing anyway. Try going back to the prompt and write it out until other words arise, then write those—or, repeat the last word you wrote again and again until new words appear—or, write, “I am stuck,” or “I can’t think of anything,” as long as you keep your hand moving. Writing is physical, the words will move through your body and come out of your hand—just keep it moving.

holy hand chakra - Shiva

I hope that some of the writing you do here opens you up to going deeper and perhaps inspires you to write a personal essay, a story, a poem, or to explore some recurring themes in your life.  At the very least, writing is communication, and, if you can write the truth, then you are deepening your relationship with your Self.

Mostly, I invite you to have fun! I am looking forward to seeing creative energies flowing. Although the prompts are linked in some way to the chakras, I encourage you to let go and just write whatever comes to you.

Click here to learn more and register for the class. Also, you may contact me at sacredfolly@gmail.com.

* Natalie Goldberg wrote an entire book about “keeping the hand moving”. It’s called Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within. It’s definitely worth checking out!

Relational Power of Writing

Ever resonate so well with what you are reading that it actually makes you feel uplifted, inspired, a little less alone? That is one of my favorite things about the power of words. Words help us relate to one another, not just face to face, but across time and space.

Writing is power.

Earlier today I shared a post from my friend Robert Alvarez’s blog, This is Who I AM, regarding prosperity consciousness. He implores us to recognize and use what we have at hand right now to bring Light into the world.

He says in “Prosperous Minds Lead to Prosperous Lives: Using What You Have…”:

Now more than ever, we must radiate and reflect our Light. The American novelist and short-story writer, Edith Wharton once said, “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” We have both the right and the responsibility to be both the candle and the mirror.

I am sharing this because his writing got me excited, uplifted, and inspired. To be honest, I’d been in a funk for a while—but in recent days Robert has been sharing his thoughts and they have brought sunshine to my heart and mind. He didn’t send me money, or flowers, or gifts, he just wrote what was going on for him and I strongly related.

His words spoke to me and I felt better!

I am mother earth? (if not now, at some point you will be, hey?)

Writing is a gift. The gift is especially meaningful when it comes from a place of deep honesty and the real need to communicate. It’s wonderful when we can trust the writer and open our imaginations to new worlds, scenarios, perspectives, and stories.

Realize that we are engaging in a form of conversation with every writer even if they are long gone— your imagination engaged with the writer’s words probably is a very different vision than anyone else’s.

How many times have you seen a movie after reading the book only to be disappointed? The director had a different vision than you.

Or, how many times have you read a book at one time in your life, and then read it again only to get something out of it that was completely different from the first experience? Years later, your perspectives have most likely shifted (and had probably shifted as a result of reading the book).

Often, to write powerfully, even if only for ourselves, we have to move past what we “think” we should write.

Have you ever asked yourself what your fears are about writing?

You don’t have to share your work with anyone, but if you are “dying” to tell a story and are afraid, chances are there is a part of you that is suffering for not letting it out.

  • Are you ready to let go of your intellectual understanding of what is “socially acceptable writing” and allow yourself to really say what you need to say?
  • Are you ready to let writing move through your body, into your energetic being, and trust what it’s saying to you?
  • Are you ready to release memories (or make up new ones), blocks, and sticky spots?
  • Are you ready for non-judgmental feedback, compassionate communication, and encouragement?

If you said “yes” to any of the questions above, then you are ready to participate in Writing the Energetic Body.

The next three-week workshop runs from May 1st to May 21st. To learn more about the class, check out Writing the Energetic Body.

To directly register, click to register for Writing the Energetic Body – Shedding Inhibition Workshop – May 1st to May 21st.

* When you click on the registration link it will take you to a secure shopping cart where I am listed under matagifineart.com. More products and information are being added to matagifineart.com site daily.

If you have any questions, please contact me directly at sacredfolly@gmail.com.

bibliography (so far) for my workshop – Writing the Energetic Body

Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing

Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing

Luna Yoga : Vital Fertility and SexualityLuna Yoga : Vital Fertility and Sexuality

Luna Yoga : Vital Fertility and Sexuality

The Sevenfold Journey: Reclaiming Mind, Body and Spirit Through the ChakrasThe Sevenfold Journey: Reclaiming Mind, Body and Spirit Through the Chakras

The Sevenfold Journey: Reclaiming Mind, Body and Spirit Through the Chakras

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (Shambhala Library)

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (Shambhala Library)

The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy

The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy

Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self

Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self

Wheels of Life: A User’s Guide to the Chakra System (Llewellyn’s New Age Series)

Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System (Llewellyn's New Age Series)