word pilgrims

Welcome, word pilgrims and explorers of soulful creativity…

Here you will find collaborative exercises and other material to explore

23 November 2017 5 word conversation

23 November 2017 when I embrace change

16 November 2017 reflected poem

16 November 2017 if i were…

9 November 2017 Pure love

Collaborative acrostic ‘listen’ 26 October 2017

On wisdom 19 October 2017

Warranwood 31 August on persistence

and thank you to everyone involved in the August series for such generous and powerful presence and wisdom, next series starts 19 October 2017 for seven sessions on planetary qualities…

Warranwood 24 August 2017 on patience

And thank you to Nadhira for the delicious Bindi Balls

Warranwood 17 August 2017 on power

Hope and Love
Jane Hirshfield

All winter
the blue heron
slept among the horses.
I do not know
the custom of herons,
do not know
if the solitary habit
is their way,
or if he listened for
some missing one—
not knowing even
that was what he did—
in the blowing
sounds in the dark.
I know that
hope is the hardest
love we carry.
He slept
with his long neck
folded, like a letter
put away.

Warranwood 10 August 2017 on purpose

My daily affairs are quite ordinary;
but I’m in total harmony with them.
I don’t hold on to anything, don’t reject anything;
nowhere an obstacle or conflict.
Who cares about wealth and honor?
Even the poorest thing shines.
My miraculous power and spiritual activity:
drawing water and carrying wood.
Layman P’ang

I have lived on the lip
of insanity,
wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door.
It opens.
I’ve been knocking from the inside.

Warranwood exercises 3 August 2017 on the theme of playfulness

1 and 8 June 2017 verses

18 May 2017 verses

18 May stories

wfw 11 May 2017 on the theme of hope

I Am Too Alone In The World is the Rilke poem I shared

Warranwood exercises 30 March 2017 on the theme of light

Collingwood 21 March 2017 on the theme of harmony

Collingwood 14 March 2017 on the theme of setting sail

Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ words of wisdom around the theme of setting sail

Warranwood group exercises 9 March 2017 here on the theme of garden

Warranwood group exercises 2 March 2017 here on the theme of disruption

Collingwood group exercises 28 February 2017 here on the theme of disruption

To continue with your disruption story:

Cast it as a fable or a myth by imagining the disruption and the experience as something metaphorical. Allow the character to receive a gift or a symbol at the end of the story. It can help to begin with ‘Once upon a time…’ or ‘Once there was and once there was not and once there was…’

You can also imagine the story from the perspective of a benevolent wise being who has organised the disruption to allow some new insight or capacity to develop in the character. What is the insight or capacity that the character received at the time of the disruption, or discovered later when the time was right?

Warranwood Thursday group 23 February exercises here on the theme of refuge.

Collingwood group 21 February exercises here and also here on the theme of refuge.

Amendment to the pocket poem by Denise Levertov: it’s ‘yards’ not ‘years’. Here’s a link to the full text.

Four journaling questions around refuge in your life:

What has taken refuge within you and is longing to emerge?

How does this fit with your life themes and purpose?

What will assist or support that emergence?

What small action over the next week can you take to support what it requires of you?

Warranwood Monday group 20 February exercises on the theme of love.

16 February exercises on the theme of love.

14 February exercises on the theme of love.

9 February exercises on the theme of open.

Ten questions to greet a new project.