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Finding Answers

Diving for Pearls Book Launch Party

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Maggie Kay invites you to

come and celebrate the

publication of her first book

Diving for Pearls:

The Wise Woman’s Guide to Finding Love 

At

Totnes Natural Health Centre

the Plains, Totnes, Devon

On

Friday 29 September

publication day

From 6pm

 For an evening of

celebration and refreshments

 

Plus

Guided meditation

Reading from Diving for Pearls

Q&A with Maggie

 

 And an opportunity to have

your book personally signed by Maggie Kay


Diving for Pearls – new book coming soon

I am delighted to announce that my new book – Diving for Pearls: The Wise Woman’s Guide to Finding Love – will be published on 29th September 2017.

Look out for my special pre-release launch event early in 2017 for an opportunity to buy your own personally signed copies ahead of the official publication date.

And for book signing events in the UK and USA from the autumn – to be announced.

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Dive For Your Pearls

This book is part true love story and part how-to guide. In these pages, I take you with me on the spiritual adventure of my life and share how I eventually found what I was longing for – deep trust in my own inner wisdom and a true love, soul mate and life partner that can meet me on all levels. Along with the story, I share the insights and learning that lit the way for me with the hope that this will also help illuminate your path of love and wisdom.

My quest for wisdom began when I was a child, trying to figure out if church had the answers to life’s big questions. Continuing by studying psychology at university, I was profoundly affected by the death of my father and discovered the practice of meditation. For nearly two decades thereafter, I trained for and became an ordained Buddhist.

But wisdom wasn’t enough. Although denying it for many years, deep down I also ached to be properly partnered by a soul mate – a true love that shared every aspect of my life. A series of experiences finally brought me to fulfill that destiny and the ensuing spiritual renaissance resulted in the resigning of my ordination and the founding of Thrivecraft – an inspirational coaching practice providing a universal path of love and wisdom for all.

Echoing my own journey, the first half of Pearls is about inner wisdom. Along with this part of my story, I share tips and teachings on meditation, mindfulness and intuition so that you too can tune in to your own natural inner wisdom.

The second half focuses on finding true love and includes my ‘Get Ready For Love’ step-by-step guide. I also describe how inner wisdom continues to serve a deepening relationship once you’ve met a partner (or, indeed, reveals when it is time to move on).

It is my dear wish that you will be inspired by my story and tips, transported by a special ‘Ask Your Inner Wisdom’ meditation I have created and recapture your natural entitlement to be completely guided and supported in all that you do. Go ahead and find the kind of love and wisdom that you so desire and so deserve. Dive for your pearls – they are right here and they are all yours.

Maggie Kay

 

 


Five Steps to Set Your Life Free

For many of us the autumn is a time of fresh starts – time to start a course, get stuck in and create something new, or make a change in our lives.  So the dreams and ideas are there, but are we able to see them through?  What about when we come up against obstacles or lose our motivation?  It is challenging doing it all by ourselves, however, getting the right support can make all the difference between creating a dream and making it a reality.

That’s why at Thrivecraft we have our Set Your Life Free workshop in October.  During the weekend (at our stunning countryside retreat, the Thrivecraft Home Hub, near Saltash in Cornwall), we take a complete life coaching journey to set in motion our dreams and plans supported by tried and tested know-how and inspiration.

front-gardenHere is my quick guide to setting your life free:-

  1. REVIEW

Review your current situation thoroughly.  Identify where you are content and fulfilled and where you need and want to make changes, including scoring each area of your life – work, money, relationships etc – on a scale of 1 to 10 (where 10 is excellent).

  1. REVISION

Allow yourself to fantasize about a life that is like a dream come true in every respect and describe it in writing.  Don’t worry about whether it is possible, if you deserve it or how to make it happen.  For now, imagine that there is a magic wand that can create that ideal life instantly.   Step inside your ideal life and describe it in entirely positive terms and as though it is happening now (in present tense language).

  1. RELEASE

Often when we allow ourselves to own and declare what we truly desire, our fears and doubts come to the surface.  These doubting inner voices are the very things that keep us small and safe and living life in our comfort zone, even if we are not happy with it.  One way of helping to release these ‘limiting beliefs’ is by writing out positive affirmations and repeating them out loud every day.  For example, if we cannot believe that we will ever meet our ideal partner, write out “I am delighted to have met my ideal partner so quickly and easily.”

  1. RE-COMMIT

Now that we have created our ideal life vision and released some of our inner resistance about moving towards it, we create a practical plan and take action.  Identify one or two things from your ideal life that you would like to make a start with.  Taking them one goal at a time, be as clear as possible about what you would like to achieve and when you would like to achieve it by.  Think of what you can do to support your progress and what help you might need along the way.  Write out the steps you will take and begin to take action, one small step at a time.  It helps a great deal if you can share your plans with an accountability partner – a friend or coach that you report to regularly on your progress.

  1. RE-EMPOWER

Step five is about adding a sprinkle of magic!  At Thrivecraft we specialise in coaching spiritual and metaphysical intelligence – powerful principles and practices that inspire us and allow us to make rapid progress.  Equipped with these tools, we take quantum leaps and create miraculous manifestations with ease.  One of the practices we teach is the Ah Om manifestation meditation.

You can download instructions for the Ah Om meditation and the other life coaching exercises mentioned above at Maggie Kay Wisdom Free Resources

Better still, come along to a Thrivecraft workshop to boost your Set Your Life Free journey, or dive in to a personal coaching programme or retreat with Maggie for exclusive one-to-one attention.  There is also the opportunity to train with Maggie to become an accredited Thrivecraft Coach or Meditation Teacher including business coaching to set up your professional practice and make a great living.

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Maggie Kay is an inspirational coach, writer and founder of Thrivecraft Coaching.  Formerly an ordained Buddhist, she specialises in spiritual intelligence for life, love and business.  Maggie trains accredited life coaches and meditation teachers and runs retreats, workshops and programmes from her countryside home near Saltash in Cornwall where she lives with her soul mate husband, Pat.  Her new book – Diving for Pearls: The Wise Woman’s Guide to Finding Love – is being published in spring 2017.


Thrivecraft Coach Training Last Chance!

Accredited Thrivecraft

Coach Training

with Maggie Kay

Become an IICT accredited

Thrivecraft Life Coach

New training programme

October 2016 – June 2017

Is Thrivecraft Coach training for you? 

*  Train and qualify as an accredited Thrivecraft Coach

*  Acquire powerful tools to make a difference in the world

*  Receive business training to succeed in your coaching practice

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Thrivecraft is Maggie Kay’s unique blend

of life, business and spiritual coaching.

Thrivecraft is a registered modality

and approved as a training provider by the

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The IICT accredits Thrivecraft coach training and

meditation teacher courses, allowing graduates to become

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The Thrivecraft Coach Training Programme includes:

Home study and once a month group training

at a stunning 100 acre, riverside, country retreat

near Saltash, Cornwall, SW England

* 6 x group Sunday tutorials

* 3 x group weekend workshops

* 3 x one-to-one mentoring sessions with Maggie Kay

* Study materials including life coaching and business documents,

workshop videos, tutorial videos, recommended reading

* Home study / case studies / supervision / assignment

Message from Maggie Kay

“I am thrilled to have been running the Thrivecraft Coach training programme since 2013 – the tenth anniversary of my Coaching Practice, Thrivecraft.

The vision to foster a community of  Thrivecraft Associates and train a team of accredited Thrivecraft Coaches has been been there right from the beginning.  And here we are, all these years later, passing on our special formula of Thrivecraft skills and resources.

During our programme, I’ll be sharing thirty years worth of training, skills and experience and teaching you everything I have.”

final-low-res-badge-logo Calling inspired change makers

Coaches. Therapists. Practitioners. Trainers. Consultants.

Educators. Care professionals. Community & charity workers.

Social entrepreneurs. Ethical business people. Eco entrepreneurs.

Media creators. Artists. Musicians. Performers.

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For more info and/or application pack,

email: maggie@maggiekaywisdom.com

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Thrivecraft Coach Training Programme

October 2016 – June 2017

Oct / Nov / Dec     Module 1: Life Coaching Essentials – Skills, Tools and Guidelines

Oct 15 – 16:  Set Your Life Free – complete life coaching process – workshop (& video)

Nov 13:    Training and tutorial day – life coaching skills and coaching practice

Dec 11:     Training and tutorial day – life coaching skills and coaching practice

Home study (videos) of workshop – Essential Life Coaching Skills including EFT and NLP

Home study of Maggie Kay’s Newcastle College Life Coaching certified course

Home study of 10+ video extracts featuring Maggie’s teachings at previous tutorials

Personal mentoring session 1 (on personal study) with Maggie Kay

Jan / Feb / Mar    Module 2: Putting Thrivecraft into Practice – Case studies

Jan 22:      Training and tutorial day – preparing for case studies and coaching practice

Feb 19:    Training and tutorial day – case studies and coaching practice

Mar 18 – 19:  Soulful Business Booster – branding, marketing, clients and pricing workshop

Home study of Maggie Kay’s Do-Be-Do (ILM) Business Coaching certified course

Home study of 10+ video extracts featuring Maggie’s teachings at previous tutorials

Case studies:   3 x case studies consisting of 6 x 1.5 hour sessions.  Keep records.

Personal mentoring session 2 (on business plans) with Maggie Kay

Apr / May / Jun    Module 3: Becoming a Thrivecraft Coach – Completion and graduation

Apr 16:   Training and tutorial day – coaching supervision and assessment

May 21:  Training and tutorial day – coaching supervision and assessment

Jun 17 – 18:  Say Yes to Abundance workshop with graduation ceremony

Complete study, case studies & business planning.

Submit written assignment and completion statement.

Personal mentoring session 3 (on training completion) with Maggie Kay

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For more info and / or application pack

email maggie@maggiekaywisdom.com

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The accredited Thrivecraft Coach training includes the following workshops:

Set Your Life Free

Complete Life Coaching Process

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An inspiring, powerful and warm-hearted workshop

to refresh your life and set it in a new direction.

REVIEW your current life situations and relationships

CONNECT with your true purpose and ideal life

MELT AWAY doubts and obstacles

CREATE a do-able onward plan

ACTIVATE your magic

A complete Life Coaching programme in weekend format.

As well as standard Life Coaching processes, this uplifting and inspiring weekend will be laced with powerful teachings and meditations that bring magic into your everyday life.

With a mixture of interactive practical exercises, talks and guided contemplation, there will be opportunities to ask questions and give your comments along the way.

And there will be plenty of time to connect with other participants – typically a high quality group of open minded, friendly people.

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Soulful Business Booster

Brand, Price and Market Your Coaching Practice

Attract Ideal Clients With Ease

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* GAIN a stronger sense of who you are, your true purpose,

and the unique gifts you have to offer the world.

* LEARN the magical art of how to magnetise

your ideal clients, customers, investors and collaborators.

   * CLAIM your true self and do what you love.

* CREATE prosperity with authenticity and grace.

* ATTRACT opportunities, synchronicity and flow.

Guided by Maggie & harnessing the visionary input of the group,

you will develop a clear sense of your next steps

towards greater creative expression, prosperity and fulfillment.

Thrivecraft combines spiritual intelligence with practical know-how

to activate a rewarding shift in your life and business.

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Say Yes to Abundance

Opening the Flow of Money and Prosperity

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 An inspiring, powerful and warm-hearted workshop to

* DISCOVER your unique soul-path to prosperity

*  CLEAR AWAY habitual money worry and crippling doubts

*LIBERATE your natural gifts and appreciate your true worth

* CREATE inspiring, soulful money-making ideas and plans

*  FIRE-UP your enthusiasm and set yourself into joyful action

This workshop has been specially created to help you make a shift in consciousness and allow abundance to flow into your life.

To generate enthusiasm, ideas and plans to take action with an authentic heart and fulfilled soul.

Boost your income.  Grow your business.  Up-level your prosprity.

Attract good fortune.  Create synchronicity.

Feel free and joyful.

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Thrivecraft Coaching Skills

Including NLP and EFT

With Maggie Kay

and Thrivecraft Associates

Elisabeth Stirling (NLP)

and Bill Tucker (EFT)

Life and Business Coaching skills for professionals, teachers, educators, coaches, therapists, business people and for personal, relationships and home life.

Maggie Kay is founder of Maggie Kay Wisdom and Thrivecraft.

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Elisabeth Stirling is a NLP Master Practitioner and voice coach

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Bill Tucker is an expert Practitioner in EFT and German New Medicine

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Apply Now

For more info and / or application pack

email maggie@maggiekaywisdom.com

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Inner Wisdom on Amit Kainth TV Show

Hot off the press – my episode as the guest on the Amit Kainth TV Show!

Amit is asking me about inner wisdom – Does everyone have inner wisdom?  How do we tell inner wisdom from other, less helpful, inner voices?  How do we access inner wisdom?  And I guide a short experience of consulting our inner wisdom.

Here is the full recording of the show which was aired on Sky TV channel Star Plus in July.


Say Yes to Abundance

Say Yes to Abundance

Attracting Love and Prosperity with Ease

Sat 13 / Sun 14 June 2015

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Thrivecraft Workshop

with Maggie Kay

At the Totnes Natural Health Centre

Totnes, Devon

An inspiring and powerful weekend workshop to:

 * Discover your unique soul-path to love and prosperity

 *  Clear away habitual worries, doubts and feelings of lack

 * Fully appreciate your true worth, natural gifts and attractiveness

 * Create inspiring, soulful ideas and plans and easy-going action

 *  Learn and practice potent magnetising and manifestation techniques

 * Share wisdom & support with the soul-centered Thrivecraft tribe

This workshop has been specially created to help you

make a shift in consciousness and allow

an abundance of love and prosperity to flow into your life,

to generate enthusiasm, ideas and plans to take action

with an authentic heart and fulfilled soul!

Magnetise Love.  Boost your prosperity.

Attract good fortune.  Create synchronicity.

Feel free and joyful. 

 For more info and to book click here

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Kate Harris, juice detox expert, has found ‘her people’

and feels ecstatic

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  Caroline travels from Switzerland to attend

and explains why it is well worth the trip! 

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Maggie Kay, ‘The Inner Wisdom Coach’, is a life, business and spiritual coach and meditation teacher.

She is founder of Maggie Kay Wisdom and Thrivecraft.


Meditation and New Year Angels

For me, 2015 started with much excitement as I began printing out the manuscript of the book I have been writing for the last nine months – Diving for Pearls: Discovering Inner Wisdom – new book from Maggie Kay.  The pages were literally rolling out of the printer on the stroke of midnight, much to my delight at having completed it.

In fact, I watched the new year London fireworks on TV with the first few chapters in one hand and my wonderful husband Pat’s hand in the other, buzzing because I had just managed to finish writing my first good draft that evening.  I had been aiming to complete my book by the end of the year, but had given myself some licence to go over that if necessary.  When I realised I was nearly there on the morning of the 31st, however, I went all out to get it done in time for the dawn of 2015, forgoing meals and typing with happy fervour.

At Pat’s suggestion, we read out a chapter to each other before bed in the wee hours. I hadn’t shared my book with anyone before so was thrilled that he absolutely loved it and can’t wait to read it all.  I feel so supported by Pat who has been nudging me to get on with book writing for years.  And now I’ve finally done it!

Things took an interesting turn on New Year’s day when our Jeep broke down while food shopping in the neighboring village.  Yet, even that was somewhat charmed because a lovely young farmer man with typical practical confidence and know-how spent an hour trying to start it – a bearded angel in oily jeans and a pick-up truck.  I had actually put out a prayer for a mechanical angel to show up, and he did!

Despite his good-willed attempts, this angel didn’t manage to get the Jeep going, bless him, but my sister Katy, who lives in the village, kept me company at her house and supplied me with tea while we waited for my vehicle recovery service. (She also bought the helpful young man some bottles of beer as a thank you which he appreciated).  As I was there, I helped Katy get some boxes into her attic and she passed on to me some lovely clothes that she no longer needed.

The recovery guy got the Jeep started first time with the help of some injector fuel (or something – I don’t quite understand) and an enormous set of jump leads, and I was able to drive home. Pat was waiting to help me unpack the shopping, having been tipped off by Katy by phone that all was well.

So, although it was dark and raining by the time I got back and things hadn’t at all gone according to plan that day, I was left feeling totally blessed, supported and loved by beautiful caring people – whether strangers or family.

I actually kind of enjoyed the whole adventure, and am reminded that if we meet ‘adversity’ with that spirit of love and acceptance, we can have fun and encounter much goodwill and human kindness along the way.

As I have just been explaining in my new book, Diving for Pearls, I nearly always find the silver lining in any clouds that come my way these days.  I put this down to the clarity and positivity that my experience of meditation brings into my heart, mind and soul.  The awareness – or mindfulness as it is often called – generated by meditation gives you the opportunity to respond creatively to things that happen to you and draw good fortune to you.  This means that you can truly be master of your own universe and encourage things to turn out for the best.

If you are thinking about learning to meditate or having some support with an existing practice, I have a wonderful homestudy online meditation course available which results in a qualification as an accredited Thrivecraft Meditation Practitioner.

This easy-going four week course gives you tips and support as well as a thorough introduction to four fantastic meditation techniques that foster mindfulness, positivity, manifestation power and inner wisdom.  Simply watch the videos, listen to the audios and try out the guidelines I am laying out for you.

As a special encouragement to help you establish your new meditation rhythm early in the new year, I have decided to offer this course at 25% off until the 31st January 2015.

To claim your 25% discount, click on ‘enter promotional code’ on the Eventbrite booking page, and enter the code newyearoffer – this will reduce the quoted course price by 25%.

So what are you waiting for?  Click right here to find out more and have a sparkling start to 2015.

Happy New Year!

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Thrivecraft Meditation

Practitioner Certificate

With Maggie Kay

Online home study course – 4 wk

Thorough, enjoyable, relaxed and friendly

instruction and practice in meditation

Thrivecraft Practitioner Certificate

Principles   *   Technique   *   Preparation   *   Practice

 Suitable for experienced and new meditators alike

Wk 1 - 1 

Four meditation techniques taught and guided

Talks on related topics

Home practice instruction

Participant experiences, comments and Q&As

Two hours of video per week/ meditation (approx)

Links to bonus videos

Written materials (e-documents)

 Meditation Practices Covered:

Mindfulness of Breathing

Development of Loving Kindness

Ah / Om Manifestation

Ask Your Inner Wisdom

Week 1.  Mindfulness

What is meditation, introduction to practitioner course, posture for meditation, what is mindfulness, mindfulness of breathing meditation explained, guided mindfulness of breathing practice.

Week 2.  Loving Kindness

Q&A on mindfulness, higher consciousness with meditation, loving kindness meditation explained, guided loving kindness practice.

Week 3.  Manifestation

Q&A on loving kindness, hinderances to meditation, antidotes to hinderances, principles of manifestation, Ah/Om manifestation meditation explained, guided Ah/Om manifestation practice.

Week 4.  Inner Wisdom

Q&A on Ah/Om manifestation, what is inner wisdom, Ask Your Inner Wisdom meditation explained, guided Ask Your Inner Wisdom practice, where to go from here.

 

  The Thrivecraft Practitioner Certificate is a prerequisite

for the Thrivecraft Meditation Teacher Certificate

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Thrivecraft is an Approved Training Provider

Accredited by the IICT

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For more information and to book the

home study online audio/video course

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In this video extract from meditation practitioner course, below, Maggie Kay describes the benefits of meditation.


Give the Gift of Meditation

Here’s a great idea for a Christmas present:

My quick and easy guided meditation  CD

On special offer until 31st December

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To Buy Your CD or CDs, email me now at

maggie@maggiekaywisdom.com

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Ask Your Inner Wisdom

guided meditation by

Maggie Kay

A quick and easy guided meditation

taking you effortlessly into your own source of inner wisdom.

Find intuitive answers and brilliant solutions

for everyday questions, problems and decisions

in life, love and business.

To listen to the first two minutes,

click Inner Wisdom Meditation – 2 min taster

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Buy CD

Ask Your Inner Wisdom

 

 4 tracks (4 different length versions)

1. quick breathe & relax – 2 min

 2. without body stretch – 15 min

3. complete meditation – 20 min

4. deep immersion – 38 min

 

Price – £10 

 

* Seasonal offer *

Buy before 31st December

and have FREE p&p (worth £3.50)

PLUS

Buy before 31st December

and 2 CDs are only £15

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To Buy Your CD or CDs, email me now at

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“Your meditation is beautiful and very powerful.

  I love the dreamy music and your velvety voice – heaven!

  As part of my journey of inner discovery, I will listen to this often.

 Thank you for helping me to find my true self.

Charlotte Turner, artist.

This meditation has been specially created by Maggie Kay to take you deep into your own inner wisdom to find answers to personal questions.

Allow Maggie’s voice and the haunting yet uplifting music to lead you on an effortless journey to find solutions and resolve dilemmas in your life, love and business.

During the course of this totally guided experience, you will find yourself relaxing into a deep source of nourishment and wisdom and finding an answer to an everyday or pressing problem.

Suitable for all, Ask Your Inner Wisdom is an easy, enjoyable meditation that will delight you with its beauty and power.

Return as often as you like to plumb the depths of your own inner wisdom – a source of direction beyond our usual ‘thinking mind’ that is wise, trustworthy and leads to the very best outcomes.

Just find a comfortable place to sit where you will be undisturbed for a while, close your eyes, and away you go…

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In this video, Maggie Kay describes how this meditation helps you find inner wisdom

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To Buy Your CD or CDs, email me now at

maggie@maggiekaywisdom.com

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To purchase an MP3 download of Ask Your Inner Wisdom meditation

and for Wake Up Your Wisdom online course with Maggie Kay

Click here: Meditation Download and Wake Up Your Wisdom Online Course

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How is your writing going, Maggie?

As many of you know, my main focus this summer is completing the writing of my first book – something I’ve been working up to for many years.  Understandably, the first question I am asked these days is usually “How is your writing going, Maggie?”

In April, I had the extraordinary fortune of winning 1st place on a scholarship programme which means I am being personally mentored for six months by the brilliant and lovely Julia McCutchen, founder of the International Association of Conscious and Creative Writers.  (Find out more about Julia below and at www.iaacw.com )

And so, when Julia invited me to follow her on an ‘intuitive writers’ blog tour’ to share more about my current writing, I was only too pleased to take part.

The idea is that, when invited to do so by the writer before us, we answer four questions about our writing and post a blog about it.  We then invite another writer to follow us on the tour to do likewise.

So here are my answers to the questions…

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What am I working on now?

I am working on completing my first book – Diving for Pearls: How to Discover Your Inner Wisdom.

It feels amazing to be able to state that so clearly – quite a landmark announcement, in fact – as I have only just finally decided which book to complete out of several book ideas that have been fitting and starting for years.

Julia encouraged me to remain patient and “live the question until the answer reveals itself”, and in the end, the decision on which book to focus on for completion came suddenly, spontaneously and unshakeably.  I just KNEW that this is the one.  What had all that agonising been about?

Reviewing all the articles, courses, blogs, workshops, journals, videos and audios I have produced in recent years, it is starkly obvious that what I am most passionate and inspired about is the beauty and power of harnessing our inner wisdom.  I am known as the Inner Wisdom Coach, after all – of course that’s what I want to write about first!

And so, Diving for Pearls is about how we can connect with and use our own inner wisdom along with encouraging stories from my own experience.  My wish is for this book to be the kind of warm, wise, companion handbook that I would have liked by my side in earlier years.

How does my writing process work?

I have learned a HUGE amount about the book writing process during these last few months.  I have been a writer all my life, in one way or another, but Julia was right when she told me that creating a book is a very different process to other sorts of writing.

In May, I attended Julia’s fantastic four day Conscious Writers’ Retreat, which was a complete immersion in the holistic writing process that Julia teaches so beautifully.  (I can’t wait for her forthcoming book, Conscious Writing, to come out!)  And so, I feel my book writing process has had the best possible elucidation and support, right from the start.

This month, I have decided to focus on my book every morning, usually for two or three hours, before getting on with any other work.  (This follows writing my journal and a brief reflection / meditation practice which I like to do first thing every day.)  Julia has encouraged me to establish a daily writing rhythm, even if only for half an hour, and I am appreciating the momentum of this.

One of the things I absorbed early on is that actual writing isn’t the only activity involved in writing a book.  Nurturing the whole body and soul, stimulating the imagination and allowing creativity to arise are also important.  Julia speaks of writing words being just the tip of the iceberg.  So this bit of time ‘working on my book’ every morning, might involve one of several activities.  More often than not, however, I am in the conservatory on the laptop, preferring to bring in the other elements of holistic, conscious writing at other times of the day.

More than half way into the scholarship programme, I discovered that most of the writing for this book has already been done.  For the last few weeks, I have been compiling the material I have already written, and transcribing videos where I have been teaching inner wisdom on my workshops and courses.  It is rather wonderful to realise that I am so much closer to completing my first draft than I thought!

How does my work differ from others in my genre?

Because I am connected with so many kindred spirits – authors, coaches, speakers, teachers – it can seem like everyone is writing similar books to me.  But this isn’t so.  It is very true that each of us has a unique message, a unique voice and a unique audience waiting to receive what we are inspired to share.

Having said that, I did have a start when a successful Hay House author, Becky Walsh, recently published a book about intuition called You Do Know.  I wondered if she had written the book I was meant to write because, five years ago, I was talking to Hay House about my proposal to write a book on intuition called You Know Best.  Now that Becky had pipped me to the post, was there still room in the market for another similar book?

As it happens, only last week, I finally put this concern down.  I noticed that Julia was broadcasting a recent interview with Becky.  As I listened, I realised that Becky was approaching the topic of intuition from a completely different angle, based on her unique life experience and passions.  As well as enjoying Becky’s perspective and contribution on the subject, I was left feeling encouraged and reassured that I have something quite different to share.

Diving for Pearls (the title that replaced You Know Best), is about inner wisdom rather than just intuition.  It draws on my deep knowledge of meditation and Buddhism (having been an ordained Buddhist Minister in my former vocation) as well as my last 12 years experiencing other mystical wisdom.  The book is practical as well as inspiring and has an accompanying guided meditation – Ask Your Inner Wisdom.

Since founding Thrivecraft in 2003, I have been translating my learning and insight into contemporary, non-religious, accessible, everyday know-how through my coaching and teaching.  I haven’t considered myself to be a Buddhist for many years, preferring to embrace a more universal vocation.  I value connecting with all sorts of people regardless of their spiritual framework.

My hope is that Diving for Pearls will bring alive these powerful wisdom teachings in a fresh, relevant and user-friendly way, empowering hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people worldwide with the gifts of their own inner wisdom.

Why do I write what I do?

You know, I’m not sure I can answer that.  I have no idea!  It just happens, like breathing.  Writing is what I do to engage with life, and the subject – inner wisdom, or whatever I am writing about – is simply whatever fascinates me.

In some ways, I cannot understand how I have got to the age of 50 and have not yet published a single book.  I have a sense that being a published book author is part of my destiny (several of my friends and I have had prophetic meditations, dreams and visions indicating that I will be).  And now, with Julia’s help and the emergence of Diving for Pearls, it seems I am finally on my way to fulfilling that destiny.

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Thanks for the invite, Julia!

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Julia McCutchen

Julia is an author, intuitive coach and mentor, and the founder & creative director of the International   Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW).

Following a successful career as a publisher of books on spiritual and personal development (Element and Random House), a life changing accident in 1999 triggered a series of major quantum leaps in her own spiritual awakening. She left the world of publishing to prioritise exploring the deepest mystery of conscious and creative truth.

Today, Julia teaches conscious (self-realisation) creativity (self-expression), and conscious writing, and is dedicated to opening the way for people to wake up to the truth of who they are, and live consciously and creatively in the world

Julia is the author of The Writer’s Journey: From Inspiration to Publication and Conscious Writing (forthcoming).

Find out more about Julia at www.iaccw.com

Who is next on the tour?

As soon as Julia invited me to participate in the blog tour, I knew instantly who I wanted to ask to follow me – my gorgeous, soul sister, intuitive author friend, Kimberely Jones.  And she said yes!

Look out for Kimberely’s blog next week where she will tell us all about her writing work.  I am sure you will love browsing what Kimberley has to offer, and in the meantime, here’s a little more about her:-

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Kimberley Jones

Kimberley is a 4th generation intuitive ‘seer’ and mystic and an award-winning spiritual mentor. She is also an intuitive writer, artist and filmmaker.

Her purpose in this lifetime is as a ‘spiritual midwife’ for the re-emergence of the Divine Feminine in the real lives of real women.

In 1998 she experienced a profound transformation and spiritual awakening following the passing of her mother. Kimberley’s extraordinary story of awakening has been the subject of psychological research, several books and is currently being turned into a film.

Kimberley now works from home using her experience, gifts, training and wisdom to empower women as they awaken to their true essence.

Find out more about Kimberely at www.kimberleyjones.com

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Wake Up your

5 Day Discovery Programme

I am delighted to announce the launch of my brand new home study programme to discover and make great use of your own, reliable inner wisdom.

Equipped with this magical personal resource, you will be able to find answers to questions, solve problems and make decisions from the deeper, wiser part of yourself that knows best.

trust wisdom of soul

This easy, uplifting and powerful programme enables you to find, activate and consult with your own ever-ready, trustworthy inner wisdom.

Simply relax each day with a short guided meditation, video lesson and bonus resource to take you on your transformational journey (approx 30 minutes a day at your convenience).

Waking up your wisdom is a life changer!

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The benefits to you

The Wake Up Your Wisdom discovery programme equips you to:

                      – Easily connect with your own powerful source of inner wisdom

                      – Relax into a simple, fast and effective meditation practice

                       – Answer questions, solve problems and make wise decisions

                       – Develop intuition and discover when to trust your hunches

                       – Feel calm, clear, positive and confident in everyday life

Huge thanks to the amazing team at Source TV who have supported me to launch this exciting new programme.

Wake Up Your Wisdom – 5 Day Discovery Programme

For more details

and to download the programme

Click – Wake Up Your Wisdom


Wake Up Your Wisdom – in 5 Days!

5 Day Discovery Programme

I am delighted to announce the launch of my brand new home study programme to discover and make great use of your own, reliable inner wisdom.

Equipped with this magical personal resource, you will be able to find answers to questions, solve problems and make decisions from the deeper, wiser part of yourself that knows best.

trust wisdom of soul

This easy, uplifting and powerful programme enables you to find, activate and consult with your own ever-ready, trustworthy inner wisdom.

Simply relax each day with a short guided meditation, video lesson and bonus resource to take you on your transformational journey (approx 30 minutes a day at your convenience).

Waking up your wisdom is a life changer!

CDDiscFaceTemplate-cmyk

The benefits to you

The Wake Up Your Wisdom discovery programme equips you to:

                      – Easily connect with your own powerful source of inner wisdom

                      – Relax into a simple, fast and effective meditation practice

                       – Answer questions, solve problems and make wise decisions

                       – Develop intuition and discover when to trust your hunches

                       – Feel calm, clear, positive and confident in everyday life

Huge thanks to the amazing team at Source TV who have supported me to launch this exciting new programme.

Wake Up Your Wisdom – 5 Day Discovery Programme

For more details

and to download the programme

Click – Wake Up Your Wisdom