CANCELLED DUE TO BROKEN WRIST – Flash & Magic in Mexico March 18 – 22, 2019

$375 for a week of inspiration and fun

You are invited to come for a creative adventure in vibrant Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico. Lonely Planet’s “prettiest town in the far south of Baja.” Known as an artist community with art galleries, charming restaurants, and exquisite stretches of beaches this Pueblo Magico seems the perfect place to hold Flash Writing and Collage Magic in Mexico. If you weren’t able to make the Todos Santos Writers Workshop and Art Festival in early February this mid-March workshop may be perfect for you.

From 750 word essays to six word stories Flash is an inspiring genre of literary expression. Using examples, prompts and dialogue we will explore this perfect medium for short pieces of memoir and quick flights of fancy. Welcoming all levels of experience this class focuses on the pleasure of writing and positive support in a non-judgemental, friendly atmosphere.

Every morning we will have a 3 hr. session to review published works then using prompts and timed writing explore the different tempos of flash. Afternoons are for adventures and siestas.

Magic comes early in our week when we intuitively collage a set of cards to use for divination and as writing prompts. Exploring our own personal mythic journey through the visual arts in a spontaneous, symbolic, sometimes humorous way offers us even more to write about.

Let’s have fun, write and enjoy the sights and sounds of Todos Santos. [Airfare, accommodations and gratuities are not included.]

 

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Instructor’s Bio: Lindy Flynn

I was eight when my first poem was published (local paper, Gahanna, Ohio). Poetry and morning pages sustained me through the years, along with workshops at Ghost Ranch, Poetic Medicine with John Fox in San Francisco, memoir at Oxygen Art. A couple of years ago I took a Flash writing class - ignited - fell in love with the form!

With an MA in Transformative Art from JFK University, Berkeley, CA, I’ve taught seniors to six year olds, and everything from high school art to elementary computer lab, writing Flash to making artists books, WordPress websites to SoulCollage®. Currently I am teaching an Intro. to Flash Writing for the Learning in Retirement Group at Selkirk College in Nelson, BC. I am excited to offer this as a workshop for you in Mexico.

To Register for Workshop:

Please contact Lindy at lindyflynn2020@gmail.com. We will have a registration form up shortly. Much love and excitement, L

Creating – Manifesting – Abundance

Okay, I admit the title of this is to hook you. You searched Google for Abundance, or maybe manifesting and ran across this post. And you want the steps, the HOW TOs to create the Life you want. You want to bring more money into your life! You want freedom and abundance and happiness. Love, appreciation, security, stress-free living.

I am here to tell you it can happen. Today – Honest! You Can Do IT! that’s the good news. The interesting and really useful bad news is – it isn’t what or how you think. Do you still think that stuff is going to make you happy?What i want

  • More Money
  • Great Relationships
  • Cool Stuff!! lots and lots of cool stuff!
  • Please click on the picture to the right for the key.

I’m going to simplify this lots. And I’m not saying this is really easy to do. But it gets easier. It isn’t the stuff that you likely think will make you feel: happy, successful, relaxed, safe, free, worthy, fulfilled, generous, open, respected, energetic, etc. Track it back – double dare you! If you write out all the things you want to manifest and then write out the whys. Distill it all down. I’m betting that what you will find is that the things you think you want Peace On Earth (safety), Clean Environment (security), Money (either of the other two or the ability to get more stuff – or maybe Fun). All of the things we want lead back to WAYS WE WANT TO FEEL. Loved – Loving.

You can Feel That Way Right Now! Really – give it a try. Come on – isn’t LIFE AN EXPERIMENT? (Yup!!!)

Start by writing down what you want – the stuff. Then write down how you think it will make you feel. This is where really paying attention to yourself is so useful. You have a Lot to tell yourself. Then start writing a Huge Big Gratitude list for all the things in your life right now that your are grateful for, that make your feel the way you want. Even if just a little. Imagine feeling enthusiasm, notice when you do. Imagine feeling joy, decide what feeling joy is for you (it has always been a bit tricky for me – enthusiasm I get – joy – it is quieter more subtle I have to pay attention more closely inside to catch it). And Love – have to admit – that is such a big overused word. Gosh we know we love, we know we’ve been loved but how do I feel it. Well I find that KINDNESS – I can feel kindness Much More Easily. Kindness for myself, kindness to others, kindness to critters, the planet, things. I love (smile) being kind to my car, Flow. It can just be patting the dash when I get in – but she knows that I appreciate what a great job she has done for over 200,000 miles and we don’t intend an end in sight!

As you write your gratitudes and feel appreciation for all the blessings that you have I know that you will start to feel the safety or enthusiasm or fun that were your bottom line goals for manifesting. Practice gratitude daily, practice noticing when you feel abundant, happy and free. Focus on noticing the feelings that are your true wealth and they will grow and your cup will run over.

Blessings and May You Thrive!

Resources:
Abraham a good review of emotions

Vision Board – For some Fun make a vision board and enjoy positive feeling about the stuff you want!

Make Miracles in Forty Days – by Melody Beattie