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Janet Conner

 
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You could pray, or meditate, dream, maybe even visit a shaman, or minister, Some even visit a hypnotherapist. With so many routes into inner consciousness, why write? Of all the ways to get in touch with God, as you understand God... to hear the small, still voice pointing you in the right direction... why take the time to write? Well here is a reason: it works. Not only does it work but it works amazingly well. If you want to engage in a vibrant conversation with the wisdom that dwells just a hair below your conscious awareness, write. Write every day, at approximately the same time, with passion, honesty, and the intention of speaking with and listening to the voice within. Our guest today is author, spiritual writer and speaker Janet Conner. She is here today to talk about her book “WRITING DOWN YOUR SOUL : HOW TO ACTIVATE AND LISTEN TO THE EXTRAORDINARY  VOICE WITHIN” which explores some of this research and instructs readers how to access the power and beauty of a person’s deepest selves.

Janet Conner did not set out to be a spiritual writer or teacher. She earned a BS from Marquette University in Speech Pathology and an MA in Education of the Deaf from Northwestern University. Her first career was in special education. In 1982, she created the first videojournalist recruitment program at CNN. After she and her husband moved to Florida, she ran a division of an international search firm.

But then, everything changed
In 1997, in the midst of a lucrative consulting career, her marriage imploded and her life disintegrated overnight into wearing a police call necklace, keeping 911 predialed on her cell phone, and occasionally taking her young son into hiding. Out of sheer desperation, Janet poured her soul onto her journal every morning, describing what was happening in ghastly detail and demanding--
demanding!--help.

Here's the important part of the story: Help came
. Every day. Sometimes in the form of direction, but often in the guise of questions she hadn't been willing to ask. Janet discovered that when she asked hard questions, the voice responded with rich, profound guidance. 

Like Hansel in the fairytale, Janet faithfully followed those bits of wisdom until, three years later, she and her son were safe, her business was restored to six figures, and she was able to purchase a new townhome. Those were the changes the world could see, but Janet knew the really big changes were inside.

The gifts that came through deep soul writing
Through her daily soul writing, she discovered
Spiritual Geography, the seven country spiritual-healing process that heals the broken heart. One Sunday in March, 2001, she had a deep conversation with the voice. "I am ready to forgive," she wrote, "show me how." That afternoon she wrote, "Finally Forgive," a prayer of complete and total forgiveness. When her ex-husband died three years later, she discovered that when she forgave him, he reinstated his lapsed life insurance, increased it, and named her beneficiary! When she held that check, Janet knew she was holding tangible proof of the power of writing down your soul to change your heart, your mind, and your entire life.

Janet realized that her deep soul writing practice was something more than journaling. Lots of people journal, but not a lot of people experience the clear guidance and profound miracles she experienced on the page. So Janet set out to investigate why. She wanted to know what happens in your body, mind, and spirit when you engage in deep soul writing.
The result is 
Writing Down Your Soul: How to Activate and Listen to the Extraordinary Voice Within, coming this December from Conari Press.

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