The tools that brought the most transformation in the years after my bereavement were grounded in my own innate CREATIVITY. Photography, journaling, blogging and meditation all worked together to open the door to who I really am. After decades of living life with my eyes shut, I was finally — joyfully, gratefully, humbly — awake. I bloomed.
Being creative brings us satisfaction in the moment, but it goes so much deeper than that. It gives us a voice to express ourselves in more meaningful ways. It shines the light on our truest selves, as we explore the layers of our lives and dreams. It helps us ask the right questions — and uncover the answers we hold within. It reconnects us to the source of all the wisdom we’ll ever need: our inner knowing.
One of my superpowers is bringing people together online.
All of my courses help you to dive deep into your inner world, reawakening your creativity and nurturing self-expression through journaling, meditation, oracle cards, photography and blogging. Plus alongside this delicious new connection to your creative self, you’ll also meet a group of like-minded souls from around the world — we learn best as we support each other and share our stories. Let’s do this!
The Sacred Alone
A 14 day journey home
The Sacred Alone is a gentle 14-day journey into the quiet knowing space in your heart that offers refuge, wisdom and calm. Each day you receive an email from me containing a short essay on the day’s theme, a downloadable MP3 audio (alternating meditations and visualisations) and a series of powerful journal prompts to work on. Every day builds on the last, so that by the end of our 14 days together you’ve created your own Sacred Alone practice you can build on going forward. This. Is. Magic.
"The Sacred Alone was one of the best things I've ever done for myself. I discovered that even though I have a gorgeous wife and 5 kids, lots of work and a busy home life, I can still find pockets of alone time and honour myself amongst my day. The meditations were very powerful and a great way to focus within. The journal exercises have rekindled my love for journaling my thoughts and emotions. Though most of all, this course enabled me to feel like I deserved and indeed was nourished by regular time being really 'alone' in a sacred way. Thank you Susannah - you're a marvel."Christos, The Sacred Alone
Blogging from the Heart
Your guide to creative personal blogging
Blogging from the Heart teaches you how to share your life online as a way to express yourself creatively, mine the riches in your daily life and meet like-minded friends along the way. This 6-week course includes in-depth lessons, writing prompts, videos from me, interviews and everything I know about crafting a blog that truly reflects who you are. This is a course for new and established per- sonal bloggers and also creative biz owners who want to develop a deeper more intimate connection to their customers.
"I can’t believe how the time flew by with this course. I enjoyed it so much. I found it was the perfect place for me to spread my blogging wings, ask questions, get advice, share ideas and test new waters as someone trying to really honor my desire to blog. It is such a desire, you know? I just love doing it. And having your feedback, the Facebook community and meeting other established bloggers helped me further define my unique desire and how to best share it with the world."Colleen, Blogging From The Heart
Journal Your Life
Writing your dreams into reality
In Journal Your Life I lead you through the creation of your own journaling practice. Each week we focus on a specific area of our lives, excavating our own personal wisdom, getting honest with ourselves on the page and breathing life into the dreams we hold in our hearts. There are as many ways to journal as there are people on the planet, so I share my own particular flavour, a mix of traditional pen-and-paper recording + dynamic visual mapping. It's powerful stuff!
“Probably the most important thing that happened for me in this course was that I started connecting with my inner self again, which is something I tend to lose track of in the middle of a busy semester. But your class kept me in touch with my inner desires & dreams. Also, the troubleshooting video you posted last week totally broke me open to the possibilities of what a journal could do for my work as a professor and novelist in progress. Reading/watching each blog post and video was like a tiny gift I gave to myself each day. Thank you!”Kim, Journal Your LIfe
USING THE CARDS AS CREATIVE TOOLS
I’ve been intuitively using oracle and tarot cards to enhance my creativity for over 20 years. Far from being woo woo, the cards are a dynamic tool that help you dig deeper into your own stories, examine your emotions and connect to your intuition. In this fun 3-week class I’ll teach you how to use your cards far beyond looking up the “meaning” in the guidebook. Once we’ve covered the basics we’ll explore our own personal interpretations, spreads and practices with lots of hands-on exercises and journaling ideas.
“Your guidance has opened a new world for me and I can't thank you enough. I'm still new on this journey, but you have shown me the paths... OMGoodness it's been fun! The class was a perfect pace for me, my house could use a good sweep but that's because I purchased so many new decks and just had to devote time to welcoming them all — ha! The Facebook group is a wonderful asset to accompany the class. Everyone is so supportive and I've learned a great deal from the sharing. Technology can be a wonderful thing allowing us to connect around the world. Without it I'd still be using my 15-year-old basic tarot deck once a week to ask: ”What will my life be like this week?" You are a blessing to my life, exactly what I needed and I thank you.”Valerie, Daily Guidance
Infusing Your Images With Soul
If you’ve ever wondered how to infuse more feeling into your photographs, the Photo Meditations self-study course is for you. Featuring in-depth lessons, assignments, narrated slideshows and interviews, I’ll teach you everything I know about composition, light, style, self-portraiture, story-telling and so much more. Each day you’ll be encouraged to truly open your eyes to the world around you and experience the joy of using photography as a creative form of self-expression. If you’re ready to go deeper with your photography, and develop your own unique way of seeing the world, this is a great place to start.
"Susannah, thank you so much for this course. I loved it! I have been taking my camera everywhere and I haven't done that in years. Would you believe that I was shooting outside during my prep periods at school. I was running out in the parking lot trying so hard to catch the morning light. Normally I am so busy inside the build- ing that I don't even see the morning light! This course has helped me to become more aware of life's little everyday moments and has given me the inspiration to cap- ture them in photos. The slideshows were amazing."ANGELA, PHOTO MEDITATIONS
Find Your Self in the Tarot
The tarot is a beautifully elegant tool full of symbols and arche- types that speak to our unconscious and help us open up to our intuition. In this in-depth six-week course we’ll explore the tarot system by number, suit and element, create our own “Little White Book” of meanings and associations and find our own stories within each card of the Major and Minor Arcana. By the end of this course you’ll feel confident reading for yourself and have a deeply support- ive ally on your side.
“This course has been INCREDIBLE! It has been worth every single penny as this vast new world has been opened up because of your guidance. Thank you for encouraging each of us to make our own LWB. It was such a fun project, especially the way you encouraged us to personalize it. Thank you for being so aware of those of us just beginning. It never seemed like you were 'dumbing' things down, but rather that you started us out at the beginning, simply, and then built concepts along the way. I think all levels must have been happy! Such a perfect first experience for this newbie. And special thanks for always reminding us to trust and look to our own intuition. I enjoyed every single moment and I am filled to overflowing with information, inspiration, and resources!”KRISTIN, 78 MIRRORS
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