16-19 May 2014 – Warburton

Inspired words from Keith Simons

The Transforming Writer’s event/programme has birthed from my love for writing that facilitates shifts in consciousness and inspires. Following co-organising the fourth Warburton Harmony Festival 2012, a five day cultural, art and Interfaith celebration, I wanted to do something more focused on my personal love of transformative writing. This was a way to follow my passion. In recent years I have been powerfully inspired and mentored by a number of very special writers. This has helped to lead me to the idea of creating an ongoing series of events that will encourage local writers to offer workshops and/or talks revolving around keynote people of global significance. I wish to give thanks to Lewis Mehl-Madrona, Rocky Crocker, Dalai Lama, Andrew Harvey, Frederick Marx, Deepak Chopra, Marion Woodman, Stephen Buhner and Eckhart Tolle (to name a few) who have helped to clear a path for my own creativity. The Transforming Writers idea is a way to not only showcase people like Lewis and Andrew who have so much to share that the planet urgently needs now, but also to encourage others to discover that inner capacity that allows ensouling language to flow forth. My intention is to co-create a regular ‘charged’ environment where all can transform as a caring, co-operative community: where we all can be inspired or as Andrew Harvey’s latest book encourages, we can light the fires of ‘radical passion.’

I feel deeply that we need a new type of universal language: a language that transcends surface differences and speaks to the heart of all beings. Transforming writers are evolutional pioneers in the quest to experiment, share and inspire others to discover the real inner voice. We need to create a new, unique culture, a new paradigm, a new collective sanity, and the ‘word’ as ensouled language is a vital part of this inner revolution. To change our world we must change ourselves and how we think, speak and write reflects our collective transforming stories and journeys.

This ongoing series of events is in its early stages of organic growth. There is much important work to do to midwife it through, but the potential is exciting and inspiring. I propose ‘Friends of Transforming Writers’, those who are enthused by our vision and would like to help birth it. As a ‘not for profit’ group we cannot offer money but can offer free workshops. Naturally we would love locals to help create a Warburton that is perceived nationally and internationally as a Transformational event centre. Warburton is so ripe for this. Transforming Writers can be a major part of this. It would be great if someone could research and use Pozible as a way to raise funds. I want to acknowledge those locals who are interested or committed to offering workshops in our upcoming events, Maya Ward, Simon Oats, Murray Goodchild and my co-organisers Lindy Schneider and Leanne Simons.

Keith’s workshop Transformational Writing is on Sunday 10 March at 2pm.

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