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Our Soul Coaching journey is now complete. If you're travelling through the book on your own, please feel free to visit the posts below for inspiration and encouragement

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Preparations

We're almost there! In less than 2 weeks we'll start blogging our way through Soul Coaching by Denise Linn.

Participating

If you've arrived here for the first time or have been lurking and wondering whether to participate, there's still time to join in. Just leave a comment here with your name and a link to your blog and I will add you to the list of participants.

Blogging the Experience

Each day I will post here about the day's focus. On that post, you will be able to share a direct link to your post on that topic. That way it should be easy for all of us to come explore each other's thoughts and reactions to a particular day's task. You can share as much or as little as you like of your experience on your blog.

Soul Coaching is a 28-day process but we will be using each of the 30 days in November to write about it.
  • November 1: Post your response to the introduction or to any of the preparations you decided to do (see below) or what you hope to get out of the experience, whatever you need to start you off.
  • November 2: Day 1 of Soul Coaching
  • November 3: Day 2 of Soul Coaching...
  • November 30: Wrap up.
NaBloPoMo: For anyone who wants to participate in National Blog Posting Month, this should give you a great structure to have something to post every day! To sign up for NaBloPoMo, click here, click on Blogrolls, click on November, and follow the instructions. There are prizes to be won over there if you truly do participate every day. I've also set up a Soul Coaching group over there.

Possible Preparations before November 1

I know many of you are raring to go and if you look at the intro, there are a few things you can do before November 1.

1. Get a journal (page 14, Denise actually recommends you use 2)

  • You can finally use that pretty journal that's been waiting on your shelf
  • You can pick up something inexpensive at the dollar store and find a creative way to make it your own
  • You can simply use your blog as your journal as you share the journey with each of us.
  • It's up to you

2. Make a sacred contract (page 16)

  • Denise suggests we make a contract with ourselves affirming our intention for the 28 days of the program. Maybe this will be something you'll want to share on November 1.

3. Create an altar (page 17)

  • Denise also recommends that you create a sacred space in your home prior to the beginning of the program. It does not have to be religious in nature. "It can be a highly personal representation of what is most important to you - your hopes and dreams and what you hold sacred." A photo of your altar would be an awesome thing to share on November 1!

Air Photos

The first week of Soul Coaching is Air Week - Clearing Your Mental Self. For each of the 7 air posts that will appear on this blog, I would love to share a participant's picture. If you would like to share a photo, please send it to me at starshyne(at)openthedoor(dot)ca. I will have room to share 7.

Questions

Please post any questions you may have in the comment section and I will respond to them as best I can.

And in the meantime...

If you're aching for more, you can listen to Denise's most recent radio program at Hay House radio here.

Enjoy!

6 comments:

Pink Heels said...

My official copy of the book arrived last week. I glanced at it quickly in between my crazy schedule and you were right! It is an easy read!

Romana Mirza said...

Hi Jamie

Thanks for this preparations list, my constructive side is eating this up! I won't get the book until the first week, I hope I'll be able to catch up!

Kriebels en Krabbels said...

@ romana:

You can listen to the podcasts Soul Coaching on:

http://www.deniselinn.com/FR-28dSCp.htm

So you won't have to miss anything!

Romana Mirza said...

Thanks for the podcast link, it wasn't working for me so I emailed them and they confirmed it's not available online right now - but not to worry, I got my book today!!!

Bohemian Single Mom said...

woo-hoo!
Setting up my altar in my new apartment today!

Nydia said...

Hi, Jamie! I'll do my best t keep everything updated on my side, but with Lucas's chicken pox, I may be late sometimes, is it ok?

I do have a beautiful, simple e-ring journal that's perfect for this. I can't wait to use it. I think I'll open a new blog only for this, with a link on my regular one.

Thanks for helping us during this process, this is going to be wonderful!

Kisses from Nydia.