Join noted author and spiritual coach Weam Namou for a three-part series on how writing can help you explore your life story and create a new one.
“Writing is transformative because it allows you to delve into your story with a sense of freedom, detachment and nonjudgment,” Namou writes. “Once you express, absorb, interpret and act on the stories that block you from moving forward, you can write a new story for yourself.” Namou, author of 12 books and vice president of Detroit Working Writers, will present the following sessions on select Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the library’s Youth Activity Room:
March 14: Identify The Story That’s Leading Your Life
People tend to tell themselves the same story over and over again. When you express your feelings and thoughts on paper, you notice certain story patterns that have been in your life for decades. Perhaps they even started before you were born and were passed on from generation to generation.
March 21: Release That Story
Once you identify the story that has been leading your life, you go even deeper. You ask yourself challenging questions until you unveil the falsehoods and negativities in that story that have kept your genius hidden. In this way, fears and attachments begin to dissolve, making room for you to shine.
March 28: Write A New Story for Yourself
Revisit what you wrote and then imagine a new story you want for yourself. When we admit something then we have to start doing things differently. We can then ask ourselves, “How do I create powerful stories for myself, one that pulls me into my vision?”
Namou comes from an ancient Babylonian heritage, some of who were known as healers. She is a certified Reiki Master, Health Facilitator, a Sikkim Guardian, and graduate of best-selling author Lynn Andrews’ four-year course and training in the sacred healing arts. The first volume of Namou’s four-part memoir is Healing Wisdom for a Wounded World: My Life-Changing Journey Through a Shamanic School.
Program registration is requested. Visit ropl.org or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727 to sign up for this free program.