Paradoxically, the key to staying in the moment is by making time to work through your past. When you make time to process the woulds of your past, you are more capable of staying in the moment of the present. This will help you in social gatherings, at work, and intimate situations.
The things that distract you, the things that creates anxiety are often the very things you will have to leave behind so that you can face the very thing you have been avoiding for so long. However, have no fear. There is an expressive writing community designed to help you process it in a creative, non-judgemental, and purpose-driven way. It will be up to you to make time to process the wounds of the past so you may be free of it in the present.
The Love Story provides the structure, sequence, and storytelling framework inside a community of Journal-Artists designed to hold space for you. Processing the painful memories is painful and necessary; However, that pain can be mitigated through creative expression.
Explore how our journaling program will help you process that pain inside the genre of “Journal-Artism,” a writing modality that fuses journaling and journalism with the personal journey.
Reveal, deal, feel, and heal.
Staying Focused starts with validating the ghosts that haunt you from your past. Activate your subconscious with over 750+ Journal Entries filtered by Shadow Keywords, designed for you to journal your past.
Learn how to appreciate and stay in the moment by hearing personal testimonials of over 100+ Artists who have harnessed the power of passion in the present moment to work through the haunts and taunts of their past..
Lead a purpose-driven life. Begin by journaling through your personal journey. All our journal entries shared are told in fiction, based on a true story. The Act One starter program includes a digital diary designed to illuminate the Helpless Shadow.
“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” — 1 Corinthians 13:12, KJV
Expressive Writing is one of the most effective ways of transforming trauma into creative drama, to safely deal with shadows in the containment of narrative storytelling when journaling our truth inside fiction, and to validate our experiences while validating other people’s experiences.
There are three parts to the Mirror Darkly:
Part I: “now I know in part”—Deep listening for kindred resonances to become activated in the subconscious
Part II: “but then shall I know”—Journal 15 minutes distraction free
Part III: “even as also I am known” — Share & Resonate-edit
Allow yourself to feel, allow yourself to hurt, allow yourself to weep, because it is part of being human. There is no shame in feeling not okay because feeling not okay is a reflection that things aren’t okay. If you are a compassionate person, then it is normal to feel the weight of the world’s suffering. It is normal to have empathy for another person’s pain and it is normal to feel and process your own pain. You don’t have to suffer in silence alone. Don’t let the unspoken words that you hold inside eat you alive. Don’t be ashamed to share your deepest and most personal thoughts. Don’t let suffering control your life. Start speaking up inside our community at thelovestory.org.
- Peer to peer
- Journaling in fiction
- Sharing trauma in fiction
- Judgement-free zone
- For us by us, community others working through trauma
Testimonials about Journaling in Act One
“You have the ability to just be like, ‘you know, this is my truth and if anybody doesn’t like it that’s fine because as far as they are concerned, everything that I’m saying is not real.’ It’s really helpful to know that people aren’t gonna to know what’s real, what’s not real, with what you write. You can release things and nobody will be the wiser about it.”
“I want to go back and explore. Why did it happen when it happened. …Women often suppress their emotions…we think, ‘if I just swallowed that back, it’ll go away,’ and it’s like ‘Nope! Still here.’ and so I think I’m starting to really figure, I can’t swallow that back. I need to let things out.”
“The point of journaling is to really just look inside and be like, ‘okay, what is this? Why am I feeling it? And what do I do with it?’ And that’s sort of what you have to ask yourself when you are journaling.”
Increase Emotional Intelligence: Becoming self-aware gives you the power to break toxic habits, make positive changes, and mature.
Gain self-respect: Self-respect is earned through watching yourself set healthy boundaries, knowing what you like and don’t like, becoming confident in who you are through self-acceptance.
Grow Self-Confidence: Owning your shadow and learning how to integrate it will effectively increase your self-confidence and boost self-esteem through knowing and accepting oneself.
May the book set you free.
Shadow work is best done in shadow land—in the realm of fiction.
Find your silver lining in the flow of journaling. Suppressed expression is depression: May the publishing process become your spiritual and emotional release.
In the flow of documenting your journey, you will discover your dual passions, pursuits, and purposes. In the self-awareness of your own duality, you will also become lucid in the power of choice.
Surround yourself with a community of supportive Journal-Artists who are also writing, one journal-entry at a time, artist-inspired.
In Honor of Eve's Fall
The Love Story is designed to help you transform pain into purpose through the power of expressive writing in a Journal-Artist community.
In the process of journaling, you will become self-aware of your dual passions, pursuits, and purposes in life. You will become disciplined, inspired, and encouraged to choose the path of your true passion, pursuit, and purpose in life by exercising your free will.
You will transform your Pain into a Three-Act Tragedy, told in Fiction, Based on a True Story. In the process of writing, you will experience the catharsis needed to move forward in life. You will stop living in the past and worrying about the future. Instead, you will begin living in the present and hoping for the future.
As a Journal-Artist, you will fuse the discipline of journaling with the craft of journalism to discover, experience, and inform your personal journey.
Meet The Journal-Artists
We explore truth in fiction, while illuminating our shadows.
We fortify our faith through the sword of the spirit in the written word.
We are the Journal-Artist Producers—sharply spoken and broken open.