An online writing experience for fierce + feminine fire-starters who:
1. want to write on, + through, the fire.
2. want to provoke + evoke their readers to FEEL.
3. Are willing to let the writing process be a SHE-led quest of self-discovery.
Women have always told stories, it’s how we roll.
In fact, it’s our way of saying who we are, where we’ve come from, what we know and where we’re heading, so why, when you KNOW you have a story to tell, do you find ALL the reasons NOT to write?
"I've not got enough time…"
"I can't spell…"
"I'm not a good enough writer…"
" What if no one wants to read it?”
I hear you.
I used to ache for my voice to be heard. I wanted to be a published author. But mostly, I wanted more than anything, to be able to fully express myself – the glory, the pain + the exquisite in-between space – through the written word.
But for so long I got the fear.
Big crazy fear.
Fear of being seen, fear of not being good enough, fear of persecution. (I’m a woman, I’m a gypsy, I’m a witch, THAT wound is cell deep.) Fear so paralysing, I became a writer-for-hire who 'ghost’ wrote reality TV biographies and Justin Bieber annuals. True Fact.
On paper, (and in my every day life) I self-edited + censored my vulnerability, my rawness, my SHE-powered voice so that I was likeable, loveable, acceptable. Yet, what I know now, that I didn’t know then, is that if you DON’T share your story + your truth – no matter how messy, imperfect + not-likeable it might appear - you stay in fear.
You perpetuate the myth that your voice, your story, your words are not important.
I've been in the publishing industry now for over two decades, written best-selling books + yet I've been told on more than one occasion, 'there's too much of your personal story in this’ and 'there's too much ‘I’ in this story', and 'don't tell them a story, especially not your own story, tell them what to do and how you can fix them.'
I call BS.
I want, more than anything, to support women to write books that share their story AND their medicine.
I want the women reading them to recognise themselves in the words + emotions that are shared, and most importantly, realise that they can use the writing process to make their own freakin' medicine to purify, heal + thrive.
We don't need telling 'what' to do by a book.
We don't need yet another 'self-help' book designed to keep us broken.
What we DO want is heart + womb deep truths, experiences shared, we want lessons that have been learned + we want the medicine. The bitter/sweet/messy/scary medicine.
Which is why I’m inviting you to join me on the new moon in Libra for SHE IS LIT :: DEDICATION + DEVOTION :: a 28 day online, SHE-led writing experience.
WHAT IS IT?
Think The Artist's Way, if is was created specifically for women, with spiritual home-girls Mary Magdalene, Medusa, Kali Ma, Lilith, Joan o' Arc, actually, ALL the women throughout time whose stories have been censored + edited throughout history, as your way-showers.
Add a HUGE helping of ancient feminine wisdom - cyclic intelligence + lunar lore - made totally relevant for modern women like me and you who juggle mummhood, careers, relationships and well...life, mix well with exercises, tools, rituals and practices that will offer juicy + pleasurable pathways into the creative process and that, ladylove, is SHE IS LIT : Dedication + Devotion.
I won’t tell you HOW to write. There are hundreds of books + courses that will teach you THAT. I’m going to share a 28 day, SHE-led writing practice that will become an act of dedication + devotion to yourself. A process that will make medicine, that will heal, source + support + that will becomes a journey of self-discovery.
FYI: An actual book to heal, source + support the collective will be a delicious bi-product. I promise.
So much of the feminine medicine is made in the creative process. (and it IS a process.)
It’s a process that WILL bring up' stuff.’ That’s the idea.
It’s a process that WILL highlight the fears, the blocks, the shadows. The concerns about being seen, the worries about being raw and vulnerable, and for those of us who have been burned, silenced + persecuted for telling our truth in past lives, it will bring up the question, why would I bloody do THAT again??!!
It’s a process of dedication and devotion that will ask you to show up for yourself. For your creative power. For your magic. It’s a process that will invite alchemy in your body through the written word to make medicine.
WHAT’S ALL THIS ABOUT THE VENUS CODES?
This 28 day SHE IS LIT immersion will will fall smack dab in the centre of a 40 day Venus retrograde.
I’ve been having a love affair with Venus from the day I arrived on this planet. She was retro in Scorpz then, and as she moves retro into Scorpz again this October 6th, (although I imagine you’ve been feeling her playing out in ALL the ways since back in Sept 3rd) there feels like no better time to dive deep into her codes as we create and weave and write and share together.
Now, if you’ve read Witch, the archetypes that I share - Force of Nature, Creatrix, Healer, Oracle, Sorceress - are all Venusian in their qualities, and so much of our work as women this lifetime is to re-vision + re-tell her story through OUR bodies + OUR experiences. Yes, you may know Venus as the goddess of beauty + love in both Greek + Roman mythology, you may know her as a planet in the night sky, you may know her an ancient statue of feminine form, like the Venus of Willendorf or the Venus of Laussel, but there is SO much more to her than that.
SO. MUCH. MORE.
You only need to look at the dance that she + the earth + sun participate in to create the sacred geometry of both a five pointed pentagram + wild rose to know that she holds some powerful + potent divine feminine wisdom, her symbol, often called a ‘mirror’ is a key to unlocking her whispers + mysteries within you. Some of my most favourite women throughout time from Mary Magdalene to Eleanor of Aquitaine, from Isis to Sophia, from Atlantean Queen, Ash-ta-tara to current Queen, Beyonce - ALL knew/know the power that is held in the Venus Codes.
Retrogrades get a bad rap, but if you know anything about astrology, you’ll know that anytime a planet is retro you’re getting a HUGE gift. An opportunity to re-visit, re-align + re-assess.
And a retrograde in Venus?
It's the amplification of your creativity, your truth, it’s time to get clear on what it is (and who) you truly value + to witness all the places that power play is at work in both the self + your relationships with others. It’s potent.
We will use this Venus retrograde in Scorpz (and Libra) to shine her light (she’s often referred to as the light bringer - we’ll talk about THAT too) on how to make our creativity + truth a priority + I will share rituals + ceremony to support your Venus-led writing practice.
VENUS CODES WORKSHOP
I’m also excited to invite one of my most favourite humans (my brother-from-another-mother) Remington Donovan to be in conversation with me + to share his astrological and mystery school teachings about Venus in an hour long workshop/Q+A (he knows ALL the good stuff + I’ll make sure he shares it with us. I'm good like that.)
THIS IS FOR WOMEN WHO:
Want to write
Have self-censored their voice whether on paper, or in life, because she’s been told she’s too loud or too much.
Want to trust themselves + want to trust that what they say matters.
Wants to understand how to create + work with the ebb + flow of her rhythmic intelligence.
Want, and more importantly, NEED to share their story - have a desire to activate their fierce. feminine. deeply devotional SHE voice.
HOW IT WILL WORK:
We will work with the energy of SHE, in real-time, to access specific-to-you creative pathways that are in astro alignment + in tune with the moon and her cyclic nature during the 28 days. As we move into each of the 8 moon phases, I’ll send you a love letter with a transmission (either as a video, audio or a written love letter - sometimes all three) from my heart to you to help you explore, connect + align with the rhythmic, astrological + cyclic intelligence of SHE, la luna, your body + the cosmos.
This intel will create a cyclic consistency. A SHE-led structure that instead of feeling rigid and restrictive will feel supportive, nurturing + will create a sense of safety. For so long, lifetimes in fact, its not felt safe to be a woman with a voice and an opinion, so in order to create + share from a real + true place, you need to feel safe.
Because it’s only when you feel safe that you’re willing to recognise that your ‘blocks’ - I don’t have time, I’m not good enough, dedicating time to my writing practice is selfish + indulgent - for what they really are, patriarchal power tricks to stop you sharing your story + shining your bloody light.
It’s only when you feel safe that you dare to admit that a daily devotional practice is a radical act of self-love. And that you deserve it, and far from being an indulgence, is an actual necessity to your wellbeing.
It’s only when you feel safe that you remember your power lies in nourishing + tending to yourself + that a daily dedicated + devotional writing practice is a radical and defiant act of self-love. It’s where you’re able to trust in the ‘process’ as a place of alchemy + medicine making + recognise that the ‘process’ is as important, if not more important than the end result. (Even if that end-result is a book contract + thousands of book sales.)
I’ll share my own practices, I’ll share ritual and ceremonies, I'll share my own experiences of remembering my SHE voice to write bestselling books: Code Red, Love Your Lady Landscape + Witch + how very different it is from being a writer for hire. (Although I WILL share the top things I learnt as a writer-for-hire that now mean I can create without fear.)
Most importantly, we'll explore the act of writing as a spiritual practice of dedication + devotion to YOU.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE:
SHE IS LIT : DEDICATION + DEVOTION : THE VENUS CODES LIVE WORKSHOP (recorded + downloadable) a conversation with myself + Remington Donovan as I ask him ALLLLL the questions + get him to divulge EVERYTHING he knows about Venus astrologically, magically + spiritually. Remington holds many secret mystery school teachings, so let what he shares evoke a remembrance in your body of what you know to be true. So much of what Venus teaches us is how to remember what we know to be true at a cellular level.
SHE IS LIT : DEDICATION + DEVOTION : THE VENUS CODES WORKSHOP + Q+A (recorded + downloadable) - a chance to ask any questions that come up during our time together as I share my insight on getting started, resistance and procrastination, how to describe the indescribable, telling our truth, discovering our SHE voice, how to deal with criticism and EVERYTHING in between.
SHE IS LIT : DEDICATION + DEVOTION : THE VENUS CODES : DAILY SHE MAIL - we start our work together on the new moon in Libra and you'll receive love notes daily, direct to your inbox about how to use that specific moon phase, cosmic intel, writing prompts along with advice and insight from some of my most favourite friends in the writing/creative/publishing industries, to create a dedicated + devotional writing practice that makes you feel safe + that you love.
SHE IS LIT : DEDICATION + DEVOTION MEDICINE : THE VENUS CODES BUNDLE - meditation, movement, rituals + ceremony created + curated specifically to support the writing needs of the women in circle.
SHE IS LIT : DEDICATION + DEVOTION : THE VENUS CODES CIRCLE – a Facebook group (I’m trying to find an alternative way to gather in community + share online, but until I do, FB is it.) for us all to gather as women and share our insights + discoveries throughout our 28 days together. Don’t worry, this isn’t a circle where you have to share or read your writing out loud (although you can if you want + it will be totally celebrated) it’s not a place to receive critique or where you’ll be told HOW to publish a book, either, although you can totally ask questions + I’ll share my experiences + insight with you.) It's a space to share the experience, ask questions + unpack any 'stuff' that unfolds for you in the process.
I'm an author (I've written 30+ books + yes, one of those was a Justin Bieber annual. G-friend had bills to pay, 'k?)
I'm an editor. (I've worked for HarperCollins, Penguin, O Books + Parragon)
I successfully self-publish. (I've sold over 10,000 copies of Code Red + over 5,000+ sets of the SASSY SHE Oracle)
I successfully publish with traditional publishers HarperCollins, Penguin + Hay House.
I'm also a SHE-led channel, guide + way-shower who's obsessed with making sure more women's voices + stories are supported as they starting fires + create revelations + revolutions in the publishing industry (and in the world.)
Q + A
Is this the same course you ran in April?
I don’t really run courses, SHE IS LIT are real-time writing + creative immersions, so each one will ALWAYS be a different experience, and while the daily emails will contain the same information in reference to the Dedication + Devotion practice, they will include NEW cyclic, lunar + Venusian insight that’s relevant to the daily SHE ‘scape + as always the workshop + Q+A will be created in real-time with the women that gather.
Is this the same as SHE IS LIT summer school?
Nope, this is totally different. This is very much a daily devotional to yourself, to your writing practice + to deepening your relationship with your cyclic + rhythmic intelligence.
SHE IS LIT : DEDICATION + DEVOTION : THE VENUS CODES
Registration will close at 4pm BST on Monday 8th October. When you register, know that I'm sending you a virtual high five + that I'll be dancing like that lady in the red dress emoji in anticipation of you joining me for 28 days of Dedication + Devotion. Three days before the new moon, I'll send you an email of love, preparation and ceremony ready for our SHE IS LIT : Dedication + Devotion : The Venus Codes experience to begin on the 9th October. Hurrah.
As always, with all my 28 day circles, I make nine 1-to-1 sessions with me available at a heavily discounted price of £111. If you choose to book this option, know that you will be sent a link to my diary on Monday 8th October via email and will have 3 months in which to take your session.
SHE IS LIT : DEDICATION + DEVOTION : THE VENUS CODES WITH A 1-to-1 SESSION
Cart closes at 4pm on Monday 8th October.
If you have any questions about SHE IS LIT :: DEDICATION + DEVOTION :: THE VENUS CODES the online writing experience, email me at: Lisa@thesassyshe.com