Don’t Call an Exorcist

For the writer, my suggestion is to never call an exorcist if you feel that you have lost control of your story and someone else, who came uninvited, is writing your story for you. Don’t call Father Damien to make a late night house call. Just get a cup of tea or a scotch and sit down and take a deep breath. Then from somewhere inside, you might hear a voice that says, “Fear not, I am your muse”. Then... read more

Poetry Not for Wimps

She said in no uncertain terms, “I hate poetry, it simply bores me and is for wimps”. Then she wrote a poem since she had an ocean of words to tell her story, and it felt overwhelming, so she thought to try her hand at telling the truth, stripped down and naked through a poem. She wrote another poem and sent it for me to read. She published that poem. Then she wrote a third poem and read it out... read more

A Cosmic Grid

  I am here in Costa Rica holding The Writer’s Experience, which is for the rejuvenation of writer’s so they can express their highest inspiration. We are only on day three and what is happening here has cosmic implications. What does that mean? It means that as we are all congregated in a space, littered across wooden tables, kittens on our laps, dogs at our feet, peering out at the rising tide, headphones in with fingers furiously pouring inspiration onto... read more

Stories are Alive

“Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.” ― Madeleine L’Engle  Stories carry energy. Even songs you hear over and over are stories, especially country western sagas of lost love, lost dogs and no truck. Ballads stick with us because they are stories we see in the musical composition. And stories used to be passed down as powerful sources of information and truth from one tribe to another. But things have changed drastically in the age of... read more

The Silent Killer

I know.  You are thinking that I am about to say a few more words on writing true crime but no.  This time I am addressing the one thing we as writers feel compelled to do but this impulse can kill the creativity of a book in a heartbeat.  The silent killer?  Over editing. There is so much said about wanting to edit your work as you go and I for one want to say:  The kiss of death lies... read more

Hearing Voices?

 The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.  Pablo Picasso Ok, now that I have your attention I am going to launch out into the world of channeling. Maybe I will simply, first, debunk what is now such a common term that it is entirely misunderstood.  And before you say to yourself, “this is not... read more

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Maya Bio Photo Maya Christobel is an author, writer, coach, psychotherapist and channel. She has been working with groups all over the globe as a workshop facilitator for over 35 years. Learn More About Maya