Writing from the Deeper Self
Created by NAOMI ROSE
A unique, organic, healing approach to writing that lets you bring ALL of yourself to what you write.
Love your writing.
Trust the process.
Open doors into longed-for places.
Have a positive impact on your readers (and yourself).
It’s not how many pages you write. It’s how much of you goes onto the page.
NAOMI ROSE: ENCOURAGING YOUR FLOWERING
Guiding “budding” and experienced writers since 1987
"What Naomi does superbly is to evoke the creative and articulate in each person who works with her, to such a degree that each one is surprised at his/her own talent for expression." — Gay Luce, co-founder (with Jean Houston), Nine Gates Mystery School
Imagine that you could write in a way that actually nourishes and deepens you.
That instead of feeling like you’re working against yourself in attempting to write, you could:
💮 Find your natural creative ways,
💮 Say what’s in you to say, authentically,
💮 Come to love the process,
💮 Emerge with a written work that sings — and with more of yourself than you were aware of when you first began writing.
This is what’s possible with "Writing from the Deeper Self" — a kind of soul-medicine that works from the inside out.
GIVING YOUR HEART A CHANCE TO SPEAK ON THE PAGE
Writing from the heart doesn’t have to be sentimental, or even directly on the subject of love. You can write from the heart about anything you feel connected to. It’s the connection itself that opens up your inspiration, intuition, and trust.
The heart is the portal to the deeper Self, which lives — like a clear underground stream seeping up to nourish the land — underneath the identity we are conscious of. When you write from the deeper Self, you connect with the place within that’s available to give you the nourishment you long for. That this gets to be done through writing is especially beneficial, because:
You have a record of it (it doesn’t get lost or forgotten),
Writing it down as it unfolds makes room for still more to unfold, and
You can share the luminous result with others, which helps them connect with the deeper Self (what they long for, too).
In the process, you get to discover things you didn’t know before, or never got to say in that way before. You get to have the joy of articulating something that matches what is most deeply inside you, just waiting to be brought forth.
And this is a response to something profound that lives in all of us, in each of us — our own individual way of embracing the call that’s attributed to the Divine:
“I was a hidden treasure, and I longed to be known.”
WHAT IF, AFTER WRITING, ALL YOU WANT TO SAY IS “THANK YOU”?
Writing from the Deeper Self is a way of being with yourself, and calling forth what wants to be known. Then, you know yourself more deeply.
What you write about isn’t really an issue. It could be an article about caring for the environment. It could be an essay about raising a child on your own. It could be a reminiscence about a job you had, a home you lived in. It could be about your work, and why taking you up on it is so worthwhile. It could be a significant letter, even website text.
It could even be something that doesn’t come from your life directly, and never mentions “I” — yet brings in a presence that permeates not only the subject you have chosen but also, for those moments, the air you breathe.
When all of you is engaged in bringing forth the words that match your inner experience — an experience that comes to light in the very act of writing — something more than your usual consciousness is upon you. And all you can say, when you are done and your breathing is oxygenated by the inspiration you have opened to, is: “Thank you!”
“This whole experience of working with you, and rejuvenating creativity within myself, I feel has brought me back to life. When I’m writing, being in that flow and having the words come out of me is an experience like no other. Because you’re giving birth, and you don’t have to wait nine months, and it’s not painful. It’s a gratification.” — Catherine Greene
HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN?
Many people approach writing from the head down, analytically, as they were taught to in school. This inevitably leads to a stalemate, at some point. Because — as important as our left brain is (and it is) — analysis can’t reach the depths of our being. It can’t contact the place that longs to be known.
So there are other locations within us that must be approached. Some of these may be rusty or unused; some may be shy; some may be brilliant, yet fear that coming into the light of awareness will somehow disable our ease in functioning. Writing from the Deeper Self invites all of us to come and play: The part that knows, and the part that has no clue. The top of our mind, and the hidden crevices of our soul. The impatient cook with no time to simmer, and the dedicated artist with all the time in the world.
When you and I work together on a writing project of your choice, we listen to you together to find out what your heart is called to. We also listen for the particular ways in which your creativity exists naturally, and we follow that rather than superimposing somebody else’s idea of creativity.
As you feel yourself coming to life through what’s showing up on the page, your confidence deepens, and you sense a rightness in following what comes to you. I help; I guide you as needed, and share ways of writing that support your intention. But if I am successful, you will know that it all came from you.
Because it doesn’t so much depend on what you write as on where you are inside yourself when you write it.
And it's not about how many pages you write, but how much of you goes onto the page.
“Naomi is gifted with the ability to create time and space for us to feel our experiences welling up from our roots, their own unique tides coursing through our bodies, and to meld them with the words that name them.
“Together, we can swim in the language like fish, as naturally as we were always meant to. Naomi will cherish you and your work.”
— Carolyn Francis
When you work with me to write from the deeper Self, you:
💮 Learn to hear and trust what comes from within. You don’t have to lose your center trying to figure out what others want. What comes to you is plenty enough.
💮 Call forth in your readers the same frequency you experienced when you wrote. When you are attuned to the deeper Self, you transmit as well as communicate.
💮 Follow the aliveness as you write. Once you’re grounded in this living relationship, you can write what gives itself to you, and fill in the rest later on. (The final written work will read sequentially, but you don’t necessarily have to write it in a linear order.)
💮 Become more intimate with and confident in your own unique way of creating. Your way of creating is natural to you. Discovering its nature and working with it lets you enter the process joyfully.
💮 Feel at ease with not knowing everything about what and how you’ll write. This opens a door to surprise, amazement, and magnificence (as well as brief patches of confusion and discomfort).
💮 Invite the Hidden Treasure in you to find its unique expression. That’s what we really want, in our heart of hearts, after all.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO FIND OUT HOW EASILY YOU CAN WRITE FROM THE DEEPER SELF?
Let's explore what's bubbling inside you and see how I can support you to connect with your own creative pathways. Then, quite naturally, you can bring your writing forth in a way that serves you and heals the world.
Whether you have a specific project in mind or just want to explore what’s possible for you, I invite you to contact me for a free 1/2-hour exploratory session to explore what's knocking on the inside of your heart. Out of this will come a sense of clarity and the beginning of a direction.
I hold a certain number of spots open a month for this purpose. There is no obligation to go beyond this exploratory session – but if you wish to, we will find a package that fits your needs and budget.
Contact me to schedule your free session now.
Thinking you might want to work with me? Click here to find out about my packages and prices.
A good way to get started is to sign up for my mailing list. I’ll send you encouraging, helpful things — from inspirations to practical tips, and more. And as a special gift, you’ll receive a downloadable excerpt of my book, Starting Your Book.
“I felt that you were speaking from the heart in this book, seeking to be of service from the sincere desire to assist, not to indoctrinate or impress. And I felt that you and I were having a conversation.”—Sarah Beaber, writer; reader of Starting Your Book
How You Can Plug In
💮 We can work together one-on-one for any writing project that you are called to. It could be a book (if so, you’ll want to see the “Book Development” page on this site). It could also be an article – a story – a website – a blog – anything that you have an inner (as well as perhaps an outer) call to write, where you want to be truly present for the experience and bring forth the best of who you are.
A good way to start is to schedule a complimentary half-hour session to explore your project, needs, and ways. I reserve a limited number of spaces for these sessions, so contact me soon to reserve yours.
You can also:
💮 Get familiar with the pages on this website – so many ways to become nourished and informed!
💮 Sign up for my email list on the sign-up form (above) and receive an excerpt from my book, Starting Your Book.
💮 Read the full text of Starting Your Book to get a taste of my way of working, and the Writing from the Deeper Self approach.
🌸 Work with my book, 10 Essential Qualities That Help You Write a Book, to get a sense of what’s possible for you.
💮 Take the Flower Essence Remedies for Writers, created exclusively for Writing from the Deeper Self.
There are many ways to connect with your deeper Self through writing. Look through the treasures on this site and find the ones that call to you.
"Naomi encouraged me to do the joyful thing, instead of the things I think I should do. This was very affirming. And I felt heard, in a very strong initial way. It's different from trying to write on my own, because it feels like what I'm doing is being done in relationship." — Shirley R. McGinnis, author, Sometimes Love Is Enough
How It Works
💮 Intimacy with Yourself: The End of the Scary-Blank-Page Syndrome
In this holistic, whole-person approach to writing, you do “get the job done” — you write your book, story, article, website, or other form. You get it into the hands and minds of your readers. You help bring about the desired effect in your own life, your readers’ lives, and the world.
But not in a “get-it-done” way. Instead, in a more contemplative, self-exploring, inspired way.
Here, the process is not only as important as the product; the process is essential to the product.
Words may be your starting point. Or — a unique feature of this approach — you could see them as the outcome of a more nonverbal process. What might this mean?
First you touch into what feels true; then, the words come. Instead of always having to be the driving force, the words arise to match your internal inspirations, knowings, and dynamics; experiences that — in their direct state — have no words.
It’s in the act of giving words to these experiences that you experience your own depth. And when you do, you bring yourself home (even if you’re surprised by the route that takes you here).
Even your body can be a doorway to deeper, more subtle ways of feeling, realizing, and perceiving — ways that make you race for your pen or computer.
Diligence comes naturally, once you have received something that catches your deep interest, hooks you like a fish, showers you with unexpected inspiration just enough for you to reach for it — and in that reaching, opens up a deeper stratum of yourself.
💮 Imagine what it will feel like to want to race towards your writing, eager to let the fragrance of what is giving itself to you seep into the page.
Ways We Can Work Together
1. Who, Where, and How: I work with clients primarily one-on-one, We meet in person (if you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area), or by phone or Skype + email from anywhere in the world.
Our conversations nurture and guide your relationship to your writing, and reverberate when you are actually writing, between sessions.
In between sessions, you email me what you have written, and I give you feedback that can help you with your next round of writing. (The extent of the feedback depends on the package you choose. See below.)
2. Fees — I have a wide menu of packages to choose from.
3. Talking with me before making a commitment: I offer a complimentary 1/2-hour phone session for us to explore your project and our fit. From there, we’ll be able to tell if this is for you, and what configuration of time and money is most appropriate for you.
I welcome the opportunity to serve you in the ways that feel right to you.
“Sitting with you was like sitting with a seasoned spiritual director. Very present, very open to what I might say. Responding from the heart to my writings, which was very precious to me. For a person who is longing to be deeply heard, just sitting with you and seeing my spoken work impact you is a precious thing. You help me to see the transcendent aspect of my writing, so that it becomes an ‘of course’ to think of sharing it outside our meetings, perhaps to publish it.” — Roberta Gannon, MFT, Spiritual Director
💮 “I'm happy to acknowledge Naomi Rose's important influence on my writing life as I have others in the past: Julia Cameron, Natalie Goldberg, and Eric Maisel, to name a few. I've since come to regard (and treasure) her as a writing mentor.
“I immediately sensed the difference in her coaching style and was attracted to the expressive warmth and rich authenticity oozing from her work in what she calls "Writing from the Deeper Self."
“Naomi Rose's writings and personal coaching sessions have imbued me with so much that I'm grateful for, transforming and alchemizing things within that have manifested as deep writing.”
— Chris Dunmire, Creative Director & Publisher, Creativity Portal (included in “Writers Digest 101 best sites”)
💮 “I just wanted to thank you for your help in the early part of my book development. You really helped me to listen more deeply for my soul’s calling in what I was writing, to share more of my experiences and heart.
"I thought you would enjoy knowing that the book finally got birthed into the world. I am getting really, really good feedback on it so far. Thanks for your wonderful work with authors like me.”
— Deborah Welch, PhD. Author, Forgiveness at Work: Stories of the Power, Possibility, and Practice of Forgiveness in the Workplace
💮 “Naomi is an amazing writing coach. She started me on my path of writing from my depths ten years ago.
“I loved how she supported me to quickly claim my unique strengths as a writer. Naomi coached me through writing my very first e-course, ‘Collage for Self-Discovery,’ which is still alive and loved in the online market today.”
— Shelley Klammer, Shelley Klammer Counselling
💮 “You are indeed the creative midwife, Naomi, and you have a unique way of always inspiring those with whom you come into contact — every time!
“Writing is a lonely venture, with few mentors willing to urge you on. I am immensely grateful for the time that you've so generously gifted me with, and I'll cherish that forever."
— Olga Lopes, Writer
💮 “Working with Naomi was like having someone who is for you, who keeps seeing you and accepting you. She helped me find the true Story beneath the story I’d been telling myself.
"But first, I had to find my heart. Naomi’s role in this was divine. Her gift was to help me further wed my life to my art, and in the process, to heal both. This is what I mean when I say I couldn’t have written the book without Naomi. She is truly my fairy godmother of writing.”
— Katayoon Zandvakili, Author, My Beautiful Impostor
💮 “From the moment I read Naomi’s newsletter, I knew she would understand what I was feeling but couldn’t quite articulate — namely that my writing felt like it was coming too much from the ‘intellect’ and not enough from the deeper Self.
“Her description of the distilling process resonated with my feeling that a lot of the heavier head-stuff needed to fall to the bottom, so the words of the heart could rise to the top.
“Naomi provided me with a sense of being understood, helped me clarify what I wanted to convey, and organized the material so that it began to have more structural integrity. Her comments and suggestions reflected my intentions, and her questions inspired me to go deeper.
"She shared with me a feeling of deep appreciation of my work, both the content and those passages where her ‘breath was taken away.’ That some of my writing touched her so deeply gave me sense of confidence to trust my heart to speak its truth."
— Shelle Goldstein, LCSW, PA. Author, Blossoming Beyond the Desert
💮 “Naomi is gifted with the ability to create time and space for her writing students to feel our experiences welling up from our roots,
their own unique tides coursing through our bodies, and to meld them with the words that name them. Together, we can swim in the language like fish, as naturally as we were always meant to.
“She is also a startlingly gifted writer, whose inspired and deeply satisfying writing provides sustenance to the soul. They are the fire, air, and water of communication.
“Naomi will cherish you, and your work, as you begin to recognize the beauty and poignancy of your own stories.”
— Carolyn Francis, Writing from the Deeper Self workshop participant
💮 “You add a tremendous amount of value. There’s no way I could do this on my own.
"I am so impressed by how much you can write, it humbles me. Writing with your guidance is like working out: if you keep doing it, it gets easier.”
— George Troy, Author, The Five Laws of Retail