Free yourself from the stories that bind you.
Try this creative writing method to illuminate your Story of I.
Merry Song presents four 90-minute recorded sessions that demonstrate a powerful writing tool in action.
View the two-minute trailer.
Merry Song challenges us to try creative writing to help illuminate the imaginary nature of who we think we are. This four-part video series allows you to experience the Go As Nothing Writing Workshop at your own pace. You can experiment along with eight participants through writing prompts that unfold throughout the series. Please join us free of charge.
What people are saying about the workshop
Joel Morwood, the Spiritual Director at the Center for Sacred Sciences, says:
“There is something magical about hearing all participants read their pieces one after another—like watching a single river which keeps bending in different and surprising directions! Some of the readings brought tears to my eyes, others were hilarious, all were intense. It’s amazing what comes out of people when they have the courage to be spontaneous. This is a profound yet fun way to find out how your mind concocts the stories that it does.”
Jude Kieda says:
“I have attended several of Merry Song’s writing workshops and each of them opened up my spiritual practices in unforeseen ways. Her writing exercises tap into our inner world and often bring out aspects of which we were not even aware. She has a way of framing spiritual themes into the writing practices in creative ways that are spiritually challenging, delightfully amusing, and ever new.”
Sheila Craven says, after viewing the entire series:
“The wonderful varieties of writings by each of the participants were so imaginative. I got a lot out of the teachings and vowed to continue to practice going as nothing, especially when feeling stressed for any reason.”
Read an interview with Merry Song about the background and evolution of these workshops here: Robin Retherford's interview with Merry Song
Examples of participants' responses to a writing prompt are here: Call 911! My Stories are on Fire!