December 30, 2015
It's the time of year man of us choose our goals for the coming year. What I've done in recent years is choose one word to give me focus and direction, and which sums up all my goals - and it's had a massively positive impact. So today I share about the #OneWord365 project, how it's impacted my life & how it can benefit you too.
I also discuss how whilst plans and goals are good, that often, life is what happens when we're busy making other plans. We must always be open to unexpected circumstances - and often, they can be the real life changing ones.
Finally, I talk about some exciting projects coming this year including future podcasts, upcoming books, synCREATE and more. You can get my two free e-books I discuss at the beginning in the following places:
Dance Of The Writer - http://www.jamesprescott.co.uk
Unlocking Creativity - https://www.facebook.com/groups/JamesPrescottWriter/
Have a great new year & join me next week for another interview! :-)
December 21, 2015
From Dec 21st there will be a little more sunlight coming into the world. Christmas is a story of new hope. It's a symbol of new light coming into a world of darkness. And that metaphor is demonstrated in God's creation.
Today on the podcast I reflect on the metaphor of darkness and light, and how this symbol of light in darkness in creation had a life-changing impact on me. And I explore what this metaphor means for you & I, both this Christmas, and beyond.
December 15, 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens this week. And today is the beginning of an occasional series called 'Geek Spirituality - where I & others explore the connections between spirituality & the stories told comic book movies, sci-fi classics like Star Wars & Doctor Who & others. Today I begin with the world of Star Wars.
Firstly, I talk the spiritual awakening our culture is looking for & why this will help make the movie a success.
Second, I explore the deceit and power of fear - a powerful motif in the Star Wars universe - and the path it can lead down. This leads me to share how, as in Star Wars, love and hope always triumphs - and how this applies in a world where fear is causing violence, war and exclusion of refugees, and potentially some religious groups.
December 8, 2015
Lisa Delay of the Spark My Muse podcast is my guest today. Lisa is an author, podcaster & communicator, and the co-founder, with myself, of #synCREATE, a collaborative creative community, as well as a friend. She's passionate about inspiring people to discover their creative gifts and discover more of the divine in everyday life.
Today she shares her story, talks about creativity, her creative process, spirituality and living out spiritual disciplines. Lisa has a lot of wisdom to share on all these subjects, so it's definitely worth a listen!
You can find Lisa's work at sparkmymuse.com & she is on Twitter at @LisaDelay - I was a guest on her podcast a few weeks back, so be sure to check it out!
December 1, 2015
Today I introduce synCreate - a new creative community, where every single person is invited to create art of any kind you like - words, music, painting, drawing, photos, videos, podcasts, blog posts, animation, films - anything - on monthly themes, sharing them in community & with the hashtag #syncreate.
It's a space with freedom to create, a space to have community, a space which invites collaboration between people from different parts of the world, and where we can have fun.
Info referenced in episode:
Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/syncreate
Join us for the first community call/conversation/launch party with cheesy Christmas jumpers on Dec 19th, on blab - go to this link & subscribe to the call:
This months theme is advent, waiting & longing. Don't just sycroblog - syncreate