A Voice of Initiation, Reconciliation, & Gender Intelligence

Read a Friend’s Heart #149

February 2nd, 2015
Dear Fellow Adventurers,

Your Freedom of the Impractical is here.


Do you feel a little weary from all the pitches to improve your spiritual, emotional and physical health that you receive every day? I do!

I know. I send them, too. All teachers and mentors reach out to you because they deeply desire to do good work, to be of assistance doing what they do best, and to make a living while doing so. These are all good intentions.

Sometimes, though, the pitches become weighty, producing that feeling we all get sometimes when we’ve had too much to eat or drink. Seemed like a good idea at the time, but wow! The next day!

This is why I’m offering something a little different. To honor Brigid, Mother Goddess of Ireland and Poetry, to honor this month of Imbolc and Valentine’s Day, I am offering a three-week on-line course, Your Freedom of the Impractical.

This is an opportunity to let your hair down, to give voice to your inner wild woman and wild man. For three weeks, every day, I will send you what the Irish call advices, daily suggestions created to inspire and give voice to the precious impractical inside just itching to get out.

In addition, I’ll send you an overview of impracticality, how its blessing balances an active and forward-leaning life—your very own. I’ll also engage with your journaling and responses to your practice of impracticality.

I’ve designed this course to be fun and affordable. To honor Brigid, Imbolc, and your innate capacity to find balance in your life by layering impracticality into it, I’m offering this three-week Happiness Ride for just $39.00, payable by check or via Paypal.

We begin in one week on February 9th, so don’t delay in signing up! Space is limited. Email me at rmcodwell@mind.net or at poetrymentor@mac.com to participate.

If this is not or you at the current time, you might consider my Core Stories Program (details below).

I look forward to engaging with you, to listening to and working with you!

With blessings always,




My Core Stories Program guides you through your ten essential core stories. You’ll unlock them, unblock them, engage them and learn to work with them in your daily life.

Join me! Tap into your core stories. Celebrate and explore what makes you unique. Come with me on a journey of narrative healing through meditation, journaling, poetry and lively one-on-one conversations.

This journey heals old wounds, clear obstacles that hold you back and usher you into your creative, unique power.

For ten weeks, I’ll work with you to open up the core stories of your life. Each segment will heal, empower and enrich you in your spiritual quest, your job performance and your relationships.

Would you like to come along on this journey? Then email me at rmcdowell@mind.net, or poetrymentor@mac.com to sign up. The one-time cost for this Core Stories Program is $297.00.

As a bonus, I’ll send each participant, each co-creator, a PDF of five Poetry Talks, personal essays on the wisdom of poems through the ages.



My fourth full-length collection of poetry, The World Next To This One, has been published by The Salmon Publishing Company in Ireland and is now available. http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=328&a=257 Order direct from Salmon Publishing, Orders over 20 Euro are shipped free worldwide! Please help us spread the word.

“Robert McDowell’s powerful narrative poems are among the best written over the last fifty years. His para-poems here extend the prose poem form with incisive, probing clarity and startling wit.”
–Ai, National Book Award, Poetry
Thank you again for your work, your interest and support.

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