Odysseys with Wholeness

Nicola Mary Christensen-Johnson

Light & Hiding

The Art of Voicing from the Heart

An Online Workshop

Saturday 16 December 2023


Hiding is the radical independence necessary for our emergence into the light of a proper human future.

David Whyte (2019). Consolations. Edinburgh: Canongate, p. 88.

In December we come to the end of our pilgrimage of identity and purpose uncovering the art of voicing from the heart. Over the past months we have become dazzling artists painting, singing and writing of the splendours of life and our miraculous presence in this world both broken and whole, fragmented and unified. We have acknowledged our wholehearted participation in odysseys with wholeness which hurl us over numerous thresholds so that we become fully human, beacons of love radiating in a grief-stricken landscape, forever aligned with the rhythm of the eternal breath.

Together we have walked on the pastures of wonder imbued with the finest qualities of hope and mercy. There and yonder, we have learnt to bring together our loving presence and our escapades into dissociation; to balance our moments of helplessness with our blasts of resourcefulness; to walk in peace and, paradoxically, in partnership with fear, our faithful companion; to be uplifted by joy and consoled by melancholy; to contend with our merciful anger and our unconditional availability for the transformative journey threaded in our life-trajectory.

To celebrate this amazing journey, let’s gather one more time to undertake a vision quest where we let go of what is still unforgiven and unlived in us, or drenched in fear, so that we may flourish in a future graced with love and hope. The approaching winter solstice is an auspicious time for putting down our pilgrim’s staff, taking off our walking shoes and finding our place in the sacred circle to undertake a shamanic journey moving through, and with, the elemental powers of Earth, Water, Air and Fire.  The alchemy of this specific inner journey opens us up to receive the bespoke guidance as to the one path to wholeness we are meant to walk, who we are meant to be in the wholeness of our selfhood, and what is the unique gift we are here to bring into world and bestow on humanity. As we graciously receive the love of the world, we prepare ourselves “for our emergence into the light of a proper human future” where we are fully ready to speak the good matter which dwells in our inditing heart.

After signing up, you will receive more information regarding the shamanic journey and how to prepare for a powerful vision quest.

Practical Information

The Online Workshop takes place on Saturday 16 December 2023 at

  • 8.00 – 10.00 Pacific
  • 11.00 – 13.00 Eastern
  • 16.00 – 18.00 UK & Ireland
  • 17.00 – 19.00 Central Europe


Cost: 250,00 kr.

34 € – £ 29 – 36 US$ – 48 CAD$

To sign up, go to the Webshop and select the date of 16 December 2023. You can sign up until 12.00 (CET) on the day of the workshop. After payment you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to access the workshop and information regarding the optimal preparation for the inner shamanic journey.

My Heart Is Inditing

The purpose of the workshop is threefold:

  1. Uncovering the artform based on written language which enables us to bring the exquisite invisible into a precious and cherished visible form
  2. Developing our capacities for voicing the truths that dwell in our heart
  3. Initiating an experience of inhabiting and dwelling in the imaginal realm so as to unleash the powerful creativity populating our heart


There are three parts to the workshop.

  1. The first is a sequence of words and music taking us on a transformative voyage of discovery
  2. The second is a guided writing practice following the waves of consciousness unfolding
  3. The third is a time of sharing, not about what might have been produced – and is usually largely work in progress – rather a sharing around the experience of being with others in a creative container dedicated to written language