“For now we see a reflection, as in a mirror…”
Go Within and Discover Your Hero’s Pursuit.
Act I’s Reflection Program, inspired by “For Now We See a Reflection, as in a Mirror,” is a program that provides a way for you to process your pain into story through fiction-based-on-a-true-experience journaling. You will fuse Artist-Inspired Journaling with the craft of narrative storytelling to reveal the hero’s character, cultivate compassion, and discover the hero’s pursuit. At The Love Story, we believe it’s important to know where you’ve been to know where you are going. You will discover the big why of your present by first discovering the what of your past.
The Love Story believes that depression is suppressed expression.
Those suppressed expressions are a battleground of the voices inside our heads…and it needs a canvas for release. By fusing journaling with the craft of narrative storytelling through the three different writing voices, you will discover the truth in fiction, based on a true experience.
Discover Your Authentic Voices in id (I), ego (You), and superego (We) through artist-inspired journaling. You will master self-awareness through storytelling in three journaling voices.
Know Thy Shadows
By personifying your ego into the protagonist in the story, you will cultivate compassion for your own character.
The truth will set you free through Fiction, Based on a True Story Journaling.
and Know Thy Purpose
You will discover the big WHY of your hero’s journey and thereby discover the hero’s pursuit.
8 Weeks, 8 Chapters, 8 Lessons Program
Chapter 1: “The Ordinary World” exploring the distinctions of the id, ego, and superego.
Chapter 2: “The Darkside of the Moon,” exploring the Id, unfiltered, and journaling in the “I” writing voice.
Chapter 3: “Two-Faced,” exploring the ego, and reveal its dualistic nature in action, whilst journaling in the “You” writing voice.
Chapter 4: “The Third “I,” exploring the superego, in the third eye, or the third “I”, journaling in the “We” writing voice.
Chapter 5: “The Village People,” exploring character revealed through the scene, by personifying the id, ego and superego voices into characters to contextualize the scene. Discovering scenes in your life that propel the discovery of the hero’s pursuit.
Chapter 6: “The Villain in the Village,” exploring the function of the antagonist in relation to the Hero’s character arc and revealing the villain by exploring the hidden desire of the hero.
Chapter 7: “The Hero’s Pursuit,” exploring the Hero’s pursuit and clearly defining the divergent paths of the higher and lower versions of self.
Chapter 8: “Revealing Character,” based on the journal entries, reflect on the hero’s character in Act I of The Love Story in the Ordinary World.
About Artist-Inspired Journaling
Artist-Inspired Journaling is leveraging the soul-mirroring effect, a phenomenon that is validated in global transformational workshops, multicultural art festivals, and anonymous support communities. It is the heart of mindfulness. We believe that when a person takes their “masks” off by sharing their story from a place of authenticity, vulnerability, and unfiltered honesty, others are able to hear their narrative in the other person’s share.