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Poema is a Greek word which speaks of our lives as divine works of art. The Poema Podcast, hosted by James Prescott, seeks to explore the intersections between spirituality, creativity & identity. It's a show for those seeking a deeper, more interconnected spirituality. It's a space to reclaim the lost art of conversation, a space for anyone looking to explore their creativity, discover their true identity, and who desire to live a life of purpose & meaning.

Poema Podcast James Prescott

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Poema is a Greek word which speaks of our lives as divine works of art. The Poema Podcast, hosted by James Prescott, seeks to explore the intersections between spirituality, creativity & identity. It's a show for those seeking a deeper, more interconnected spirituality. It's a space to reclaim the lost art of conversation, a space for anyone looking to explore their creativity, discover their true identity, and who desire to live a life of purpose & meaning.

    Poema S6 007 | Untangling Tales of Tarot with Wren Helmericks

    Poema S6 007 | Untangling Tales of Tarot with Wren Helmericks

    In this episode I welcome Wren Helmericks, a tarot reader and writer. In this episode we explore what exactly Tarot is, and what it isn't. Wren discusses the myths, fears and misconceptions about Tarot, and the genuine benefits it can bring to our lives and indeed to our spiritual journeys. 
    Wren then does two readings live on the show - one for me, and one for all of you listeners. The one for me was hugely beneficial and demonstrates how useful and insightful Tarot can be. I'd love to hear your feedback on how the reading for listeners impacted you. 
    There's so much we need to learn about tarot and Wren is a great teacher.
    Find more of her work at untanglingtarot.com 

    • 1 hr
    Poema S6 006 | Jess Lawrence on The Creative Muse, Writing & Editing

    Poema S6 006 | Jess Lawrence on The Creative Muse, Writing & Editing

    Today editor, fiction author and writing expert Jess Lawrence joins me on the podcast. We explore the challenges of discovering new creative ideas and different ways to release the creative muse. 
    We also discuss the process and challenges of writing and editing, how writing even fiction can tap into our own stories and be healing and transforming, and using her own experiences, the challenge of finding courage to release your art into the world. And we touch on how so much of the creative process can both reflect and impact the stories of our own lives. 
    Jess has great insight and understanding of the creative process and how it impacts & reflects our lives, this is well worth a listen. 
    Find her online at @JessLaw247 and jesslawrence.co.uk  

    • 39 min
    Poema S6 005 | Maile Smucker on The Joy & Healing Power of Writing

    Poema S6 005 | Maile Smucker on The Joy & Healing Power of Writing

    Today I'm joined by the wonderful Maile Smucker, writer and author. Maile is also co-host of 'The Stories Between Us' podcast alongside her husband, multiple guest Shawn Smucker. 
    Maile tells us her own writing journey, and the challenges of how she has continued to explore her own writing gift & calling as her husband's professional writing and publishing career has thrived. She also discusses writing's own power to heal and transform us, and how to find joy in the work, rather than the result - and in seeing other writer thrive. 
    Finally we explore how in creativity and in particularly in writing, we're always trying to work out some fear, insecurity, issue, or question, and how doing this can bring healing and change. 
     

    • 38 min
    Poema S6 004 | Jim Woods On Creativity & Our Life Story

    Poema S6 004 | Jim Woods On Creativity & Our Life Story

    Today my good friend Jim Woods returns to the podcast to explore our lives as stories. We discuss being authentic in our lives and our art, how we can confront pain and explore it & how authentic creativity helps us lead healthier lives.
    Jim talks about what genuine connection really is and how we find out, setting healthy boundaries to guard our emotional health, including how social media use has impacted his own mental health. 
    He also talks about how we can grow and develop as artists, and gain confidence and trust in ourselves by showing up for ourselves and our art - and of course, we discuss the enneagram. 
    Jim is a fountain of wisdom on creativity and our personal journeys, and it's always such fun to chat to him. 

    • 56 min
    Poema S6 003 | Meredith McDaniel - In Both Want & Plenty

    Poema S6 003 | Meredith McDaniel - In Both Want & Plenty

    I'm delighted to welcome author and qualified counsellor Meredith McDaniel to the show today. Meredith runs a private counselling practice called 'Milk & Honey' and has just released her first book, "In Want & Plenty".
    In today's episode we explore the concept of abundance, of being in need, and divine provision. Meredith talks about how God can often give us what we need even when we don't know what we need - and the radical concept of being in both want and in plenty at the same time.
    We also discuss moving into the pain rather than walking around it, how often the cost of growth is feeling pain, and how in growth, things often need to get worse, before they get better - and how God is part of this journey.
    If after listening you want to explore this more I'd highly recommend Meredith's book 'In Want & Plenty' - and it's available now wherever books are sold.

    • 41 min
    Poema S6 002 | Andre Henry on Racism, Hope & Hard Pills

    Poema S6 002 | Andre Henry on Racism, Hope & Hard Pills

    Today I'm joined by musician, podcaster and activist Andre Henry. Andre and I explore the issue of systemic racism in western culture, and Andre unpacks for us the racism which many of us don't see, or don't know, which can come from ibuilt white privilege. 
    Andre shares how his creative work and his faith has been impacted and challenged by the increasing racism in US culture, and shares some of his frustrations in his work and in those who don't see they are part of the problem. 
    Andre discusses some initial practical steps all of us can do to combat racism, and how there is no middle ground in racism - either we're part of the problem, or we're actively anti-racist and doing the work of change. He also shares with us some great resources to help us do this, and his own biggest inspirations, and how he practices finding hope.  
    This was a challenging, discomforting and inspiring conversation, with hard pills we all need to hear. 

    • 34 min

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