Can I tell you a story? From a long, long time ago.
Sarah has inspired me. Her story took me to magical places that I had almost forgotten as part of our modern lives. In hearing these old stories it has challenge me to find a better story I can one day tell of my life. I have been walking on air!”
SARAH IS A STORYTELLER
When last did you hear one that found a bridge to soul and whispered to a deeper part of you?
Sarah tells old stories of initiation and change, of life changes and of deep choices and soul journeys. In this talk Sarah will show you the different types of stories you find and how to know when you hear the older, quieter stories.
These are the ones that cross time and borders and they carry a message – or an answer to some of life’s deeper challenges.
In many gatherings over centuries it was stories that lit the way. For many years Sarah has been telling stories to gatherings in the tradition of old storytellers and bards. She tells them on retreats, at women's gatherings, in sharing circles or during ritual events. These are the stories you will hear ... from Norwegian wonder tales, African creation myths or old Celtic poems. Stories of Beowulf, the Lindworm and of Tatterhood. Of dark forests and dangerous missions. These are stories of life, and death. They are transition stories.
"I first heard of this tradition of storytelling in Greece when my friend Maria - a well-known storyteller - told us an Innuit story over a long lazy summer's lunch. It was a story of a woman scorned, and of love and shame and grief. It was one told in many cultures over many centuries. But it touched a core in my life. Since then I started to learn and tell the older stories our culture has long forgotten. These stories touch deep. They use old words. So old we cannot sometimes remember them. But they will remember you."
"Over time and years the stories have become more. I tell them on invitation. Sometimes at dinners or parties - but most often at formal gatherings or ceremonies."
STORIES HAPPEN IN CIRCLES
When last did someone tell you a story as the sun set?
An old story? A story from a time long, long ago?
A story of magic and power.
A wonder tale.
A story that inhabits your dreams and your mind.
Sarah weaves some ancient stories into modern life. In telling them she asks what stories in your life have connected you to a larger community, time or place? What are the stories that have shaped your life? Who tells you these stories? How do you know a true one from a tale? And are tales even more important than real life ones?
Sarah is a storyteller and a master of the craft of story and weaving it onto a thread of discovery. She was a highlight of the retreat.
‘Sarah told a story of Beowulf and spoke about heroes and being one to our teen group. She was fun, very funny and they were hugely excited.’
“Sarah’s talk at the retreat was the total highlight of the day for most delegates. Sarah is a very compelling and inspiring speaker. She told us a very old story from Norse mythology and really got each person going on a personal journey – just with the power of words. She weaved magic with words. Review, Open Book Festival
“Wow. I have so many thoughts right now racing in my head after sitting for an hour and listening to a story about a forest and an adventure - but mostly the question of … what is my legacy? What is my story and can I live a better story?”
'Sarah is a totally game-changing. She came to our women's circle and told a story of marriage and love. Months later it is all the ladies are talking about.
We are vehemently faithful to our own view of the world, our story. We want to know what new story we’re stepping into before we exit the old one. We don’t want an exit if we don’t know exactly where it is going to take us, even – or perhaps especially – in an emergency. This is so, I hasten to add, whether we are patients or psychoanalysts. (Grosz, Stephen. The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves (p.123) W. W. Norton & Company)