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Critical Revelations in the Realm of Contemporary Spirituality – Now Available on Kindle!
Have you been exploring concepts in the spiritual realm, but wondering if the claims are real?
Perhaps you’ve been trying to figure out how to make the law of attraction work for you.
Or maybe you’ve heard about the awakening….
I experienced an event that rocked my world in 1998, but I didn’t know what to do with one mind-blowing experience, so I just wrote down the story and shared it with a few friends. Another event occurred in 2002, then other small events occurred that I figured most people would attribute to luck or chance for the next few years, but in 2012, an event occurred that made me realize something unusual, something really remarkable, was happening in my life.
I started a memoir, but I wasn’t sure how to get anyone to listen to what I had to share. I discovered a number of online spiritual groups, but most of information that was shared on those sites had nothing to do with the things I was experiencing. Since I wasn’t sure what to do about that either, I just continued to share my stories and attend an occasional writing workshop to learn about craft and find the best ways to manage the business of writing.
Then one afternoon, during one of those workshops, a brief conversation compelled me to follow a vague thought. I was led to a collection of books at the library, and after I reviewed them and incorporated some ideas I’d acquired from books and personal experience over the years, I realized I was in the possession of a number of astonishing revelations about the realm of contemporary spirituality. The structure I used to share the information also gave me an opportunity to share the ideas I’ve developed about God, which are based primarily on my experiences, and I hope you will find the ideas at least thought-provoking and perhaps even of value.
I never expected to be in this place.
Like a lot of people, I am simply someone who has been looking for the truth. I certainly never expected to have anything substantial to say about God or spirituality, so I am struggling with the information I am sharing in a number of ways, but I hope the information I share in the book will help everyone understand this a little better.
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About My Work-in-Progress: Memoir
But some of the new ideas floating around are: our past has no value; be still; don’t think, just feel.
One of the current leaders in spiritual thinking, Eckhart Tolle, says, “You can not find yourself in the past or future. The only place you can find yourself is in the Now.”*
Tolle tells us that if we challenge this, if we suggest this kind of thinking could be wrong, that could suggest a type of mental dysfunction¹ – a tactic commonly used to try to shut out further discussion of any topic. It gets a little more interesting, however, if we consider Tolle’s suggestion that the only truth is “who we are.”²
I hadn’t read any of Tolle’s books before I started mine. I was inspired by a series of remarkable events that occurred in 1998, 2002 and 2012 and a turn my life took shortly after I left my marriage. I’ve become the recipient of an ongoing stream of remarkable events that can only be told through stories (at this point in time, they haven’t stopped). But my book goes deeper than that. It’s about who I truly am. It’s about doing what I believed was right for me (and my daughters) while almost everyone I knew, and people who didn’t even know me well, seemed to feel the need to tell me everything I thought, said, and did was wrong.
No one told me I should ignore all of that or that I should simply act as if none of it mattered. So, I sought answers in books, because I knew there were smart people, brilliant people, in the world and I wanted to know what they thought. I wanted to know if the things I was thinking, the things I’d done in my life, the choices I was making—which revolve in large part around my experiences as a woman—were wrong.
I became a compulsive thinker (Dare I say, scholar?)–something else current spiritual thinking suggests isn’t needed or may even be harmful.³ And I began to write stories about my experiences. The event that occurred in ’98 made me believe it was important to remember my past, the little significant details that I carried around like talismans. The events that occurred in ’02 and ’12, made me realize it was important to pay close attention. Over time, I found, if I looked closely, if I was patient and slowly put together the pieces, if I collected information and thought long enough about problems, ideas would come and they would often merge with information that arrived without my having to seek it out. (These words were written in November of 2012, without any idea I would write the book above.)
Through the process of revisiting the stages of my life, I developed a voice I never dreamed could come from me—a voice needed to help this generation move forward in solving many of the conflicts the world faces today, conflicts that revolve around women’s lives, the nature of humanity, and misguided ideas about God.
Today I found a quote for you to consider:
“Study the past if you would define the future.” – Confucius
Also, please check out the other posts about my journey and experiences.
It’s been a struggle to figure out how to tell my story. In 2012 an experience occurred that compelled me to try. In 1998 I had an experience that was profound, but I didn’t know what to do with it. In 2002, another. When I left my marriage in 2004, my life shifted dramatically, but I kept dismissing everything that was happening because that’s what I was taught to do, to not believe that what was happening to me was coming from God, until 2012, when an experience happened that I couldn’t ignore.
Since April 2014, more remarkable experiences have occurred that are helping me demonstrate what I am experiencing. I believe that the ideas I share in my memoir will help shift how people see God and that shift will have an impact on unnecessary harm that’s being inflicted on many people around the world.
Many people follow spiritual concepts that revolve around conflicting ideas. One concept suggests that we don’t need to think, we need to just be. One says that we can think our way to becoming rich. Another says all anyone needs is love. My path has enabled me to understand how all of these concepts have developed. I will look forward to hearing your thoughts after you read Critical Revelations and my new book, —————, both of which can be downloaded for free.
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1) Tolle, Eckhart. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. New York: Plume, 2006. Print.
2) Ibid., 71
3) Ibid., 65