Good Morning Women of Purpose!
Did anyone watch Oprah’s new BELIEF series? I did and I found it very interesting in regards to other worlds cultural and spiritual traditions. The young women in India who become nuns, had to pull their hair out by hand and give up all family connections. Ten year old African boys who would become men, participated in a ritual that had them jumping from the top of a tree onto the muddy ground below… seeing one young boy land on his head was terrifying. He bravely endured, but I’m sure it was to save face.
I said a serious prayer for him because he appeared to land hard. Those boys participating in such dangerous feats were unsettling. Now, viewing water as a healing resource was more to my understanding. Anyhow, I digress from today’s post, so let’s go there.
Relax, Release and Trust the Process
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m so thankful for those days; those small moments in time and that food for thought we often chew on, swallow and digest in our lives as a reminder that,” It’s not all about you!” These last weeks, I’ve had to take a step back and take a page from that spirit book, which basically tells us to relax, release and trust the process.
For those of you who might not have read or heard it from friends who follow my blogs, I was recently awarded a $2500 book publishing contract from a Publishing Company that empowers women writers. This particular contract was for African-American women writers seeking a publisher for their books. I completed my self-help book for women, maybe a week before reading about the scholarship and initially, I wasn’t going to apply (pride) but my spirit led intuition pulled me from bed to email the publisher for direction.
My concern after being awarded the scholarship and thanking God for my blessing, was that in my haste to share the good news, along with the title of my book to the world, I might have given cause for some unscrupulous someone to come along and claim the title before the book’s release! Although there’s a story behind Unleash Your Pearls, I can’t forget that my quotes & phrases have appeared in other places without my author permission.
These human concerns led me to want to complete the five book coaching conference calls that are a stipulation of the scholarship. I emailed available dates to the publisher, in an effort to rush the process. Naw, didn’t happen!
Happily, I can report that my first conference call is this week. I’m looking forward to the process of learning more about the publishing end of this writing thing. I’m also stepping back from trying to control the book publishing process, in order to get a great book out to all of you!
I have to trust that God got the wheel and try hard to stay in my lane, because Unleash Your Pearls has a publisher who will do the necessary maintenance required to make the book ready to market, promote and sell as the professional work all of you deserve.
I’m so excited! All of my hard work will now be in book form for every authentic woman living and learning from life experiences. You can keep this valuable resource to becoming the woman you’ve always wanted to know within arms reach.
Unleash Your Pearl is a personal testament of my journey to authentic awareness to spirit and purpose. Other visionaries share their stories on how every woman (and man) deserves to live their one life better. There are correspondence from women asking questions about the change occurring in their lives, as well as millennials coming to terms with having to make choices that will affect their families.. Heck, there’s even a man/woman discussion on relationships that is very revealing for both sexes. I am blown away by how our whole life existence is a learning process. And, whether you’re in your 20’s and 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond, this book offers some authentic nuggets for everyone on how to live this one awesome life. We’re never too young or too old to learn new ways,wisdom and insights that leads to living life better and not bitter.
In preparing my book for publication, I’ve had to let go of ego and trust that my book needs and desires will come to fruition.Trust and believe that an important component to living a spiritually authentic life is to relax, release and trust the process!
Always believe and trust in yourself and in your abilities to be of positive service to others seeking the right path to living an authentic life. Also, trust that your own life of service will flourish in blessings and abundance.