I am so excited that my first book is going to be ready in the next month to six weeks!! I have worked on it for 8 years so this is a big accomplishment.
Why did it take that long? Resistance!
First of all I didn’t even want to write it. It is about healing crisis’ that happened in the past that I didn’t want to put any more energy into. They were resolved and I was complete with the outcome. The Universe had other plans because the things that happened to me and how I healed them could help someone else do the same with a healing crisis they might be in. So I woke up one morning and most of the first chapter was written in my head.
I think it is important to know that one of the biggest things that gets in the way of people completing books is vulnerability. What are people going to think about what I have to say? Does anyone care what I have to say? What will they think of me? Those questions cause instant shut down. I know because I asked them myself and I shut down. Parts of my book are very personal. There are things in there that no one knows. I get real about my feelings.
Getting real and authentic takes courage because some of the questions above might not have the answers you are looking for. Some people might not care. Some might questions what you wrote. Some might even think your are crazy, but you know what? It doesn’t matter! Those aren’t the people you are writing for, you are writing for those who need to hear what you have to say. We never know when something we say might change someone’s life!
I was afraid of all those things. I stopped writing this book several times because of my fear. I still wonder if people will think I am crazy, but it isn’t stopping me. I wonder if people will care, all though the response from my posts about the book on Facebook say they do care. I just hope that one line, one paragraph, one chapter or the whole book will impact just a few people. That will make the effort I put in writing and the courage it is taking to put it one in the world, worth it.
If you have always thought about writing a book but never quite get to it do it now! There is a reason you have thought about it in the first place. You have something to say that no one else can say and the world needs your voice.
The cover of my book is showed at the top of this post. It is called Empowered Health and Wellness; Awakening the Inner Physician.
This book is an invitation to join me on my personal wellness journey,as well as for me to share alternative techniques for achieving wellness,with the hope that it will help you expand your ideas around health and wellness. Most of the issues that I transformed were things doctors told me would not get better. I write to support you to engage your inner healing wisdom, which I call, your Inner Physician. This book is an intimate look at my personal journey, so it is vulnerable, juicy and raw at times. I have been transparent to give you an inside view into my illnesses and the struggles I encountered in the process, in hopes that it will inspire your own journey. I have had what I would call bizarre and unusual healing experiences that resulted in miracles that occurred on many levels. I want to say early in this book that I am using the words health and wellness as much as possible rather than the word “healing” because that word suggests that something is wrong that needs to be fixed. If we believe we must heal something we are always in a state of fixing, rather than a state of perfection. If on the other hand we focus on wellness that is the journey we will take. Also healing might not mean recovering from something,instead gaining insight and evolving from your experience might be the healing.
This blog post story, which has had over 2500 hits since I wrote it and another blog post that had over 6000 hits are stories in the book. I have re-written them in more detail but this will give you an idea.
If you would like more information about getting a copy of the book please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Have you ever wanted to write a book? What keeps you from doing it? If you have written one, what were your challenges? Please add them to the comments. I would love to hear from you.