I almost can't believe my book is finally more than a Word document! It has a cover and a title!!
I've heard it said that if you knew the whole journey before you start a project, you possibly wouldn't start it....HOW TRUE!! But the Universe is sneaky...it just starts popping an idea in your head....not a big a idea maybe just a thought. You get comfortable with that and start the journey.
Then the dramas start! The roadblocks, the confusion, the setbacks, the frustration...the feeling that you just can't do this.
I can't tell you how many times I almost hit the delete button on the manuscript. I have yelled at the Universe that it sent the e-mail (energy mail) to the wrong person - I'm not a writer. Never wanted to be. Have no idea. But the Universe is rather persistent and just kept popping that thought into my head.
Honestly, if I'd known the hurdles I would have to jump to create this book, I wouldn't have started. It just would've been too much for my depression-soaked brain back then. But, the Universe just said 'Write' - and I did.
As with any challenge, there are lessons to be learnt and patience to be developed. Qualities needed for the rest of the journey. The main part of the book came fairly easily, especially when I was able to remove my intellect from the process and allow the messages to come through. The main part of the book was ready 4 years ago, but the publishing requirements have caused many delays and much angst. But, the book is here now and all that matters is that it reaches those whose need to hear it's words. I didn't write for fame or finance. I wrote because all the Mummas out there need to hear that they can heal themselves. Mother's are the bravest and most self-sacrificing people in the world. Every day they hold their families' welfare in their hearts and face challenges they may not feel prepared for. Motherhood contains the sweetest joys and the most heart breaking challenges - sometimes in the same day!
Pregnancy related depression rates are climbing. We need to open discussion around this, but we also need to find ways to heal. Many healing modalities create dependency in clients and encourage belief in the teacher/healer as the ultimate 'doctor', but YOU are your greatest healer. No technique/system/program works unless YOU DO. You have to reclaim your power in the healing process and know you will heal. No matter how bad things are, you can do this.
My book is not a program or a step-by-step guide. It is written to remind you of your own authority. Its purpose is to awaken you to the myriad of information available to help you and to inspire you keep believing in yourself and your healing.
In the words of the great philosopher, Winnie the Pooh -
"You're braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think"