Julie Hoyle was born in the U.K. When she was 33, a profound spiritual awakening virtually dissolved her identity and radically changed the direction of her life. Julie is now a counsellor and spiritual teacher, and the author of four books about awakening, shadow work, lucid dreaming and deepening into the recognition of one’s true nature. Julie works with people worldwide and she is a feature presenter on the Buddhist Biohacker platform on YouTube. Julie is also a feature writer for respected Mind-Body-Spirit platforms and magazines. You can connect with Julie via her YouTube channel and you can find her on Instagram at: juliehoyleofficial.
When did you first start writing?
I started unexpectedly in 2007. At the time I was on a train heading from London to Nottingham in the UK and I had nothing to read. Then I remembered having picked up a free magazine in a Mind-Body-Spirit store, which I had stuffed into one of my bags. I pulled it out and saw the magazine was called, 'Connections'. I settled in and began reading an article written by Barbara Brennen, an American healer. In the article, Barbara detailed the importance of owning one's creative energy and utilizing it purposefully. Something inside me clicked. I heard an inner voice say, "You can do this. You can write articles and essays that inspire people." There was such urgency in the message I did not think twice. I had nothing to write on, so I borrowed a pencil, opened up a paper napkin and began drafting my first article. After tweaking and editing, I sent the article to the editor of Connections. A short while later, the editor wrote back saying he wanted to use the article. Now I write for a dozen or more magazines. I have also written two e-books and created several online courses.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Once I started writing, several friends suggested self publishing would be the fastest and easiest way to go. Smashwords was recommended several times. What I liked most about Smashwords was the level of support indie authors received, so from that point on it was an easy decision.
The Shadow Work Diaries is a profound and captivating account of how shadow work transforms your life. Part one details what the shadow is, and how to utilize the unconscious. In part two, nine writers describe how they were compelled to undertake shadow work, how they engaged with simple practices to communicate with the dark side of the psyche, and what the incredible outcomes have been.
Lucidity is everything. To be conscious, awake, and aware in the waking state is essential for clarity, passion, and purpose. The same holds true in the dream state. Simply put, to be awake in the dream, you have to be awake in your life. 'Wake Up and Say Yes! A Practical Guide to Lucid Living and Lucid Dreaming' offers you powerful and proven techniques to trigger lucidity in all states of being.
If you deny your darkness you deny your light. If you want to live in the most authentic way possible, then you have to make your darkness conscious. Shadow work is essential. 'Meeting the Shadow- Finding your Self' will help you. It will show you how to meet, greet, and receive the many gifts your shadow has to offer and it will help you live true to your highest purpose and calling.
Life rarely goes according to plan, despite your best efforts. Learn how to meet each challenge and view it from the highest perspective. Discover how to extract wisdom from everything that happens to you. Living An Awakened Life is book two in the Honoring Your Sacred Self Series. It is a fabulous resource for aligning all aspects of your life with your own, highest wisdom.
At the age of thirty three, Julie Hoyle, a stressed out, overworked school teacher thought she had everything figured out. That is until she meets an ancient yogi in a lucid dream. He doesn’t say a word. He just taps her on the top of the head and she feels like she has been hit by lightning. She is right. And this is just the beginning….