This scribe did not intend to be, yet was somehow chosen. Destiny played its part, shifting me to we, from I to all. I have always had a great curiosity about God and had studied much on the subject, but my primary focus was my career. Learning about God took on a new twist when God inspired me to write the words heard.
“Hearing” is not how the words actually come, for it is more of a “knowing.” When the mind is quieted, the emptiness is filled with inspired knowledge.
I write as and when instructed, either with pen or keyboard. The vehicle does not matter, but the content is to be kept sacred. Always, I understand that I must keep the sanctity of the gift given. Regardless of my own judgments about the content, I understood that the content is not about or for me. The content is to be presented as received, for the benefit of those seeking to have their questions answered.
I cannot profess to be specially qualified, except that I am able to simply bring the words received to print. My credentials really do not offer credence to the work, except that they are verifiable and do demonstrate the normality of my life. I do hold degrees in accounting and education and have thirty years business experience.
When did you first start writing?
I first wrote a book when I was twenty. I had always had a desire to write and have always had a great love of pens. Perhaps these two things were destiny calling me to put pen to paper.
The next five books were written when I was forty two. These books were not hand written, but were typed as inspired.
During this same time period, I started hand writing notebooks as a Q & A with God. This writing continues, but I published the first book in 2012, Please Speak For Thy Servants Are Listening. Surely there will be more to come.
At forty five, I was inspired to write a book of Jesus' teachings about acceptance and non-judgment, Jesus Asks, "What Am I That You Are Not?"
At forty seven, I was inspired to write poetry. Currently, there are ten books published, one completed, but not published and many more poems written. Three of the poetry books have the poems written as art, in shapes. This was an inspirational twist, but one which I really enjoyed. I was never really a big fan of poetry, but the artful shaping of the poems peaked my interest. I really hope that it will inspire others as it did me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Bringing joy and peace to others. The books that I write are not for me, even though I have learned much from them. The books are for the benefit of others, that they may learn and find hope as I have. The books are meant to expand our perspectives, from one to all. When a person begins to realize that they are but one of the interconnected cogs in the wheel of life, then truly the process of enlightenment begins.
The book titled Leaving I Behind summarizes the process of enlightenment.
As I have learned, we must go through a process of unlearning before we can begin to see things in proper perspective. I have written the questions I asked, so that others may benefit from my experience. The seeker learns that ego stands between self and divinity, self and brother, me and them. It is the perceived separation of the ego which creates the divide, causing all manner of human suffering.
The lessening of human suffering is truly the objective of the seeker of enlightenment. That I may be of service to other seekers, this is my joy.
Putting a poem into a shape is much like crafting a sculpture from a piece of clay. The mind manipulates the form until it has created a poetic sculpture. Only the limits of your mind limit the possibilities for creating poetic sculptures. From these simple forms will hopefully come inspiration for others to explore their own advanced creativity.
Is it an idea or inspiration which ignites the spark of creation? It is in the realization that ideas are the fires ignited by inspiration's spark which causes the enlightened mind to make time and space available for optimum reception. The greatest "thinkers" were those who knew this great truth and used it to their fullest advantage. Poetry can easily be seen as the product of inspiration.
An idea or spark of inspiration is often depicted as a light bulb. The concept of enlightenment represents the adage "seeing the light." When consciousness is plugged into the Source, it is as if energized light comes to mind and from this many creations follow. Whether the creation is mental or physical, it still has the same Source of light energy. This poetry was scribed from lighted ideas.
Always keep a pen and paper handy for you never know when inspiration will strike. Often, inspiration comes when you least expect it or when you are busy doing other things. This collection offers some poems written on the run.
Life offers many subjects for inspiration. Our lives are filled with those who make life worth living and the experiences which demonstrate our inner character. Who we truly are is found in how we react to the experiences of our lives and to those who share these experiences with us.
The Bible states that Samual would ask God to speak, letting God know that he was available and listening. I used this method to hear God's messages over the past ten years. As often as I asked, God offered insights. I had only to write what I heard. The messages are for everyone.
Awareness of oneness offers the experience of the fullness of life. Awakening yourself to this awareness is key to the realization that all things do work together. Abundant life is the natural by-product of an awakened mind which knows that allowance and acceptance are crucial elements to purposeful fulfillment.
Jesus teaches lessons of peace.
He offers questions as the means for us to draw our own conclusions. With thoughtful introspection, we learn how to overcome our judgments and preconceived notions to be more accepting and loving of others. In this there is great peace.
I Went To Heaven
on March 03, 2013
Inspiration comes as a person needs it. Your words are inspirational and bring cause for hope. Always know that Jesus offers us what we need, not necessarily what we want. You are here for a purpose and obviously your purpose is not complete. Without ever knowing it, you affect others in very positive ways.
Share always the gifts that you are given!
Angels Among Us
on March 03, 2013
How lucky you are to be able to see angels. I have wished to be so lucky, but perhaps I might not yet be ready. Thanks for sharing your story.
So You're Afraid Of Dying
on March 13, 2013
Fascinating portrayal of two NDEs.
Also recommend "Proof Of Heaven" by Dr. Eben Alexander which describes the NDE as one of great love and certainly not to be feared.
Homeopathy for Prevention of Diseases and Self Medication
on April 13, 2013
Very helpful to those who live in rural settings, but also helpful to all of us. In our rushed lives, we forget that there were all sorts of "home" remedies which cured myriad ailments. This book serves as a reminder.
Don't Chew on the Sharp End of the Pencil
on April 18, 2013
Great inspiration for your fellow authors. It is true, as you wrote, that publication does not guarantee writing quality. Smashword's authors are proof that many great stories may go unpublished by the major publishing houses. Yet, Smashwords may be just the needed spring-board to publishing success! Thanks for your encouragement to writers everywhere.
on April 28, 2013
The poems were magnified by the little excerpts of how they came to be.
on April 28, 2013
Thanks for sharing your story, allowing us to peek into the reality of autism.
Who Moved The Body?
on April 28, 2013
Interesting concepts for contemplation and further exploration.
Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet
on April 28, 2013
This life story is one which reminds us of the similar angels who have touched our lives. We have all known those who demonstrate the kinder nature of humanity and have been inspired by them. Our lives are better for having known them.
Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century
on April 30, 2013
Tesla is certainly more influential than well known. Sadly, his efforts never won him the notoriety that he deserved. Thanks for sharing your book about his life.
Your introduction is superb, offering readers the opportunity to consciously explore how we get to where we are.
Chew Chew the Food Chain Train
on May 01, 2013
Perfect! Illustrations and verbiage are excellent. Parents and educators do yourself a favor and download this book!
My Friend James Has Autism!
on May 01, 2013
Addresses a growing need for greater understanding by peers of those who do not see things exactly as we do. It is difficult for adults to deal with autism, so for children it must be even more difficult.
We must help children help themselves and others in dealing with something about which there is so little understanding.
Thanks for taking the lead!
The Faith Principle
on May 05, 2013
This book declares loudly your gift! It is very well written and offers great depth of emotion.
From "the valley," one can only climb higher, and certainly you have.
The Battle: Origins of Snow
on Sep. 03, 2013
Congratulations on a book well done. I love the creativity and the expression of it - that young authors get the chance to be published at such a young age. This is a lesson that will benefit them over their entire lives.
on Nov. 22, 2013
A really nice cookbook filled with the "what and whys" which make trying new recipes so much fun. I also enjoy improvising when I cook, so this was a delightful read for me.