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Who Am I?

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I had intended to name this post, confession… though it has no religious connotations and I’m not guilty of anything. So, who am I, seemed a more suitable fit.

On the eve of launching the Travel ‘n’ Write guide I found myself unable to sleep. By 1am all manner of thoughts had flowed in and out of my mind, so I got up and wrote them down. Best sleeping medicine ever, I might add!

Like you, I am a beautiful Soul that has embodied a human vessel. Like you, I am here to learn, remember, and surrender, amongst a myriad of other pieces to the whole.

This year for me has been about loving self, and those I care deeply about… my family, friends, acquaintances… even strangers, yes… I care a lot, about the state of the world we are in and about us, the people inhabiting this planet.

This year, I delved into my creativity. Hand in hand with our Creator, I started and completed a list of projects:

My third Memoir completed the trilogy of my memoirs answering the questions of love and belonging

I wrote 20,000+ words of a fantasy novel

I wrote a piece called Home for the Women Who Write Anthology, which I submitted and it was accepted

I wrote another piece called Letter to My Ex for another Anthology and even though this was accepted, the project didn’t go ahead

I compiled information about numerology and offered the Personal Year Numerology PDF

I re-wrote my Write to Heal: Be the Narrator of Your Universe Program and felt so fortunate to share this project with three beautiful Souls

I wrote, recorded and launched the My Year of Joy project… this begins January 2018

I created the Travel ‘n’ Write movie trailer, wrote and launched the Travel ‘n’ Write guide for the conscious traveller and person who seeks to explore the depths of who they are, through meditation and transport

I wrote the Write to Heal Template and trailed this via Skype with friends in Canada… I’ve yet to share this publicly

I don’t share this with you to big-note myself. It is my humble intent to let you know what I learned from the above. Namely the art of completion… patience… and trust.

Let’s begin with completion:

I love beginning a project. There’s excitement behind every new beginning which gives it the momentum to take flight. Over the past nine years especially, since choosing to be self-employed and live a meaningful life through being creative, I have had to learn to cultivate the discipline to see my visions complete. Yet this is not where a project ends.

What comes next is the marketing… selling the creation… and coming up with a figure that encompasses the hours invested in sitting, listening, typing, imagining, talking, drafting, editing, polishing. It’s an accumulation of years and lifetimes of attaining wisdom, knowledge, and information. It has been the selling and putting a price on my creations where I’ve either shrunk or walked away from the project entirely.

Selling what I’ve created is part of the wheel of creation… as though each part of the whole of creation are equal and important.

Imagine, you’ve bought all the ingredients to make a Christmas pudding: the fruit, flour, eggs, cloth etc. You’ve boiled it for 4 hours, yet you’ve neglected to hang it out in the sunshine to cure… resulting in a soggy pudding that will turn mouldy and be of no enjoyment to anyone.

So I’ve had to learn to be a sales person.

Patience is another key to completion. It’s not good for our mental health and wellbeing to think too far ahead, or about the what-if scenarios. In the past when I haven’t seen the results I wanted, I gave up. The older I get it seems this lesson of patience, grows longer and more difficult to sustain. Which leads me to trust.

Why would I not trust when I’m guided to join hands with our Creator, to craft a project into form and not see the results of my labours? To not reach those it was created for, and inspire? But wait… what if all the projects were only for me to learn and remember?

Yes, this is an aspect, though, this too is incomplete within the whole.

The lesson is three-fold: everything I have created has instilled in me the self-confidence and belief in my partnership with our Creator… it is to trust that there is a divine right time for everything… it is to know and appreciate the moments of creation, instead of forever seeking the by-product and end result.

The number of people I reach through my creative projects is never guaranteed, and is unknown.

Just as I reached the end of my string of hope for making a living and fully supporting self through my creative ventures, I thought I heard a whisper… it beckoned me home to remember…

♥ BELIEVE!

So, who am I? I am — in part — the result of my thoughts and beliefs.

May you be in joy each moment of your creative adventures by being in the here and now. There’s no other place to be. Enjoy the wonder as you wander… for life is indeed a mystery.

Write to Heal and make your mark!

Blessings,

Leanda Michelle ♥


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Write for Passion

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You are the caretaker, the creator of your story. So why is it we so often end up where we don’t want to be and in situations we don’t feel comfortable in, sacrificing ourselves for others hoping to please and keep the peace? This is quite the loaded question – let’s break it down into manageable bit-sized pieces.

  • where would you rather not be right now?
  • what are you doing for others that leaves you feeling resentful or burdened?
  • what aren’t you doing for self?
  • do you feel empty, lost or confused right now?

If you are honestly able to answer the above questions, also see if you can answer ‘why’ you are feeling this way. These are the questions I recently had to ask self after another visit to the city. It wasn’t that the trip wasn’t revealing or insightful, it was, but in the week that followed I felt distanced from the path I’d set out on – the one which involved change. I couldn’t decide whether I’d merely become bored with keeping the house tidy and clean or whether they was something deeper afoot! The excitement of moving had all but vanished. The process went something like this…

Act 1 scene 1 – I made a decision

Act 1 scene 2 – I showed my commitment

Act 1 scene 3 – I took action

Act 1 scene 4 – I made plans and prepared

Act 1 scene 5 – was all about the doing

Despite several inspections and genuine interest in the sale of my home, I felt the path had grown cold… all the excitement had disappeared. What was delaying the sale? Was it me? While my mind eagerly reiterated I was ready, in my heart I felt lost, empty and confused. And what I realised was through all the planning and preparing, action and doing, I’d forgotten about my passion… writing! I was still writing the weekly blog posts and journaling daily, but my book Write to Heal had virtually been put on the back burner. AGAIN!

It’s one’s write for passion that feeds the soul, and this needs to be nurtured and respected. My glass was being filled with everything but the flesh needed to cover the bones of my story. The signposts were everywhere. You’ll know what I’m talking about if you have a passion and have temporarily misplaced it. People appear on your path to highlight the old patterns, those negative thoughts and fears, and then the obstacles show-up, creating more chaos and confusion. Your body reacts with symptoms of aches and pains, to which you have no choice to but to stop and listen … okay, what the bleep is going on?

As soon as I was able to pinpoint the fear and where it stemmed from, and reunite with my passion, all the aches and pains magically disappeared along with the emptiness and confusion.

What are you passionate about?

My passions in life are my relationships with family and friends, daily writing, Sound Reiki and yoga, and being mindful of the foods and liquids I consume. Please feel free to comment below and share your passions.

Until next week Write to Heal and make your mark for your life is worth living 

Leanda Michelle 

PS: Sometimes we must accept things just as they are if we are ever to figure out what needs to be done next … and be patient!