So that you can entrust me with the vulnerability of your own writing, I need to do the same for you.
Even though I am a professional in the field . . . even though my writings have been published in magazines, journals, anthologies, and books . . . even though I was born into a family of writers, absorbing rhythms, themes, and atmospheres along with mother’s milk. . .
writing makes us vulnerable. That’s as true for me as for you. No matter how many works I have completed, starting a new work opens me to the same kind of not-knowing it opens you to. And while I realize from experience that this is the very thing that brings us to the deep Self-knowing we are after in our heart of hearts, it’s still vulnerable. There’s no way around it, if you seek to write from an open heart.
The same is true for sharing the writing. As you may be privileged to find out at some point. And yet it’s a good vulnerability ~ a sweetness to share what has given itself to you combined with what you have made of it. So here we go.
There is writing to be an expert and to guide, and teach, which a lot of us do these days. Including me. I write (and love to write) about the creative process. I have several books in print on this subject.
One is Starting Your Book: A Guide to Navigating the Blank Page by Attending to What’s Inside You. I will not share that with you here, because you’ll get a generous excerpt from this very book when you sign up for my mailing list.
And then there is writing to reveal what’s in you, in hopes of your own transformation and healing and ~ if you’re really on the mark ~ that of your readers. This is the kind of more vulnerable writing I’ve been talking about.
So here is an excerpt from my book, MotherWealth: The Feminine Path to Money. A combination of memoir, spiritual search, and financial deep-inquiry, it’s a journey to discover how wealthy we can become if our whole, real Being is taken into account whenever money comes into the picture.
A magical story of how the death of an old sense of self can bring an endless ocean of treasures from within ~ including money. This inside-out approach to money takes into account the inner life that holds the key to our fortunes. (Click here)
Naomi is a princess weaving straw into Gold. There are very few books being written today that come close to this kind of genius.” ~ Judith Avalon, author, Entering into the Heart of the Mother
Next ~ continuing with one of my favorite themes, money and its relation to the inner life ~ here is an excerpt from my book, The Portable Blessings Ledger: A Way to Keep Track of Your Finances and Bring Meaning and Heart to Your Dealings with Money. (Click here)
The Portable Blessings Ledger turns our relationship with money upside-down! This financial roadmap guides you to a place where money is the vessel that illuminates your inner wisdom, brings peace to your home and family, and expresses your deepest values in the world. What a gift!”~ Hal Brill, President, Natural Investment Services, Inc.; co-author, Investing with Your Values
And to find out what led me to write The Portable Blessings Ledger, see the interview with me by Molly Childers from “Creativity Portal” on the “Press” page of this website (Click here).