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Today, I had the most amazing day. Now don’t get me wrong, if you know me then you know that I try to make every day amazing. But today I had several different conversations with very new friends about a topic near and dear to my heart…the metaphysical/paranormal. What’s so special about that? Well, most importantly, these people trusted me enough to tell me their stories, their experiences, and in part, their fears associated with opening up. Out of respect for my new friends, I won’t divulge their experiences, but over the next few posts, I will detail some of what I shared with them about my personal experiences.
In 2009, I began writing my first novel, Shadows of Destiny, which would later become the flagship for the Shadows of Destiny Saga. As some of you may know, I began writing my manuscript on my Blackberry while on winter vacation. The words just flowed…I had no idea from where they came but they flew from my thumbs to the screen almost faster than I could type them. It was beautiful. After vacation and about 10,000 words, I transferred the files to my laptop and continued. I never dreamed these words would blossom into a full manuscript much less a novel.
But where did these words come from? I pondered that question for days. Eventually it became a question I asked in conjunction with emails to friends, as well. It wasn’t until some time later I learned about automatic writing, and I finally had my answer. For those of you who have not heard of automatic writing it is an almost magical way of connecting with angels, your spirit guides or higher self. They deliver messages which the writer records through paper and pen or even with the use of a keyboard. This was my answer. This is what I had experienced in writing my novel. This is what I experienced while writing emails to friends facing difficult situations in life, my fingers flying so rapidly across the keyboard that I hadn’t any time to waste…no time to read or edit what I’d written, lest the words be lost. What I finally realized was that the angels were speaking through me…with me channeling their words through writing…automatic writing.
There is a plethora of information available about the topic. If you’re interested, I encourage you to research automatic writing. Here’s a great article to get you started: Automatic Writing. If you’ve ever personally experienced automatic writing, I’d love to hear your story! Take a moment to share your comment below! In my next post, I will discuss what I like to call…My Awakening…so be sure to check back again soon.