Source: Calming Rain
All is in control but control is really freedom and peace comes from believing that the Universe is the one who orders every footprint in the sand. The footprints in the sand before you are there from your future but the future, the past, the present are all one. We are ‘in time’ but time is a created illusion and that illusion is shared by us all. We need to step out of the illusion and walk in the realisation that we are all one, we are all starlight, we are all free to be and to live and to exist in our pure state of existence …that of peace and love.
As we first learn to exist in only peace and love we can begin to walk in that state through our world around us and spread that powerful reality of our new existence to those around us. To those who we encounter every day and also to those we do not see face to face or in our physical locality but to anyone we hold in our mind and reach out to with our heart. No matter how near or how far they may be we can still reach them, touch them with our spirit and our love, share our light across any distance or indeed across any time line.
We can heal the hurts from the past and even reach into the future to heal those we will encounter along the path ahead of us. Outside of our ‘reality’ time does not exist, so we can move from here to there as if we are walking from one room to the next, as if we are stepping from this current moment in our timeline to any other moment before or after what we perceive as ‘now’. Our body may be locked into this linear journey of time like a train on a pre-laid track but our spirit and our love never need to obey that limitation.
As we grow stronger in our spirit-deep realisation of all these truths we can then start to run, not just walk, with an awe-inspiring sense of freedom and peace that others will long to attain. Others around us will be swept up in the breathtaking power of our freedom and motion and inspired to find what we have. Their journey will be their journey, our journey will be our journey, but the sheer force of forward moving freedom will raise those around us up onto their feet, like they were once lame but through a miracle they can walk again. The child within them, the innocent, free, powerful child they were born as will recognise what they had, what they were, what they again can be and what they unquestionably are destined to be.
We find our freedom, our path and we walk and then run for ourselves because we are driven by our spirit to achieve the freedom we were born with. The result of us doing what we must for ourselves is that it empowers and inspires and releases and uplifts others to do the same for themselves.
We spent much of our life sitting, waiting, fearing, hoping, trying, failing, questioning, doubting only because the world has been programming us to stay downtrodden and controlled and limited and restricted and abused for all of our lives. We simply must CHOOSE to look up, to stand up, to walk and then to run. Then we realise that we can fly and that our wings have always been there, they are our faith, and once we can dare to spread our faith and use it we realise that we can fly … that we always could … we simple chose to believe we couldn’t.
As simply as we can choose to believe … WE CAN!
©MICHAEL YOUNG 2017
The piece above was created through an ‘automatic writing’ exercise in a wonderful spiritual workshop conducted by DEREK BARKER. Werribee 8Oct2017.
They say it takes a village to raise a child … well; it seems it takes a team to raise this author!
To get me to this point, on this day, it has taken the input of many people. Most recently they include my writing colleague and dear friend Vicki Williams; my spiritual “angels on Earth” Jo, Anisa, Elicia and Ross; and my partner David. There is now a new person added to this list; accidental bestselling author, personal trainer and ex-footballer ANDREW JOBLING.
On a recent day away in the beautiful town of Daylesford in the Victorian highlands, while waiting for my friend Vicki to have her crystal ball reading with Elicia at The Empress & Wolf, I wandered into an amazing bookshop. Paradise Bookshop is one of those magical places that is, like the TARDIS, bigger on the inside than it seems from the outside. It’s a heaven filled with the written word; everything from rare first-edition copies of classics to the very latest releases.
As is usually the case these days, I wandered in and was led fairly quickly by my ‘people’ to the reason for my visit; a section at the side featuring a few displayed books on “How to be a successful Writer”. I looked at a few of them but felt strongly compelled to buy Accidental Author by Andrew Jobling. The cover was simple, fresh and classy. Page count was under 200 and the font size medium. The description on the front was compelling: “If an ex-footballer, non-reader, personal trainer and non-academic with no experience or qualifications can write bestselling books then you can too!”; it also reminded me of my own personal trainer. However, the real clincher was the final part of the description: “You will be ready to write your own bestseller before you finish reading this book.” SOLD!
Being a foreigner (not originally from Victoria) and not interested in AFL, I had no idea who he was but just ‘went with the flow’. I wandered though the shop a little more then decided to head to the counter. I purchased the book, complemented the elderly gentleman at the counter on his magical bookshop, and then dropped it off on the back seat of my car before continuing my window shopping.
The next day, at home, I started to read Accidental Author and found it very compelling. Well written but most impressively honest, funny and highly motivating. My ‘people’ had “hit a home run” again. (Oh, a sports analogy … that’s ironic coming from me!).
The one thing that blew me away more than any other was when Andrew shared the simple statistic on page 57:
“Just to put this into perspective for you, I would say that there are many people in the world who would like to write a book. Out of these people, probably no more than one or two percent of them will actually start the process. Out of these people who decide to become an author, only three to five percent of them will end up with a published book!”
Suddenly, the light went on in my head.
So, out of 10,000 people who want to write, only 100 actually start and only 4 become published authors. Then I realised… I already AM a published author… because my story was published in the book BOLD in 2015 … so that makes me one of those 4 out of 10,000! WOW!
So, when combining that revelation with the discussion about Blog’s we had at our WYNDHAM WRITING GROUP last Sunday, the explosion of inspiration resulted in this … my new BLOG… MICHAEL YOUNG: The Author’s Journey.
My immeasurable thanks to all who helped me get here,
Love and Light to you all,
P.S. Stay tuned right here at my Blog for upcoming post about the people and events mentioned above… 🙂
Accidental Author by Andrew Jobling. www.andrewjobling.com.au
ISBN: 9780994183811 from www.classic-jojo.com
BOLD: Stories of Older LGBTI People edited by David Hardy.
ISBN: 9780992584504 from www.ragandboneman.org
Paradise Books: www.paradisebooks.com.au
The Empress & Wolf: http://www.theempressandwolf.com
Vicki Williams Author: www.vickiwilliamsauthor.com.au
After six weeks of hard work proofing and editing and layout changes and font changes and rewriting of sections … it is finished!
This is the first Anthology of work from members of the inaugural Wyndham Writing Group run by Vicki Williams. This free publication includes pieces written by Vicki Williams, Michael Young (Me), David Goldon, Emmy Silvius and Suzanne Butler. Also included are photographs taken by Michael Young and Emmy Silvius. This is also a result of the Wyndham Arts Incubator space that has been so kindly provided by Wyndham City Council to help creative and arty members of our local community!
Click on this image to view the full magazine:
I am SO proud of this creation and it provided great therapy and distraction for me during a time of great stress after an incident at my former work … stay tuned for more about all that in future posts!
See http://www.vickiwilliamsauthor.com for more info on WYNDHAM WRITING GROUP!
The story of how WYNDHAM WRITING GROUP changed my life…