Are You an Aspiring Author? You Need Followers!

From the time I walked in the door to start my first guided past life regression, I knew I wanted to write a book about these experiences from one soul’s perspective. I passionately wanted to write a book about my healing experiences through past life regression. The title is: Life is Just Another Class – One Soul’s Journey through Past Life Regression by Karen Kubicko. My book is an account of sixteen of my past lives and the emotional, spiritual and physical healing that has positively influenced my present lifetime. I am writing it to help others feel comfortable remembering their own past lives.

A fellow blogger asked how followers help get a new author’s book published. Here is my answer Alethea. (Find her at http://nottomatoes.wordpress.com/.) She wrote a book she would like to publish too.

What a beautiful morning with the sun barely peeking through

A year ago, I did not have any social media (except for Facebook – which I barely used at the time). I am trying to follow my intuition, so when I came across a conference by the Hay House, I signed up.

I attended the Hay House Conference called Speak Write Promote September 9-11, 2011. (I got to meet Louise Hay!!! Very cool!) This publisher basically said that an aspiring author needs to have an excellent platform (ie. have a huge following). They gave everyone a manual and talked about important points for each outlet. One week after the conference, I started learning how to use all the popular social media. I have slowly added a few more since.

Attending this conference was also a contest to get a book published, etc. They gave us info on how to write a great book proposal. Plus to enter, you had to do a YouTube video (they want to see you speak). I did not win the contest, but I did win personally – it was a great learning experience. Doing a book proposal was like a dissertation. Entering that contest was a great way to get the job done.

The bonus was this – a few months later, I gave my book proposal to just one literary agent who really loved it and my book! (Doing a happy dance) (Great story on how I found her and met her – I will save that for another time! ♥) She spoke to some publishers, but at the time, I did not have much of a following. The publishers told her that they would love to print the book, but I would need to have thousands of followers. A month later, I found (thank you law of attraction) and started a class that teaches holistic entrepreneurs how to become more visible in the marketplace. I am still learning more each day.

I am doing something right; if I add up all the beautiful people who follow me in some form or fashion – I have gone from 802 on 9-13-2012 to 878 on 9-26-2012! In addition, I also have 911 views from 47 different countries for this blog. (Wait. Does that count as thousands? Well, it is almost 2000.)

In addition to that, I have been teaching classes, etc. about past life. I just started teaching a heart chakra meditation class that I re-learned (I taught it 1000’s of years ago) from a past life. That is a lot of fun for me too! I am excited for this weekend – I have a table at a local holistic fair at a place I will be teaching classes soon. I keep having visions of me speaking on stage to a very large group of people, so I joined a speakers group (Toastmasters) to help hone my speaking skills. I help others remember their past lives as well. It is so rewarding to see others heal.

I have to add that I did look into self-publishing my book. But, there again, you are the one who is publishing it, so you also have to be the one to publicize it = the platform = the followers. So, it is the same. Plus, there is a difference in how non-fiction and fiction books are viewed by publishers as well as how they generally get publicized. Non-fiction books can stay on a shelf a long time, like a reference manual. But, fiction books are harder to sell, unless there is a lot of word of mouth (like Shades of Grey and Harry Potter). A memoir, while being a non-fiction book, sells more like a fiction book.

The whole journey to get to this point has been a lot of fun. That is what life is all about!

I appreciate and love each new person who follows me … they are one person closer to the number of followers I need to be published.

Thank you for being one of them!

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METAPHYSICAL MOTHERING: Law of Attraction

What can you do the next time your children fight? Use the law of attraction teaching: Life is what you focus upon.

Maybe your kids are calling each other names? Ok. It is normal, once in awhile, for siblings to verbally fight, but it is annoying. You want your kids to get along, love and support one another every day.

Here is an easy solution that you will see surprising results instantly:

Have each child list 5 to 10 reasons why they love each other. If you are really frustrated with them, you could have them list more. I tack on 5 more for each groan at the task – they stop and start writing.

My kids have listed things such as: She has nice hair, I like how she draws, he shows me how to play video games, and he is nice to my friends.

I am telling you it works like magic. I first started toying with this idea of “punishment” on a two hour drive. Much to my dismay their electronics had run out of power only 20 minutes into the ride. Then, bickering and name-calling began – they were fighting over the last electronic that only had a little bit of power left. It made for a very long ride. So, I tried it. They had to take turns saying something nice about each other. By the time I arrived at our destination, they were laughing and getting along so well, it was scary. It was as though I had given them a magic potion of happiness and love. They got along the rest of the day and the whole ride home. I don’t think I would have believed it had I not seen it for myself.

So, they next time you see any two (or more) children bickering or calling names, don’t hesitate to have them start saying nice things about one another. It is more of a challenge when they have to write them down and then read them out loud to the other, but it is not necessary.

I’d love to see this as a punishment for bully’s at school. What a difference it makes to focus on what you like about a person. This way of thinking can help anyone who can’t seem to find something nice about a person. Maybe they have nice hair? Focus on that.

The law of attraction says that what we focus upon, we experience. What do you want in your life?

Premonition vs. the Law of Attraction

Here’s a quandary. So, if you have premonition (a pre-knowing) of something, and then it happens – are you getting the information beforehand or are you using the law of attraction with the total lack of doubt so fully that it does, in fact, happen? I often wonder this. How do you know? How can you tell? Am I psychic or am I believing so much in the “something that just popped into my head” that I cause it to happen?

Can we ever find this out? I don’t really know. I don’t know if I will really get a good parking space or not, but I always seem to get one since I have been studying and practicing the law of attraction. I don’t necessarily have any positive premonition of a good parking spot. But there one is, waiting for me. If I had to put a percentage on this, it would be about 98 percent now. I expect it to happen.

It is like the old math problem: If A = B and B = C, then A has to = C. Let A be a premonition and B is use of the law of attraction. C will happen. It doesn’t really matter how it happens, it just does. The information is coming sometimes because I think about it on purpose and sometimes because the information just pops into my head.

And sometimes, you still have to do the math (the work) to get the answer (what you want). Either way… it boils down to “thoughts become things.”

What are your thoughts today?

Katy Perry, Litterbugs and the Law of Attraction

I have listened to and learned a lot about “the Secret” – or more commonly: the Law of Attraction. It does work. If you have listened to any of these teachings you will know what I mean when I say: I do get great parking spaces, I get a lot of green lights and I have received unexpected checks.  

I have to say that life IS what you make of it.

I have two favorite examples of how the law of attraction has worked for me. I like to use them when I mention the law of attraction or the secret and I get a blank stare. They are fun examples.

Last summer, while reading the paper, there was an article that talked about Pennsylvania’s new litter control program. Pennsylvania sells license plates to help support their “Don’t be a Litterbug” campaign. As soon as I read it, I thought; “They are using ‘litter’ in their campaign and that will only bring more litter under the law of attraction.” If they want to get rid of litter, they need to say something like: “Keep Pennsylvania Clean” or “Neat in PA” – where they are putting the focus on the clean and neat of things. I put the paper down. Reminded myself that this was another example of why I don’t like to read the paper. I would much rather read and hear good, positive news only.

The law of attraction is similar to the law of gravity. If you think it, it will happen. (This is popularly stated as: thoughts become things.) Just as if you drop an apple and it falls due to the law of gravity. It’s the same. It’s a law. (Search Abraham Hicks for more information.)

But, that is not all. The very next day, I noticed a lot more trash blowing and billowing around the sides of the highways and roads as I drove my daughter to acting class. I didn’t remember seeing so much before. More trash the next day. It was on the sides of every road I drove. Okay, this is annoying, people can’t be this disrespectful. I couldn’t help but to notice all the litter.

It took me a few weeks of thinking and focusing on this, then… (A little slow, I know.) I decided to make a concerted effort to only focus on the beautiful trees, grass and flowers along the side of the road. I felt that I was using the law of attraction to attract lots of litter on the road to me, so I had to do something about it. (Thoughts become things… thoughts become things…) The next day, when I drove my daughter to acting class, I barely noticed any litter. Plus, there was a crew of people cleaning up the road in the one section that was the worst. It was like it had disappeared in one day’s time. ONE DAY’S TIME. All I did was decide to put my attention on something positive. I drove to work later and all I could say was, “Shut UP! This really works.” I think I only saw one piece of litter floating around during that hour drive. It was surreal. It was as though I called PennDOT and ordered a massive cleanup of the highways and roads and they listened.

My other favorite example has to do with my daughter. First I have to give you her basic list of very strong loves from her short life so far. She is now 10 and a very girly girl. Since she was little, she always loved the color pink. Her favorite game was Candyland – especially Princess Lolly. (I kept a set of the playing cards to use on her scrapbook pages – she loved it that much.) Her favorite animal is a cat – I don’t even think she has a second favorite animal (we now have two). One of her favorite things to do is dress up in a variety of costumes and dresses. Her absolute favorite thing to do is to draw, which she uses when she draws backdrops and scenery to go with her outfit that day (or that hour). One of her requests is to have a variety of colorful wigs to go with her costumes. And I have to include her love of YouTube. Her first typed word was on YouTube. I’ll bet you can guess it: Kitty. Oh, and she loves, loves, loves to sing and act. She is soooo not afraid to be on a stage.

Now that you know a bit about her… last summer we had the fortunate chance to attend a Katy Perry concert. Katy is very awesome to put it mildly, but the whole time I am sitting there jamming to her music; all I could think about was: this is my daughter’s manifestation of the law of attraction. It was all of her aforementioned “loves” balled up in one nice neat package over the course of one evening. It was stunning. I could not get over the similarities.

Katy’s concert tour (2011) was a multi-media blast of fun. Katy changed her dresses and costumes numerable times and she wore several different wigs to match. I still don’t know how she changed so many times during her Hot and Cold song. The scenery on the stage was a huge Candyland game board with LOTS of pink clouds. Katy had a YouTube-like video playing on large screens in the back of the stage that coordinated with her songs. A little cat was Katy’s little friend in the video. Then at the end of her concert, a person dressed as “Kitty Purry” came out on stage. It was unreal. The whole time all I could think about was how much this concert was meant for my daughter.

 UPDATE – I spoke to my daughter about this post later that night. She said, “Hey! You forgot that I love cupcakes and Katy found her happiness in a special cupcake shop in the video at the concert. Remember – I even started the Cupcake Club. And, Katy sold pink cotton candy – and my nick name was Cotton Candy Swirl (when we used to play make-believe)! And, Katy’s concert had pink clouds and pink cats in the concert – I love all those things too!”

I just had to add this update.

What is the law of attraction bringing to you?

I was Regressed by Dr. Brian Weiss during his Past Life Regression Class at Omega in New York

Early in 2007, I looked online to see what other Brian Weiss books I may be missing. I had the great fortune of coming across Brian’s website and saw that he was hosting a few classes at Omega in Rhinebeck, New York. I was thrilled. Unknowingly, I used “the secret” and came into the exact amount of money needed for the classes – just in time to book my reservation to take the weekend class plus the 5 day past life regression training class. I was so excited it was dream-like.

Omega is the most surreal, loving place I have ever visited.  Or maybe I was just really looking forward to actually meeting and learning directly from Brian Weiss. I met so many wonderful people at Omega.

During the 5 day training class, I sat in the front row each day. I did not want to miss a thing. I watched a few volunteers get the opportunity to be personally regressed by Brian. I have to say I was a little envious. Then, on the 3rd or 4th day, I gingerly raised my hand and volunteered. He picked me! I was thrilled beyond words. He was demonstrating how to do a quick hypnotic induction. I had been regressed a few times and had listened to Brian’s CD several times for self-regression. I easily went under. My eyes were flittering so fast.

I had remembered a few tidbits of past lives here and there. But during my regression with Brian, one life came to me very clear. So clear, I was gesturing so much to describe the room in which I was witnessing a birth, I nearly knocked the microphone from his hands.

What an experience!