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Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller
Let Us Have Faith (1940)

Title of my book: Life is a daring adventure

It may be a strange thing to say, that my intuition writes this book, but this is exactly what occurred. The way it happened is: I wanted to get in touch with my intuition much more deliberately because I was on the edge of a crisis, a life-changing situation I didn’t know how to resolve. Being generally proactive, I participated in a Soul Recognition workshop in 2001, a course designed to help me with this specific purpose—to connect to my deepest self. Part of this soul recognition experience included a channeled reading informing me that I would write a series of very popular books—a “Life series,” books about how life works here. I was further told that I would explain Love, that I was here to make sense out of what is an etheric, invisible, and often misinterpreted and misunderstood dynamic. Love’s design would explain itself to me; I was here to represent and explain Love I was told, first to young children, and then to every age group, adults included. My mission also included bringing people to the truth of who they are. All of this was rather surprising to me because it wasn’t at all consistent with who I knew myself to be—I had worked as a materials engineer, got my masters in environmental studies and was now a mother of two girls, one six and the other three years old. I wasn’t a writer, neither by profession nor talent, but the reading just felt right. I’ve had a few people tell me things about my future before, but this felt different and it was different. And in a way, I had been looking for this direction all my life. Even though I didn’t understand most of the reading at first, I was given bits and pieces about my mission and soul design, and also an assignment—to look within so I could discover who I am and what I am here to do. The reading sparked something within me because I was ripe for it. I recognized I had been seeking something, however consciously or unconsciously, and this new assignment sounded and felt like something of importance—it didn’t matter that the project seemed both ambitious and a mystery. Thus I set out shortly afterward to prepare for this new phase in my life—me as a successful author.

It wasn’t an easy process at first, developing my intuition so I could figure out what I was going to write about or how this mission was to proceed. I didn’t think I had special knowledge about Love or about how life actually works here any more than the next person. In fact, I was failing in my marriage, and my husband and family weren’t supportive of this crazy new idea. I’ve had my share of crazy ideas before. But because of the connection I was developing with my inner core, I continued on in spite of the obstacles. I listened to my heart, which developed my intuition step by step, and once I felt I was strongly connected to my heart and soul, this book began to flow without much effort on my part. The story, in fact, began writing itself.

My intuition did other amazing things as well—it guided me in how to get in touch with my inner core better. It came up with answers to the many questions I had regarding the course of my life, the purpose of why I came here in the first place, and who I ultimately was. My soul also revealed simple formulae concerning the process of life and creativity and the experience of flow—that often elusive state of effortless extraordinariness. Even my physical environment got involved in this book project as well, becoming what you might call my partner by providing me with me clues and synchronicities so I could put the pieces together and ultimately solve the mystery of my life, the mysteries of life. And I discovered that contrary to what I had originally thought, the people and the crisis circumstances—which I had viewed as obstacles—weren’t obstacles at all, but co-creators and partners in the success of this larger project. I am not a trained psychologist, not even an amateur, just an ordinary person who struggled to make sense of the events in my life and just so happened to stumble upon some pretty incredible findings. The funny things is, I didn’t know I had all of this in me.

This book is about the deepening and expansion of intuition and the unfolding of the heart and soul. It teaches us that once we connect with that sacred space within, life is indeed a wild and daring adventure. My adventure as an author thus begins with a short story I wrote for my daughter Julianne and then, it just takes off from there.


Dear Christine, what you write is so fine, so real, honest, heart-touching.

This could probably go under the category of Spiritual Journey/Bio as well. There is a way to cross-reference, though I don't know what it is.

My feeling is that a good writer is one who says what is true, and says it simply and without embellishment. You are a good writer, Christine. And it is a brave thing, isn't it, to put yourself out there in print?

As you know, I am asking everyone to post their messages on this community forum so all may read and all may gain and also so everyone has an opportunity to respond. I hope many will write their comments here.

Another thing that I think good writing does, and yours certainly does, is make the reader think of many things to say! I found myself reading your exquisite words, and I thought: "Yes, this is true. This is how it is. This is how it was for me. I would like to tell Christine the details of how it was for me." And so writer and reader communicate.

Your quote from Helen Keller was just wonderful!

You asked me some questions, Christine. From memory, I will respond.

No matter whether writing is narrative or essay, it can be excerpted. A reader does not have to know the beginning in order to understand the middle or the end or even one paragraph from anywhere within the book. As writers, we like the reader to know the whole story and read each precious word, but the reader can get a great deal from any part. This is clearly seen by what you shared here.

If you are looking for a publisher of your work, often publishers want to see the first chapter, a middle one, and the last. Some publishers want to see only one chapter, or any three of your choosing.

When you send a manuscript out, dear Christine, print on only one side of the paper. Publishers won't turn over pages.

I would recommend reading some of the writer magazines to get familiar with the business of writing. Also the internet has got to be loaded with practical information.

Believe in yourself. You are doing great.

With love and blessings,