Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I'm Getting Married in 3 days

I'm getting married on Saturday. You can't say that every Wednesday. I guess you could but you'd be weird, and people would eventually stop sending you gifts and money.

I don't even know how to begin writing about it, so I guess I will do what I assigned my writing class last week, I'll make a list.


1. I conceived of Project True Love in July of last year (2011) and September 1st  was the day I officially began the project. I didn't realize that when we picked our wedding date, but later, when reading my PTL diaries, I remembered. It seems so fitting that one year after setting a clear intention I have not only found true love, but am getting sealed to that love forever. 

2. It's sooner than October 1, which would also be a good date.

3. It's the weekend before school starts for my daughter. 

4. 2012 is known among yogis as a re-birthing year. September is the 9th month of that year. Indeed, I do feel like I have been in the process of re-birthing myself since January,  and I can see that Rocky also has been on a re-birthing track. It seems fitting that we'd come together and finish this year together.

5. It is a holiday weekend and while that means more traffic, it also means more happiness in general in the energetic field. I like that.

6. It is the day after a blue moon, which only comes around once in a blue moon.

7. I feel lucky that I am getting married in this stage of life when I already have a deep appreciation and love and understanding about the temple and the ordinances performed there.

Not just in the building on Santa Monica Boulevard that I love, but also the temple of my body and the ordinances that will be preformed there after our sealing.

I will have another blog post with my deep thoughts on the above soon.

The wedding plans have been very simple and easy for the most part. I had always though eloping would be romantic and stress free, but I also wanted my book collaborators to be there, so I opted for the next best option, which is to that we are just getting sealed and then leaving on our honeymoon. No reception. No engraved invitations. Just the main event. Then the second main event.

We are having a blue moon party the night before so that we can spend time with all our out of town guests. It's going to be a reading. I'm so excited. If you know me, you know that I love words, and I love the sound current. And I can speak for Rocky's fondness of words too. (This is one of my favorite things that he has brought to our relationship.

A two volume Oxford English Dictionary. We fondly refer to it as The O.E.D. We are looking for a podium on which to rest it so that it can be on permanent display.) So we are both looking forward to being showered with cool poetry, quotes, speeches, songs, and I might make everyone chant a mantra with us. I just love the energy of everyone's voices chanting together. I love how it vibrated in my every cell. There is nothing quite so cool. I'll have to pick a mantra.

Here is one more picture of us because I love it.

I hope I get to blog again before then, but if not. Send me your words in the comments. Muah. xoxo.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Fun with Heather

Okay so Heather and I rocked the LDS booksellers's convention and our book got a great deal of attention and recognition from Deseret Book, which is the bookstore owned by the LDS church and which has about 90% of the LDS market. We also schmoozed with the independent bookstores too, but they were a little afraid to take a risk on us. But DB is already planning book signings for us at about 10 different stores in several states where my collaborators  live. We are excited about this happening so fast, but I guess I am not surprised. As I said in my last post, I set the intention to sell 5000 by the end of the year. I think that could be possible now.

Me and Heather at the LDSBA convention.
The best part of my trip though was staying with Heather. Heather is one of my book collaborators and the only one who lives in Utah. She writes the blog Women In The Scriptures. I love that woman. And I don't get to see her often enough. For a long time, she has been wanting me to teach her how I meditate. So even though we both didn't sleep much Wednesday night, we got up early to meditate together before the convention. I taught her the meditation for releasing anger and negativity and then we did a mantra meditation for happiness and protection. It was so cool to hear and feel the vibration of the sound current in my every cell as we chanted the mantra. I also taught her a prosperity meditation, which we did both days before the convention. I'm pretty sure it worked. Prosperity comes in many forms, including money, a new friend or contact, and new opportunity, knowledge, free stuff, etc, and we basically received all of those things on Thursday and Friday as we talked to people at the convention.You can read a longer post about this here.

I also got some clarity on exactly what I want to do with this blog and what my mission is now that the book is done and out. You'll have to live in suspense till my next blog post, but I promise it holds great things in store for readers. And I promise to post videos of all those meditation soon. That's a hint.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Speed Dating for Books

Oh goodness. It's been 3 weeks since my true love moved here and I haven't really blogged since. And I don't have much time to blog today because I am getting ready to leave town to go to the LDS Booksellers Association Convention. That is where wholesalers and retailers get together and speed pitch and then have a two day convention where they hopefully remember us from the speed-dating event and come to our booth and order 1000s of copies of our book.

In January of this year I set a goal to sell 5000 copies of The Gift of Giving Life by the end of the year. I didn't know if that was an outrageous goal or not. But from what I have learned, most books don't sell more than 5000 copies total. Ever. In their life time. We have already sold about 600 copies since our book came out only 3 months ago. That is just through our website and Amazon. There is one Deseret Book in Idaho that carries a few copies, because several customers requested them, but until now, we haven't made an effort to get them into stores. So I think that we will do well at this event, because it is clear that they sell well and in multiples (everyone buys one for a friend). Hopefully we'll meet that goal by the end of the year. I just want to get the book and the spirit of the book into as many homes as possible.

I will also be selling my Peaceful Parenting Affirmations and Kids Affirmations into LDS retail stores as well. So hopefully they'll pick those up with as much excitement as our book. If you haven't downloaded your copy of the affirmations, you can click the link above or on the right sidebar. My friend Shannon plays the kids affirmations for her son every night. He has them memorized. It's adorable. One of the affirmations says "Even when I'm mad, I'm still a good kid."  And one day last week, Shannon was ranting and raving a bit, and her 2 year old said: "Even when you're mad, you're still a good mommy."

I love it!

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