Plant Seeds of LOVE in the Garden of Your Mind! (Part 2)

This is why it’s so important that you guard your subconscious mind, in fact the job of your conscious mind is to guard your subconscious mind. See, your subconscious mind is like a young child; it doesn’t think or reason for itself, it simply accepts any information given to it from your conscious mind, the (adult) gardener as facts.  You can either plant your own seeds, or you can allow other people to plant seeds in your mind for you (this is generally what most people do).  Your conscious mind takes IN-formation through what you see and what you hear, which determine the seeds that you plant.  If this IN-formation is good, you’re going to feel good and plant positive thought-seeds.  If the IN-formation’s not so good, you’re going to feel bad and plant negative thought-weeds in your subconscious mind.  Now your emotions are the water which causes your thought-seeds to grow at a much faster rate.  This is the easiest way I can explain this process, so let me repeat it again; your emotions water your thought-seeds and make them grow that much quicker.  So for instance, if you allow your mind to be manipulated by the media, the news, and social media, your emotions will be all over the place.  One minute you’ll be reading a meme that makes you think “Oh, that’s so beautiful, life is wonderful, the universe is for me, I can do anything!” and you feel positive, optimistic, and loving.  Then the next minute you read or watch something that makes you think “Oh my god, how can this be happening in the world? That’s so wrong! Life is against me, I’m going to march to change it!” and you feel angry, frustrated, even depressed.  So there you go; you’ve just planted two different thought-seeds in your subconscious mind; one positive, and one negative –  just like your own garden; you plant a flower, and a weed will spring up right alongside it.  That’s what I love about Mother Nature, she’s the greatest teacher; if you want to know anything about life, just look at nature!  So as I was saying, you can plant seeds in your own mind, or you can allow others to plant the seeds for you.  That’s why I stopped watching the news over 15 years ago – it just made me feel depressed! I spend very little time on social media because I just don’t know what’s going to pop up!  I’m very careful about what I allow into my subconscious mind.

I can’t wait to get onto the role of the super-conscious mind, but first I want to make sure you understand – or innerstand – the roles of the conscious and sub-conscious minds.

So let me explain it again; your mind is the GARDEN, and your thoughts are the SEEDS.  Your conscious mind is the gardener, and your subconscious mind is the FERTILE SOIL into which the seeds are planted.  I first learnt this metaphor from the book ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill.  I’ve been thinking about being rich for a very long time – I had to, in order to change my religious programming of being a poor, wretched sinner. Why do I want to be rich?  So I can reach my full potential, and help others reach their full potential too; I want to be able to travel the world, and see all the beauty of Mother Nature; I want my three ‘suns’ to be able to travel too, so they can realize that there’s more to life than working a 9-5 job to pay bills. I want to be able to buy my house with cash, and I want to be able to inspire others to live their dreams too.  So what seeds are you planting in your subconscious mind? All thoughts are either rooted in LOVE or FEAR.  Those are the only two places that they can come from.  The root of all hateful thoughts is fear, so fear is the opposite of love, not hate.

If you look at my painting ‘Self Love‘, you’ll see that her thoughts are rooted in LOVE:

Her mind is the garden, and it’s growing beautiful flowers – not a weed in sight! You can’t see the root of her thoughts, because they’re buried underground, in her subconscious.  But you can see the results of her subconscious thoughts, the beautiful flowers.

So how do you know what your subconscious thoughts are? Now this is where it begins to get  interesting (if it wasn’t already!)…

In Part 3, I’ll show you how to get to the ROOT CAUSE of any issues you may be facing, and how you can begin the process of transforming your life for GOOD! Click here to read it!

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Join us for the BOOK LAUNCH this SUNDAY 6th Nov!

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I’m getting all excited; what I’ve been doing in the dark is finally coming to light!

The Revised Editions for both my Self-help books have gone to print, and I’m expecting 1,000 copies of each!  It’s been a labour of love, patience and focus, to bring you these Revised Editions!  (I’ll be explaining why I felt the need to revise them on the day).

On Sunday, we’re going to be discussing ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger‘ – some of the brothers who contributed to it will be on the Panel to answer your questions – get the FREE download so you can come and join in the discussion!

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Out with the Old, in with the New!

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RAFFLE and Art Print Sale! 

You’ll also be able to WIN Framed and Laminated Prints of my art in the Raffle, and I’ll also be selling them on the day!  (They all feature in my novel).

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I look forward to seeing you there!

HOW TO GET THERE:

The Marcus Garvey Library is less than a 10 minute walk from Seven Sisters station, or you can get the 149, 279, 259, or 349 two stops.  If you are coming on the underground, turn left when you come through the ticket barriers, and go up the stairs past the sweet shop.  When you get off the bus (two stops), stay on the same side and take the path towards the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, you’ll find Tottenham Green Leisure Centre behind it (take the path to your right).

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In the First Edition (previously titled ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual!‘ it ended at Year 11, when they were celebrating their first year of wedded bliss, and expecting the imminent birth of their first child together.  Then through a twist of fate, Suzanne learns the true meaning of the word ‘Love’.  The Revised Edition includes TWO NEW CHAPTERS (Years 12 & 13) which are exclusively in the PAPERBACK!   If you’ve enjoyed reading the FREE e-book series, order your personally signed paperback for just £9.99 + £2.99 p&p!

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Join me on Sunday 6th November for the launch of my revised Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister‘ and its sister-book ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger‘!  A few of the brothers who contributed to the latter book will be on the panel to take any questions, so come and join in the discussion!  You’ll receive full details when you purchase your paperback in advance. (If you’re attending the book launch I’ll refund your p&p or you can use it against any of my other products)

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The Story of My Inner Child

Growing up, I had a natural ability to write and draw; my two favourite subjects at school were English Literature and Art. However, I never pursued a career in any of these areas because I lacked self confidence and didn’t believe in myself or my abilities.

As a child, I was constantly told I was worthless, good-for-nothing, didn’t deserve it (anything I wanted), and that I was ugly. These heterosuggestions went deep into my subconscious mind, and became the program I ran on as an adult. I subconsciousy believed anything I produced was also worthless, good for nothing, and ugly. 💭

I grew up with low self-esteem,  lacked self-confidence, and didn’t believe in myself.  I would screw up any piece of writing or drawings I did, because I thought they weren’t good enough – a reflection of how I felt about myself! 🤕

So instead of pursuing a career that utilized my natural God-given talents, I ended up doing Accounts, when maths was my worst subject at school! 🤦🏾‍♀️

By my mid twenties, I had stopped being creative altogether.  This was the last picture I drew (using pastels) back in 1986:

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Clearly you can see I was good at art, but my perception of myself was reflected in how I viewed my work.  My boyfriend/lover/friend had asked me to do a portrait of his favourite singer, Alexandra O’Neal from the record sleeve; when he saw my creation, he threw the original on the floor!

Still, I remained a blocked writer and artist for over 20 years after that.  My inner child was crying out to be heard, but I ignored her.

I was unfulfilled, and miserable in my job as an Accounts Clerk.

After the birth of my second ‘sun’ in 1995, I decided I wanted to do something that would work around them.  I wanted to go back to being creative, but I didn’t know how.  A book came into my life calld ‘The Artist’s Way’ by Julia Cameron, which helped me begin the process of unblocking.

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This book literally saved my inner child’s life!  I didn’t just read it, I did all the daily and weekly tasks  (it’s a 12-week course).  The first thing I was required to do was to start writing my Morning Pages, 3 A4 pages every morning of any thoughts that came to mind (it didn’t have to make sense).  The second thing was to take my inner child on weekly ‘Artist Dates‘.  This was fun!

Some parts of the process involved going deep into the recesses of my mind, to uncover where that critical voice in my head was coming from that kept saying “You? A great artist? LOL” or “You? A best-selling author? You could never amount to that!” .  The exercises helped me get to the root cause of my insecurities, and to begin counter-attacking them with POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS like “I am a brilliant and successful artist”, “I am a prolific writer”, “I have rich creative talents”, “I am confident and competent in my creative work”, “I am a channel for the Creator to create through”, in order to get my creative juices flowing again.

‘The Artist’s Way’ taught me how to nurture my inner child, and to  give her the freedom she desired to create. As the adult, I had to learn how to step out of the way, and allow her to be free.

Before the end of the 12 week course, I was writing and painting freely!

The first painting I did when I unblocked as an artist in 2009 was of my inner child, and one of the first poems I wrote was called ‘My Artist Child’ (inspired by ‘The Artist’s Way’) which explains the inner struggle I went through to set my inner child free:

 

Cezanne (my artist) is a child.

I call to her, and she answers me

With a poem, a dance, and a squiggle-diddy!

She loves to be free, my artist

Free to explore her creativity

With no limitations, or boundaries

So what’s stopping her?

Me.

Yes ME, the adult,

Constrained in what I can see

Stuck in my blocks, and adult mentality;

“YOU CAN’T DO THAT!” I scold,

As she tries to break free;

“I want to paint!” she says.

“NO!” I reply,

(frightened of what she may tell of me,

as she paints away freely)

“I want to write!” she cries.

“No, NO!” I squeal,

(At the thought of my thoughts on paper,

she may reveal!)

“I want to dance!” she pleads.

“No, no, NO!” my senses scream

“At your age, start to….PRANCE??”

“Please, can I sing?” she begs…

She wants to paint!

She wants to write!

She wants to dance!

She wants to sing!

How can I deny my artist-child these things?

How can I refuse her the right

To be free to express her creativity?

So….I give her the paints, AND the time of day.

I give her the dance classes she’s always craved.

I allow her to write when her spirit takes

And to sing, yes to sing with the voice that God gave!

I take her out on our ‘Artist’s Dates’

And feed her IMAGES for her to relate

Back to her play-play-work-day…

Now my child, GO and CREATE!

As you can see, there was a real struggle going on between my adult self, filled with ego, self-consciousness, and learned restrictions, and my uninhibited, free-spirited inner child.  Thank goodness, my inner child won! 😅

So when I started writing my novel (now re-titled Journey of a Sister) my job as the adult was simply to step out of the way and let her be free. I used the painting My Inner Child to illustrate the front cover of the e-book for Year Two, because there’s a part in there where Suzanne inspires Charles to awaken his inner child! (in the section ‘Lace Seduction’).

Cezanne’s mission is to ‘Spread Love through Creativity’

The thing I love about my inner child is her ability to write about adult topics with the uninhibited innocence of a child, and to express herself in a way that I (the adult) wouldn’t dare to!  When I was writing ‘Journey of a Sister’ I kept hearing that critical voice inside my head saying “You can’t write that!”, but I just ignored it and allowed my inner child the freedom to write whatever she chose…so in 2009 I felt compelled to write ‘Part Two‘ to my poem:

My inner child is wild and free – she has no boundaries!

When I decided to set her free I KNEW it would cost me my privacy!

(and anyone who’s had anything to do with me

 so if that’s you, I’m sorry.)

She sits in the seat of my subconscious mind observing all I’m doing

Then she turns my experiences into a song, story or poem!

Thanks to her, my life is an open book,

Go on, open it, take a look!

And she’s left me (the adult) to deal with all the DRAMA she creates 

She doesn’t know where to draw the line!

I know I should be embarrassed, but to be honest,

All I keep seeing are POUND SIGNS ££££££££!

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Where Did the Name ‘Cezanne’ Come From?

Cezanne is my ‘spiritual’ name.  What do I mean by that?

When I was  around 14 years old, I was in the back of class one day at school, doodling on the back of my textbook (obviously bored!).  As I was drawing randomly, the name ‘Cezanne’ appeared in the doodles!  The name stuck in the back of my mind all the years I was a blocked writer and artist, and only came back to me when I had to name my inner child as part of the course in Julia Cameron’s book ‘The Artist’s Way‘.

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I’ve now changed my name by Deed Poll, in the hope that eventually, my inner child will take over completely!  Setting her free has enabled me to write and record over 30 poems, write 3 books (one is the Book of Lyrics to my award-winning poetry collection ‘Seeds of Love‘), painted 11 paintings, and I’m still creating, including building this website, writing my first speech, and developing workshops for my Retreats! 

Join me on the ‘Nurture Your Inner Child’ Retreat!

Would you like me to take you through the same processes I went through to unblock as a writer and artist?  Then join me for 7 days of work-play in the sun!  This is essentially a 7-day holiday for both women and men, with 5 days of workshops thrown in (you can do as much or as little as you like!).  All materials are included, as well as accommodation, daily meals, and 5 days of nurturing your inner child!  You’ll return home with something you have created, and the tools to keep your creative juices flowing!   As part of the course, I will also teach Colour Therapy (I healed myself from Seasonal Affective Disorder using the colours in my paintings!)

Visit my Art page to learn about the Colours & Symbolism in my paintings and to download them to your device so you can benefit from the Colour Therapy in them too!

Use the Contact Form below to register your interest in the Nurture Your Inner Child Retreat 2019 (monthly Feb to May) or email cezanne@journeyofasister.com  

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Blog Tour DAY ONE! ‘The Black Butterfly Effect’

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Today is DAY ONE of my online Blog Tour!  Over the next 5 days you’ll be able to read exclusive articles I’ve written as a guest blogger for 6 other blogs;  today’s article is called ‘The Black Butterfly Effect‘, which compliments my painting ‘Black Butterfly‘:

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I actually found the topic ‘The Black Butterfly Effect‘ in an old journal I’d written back in 2012; at the time I was doing a ‘Mind Fast’ which inspired my writing.  The article I’ve written is adapted from my journal, and also includes the inspired poem I wrote around the same time!  Visit www.sheinspiredher.com to read it, and to listen to the poem!  If you enjoy the article, join me on my 30 Day Mind Fast which starts next January (I’ll be helping you prepare for it in between!)

Over the next 5 days of the Blog Tour you’ll also be able to read Year One of my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ FREE!  The main character has a dream based on  ‘Black Butterfly’, and the theme running throughout the whole story is of transformation; I’m aiming to print the Revised Edition with my artwork in full colour so YOU can benefit from the COLOUR THERAPY in them, watch the video I put together this morning to explain!

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BONUS ARTICLE!  I only needed 5 articles for my Blog Tour, but I actually had 6 websites who wanted to take part, so I’ve included Caribdomain as a Bonus! Read my article ‘What’s in a Name? (all 5 days)

I hope to see you at one of my Book Signing & Discussion Events, where we will be discussing the topics raised in my Self-help books; you’ll get a FREE ticket to my Book Launch taking place in Central London on Sunday 6th November when you order Journey of a Sister in my campaign!

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We should serve each other!

When I wrote my poem ‘I Need a MAN!’ back in 2009 (above), it was all about MY wants and needs.  I wasn’t thinking about what I could bring to the relationship, it was all about me, me, ME!

But 7 years later, I’ve come to the realization that for relationships to truly work, we should approach them with “What can I GIVE?”

If you both have the attitude of serving each other and making each other happy, the relationship stands a much better chance of survival!

Recently I watched a webinar by Tony Dada and his spiritual mentor bro Ishmael Tetteh (who lives in Ghana).  What stuck in my mind was something bro Ishmael said;

“If you want to be happy don’t get married, but if you want to MAKE someone happy, get married.”

Profound, isn’t it?

What if we all approached our relationships with the attitude to serve, not to be served?

The greatest Truth I have learnt is that we are all gods and goddesses, and that our body is the temple of our in-dwelling Holy Spirit (the part of us made in the image and likeness of the Great Creator).  Our relationships are therefore HOLY GROUND.  With this knowledge, we should seek to worship each other!  Reverence each other! Adore each other! Praise each other!  (Who doesn’t love receiving praise?) Why do we worship, adore and give praise to a God we cannot see, yet treat our own brothers and sisters as if they are unworthy of our love, devotion, time, energy and money?

This reminds me of the scripture 1 John 4:20 which says ‘how can you say you love God who you cannot see, yet you treat your own brother or sister like sh*t? (paraphrasing!)  Right there, you can see that to love God IS to love your fellow human being!

In Year One of my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’,  while on their First Date, Suzanne asked Charles how he knows his life is right with God if he doesn’t go to church?  His reply was;

“Well…”  Charles paused to think carefully before responding;

“God lives inside me, that’s why I don’t feel I need to go to church to find him. Plus, I don’t see anywhere in the bible that says you should go to church every Sunday.” 

“True, but it does say not to forsake the gathering of the brethren.”

“Yes, well I’m more interested in relationship than religion.”

“But how can you have a relationship with God if you refuse to mix with his people?”

 “I don’t; his people are everywhere, not just in church – I serve God every day by serving my fellow human beings. I see God in every body…I see God in YOU.”

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So you see, by acknowledging God in every person you relate to, your relationships become HOLY.  Imagine how our relationships (and the world!) would transform if we treated our friends, family, colleagues and partners with the same reverence we give God – and they did the same?

In order for our relationships to work, we have to put the spirituality back into them.  With ‘God’ in the centre of our relationships, they are bound to succeed!

Look in the mirror and say to your Self: “I am becoming consciously aware of who I am (a god/goddess).  My body is my temple.  My personal relationships are the most important element in this process, therefore they are holy ground.  I see all those I am in relationship with as sacred souls on a sacred journey.  I will always strive to see the god/goddess in every body, even when they are showing me less.” (extract from Year Four)

I no longer need a man, I need a god whom I can serve, and who will treat me like a goddess – and I serve God by serving my fellow human beings.

That’s growth.

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FREE READ! How to Get the Ring On Your Finger (with contributions from over 30 brothers)

Out of respect for the brothers who contributed to it freely, I have made the newly-revised version of my Self-help book How to Get the Ring On Your Finger FREE to read on this blog! (Just click on the link to open the PDF).

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I decided to revise it to take into consideration some of the comments made at the Book Launch of the First Edition – the front cover design was inspired by something one of the  brothers (who’s now happily married) said: “The ring is the smallest handcuff ever created by the white man” – if you’re wondering how I did the chain joining the rings, it was from this:

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I also wanted to re-write my ‘her-story’ to explain the real reason why I never married despite having the engagement ring on twice!

The beautiful thing about this book is that I seem to have attracted like-minded men to offer their advice, so in every instance they are backing up what my own inner guidance was saying!

The book goes much deeper than ‘getting the ring on’; it looks at our past history which has affected the way we relate to each other today, and offers SOLUTIONS on how we can heal ourselves and progress to health, happy, fulfilling sustainable relationships – but it starts with healing ourselves individually.

Once we have identify our personal issues and healed from them, this book offers a PLAN to getting the ring on by introducing the ‘DIY Arranged Marriage’.  This involves doing the ‘6 Month Test’, and climbing the Ladder to Dating Success.  If you follow all the steps given, you are almost guaranteed to get the ring on!  (If that’s your desire).

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If you are a brother reading this book, even better, as the process is best done together!

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Book Tour 

Join me at my monthly Book Signing & Discussion Events where the topics raised in my Self-help book ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger’ and my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ will be discussed openly!

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You can also purchase your personally signed paperback from the Book Tour page.

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Buy both my Self-help books plus the Seeds of Love’ CD and its Book of Lyrics for the discounted price of just £24.99!

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Sex with the EX

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If I had taken my own advice, I wouldn’t have had sex with the EX earlier this year.

But when he called me up out of the blue after 5 years, saying he could ‘hear my voice calling him’, I thought he was being sincere.  Partly because I had just finished watching ‘The Secret’ DVD, and he crossed my mind; I remembered giving him my first copy when we were dating, and wondered if he’d ever watched it.  Then I checked my emails…and BAM! There was a message from him, coming via this very same blog!  Obviously, I thought it was a ‘sign’.

I don’t know what came over me to be honest.  It’s not as if I was that physically attracted to him.  ‘But after two years of celibacy, I was feeling horny, and not wanting to sleep with just anybody…’ I thought he’d do.  Better the devil you know, right?

Wrong.

My poem ‘Sex with the EX’ (which I wrote in 2007) would have been a good reminder for me, if I’d taken the time to listen:

It was like a replay of what happened all those years ago to make me write the poem in the first place!  I’d been celibate for two years, my ex called me up out of the blue, and even though he didn’t tell me he was seeing someone else, it didn’t take me long before I realized I was wasting my time and inner-g.  Us women are very intuitive, but sometimes we ignore our gut feelings.  We want it to work so bad.  But the thing with the ex is; if it didn’t work first time around, what makes you think it’s going to work this time?

‘So ladies, next time you fancy some sex and you think of your ex – keep your fantasies in your panties where they belong, and don’t try to turn them into reality…’

So from now on, I’m going to take my own advice.  Next time an ex contacts me out of the blue, I’m going to tell him ‘Next time you think of me, don’t call me, don’t text me, don’t even email me.  See I’m not looking for a fling, I’m looking for my King….’

Sex with the EX didn’t make much sense, but it certainly made a good POEM…

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Extract from Year Three: Life Path Number

Extract from Year Three:  Life Path Number

…Charles suddenly started looking for a notebook and pen, and announced “Right, let’s work out your Life Path number, shall we?”

“What’s a Life Path number?” Suzanne questioned, intrigued.

“Well, according to Numerology, your Life Path number is the most important number relating to your birth.  It reveals the road you’re travelling, and gives a broad outline of the opportunities, challenges, and lessons you’ll encounter in your life. It’s simple to work out, so let’s start with your date of birth; 5th of November…what year were you born again?”

“1974”

“Okay, so first we’re going to reduce each unit of your birth date to a single digit, so we take the number 5 from the day you were born, the number 11 from the month you were born, then we reduce the numbers in the year you were born to a single digit.  See?”

Charles wrote down all the numbers to demonstrate:

5

11

= 21  (2+1=3)

“Then you add them all up”:  5 + 11 + 3 = 19

“Why haven’t you broken down the 11 to a single digit?” Suzanne queried.

“Good question, you’re on ball!”  Charles commended her for spotting it.

“The number 11 is a ‘Master Number’.  The Master Numbers, 11, 22 and 33 are the only numbers you don’t reduce to a single digit.  But even if we did, in your case we’d still end up with the same Life Path number.”

“How do you mean?”

“Well so far your Life Path number adds up to 19, but if we reduced the 11 to a single digit, we’d end up with 10.  See?”

Charles added them up again:

5

1 + 1 = 2

1 + 9 + 7 + 4 = 21  (2+1=3)

5 + 2 + 3 = 10

“So is my Life Path number 19 or 10?”  Suzanne asked.

“Neither.  We still have to reduce the two digits to a single digit.  In your case, both the 19 and 10 reduce to a 1.”

He showed her on paper what he meant: 1 + 9 = 10 (1 + 0 = 1)

1 + 0 = 1

“Suzanne, your Life Path number is 1.  Do you know what that means?”

“I have no idea!” she responded in anticipation, knowing he would enlighten her.

Charles reached for his Numerology book and flipped to the right section: “Being a number 1 makes you… ‘A natural born leader; you insist on the right to make up your own mind; you demand freedom of thought and action. You have drive and determination. You don’t let anything or anyone stand in your way once you are committed to your goal.  You are exceptionally creative and original and possess a touch of the unusual. Your approach to problems is unique and you have the courage to wander from the beaten path.  You perform best when you are left to your own devices. Ideally you should own your own business and be your own boss. Hold fast to your life’s dream and work with the determination you possess to realize it’.”

He paused to look up at her before adding “It also says ‘Don’t let pride and over-confidence be your masters. Remember, your talents and abilities are a gift from a Higher Source, which should promote gratitude and humility, rather than pride and conceit.  More often than not a person with a ‘1’ Life Path will achieve much in life as long as the drive, creativity, originality and pioneering spirit are fully employed.’

“Wow, that’s amazing!” Suzanne said in a surprised tone; “that sounds just like me – how does it work?”

“Pretty much along the same lines as Astrology; it’s the same science,” Charles informed her.

“Gosh… everybody should know what their Life Path number is!  What’s yours?” Suzanne asked him.“Astrology deals with the way the planets were aligned on the day you were born, while Numerology deals with the numbers in your birth date.  Both can give accurate descriptions about the potential your life holds, and what you came here to do – but you still have ultimate freedom to do with your life as you choose; you can fulfill its potential completely, or make some smaller version of your Self. It all depends on the effort and commitment you put in; however, the possible ‘you’ is contained within from the moment you were born.”

“7”

“Read yours then!”

Charles proceeded to read about his Life Path;

‘The 7 Life Path is the seeker of Truth.  You have a clear and compelling sense of your Self as a spiritual being.  As a result, your goal is devoted to investigations into the unknown, and to finding the answers to the mysteries of life.  You possess a fine mind; you are an analytical thinker who is capable of great concentration and theoretical insight.  You enjoy research and putting the pieces of an intellectual puzzle together.  Once you have enough pieces in place, you are capable of highly creative insight, and of practical solutions to problems.’

“Oh, no wonder we get on so well – we’re both Truth-seekers!  So are 1 and 7 compatible?”

“They could be!” Charles replied cheekily.

He then proceeded to work out the rest of Suzanne’s Core Numbers and explained them to her as he went along.  He explained that the day she was born also held significant meaning, and reading from his book, explained to her what being born on the 5th meant: “…Five  represents change, non-conformity, individualism, travel and adventure –

“I like the sound of that!” she interrupted; “I’ve always wanted to travel!”

“Well it’s written in your stars,” Charles affirmed, looking at her intently.  Going back to his book he continued; “Five signifies opportunity, resourcefulness, and risk.  5 is extremely multi-talented and versatile, persuasive, sensual, magnetic, entertaining, scientific and analytical.  5 carries the magical mystique of quintessence that helps us experience the wonders of life.  This vibration is the innate healer and teaches us to be flexible and adaptable.

Looking up at her he smiled as he added;

“I can vouch for that.”

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Why Change the Title?

When I returned from Ghana in March I thought I’d finished revising my novel.

When I published Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual! in 2011, I was eager to share everything I’d been learning about the creative power of the mind, Universal Laws, and the his-story of the religion I’d been indoctrinated into.  I though this new way of thinking was finally going to help me to begin creating my life how I wanted it to be.

But 4 years later, I’d made little progress financially.  This made me go back to my Creator and ask “So what was all this about?”.  Well, this opened up a whole new can of worms!

If you’ve read the book, in the first chapter I was questioning God about the Fall of Lucifer story, and why God had allowed Lucifer and his ‘minions’ to corrupt His creation (us).  This to me, was the root cause of all the world’s problems today (and mine, as I’d been taught in church).

I haven’t watched tell-lie-vision in over 10 years, so I wasn’t up to speed on current affairs.  But I started watching YouTube videos about the Illuminati and the New World Order agenda.  I learnt that many pop stars and film stars were selling their soul to the devil for fame and fortune, and that the Luciferian agenda was to do away with all religions and create one New religion: Luciferianism – in other words, they want us all to worship Lucifer, like them!

If you watch mainstream TV or listen to mainstream music, you’ll notice that everything ungodly is promoted, even down to sexualizing children.  Most of it is so subtle that you don’t pick it up on a conscious level, but it goes through to your subconscious mind.  I watched YouTube videos where film and pop stars admitted openly to selling their soul to the devil, to being possessed so they could perform better, and to worshiping Satan.

As you can imagine, I panicked at first, but then I realized the importance of my book even more.

The ‘powers that be’ are using our minds (mass consciousness) to achieve their goals, and religion is one of their greatest tools for mind control.  The biggest issue single Christians have to deal with is the ‘no sex before marriage’ rule.  As a single black woman, the chances of getting married are something like 10-1.  As a Christian woman, what do you do?  Well, I discovered that ‘fornication’ doesn’t actually mean ‘sex before marriage’, and I’ve explained what it DOES mean in the revised version of my book!  There are some other major changes I’ve made, but I urge you to read the original version first, as some of the information I’ve taken out in order to keep the word count around the same.

The revised version will have a new title and cover design (watch this space!).  I decided to change the title to appeal to a wider market, including the church.

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