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EFT Article - Transformed From Parent to Author
This EFT story is comes from first-time author Kelly Burch. In this article, Kelly describes her experience writing Parenting With Heart & Soul. This article was first featured exclusively in the Autumn 2014 (Vol.1 No.2) edition of The Energist.
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For someone that had had a dream of being an author one day, it took a lot of nudging to get the thoughts and ideas swirling in my head out of my head and onto a Microsoft Word document screen.
When I finally began typing on the topic of parenting, I would have a rush of action and construct the first few pages (of what I’d hoped would be a book), before deciding it was all rubbish and giving up on it. This happened more times than I’d like to admit!
It was when I started doing Silvia Hartmann’s creative writing home study course that I recognised the value in honouring what my past aspects had written, and being more trusting that what was written was there for good reason.
Still finding it difficult, I noticed just how easy I found it to blog for my website in WordPress. So, I began writing for a book… in WordPress. I saved it as one big draft, and adding to it regularly.
Before long, I had amassed enough content to submit a manuscript to DragonRising for consideration. They loved it, and for my birthday in 2014, I received a publishing contract.
I had asked my 6 year old daughter to create some images for the book. She agreed and was very excited about being an illustrator. We celebrated her completing the final illustrations with new dolls.
Up until this point it had only a working title of “Parenting & EFT,” but I took a discussion to the Marketing For Energists group that I was a part of.
Silvia suggested the title of “Parenting With Heart & Soul: A Parent’s Guide to Emotional Freedom With EFT” and the other Marketing For Energists group members agreed; it fit beautifully.
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With a title, we could now think on what this book might look like. Did I mention that it started to feel more real at every step of the way? I began to feel more and more excited.
As I had started to look at the content of the book again to make images with the text, it had been awhile since I had read it, and the same old questioning of the aspects came up again.
By the end of the tapping, I felt extremely proud, almost moved by this work that I had created. Very proud of my aspects that had started just with thoughts and ideas and kept going, even though they needed some encouragement along the way. The aspects had created something really beautiful here and it was an honour for me to use their words in sharing it with the world.
One day in August I woke up to find emails and Facebook statuses to say that the book was now available for pre-order. And that people had already pre-ordered copies. That moment made it all finally feel real enough to celebrate; “Yep, this author thing is happening!” I went out to dinner with my husband and children that night to celebrate.
When a box arrived on my doorstep on 8th September, I shakily opened it up and soaked up the fact that it was my name on the cover and the spine. I sat on the floor in the entryway of my home and just stared at them, feeling it: “Yes, I am an author now!”.
There has been so much love for Parenting With Heart & Soul already and I am so thrilled that my intentions and heartfelt message has been felt and recognised by readers.
If the book just inspires a new way of thinking on behaviour, of both parents and children, then I will be happy! If they take on the supportive exercises and approaches to difficulties, all the better!
We have an energy body and it’s time we involved it in our lives, making *everything* easier!
Kelly Burch is an GoE Trainer based in Victoria, Australia. As well as training practitioners locally and via the AMT’s distance learning courses, she regularly sees clients in person and over Skype as well as conducting a fortnightly healing group.
~ This article was first published in the August 2014 (Vol.1 No.2) edition of The Energist.
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