The best part of it all is that through my teaching, coaching, mentoring and writing, I am able to teach others how to do the same! My dream is to bring Jack's work to teens and young adults across the country and ultimately to have a retreat center that is based on Jack's Success Principles and attracts people who are in search of their passion, purpose and best vision for their life and want to learn the entrepreneurial skills and tools and connect to a network of support to help them create it! What could be better than that? In my mind and heart, there's not much.
Every once in awhile I get sidetracked from my goals and vision. Actually, quite often if the truth be told. Perhaps it's part of my creative process ... or sometimes it's simply procrastination. Or is it something else?
Something happens that gets distracts me and grabs my attention. Often times I have no idea where a particular thought came from, or why I followed the impulse to make that call or go to that place or what that dream meant, or why I had that conversation with the stranger, or why I landed on that webpage.
Until I get goosebumps. That's when I know I'm onto something. That's when I know it's time to pay close attention. Goosebumps are one of the ways the Universe gets my attention to move in a direction I might never have gone on my own.
Check out this goosebump story ... perhaps you will help me see where it goes!
As you may know from reading my posts, I published a book titled Match Meets the Metaphysical: A Transformational Journey to Light and Love. It was released on June 12, 2013 and became a best seller overnight!
I set the goal to write a best selling book back in August 2010 while attending Breakthrough to Success, my first Canfield event. Apparently, according to the Universe’s plan, that was just the beginning of my bigger vision!
I was inspired to write my story after a pretty significant sequence of metaphysical experiences that literally rocked my world. I needed some help sorting it all out and consulted with the White Mountain Center for Creative Development and the Hypnosis Center. I received support and guidance from their hypnotherapists and psychic mediums which helped to clarify parts of my story as it was unfolding.
Once I got clear and was ready to write, I connected with the founders of the Center, Penny and Michael Hathaway, who provided me with some coaching on the writing, editing and cover design of the book. I am forever grateful for the encouragement, support and guidance I received throughout the process, but I am beginning to think there's something even more to our connection.
The morning after I hit "Approve" and sent the final proof to the publisher, I woke up in the middle of a wild dream. I was on a movie set, sitting in a director's chair, beads of sweat on her forehead from the bright lights, watching the film crew shoot a scene from her book while the Blues Traveler lyrics "Hollywood's calling for the movie rights" ran through my head.
I couldn't fall back to sleep. I got up, made coffee and went online to check email. I was a bit surprised to find an email from my mentor Jack Canfield’s publicist inviting me to learn how to prepare my book manuscript to be turned into a movie. I was struck by the synchronicity ... and immediately got goosebumps.
Goosebumps make me pay attention. I have learned that when I get goosebumps, I need to look for signs that will lead me to the next right step ... and often to amazing connections, synchronicities and magical opportunities!
I followed the link and it led me to a program designed to help authors get their books ready for the big screen; guiding their projects through the process of getting them ready for a producer, getting the project into the hands of at least two producers, and coaching authors on meeting with producers about movie options.
I could barely catch my breath. For a minute I imagined what it might be like to made my book into a movie. I could clearly visualize the story on the big screen. I also knew that this program might very well be the next step to take to make that happen, but, up until now, I didn’t see what this was really all about.
Unfortunately, publishing the book has been a costly process both financially and in terms of time, so I decided to set a long term goal to bring the book to the screen over the next year or two when funds loosened up.
Fast forward a few weeks after my book was released … positive reviews have been pouring in from readers from all directions. I am especially excited and overwhelmed with the feedback from readers telling me that the book is impacting their lives in a big way; helping them to see things from a whole new perspective and giving them tools to fuel their personal journey towards a life of passion and purpose. Several readers have suggested that the book would make a great movie! And the majority of the people giving me the positive feedback are precisely my target audience for my retreat center! Hmmmm ...
Enter ... The Universe!
A few days ago, I had a repeat of the movie set dream and woke up to the same lyrics … and goosebumps!
Again I couldn't fall back to sleep. I signed onto Facebook just in time to see a status post by one of my friends that included a link to an article by Jack Canfield (my mentor) about his success principle "Ask! Ask! Ask!" ... followed by another friend's post about GoFundMe ... followed by a whole bunch more goosebumps!
I read the article and checked out gofundme and the goosebumps quickly led me to the next right step.
The Universe is calling me to take big action. It's calling for a big ASK … and it doesn’t seem to want to wait for my long range timeline. This is not really about making my book a movie for the purpose of fame and fortune ... it's about raising money to support my ultimate goal of bringing Jack's amazing work to lots of people!
I approached the White Mountain Center for Creative Development and asked them to help me raise $5000 to cover the cost of the book to movie program. They were happy to support the fundraising campaign ... so here we are ASKing for your support to bring my story to the screen.
Specifically, your contribution will support me in working directly with a publicist and screenwriter to develop the screenplay vision, logline and treatment (Hollywood lingo) for my book, get the project in front of at least two Hollywood producers over the next several months and coach me about meeting with producers to discuss and negotiate movie options.
Should I get a movie contract, the money would go towards developing programs and physical space for my bigger goal!
You can visit the project page at http://www.gofundme.com/3ltzi8 to check out the donation incentives!
Feel free to share this blog post on Facebook and pass itt on to to your contacts who might want to learn more about paying attention to their own goosebumps and letting the magic of the Law of Attraction flow through their lives!
Match Meets the Metaphysical: A Transformational Journey to Light and Love is a profound story that touches upon a realm that is often experienced, but is not often given a voice. The book is based on a true story about a young woman going through major life transition while developing her intuitive and psychic abilities, exploring past life connections and learning to trust guidance she gets from the other side.
This movie, if brought to the screen, will entertain a wide range of viewers while opening up an important dialogue about life that goes well beyond our five senses and providing insight about our purpose for being on the planet.
Based on the work I do with kids and the kinds of questions and stories I get from them about their metaphysical experiences, I believe that the timing is perfect for this project to come to fruition.
Clearly the Universe does as well ... thus all the goosebumps.
Best case scenario is that the movie will be one way to help adults open up to possibilities and support their kids as the veil continues to get thinner ... and help my big dream come to fruition.
Worst case scenario is that I will have what I need to continue to pursue movie rights with additional producers and the book will continue to entertain readers and provide insight to anyone looking for ways to go through transition, reduce fear and expand their capacity for unconditional love. Either way, it's a win!
For more information about the book or to order it, visit www.matchmeetsthemetaphysical.com
Please tweet and post this link http://www.gofundme.com/3ltzi8 Facebook and share this request with your email lists. The Universe certainly brought the project to this step … I hope you will help me take it to the next step!
Please note that donations are tax deductible.
Contributions received in excess of specific project expenses will go to the tuition scholarship fund for classes and programs offered at the White Mountain Center for Creative Development and the White Mountain Hypnosis Center.
And when I make the movie deal, the mone will go towards funding my ongoing big audacious goal to bring Jack’s Success Principles to young people all over the country and to create a space where people can come to immerse themselves in this transformational work and create the life of their dreams!
Check out the gofundme page at http://www.gofundme.com/3ltzi8