Hey Guys! Nicole Gabriel here! I’m the host of the Let’s Get Your Book Published podcast. I’m also the author multiple books, a Book Designer, and a Publishing Coach as well as an Intuitive Business Coach.
I’ve been in the book business for awhile now and I’ve helped many clients get their book published over the years. On this podcast I share personal stories, client stories, and the truths about the publishing industry….
It’s been a busy time in the publishing world and I seriously cannot believe my last episode was recorded more than a month ago! I’ve been telling people I swear it’s like I just wake up and my head is back on the pillow and my day is done! Time is moving along at warp speed! I know there is that old saying that time flies when you are having fun, but I’m guessing that very few of us are having fun right now. You are likely avoiding, processing, or wading through some personal response to todays global challenges. None of us have answers right now. We are all just doing the best we can. Now this is a perfect Segway into today's show:
Are You Looking for Answers? (Staying Solid During Times of Change)
Let me begin by saying that I decided to upload this show to the first season because my first season looks on the surface like a completely separate podcast. And, let me tell you that here on this episode, over 100 episodes from where it all began, I can acknowledge the improvements I have made in the quality of my podcasting.
My first shows that were produced on Garage Band in a basement and were not the highest quality and I always tell people looking to start a podcast that you have to pick a starting point…and quite honestly…the music in my first episodes sounded like some old 70’s porn video! Oh dear god I’ve come a long way!
When I first began I had the wrong equipment, junior-level software, a soft shy voice, and no idea who my audience was and what they wanted to hear. I played with cover art and was far too shy to put my face on my materials. But, then I watched what others were doing and I knew that I needed to find the guts to slap my face right on the cover of my podcast. And…I still am learning because I’ve found that people seem to be more drawn to the earlier episodes without my face. (ok…I’m not going to take that personally.) But, since the quality isn’t as good, I wanted to create this episode to draw people over to my season 2 and 3 series. Please just know there are far more than what is showing over in season 1.
That being said, I decided that the content of my shows isn’t purely about writing and publishing a book and my message is far broader so I thought it best to leave myself front and center to begin building a relationship with my audience. The plan was to coordinate podcast episodes with video shows. But, I have not made that leap all these seasons later. There are plenty of reasons why, but it mostly comes down to that I have struggled to show up with less than a perfect presence. Between of all the personal things going on in my life and todays global events, I have been struggling to show up. I’ve also been blocked from sharing authentically by various social media sources and have had to step back and ask how I should be showing up. How can I be the most impactful? I’m sure some of you can relate.
I’ve had wildly different approaches to life and have been met with resistance throughout my life, so this time is no different. I’m not alone and I get that. We are all uncovering our truths during this time. I believe it’s what this time was really meant to do. Yet, to some, the truth seems to vary. Truth is different to each of us based on the depth of our knowledge. Some of us are ok with what others tell us and others of us have to do our own research.
Since the subject matter of my first book was Finding Your Inner Truth, I guess that the disclosure of truth is something I’m rather passionate about. When it comes right down to it, how we show up is all we can really offer. We are all divine sources of the multidimensionality of our creator.
To all my friends out there that know what is really going on…to all my conspiracy theory friends…I know sometimes it feels like a curse to be awake…rather than a blessing. You may have a certain degree of liberation and empowerment… but it’s also an alienating, lonely, confusing, and a frightening journey as you try to process all this insanity. But, know that you are not alone. It can be hard to keep up with life as it feels sometimes like you have to pretend nothing is wrong in order to keep your income flowing, your bills paid, and food on your table. I heard someone say today that these are actually fat times we are still living in…in other words - Hold on! There’s more to come!
If you are awake right now you might feel pretty hopeless. How do you make the right choices and how do you plan accordingly for the unknown of what is and what is to come? You may wonder why no one is doing anything or what your role should be. You may have a level of awareness that weighs heavy on your heart. You see, no one talks about the darkness that accompanies awakening, or the grief. No one talks about shattered illusions and the realization that everything you thought you once knew was not as you understood it to be. The beliefs you’ve held, people you’ve trusted, principles you were taught - shattered! You may be grieving the loss of what isn’t as you thought it was, those that you’ve left behind that still do, or trying (and failing) to find something to grab onto that is solid in truth. There is no doubt that this process of awakening can be painful!
I know that feeling of being alone, being ridiculed and shamed (not only by the masses but by your very own family and friends too). I know that feeling like you no longer have much in common with the people you are surrounded by…struggling with carrying on meaningless, shallow conversations that lack substance with those who are still fast asleep.
I know that feeling of being disconnected from those that you’d think were your support system, but they aren’t because they can’t see what you see or know what you know. The frustration and depression of journeying alone can be immense. I know personally, that I have even grieved the loss of my ignorance… because “ignorance is bliss” and reality is harsh.
Awakening to what’s happening in the world is one thing, but awakening to the lack of connection and love with those you thought you saw eye-to-eye with is yet another. During these times we are finding out who our tribe is and it’s likely people you never even knew were! Some claim they don’t want to be sheep then go do what sheep do. Some claim to be awake then do an unawake thing. Some are being vetting with issues of physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being and what was once the place of solid is crumbling before our eyes. Our places of worship are not what we thought, our celebrities are nothing to admire, our political system isn’t for the people, and there is a clear divide in the choices of everyone around us. We have likely been faced with every human emotion as we work through the levels of deceit and the transformative processing that goes along with it. Oh, and once you’ve gone down the deepest darkest rabbit holes and nothing and no one is the same… yeah…you’re still expected to function in daily life! Some don’t make it out. And some take longer than others. It’s a true gift to go into the trenches and come out still capable of functioning. You know a new way that society, family, friends, main stream media, and the like doesn’t support. You have to function within new parameters. And, when nothing is as it was, where do you turn for truth? Who do you trust? If you are lucky you have people in your life that are on the same page with you. Myself, I have always run alone, so I know in the end to go inside…to be with nature…turning inward is where the conversation with the higher self becomes the only voice of truth.
I know some of you are struggling with feeling disconnected from others, it’s as though they exist in another world. In all reality they do. We are shifting realities from what was dark into what is light. When this becomes too intense for some they grow tired and weary and for others its chaos and unfamiliar. Those that have a solid relationship with god and self will prevail.
You are not alone, yet the powers that be would like you to think you are. But, not only are you not alone, you have an entire tribe standing with you globally. Many see what is happening and are awake and aware. The dark energies are showy and lust for fortune, fame, and power. The god-like love energies have been far more subtle and I believe they are this way to test the faithful and shake loose the faithless. I also believe the fate of the ole mighty is coming and heaven on earth will come from this transformative global awakening.
We may be separated by miles, but we are deeply connected in purpose and in spirit. Now imagine that you are awake, you’ve transitioned the sorrow and pain, and now you are in a position to help others…say by writing a book! You could prepare now for what is to come…many will need you as they awaken, as they try to heal emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Is it your time to step up to this calling? What has our creator put you here to do and how can you use your god-given awareness and gifts to help? Are you feeling called? A book is a great way to set the foundation for your offering and tell the world who you are. There is no time like the present! I’d be happy to guide you when you are ready!
For now…I’m wishing you peace, love, and light! Hang in there!
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