What is just so incredible to me is what this reviewer says at the end:
"I keep hearing about this book! Yes"
What this means is that the message I have been wanting to send out there IS getting out there!!
This makes me so, so happy!!
Robin will be in the art show "Flight," embodying the global refugee crisis. Northampton, MA, March 20 - 27. Lyman Hall, First Churches, 129 Main St. Opens March 20, 3 - 7 pm. 413-348-2385
It feels recently as if there are so many things going on in my life that are helping me move towards my own radiant light.
Progress is coming step by step in my Blooming work:
I received 5 out of 5 stars from a reviewer for my book The Blooming of the Lotus.
I received again 5 out of 5 stars from another reviewer with a review reading:
Loved the book, how a survivor of incest takes you on a personal journey of healing. Shows that even in despair there is a light at the end of the tunnel, embarking on a maze of self-discovery, faith, healing and, most importantly of all, loving yourself for who and what you are.
After my book was chosen for the Top 12 BOOK Pick List for December on the Spirited Woman website, my Blooming work itself was invited to be on the Top 12 Pick List for the New Year. This list is a list of the work some of these women do. Spirited Woman has over 7000 followers on Facebook, connecting women to women. It especially concerns women who are doing things to heal the world and its people.
I have been invited to address the Domestic Violence Task Force in March in Greenfield, MA.
My grant to speak in conjunction with Abby’s House in Worcester, MA, was accepted!!! (Abby’s House is one of the oldest women’s shelters in the country.) In October in Worcester, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I will have my first paid speaking engagement!!
All of this is incredible to me. It makes me so happy. I feel as if I am at last progressing in this Blooming work of mine.
BUT, even more, in a related but very inner part of my life, I am amazed to feel myself moving more and more into my own radiant light. I FEEL myself moving towards this, as I seek a way to bring together all of who I am into the work I do in and for the world. I feel my body and being creating this from my deepest self, and, in so doing, fulfilling my journey here.
I know that what I give from this place will be that much richer.
To me, it is a miracle that I stand in this place today, after all I have endured, and I am so incredibly grateful.
Last July, The Blooming of the Lotus: a spiritual journey from trauma into light was published by WriteLife Publishing after I had self-published in September of 2013. My publisher submitted the text of my book to NetGalley to seek reviewers.
Nearly six months later, I have received my very first NetGalley review. My book was given its second rating of 5 out of 5 stars!! AND the review that follows is for a publication. Now I need to track down what publication!!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Full Text: Loved the book, how a survivor of incest takes you on a personal journey of healing. Shows that even in despair there is a light at the end of the tunnel, embarking on a maze of self-discovery, faith, healing and most importantly of all loving yourself for who and what you are.
I heard from my publisher on New Year's Eve that one of my NetGalley reviews came in.
A member of the Ravenswood Review Team gave it 5 out of 5 stars!!
I'm pleased as punch!!
Happy New Year!
As I write, I discover more and more who I am, and, as I do so, I share with you, in case anything I write may resonate with, help, or guide you.