It was around October 15, 2015, and I was determined not to take part in the grueling National Novel Writing Month, which requires participants to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. I had spent the previous November churning out 1,666 or so words a day, and I did not think I could handle the commitment again. I admit, it did not have to be 1,666 intelligible words. It was, for me, practicing stream-of-consciousness writing as fast as I could. Nope . . . did not want to do that again.
And then around October 15 I became aware of urgings from Spirit that I had a topic I needed to address. It slowly bubbled into my consciousness that I needed to write about the Umpqua Community College shooting, which had occurred 15 days earlier, when a shooter entered an English class on the Oregon campus and fatally shot eight students and their professor. This struck close to home for me. I had been a community college English professor and I sensed a close connection to this incident.
So . . . on the first day of November 2015, I started writing what would become Tsunami of Light. It relates the event of a campus shooting from the perspective of the spirits who, through an act of violence, left their bodies and their subsequent call to serve on the other side and act before another shooting occurred. The book was a group effort. I am a mystic and I often work in conjunction with spirits, teachers, and masters on the other planes of existence. We wrote it and finished it by midnight November 30, 2015. I had it professionally edited, had a beautiful cover created, published it independently, and never marketed it. My editor had returned the manuscript, writing “Definitely interesting. A different route for you. A strong and wonderful and needed message though. I liked it.” She is the only person who has read the book. Why? Because every time I started to gear up to market it, another campus shooting would occur, and I felt that it would be disrespectful and perhaps inappropriate to do so when there were people who were suffering through yet another act of violence.
I realized this week, though, after the shooting in Parkland, Florida, that there might never be a moment I could release this book and that, perhaps, sending it out into the universe might give someone, somewhere a moment of solace and perhaps provide a space of reflection. With that in mind, I am providing a link to the book below. It is my abiding hope that it serves spirit on both sides of the veil. http://amzn.to/2sJ5Sp7
Writer, Creative Mystic, Teacher, Consultant, Public Speaker