Ruthann and Casey J. - hosts of Akasha Temple Live!
Follow the link to hear me chat it up with Ruthann Amarteifio from Akasha Temple Live on blogtalkradio! I dish about my upbringing and how it inspired my debuting novel, entitled Nobody Puts Crack Baby in a Corner. I also talk about various situations going on my life presently, my spiritual path, and where I hope to be in the next five years in my career and in my spiritual undertakings. It was my first interview of the sort and I had so much fun! I’m blessed to have been afforded the opportunity and Ruthann would love to have me on the show again. I quickly obliged! Listen in now and catch me at the 32 minute mark!
There is never a good time to give up on your dreams.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” – Nelson Mandela
I used to think sayings like that were complete crap. Why would someone fear success or be afraid of living out their dreams? Well, now that I’ve got some years on me and some wisdom under my belt, I can see exactly why what the great teacher said was true.
I’m sitting here blogging because I’m dragging my knuckles again with finishing this book project and publishing it for the world to see. I want this so bad – to live my life as a successful author – to manifest my other career and life goals – to walk through this door that has been opened for me – but it’s scary. I try to remain positive and sure about myself, but I have days when I’m near tears because I’m afraid that my book isn’t good enough or that people won’t respond well to it, or at all. I have to remind myself of my passion and my gift for writing. I have to shake myself and remember the words of the people who have believed in me and what I can do, who are taken by my story and what to hear more. I think about the means and support that have been provided for me in order to do this. I have to remember the brilliance, the realness, and the strength in this story – and in me.
I haven’t lived the life I’ve lived and survived attempting to end my own life just to NOT be successful in my endeavors – now THAT would be crap! So, I will forge ahead with a warriors spirit, knowing that what I’ve done is not just about me and my sometimes fickle feelings. It’s about the story that needs to be told and the lives that can be changed because of what I have to say. Yes, lil ole me.
A great friend and teacher of mine once said to me, “Don’t give up five minutes before the miracle!” I understood what he meant when he said it, but it’s never meant more than it does now.
At just under 300 pages, I’m supposed to get cold feet NOW?!?!? “NOT I!” said the Dava.