Saturday, October 23, 2010

Announcement: Upcoming Book Release

ANNOUNCEMENT  Upcoming Book Release:

SPIRITUAL TURNING POINTS   A Metaphysical Perspective of the Seven Life Transitions by Victoria Marina-Tompkins
c. 2010 All rights reserved

Scheduled for Spring 2011

Will be available at
Ibooks, Amazon, Barnes and Noble or through your local bookseller.

In Trade paperback, hardbound, and as an EBook.

Publishing Update

Hi All,  

After having written 47,000 words for my upcoming book, I realized that it was starting this blog over a year ago that got me in the swing of writing. And, after the first year came to a close, I was compelled to write in a way that I had never experienced before. I had always said that the reason I created Flight of the Hawk Shamanic Songs and Ritual Chants, my 1994 Music CD, was because I had something to say. Our monthly drumming circles had been meeting for years so the CD seemed like a natural.

Now as I am nearing completion on my 20 year plus life task, I again have something to share. This time it has to do with what I have learned during the course of my work both with clients and on a personal level. My book is now close to being submitted to my publisher for copyediting and then production, culminating in the spring if all goes well.

An astrologer friend of mine recently took a look at my progressed chart and said that in May 2011 I would be "stepping up to the microphone" as progressed Mercury stationed on my 5th house (of creativity) cusp. He mentioned this in January and at that time I had no plans to write a book. In retrospect I see that he was, again, spot on! That transit along with Pluto currently conjunct my North Node in the 3rd house (publishing/communication) seems to be moving me right along toward the completion of my task. In fact, the Sabian Symbol keyword for my north node is "completion".

All the very best,

Friday, October 15, 2010

Your Daily Tolle

"Suffering is never caused by the situation but by your thoughts about it"   Eckhart Tolle

Artwork by Daniel Holeman

Friday, October 8, 2010

Life as a Writer

I knew it was time to begin writing when I realized I had something to say. Not that I don't talk all the time, I do in fact! But beginning in late August it became clear to me that it was time to draw upon the last 20 plus years of life as part of the completion of my life task. Sound daunting? At first glance it might seem so with an extra hour or more each day devoted to my book along with my usual client meetings and personal life, thereby making my full life even fuller. But as I continued, I learned something really valuable.

"Don't worry about the story, it will find you".

I heard this quote driving home late one night and after a particularly deep writing session that day
having to do with personal stories from my client's lives that I am including in my manuscript. I had reached a bit of an impass, albeit a brief one, and then I heard an interview with a reporter who had been in Iraq. He was captured by the Iraqis, then released and he was struggling with finding a way to tell his story to the world. One afternoon he had a chance encounter with a shaman from a local tribe, and the shaman wisely patted him on the shoulder saying "Don't worry. The story will find you".

True indeed isn't it. We are each filled with personal stories, our memories of life. Today ask yourself the question "What story is trying to find me?".