Slow Down and Look Around… Where Are We Going and Where Have We Come From?

earthIt’s our world, our planet

It needs a little support right now

Stretch out your hearts and demand it

Does anyone even know how?

Love, caring, and sharing

Uniting to become as one

How is your personal journey faring?

How do we know if we’ve won?

Do we always have to win?

It isn’t a puzzle or game

Who determines what is and isn’t sin?

Do we react just to acquire wealth and fame?

What does fame without health do for each of us personally

When it feels like everything is worsening?

Is it? Or is it measured by what we hear;

What we fear; what we hold dear; what brings us to tears?

So many questions and too few answers…

Look in the mirror, the reflection of each

Soul, person, mind, heart to reach and teach

Only what we know as truth, one at a time

About equality and how to nurture the future

How to tighten the ties in unity that bind

One to the other, lifting up the spirit of another

In peace, in support, “In God we trust…”

Don’t always be in a state of rush

Slow down and let yourself get grounded

Breathe in calmness and happiness

Let go and listen to the whisper of hushed tranquility and unity…

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God Bless The United States of America

Have a happy, loving, safe 4th of July!

From Deborah A. Bowman, http://www.bowmanauthor.com

 

Annie’s Story, Blessed With A Gift Review

Many thanks to this unknown reader who praised my research, story, and mission concerning Annie from the mid-1600s Colonial America. The points mentioned in the review are exactly what I was trying to point out … in history, in the treatment between different ethnicities and religions, and the abuse, bullying, and demonic fear of children, mere babies, with birth defects in a land where people came to escape the tyranny of Europe. My hypothesis is that this is still going on in the world today, even in the United States of America.

Many thanks to this reader from the author … Deborah A. Bowman

REVIEW:
on June 25, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Life in America circa 1,600 CE can’t have been easy, not with the English intent on stamping their domination and with the Puritans extolling so called Christian virtues to the extreme. As the saying goes: the more things change, the more it remains the same.
Annie’s Story provides a unique insider’s look into the world of newly emigrated people, the Scots, to a free land where they could safely continue worshipping their faith—Catholicism. For Annie, born into a world where one’s physical differences and abilities were considered the child of the devil, it was life threatening.
Annie was raised by her grandmother, a renowned Scottish healer, after her parents died from the plague. This story highlights the hardships endured by immigrants in a world vastly different to their own, who contend with harshness of the land, weather and hiding their beliefs from their neighbours—the Puritans.
Annie was a dwarf and a healer, born in the mid-17th century in Colonial America. Her family left Scotland to avoid the harsh and imperial rule of the English King Charles II, migrated to Massachusetts Bay area, not far from a Puritan settlement. Her grandmother, taught Annie the art and skills of ‘pagan’ medicine after witnessing her miraculously heal a man who almost died.
Annie’s grandmother, her best friend Janey, her parents and the Scottish community protect and shield Annie from outsiders, who don’t understand her physical and mental disabilities. The young girl heals a boy from the Puritan township, which they later become friends and then fall in love.
One of the subjects I am not overly familiar with is American history. The Civil War was perhaps its greatest exponents, as was Abraham Lincoln, and so when I started reading this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I read historical fiction, but tend to go for books that predate Christianity.
What intrigued and drew me to the story was that it was premised on a past-life regression, in this case, the author’s. Bowman prefaces the book with background information that she underwent an “age” regression, and in follow up sessions, learnt she lived in another time and went by the name of Annie. The book has facts interwoven within the story, about Annie, the period and the way people who were different were treated. It is evident a great deal of research has gone into the story, describing what life was like during Colonial America for migrants, the Indians and how the Puritans lived.
The use of Scottish phrases and terms is great and it remains true to the characters, but I would have preferred a glossary at the end of the book rather than the explanation within the narrative.
For readers who know little about America’s early history, Annie’s Story is a good introduction to life during a period of unrest in Colonial America. For those who know a lot more, you will enjoy the various historical elements that feature in this story.

Annie Postcard Cover

 

The Leading WithIN Conference was an amazing experience!

Big Bang Theory
Explosive Positive Synergy for the Future!

I have been to many conferences, but the quality of speakers at the Leading WithIN Conference, Washington, D.C., last weekend, was exhilarating–beyond and towering above all others, revealing blessings and direction for the future. Synergy comes into play when you lead from WithIN. Hearts and minds reach out to each other with focus, peace, and unity. I want to send this energy, fresh inside me, to the world, the Universe, the souls of all throughout eternity!

Believe and release your loving, caring thoughts and feelings to everyone you touch, see, interact with. We can bring healing to our planet … one person, one soul, one spark of encouragement and joy at a time. Negativity only breeds more negativity. Joy and peace are created and grow with synergistic evolution. Follow your heart…

We’re All Worth It!

Haunting Music, Paw Prints in Ivory

Tiny paw prints on ivory keys

And yet no one ever sees

The furry culprit in the dark of night

Reflective, gold eyes that need no light

To find the baby grand

The eyes enlarge, she has a plan

To pull the humans from their bed

“A little music will get me fed!”

Dancing tiny soft paws

Tapping in time, delicate claws

The clock strikes 3:00 a.m.

An eerie melody, a lyrical gem

Startles the couple awake

“What’s going on, for heaven’s sake?”

A woman’s voice utters in fear

They both emerge from their silent room

Expecting a harbinger of doom

The impish creature who serenades

Has jumped to the floor, a renegade

The light switch is flipped

Terrified fingers together gripped

Expecting a ghostly apparition

They sigh in relief, a chuckling transition

The man says, “Why do we allow?”

The wee thief in the night answers, “Meow!”

cat and piano
Molly the Cat

Speaking Engagement for Deborah Bowman, www.bowmanauthor.com, Washington, DC; 16-17 June, 2017. I’ll be talking about my 5-year professional progression, writing and editing tips, and ghost-writing/how to write your own story: Title of Presentation–“True Synergy Works!”

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