2020 Book Vision & Schedule Update

“People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.”F.M. Alexander

In the latest episode of the Process Breakdown Podcast Geoff Woods, vice president of The ONE Thing, mentioned the above quote as he talked about prioritizing, time blocking, and setting goals based off of Gary Keller’s bestseller The One Thing. This was inspiring and just what I needed to hear since I only have 5 months left to accomplish my 2020 Book Vision of publishing 3 books by the end of the year!

As I mentioned in my last Pushing Daisy Post, all my other pre-COVID-19 goals were put on hold so that I can narrow my focus to THE ONE THING of PUBLISHING!

2020 BOOK VISION SCHEDULE UPDATE

 August 7-14th: POV goes to Print!

Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards  was published as an e-book in October 2019. My goal is to get POV properly edited so it can go to print in August on Amazon. As a 444 pg. book, POV is MORE than just a 365-Day inspirational calendar, it’s also an astrological planner SPECIFIC to your birthdate that helps you understand YOUR life path and cycles to make better choices using Cardology- an ancient astrological system hidden in the deck of playing cards. For now, you can still purchase the e-book for $9.99; however, the price will likely go up once the book goes to print.

Purchase the E-Book

 

Dec. 10th: IAG Book Release on Smashwords  

Part memoir, part paradigm shifting guidebook, It’s All G.O.Ø.D.: A Conscious Co-Creator’s Guide to Healing the Effects of White Supremacy promises to be my most thought provoking book to date. When I first conceived of IAG in May 2012, I had no idea how significant the book title would be for today!

My plan to publish IAG by my Earthday on Dec. 10th is a pretty ambitious goal since I’m only around 25% complete! Here are my two game plan options that you can assist me with if you’re interested.

GAME PLAN #1: Pre-Order IAG on Smashwords for $20

Once I know that readers have purchased and are ready to read IAG before it’s finished, that helps keeps me on my game to complete it. This option is for those that just want to support me by buying the final copy and will not be charged until the e-book goes live on Dec. 10th. I decided to go with Smashwords instead of Amazon to start with for this book because I started with Smashwords back in 2013 for my first e-book and I wanted to end with them as well. In 2021, IAG will be available as a print book on Amazon.

Pre-order IAG on Smashwords
 
GAME PLAN #2: “Blook” Publish IAG on LeanPub starting @ $5

The Lean Publishing process empowers authors to publish an in-progress e-book to get readers feedback and allows readers to purchase and read the book on a sliding scale before its officially completed. LeanPub is an awesome platform that allows readers to receive special book bonuses, updates and to share their feedback in a way that benefits both the reader and the author. My game plan is to write the IAG rough draft and publish it chapter by chapter on LeanPub starting on July 22nd.

66 Day Blook Publishing Challenge Kick off on LeanPub!

The ONE Thing 66 Day-Challenge® Calendar

The ONE Thing 66 Day-Challenge® Calendar

The folks over at The One Thing created The ONE Thing 66 Day-Challenge® Calendar based on their research that it takes 66 days on average to build a new habit. You can start tracking your next power habit by downloading the calendar from their website where you’ll find lots of other free goodies. My intended outcome for the 66 Day Challenge is to write 3 hrs. per day on the IAG rough draft starting on July 22nd and to complete it by Sept. 25th, the day before my mother’s Earthday and just in time to celebrate it! If you’d like to be part of the journey, you can purchase IAG at the price you choose on LeanPub below. I look forward to your feedback.

Purchase IAG on LeanPub Starting @ $4.99

 

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Words from the Wildflower Daisy

Pushing Daisy Tuesday Tribute is a series of posts promoting the Pushing Daisy Drive (Driven by Miss Daisy’s Daughter). Every episode is a small tribute to my mom Daisy and hopes to share updates, inspirational posts and quotes, and acknowledge campaign supporters.

“When your neighbor’s house is on fire, wet your own”- Caribbean Proverb

I grew up hearing my mother quote this proverb all the time. To me, it means to see the handwriting on the wall, pay attention to the signs and take precautions and learn from other’s and your own mistakes. This has been key for me and less has proven to be best in 2020!

I can’t believe February 14, 2020 makes exactly five months since my last blog post announcing going into 30 Days of Silence and my 2020 Book Vision Schedule. You can imagine my surprise coming out of 30 days of silence at the Vipassana retreat center in Jessup, GA. only to discover that the whole world was on lock down and all my plans would never be the same again!

Thankfully, I was allowed to stay within the peace of the center for an extra two weeks. In that time, my plans changed to go back to Mexico to house sit earlier than scheduled. The irony of it all! I arrived to the retreat center on February 14th,Valentines Day, and left on April 1st, April Fools’ Day. I guess in regards to my 2020 plans, the joke was really on me! COVID-19 has truly “changed my funk to disco,” and now my plans have narrowed in focus out of necessity and urgency. Stay tuned for updates on my next post.

Diasy Drive Donors

* David King  * William Scott, Jr.  *Janice Donovan  * Isaac Causey * Sharonda Caldwell  * LaVerne Freemon  * Lumumba Corriette  * Cher Hermschulte  *Camara Barbara Knight  * Alzonia Goss * Larry Boykin * Titilayo Tahir * Tex Mason * Sneferu Hotep * Miamor Young

Remember, it’s never too late to spread the word on social media.

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Patrons Make It Possible

Today Is “Thank You Patrons Day!” on Patreon. A Big Up and Shout Out to all my Patrons for your support! You are Amazingly Awesome! If you are wondering how your support makes a difference in the life of a creator like me, just watch the video below. And if you’re not a patron please come check me out and see what it’s all about. You can also take advantage of the $1.99 Amazon Sale on my new book until Nov. 23rd. A World of Thanks!

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POV Goes Live! What’s Next?

POV Monday Promo is part of Who I Am Communications2020 Book Vision to promote & publish 3 books sharing powerful practices and principles for conscious co-creation by the end of 2020. Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards is the second of the three books. A portion of POV’s proceeds will go toward the Pushing Daisy Drive, to build an Eco-friendly home/health education center in Antigua, West Indies in honor of my mother Daisy’s legacy of service.

IT’S OFFICIAL!! POV is available for purchase and can now be downloaded on Amazon Here! After seven long years of planning, preparing and overcoming procrastination, I am so excited to offer my latest and greatest gift to everyone! Also, if you haven’t had a chance to check out my new Patreon Page, I’d love for you visit and take advantage of the Special Offer I’ve extended to Nov. 1st.

So What’s Next?- POV in Print

Inspired by the death of my mother, POV not only serves as a 365-Day inspirational calendar, but also as an astrological planner SPECIFIC to your birthdate that helps you understand YOUR life path and cycles to make better choices using Cardology (a.k.a. The Destiny Cards)- an ancient astrological system hidden in the deck of playing cards. But it doesn’t stop there! POV points the way for all light beacons to become better conscious co-creators of the life they desire by reclaiming their “virgin mindset.”

POV in Print on Dec. 10th!

POV is a total of 444 pages and currently only available as an e-book. This gives me an opportunity to first offer it at a cheaper rate and make any additional edits before it’s in paper. The print version will be available on my Earthday– Dec. 10th. My objective is to make the complex system of Cardology more accessible by providing a fun, hands-on approach to learning. You will receive daily inspiration and be able to record your daily personal card influences and notes in the book. However, you will need your Yearly Report and Weekly Calendar Report to maximize the benefits of this book and that’s where the savings come in when you purchase now & become a patron.

Special Offer Extended to Nov. 1st!!

If you’ve read this far and any of this resonates with you, I invite you to join me on my journey on Patreon because not only will you be supporting me, you’ll also be saving money!

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Our Parents: Our Power & Our Path

One of the greatest teachings I received from Zoey Marae, the late great medical intuitive, was that mothers represent our power and fathers represent our path. She used the analogy of a river, with the mother being the body of water and the father being the river bed.

It’s ironic that my mother was born in Antigua where they brag of having 365 beaches for every day of the year and my father was born in Dominica where they brag of having 365 rivers for everyday of the year. Our “mother power” is the amount of water and our “father path” is the ease of flow and direction of the water.

Our Power

What I know to be true about power is that it comes from our spiritual foundation. Contrary to what many believe, we are spiritual beings having a human experience. While I inherited a strong spiritual foundation from my mother, one of her weaknesses was not knowing how to direct her power to manifest her dream of becoming a successful social entrepreneur.

Our Path

What I know to be true about a positive pathway is that it comes from our perception. Contrary to what many believe, how we see ourselves and the world is based on what we perpetually think. My father was MIA most my childhood, so although I’m unaware of him leaving a learning legacy, he did the best he could and left me a lineage to one of the most beautiful places on the planet-Dominica.

“Power without a positive pathway does not lead to happiness.”

Because we inherit our power and our path from our parents, we start off with certain strengths and weaknesses from the get go, but it’s up to us as adults to maximize our strengths and minimize our weaknesses.

Publishing Prayers of a Virgin

When I first started what has now been a seven year journey to publish Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards (POV) both my parents were alive. Just like my mother, my challenges have been around consciously co-creating my life and my living doing what I love as a light beacon, unbought and unbossed. POV has been a real labor of love and points the way for all light beacons to become better conscious co-creators of the life they desire by reclaiming their “virgin mindset.” It also provides a fun, hands-on approach to learning Cardology, an ancient astrological system hidden in the deck of playing cards.

The Million Dollar Question

Now that my power and my path have both passed, in what area and in what manner do I create my own powerful pathways in the world? From today, the date of my mother’s sunrise, Sept. 26th, to POV’s Publication Day, the date of my father’s sunset, Oct. 12th, will prove to be a powerful period for me in declaring my power and my path and it will all take place on Patreon’s platform.

Why POV Was Postponed

Originally POV was going to be published today on my mother’s Earthday; however, after attending a Hay House Writer’s Workshop webinar, I realized I had more revisions to make. The new publication date is scheduled for Oct. 12th, the day my father made his transition, which actually is a much better date astrologically.

Ironically, I made the decision to change the date just when Saturn stationed direct on Sept. 18th! During this 7 year period, I was so focused on my mother since she passed away shortly after I began this project and completely forgot to mention my father passing in the dedication page as well! It’s  become clear to me now that as I declare and reclaim my path as a writer and entrepreneur, I can’t forget to acknowledge my papa, my path.

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If you’ve read this far and any of this resonates with you, I invite you to join me on my journey by purchasing the book on pre-order and/or becoming a patron. Thanks for reading!

  • Pre-Order POV by Oct. 12th before the price goes up ($15-25 Savings)
  • Support me on Patreon and take advantage of my Special Offer
  • Receive your Yearly Report and Weekly Calendar Report which are needed to maximize the benefits of POV for FREE as a patron at the “Conscious Co-Creator” tier ($25 Savings).

POV Promo- Subscribe to the BEEHIVE Tribe! (Pt. 3 of 10)

POV Monday Promo is a ten-part series leading up to the publication of Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards. POV Monday Promo’s goal is to get the needed feedback and funds to edit, format and publish the printed book through Amazon Pre-Order Sales. The promo will also build a buzz around the book via “blooking” the first 3 Chapters before the e-book launches on  September 26th.

SUBSCRIBE TO THE BEEHIVE TRIBE

In Pt. 3 of this series, I’d like to share what’s coming down the POV promo pike.  This year, I plan to become more active on my YouTube Channel and on GeniusU, an amazing new social media platform for Entrepreneurs that I’m using now that Google+ is no longer active. Learn about some of the ways to bee involved below. I hope you feel inspired to join the “beehive tribe.”

Upcoming Schedule

Starting on August 12th, I will begin posting the first 3 Chapters of Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards.

If you haven’t taken the survey yet, please do! I’d love to get your feedback on the book title and concept so far in order to create a better product, more capable of reaching my audience. If you complete the short survey, you’ll get a discount on a Destiny Card Report with the coupon code given at the end of the survey.

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As an Entrepreneur, I’ve decided to become a GeniusU Citizen and join the free social media community. In the near future,  I plan to use my Who I Am Communications Page on GeniusU as another platform to engage followers and to receive feedback.

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DeBorah B’s Travel Bug Blog YouTube Channel 

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Bellony’s Bell Has Rung As Earth Day Has Begun!

The last post I made was on my Mother’s Earthday, just 9 days after having survived hurricane Maria in Dominica. Now, 19 months later on Mother Earth’s Day, I’m renewing my commitment to both! And what better day than on Earth Day, April 22nd, to revamp my commitment to Mamma Earth and Mamma Daisy. Also, the Sun conjuncts Uranus in Taurus for the first time in what will be a 7 year period of major planetary shifts!

My Vipassana Bell Story

Since the time I first started sitting silent Vipassana meditation retreats nearly 20 years ago, I’ve always avoided volunteering to ring the wake up bell at 4:00 a.m. daily. Fortunately for me, a Buddhist nun volunteered to ring the bell for the last course I sat that officially started on April Fools’ Day. But the joke was on me! For the first time ever, the bell was so faint, I could barely hear when she rang it because her building was further away from my room. At first, I wanted to complain and ask the course manager to ask her to ring the bell a little louder and walk a little further so it could be heard a little better. But then I thought, “I don’t even like ringing the bell myself, so I should give the sister a break.” Yet, throughout the duration of the course, the thought kept arising in my mind and I kept letting it pass away. Then, on the very last day, I got the download of what it all symbolized!

Bellony’s Bell and Trump’s Trumpet

As one of G.O.D.’s many angel ambassadors, I volunteered (just like Trump) to be born into a body and to ring my unique bell so that I could assist Mother Earth in awakening humanity at this final hour. It all made sense to take on this task in the heavens before I got here. But then I forgot just how daunting it can be living in an era with so much darkness and density.

“Cunning and wisdom have something in common. Cunning uses knowledge to divide and conquer; while wisdom uses it to bring unity in the community.”  

DeBorah Bellony

Bellony’s Bell is similar to Trump’s Trumpet. There are angels of love and light and there are angels of darkness and destruction. Either way, and by whatever means, G.O.D. uses it all to awaken the masses at this most crucial hour. The Generator, Operator and Destroyer of All That Is has always been in control and the truth of the matter is– It’s ALL G.O.D. Humanity just needs to decide whether it will stay inside the heart space and ascend with Mother Earth or stay outside the heart space and leave this place in disgrace.

“Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe”  

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Thanks to the Buddhist nun, I have a better appreciation for how other “earth angels” must feel when I don’t show up wholeheartedly to play the role of an angel of love and light.

At the Vipassana retreat, I was relying on the bell to awaken me, but sometimes I didn’t hear it at all, so I’d miss my morning meditation. This experience helps me to see just how important it is for me to shine my light and to “Ring My Bell” as an act of service to my tribe.

From the word Earth you get–heart, hear and art. How will you hear Mother Earth with your heart to make a new start and then share your greatest gifts with Gaia so your life becomes a work of art?

Trump is playing his role as an angel of darkness and destruction perfectly. He has loudly blown his trumpet issuing the final call to humanity to awaken at this final hour. So what is your call? Or calling rather? Is it to watch the news and complain everyday? Or is it to drop down into the heart space and choose a more constructive way?

  • If you have an instrument of inspiration to play, then NOW is the time to play it.
  • If you have an unnecessary or unwanted load to bear, then NOW is the time to unload it
  • If you have a light in your heart to shine, then NOW is the time to shine it.

My 2020 Vision Revisited

My new vision for Who I Am Communications is to publish 3 books, sharing powerful practices and principles for conscious co-creation by the year 2020. So far, I’ve published Afraid Of Our Own Shadow: A Manifesto and Guide to Conscious Co-Creation and I’m currently working on publishing my second book, Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards.

Inspired by the death of my mother, POV is a 52-week inspirational guidebook and astrological calendar specific to your birthdate that helps you understand your life cycles to make better choices using Cardology, an ancient astrological system coined the Destiny Cards by Robert Camp. A portion of POV’s proceeds will go toward the Pushing Daisy Drive, to build an Eco-friendly home/health education center in Antigua, West Indies in honor of my mother Daisy’s legacy of service.

POV Monday Promo: Revamping & Re-posting a Series

Back in 2017, I posted a 10-part series that was meant to lead up to an Indiegogo crowd fundraiser that never happened post hurricane Maria! Now, I am re-vamping and re-posting the series that officially kicks off on June 10th. The campaign’s new goal is to get the needed feedback and funds to edit, format and publish the printed book through Amazon Pre-Order Sales. The promo will also build a buzz around the book via “blooking” the first 3 Chapters before the e-book launches on September 26th.

Join The Beehive Tribe!

Now, more than ever is the time for me to hum, buzz and ring my bell a little louder and longer than ever before. Thanks for bee-ing here and taking the time to read this article! If you feel inspired to bee a part of my Beehive Tribe, then please Subscribe! Stay tuned for more updates to this blog scheduled for May 4th!

Shots of Bee-U-Tiful Spots- Fyah Burning

Shots of Bee-U-Tiful Spots is one of two fundraising series that promotes photographers and youth programs on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. When you Pay What You Want (PWYW) for the featured photo donated by the featured photographer, you’ll also be contributing to the Pushing Daisy Drive,  and other youth programs.

The “Shots of Bee-U-Tiful Spots” Series features the exceptional photography of Sneferu Hotep, founder of Egiptian Church of Karast A’ashuq Youth & Prison Ministries. His eye for the perfect shot at the perfect spot is definitely hot (lol!).

History of Fyah Burning on St. Croix

Whether it be the historic “Fireburn” Labor Rebellion on Oct. 1, 1878 or the fire burning at a Rasta ceremony with Nyabinghi drumming and chanting, St. Croix is no stranger to fyah burning. This shot was taken at an African Liberation Day celebration. I’m sure my mother, the rebel and Zulu Queen Daisy would like this one!

“Fyah Burning” by Sneferu Hotep

About Sneferu Hotep

Sneferu Hotep is the founder and force behind the nonprofit Egiptian Church of Karast A’ashuq Youth & Prison Ministries. Their mission is to compassionately provide a supportive environment while uplifting and empowering all families in the Virgin Islands and surrounding areas. Through Agricultural, Educational, Spirit Counsel, and Youth Centered activities, the ministry addresses community issues by way of A’ashuq ”Divine Love”.  A portion of the photo sales will go toward funding their signature program in an upcoming crowdfunding campaign. We Shoot Flutes, is an Agriculture, Art, and Music exploration program centered in cultural awareness and peace promotion directed toward children between the ages of 7-13. Stay tuned for more information on their crowdfundraiser.

Let the Reading Bee-gin

Whatca Bee Reading? is a monthly post on DeBorah “B’s” Travel Bug Blog  that allows me to share what I’m currently reading with my tribe. It also gives me the opportunity to showcase Bee Sting: Critiques That Help & Hurt every month. Enjoy!

Book Name/ Author:  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

What’s It About?

A National Book Award Winner, this entire book was written as a touching letter from a father to his 15 year old son sharing his experience growing up African-American in North America navigating his Black body through gang violence, racism, police brutality and the pursuit of happiness.

Why &/or Where’d You Get It?

I got it from a friend’s library, and to be honest, Toni Morrison’s quote, “This is required reading” is what got my attention.

What’s Your Percentage Point?

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Whatcha Think So Far? 

After warming up to his unique writing style, I was able to settle into and be touched by his poignant words and most timely message around the effects of police brutality. Through storytelling, he makes real the constant threat to Black bodies whether it be from the Boyz n the Hood or the Boys in Blue.

Note: You can also read all older reviews on Bee Sting: Critiques That Help & Hurt.

Welcome to My Traveling World Light Bee-con!

“The rose has but a summer reign, the daisy never dies” – James Montgomery

MOVED BY MOM-Why This Blog Exists

The idea for this travel blog has been a long time coming with cycles of courage in the completion. It was back in 2009 when my friend Miguel originally designed the logo and the seed of my travel blog was born. Little did I know how much significance the bee (Hebrew for Deborah) and the daisy on my logo would have. On Nov. 14th, 2013 my mother, Daisy, made her transition and that was The Day That Changed Everything, providing the courage and motivation to move on my dreams.

THE JOURNEY BEE-GINS

On January 14th, 2014, I launched a 10-Month Manifest Your Desires Campaign. My mission was to encourage, inspire and support others in manifesting their desires by blogging about my 10-month commitment to manifest my desires in honor of my mother. While bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert , “Ate, Prayed, and Loved” her way through Italy, India and Indonesia, I set out to “Travel Write, Fundraise and Book Publish” my way through those 10 months. I also began the Pushing Daisy Drive (Driven by Miss Daisy’s Daughter) which is an on-going, long-term vision to build an Eco-friendly home and health education center in Antigua, West Indies in honor of my mother’s legacy of service.

Thank you for bee-ing here. Also, if you’d like to read past posts from the 10-Month Campaign, go to Categories in the side bar and search for “Manifest Monday” and “Pushing Daisy Tuesday Tribute” in the  drop down menu . Enjoy!