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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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)
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POV Promo (Pt. 10 of 10)- Blook Part 2 of Ch. 3: Tools for F.O.O.L.S

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.

IT’S OFFICIAL!! My Patreon Page is complete and so is this ten-part series- but doesn’t have to end here! If you’d like to support me and SAVE BIG, read the bullets below before Pt. 10 of this series- Part 2 of Ch. 3: Tools for F.O.O.L.S. Thanks for reading! I look forward to your feedback. You can also check out my Patreon Page and tell me what you think. Enjoy!

WAYS TO SAVE & SUPPORT:

  • Pre-Order POV by Sept. 26th before the price goes up ($15-25 Savings)
  • Become a Patron when I kick off my Page w/ a Special Offer & SAVE
  • You will 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).

Part 2 of Chapter 3: Tools for F.O.O.L.S

Step 5: Understand Your Life Path and Cycles

“A fool with a tool still remains a fool.”-R. Buckminster Fuller

Key: Making Better Choices

In Cardology, an ancient form of Astrology and Numerology preserved in the ordinary deck of playing cards, each year begins on your birthday and is broken down into seven 52-Day periods. It’s my hope that by better understanding your life path and cycles, you’ll be given the tools to make better choices. Yet, the bottom line is, you still have to choose. And that’s when the S/hero’s Journey really begins!

My Approach

Before I give a more detailed introduction, I want to share with you my approach to Astrology and Cardology. First of all, you are NOT your sign or card. You are a divine reflection of the Creator and inherently capable of creating a life that includes ANYTHING you desire to co-create. Yet, just as the doctor makes the uniform and not the uniform the doctor, so too the person makes the card or sign and not the card or sign the person. You, your Higher Self and the Creator of All That Is agreed on a particular birthdate that was most beneficial for your person to have life experiences and NOT for life experiences to have you. But that is exactly what happens until you become a better conscious co-creator of the life you desire.

Just as a farmer’s knowledge is useless if s/he doesn’t till the soil, plant the seed, and nurture it, so too is the knowledge gained from consultations useless if you don’t apply it in your life, and that is exactly what this book hopes to help you do.

What’s So Important About Understanding Your Life Path and Cycles?

Understanding why you chose a certain life path based on your birthdate brings clarity so that you can capitalize on strengths, minimize weaknesses and tap into the power of who you truly are.

The person on the S/hero’s Journey that has reclaimed their Afrikan/Virginal mindset, is unclaimed by addictions, and has sent a powerful prayer out into the universe by focusing on what they want to consciously co-create with the Creator of All That Is becomes even more powerful when they understand their life path and cycles.

Here’s a simple example of what I’m talking about. Let’s say you don’t know for sure whether your light bill or your phone bill is due this week and you pay the wrong one and your lights get turned off. That can be an inconvenience right? Understanding your life path and cycles to make better choices is so important because it gives you a type of guideline of when certain cosmic bills and paychecks are due. Or more accurately stated, can be due, according to your attitude, your perspective, and your actions. Because one man’s bill can be seen as another man’s paycheck and one woman’s paycheck can be seen as another woman’s bill.

There is no magic here. With the right attitude and commitment, it doesn’t matter what hand you are given if you play your cards right. But first you have to know what the cards are and how to play the game. This leads us to the meat of the method and that is learning about Cardology and how to use this book.

The Destiny Card System- An Introduction

Why This System & Why Now?

Cardology (a.k.a. the Destiny Cards) is said to have originated in Atlantis and has until now been kept hidden by a mystical order. Based on Astrology and Numerology, and preserved in the deck of playing cards, the system is built on a mathematical formula that is NOT founded on divination like the more familiar tarot cards. The Order of the Magi has been responsible for preserving the system throughout the ages. Olney Richmond wrote one of the first books about the system in 1893 entitled The Mystic Test Book or The Magic of the Cards. The system was mostly unheard of until the 1990’s, when Robert Lee Camp, coining the system The Destiny Cards, made it more accessible through his books and software programs.

Cardology is Very Ancient, Yet Very New

Although this system is very ancient, dating back to the time of Atlantis, most people are not as familiar with it as they are astrology and numerology because of its secrecy. The late grand master, Olney Richmond, alleges that the system is mentioned in the Book of Revelations, 10:4, 10 & 11:

“And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me ‘Seal up those things uttered by the seven thunders and write them not.’ And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and devoured it, and to my taste it was sweet as honey; but as soon as I devoured it, it became bitter to my inside. And he said unto me, ‘You must prophecy again before many peoples and nations and tongues and kings.”

What is interesting about this system is that it uses January 1st as the beginning of the year. Many people have criticized this date, associating it with the Gregorian calendar, as I did when I first started. Yet, what most people don’t know is that on December 31st and January 1st our sun is critically influenced by the stars Sirius and Vega. On December 31st, Sirius is at its highest (heliacal rising) overhead at midnight, while Vega is located directly opposite, below the horizon. As Sirius is rising in the east, Vega is setting in the west. The star Vega will be our north star instead of Polaris in approximately 12,000 years. I believe the reason Cardology is relevant and so accurate is because of its connection to these star systems.

Cardology is Unknown, Yet Well Known

Everybody is familiar with a deck of playing cards, which lends to its familiarity, yet hardly anyone is familiar with its mystical past, based on Astrology and an ancient mathematical formula. If I were to put it another way, I would say that every religion has its deeper knowing (i.e. Christianity and the Essenes, Islam and the Sufis, etc,). The Destiny Cards is the deeper knowing of Astrology that many astrologers are not even familiar with. Robert Lee Camp has made this system more accessible to the everyday person through his books, software and unwavering commitment to increase awareness about this accurate and time tested system. Like Robert, I am dedicated to uncloaking the mystery around this system so that everyone can use it in a practical way to understand their life path and cycles to make better choices. Unlike Astrology, Cardology is much easier for the lay person to grasp and immediately start using in their lives in a powerful and practical way.

The Destiny Cards uses your birth date to reveal your personality traits. It also gives insight into your life’s purpose and the challenges you have chosen to work with in your life and relationships. Like Astrology, the Destiny Cards is based on the Earth’s relationship to the Sun, as well as the other planets in our solar system. Note the similarities for yourself.

52 Cards in a Deck 52 Weeks in a Year
4 Suits 4 Seasons
13 Cards in a Suit 13 Moons in a Year
13 Cards in a Suit 13 Weeks in a Season

Also, if you add all the cards in the deck for their numerical value with each Jack, Queen, and King valuing 11, 12, and 13 respectively, you will get 364, with the Joker making 365.

All of these similarities are no coincidence, and neither is the time and day you were born. Our ancient ancestors understood that based on the Creator’s laws, each second, minute, hour, day, week, month and year holds a certain vibration that correlates to the planets and anything initiated during these cycles holds a certain fate or destiny in relation to that planetary alignment. Some may ask, “What about free will? Are we not the masters of our fate?”

Herein lies the irony of the whole system. By understanding the influences that affect you, specific to your date of birth, you are better able to exercise your free will. For example, you may not be able to stop it from raining; however, having knowledge of a coming thunderstorm can lead you to “choose” to carry an umbrella and overcoat.

As I mentioned earlier, the year begins on your birthday in this system and is broken down into seven 52-Day periods that are each ruled by a planet. These seven 52-Day periods are called Planetary Ruling Periods (PRP). You also have Year-Long Influence Cards that are displayed in your yearly spread and change every year based on the mathematical formula the Destiny Card System was built on. Each year, there are potential ‘positive or negative’ aspects, as well as a variety of avenues for the card’s influence to manifest in your life. Only YOU can determine the outcome of how these influences manifest based on your attitude and the choices you make daily. This ultimately leads to more positive options.

Personal Life Cards

Your Personal Life Cards are determined by your date of birth and for the scope of this book, I will be focusing mostly on the Birth Card (BC) and the Planetary Ruling Card (PRC) with a few exceptions. Your Birth Card is what you came here to express and your Planetary Ruling Card is how you express it in the world.

How many Personal Life Cards you have and their significance will be determined based on the day you were born. For example, if you were born on December 31st, the day of the Joker Card, then this system doesn’t work for you; yet if you were born on Oct. 31st, you will have two Planetary Ruling Cards! We will get more into this in the following chapters.

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A Shout Out To All My Supporters

Tuesday Tribute

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