DESPITE THEIR DIFFERENT-FROM-MINE SPIRITUAL upbringings, authors Dani Shapiro and Katrina Kenison and I find ourselves at a common juncture: the crossroads of What Does It All Mean and How Much Longer Do I Have To Figure It Out. To celebrate the just-released paperback edition of Dani’s latest book, “Devotion,” Katrina and Dani and I invite you join in an across-the-blogs discussion of where we find spirit in our lives. Maybe you’ll win our books; we have six sets to give away. Onward to enter!
January 16, 2011
giveaway, and a new friend: katrina kenison’s ‘gift’
YOU KNOW YOU’VE MET SOMEONE SPECTACULAR when she lends you her snowshoes, hoping you—a fellow writer—can be lured away from the computer, for your own..
January 24, 2011
books for the journey: your suggestions
THE LATEST BOOK GIVEAWAY–which was a smashing success–ended at midnight Sunday, but there’s a “win” for everyone, it turns out. Collaborator and author Katrina Kenison..
I got your book yesterday and I feel your story….it is my story too in a way and probably the story of so many others….we just didn’t have the courage to write about it. I love your book and your website….I love to garden and to be in nature…All my life, my spirit has been connected to nature…as a young child, it was my friend and my playground. I lived a mile from the village and there were very few kids about. I had to walk a mile in all kinds of weather to go to school and as I made my way through the woods, along the lake, and arrived in the village to walk the last 5th of a mile on the pavement, even the sounds and rhythm of my footsteps were a meditation and I talked abundantly to all the spirits of all the living things about me. I had friends in the trees, the clouds, the rain, the animals, the rocks and wind…it was all me and I felt safe there. It is no accident that I grabbed the laptop to write when I hit page 62…I am 62 and so grateful for all that we have at our fingertips….the lessons and wisdom available if we will just quiet out mind and listen. I am heavily into energy healing at the moment, but when I was looking for some books on the internet, your book popped up and I immediately clicked ‘buy’. I can so relate to your story so far it’s as if it were my own. I too had bullfrog friends and I made them floating rafts and such so they could sun themselves without fear of being captured…I loved to fall asleep to the song of the peepers and the tree frogs, the owls and something most people have never heard lately, the whiporwill bird. I love your website and have give it to at least 7 people in the last 2 days. To all those readers out there, we can find ourselves in the small things if we just pay attention and listen to our inner voice and spirit…it is in there and it’s asking for us to return to the child we once were when ‘spirit’ was who we were…we judged nothing and accepted the ordinary as extraordinary. So here’s to SPIRIT and here’s to us!!!!!!
Welcome, MJ. So happy that circumstance led you to my book! As you can see from the book, all the forces of nature are key characters for me in my life, too. Thanks for sharing your story. I hope to see you soon again.
Your link to enter doesn’t seem to be working, so I hope I am in the right place to enter the giveaway. As I mentioned on Dani and Katrina’s blogs, my sense of spirit comes from the nature that surrounds me. I live in the mountains in Northern California with my hubby, 2 cats, and 2 year old German Shepherd. We live in the woods where I daily see deer, hear the cry of redtail hawks, and listen to the sound of the wind in the trees. Nature has always been a source of comfort to me. Thank you for the opportunity to win these three books – they all look wonderful!
Welcome, Diane and Wendy. Yes, have had technical issues today, but I will move your comments to the “book blog” in the right spot. Sorry for that…is Mercury retrograde today or something? :)
I posted a similar sentiment on Katrina’s site — that I find spirit in the natural world. When the “created” world just seems to be going crazy I’m frequently comforted with the incredible beauty and understated awesomeness of the everyday natural world. There is such incredible spirit in the natural world, that doesn’t work at it, but just IS — and THAT lifts my spirit!
p.s.just read the comment above by mj, and couldn’t agree more!
I am here because Katrina recommended your blog. I am so thrilled to have come to this blog and am very much looking forward to reading you book and will continue to visit your blog.I would love to win the giveaway books. Thank you to all three of you for creating this community.
Would love to read these books. Sounds great.