Many people have been asking me lately, "Stephanie what was the hardest part in writing your book"?
My reply, "Not the writing"! What I learned was that the "work" of actual writing was rather effortless.
The real work came in the discipline required for me to continue sitting every single day to meditate and visualize the outcome.
What do I mean?
Meditation enables me to relax my mind. From this place I was able to receive the "information" to write about.
Another way to say it is -- I am a channel, a conduit, a messenger. All of us have the ability to be a channel to receive when we practice meditation. I like to say meditation is the art of getting ego out of the way (emptying) so that we are able to receive divine intelligence. Consider it: when we are full, it's hard to receive.
Visualization, which I talk about in Chapter Three of Reclaiming JOY enables me to focus on the outcome I desire. It's the practice of releasing worry about "how" something will happen. Visualization moves us beyond our limited mind.
Meditation and visualization are powerful practices, when done consistently. For those new to meditation or first starting out, I will tell you after 16 years of practicing, the most important thing you will do is show up. Day after day, whether you want to or not, like to or not, you simply commit. Showing up consistently is the necessary action that fuels dreams.
Lastly, I want to acknowledge 3 key helpers -- see pictures below -- who helped make this book happen.
How you ask? Stop worrying about that...start meditating and visualizing and you will understand.