When you think about the healing process of a physical wound like a carpet burn, there’s the initial rub that happens and at the time you are unaware of what is happening to your skin. Soon after and almost unexpectedly, you become aware of this searing burn and eventually the scab appears and finally new skin, where the wound has healed and just the scar remains. You can’t see it because it’s on your back but you are always reminded of it’s presence and how it came about.
Similarly, the book is the journey of this unexpected soul love connection, the initial bliss, the sudden awareness of the magnitude and complexity of this love, the heartbreak of change and the subsequent transformation that will always leave a mark on your heart. A soul connection like this can never be completely erased. You’re still the same human being and now you are awake and conscious to the infinite source of this magnificent energy called love.
The book is a combination of poems and story, it’s fiction so names, characters, places and events come from a place of my own creativity.
I am a big believer in synchronicity and so when one of my childhood friends re-posted an excerpt of a the book “An Uncommon Bond” by Jeff Brown, I read it and I felt this searing burn in my chest, who was this human that wrote about my soul? With a mad obsession I researched him and low and behold he lives in Ontario CANADA. I started following him on Facebook and devoured his posts from his book. At that point I decided to take the writing course he put on called “Writing Your Way Home: Answering the Souls call”, needless to say it was life changing. He had helped me find my voice. I wanted to “Love it Forward” as he had said and I wanted to be Jeff’s definition of a Love Elder especially the part that says, “They move from the belief that we are not just here together to keep each other company – we are here together to show each other God. The portal is each other. Their work is to support others as they navigate the difficulties that arise in all forms of soul-based love connection”.
I feel we misdiagnose heartbreak, we trivialize it as a society. It’s viewed as this negative period of our life, a sort of depression that you just get over and yet it is an untapped catalytic force. I felt the pull to create awareness about the impact it’s had on my growth. It’s also about the power of human connection and this incredible source of energy we call love. It has a bit of a dark side, there’s the ”burn“ part to this which to me, is the proliferation of narcissism in our society, not just the clinical definition of it but the sheer lack of respect for another human being’s heart and well being. You know the person you’re swiping left or right on is a person with feelings, not a disposable entity.
The blog is the medium where I am hoping people can find human connection through sharing either how the poems made them feel, or sharing their own stories of heartbreak and transformation. Making a connection with someone that had a similar story and meeting for a coffee to talk about it further human to human.
Carpet Burns – Available July 17th!
To start, the book is available only in digital format. Let me know if you’re interested in getting your hands on a printed version of the book and I will add you to the list for when it is ready.
The digital version of the book is yours for only $13 CAD!
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating you would like a copy and I will be in touch to gather additional information.