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Soul Group – Do You Know Yours?

June 15, 2016
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We have all experience deja vu more than once in our lives. Sometimes it is recognizing a place or occurrence but other times it is meeting someone new but having the feeling that we know them. This recognition, on a subconscious level, is meeting a member of your soul group. As you can see from the diagram above, we do not always remain as one gender, or in a similar ‘relationship’. In one life you can be husband and wife and in another brother and sister, whichever it is there is a strong chemistry or familiarity upon meeting these people.

The belief is that your journey, mission or purpose in this life is a small part of your larger journey – we ‘learn’ from each lifetime and move forward to the next one.

So how do you know you have met a soul group member?

It can be that they have similar life experiences and can assist you in understanding a situation or problem. They help you with compassion, understanding and patience.

Their assistance in helping you ‘grow’ maybe due to their highlighting of your personality traits and balancing your energy. Their guidance enables you to turn your weaknesses into strengths and also to heal or let go of destructive emotions or events.

In a lot of cases they ‘appear’ in your life when you most need them to advance your soul’s journey, to enable you to find the right path and work with you in your goals.

Have you experienced a deep connection with a complete stranger?

Do you feel a specially deep connection to your current partner, best friend or a relative but cannot explain it?

These are members of your soul group.

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We all want to be Acknowledged…

September 26, 2013
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Acknowledgement – definition: 1. recognition of the existence or truth of something; 2. an expression of appreciation

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It is human nature to want to be acknowledged whether for our day to day activities or, as we are writers, for our narratives. We can toil for days, weeks and years in our solitude, scribbling the next great novel. It is only when we share this work are we acknowledged by our peers and hopefully a wider audience. And that is the scary part! We nurture, refine and revise time and again to make our story ‘perfect’. The life lesson here is another person’s point of view will give us a new perspective, which may or may not be what we were expecting. In truth it is mainly, not. Being so close to the story, its settings and characters is a good thing when we are in creation mode  but we need to step back and let it ‘rest’ a while before editing. Fresh eyes and a certain detachment allow us to really ‘see’ the narrative without our mesmerized involvement in the project.

To cushion the blow, read excerpts to your writing group or trusted friends, who you know will be honest with you but not harsh in their review. Bear in mind the genre when you share your work as not everyone will enjoy fantasy, romance or sci-fi. That way you can receive a true reflection of your novel from people who regularly read that particular genre. In many ways you are benefiting from their ‘expertise’. Beta readers are also a good way to receive great feedback.

Acknowledgement may not come as a best seller but understand, if one or two readers read your narrative and enjoy it enough to contact you to say how much they loved it then you have recognition and appreciation. Your words are out in the world for future generations to delight in. That is priceless.

 

A similar blog post I found this morning – http://glynisrankin.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/wednesday-writer-wisdom-the-beta-reader/

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