I’m sitting at the Cabin looking out on Stony Butte, a high point near my home. I’m doing what I usually do with a book, trying to catch a vision of the novel as if it were already finished, sitting in my lap. Growth
Something about doing this visualization makes the book more real and helps with the creative process. I haven’t talked about this much, but I’ve always felt that my books were already finished before I wrote them, existing somewhere in the heavenly dimensions. And the process of writing each one was merely a matter of tuning into what should be in it and downloading the info for our growth here on Earth.
This book is no different. So here I sit, and the first thing that hits me is that it clearly is a different kind of book. It’s indeed a novel (it has to be to protect the innocent.) But it also has to be as near to “true life” as possible, and that requires an initial “set up,” that makes sense.
If you read the BOOK BLOG 1, then you know, I was trying to establish the “Set Up” part of the book. Every manuscript has to have a clear point of departure, meaning a specific point of view with which most people can identify.
For my new book, the point of departure is set just after my last book (The Twelfth Insight) and depicts how weird and conflicted life is at this historical moment. Setting the point of departure here hopefully captures current reality for the greatest number of people, and begins the march toward the ultimate theme: that there is a “way forward” that unifies us.
Right now, I’m giving you just the flow of ideas, without any of the suspense and action. (Believe me, there will eventually be a lot of both, based on what has already happened to me.)
Let us go forward now with the flow of ideas: What to do With a Crazy World
We can now see why the world is so crazy and chaotic; the underlying reality that we should live our lives for “materialistic” purposes is fading fast. Yet, it hasn’t been fully replaced by a new spiritual outlook that can reunite us under one vision.
Our current situation still leaves too many people feeling uninspired. We can’t seem to marshal the energy to make money, or build things, or labor, day after day, just for the sake of prosperity alone. We sense, deep within ourselves, that another overriding reason to live is waiting to emerge — one that can re-invigorate all parts of our lives, including our survival needs, with a new spiritual purpose.