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One of my favorite Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens for those who know) quotes. “Eat a Live Frog Every Morning, and Nothing Worse Will Happen to You the Rest of the Day.” I am only mentioning this because its Monday. Monday is my frog, so after this, it’s all downhill. I had a relaxing weekend. Got some writing done, and I am getting excited about the story (Emergence Ascended) I spent some time working with my laser. Doing some fun side projects and managed to make 3 pendulum boards (Scrying boards). I upgraded my laser and I am very happy with it. My projects burn faster and I can do more with it. My next project it to burn some more Ouija boards, which usually sell (Etsy) out during the Halloween season so I am getting ahead of that, making sure I have the inventory to support demand.
I have another exciting bit of news, hopefully I will get the expected email today, and once that happens I will post all about it! Thank you for taking the time to visit! Don’t be shy, say hi in the comments!
There are some surprises in Emergence Collective that I have been careful not to mention in my blog. Although I have been tempted to spill those beans. When I was writing it (the secret surprise) I was constantly thinking “Is this way out there? Are the readers going to enjoy this?” When I asked the editor what she thought of the book (as she was the first person to actually read it), she mentioned it right off, and that was something that she really enjoyed. So all my waffling over it was at least for one person, enjoyable.
Emergence Collective… What does it mean to me? If you have read it or you like spoilers keep reading!
As a new writer I found (am still finding) it difficult to convince anyone to read my stuff and find an Audience. Friends and family mean well, but I think that my investment in the story and their interest didn’t align. As I wrote Emergence collective I did not get any real feedback or even proofreading. To be honest, my editor was the first person to actually read the damn thing. She did a fantastic job thank you PaulineNolet.com. Her feedback was reassuring that I didn’t spend all that time writing it, wasted. the idea for the story was kinda big and I thought deeply about the world I was creating. A lot of these concepts did not really make it into the story but there are connections I can make in conversation that would completely make sense and you would definitely find connections to the story.
What would happen if you could dream up just about anything and it could be real? what would you do with that power? I wondered that if there are lots of people that had this ability how would the world change? My first thought was that people would make their surroundings “customized”. One person might make a fairyland castle environment and another would pattern theirs with say Starwars. But how far does your own realm extend to? How strong is your willpower? your willpower and intention govern the sphere of influence you have in reality itself. How about what happens when another ascended person enters your realm? Does there will power change your realm? since they are in your sphere of influence? What about mutual agreements on world views? do they see a StarWars environment and you see the fairyland? could there be a merger of the two? How does this relate to collective consciousness? The reality as a whole is an agreement of expectations that we all have. Gravity works because there are enough consciousnesses agreeing on that, it becomes part of the collective worldview, How does being ascended influence that?
I made sets of rules about this idea and used it as a roadmap for the story progression as far as the shared environment of the characters.
I use transcended and ascended interchangeably, even though they are not precisely synonymous. I think it still fits. I still think a lot about the nature of consciousness. What is it? Where does it come from? One of my favorite theories is that the human body is like a marionette where our consciousness pulls the strings outside the body. You cut the strings, and the body dies or is in stasis like a coma.
But where is the puppeteer? In a higher realm, a higher resonant frequency outside of conscious reality. And our brains act like a filter preventing us from experiencing that higher realm. It is only when we alter our state of mind that the filter is removed, and we can experience the true reality as its resonant frequencies are revealed. Whether it is through strict meditation or mind-altering chemicals like Ayahuasca, a potent hallucinogen that contains a chemical called DMT or dimethyltryptamine. Whatever the catalyst is that allows us to escape the prison of our brain doesn’t matter once free, and one is perceiving a higher reality, the awareness of the nature of the universe expands. We start to fully understand our place in it. Learn that we have abilities that were previously only imagination. Learn to connect with others on a deeper spiritual level, communicate and express ideas. Travel throughout the realm and defy the physics of the reality our bodies are trapped in.
I know this sounds like the ravings of a metaphysical stoner. I think I communicated the essence of these ideas in the story well enough. But wait! There’s more; however, I will not bore you any longer. I do explore these concepts much more deeply in the next book. I think that once you get your feet wet in the first book, the second will be more satisfying as you explore your own thoughts on the potential of what could be done if all of this was real. I would love to hear your thoughts on this!