What does a library have to do with those three cards? Shouldn’t that be the title of this post? I guess backing up is a good idea here… Several months ago, I received an email asking if I’d participate in a library roundtable discussion on self-publishing as a new author. That’s a mouth full!! This would involve myself and two other authors explaining how we self-published our books while detailing the process. I’ve had a few other gigs before but this actually involved speaking and I couldn’t have been more excited! My book Spirit and Belief would now have more of a voice than ever and it is on library shelves currently.
The first date listed was April 5th. The second date listed was early May but Warrior fans would know which one I gravitated toward! 💕 I knew April 5th would be my choice without a doubt and began thinking of nice weather for a good crowd. Two years ago, I had an experience with that date as well (blogged here as “The Falling Signs”) and in my book so was I going to pass on this? Not a chance!
Time went by and as the date neared, I gathered everything needed for the event. During this period of waiting I had decided to order some angel oracle cards. I am not a medium but wanted something new to feel inspired everyday while adding to my spiritual sacred space. I’m not really going to explain card decks for those who are intimidated or anything but they are doing wonders for me. Just remember that photo of the cards…
Moving on to the big day got my nerves settled and my excitement up. For the first time I seemed more at ease at an event than ever before. Good vibes all day and I just knew this would be a success. That morning, my card deck arrived in the mail. WOW! What a surprise!! I immediately opened it and looked thru the cards and guide book. Of course I had to try it right away with good intentions while becoming calm. I drew three cards to represent the past, present, and future. The past is not your childhood or anything like that but something more recent.
Those cards began that day and I brought them with me for good luck. They were perfect for where I was in this process, where I am now, and where I could be going. No coincidences here, at least not for me and that beautiful day. I meditated without getting attached to the outcome but really focusing on my message with humor, intent, and belief. I let it go and decided to accept whatever the audience threw my way.
I was almost to the library that night when this apartment building caught my eye. Turning right, the sign read: “Sherri Apartments.” I giggled thinking how Sensational Sherri connects to Warrior and what a sensational night it turned out to be. Never once did I get that nervous stomach so common to me before. Meditation works but so do cards, praying, or whatever you need. I like to think also Warrior would be involved because hey– it’s not just my story and he loved libraries. Connecting dots is my thing and it made my talk lift-off for the first time.
There were about seven people in attendance ( I love that number!) and two bought my book. This group usually has around ten so not too bad… No idea if anyone would buy my book but I detached from that entirely. I answered questions while being totally relaxed. For this introvert, that’s a win without a pinfall!!!
The man was a wrestling fan and the woman had some psychic abilities. The topics in my book combined with both fans who had personal connections when it was passed to them. He couldn’t believe I was actually talking about THE Ultimate Warrior until he read the back cover. I couldn’t help but think of Bobby Heenan at WrestleMania VII as it began when Warrior didn’t run to the ring. He said: “Is that THE Ultimate Warrior?” Gorilla Monsoon says: ” It is indeed!” That match had Sensational “Queen” Sherri and oh– those apartments! A stretch? Maybe for some but not for me.
The woman had been experiencing some ringing in her ears for a while and began ruling out a few medical conditions. She told me while looking at my book, the ears ringing section opened right to her– no joke! We knew it was meant to be and she did realize that could be a psychic gift to her. After some discussion, she decided to tell her “guides” to tone it down some so she could listen. I sure hope it worked for her.
I was so overjoyed at the responsiveness from that energetic group of writers aspiring to be published authors. We all shared experiences together and it felt so empowering being with like-minded people who wanted answers. Being a leader really isn’t my thing but by spreading my message, I need to be now.
I couldn’t believe that my personality became changed from listening to talking. We all need to be listened to but if you’ve had a past like mine, your turn could finally happen where you speak and others listen.
I am so excited to hopefully make more connections as a speaker who builds trust with people first and then sells the books. Life lessons always are upon us everyday. The Library Lift-off made my confidence soar like a rocket ship in space! Remind you of anyone?
Take that chance. Do that thing. Write, speak, get it done! Sure, we have failures but that makes us get up and keep going for the next big thing. I love my cards and have really drawn some good ones but you need to do what works for you on this journey. Be confident and let the thought go without becoming consumed. Be that warrior you are meant to be every single day. Not THE Ultimate Warrior but you being ultimate any way you can. 💪🏻👍👏🏻💥⚡️🚀
Doreen Virtue Angel Oracle Card Deck:
“Daily Guidance From Your Angels”
~~ I also have a YouTube video on my cards if you’d like to check it out!