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Manifesting Your Inspirational Best-Seller


How to Write a Bestseller and Feel Good While Doing It

by Roger Harris

Focus on what you want in your life, not on what you don't want.

Act as if it has already happened. Focus only on the end result. For example, “I have written and published the first in a series of self-help books sharing my knowledge, and I feel (insert emotion here, such as elated, powerful, satisfied, ‘on my way’).”  Repeat this practice often, feel imbued by its exhilaration, surf the blue-green waves of happiness and send any dark-eyed doubts packing.

Be not bashful – gleefully share the news with your loved ones and tell everyone you know of what you have begun to create.

Thoughts become things. Visualize the book gracing your mother’s proud coffee table, seeing its YouTube trailer go viral, or pitching the debut novel everyone is talking about on your favorite talk show.

As the saying goes, “It is not enough to stare up the ladder, one must take the first step,” so map out a game plan of action steps to bring your goal(s) to fruition and do them. Carry a symbolic reminder such as a crystal in your purse or wallet, tape notes on your bathroom mirror or photos of what will be, and BELIEVE it can happen.

You create your own universe as you go along. ~Winston Churchill

Thanks to Roger Harris, author of Double Take, who wrote this post on IndieAuthorCounsel.org.

Namaste!

Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Energy Diet, Chakra Secrets, The Chakra Diaries and Balance Your Chakras, Balance Your Life
www.theChakras.org

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“Their Inspiration for Writing” from Five Top Authors


Chakra Secrets and the companion DVD are part of my HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!

I am happy to take part in Authors Tagging Authors! to explain their process of becoming an author and how they were inspired to share their writing.

I was tagged by the visionary author, Gary Markwick, and I am thrilled to keep this going. As part of this blog hop, I am going to answer the questions below, tag a new set of 5 Authors, which then they answer, tag 5 more authors, etc.

1. What is the title of your book?

Chakra Secrets. It’s available on Amazon.com and also as part of my Holiday Giveaway.

2. Where did the idea come from for the book?

As the author of The Chakra Diaries, released in 2010, I offered the stories of nine participants in a chakra workshop as they transformed their lives through energy healing, really, the healing power of love. My readers wanted to know more of my personal story, as my life became entwined in both good and bad ways with theirs… while aspiring to help my best friend overcome Stage 4 melanoma, I succumbed to a love affair with her partner. Saintly counselor or tantric temptress? My readers wanted to know more about me… and I wanted to share my secrets about my own tumultuous life, yoga journey, and exploration of every New Age modality, including past life regression, to remove the guilt that had been my constant companion throughout my life (even when unexplainable).

I love to teach about balancing the chakras, and I wrote Chakra Secrets to show how I used chakra healing in my own life. At the same time, I bared my soul to all my shortcomings and the mistakes I had made, hopefully explaining how the “wounded healer” can help others. And to find and feel forgiveness.

Part II of the “sizzling” memoir (as it has been described since it covers Kundalini rising, Tantric Sex and more) is actually a sharing of a mind-body “instant healing” technique that I learned in Hawaii from Serge Kahili King, PhD.  In my mind, it should be part of everyone’s “Emergency 911 First Aid Kit.”

3. What genre does your book fall under?

New Age, Metaphysical, Memoir, Self-Help, Dramatized Life Stories

I don’t write in any one specific genre. The closest comparisons to Chakra Secrets that I’ve been thrilled to receive are Paulo Coehlo’s Aleph, and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.

I’d love for Angelina Jolie to play Rebecca in the movie adaptation of Chakra Secrets.

4. Which actors would you choose to play the characters in a movie rendition?

I’ve always thought being a casting director would be great fun… I often cast my characters while I’m writing, as I’d love to see all my works made into movies.

For Chakra Secrets, I’d choose Angelina Jolie to play Rebecca, as I think she’s a fabulous actress who could show me as I was accused of being – sometimes saintly, sometimes the tantric temptress. Gwyneth Paltrow would be perfect as my best friend Julie, and Bradley Cooper in the twin roles of the men in my life and past lives – Richard and Mark.

5. Here are the authors I have tagged… all in different genres, all great. Check out their blogs, and look for their posts coming to your computer screen next week!

Marla Martenson

Roger Harris

Wendy Naarup

Kay Goldstein

Iain Parke
I hope this gives you some great ideas for additions to your bookshelf, Kindle or iPad. And don’t forget to enter my Holiday Giveaway. If you win, there will be one less gift to buy for your favorite yogini, friend, or to enjoy for yourself!

Aloha,
Becca Chopra

www.thechakras.org

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