First published in 1947 and then translated into more than seventy languages, Anne Frank’s diary has been known worldwide for many decades. We all have heard of it. But honestly, I never felt compelled to read it, imagining there might be more hype and political importance than an actual good book.
Tagged: soul purpose
A recent interview I had had some interesting questions:
Have you ever had an amazing boss, mentor or leader leading you? Can you give us a story or anecdote that helps illustrate why this person was such a great leader and the impact they had on you or their team?
Training and knowledge matter, of course, but beyond that, what do you think matters most in terms of succeeding in your field?…
Carol’s Lives is my second book. It’s the only book that has been turned into an Audiobook so far. In 2019 I intended to do a promo video on it. The book cover designer photographer Silmara Emde was hired to do the work. As Tim and I were travelling in New york to collect some footage, Simara moved the city. We had to schedule for spring 2020 to film it, and then everything went sideway because of the pandemic. Finally, in 2022, my partner, the main character in Carol’s Lives, decided to take up the project. Here we have it, the promo video of the book that was published two years ago.
Some think being authentic is not telling lies, being good, doing the right things, the good things – the good-girl, good-boy syndrome. We have been programmed to think in those terms. But where does that concept of being a good girl, being a good boy really come from? It may just come from other people who want to keep you in line, who want to keep you doing what they want you to do. It has nothing to do with being authentic. It has something to do with control. It gets ingrained in us over and over again in the early years.
In my childhood, I dreamed that when I grew up, I would marry a train conductor, so I could, in my imagination, travel for free! I shared this dream with my sister and a close friend. The friend said she had a feeling, that in the future more people would be flying to travel. I should aim higher – literally, to become a pilot’s wife rather than a train conductor’s.
Candace looked surprised and a little delighted. I looked down at the printed note again where she had also written, “I have not lived in another country even though I have always wanted to. I never know where I should go…” It made me smile and I jokingly told her I had a feeling I was sitting with a younger version of myself.
“There’s this woman in Portugal. She is meditating, asking for guidance regarding her relationship. I’ve urged her a few times that the relationship has already ended and it was time to move on, but she didn’t listen. This time I’m going to shower her with my energy. It’s easier when she meditates. When she feels my energy, she feels safe. Then the message may get through.”
Audrey is a young woman who has started losing pigments since when she was 17 years old. As a result of that, she doesn’t look like her parents and siblings at all. Extremely fair skin and blond hair with big blue eyes, she is tall. There is a certain lightness in her manner, something unspeakably different about her, something out of place. I felt a little bit displaced by her energy. She did extremely well without making any effort in school. She also has memories of being on a ship, but there is nothing scary about it, as was reported by some other abductees. Instead, Audrey feels that is home. She cried in tears in hypnosis missing her “home”.