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Thursday, June 7, 2012

She's Here.


Whew.  For days I've been trying to decide how I will write this post.  And then I remembered that I need to just begin and keep my mind out of this.  To trust the process like I've been writing about all along.  But how do I begin? Do I begin by telling you that my insides are all aflutter, that everything inside of me is trembling and dancing and skipping and leaping all around? Do I begin by telling you that it's been raining all morning and that, just now, at this very moment, the sun has decided to peek out?  Or do I begin by telling you that a dream of mine just came true and that that dream is currently sitting here, very quietly, very prettily, right beside me?  

Or maybe I should begin with a birth announcement because this is, after all, a birth.  Okay, here goes....

On the OTHER SIDE of FEAR
Born June 5, 2012 at 1:51 PM
Weighing 4.6 ounces
Measuring 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches

She's alive and healthy and amazingly still & quiet.



So.  She's here, this dream of mine.

It's wild to write this.  To know now, to really know, that it's true.  That when you continue to move toward what moves you, when you continue to move toward what you love, miracles happen.  It feels so good to tell you this--to be able to say to you what I know for sure now...

Dreams come true, magic and miracles happen when you believe in yourself, when you let faith be your safety net.  When you just begin and move one little step at a time, toward what makes your heart sing.

Back in March, when I had just decided to take the leap and move forward with this book dream, I wrote:  

I've decided that a life of magic and possibility does not happen by playing it safe or by making other's opinions/thoughts/judgments more important than my own.  

I've decided to seriously trust the voice that speaks of creating a life of magic and possibility.  

I've decided that true comfort, true peace, true bliss, true love, come from stepping out of my "comfort" zone and into (firmly, with the whole of my Self) my most expansive, Real, magical Self. 

And today, once again, I feel shaky and totally out of my comfort zone but I'm believing, more than ever, in magic and possibility.

I'm beyond excited to share this baby of mine with you, this little tangible piece of my heart.

I don't really know what to do next.  I'm just doing one thing, then another, then another.  Right now I want to tell you that you can pre-order a signed-by-me copy of one (or more) of these babies.  There will be a limited number of signed copies at this time, so, if you're called, hurry on over!  You can do that by clicking HERE.

I'm still waiting for these little ones to be shipped to me and then I will have to ship to you, so it will be a couple of weeks before you get to hold her in your hands.  But she will be worth the wait, I'm sure of it.

Each of you who come here with your encouragement and support and love have everything to do with this little creation, there is a bit of each of you inside these pages. That just feels like the most precious thing to me.

With so much love & so much gratitude,

Julia

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44 comments :

  1. Wheeeeeeeeeee!!!! OVERJOYED! xxx

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    1. Elloa, I can feel your joy and it fills me so. I have so much gratitude for you I can hardly stand it. I love that you are the second buyer of my book--that is so special to me. And I love you so, my friend. Thank you for your support--it means everything.

      Big, big love to you.

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  2. I have already read it twice, and there are a few poems, like "Complete," that I came back to over and over. Only half way through your introduction, I felt twice as calm, twice as possible.

    People, I say to you, buy...this...book.

    And to you, Julia, I bow with the deepest gratitude for trusting me with it, so new and precious.

    Love you.
    Love,
    Me

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    1. Jill. My heart is seriously overflowing with gratitude for you. There really aren't words to describe any of it.

      Loving you so.

      Deep, deep bows to you, my friend.

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    1. Little Marielle Quinn, precious little girl of mine, I love you too.

      Love,

      Mommy

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  4. I am so celebrating you and your journey. Your book is gorgeous. I love it. I love the rich feel of it in my hands. This is a gift for the world. This is a book that will touch so many and hold the beautiful space and possibility for a place of joy and peace beyond our wildest dreams. Sending so much honoring and love for you and your little one:)

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    1. Dear friend Brooke. Thank you for these incredibly heart-touching words. And thank you for being editor/friend extraordinaire. You are such a huge part of why this book was possible.

      What ever would I do without my Brooke?

      I love you.

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    2. Ahhhhh, feelin' the love! Thank you for letting me a part of the process. It was a gift beyond words.

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  5. wow... i can't even speak i'm SO very happy for you... i'll just sit in the energy and love of "you and this wonderful accomplishment..."

    xoxo Valerie

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    1. Valerie! What a beautiful surprise to have you here! Thank you so much for your sweet words.

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  6. Julia,

    I feel like the proud relative who has been waiting in the wings! I have ordered my copy and will be looking forward to reading it. No doubt it will be inspiring and helpful and just plain beautiful.

    Love and hugs and jumping up and down and...oh, so excited for you!!!

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    1. Deb. You've been such an incredible source of support for me-the words thank you just feel so inadequate.

      I really really treasure you.

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  7. YAY! I ordered and then ran down to the mailbox and then remembered that it doesn't work like that! I. Can't. Wait. (She's so gorgeous!)

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    1. You're so cute. I love that I have Judy Clement Wall, writer extraordinaire, on the back cover of my book. Seriously, how lucky am I?

      I adore you forever more.

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  8. so excited for you :~)
    may it fly high and touch many lives <3

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    1. Smiles. Thank you, Luna. So much.

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  9. the cover is gorgeous
    + i'm sure every word
    on the inside is
    heaven. congratulations,
    dear one!!!! xoxooo

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    1. Rachel, thank you for the congratulations. You are truly a ray of sunshine in my world.

      Love.

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  10. Love love love!!! Can't wait to get my copy :) I love you my brave, bold, beautiful
    Sister xoxo,
    Amy

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    1. Dear sister Amy. Ahh, do I love you.

      Thank you for being right here, beautiful Mommy-to-be.

      Huge hugs to you.

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  11. And what a lovely child she is. The cover is gorgeous! I'm so excited for you and the world who will now get to read your words and experience your art. When I return home from my travels I will set up an Etsy account and place my order. I can't wait!

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    1. Leah! I always feel a deep sense of gratitude when I find you here. Thank you, always, for your kindness. You are one beautiful, brave woman.

      Sending so much love your way.

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  12. The cover is perfect expression of all you write and paint and give of yourself on this blog! Following the evolution of this gorgeous book has been a joy! Namaste!

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    1. Pam, these words touched me so deeply. Thank you for taking the time to connect, for touching my heart today.

      Love and more love to you.

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  13. Julia,

    You have birthed a beautiful reflection of your creativity and talents. I know this book is filled with a huge part of your soul. I am very excited to get my hands on it. A big congratulations to you and all that you share.
    With much love and joy,
    Eydie

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    1. Beautiful Eydie, thank you. Thank you for your support and encouragement--I truly feel lucky to know you.

      And now I'm giving you a virtual hug, can you feel it?

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  14. Julia,

    I'm so happy for you!I know it's been a journey filled with so many emotions. You've just finished one chapter...now it's on to the next!

    See what happens when you believe in magic?!!!

    xoxoxoxo by the way....she's beautiful ;0)

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    1. I see, yes. Magic is where it's at. Thank you, Hollie...feeling so blessed to know you.

      Now would you please, please make me one of those mouth-watering drinks? Extra ginger and maybe a little extra vodka too. :)

      I adore you.

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  15. Yay!!!!!!!! I am beyond excited for you and oh, so happy, proud, elated, inspired...all of those warm-fuzzy feelings.
    I just bought my copy, and I can't wait to hold it in my hands and feel your energy and love radiating from each page.
    You did it!!!!
    So much love to you!
    XO

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    1. Jodi. ! Thank you so much for your sweet enthusiasm. It makes me giddy to think of you holding her in your hands. And I can't wait to do the same with yours!

      So grateful for you. xo

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  16. Congratulations, Julia!!! I am so happy for you! It is so beautiful to see what you have created from your heart. I see your radiance, and I honor your journey that brought you to this place. Many blessings and much love to you!

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    1. Carie. Thank you. I really can't find any words right now to express this overflowing gratitude...

      Thank you for celebrating with me--having you right here means so so much. You are an incredibly beautiful person and I truly feel honored to call you friend.

      Sending so much love your way.

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  17. Congratulations! I just discovered your blog and there's so much here besides your poetry. Especially enjoyed listening to your "Soul Talk" about blogging.

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    1. Hello! Thanks so much for taking the time to connect. I'm so happy you are here! And that you enjoyed listening to our Soul Talk...

      Blessings to you.

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  18. YAY!!!!!! she is AMAZING!!!! I am so happy for you and cannot wait to hold this PEACE of your he-ART in my hands, to inspire me and lift me up....to help me follow my path, to believe!!!!!
    WAY TO GO!!!!!

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    1. Christy. Thank you so much for this. You've totally warmed my heart this evening-feeling so grateful.

      Sending so much love your way. xo

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    2. i am so happy that I can return the favour....your LOVE is so BIG and so many of us are buoyed by it!!!

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  19. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Julia, my dear, beautiful friend, I am SO happy for you!!!! And so happy for me because this means I am that much closer to holding your incredible work of passion and soul in my hands! Congratulations Julia, you so deserve this. I hope that this book reaches thousands, even millions of people! You go girl!!!!!!!!

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    1. Big smiles here, Grace. I think about you so much & it's just great to hear from you. Thank you for this very sweet congratulations--it is precious to me.

      With tons of love & gratitude.

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    2. Julia, I feel so grateful every day to have found you and your blog. You are always in my mind and thinking of you truly brings me so much happiness, warmth, and hope. So here's to you and here's to our friendship! <3 xo

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  20. Congratulations on the release, it's big accomplishment. Enjoy the journey and excitement of starting a new project :)

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