Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Why Reviews Shouldn’t Matter By Christine Agro


 50 Ways To Live Life Consciously
by Christine Agro
 
Release Date: Mar 3, 2012 (Kindle), Paperback March 30, 2012
Genre Non-Fiction Spiritual / Self Help


Book Blitz – May 24, 2012

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

 Does life seem complicated? Are you always trying to get to the next ‘something’? Are your relationships confusing and overwhelming? Christine Agro, Clairvoyant and Metaphysical Expert, shares her unique insight that will help you create a graceful, ease and flowing life. Christine’s information is so simple yet so powerful that you may actually feel yourself shifting as you read. With insight into the how, why and what-for of life, Christine helps you get off the mental and emotional wheels and helps you get your ego in check creating a natural balance with the one aspect of yourself that really does have all the answers, your Spirit. 50 Ways to Live Life Consciously is a treasure box that answers the question “why are we here” and offers 8 tools and 42 concepts to help you make the shift into conscious living.


GUEST POST:
 
Why Reviews Shouldn’t Matter
By Christine Agro

People write for many different reasons. Some write because they are passionate about writing. Some write because they feel they have something meaningful or important to share. Some write because they have a story to tell.
Where we can all run into trouble is when we write to be seen, or to be heard, or to be validated. We get into trouble when our sense of self is wrapped up in how people perceive us or acknowledge us. It is then that we can let reviews and sales have an effect on us. 
Self-validation is a topic I speak about regularly because learning to self-validate is one of the best gifts you can give yourself, especially if you are a writer.
I was recently perusing Kindle’s ‘Voice of the Author’, which is a place where authors who have books on Kindle can share, review and support (or not) each other. One author was in a tizzy because someone had negatively reviewed his book. He was petitioning Amazon to have the review removed and was in an active on-line battle with the reviewer.
What I saw was someone who wanted to be seen and validated for his writing, rather than a writer who was confident in his work. When we learn to self-validate, to know that we are whole from within regardless of what goes on around us, then these types of situations won’t bother us anymore.
I have had horrid things written about me, not about my work, but personal attacks – naming calling and all. Even though I have long understood and accepted that we all have different beliefs, different values and see the world differently, it was hard to have someone speak such ugliness, as if they knew me personally. It used to make me cry and it used to make me angry. In fact there is one post on line that I would go back to from time to time just to see if I could read it without reacting. The day that I could was a real joy as I knew I had reached a new level of self-validation.
My point is, as writers, as people who want to share with the world, we need to understand that not everyone is going to like what we have to say or like the way we say it. I worked for an Artistic Director of a theater company who was fond of saying “You can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time; but you’re never going to please all of the people all of the time.” If we write to please, or to be validated, we will always be open and vulnerable.
If we write because we believe in what we have to say, because it’s important enough to us to put it down on paper and if we believe in our own worth and value, then when people love your book you can feel happy that what is meaningful to you is also meaningful to someone else. That praise doesn’t make you who you are, or make you a better person. Conversely when people don’t love your work, you can chalk it up to different strokes for different folks and glean whatever helpful bits of constructive criticism you can find.  Their dislike of your work, or even of you should it come to a personal attack, doesn’t make you any less of the person you are.
Learning to self-validate is a true gift, one that creates freedom and will allow you to truly love your life and all that you create. 
© 2012 Christine Agro
Christine Agro is a clairvoyant and a metaphysical expert. She is author of 50 Ways to Live Life Consciously as well as of The Conscious Living Wisdom Cards. Christine is founder of The Conscious Living Guide a membership site at which she helps support you on your own journey of living life. You can also join Christine on Facebook.

Teaser:
In 50 Ways To Live Life Consciously, Metaphysical Expert Christine Agro offers the simplest, yet most life-changing answer to the question “Why Are We Here?”
                      
Excerpt 1

When we live unconsciously our life drives us. We find ourselves in places and experiencing things without knowing how or why we got to where we are. Instead of consciously choosing the how, the why and in what we experience life, it is our life that pulls us along. With conscious living we recognize that our life experiences hold the keys to what our life lessons are all about. With that we can make conscious choices about how our own life unfolds and each choice leads us further down our path of Spiritual evolution.
Our Spiritual evolution is why we are here in the first place: to learn, heal and grow as Spiritual beings. We have been taught that we are merely our physical bodies, that we are merely human beings and that our lives are all about what we do. But there is so much more to who we are and who we can be and so much more to living our lives.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Christine Agro is an internationally recognized Clairvoyant, Inspirational Teacher, Metaphysical Expert and author of 50 Ways To Live Life Consciously. (Haldi Press March 2012)
Using her unique approach that combines her clairvoyance and her degree in Naturopathy, Christine offers a truly holistic overview of health, wellness, well-being and our Spiritual journey. Praised by grateful women, parents, and celebrity clients across the globe for her intuitive and extraordinary gifts as a healer, she has been hailed as “magical”, “transformational” and “inspiring.”
Christine has been featured in The New York Times, and dubbed 'a gift to moms' by Real Savvy Moms an award winning website for the former PBS syndicated TV show. She has been interviewed on radio shows around the world, quoted in health and consumer magazines and e-zines nationwide. She has written for Gaiam Life, and contributed to Messages From Spirit by Colette Baron-Reid (Hay House 2008). 
Christine is the author of 50 Ways to Live Life Consciously, creator of the Conscious Living Wisdom Cards and the founder and leader of the membership site The Conscious Living Guide (www.theconsciouslivingguide.com). Through The Conscious Living Guide Christine provides a place for like-minded people to connect and offers on-going support to those wishing to live life consciously. Members can participate in weekly meditations, mini-audio courses and a monthly on-line Q&A session.  



2 comments:

Patti Hultstrand said...

I'm not sure, but I believe to live life consciously means to participate in dialog between readers and writers on the things they both love most, "BOOKS". So, you should start now by reading and either commenting or asking questions from Christine on her book and what her advice is on living life consciously.

MK said...

I really liked this post Christine, especially the line 'What I saw was someone who wanted to be seen and validated for his writing, rather than a writer who was confident in his work'.