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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
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
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
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
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
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?”
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
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.