Every time I listen to the news or read the headlines I am nudged to move my thoughts to something more inspiring. As you probably have read in my book, I believe we must live the life we want to see as the future for the planet and humanity. It seems that we can only bring about what we can actually visualize and we may need to help each other with this. Let’s make this a good place to start. I would like us to share the qualities we would see in a future that is inspiring for all. The images we can create are limitless. Our vision needs to be uplifting and caring. So what does that look like. Can you picture a story that would fit this image? For example you might visualize a community pot luck gathering where all are welcome. All ages, all orientations and cultures, all levels of education and wealth or lack of them. Everyone is mingling and mixing and helping each other as needed. Perhaps this is an image for Canada Day or Independence Day for the US.
Your visualization can be anything that you would love to see in your future that contributes to the future of humanity and the planet. Perhaps it is a headline you would read, or a new business you would see or a family gathering. As we read the different images and visualize them, we are contributing to their fruition. I am really really looking forward to reading them.
Your response can be posted on the Facebook page for more inspiring future or send it to me through messenger or firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post it anonymously for you if you prefer .
Marie Knapp is woman of curiosity and spiritual inquisitiveness, a wife of 54 years and mother for 52 years, a (retired) Nurse Educator and College Administrator, a Reiki Master, Doctor of Education (Adults), Author of The Path To A More Inspiring Future, and Mentor of many. Her life experience as wife and mother coupled with her professional roles has given her insights into working with many of life’s challenges. She sees her life purpose as inspiring others who inspire others. She learns incessantly and shares what she learns so others may gain from her opportunities.
It probably was conceived early in midlife as I opened my eyes and ears to a much broader perspective than the loving protected life I had so far lived. It seemed the learning curve was exciting, at times overwhelming, very informative, life expanding and unending. It was a long gestation with several episodes of writing articles, and newsletters, which later developed into workshops and retreats. The book inside me wanted to be published at the right time.
This spring, 2021, I became aware of the struggling that was occurring not just within me but in the hearts and souls of many. The pandemic was going on far longer than any had imagined and some people talked about wanting a return to normal and the way things were. But not everyone. The isolation had given many more time to ponder life. They had a different perspective of what was really important and wanted something better in the future — something more inspiring.
And so the book was born. It is an uplifting book, not denying the reality of the future but rather helping people rise out of the down periods and into something that helped them know they can make a difference. Gandhi taught us that we must be the change we want to see in the world. The book begins with inner strengthening followed by ways to reach out to others in compassion and truthfulness. The final chapter offers suggested ways to take action steps to making a difference while encouraging people to express their uniqueness and follow their passion toward their vision of a positive future.
I have started a new website https://moreinspiringfuture.com I would be delighted to have you go there, scroll to the bottom and subscribe to receive inspiring messages and short articles in your inbox. You will also see the three articles I have already written.
I also have opened a new Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/moreinspiringfuture. Please check it out, like it and follow the page. I appreciate your interest in this site. I expect I will continue with this site for a while. At least until I am sure the new website is well established.
Thank you for your continued interest in what I offer to you.
Not officially fall but when I look at the sky and smell the air, and feel the coolish breeze on my face … well fall is on its way. It won’t be long.
I have not been sending out blogs lately for a very important reason I have been focusing my writing time and energy on a book I have been writing.
The Path To A More Inspiring Future. I am very excited about sharing the book with you. My intention is that it will be hopeful and uplifting for the readers. It is currently in the hands of my valuable editor. After I make the necessary changes, the book will go for printing. And it will also become an eBook.
This is just a short message for now. I will keep you posted, telling you a bit more about the book and where you will be able to get it. Meanwhile I will share a poem that I have written in the book