Sometimes a book comes along that you know you have to read and that is exactly what happened when I discovered "Healing the Planet from Within" by Carmen Wyld. This author also has quite a story to tell of her nomadic journeys. Go get a cup of coffee, put on some healing music, and learn about this fabulous author and her book.
Healing the Planet from Within Paperback – October 4, 2012
by Carmen Wyld (Author)
I am really excited you are viewing this book right now. You have the power within you to heal yourself and positively change your life, which in turn helps to heal the planet. This book offers a method for self-examination, with strategies for becoming successful in life. This powerful inner journey is guided by counseling and psychology theories, life coaching techniques and ancient spiritual beliefs. Everyone can make a conscious choice to create a peaceful and loving world. You’ll find this book enlightening and intriguing as you experience new ways of seeing what we, as a team of human beings, can co-create on this planet.
· Paperback: 200 pages
· ISBN-10: 1479191310
· ISBN-13: 978-1479191314
· Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 4, 2012)
· Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.46 x 8.5 inches
· Item Weight: 11.2 ounces
· Language: English
Carmen (Santosha Ji) Wyld
Healing the Planet from Within
I grew up in Canada but now live in Australia. I've been nomadic since 2015.
What inspired you to author this book?
The essence of this book came to me when I was studying Counselling and Psychology at University. You see, I had a friend who worked intimately with Lazaris (a channelled entity) and how he guides people to realise their thought patterns and sabotaging core beliefs. I worked with my friend on a particular issue of mine for about two years as we explored the depth of a core belief. When we finally solved that mystery, I could look at it for what it was -- we did the transformation. After that, my life changed. All the habitual negative patterns of my mind around that issue vanished, and I felt so much freer to form deep and meaningful friendships. Since then this has expanded in my beingness. I didn't realise the impact so much until I was studying at University and noticed how the work with thoughts and beliefs were similar - they positively changed people's lives. I was inspired to take this to the next level. How much could a person step into a positive life? Then I discovered Barbara Frederickson's work on Positivity, in positive psychology. I started activating the 10 forms of positivity in my daily life - and WOW - what a difference it made! I didn't have to feel stuck in bouts of anxiety and depression any more. I could simply choose to activate a positivity and the negativity vanished. One simply can not hold depression and joy in the physical body at the same time. THEN, I thought - well, if this feels so good for me what would it be like if everyone around the world knew how to do this!!! If everyone around the world knew that they no longer had to be stuck in their personal template of negative thoughts and feelings and sabotaging core beliefs - if they had a CHOICE to live a life they loved, and feel happy and satisfied in every moment. AND knew how to activate feelings of JOY, LOVE and PEACE within their physical body.... well, the world would be a different place. The research on positivity is amazing and I dedicate a very simple website to this knowledge: https://PositivityforBetterLiving.com
Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
This is an interesting question. I guess this book cover just evolved. I wanted a visual to help people understand the concept of this project.
Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?
India was a significant influence. I was in Rishikesh, India doing my Yoga Teacher Training and seeking knowledge of higher consciousness last year (August-December 2019). I was absolutely fascinated by the 8 Limbs of Patanjali and how it clearly describes and step-by-step journey to self-realisation and enlightenment.
What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
It took me about two years to write this book. I was a single parent at the time, studying at University and working as a tutor and sessional staff at University, and learning how to build websites to share my work with the world. So, most of my writing was done during this time period.
Tell your readers about your book.
When I read bits of my book today I see how much I could improve on it. I've expanded my journey so much since writing it. I've evolved. But I've decided to leave the book in it's original format and instead focus on trying to get the message out into the world on Instagram. So, it's become a project of mine to inspire people to really love their life and activate as many forms of positivity as they feel to.
Most interestingly is that, when lockdown first occurred, I found myself living in a tent in nature for two months and made an online course to help people understand and practice this way of living. I called the course: Mysteries of a Modern Mystic 21-Day Online Course. I've been running the course for the past three months; we start on the 1st of each month. Student reviews have been amazing as the content is really quite eye opening and experiential - so they're getting the changes they desire in life.
The next step along my journey is to create a Consciousness Centre. This might be in India or Australia, I haven't got a clear message with it as yet.
Who is your target audience, and why?
I find that women between the ages of 30 and 50 mostly resonate with my book and my project.
What do you consider your greatest success in life?
That would be a lengthy answer. My life has been very fascinating. But one greatest thing in my life that I'd like to share with you now is the birth of my daughter. It was a home birth and was the most beautiful moment of my life - the first time, this lifetime, that I experienced unconditional love.
What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
I haven't really thought this through.