Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Blog tour stop with Yvonne Perry
I am participating in a 28-day virtual tour for a new book titled Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You written by Yvonne Perry. The book offers empowering, proactive techniques to help empathic people manage energy and information overload coming from the collective unconsciousness of Earth. See http://whosestuffisthis.com for details.
Yesterday, Yvonne visited Soulmate Coach Crystal. Today, she is my guest blogger. I hope you enjoy the interview.
Bio: Yvonne Perry is a metaphysical author, teacher, and speaker. A graduate of American Institute of Holistic Theology, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Metaphysics. For forty years, Yvonne was enmeshed with the fundamental dogma of religion and lived according to the interpretation of the Bible that her family, society, and church leaders passed down to her. Before she had a label to put on her empathetic ability, she called herself an intercessor carrying the burdens of others to the throne of grace. While praying for others she empathically took on their suffering until it severely challenged her emotional and physical health. Her latest book tells how she recovered and shares spiritual practices to help energy-sensitive people clear their energy field, raise their vibration, set boundaries, and stay grounded in Spirit.
Yvonne, please tell us about your current release.
Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You is a guidebook for empathic people who have been unknowingly carrying energetic burdens that belong to someone else. This book provides . . .
* Tips to distinguish your personal energy from another person’s
* Practices for clearing your energy field and raising your own vibration
* Ways to shield yourself from the detrimental energy of others
* How to have compassion without allowing external energy to wear you out
* A fresh perspective on the psychological aspect of empathy and intuition
* How to use your intuitive ability as a tool for guidance without paying a personal price
With more than two dozen proven and effective ways to clear your energy field of external clutter, this guide employs empowering, proactive techniques to manage your personal energy and that coming to you from other sources. The book also contains a list of resources that includes books, classes and groups, practitioners, quizzes and tests, radio shows, videos, CDs, and DVDs to help empaths take the next step in developing their intuition.
The electronic version of my book is now in Amazon's Kindle Store where it may be downloaded to Kindle Readers, iPads, iPhones, and other digital book readers. The printed book is set to release in mid-February. Learn more at http://whosestuffisthis.blogspot.com/
What inspired you to write this book?
Like most empathic people, I have always wanted to help others avoid suffering. As strange as this may sound, the one way empaths do this is by taking on the problems of others and suffering on their behalf—kind of like a surrogate for affliction. The other person feels better, but the empath feels horrible.
Many compassionate people do not understand how to set energetic boundaries; they unknowingly pick up energy, emotions, feelings, and illness from their environment and the collective unconscious. Over the past ten years, I’ve researched and tried all kinds of things to alleviate empathy fatigue. There are all kinds of energy-related treatments—herbal remedies, visualizations, meditations, prayers, etc.—that can assist an empathic person on a path to emotional maturity (using the gift of empathy wisely without paying a personal price).
Since writing is my forte, I started writing a blog about some of the spiritual practices and protection tips that I use to keep my energy field clear and balance my chakras. A psychotherapist friend of mine, Dr. Caron Goode, suggested I put this information into a guidebook that could be used by energy-sensitive people to set boundaries and manage the overload of energy they absorb. Caron and I feel there is a real need for this material. She provided insight on the psychological aspect of empathy and I wrote about my personal journey through the empath wilderness and how I learned to psychically protect myself as I moved toward wholeness.
What exciting story are you working on next?
I plan to dedicate the next six months to marketing this book before I start my next project. It will be another spiritual self-help book for walk-ins/soul exchanges. You’ve heard of pen names, right? This book will be written under my soul name: LavendarRose.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
In 2003, when I started my company, Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services. I loved writing when I was a child and teenager, but it did not occur to me then that I would one day be an author, much less a freelance writer. The dream of being an author began in 1995 when I started saving emails I was writing to friends. They kept telling me I should write a book, so I did. It wasn’t published until 2004, the year after I began my freelance writing business.
Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I write full time — either for clients or my own books, blogs, articles, etc. I set my schedule and spend about seven hours a day Monday through Friday on these projects. Since I work from home, I take a lot of breaks to stretch, exercise, swap a load of laundry, walk the dog, interact on Facebook, etc. I also enjoy doing arts and crafts (crocheting, sewing, painting), and may take an entire day off to play with my grandkids. Therefore, I am very selective about the clients I work with in the metaphysical, self-help, alternative health, and spirituality genres.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I never get writer’s block. There is always more writing waiting to be done. If I don’t want to work on a particular project one day, I simply switch to another one.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a wife and a mother while I was still a teenager young enough to enjoy kids and not too old to be able to relate to them and their needs. I made that goal when I married for the first time at age 17 and had a son three weeks before I turned twenty.
Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
Besides being a writer, I am also fulfilling a divine mission to present the message of oneness. http://weare1inspirit.com/ or WhoseStuffIsThis.com are my spiritual Web sites used for this purpose.
Thank you for having me as your guest today and for participating in my blog tour for Whose Stuff Is This?. You can find me online at the following places:
LinkedIn, I’m on Twitter as @WeR1NSpirit and @Writersinthesky, or you can check out my Facebook pages: We Are One in Spirit and Writing and Editing
Come along on the tour with us. Tomorrow’s blog stop will be at Dragon My Feet. See the tour schedule at http://tinyurl.com/EmpathTour.