The Book

Several years ago I started to write a book about my journey into the world of energy healing. Originally it was meant to answer three questions;

1. How did I get into this?

2. Was I any good at it? and

3. Why was I not pursuing it full-time?

Note: You can ignore a calling but you can’t quit.

I’d written about 100 pages and started to see the answers, but I had other things to do so the manuscript idled for a year or more. I added to it now and then, and eventually, I shared a very rough draft with a friend who suggested it might help others on a similar path. I shared it with another friend who hasn’t spoken to me since.

In the meantime, I’d written two other books, United States Censuous Bureau, The Adventures of a 2020 Census Enumerator, and A Cigar Box Full of Short Stories, both being collections of short stories in ebook and audiobook formats.

I’ve enjoyed writing when I’ve been able to make time for it, and over the course of a few decades, I’d put together a small collection (A Cigar Box Full) of stories from childhood. Some of the stories had readers nearly peeing themselves with laughter and urging me to put them out there.

In 2020 I spent a little over two months working as an enumerator for the Census Bureau and had one memorable experience after another. One day I wrote a few pages about an experience and sent it to my supervisor, who promptly forwarded it to her supervisor, and then asked me if it was okay to do that, and also telling me he loved it too and he wanted permission to forward it to others in the department.

That encouraged me to write more. So I’d write about my adventures in the evenings or on rainy days, and then after the work ended I wrote a few more short stories about my time with the 2020 Census and put it away.

Covid-19 was still restricting our activities and I had time to spare, so I looked into what it would take to publish some of what I had. Publishing an ebook is dead easy. However, I was told by a number of people that I should narrate the stories. They really liked my voice, tone, inflections, etc.

I tried several microphones and different software, and had to record when the world was quiet. A good microphone will pickup the sound of an insect flying in the room. You may not see the insect, but I’d put headphones on and I’d hear it, and the motorcycle a half-mile away, and the big-rig, and the chain saws, lawn mowers, etc. Long story short, I persisted and put something together that made it through the quality control hoops at Audible, Amazon, and Apple.

I’m told few people like the sound of their own voice, and I was no exception. However, as it turns out, I was getting such over-the-top compliments on each of those two smaller projects that I pulled out the draft of “Healing With Subtle Energy” and began looking at it as a contender for the next project.

Healing With Subtle Energy is quite different from the other two books, and yet it too can be seen as a collection of short stories, chapters of highlights along the path. Miraculous healings spurred me on to find answers, and improve as a healer, and persist in spite of the pitfalls that made me want to quit. And in reviewing the manuscript I felt again that others might benefit from this story.

Some volunteers are reviewing the ebook manuscript and listening to the audio and I’m beginning to wonder if a how-to book would be in order. It would require considerably more effort, needing illustrations and such. I cut through a lot of confusion to derive the most workable techniques, and I believe anyone sincerely interested in doing this work could do it with some efficacy, and that is where the real value lies.

The tone of Healing With Subtle Energy is different from other titles in the genre. I share success and failure, I mention what worked and what didn’t. And I call BS when I see it.

Thomas Paine said “he who dare not offend cannot be honest.”

I’ll leave it at that.

~ S

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