A little dose of spirituality…
So, I have to admit, I’ve always believed that what you put out you get back in. I was totally intrigued by the movie The Secret. But, I noticed something interesting after that movie came out and people started, or at least tried, to ‘manifest’ their dreams. It wasn’t exactly working and it wasn’t until I met Natalie Ledwell that I really understood why.
Natalie is someone who truly knows what it’s like to feel as though you’re just treading water, while getting nowhere. Her new book, Never In Your Wildest Dreams, isn’t only a fascinating story, it’s also full of profound life lessons that can help you live—as she does—beyond your wildest dreams!
I was so excited to meet up with my good friend and catch up. But beyond that, Natalie and I had an eye opening chat about the release of her first book, her passion for teaching kids, and the secret missing components to most people’s Law of Attraction practice.
Here’s what she had to say:
Summer: Okay, so I’ll start off with: What were your goals and your intentions for your book, Never In Your Wildest Dreams? I mean, it’s a big undertaking to just one day decide to write a book.
Natalie: I wanted to reach out and help as many people as possible. I’m living beyond my wildest dreams right now, because of specific knowledge I’ve been able to apply. But it wasn’t that long ago that I was struggling financially—it was my lowest point. My most successful times have come within the last few years, right in the midst of the economic crisis. So the message is that you can apply the Law of Attraction principles regardless of what the world is doing around you. And you can do that to achieve any goal, whether you’re looking for more income, your perfect partner, or anything else.
Summer: What’s the biggest misconception you find people have about the Law of Attraction, before they read your book?
Natalie: Most people know about visualizations. They know they have to take action. But I’ve discovered that the Law of Attraction is actually a seven-step formula, and there are other key steps people always seem to miss. For example, you really need to start from a positive vibration, before you even think about goals or the direction of your life. Because when you’re in that low vibration—financially unhappy or something like that—you can’t see a way out. Most people skip right past this, and it doesn’t work.
Summer: So, one thing that’s really cool about Never In Your Wildest Dreams is that you relate similar experiences to your life, but told in a fictional story. What was that like?
Natalie: It was…interesting! I’ve never written fiction before. But I had the basic storyline of a fictional character, Katherine, being on a press junket, being interviewed by different people and having different flashbacks. It combines fiction and how-to together in a really cool way.
Summer: Do you have any special tricks to get into the creative mindset when you sit down to write?
Natalie: Yes. First thing in the morning, before I even open my eyes, I always ask a question. It could be, “What am I doing to move closer to my goals?” or, “Where do I want this chapter to go?” And then I just lay there, receptive to any messages that come in. And when I have writer’s block I walk away from the computer and meditate for 20 minutes, rather than trying to force it. I try to connect to that source, that flow—where the inspiration is coming from somewhere outside of me.
Summer: How do you feel about eBooks versus printed books and alternative versus conventional publishing?
Natalie: This is my first book—my first experience with publishers, and Sherpa Press has been fantastic. But I understand that traditional publishing may not be for everyone. As for books, I personally I have my whole library on my iPad, which of course makes it easy to read while I travel. It also makes for quick highlighting and bookmarking. But I still love the feel of printed books too.
Summer: What are some books that have most influenced your life?
Natalie: The first spiritual book that was a big awakening for me was The Philistine Prophecy. But my biggest change came from reading the Conversations with God series by Neil Donald Walsh. Think and Grow Rich was a massive eye opener too, back in my twenties.
Summer: What do you find particularly challenging when you write?
Natalie: I think what was really challenging for me while writing Never In Your Wildest Dreams was completing the outline, so I could see where the story was going every step of the way. Before that I was just floundering around.
Summer: What’s your advice to other writers who are writing their first book—especially when it comes to getting their message out through fiction?
Natalie: If you’re passionate about your message, then you’re talking from experience. The leaders that people are really drawn to these days are the people that have actually been in the trenches, gone through the work and apply what they know. So if you really focus on speaking from the heart and tapping into that passion, then people will be drawn to your message because they know you’re coming from an authentic place.
Summer: Okay, so in closing, we would like to know what your next big audacious goal is.
Natalie: I actually have two! I’m starting to speak on stage more, for one. But my next focus is my message to children. Because, as far as schooling, what works for a two- or four-year old isn’t right for a five- to seven-year old child. So that’s the next big focus.
Awesome! If you’ve been working hard to turn adversity into achievement, and make your dreams become reality, Natalie’s story is an amazing place to gain the inspiration, insight and knowledge to help you get there. And it’s just a good read! Check it out and let her message sink in—you can be next. And if that doesn’t get those positive vibrations going…you may have to read it again.
Natalie is also offering some great bonuses. Take a few minutes and check it out:http://www.mindmovies.com/niywd/bonusgifts.php?25921