When I set out to write the Genuine Contact Way and I became very certain of the title of the book, my imagination took me to a book that was packaged with sets of cards and some other visuals; it would be on a shelf in a bookstore, or perhaps available for purchase online. My imagination had me opening the book with very simple, beautiful artwork, to let the right hemisphere of the brain have its play with the imagery, and then to create words as well to let the left hemisphere of the brain have its chance to play. I imagined that the book would not be overly long so people didn’t feel intimidated, and yet had enough information for the book to be very useful to people. That was a great imagination.
As I set about starting the book and with the guidance I was receiving, it became clear to me that it wasn’t working out the way I had imagined. It became clear that my imagination of the hard copy book alone would not reach enough people at this time. What we needed was much more of a web presence to be more accessible to people on this planet.
That sent me into waves of nervousness. What was required something that was forward-thinking, not just keeping up with current technology, but also anticipating where technology was going – this felt far outside of my realm of expertise.
I then had the benefit of reading Matrix Energetics. Richard Bartlett has a wonderful way of connecting pages of his book by referring to different pages on his website that are password protected only for the readers of his book. I got excited. We could have a hard copy book interfacing with the web, where people could get access to behind the scenes pages and additional information.
To need this kind of a presence would have been enough to stop me in my tracks; it would have been too overwhelming. Fortunately, I was able to cast my mind to having a team around me. That team is much made up of my children from a different generation, and of course my husband Ward who is also a techie at heart. He’s right there with whatever needs to be on the web, as are my children. They said ‘We have that part covered. We can mobilize it, we can do it.’ So what I saw as that first barrier of the Genuine Contact Way book project was eased. The team around me took leadership for those parts, and I could focus on writing the content.
Friends have laughed at me, saying I needed to wait until my kids were old enough and ready enough to be members of the support team along with Ward to get the book out into the world. They have teased me, saying isn’t it interesting that the mix of interests, skills, and passions that that they have are all aspects of this book project so that it can have the web presence, the digital segments, and the art that it needs, and there are people on this team that are forward thinking about where technology is going so we are not just creating the web presence for today but for the future.