Sunday, January 31, 2010

Got a Kindle, iPhone, or Other Electronic Reading Device?

The children's holistic e-books are available as individual PDFs. Or, you may purchase all twelve holistic stories in one e-book at http://TheSidSeries.com. Share these sweet stories with your kids, grandkids, or students, and let them know about The Sid Series Art Showcase for Children http://writersinthesky.com/art-showcase.html.

Bravo to Yvonne Perry for writing this book to help children through challenging issues in a gentle, kind and spiritual way! This book is truly a treasure to help every child see themselves as a gift, and help them grow into the person they were meant to be.  ~ Barbara Techel, Author of Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog Series




Saturday, January 30, 2010

Join me today as I am the guest of Cathi Curen on Holistic Children Radio. Saturday, January 30 at 11 a.m. Central Time on Blog Talk Radio http://ow.ly/XKGW




Friday, January 29, 2010

Books that Support Holistic Parenting

The new generation of kids entering the world today often have an "old soul" appeal and seem more in tune with what is really important in life. Even schools and children's based television programs nowadays are emphasizing eco-friendly products and environmental awareness, helping out others in need, and spending quality time in nature and with families.

Best-selling self-improvement authors like Louise Hay, Dr. Wayne Dyer, and Deepak Chopra have also entered the realm of personal development for children. I am honored to have The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children mentioned among these great books and prominent authors.

See http://tinyurl.com/ygzlgl4 for more information about holistic books and parenting.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Do Children See Guardian Angels As Imaginary Playmates?

Most children have imaginary playmates. I believe some really see them and that these entities are their guardian angels. I found this article on ezinearticles.com and decided to share it with you.

Marie watched her five-year-old daughter as she flew high in the air, feet pumping to get more leverage from the rope swing that was tied securely on the big old oak tree limb at the back of the yard. "Don't go so high, Carol!" she called out. Carol laughed happily and said, "Its okay, Mommy. The big man is pushing me. He won't let me fall!"

"Well, tell him to slow down!" her mother responded, laughing. Her daughter's imaginary friend was always taking care of her, it seemed. She watched as Carol stopped pumping and gradually slowed down to a safe swinging speed. In a few minutes Carol stopped and jumped off the swing's seat. "Now, that was fun!" she exclaimed, turning around to look up at the invisible person behind the swing, bobbing her head to emphasize her words. Marie shook her head and went back into the house. She could tell it would be a day of imagination for Carol.

Years later as Carol recalled the incident she said, "I remember talking to my invisible friend a lot when I was a child. I would sit on that swing and he would push me."

"Did he really push you?" I asked her.

Carol laughed. "Well, something pushed me! I could feel the swing being pushed. I would sing and swing and I would hear him singing with me. I felt so safe. Somehow, I was aware that I was the only person who could see him. Mom never discouraged me but she laughed at me a lot and shook her head in disbelief. Then, one day, he was gone. I guess I grew up."

Today, Carol believes the "big man" was her guardian angel.

Do children really have guardian angels? It is a belief held by many people that seems to be substantiated by Scripture. "See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their angels in heaven continually behold the face of My Father who is in heaven." (Matthew 18:10)

A friend related to me the story of her nephew, Billy, aged 5, who fell from the second story on a construction site and landed on his head, a fall that could have resulted in totally debilitating, if not fatal results. Young Billy kept saying, "the big man caught me" and, to this day, will tell you that a big man kept his head from smashing into the concrete floor.

Was young Billy's "big man" his guardian angel? The now adult Billy believes he was.

Why do many children see angels while most adults do not? It is a question that has no objective answer. Some believe that only those who are "innocent" see angels, citing that as children our minds are open and more receptive to spiritual matters and that as we age we begin to be programmed to believe in only what we can see, touch, hear and taste. Some believe it is simply the growing up process and is all a figment of a child's fertile imagination that must mature along with his/her body. The reasoning is that as they mature children no longer live in a fantasy world of the imagination, thus, the angels (or other imaginary friends) cease to exist.

The question of guardian angels is one that can only be answered subjectively, based upon one's own belief system or experiences. If one believes in the Bible he accepts the existence of angels as fact. If one does not believe in the Bible, but has seen an angel, that person will also believe in the existence of angels. Those who do not believe usually say they will believe in angels if they should ever see an angel face to face.

Whether we believe it or not there are thousands of people who can recount experiences with angelic beings and who strongly believe that each of us has a guardian angel from the day we are born until the day we die. To learn more about guardian angels and their existence, please click on the link below.

Do Guardian Angels Really Exist? For more angel stories and interesting information about angels visit http://www.ibelieveinangels.com/Angel-Stories/

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Linda_Van_Fleet

Affirmation for Parenting and Influencing Children

Affirmation: Living a purposeful and conscious path in life is important to me. I love being able to help the children in my life build their confidence, grow and develop in healthy ways, and create lasting, meaningful connections with the world around them. I am a healthy role-model and hold myself accountable for my thoughts, feelings, actions, and relationships.

And, so it is.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Nurturing Self-Esteem Through Story - Holistic Children on Blog Talk Radio

This Saturday (January 30, 2010) I will be doing a radio interview with Cathi Curen on her show, Holistic Children. I’ll be discussing my children’s art showcase and my book, The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children http://thesidseries.com/. Here is what Cathi wrote about my guest appearance.

Self-esteem is the foundation to experience oneself as being competent to cope with the basic challenges of life, and of feeling worthy of happiness. Our guest expert Yvonne Perry, author of The Sid Series has written a collection of holistic stories for children to help kids learn about inner guidance, being true to one’s self, caring for the body, overcoming fear, recycling, and other health-conscious topics. Through her work, Yvonne guides and nurtures these important life skills to instill a healthy sense of self-esteem. This unique collection of short stories is rooted in imagination and truth to expand our awareness and tell us something about our spiritual selves. The 12 stories deal with topics that children and many adults have a difficult time understanding and believing.

Nurturing Self-Esteem Through Story - Holistic Children on Blog Talk Radio http://ow.ly/XKGW

Monday, January 25, 2010

Do Children Really Have Guardian Angels?

Do children really have guardian angels? Some children see them. Some adults do. That concept is brought to light in The Sid Series story, “A Ghost in My Closet ~ Communicating with Angels.”

Marie watched her five-year-old daughter as she flew high in the air, feet pumping to get more leverage from the rope swing that was tied securely on the big old oak tree limb at the back of the yard. "Don't go so high, Carol!" she called out. Carol laughed happily and said, "It’s okay, Mommy. The big man is pushing me. He won't let me fall!"


"Well, tell him to slow down!" her mother responded, laughing. Her daughter's imaginary friend was always taking care of her, it seemed. She watched as Carol stopped pumping and gradually slowed down to a safe swinging speed. In a few minutes Carol stopped and jumped off the swing's seat. "Now, that was fun!" she exclaimed, turning around to look up at the invisible person behind the swing, bobbing her head to emphasize her words. Marie shook her head and went back into the house. She could tell it would be a day of imagination for Carol.

Years later as Carol recalled the incident she said, "I remember talking to my invisible friend a lot when I was a child. I would sit on that swing and he would push me."

"Did he really push you?" I asked her.


Carol laughed. "Well, something pushed me! I could feel the swing being pushed. I would sing and swing and I would hear him singing with me. I felt so safe. Somehow, I was aware that I was the only person who could see him. Mom never discouraged me but she laughed at me a lot and shook her head in disbelief. Then, one day, he was gone. I guess I grew up."

Today, Carol believes the "big man" was her guardian angel.

Read more . . .

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Making Room for Brother ~ Coping with Family Changes

After being an only child for eight years, Sidney learns that he has a baby brother on the way. How does he respond to being asked to give up his room? Preparing for a big change can be much easier when the whole family is involved in the process. Learn how this family coped with a big change.

"Making Room for Brother ~ Coping with Family Changes" briefly touches upon the two miscarriages Sid's mom had. This book will open doors of conversation for families who have experienced this type of grief.


Available for all electronic readers on Smashwords.com



Radio Show Interview on Holistic Children

Next Saturday (January 30, 2010) I will be doing a radio interview with Cathi Curen on her show, Holistic Children. I’ll be discussing my children’s art showcase and my book, The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children http://thesidseries.com/. Here is what Cathi wrote about my guest appearance.

Self-esteem is the foundation to experience oneself as being competent to cope with the basic challenges of life, and of feeling worthy of happiness. Our guest expert Yvonne Perry, author of The Sid Series has written a collection of holistic stories for children to help kids learn about inner guidance, being true to one’s self, caring for the body, overcoming fear, recycling, and other health-conscious topics. Through her work, Yvonne guides and nurtures these important life skills to instill a healthy sense of self-esteem. This unique collection of short stories is rooted in imagination and truth to expand our awareness and tell us something about our spiritual selves. The 12 stories deal with topics that children and many adults have a difficult time understanding and believing.

Nurturing Self-Esteem Through Story - Holistic Children on Blog Talk Radio http://ow.ly/XKGW

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Always Be Honest ~ Learning to Tell the Truth

"Always Be Honest ~ Learning to Tell the Truth" is one of the twelve stories in The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children.

Have you ever told a lie? How did it make you feel? Did you later confess that you had lied? What happened? How did you feel then?

It’s second nature to try and hide our mistakes, but rarely do things go well when we lie. Sid accidentally breaks Von-Von’s garden globe, and then tries to repair it so she won’t find out. When he cuts his finger, he learns that it is much better to tell the truth. This book teaches telling the truth to children.

This story was illustrated in watercolor by Hayley John. She is a teenager that I worked with on the Sid Series. You could be a story illustrator by participating in my art and talent showcase.


Available for all electronic readers on Smashwords.com


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Old Things New ~ Learning About Recycling

In "Old Things New ~ Learning about Recycling", Someone has littered Von-Von's yard. Sidney helps clean up and turns trash into money at the recycling center. In "Old Things New," Sidney learns the value of recycling old things that he no longer needs and does a good deed for a neighbor. This book alludes to organ donation.


Available for all electronic readers on Smashwords.com

This story was illustrated in color pencil by Hayley John.

Monday, January 18, 2010

My Friend's Skin ~ Accepting and Appreciating Diversity

In "My Friend's Skin ~ Accepting and Appreciating Diversity" Sidney encounters people who look and speak different than he does. Von-Von affirms that even though we have different features, we are one big Earth family with the unique ability to share the gift of love with one another.

This story was illustrated in watercolor by a teenage artist named Hayley John. I enjoy working with teens and children because I believe they have wonderful gifts and talents to share with others.


Available for all electronic readers on Smashwords.com 



Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Sid Series and the National Writing for Children Center



National Writing for Children Center is the sponsor for Book Bites for Kids where the author of The Sid Series recorded an interview about writing, publishing, and marketing The Sid Series. Click the arrow in the icon above to listen.

Learn how your child or teen can participate in The Sid Series Talent Showcase for Children at http://writersinthesky.com/art-showcase.html


Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Powerful Potion ~ The Power of Imagination

In "A Powerful Potion", Sidney uses his imagination and goes into action to help his dog who has a hurt leg. Von-Von is supportive when Sid’s belief in his magical power results in a miracle. This story demonstrates natural or holistic herbal healing and child's use of magic.





Click the small arrow below to hear the author read this book.


This e-book is available for all electronic readers on Smashwords.com

Friday, January 15, 2010

Testimonial for The Sid Series

I got the sweetest note from the mother who is reading The Sid Series to her daughter at bedtime each night. It brought tears of joy to my eyes to know that something I wrote blessed a child so much. I would love to share it with you.

Hi Yvonne ~

Just wanted to let you know that I've been reading your book to my 4-year-old daughter and it's been such an amazing opportunity for us to discuss angels, healing, love, God, etc.

She really enjoys picking out what story to read at night. Today she told me, "I like dying because when you die you can know the nature of God." From the mouth of a 4-year-old!

Your book is truly serving a wonderful purpose :)

We were driving at night and she commented how she can see the angels and sparkles in the trees and she mentioned Archangel Michael...then she said, "I see God's face in the sky." Now whether or not she is truly clairvoyant doesn't really matter to me....I'm just glad that reading about the topics lately has opened up her imagination and trust in me to talk about them more than I've already discussed with her :)
So just wanted to say thank you for a brilliant book and congratulations!

Alice

The Pirate's Treasure ~Finding Treasure Within

In the story titled "The Pirate's Treasure ~Finding Treasure Within," Sidney and Von-Von take a trip to the beach in search of the pirate’s buried treasure. This story reminds us that the greatest treasure of all must be found inside ourselves. This story teaches self-worth, self-love, and healthy self-esteem.



Download "The Pirate's Treasure" as e-book to read on your computer $3.00
Purchase for all electronic readers on Smashwords.com



Thursday, January 14, 2010

Teenage Artist Illustrates Books

The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children was illustrated by multiple artists—including the author. Yvonne does a fair job of drawing, but it is so time consuming that she had no other choice than to hire someone to finish the illustrations in order to publish the book before hergrandson, Sidney, started college! Here is a story about how Yvonne worked with Hayley John, a 15-year-old California high school student who illustrated four of the twelve stories in The Sid Series. She also came up with the collage design for the cover, which depicts something from every story in the collection.

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I love working with Hayley because I can give her an idea and a few suggestions and then turn her loose on a project. I’m always amazed at what she comes up with. It’s like she can read my mind!


I found Hayley when I put out a call for an illustrator by posting an announcement on my blog. Hayley and about ten others responded. I weeded through each one carefully seeking the right “look” for my children’s book. The quality of Hayley’s work was right up there with the adults who contacted me about the project. What I loved about her work was its versatility. She is able to work with just about any medium.


I had her use colored pencil to sketch the illustrations for “Old Things New ~ Learning About Recycling.”


Next, I asked her to use watercolor for “My Friend’s Skin ~ Accepting and Appreciating Diversity” and “Always Be Honest ~ Learning to Tell the Truth.” She excelled in both pencil and watercolor.


Toward the end of my book project, Hayley told me she was learning to do digital illustration and asked if she could give it a try on the last story, “Making Room for Brother ~ Coping with Family Changes.” I gave her the go ahead. I was more than pleasantly surprised when she sent me the files! I nearly cried for joy! They were so much a likeness of the characters in the photos I had sent her to work from. It is my favorite story—the one dearest to my heart!

To see more illustrations inside this book, go to Freado.com.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Stormy Adventure ~Facing the Fear of Storms

In this story, "A Stormy Adventure ~Facing the Fear of Storms," Sidney and Von-Von take a kayak trip on the Banana River lagoon when a thunderstorm suddenly threatens their safety. Sidney faces his fear of storms by understanding Mother Nature.




Available for all electronic readers on Smashwords.com

Monday, January 11, 2010

Holistic Stories for Children Available at Major Online Booksellers

Modeled after the lessons Yvonne's grandson, Sidney, is teaching her, the stories in The Sid Series are great for the classroom, young readers, or toddlers being nurtured at home.   The Sid Series book is now available on these sites:

This is more than a series of cute little stories; it is a series of life lessons that every parent or grandparent can relate to on some level. It is a read-to-me series that your child or grandchild will ask for again and again. I highly recommend it. ~ Dennis S. Martin, author and poet

Please let everyone know about The Sid Series Art and Talent Showcase for Children. Write a story, create artwork, or make an audio recording that demonstrates a lesson you have learned by reading The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children. We need your child's stories, artwork, or audio for our online community event. See details at http://ow.ly/QuGw



Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Ghost In My Closet ~ Communicating With Angels

Visit Sidney as he encounters what he thinks is a ghost in his closet. Von-Von affirms the presence of angels in Sid's life and teaches him how to interact with his divine helpers and spirit guides without being afraid. Helps children with intuition or those who see in the spirit to accept this mystical gift.

"A Ghost in My Closet" will help children talk about their psychic senses.



Purchase for electronic reader on http://www.smashwords.com



Saturday, January 9, 2010

Dealing with the Death of a Pet

Scrap is the family dog in “Puppy Love.” She is old and she’s had a good life, but it’s time for her to go to the Rainbow World. One morning, her family finds her in her favorite sleeping spot, but she’s not moving; she can’t get up and she can’t bark or chase the tractor like she used to. The family has a memorial service and talks about Scrap’s death.

Available for all electronic readers on smashwords.com

I’m Yvonne Perry and I’m the author of The Sid Series. The main character in my book is my grandson, who is now eight years old. His name is Sidney. In real life, he lives in the country. When his family first moved there, the house didn’t have a fence around it. He has owned several dogs and cats—all shapes and sizes, but it seemed like every time he got close to one of his pets, they would run away or die. Sid’s yard now has a fence so Queen and Lucy will stay home where it is safe.

I remember my first dog. Her name was Snooks and she was a German shepherd. I loved it when she had a litter of puppies! I hated it when she died of heartworms. I was about twelve years old. That wasn’t my first encounter with death, but it was the first time I had lost a pet and I was pretty upset because I couldn’t see her or play with her anymore.

I wrote the stories in The Sid Series book to help kids find answers to some things they may have questions about. For example, it’s hard to understand death. It makes us feel sad when someone we love dies. Some adults say it means that you just don’t exist anymore. Others say being dead means the body can’t do anything, so the spirit leaves the body and goes to a wonderful place called heaven. Some people will tell you that dogs and cats don’t have souls so they can’t go to heaven, but I don’t believe that. I believe in a place known as the afterlife. It’s just like the place you existed before you came alive in the body you have now. Most of us don’t remember where we were before we were born, but I call it the Rainbow World. It must be a good place since none of us have bad memories of it.










Friday, January 8, 2010

Wrapping Children in Angel Love

By D Cooper

One of our most important spiritual tasks is to bring up the children of the world to feel safe, happy and confident. Parenting is a spiritual responsibility undertaken specifically by the mother and father but we can all do our part to help children everywhere.

Children are very sensitive and their auras are open to other people's thoughts and feelings. They take everything in. When there is bereavement, divorce or disharmony in the family, children are inevitably upset, whether they show it or not. And there are children without parents or where the parenting is inadequate. Also some children have very disadvantaged backgrounds. When these children are introduced to angels it can give them enormous reassurance and comfort. Angels can help them in many ways. Just knowing of the presence of angels can change their lives.

Karen was a Primary School supply teacher, who worked in under privileged areas. Wherever she went she would tell her classes about angels. At one school she had in her class a five year old boy, called Daniel, who came from particularly difficult home circumstances. As usual she told the children about angels. The little boy asked her if he really had an angel because he was no good at school. He wasn't good at reading and he couldn't do sums. She told him that angels don't see whether you can do sums. They only see you as perfect. He looked up at her with big eyes and his face glowed.

She returned to that same school some weeks later. The children in that class had been asked to do a drawing of their best friend. Daniel's teacher showed her the drawing he had done. He had drawn his angel as his best friend and colored it carefully in golden yellow. It was such a striking picture that the teacher had pinned it up in the staff room, where the other teachers had admired it.

A few weeks later the family was in trouble and the police placed Daniel and his parents in a safe house for their security. When Karen went to the school again, the class teacher told her that she had written to the boy through the police. 'I wrote, "Don't forget your angel still loves you." Then she added. 'That angel made such an impression on him.'

Karen told me that another boy from a rough home, when told about angels, started to hit himself hard in the face. He said, 'My angel would hit me like that because I'm no good.'

When Karen reassured him that no angel would ever hurt him and that they would only love him, he beamed with surprise.

When she is in particularly difficult classes Karen puts on Angel Inspiration music and rings a little Mayan bell, which she calls her angel bell. Whenever she goes back to schools the most thuggish of the children ask her to ring the angel bell to bring in the angels. She notices how much it helps them to relax.

Karen said to me, 'I have discovered that angels are the only thing that nourishes some of these children.'

Angels can keep children physically safe too. I wish children everywhere knew that they can call for help from the angels. Here are two stories of children who have been physically assisted by them

Tamsin was ten and walking her dog as she often did on the towpath by the river near her home. Usually there were lots of people about but on this occasion the path was deserted. Suddenly a man jumped out of the bushes, put his hand across her mouth and started to drag her off the path. In her head she screamed, 'Michael! Michael!' calling to Archangel Michael. Immediately the man let her go and ran away. Clearly he must have felt the presence of the mighty Archangel who had come to protect the child.

Marion has always been psychic and aware of angels but her first memory of one was when her guardian angel saved her life. She was a child during the war and, like so many houses, the one she lived in had been bombed and the roof was quite unstable. When she was three years old she was woken in the middle of the night by her angel, who said, 'Come with me.' The angel took her to her parents' bedroom and Marion got into bed with them. Almost immediately there was a terrible crash and the roof over her bed collapsed. She would most certainly have been killed if the angel had not led her from danger.

Children are our collective responsibility. It's easy to send angels to children you know and love but you don't have to know a child personally to ask the angels to help them.

How to send Angels to help Children

Think of a child, who may need the love and support of the angels. It may be your own child or a child you have seen on television or read about in the paper. It may be a child that you know only slightly. If any child seems unhappy or has been bereaved or is ill, ask the angels to help. Your thoughts create the rainbow bridge, which enable the angels to step in and assist. It may be the difference between safety and contentment or anxiety and unhappiness to some little soul.

1. Light a candle if you can and relax.

2. Imagine yourself in a beautiful garden filled with golden flowers.

3. Let a child you feel needs help come into your mind.

4. Visualize that child surrounded by white or gold light.

5. Picture him or her happy.

6. Ask an angel to fold its wings round the child and support it in whatever way he or she needs.

7. Ask the angel to sing over the child when it is asleep.

8. Thank the angels for doing this.

9. Blow out the candle and send the energy to that child or to help children everywhere.

Diana Cooper is well known for her spiritual books and workshops about Angels, Archangels, Ascension, Orbs and Spiritual Laws. Her books include; Angel Answers, Angel Cards, Wisdom Cards, A little light on Ascension, A little light on Spiritual Laws and many others. She works with her guide Kumeka and has inspired thousands of people to connect with their own angels and guides for healing and transformation. She is the Principal of the Diana Cooper School.
http://www.dianacooper.com

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=D_Cooper

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ask Your Body ~ Understanding the Body's Needs

Why eat if you are not hungry? Why stay up if you are sleepy?

This intuitive children's story "Ask Your Body ~ Understanding the Body's Needs," Sidney learns to listen to his body to know when he is hungry or sleepy and take action to care for himself. This story teaches moderation in eating and sleeping as well as listening to inner guidance.

In your response to The Sid Series Talent Showcase, tell me how you listen to your body to know what it needs. Do you allow yourself to rest when you feel tired? How do you feel if you do not listen to your body and give it the food or rest it needs?


Download for electronic reading devices on Smashwords.com

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Out of the Mouths of Babies! Channeling 101

I’m the paternal grandmother of a psychic child named Sidney, who is now eight years old. When Sidney was a baby he used to stay with me on the weekends and we did all kinds of fun things together. I began to write about our adventures and the next thing I knew, I had a collection of stories. I’ve compiled them into one full-color print book and titled it The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children.

Why do I call them holistic stories? Because they support children in the development of body, mind, and spirit. In the 12 stories of The Sid Series your child will:

• learn about inner guidance through a garden visit with the fairies
• face the fear of storms in a kayak on the Banana River
• help a pirate find the real hidden treasure
• find a ghost in Sid’s closet
• use magic to heal a hurt puppy

Do you have a story like this about a child in your life? If so, please send it to me so I can put it in our online community talent showcase for children.

I was spending time with Sidney one day when he was about nine months old. All day long he kept repeating, “Hannah, Hannah, Hannah.”

It felt like he was trying to give me a message, but I thought, “He’s too young to be talking, much less channeling.”

He kept on saying Hannah’s name so I finally called his mom, Amanda, and asked what she thought of it. She was amazed because her friend’s daughter was named Hannah. She and Hannah’s mom gave birth within a few weeks of one another but they lost touch a few months after. The last Amanda knew about her friend was that she had a drug problem. Amanda and I said a prayer of protection for Hannah over the phone. Amazingly, Sidney stopped repeating the child’s name.

The next week Amanda received a call from someone who was still in touch with Hannah’s family. Hannah’s grandmother had taken custody of her because Hannah’s mother had been neglecting the child. Possibly our prayers provided support for that outcome.

Sidney continued to show signs of being spiritually aware. When he looked at me, he typically looked around and over me like he was staring at my aura or my guides. Sometimes he would smile for no apparent reason. I imagined my guides making silly faces to entertain him. This gave me reason to believe that he was able to see in the spirit realm. That belief was confirmed one day when Sidney was about four years old.

He was with me in my office. I asked him to go get something for me in the other room. He jumped up and started toward the door. Then, all of a sudden he stopped and wouldn’t go through the door. He backed up closer to where I was sitting.

“What’s wrong, Sid?” I asked.

“Von-Von, who is that?” He pointed toward the hallway. I knew what was happening. I had seen a the spirit of young boy flash across my foyer several weeks prior. Yes, I actually see plasma and flashes of light from time to time.

“I’m not sure what his name is,” I said, “but he will not harm you. Let’s call upon Archangels Chamuel and Michael.” I pulled Sid into my lap. He was still staring at the doorway.

“Archangels Michael and Chamuel,” I said, “We have the spirit of a lost boy in our house. Please come and help him see the light and go to a safe place where he can find his friends and family. Thank you.”

“He’s gone,” Sidney said. Then, he slid off my lap and walked through the doorway without hesitation.

Now that Sidney is almost nine years old, his spiritual communication occurs mostly in his dreams. He shared one with me in our podcast interview. I invite you to look inside the book on my Web site. http://TheSidSeries.com
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Yvonne Perry is a freelance writer and editor, award-winning Amazon.com bestselling author, podcast host, blogger extraordinaire, newsletter publisher, Internet marketing guru, and an outstanding keynote speaker. She is a graduate of American Institute of Holistic Theology where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Metaphysics.






Tuesday, January 5, 2010

You Can Be! ~ Understanding Destiny and Making Choices

Do you understand your destiny or life's purpose?
Do you like being with your grandparents?
Do you like to be in nature or spend time on a farm?

In "You Can Be! ~ Understanding Destiny and Making Choices" Sidney spends the week on the farm with Von-Von and Ran-Ran where he learns about his creative potential. He can become anything he desires when he grows up if he puts his love into it!


Available for all electronic readers on Smashwords.com

This story is from a collection of holistic stories known as The Sid Series.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Children Have Much to Teach Us About Past Lives

Does your child talk about when she used to be someone else? Listen to her. Write it down. She could be talking about a past life. Children are a lot more aware of the spirit realm than most adults realize. When a soul comes into a body, it brings with it cellular and/or conscious memory of where it was before coming to earth.

Without prompting, many children as young as two years of age remember and speak of their past lives. Some describe details, people, and events of that life that they had no way of learning in this life. The Sun Newspaper in Sri Lanka ran a documentary on YouTube (http://ow.ly/y4z2) about a young girl who remembered living and dying in a village not more than six miles from her current home and life. When taken to the village, she instantly recognized her home, called the names of her siblings, and went directly to the cabinet where her toys were stored in the past life. Fortunately, both sets of her parents accepted this phenomenon and she is allowed to spend time in both homes.

ABC News shares a story about a boy named James Leininger who recalled details of his past life as a World War II Navy pilot who was shot down and killed over the Pacific. James had terrible nightmares about a plane crash; and he knew details about airplanes and a pilot named James Huston Jr. that he couldn't have known at such a young age. Once his parents researched and found evidence supporting the boy’s claim, they believed that he was the reincarnation of James Huston, Jr. and his nightmares stopped. http://ow.ly/y4zY

Some parents either don't notice what their child is saying or don’t believe it's possible that the child is remembering a past life. They may discount the experience and think the child is making it all up. If your child wants to tell you who they were or how they died in a past life, please listen. Children have much to teach us, and these experienced souls have come to us for a reason. Not only are past life experiences real, they affect us in our present journey. Having knowledge of your past life may explain some behaviors, habits, or health challenges we encounter in this life.

Reincarnation was once an accepted belief, but thanks to the Second Council of Constantinople in A.D. 553, many people were led to believe that humans only have one life or one chance to get it right in order to avoid eternal damnation of the soul. Even today, according to Dr. J. Chiappalone’s book Keys to Reality, more than 60 percent of the world's population still believes in reincarnation. According to a 2005 Gallup poll, only 20 percent of Americans believe in reincarnation.

While The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children does not directly mention reincarnation, it does allude to it in “Puppy Love ~ Dealing with the Death of a Pet.” As a child, I had no one to help me understand some of the paranormal things I experienced. Naturally, I feel it is very important to give parents and grandparents a comfortable starting point for discussion on topics that aren’t easily explained to children. Reading my book to a child is probably going to spark some questions from your little ones, but it the stories are written to reassure children that it’s okay to talk about spiritual things. I invite you to take a look inside the book at http://TheSidSeries.com
and let your child participate in The Sid Series Children's Talent Showcase.


Additional reading
http://www.childpastlives.org/
http://paranormal.about.com/cs/reincarnation/






Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Sid Series Coloring Book


With illustrations from each of the twelve stories in The Sid Series book, the companion coloring book has 34 pages to entertain children and help them remember the messages from the body-mind-spirit stories. It comes in e-book format that can be printed as often as you like for hours of artistic fun.

If you are participating in The Sid Series Children's Talent Showcase, you may color and submit a picture from the coloring book!





Download The Sid Series Coloring e-book for $3.00

After working with a teenager, I decided to give even more kids a chance to express and share their talent by offering them a chance to participate in The Sid Series Art Showcase for Children. The showcase is NOT a contest! Children will not be judged or rejected for their heart-felt creativity. Instead, every story, artwork, and audio will be recognized and everyone's talent will be included in a community e-book that can be shared with family and friends. Each participant will get a free copy of the e-book comprised of the art and stories created by participating children. See art showcase guidelines.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Art Showcase Offers Children Unique Opportunity to Share Lessons Learned

Author Yvonne Perry announces an online art and writing showcase and asks children to write a story or create an art piece to showcase life lessons they have learned.

After a successful 30-day Internet tour in which she visited more than 25 blogs to share her new book, Yvonne Perry has opened the lines of communication between parents and children with a online community project. Children are encouraged to write their own story or create artwork that demonstrates a lesson they have learned by reading The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children (ISBN: 9780982572207). Every participant will get a free copy of the e-book comprised of the art and stories created by the children.

Inspired by adventures Yvonne has enjoyed with her first-born grandson named Sidney, each story in The Sid Series focuses on skills such as overcoming fear, being environmentally conscious, helping others, being true to one’s self, and following inner guidance. There’s even a story about recycling that alludes toward organ donation. This collection of body-mind-spirit stories highlights unique lessons about love, acceptance, self-worth, caring for the body, diversity, facing fears, dealing with change, experiencing the death of a pet, using mystical gifts today’s children exhibit.

To participate you must be familiar with the lessons taught in The Sid Series. The full-color printed book is available on Amazon (http://tinyurl.com/AmazonSidSeries) for $15.95; e-books of individual stories are $3 each on the author's Web site. For a list of stories and lessons contained in The Sid Series, see http://TheSidSeries.com. If a family is financially unable to purchase a copy of the book or e-book, you may let the author know which lesson your child wants to illustrate or write about, and she will send you a PDF of that story.

“Spending time with my grandchildren has provided me with an opportunity to talk about some pretty adult topics—some that many parents and teachers are hesitant to discuss with children,” says Yvonne Perry, the owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services. “By sharing the stories in The Sid Series through this art showcase, I hope to reinforce and enhance these and other life lessons, and help open lines of communication between children and adults.”

Children may share a story by drawing, painting, sketching, writing, or speaking about how they learned or experienced a Sid lesson. Parents are asked to assist the child with typing, scanning, and digitally uploading their child’s story or artwork. The child may color a picture directly from The Sid Series Coloring Book or record himself reading from the book by calling (214) 615-6505 ext 1210. Yvonne believes this is a great way to learn what’s on your child’s mind and offer supportive answers for their earnest questions. Entries may be sent between December 26, 2009 and January 25, 2010 by using the guidelines at http://writersinthesky.com/art-showcase.html.

“The art showcase is NOT a contest,” says Perry. “I don't believe children should be judged or rejected for their heart-felt creativity. Instead, every effort will be recognized and everyone's work will be included on The Sid Series blog (http://TheSidSeries.blogspot.com) and in an e-book that can be given away to family and friends.”

A grandmother of ten, Yvonne holds a Bachelor of Science in Metaphysics from American Institute of Holistic Theology. She is a freelance writer who specializes in articles and books that guide people on a spiritual path. She is also the publisher and editor at Write On! Publishing and the owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services. Yvonne and her team assist people with writing and editing projects, as well as media releases. She has also ghostwritten and edited more than forty books.

### Contact Yvonne Perry (615) 415-9861 http://writersinthesky.com/contact.php

Friday, January 1, 2010

Create Artwork or Story for the Online Community E-book

Happy New Year!

There are twelve stories in The Sid Series that you may use as inspiration for creating your own artwork or story for the online community e-book. The e-book and this blog will showcase the talent of all the children and teens who participate. You may send your work to me at http://writersinthesky.com/contact.php.

I will feature a story every other day on this blog in hopes that you will get an idea of what I'm looking for and decide to join in the fun. Simply write a story, create artwork, or make an audio recording that demonstrates a lesson you have learned by reading The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children.

Entries may be submitted between December 26, 2009 and January 25, 2010 by using the form at
http://writersinthesky.com/contact.php. Audios may be recorded at (214) 615-6505 ext 1210.
Be sure to include your name, age, and the story you chose to showcase.

Pages in The Sid Series Coloring Book may be used as an art submission.

Parents are asked to assist the child with typing, scanning, and digitally uploading their child’s story or artwork. You may also need to help your child use the recording line (214) 615-6505 ext 1210 to create an MP3 when speaking about or reading from The Sid Series. This is a great way to learn what’s on your child’s mind and offer supportive answers for their earnest questions.