Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Grandmother's House Has Too Many Spirits!

http:My nine-year-old grandson, Sidney, spent the past weekend with me. We went to Nashville Shores to enjoy the water park on Monday. I didn't realize how noisy the ghosts are at my house until Sidney reported their activity to me.

Awaking on Sunday morning after having slept in the living room, Sidney said that he had trouble sleeping and was awake until 1 a.m. I thought he meant that he stayed up playing video games on his PSP3 but he said the batteries were dead and he forgot to bring his AC charger.

Then, the truth came out. He couldn’t sleep because he kept hearing spirits in my office.

"They were typing on your computer and messing with the printer," he said.

“Sorry about that,” I said. “You know they won’t hurt you, right? They are just curious.”

“I know they won’t hurt me," he said. "I just wish they could be curious during the day and let me sleep at night.”

The second night, Sidney came to my bed about 1 a.m. and said, “I can’t sleep. The spirits are at it again.”

I got out of bed and laid down with him on the sofa until he fell asleep. I didn't hear any ghostly activity so the next morning, I tried to explain that what he heard was probably the A/C unit cycling on and off, or wood "pops" due to contraction and expansion when the temperature or humidity of a room changes.

“Nope,” Sidney said. “I heard the pops and the air conditioner, but the spirits were in the kitchen this time. I heard them pour a drink and set a glass on the counter.”

When the slides at Nashville Shores closed due to lightning, we came home a few hours sooner than planned. I asked Sidney to stay one more night and go back to the water park again on Tuesday.

“No thanks," he said. "I’m calling my mom to come get me. I need to sleep tonight and your house has too many spirits.”

Thankfully, Sidney has support for his spirit vision. His parents and I understand his psychic abilities. If you are a caregiver for a child who possesses spiritual sight, you will benefit from reading Dr. Caron Goode's book, Kid Who See Ghosts: Guide Them Through Their Fear.

If you are interested in more ghost stories like this one, you might enjoy my book More Than Meets the Eye, True Stories About Death, Dying, and Afterlife.

There is a story in The Sid Series about kids who see ghosts. Purchase The Sid Series on http://tinyurl.com/AmazonSidSeries











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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Get More Help for Parenting Spiritually Enlightened Children

Visit the author's new spiritual Facebook page. A joint venture with Dr. Caron Goode, the author of Raising Intuitive Children and Kids Who See Ghosts.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Interview with the Author of The Sid Series

This interview originally appeared on Elysabeth Eldering's blog during Yvonne's online book tour for her holistic book of stories for children.

1. Tell us a little bit about your series, Yvonne.
The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children is a collection of body-mind-spirit stories that focus on life skills such as overcoming fear, helping others, being true to one’s self, following inner guidance, caring for the body, having self-worth, appreciating diversity, dealing with change, accepting pet death, being environmentally conscious, and using spiritual gifts. http://TheSidSeries.com

  • Sid’s Fairy ~ Learning about Inner Guidance teaches children to meditate and sense the small voice of guidance inside.
  • A Stormy Adventure ~ Facing the Fear of Storms. How have you overcome your fear of storms or the fear of something else?
  • The Pirate’s Treasure ~ Finding Treasure Within. What is the greatest treasure and where is it found? How did you find it?
  • You Can Be! ~ Understanding Destiny and Making Choices. What would you like to be when you grow up?
  • Ask Your Body ~ Understanding the Body’s Needs. Do you know what your body needs to be healthy? How are you helping meet your body’s needs?
  • A Ghost in My Closet ~ Communicating with Angels. Have you ever seen or heard a ghost or angel? What did he or she say or do? Do you hear your inner guidance?
  • A Powerful Potion ~ The Power of Imagination. Do you believe in magic? Have you ever witnessed a miracle?
  • My Friend’s Skin ~ Accepting and Appreciating Diversity. Do you have friends of a race different than your own? What do you like best about that person? What have you done to show love to someone who is not like you?
  • Puppy Love ~ Dealing with the Death of a Pet. Has a pet or someone you love died? What does it mean to die? Tell about your experience.
  • Old Things New ~ Learning About Recycling. Do you recycle? What are you doing to keep the earth clean and safe?
  • Always Be Honest ~ Learning to Tell the Truth. Have you ever told a lie? How did it make you feel? How did you resolve the situation?
  • Making Room for Brother ~ Coping with Family Changes. Has your family gone through a big change? Perhaps a new person came into your life, or maybe someone moved out of your home. Tell or draw what happened.

2. Yvonne, what inspired you to write The Sid Series?

Spending time with my first-born grandson, Sidney, opened communication about some pretty “adult” topics that many parents and teachers are hesitant to discuss with children. I started writing the stories when Sid was about three years old. He and I regularly enjoy one another’s company and now that he’s almost nine years old, he has started helping me write the stories for a future book. By sharing the stories in The Sid Series I hope to reinforce and enhance these and other life lessons for other children and parents.

3. I see that the print version of the book includes all the stories, so they are basically short stories. How long does it take you to write the stories themselves?

Yes, the printed book is a collection of short stories that can be read to younger children or read alone by children who have obtained a second grade reading level.

The stories only take a few minutes to write once the idea comes to me, but the process of bringing them to the market is much longer because it involves working with illustrators and having a knowledge of the publishing industry. And since I self-published, I worked with a graphic designer to set up the files for Lightning Source.

4. Writing a series takes a lot of time. You are busy with many other writing related things. How do you find the time to write a series with everything else you have going on? What do you do to balance family, writing and life in general?

I’m in front of the computer working 50+ hours a week because I’m either marketing my business or books, or I’m doing writing/editing work for clients. When I take on an extra project such as writing and publishing my own books, I have to work nights and weekends to get it all done. I still manage to spend time with my family, but it takes some pre-planning and organization.

5. How are you marketing the series? What kind of book events are you participating in to get the word out about your series?

This interview is the last day of a 31-day virtual tour in which I participated as a guest blogger on about 20 blogs. I’ve also used video, audio, media releases, and flip-book widgets during the tour.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Help Children Who See Ghosts - Learn to Guide Them Through Fear

I wanted to let you know how excited I am about this great new book. Today, June 8th, my friend, Dr. Caron Goode, is officially releasing her new book, Kids Who See Ghosts, help to guide them through their fear. As part of the book launch, Dr. Goode is giving everyone who purchases the book TODAY F*REE gifts. In fact, I am also contributing to the rich, substantial wealth of bonus gifts with a free PDF of my book, More Than Meets the Eye: True Stories About Death, Dying, and Afterlife. To see the bonuses, the partners, and where your buyers will receive their gifts, feel free to browse this page: http://kidswhoseeghosts.com/buy-now/bonus-page/


Kids Who See Ghosts: Guide Them Through Fear

If you like to help kids, then you’ll enjoy this newest, cutting edge information. I want to share this particular book, Kids Who See Ghosts, because it is already lighting new fires of knowledge and sparking conversations around the globe. Reading it, you’ll understand how children feel and experience their worlds of imaginary friends, ghosts or spirits. And you’ll learn how to soothe their fears, how to explore other realms, and help kids be resilient when facing the unknown.

The award-winning author of Raising Intuitive Children and Mom’s Choice Awards Lightworker of 2008, Dr. Caron Goode interviewed parents, educators, psychologists, a sensei, a skeptic, and psychics to present a well-rounded view of the kids-who-see-ghosts phenomenon. This trend seems to be increasing, which means parents need this book now!

Goode suggests you believe in your children, whether or not you believe in ghosts or spirits. Empowering kids is the goal, helping them to move through their fears and have more strength.

To empower kids and support this work, I am asking that you buy this book, along with me, on Tuesday, June 8th, (Link)

Buying on June 8th makes you are eligible to receive several thousand dollars worth of bonus gifts including free offers by acclaimed theater and acting star Shirley McClaine and more free bonuses from Dr. Caron Goode. A complete list of talented partners with free bonus offers is included below. For a detailed listing of all the bonus offers visit the Kids Who See Ghosts website at: http://kidswhoseeghosts.com/buy-now .

• Yvonne Perry: Writers in the Sky
• Lynn Andrews: School for Sacred Arts and Training
• Dr. Tom Goode: EnergizeYouNow.com
• Dave Markowitz: DaveMarkowitz.com
• Shanta Gabriel: The Gabriel Messages
• Glenn Smith: Anxiety and Panic Attacks Gone
• Hillary Raimo: Intuitive, Metaphysical Teacher, Talk Show Host, Author
• Johnathan Goldman: Healing Sounds
• Devra Jacobs: Kinetics
• Andye Murphy and Gavin Harrill: PeeKSgroup
• Melissa Peil: Psychic, Teacher, Medium
• Kathy Kirk: Life Transformation, Natural & Simple
• Shelagh Jones: Spiritus.com
• Lynn Serafinn: Spirit Authors.com
• Ellen Braun: Raising Small Souls.com
• Melissa Halsey of Wisdom Word.com

Retrieving your bonus items is quick and easy! Here is what you do:
1. Purchase the book and receive the confirmation code for your purchase in an email from Amazon.com.

2. Visit the Bonus page (http://kidswhoseeghosts.com/buy-now/#verify) to verify your order number of 17 digits, grouped in three sections. An email will be sent providing the link to our Bonus Page. Browse at your leisure. Treat yourself to each gift and enjoy the benefits. Then read the book and become informed and up to date on this topic of increasing interest in today’s world.

I personally appreciate your participation and support for this award-winning author and her mission to help all kids sleep better at night.

Praise for this intriguing, informative and intelligent new approach to a hot topic

Laura Markham, Ph.D., founding editor of AhaParenting.com: “Sixty-five percent of all kids have imaginary friends during their first eight years of life, and countless children report conversations with a loved one who has died. How we understand these facts depends on our belief systems.

Jack Rourke, renowned psychic, parapsychological researcher, and author of Ghost Talk says, “Without confronting the validity of ghosts as an objective phenomena, one thing is certain: The subjective experiences of children who report ghost encounters are quite real and can leave uninformed parents feeling powerless. Kids Who See Ghosts is a compelling resource that draws upon Dr. Goode’s vast experience as a psychotherapist and provides a valuable tool for parents dealing with a paranormal concern.”

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Kids Who See Ghosts, Guide Them Through Their Fears

What are ghosts? Are they real? Is it really possible to see them?

These are a few of the questions answered in this book. This was a very enlightening read. I learned a lot—not just about kids who see ghosts—but about how and why it is possible to see spirits in another dimension. The electromagnetic spectrum of wavelengths of radiation is huge, but the narrow band (between 380 and 760 nanometers) that we call light and that most humans can see is a very small fraction of what actually exists. For example, a rattlesnake can see the whole infrared spectrum and ultraviolet ranges. A microscope reveals a world within our world. A telescope shows us things we would never thought to exist 100 years ago.

Typically what we humans can’t see with our naked eye or what our brains can’t understand, is thought of as nonexistent, but other species can see these wavelengths. It is possible that the eyes of a child have the ability to see in more ranges and spectrums than an adult. Children have not been conditioned like adults have and therefore do not know that they are not “supposed” to see spirit walkers.

When in a meditative, altered, or dissociated state of awareness, it is possible to see into these “hidden” spectrums even if only momentarily. Younger children’s brain waves linger in the dreamy states. Any person under stress or trauma can phase in and out of the brain states that are open to seeing apparitions. Psychiatrist Carl Jung believed that ghosts and hauntings were universal occurrences. I believe that as society begins to accept paranormal experiences as scientifically and physically possible and more people are free to talk about their psychic vision, these gifts will be used in a positive and productive manner.

In the meanwhile children (and adults) who see ghosts need to know they are not crazy. I think it is about time we begin to let go of our preconceived ideas about what is “normal” and begin to help kids who see ghosts by guiding them through their fear. Adults need to allow children to talk about seeing spirit walkers without fear of being judged or reprimanded.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about this topic—especially those who work with children in any capacity.

Kids Who See Ghosts, Guide Them Through Their Fear
Dr. Caron Goode
Weiser Books, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-57863-472-9
Reviewed by Yvonne Perry

Be sure to register for the launch so you get an email reminder when Caron's book is released on Amazon June 8. http://kidswhoseeghosts.com/

Join @CathyStucker tomorrow at http://bit.ly/cTOGWr for an insightful how-to as part of Caron's book blog tour.


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Friday, June 4, 2010

It's started again. This seeing spirits thing.

My grandson Sidney, for whom the Sid Series is written, used to look around, beside, and above me when he spent time with me as a baby. He would babble as if communicating with someone standing next to me.

My 11-month-old grandson Liam, has just learned to wave in response to someone waving to him or saying "wave." I had Liam on Friday night for a few hours. As he laid in my lap, he was looking up at the ceiling. Suddenly he stopped guzzling from his bottle and started smiling and waving with both arms at whatever (whoever?) he saw floating around up there.

No I didn't see anyone, but I felt a presence.

"Hello, whoever you are. Thank you for loving, guarding, and protecting my precious grandson."

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Snowmaters

My grandson Sidney has a new playhouse in our backyard thanks to Ran-Ran, who used scrap lumber to erect an enclosed pen for our firewood. Atop the pen is a deck with lattice to create sides for a 4'X4' house complete with a roof and ladder. All it needed, in Sid's opinion, was a flag, which he asked me to help him make.

It had to be weather proof since it was going to be left outside, and he had to be able to color on whatever fabric I found for this purpose. Coming up with material might have proven difficult had I not put the plastic bag in the recycling bin when I used the last of the potting soil. The white interior of the bag worked perfect as the backdrop for Sid's rendition of the flag of Antarctica. Why the icy continent? I don't know; I was not the concept artist, just the engineer on this project, so I drew what I was asked to by the nine-year-old.

Ran-Ran found a thin strip of wood that made for a great flag pole, but getting it to stay in place was another engineering dilemma. As you can tell in the photos, Sidney figured out what to do.

The sun was shining brightly today and the pictures of the organic tomatoes on one side was actually more visible on the white side than words and penguin drawn by the permanent markers we used. I guess in a child's world, Antarctica can grow organic snowmaters.


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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Crystal Kid Behind the Inspiration for The Sid Series

The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children is a book that contains twelve character-building stories that will especially appeal to children who are raised in a spiritually-open and accepting environment. The titles of the stories in the book are as follows:

  • Sid’s Fairy which teaches listening to Inner Guidance
  • A Stormy Adventure is about Facing the Fear of Storms
  • The Pirate’s Treasure helps children find Treasure Within themselves
  • You Can Be! Is about Understanding Destiny and Making Choices
  • Ask Your Body teaches children to intuitively listen to their Body and provide for its Needs
  • A Ghost in My Closet is about Communicating with Angels
  • A Powerful Potion is a story about how my grandson healed his puppy’s leg using a magic potion and the Power of Imagination
  • My Friend’s Skin is all about Accepting and Appreciating Diversity
  • Puppy Love ~ Deals with the Death of a Pet
  • Old Things New teaches the importance of Recycling
  • Always Be Honest is about Learning to Tell the Truth
  • Making Room for Brother is one of my favorites because it tells the story of how Sid’s parents helped him cope with changing Family dynamics when the new baby Jonas (my grandson) was added to the family. Sid had been an only child until he was eight years old. This was quite and adjustment for him, but he came through with remarkable understanding. In fact, Sid spent last weekend with me. When I took him home yesterday he was ready to hold his baby brother! Of course, Jonas’s little face lit up when he was big brother Sidney.
Q: What inspired you to write this book?
A: My grandson, Sidney, is the main character in each of the stories. I started writing about things I did with Sid when he was about three years old. I kept adding to the series and soon had a collection. I decided to publish the book this year now that I’ve complete 12 holistic stories that Sid and I want to share with boys and girls everywhere.

The book is all about Sidney, yet the stories and illustrations are applicable to any child regardless of whether he or she is exhibiting supernatural gifts.

Q: Is this the first book you have written?
A: No, I am a ghostwriter and I’ve written books for many clients. The Sid Series is the fourth print book I’ve published. I’ve published fifteen e-books.

Q: How long did it take to write this book? Any interesting tidbits about your writing method or how the book developed?
A: The twelve stories were written individually as they evolved over a period of five years. Other than write them, I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to do with the stories. I drew a few sketches just to let out some creative steam and make the book more enjoyable for Sidney. He loved the fact that I was writing stories about him. By the time he was seven, he became my co-writer as he dictated stories to me as I typed.

Sid represents a group of crystal kids who are coming into this earth plane already having supernatural powers and spiritual intellect. He communicated with me telepathically from the time he was born. I would sense his spirit around me even when he was not physically present. He would be on my mind so much some days that I would call his mom, Amanda, to see what was up. These were usually the days Amanda said that Sid had been calling my name, or talking to her about me, or asking to come see me. Amanda has been a strong spiritual influence in my life, and the perfect mom for a crystal kid.

At about age nine months, Sid clearly and repeatedly spoke the name Hannah for several hours while he was with me. I finally called Amanda and asked “Who is Hannah?” She said, “Hannah is a baby who needs prayers of protection.” She and I prayed for Hannah. Later that week, we learned that family and children’s services had taken Hannah from her abusive mother. Sid shocked me by channeling his higher self when we were driving down the road. He was about three years old at the time. In mid conversation, his mannerism changed and he began to speak with the vocabulary of an adult and told me that he was the soul who had tried to be born through me when I miscarried in 1979.

You’d better believe that got my attention, but it did not scare me. I’ve had some unusual spiritual experiences myself! I’m thankful to have the ability to understand and direct Sidney in the development of his spiritual gifts.

Q: How did you publish your book? Tell me about your publishing experience and what you learned from it.
A: I self-published The Sid Series through my own publishing company, Write On!, and used Lightning Source to print the book. This gave me distribution through Ingram. I learned that I needed to print out the book before uploading my files. When my proof copy came in the mail, I couldn’t believe how many formatting and layout errors it contained. I had to get hold of my graphic designer and have something changed on nearly every page.

Q: Where is your book available? Do you have a Web site or blog where we can learn more about you or your book?
A: People can read more about each story, view an excerpt in flip book style, and click the link to purchase on my Web site: http://TheSidSeries.com. The purchase on Amazon link is http://tinyurl.com/AmazonSidSeries.

Q: Tell me some ways you have promoted your book. Give examples and links to any sites you feel might help other authors.
A: This blog tour is the main way I am getting the word out, but I’m using Twitter, Facebook, email, my newsletter, my own blog, Shelfari, Goodreads, and other social networks to drive traffic to the blog stops. I am available to answer other questions anyone has about the book, my grandson, spiritual gifts, and my writing, publishing, and marketing experience.

Q: Any other comment you would like to share?
A: I want to encourage parents and teachers who have crystal children like Sid to learn all you can about the gifts these kids are bringing in and help them learn to use their power to create a better world.

Yvonne Perry is a freelance writer, editor, and the author of The Sid Series. She is the owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services based in Nashville, Tennessee. Yvonne and her team have written/edited more than forty books for a variety of clients on many different topics. They also write articles, biographical sketches, resumes, book proposals, query letters, and business documents.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

TerraCycle

“Old Things New” is one of the stories in The Sid Series. It teaches children the importance of recycling. My step-daughter sent me some information about a great way to turn trash into treasures.

To those of you who would like to join me in this new recycling thing I found, here's the info. The website is called TerraCycle (http://www.terracycle.net/brigades). You can save brand name trash and mail it in for them to turn into new products like a purse made from juice pouch bags, etc. All of the money raised goes to a charity of your choice. I chose PKD Foundation because my step-grandson has a kidney disease. TerraCycle will send you labels to add to your own envelopes filled with the "trash" so you don't have to pay for shipping. Just think of all the material we can keep out of landfills and how much we can help deserving charities with our small effort.

I am going to start saving today and I will let you know how it works out. Please forward to anyone you may think may be interested.

Yvonne Perry,
Author of The Sid Series

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