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Ancient Books #1: The Bhagavad Gita

“The Gita is the sixth book of the Mahabharata, one of India’s most famous epic poems. It’s unclear exactly when the Gita was composed—estimates vary widely, but a number of scholars suggest it was completed around 200 CE and then inserted into the larger work; many see it as the first fully realized yogic scripture. Curious though it may seem that such an ancient text from a foreign culture has been so enthusiastically received by Westerners, the Gita, like all truly great works of literature, can be read on many levels: metaphysical, moral, spiritual, and practical; hence its appeal.

For those who haven’t had the pleasure of reading it, the Gita recounts a dialogue between Arjuna, one of five Pandava princes, and the Hindu deity Krishna, who in this epic serves as Arjuna’s charioteer. Arjuna and his brothers have been exiled from the kingdom of Kurukshetra for 13 years and cut off from their rightful heritage by another faction of the family; the Gita takes up their struggle to reclaim the throne, which requires that Arjuna wage war against his own kinsmen, bringing his considerable military skills to bear.

The story begins on the dusty plains of Kurukshetra, where Arjuna, a famed archer, is poised to fight. But he hesitates. He sees arrayed against him friends, teachers, and kin, and believes that to fight—and likely kill—these men would be to commit a grievous sin and could bring nothing good even if he were to win the kingdom back. Krishna chides him for his cowardice—Arjuna is from the warrior caste after all, and warriors are meant to fight—but then goes on to present a spiritual rationale for battling his enemies, one that encompasses a discussion of the karma, jnana and bhakti yogas, as well as the nature of divinity, humankind’s ultimate destiny, and the purpose of mortal life.”

Source: https://www.yogajournal.com/yoga-101/first-book-yoga/

Biography #2: Barbra Marciniak

“Barbara Marciniak is an internationally acclaimed trance channel, inspirational speaker, and best-selling author of Bringers of the Dawn, Earth, Family of Light, and Path of Empowerment, which collectively have been translated into more than twenty languages and have sold over five hundred thousand U.S. copies.

She has a BA in social science, and is the publisher and editor of the quarterly newsletter The Pleiadian Times. Her extensive worldwide travels, astrological studies, and a lifetime of alternative free thinking augment her personal understanding of the material she channels.

The Pleiadians are a collective of multidimensional spirit beings from the Pleiades star system, and have been speaking through Barbara Marciniak since May of 1988. The Pleiadians are here to assist humanity with the process of spiritual transformation in the years leading up to December 2012. Their distinctive style blends wit and wisdom, common sense, and cosmic knowledge in teachings that encourage expansive thinking and personal empowerment, and which have been compared to native shamanism.”

Source: https://pleiadians.com/

Did You Know #42: How Many Books Are There In The World?

At present, there are over 135 million books in the world, written by great authors in different languages, published under various genres in both fiction and non-fiction categories, and available in different book formats like hardcover, paperback, PDF, ePUB and audiobook. Over 2 million books get published each year around the world.

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Can you introduce yourself and your book?

My name is Kai Miller, I go by Royal King, being the rightful owner of my franchise business “Royalty Incorporation.” I live in North Carolina in the United States. I have been writing for 9 years, but it feels like my whole life. I just started focusing on doing books 2 years ago and as of now I can say it’s been successful ever since.
Not with being financially stable but being able to find knowledge in my career path and talent. I mostly write about spiritual knowledge, wisdom, free thinking, God and my inner thoughts.

My whole 2020 I was focused on poems, the reason the first book I released was a poem book! A collection of poems I have done since the start of last year.

Don’t get me twisted I love poetry, but I am not a poet.

In my eyes, a writer has to fully express themselves in every aspect of writing to better the talent in retrospect. Yes I admit, I love to venture off and do new things, I love to bring versatility to the table because that’s best what’s known to market in any field. Not the need of change, but the need of something different so the mind can dream and wonder again. [Amazon: https://amzn.to/37XTYdD] My Poem book is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to achieve a great goal in the coming challenges they face in life. These poems describe me and everything of what I went through. But it’s just not here for me but for everyone who can find knowledge in it. I write to inspire so everything, even if it’s just 3 words carefully written in a way to heal and motivate the individual.

Nothing left but a… written by The Royal King, Amazon: https://amzn.to/37XTYdD

1. What are the books you have written and what are you currently writing?

I have written at least 50% of my 2021 books planned to be released this year. Each one offers a different aspect into the game of writing and what an author can achieve through his words. Throughout the year I plan to release a cookbook, 2 self help, journal, fictional book, a marketing book utilizing any tools in the marketing for any business. As well as, short stories and a manuscript for a show I’m planning on submitting to Netflix!

Yes I have a busy schedule, but this practice good wealth in becoming an author. Writing your books a year ahead offering room and time to grow and expand. Me writing all or at least the majority of my books before even considering a release gives me so much room to make it a tool to utilize as a full time writer throughout my career.
The current book I’m writing now is my journal book, focusing on random journals I wrote throughout 2020 as well. I’m doing this because out of 365 days I only have 50 journals. Laughable as a writer but that year was more focused on me gaining the knowledge instead of applying it. And so much knowledge and energy was written in those 50 journals it should be looked at as enlightenment, so together it’s my scriptures. And the first 50 is an interesting way to start off once writing.

2. Why did you decide to write this book?

Telling you why I wrote this book doesn’t just describe this book, but every book that I have written and will write in the future. Because I love to write. I wake up with inspiration in my mind, I go to sleep with inspiration in my mind and I’m just like “dang that would definitely be something interesting to write about.”

What I don’t do is write it down and this where I think most authors make a mistake. Writing down your thoughts for a later novel being written is good but not every idea. In the sense I only write down one idea a month and then utilize it throughout that month. How can I expand and what can I change is an always mood for me when I write down an idea.

Repetition is common as a writer and one of the known ways to break a writer. Having to write the same things over and over again. It’s not our fault it’s just our Brain brainstorming millions of ideas. Saying that this will be good or this will be good but already acting similar to work you already released. Producing the same quality work is something an author should never do, nevertheless a writer. Even in the retrospect of a book series, the following book should outdo the last in every aspect. Change should be common and acknowledged.

3. Can you take us through the process of writing a book?

It has been my mistake to mention that I wrote the majority of my 2021 books in 2020. This presents me with something I read about today and that’s “going the extra mile”. I didn’t have to write all that knowledge, I just was every day, working and just writing with no purpose. Using this to exercise my skills gave me the greatest gift of all. I say this because you asked a question but also because my blog suffered majorly from this. It gave my readers this sense of urgency of where I was. Thinking I haven’t been focused on my blog not seeing the bigger picture, but In reality I was up each and everyday working, improving and writing all night till I fell asleep with my work ethics. Was I rewarded with something or a blessing? No! Even if everyday I strive and had the mindset for achieving…that was developed.
But I was blessed in the long term with the quality of four to five books ready to be released to the public. So there’s no real writing process.

If you ask a teacher they’ll say “come up with an idea, outline each chapter along with the main plot, write 3,000 words a day for this book. Once the book is complete, edit it, then find another editor to edit it, along with family members, then edit it yourself again and submit to the highest publishers.”

That’s good and overall a good way to write. But do you want to be an author or a writer? I say the best writing process is picking something you want to write about and then write something for it each day until you feel it’s complete. For my poem book, some might say this is a poor decision, but none of my poems have an ending. Neither did the book itself. I just said “yup this is good enough” and published it! After editing it of course, but I did not come up with the ending. I just stopped and now it’s a habit I use for writing In every text now.

Follow that rule and I promise your writing experience will change in a direction you’ll love.

4. What inspired you to write a book? What books have inspired your writing process?

No writer or books has ever inspired me to write.

Let me explain this; I have abundant of authors I love and who have gave me triumph when I was down but in short retrospect, None of them ever inspire me in the perspective that I said to myself “reading this book has motivated me so much to write a book about the same topic or any topic that it follows.

There have been books that have inspired me and motivated me to push my writing career but no to any book or author to cause me to write that book
In other words my books were inspired to be written off the versatility of being a writer. The books I read inspired me to achieve my greatness, the only reason it’s a book that I’ll write is because God deemed my purpose to be a writer. I don’t know my future but I have yet to read a book and say “ I want to write a book like this, because I felt so touched by the words to copy it. Heal with what you read and write with what you feel. Be original, let other books enlighten you but don’t let it be the way of your current books as an author. You don’t need any books to give you that inspiration but I can only speak for myself. That tool is still great to utilize even for me. I might experience this in the future, but as of today I can’t speak on it.

5. How do you think your book will help other people?

I think my books will heal people mentally & spiritually to better their lives. I feel as though each individual who reads my book will gain a sense of humbleness, happiness and safety. I think it’ll inspire people to accomplish their own goals in life and to never feel fear from anything. I give my all to heal the world. Every last word I wrote is meant for a positive attitude. I want people to look at my books and find wisdom for their own life spiritually even in my poems.

Also I have to address another mistake a lot of writers do and that’s ‘how I think vs what I wish.’ How I think it can heal people is the vast of what I just said but what I think is different what to be wished and I only say that to say I don’t know how my words will heal people only God will know that part and the individual, I just wish my words and books do just that and heal. Whatever way is beyond me I just want every living being to be happy and flourish inside their life and soul purpose. I hope you understand that fully.

6. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

– “Keep writing everyday, each day you write you’ll draw closer to the actions you dream at night.”
– “Never lose faith”
– “Never tell any ideas before others see on the release platform”
– “Always give 300%, that’s how you secure your luck.”
– “Never let anything or anyone steal your happiness”
– “Continue to speak your truth”
– “Don’t give up”
– Expand your versatile
– Stop stressing and start learning about faith
– Always pray…with everything you need. if you feel down or upset about, pray.

I just wanna say I know this off topic but God or the infinite intelligence you believe shows us he’s real each day. I have expressed this in the new material I have planned later this year for my blog and books, but just never think that you’re alone in this world. Never base off what you can see but what you can feel and I promise you’ll never feel lonely again.

7. What’s the best way to market your books?

Get on fiverr or any freelance site , do your research for the best freelancer in marketing, be confident in and invest in a marketing gig for either Facebook ads or email marketing. Don’t do Facebook groups or any groups. Those aren’t direct towards your book demographic so it’s wasted money. Never invest money for marketing that doesn’t include your demographic or niché. Afterwards find a niche you can blog about that hasn’t been done and utilize it fully so you can have articles produced with your link to your book. (Doing forget to incorporate that link somehow in the article) doing this allows you to submit articles to other platforms that might help excel your book expectations.

In this article alone count how many links I have alone including social media links. I expanded my networking to many platforms in one article utilizing every thing that’s given for you and what god offers, everyone’s blessing is different.

Never buy paid blog articles spots, only blog placements and these are expensive like 300$ for one blog. Paid blogs gets you nowhere not even verified on Instagram.

8. Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?

Yes! I love secrets. Every one of my books for one, will never be in order, and will never tell the main plot. For instance; my first fictional book will have a plot but the real issue will never be told only by intense reading of ALL my books. I want to allow my readers to read my books fully to find out the real reason why I write and to want what I’m trying to expel in life. I even do this in my poem book and in my journals. Even more, both aren’t in order so that offers more secrets and scandals them.

I just feel as an author you have that right. Everything to music starts off with books. But even musicians have their own way of creativity in their projects. I think offering that does not only offer a mystery but as well as capturing the reader to come back to your book to see what will happen in the next book because of what they might think the author slipped up and told In the first Book. Get inside being a writer, it’s truly adventurous.

9. What does literary success look like to you?

Literary success isn’t having New York bestsellers for the week or month or year. It’s accomplishing the goals you set as an author invoking all aspects of creativity, marketing, and actions.

To be successful you have to be creative enough to write a book that’s worth reading that no other author has written. Self help books in marketing and etc. can be hard but simple fictional books are easy due to everyone having an imagination let’s not forget. Nonfiction is to because everyone offers their own truth. Market that book to its full extent even a year before release. between those two you developed great action at your definite purpose in being a writer. At that point after your book has been released and you did everything to see the formidable luck, only then will you be successful literary.

So when you ask me what it generally looks like I have to say it looks happy to be able to write each and every day. Have an opportunity to broad and produce their writing projects that they believe will give them exposure. Having the ability to improve each and every day in being an author and writer in their creative and marketing workspace.

I don’t see success as nothing more than something that is inner and mental, something that money and material things can’t offer.

10. How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?

It offered a sense of stability in being an author. Once I released my first book I said to myself, “King you truly are an author now.” Only because I published my first book. All thanks to the platform Amazon ceo created. I only say that because, my writing process changed to just to fit the marketing scheme for being a self published indie author. Once you release your book you have to know you’ll always find errors to help you start developing more steps to bring better quality for your supporters and books. Editing and writing skills will improve to the point you won’t need an editor anymore, but still get one. You’re an author now, only few can hold that to be true. At that time I’ll say it just energized me to put out more books! Just seeing a new product that I wrote up on a platform brings tears to my heart. [https://amzn.to/37XTYdD] My poem book, ‘Nothing Left but a..’ available on Amazon and kindle unlimited, will always be my baby and my soul. It’s my first and the start. I can’t wait to see my end because I’ll say even then that my first book is my best.

11. How long on average does it take you to write a book?

The average writer in my eyes is supposed to write 3,000 words per day. If you accumulate that everyday you can write up to 90,000 words a month. that alone is a 200 page book. Which offers a vast book ready for it to be released to the world. So in pure honesty I would say 1-3 months. But if you’re a true writer like me I’ll say 9-12 months. One of my old professors said they have been working on a book for 7 years and still say “I can’t write if I don’t feel inspired.”

12. How do you come up with the titles to your books?

I started off by picking something that just sticked with me. I stated to myself that I wanted one word to represent my writings in a formal way that nobody uses in today’s age. I love Egyptian history and scribes so I took the word scriptures and scribes and made it my signature title in almost all my books that I have planned for series. It took time to figure it out. When you hear scriptures you promote it with god and ancient text that describe a great lesson in life. For me I won’t the same. I not only won’t my writings to be heard now but for years to come. For centuries to come. So to be able to do that I have to let the world know, King taught amounts of Good through his scriptures. ‘The guide to life within every secret.’

I follow a system I set up myself. But mostly I’ll just pick whichever one that fits right in my head and spirit. I just brainstorm then go through and pick whichever one really captures the real truth of the book so I don’t have to give a descriptive description on it. Most of it ends with me liking the one with scribes or scriptures in, But All of my titles hold an important flex in my novels. Dissect it and you’ll find truth to soo much more than even what just that book offers. So I can’t answer that question fully. I just know when my brain says yes, that’s perfect because what is tobe the real plot twist of the story fits that title.

13. Describe a typical writing day.

A typical writing day consists of me reading a quote from the Bible. Then I’ll try to read at least a chapter of the current book I’m reading. I also try to read 100 pages throughout the day. Then I’ll start on my journal then I’ll write 3 poems. One for that day writing exercise and two for today’s articles then tomorrow article. That way I can set up a post for the next day to insure something will get posted. Then I’ll edit it to my blog adding everything needed for it to look professional. Spend my day with my love, then at night I’ll write. I’ll take an hour to write 3,000 words of one of my books. I only pick three books that I really want to work on. Regardless if its editing or brainstorming or actually writing, I work on it fully and give it my undivided attention. I go to bed and restart the next day the same.

14. What is the most difficult part about writing for you?

The most difficult part is not having the motivation to write. Life situations happen and usually that can depress us or bring us to a state of feeling de-motivated and objected to see our definite purpose. I think this is something every writer deals with as well as the author.

Something else is coming up with good content or thinking your work is bad content. Your books are never less bad than they are good. If you put out bad work it’ll be bad. If you deem it good work, it’s a good body of work. It is what you make it just like a bad book can sell off of good marketing.

15. Do you plan on writing more books?

Yes, to simply say I will write everyday for the rest of my life and post them on a platform that’s mine as well as produces books with knowledge that I have accumulated over the years of living life. It is my goal to heal the world and one simple book or books is not nearly enough. I plan to achieve a billion words before I even think about quitting. So until I write a billion words, You’ll always know where I’ll be for the remainder of my life.

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Religion #6: Sikhism

“Sikhism was founded by Guru Nanak around 500 years ago in a place called the Punjab. This is an area which spans part of India and Pakistan in South Asia today.

What do Sikhs believe?
Sikhs believe in one God who guides and protects them. They believe everyone is equal before God. Sikhs believe that your actions are important and you should lead a good life. They believe the way to do this is:

-Keep God in your heart and mind at all times
-Live honestly and work hard
-Treat everyone equally
-Be generous to those less fortunate than you
-Serve others

Guru Nanak
Guru Nanak is the founder of Sikhism. Guru means ‘Teacher’.

Sikhism is still based on his teachings and those of the nine Sikh Gurus who followed him.

The Five Ks
The Sikh community of men and women is known as the Khalsa which means the ‘Community of the Pure’.

In order to become a Sikh and join the Khalsa, people need to follow the Five Ks.

What is the Sikh holy book?

The Sikh holy book is called the Guru Granth Sahib. The tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, said that after him there would be no other living gurus. Instead, Sikhs could look at their holy book for guidance. This is why Sikhs call their holy book a Guru.

The Guru Granth Sahib is a collection of lessons from the ten gurus as well as Sikh, Hindu and Muslim saints. It is written in Punjabi and is greatly respected by all Sikhs as the living word of God. It is kept on a raised platform under a canopy in the Sikh place of worship. All Sikhs take off their shoes when they are near it.

Where do Sikhs worship?

The Sikh place of worship is called a Gurdwara which means ‘Gateway to the Guru’. A Gurdwara is any building where the Guru Granth Sahib is kept.

In the UK, Sikhs usually go to the Gurdwara on Sundays. During the services they listen to teachings based on the Guru Granth Sahib. They also chant and say prayers from the gurus. These are called Keertan.

The Langar

The service ends in a langar (a shared meal). Everyone is welcome to share the meal.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjpyrd/articles/zkjpkmn

According To Shamans Of The Andes, We Come Into The World With Two Books

“According to the shamans of the Andes, we come into the world with two books:

One golden and one silver book.

The silver book is already written, but the golden book is empty.

We spend a large part of our lives studying, editing, and following the written book; living according to what is written within its pages.

But the myth says, that there comes a time in each of our lives, when we must put away the silver book and begin to fill our own book:

Your golden book! A script for YOUR life.

You have to stop following the stories and dreams of other people and start writing your own story. The story of your life, your own life-script!

This is the moment when you start to take responsibility for what happens in your world, you cease to be just a seeker, and you become the one that brings truth into the world!

In our modern, western society, we have forgotten the rites of passage that used to tell us when it was time to put away one book and pick up the new one.

We no longer have elders to show us how to write our own golden book…how to make our story a reality…

…and so, it happens that instead of making our own dream come true, we spend our lives trapped in someone else’s dream.

In a state that the shamans call the ‘collective nightmare.’”

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The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers: Service

“We are all channels of the Great Spirit. It is a privilege to serve. There is no religion higher than service. Service is the true coin of the spirit. It is noble to serve. To service is to enrich the lives of others and your own. To serve is to bring comfort to those that think there is nothing left for them in your world.

It is in service that we find inner peace, tranquility and repose. It is in service that we obtain steadfastness that enables us to have complete confidence in the overruling power, to strive to get closer and closer to the Great Spirit.” – The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers