My First Book: Becoming a Sun

Great news on my book project! I have signed with a publisher—Best-Seller Publishing. I’ve already had conversations with their founder, Rob Kosberg, and with senior project manager, John Ireland. I’m excited all over again about the book.

I loved telling John about the nature of the book—who it is written for and what it might mean to a reader. I still picture it on someone’s nightstand, with them reading one of the short chapters—somewhere between one and five pages—every night. I picture them enjoying the short essays and poetry that take them on the wondrous journey that is our human destiny.

dreamstime_xs_28421040Depending on how you count it, it has been over a year since I’ve completed the manuscript for the book. I had gotten in touch with an agent to approach traditional publishing houses. It’s a common story. They said that I needed to hit certain social media goals before a traditional publisher would even look at the book. And when I exceed those goals, they added more. Sigh.

Along comes Rob and the book is back on its feet, ready to be published in about five months. And with Rob and his crew assisting me to tell the world about it.

Since the book was written, I’ve asked myself: Is it still relevant? Am I still excited about the theme? Many friends who I told about the book were disappointed in its delay. I’ve even given two 4-day workshops based on the book, which went wonderfully well. But no book!

After my first in-depth meeting with the publisher, I reviewed the manuscript. I was concerned that it might need some further editing from me, particularly the Introduction. I was delighted to find that I am happy with it just the way it is! The only change I am making is in the subtitle. Tell me what you think. The whole title of the book as I see it now is: Becoming a Sun: Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence for a Happy, Fulfilling Life.

SunStonesI confirmed for myself that the book outlines the nature of the profound process that we are engaged in as human beings—becoming on the outside what we already are on the inside: a Being of overwhelming love and great wisdom.

It seems to me that the process of publishing this book—everything from the original ideas that I shared about it with a friend, until now—has been part of a process of birth. There was the original conception—intense conversations and then a highly imaginative writing process. And then there was a long period in the womb. The project went dark, even in my own mind.

Now the birth is imminent. As I survey everything about the project, it seems like the stars are aligning. I found a publisher who will help me promote the book. Media opportunities are coming to me. My workshop is developed and is now a proven success. Most of all, I am ready. It feels like this is the year for me to present the insights within the book to the world.

Isn’t this how the creative process works? Isn’t this how our life works as human beings? Before the new can be born—anything new—we must traverse the darkness that precedes it. That darkness can be filled with doubt, discouragement and worse. It can be filled with the question, Is the hope that I had for this new opportunity for real? Is it really happening? Will the new ever be born?

Those questions can shake a person to their core. They can make a person question themselves as a person and as a creator. They can cause them to question their ability to manifest what is important to them in their life. And long periods of darkness can lead to an impatience that causes a person to abort a cycle of gestation and birth.

Sometimes friends don’t help. They may be well meaning, but still… Asking what you are waiting for or asking if it is ever going to happen may not be exactly encouraging.

If you are facing a period of darkness in your life—short or long, twilight or the dark night of the soul—I offer you this thought from my own experience. The most significant births in our life—whether a human baby, a book, a new job, a new relationship, or anything else—are preceded by a time of darkness. The more significant the birth, the more darkness is needed to let what is to be born grow and develop.

dreamstime_xs_11322332So be good to yourself in the darkness. Nourish your soul as you nourish the promise of what is to be born. Keep it alive in your dreams and in your heart. Surround the unborn reality with your love. And wait like a patient mother for the day of the precious birth. Just because it has not happened yet doesn’t mean it won’t happen. Just because it isn’t happening in the way you expected doesn’t mean in won’t happen another way.

Whatever your worst thoughts may be, you are a creator here to live a happy and fulfilling life. You are giving birth to the new, even if it is taking some time for that birth to come to pass.

In my next article, I look forward to sharing more of the central theme of Becoming a Sun–the way we increase our emotional and spiritual intelligence so that we know greater joy and fulfillment in our life.


33 Responses to My First Book: Becoming a Sun

  1. Excellent, exquisite David! We wait in patience and in this process revelation comes. I am so filled with joy for you and the multitudes you touch. The mastery of the artist of being knows when to give birth through the process and when the creation is complete in giving the the finest of manifest being. Can’t wait to have the form in hand and heart of ‘Becoming a Sun’.

  2. Congratulations on the launching of your wonderful book, David! The Universe makes things happen just in the right timing. Love and Blessings!

  3. While this book has taken a while for its completion, it will be well worth the wait! I eagerly anticipate reading it and love your suggestion of sharing a section each day. Congratulations, and deep thanks for this new Creation….

  4. Congratulations David,
    The Universe is bringing gifts and blessings into our lives at it’s own pace. It’s never too late to have our creative forces shine, and illuminate our world.
    Love and greetings, Ariella.

  5. David, your words and the quality of character you demonstrate in living are in this book and as such it will present timeless insights and keys to a happy and fulfilling life. In my mind it’s already a best-seller and will greatly further our work of spiritually regenerating humanity.

  6. Thank You SO Much for Sharing Your Experience of Creation. It has indeed been challenging to traverse the gestation period without losing The Vision. I am thrilled for You, David …

  7. Hello David, I am excited for your finding a publisher. As an author myself, I know the exhilaration, anticipation and reward that comes from taking one’s message to a wider audience. I look forward to reading your work.

    Every success and much love,

    PS – I love the subtitle. I find it uplifting, intriguing and inspiring. It taps my spiritual curiosity.

  8. Thanks much, David. And many congratulations! When I re-read the title, I found myself in a big smile… Imagining your becoming a Sun… A beautiful image, for sure! Lovely metaphor as each of us brings forth more of our light… And the sub-title gives me just enough information to pique my interest. Bravo, can’t wait to get a copy!

  9. Congratulations David.
    Your workshop here in Cape Town last year was eagerly received, and we look forward to hosting a book launch in right timing so that many more people may enjoy the Universal wisdom and practical steps to living a fulfilled life so beautifully set out in Becoming a Sun.
    Thank you and
    Looking forward
    Loving regards

  10. Dear David
    Congratulations! I can’t wait to hold your book in my hands! As one of the participants of one of your Becoming a Sun workshops, I relish the opportunity to be able to read and re-experience each chapter, delighting in your creation. Your description of the gestation and birthing experience reflects back to me much of what is happening in my world too…..Thank you for sharing this, and the need to sit with the still dark time of development.The subtitle is perfect!
    With Love,

  11. David,
    The title Becoming a Sun: Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence for a Happy, Fulfilling Life.
    is perfect and definitely worth the wait – it allows the potential reading to see the scope the book will offer them. Good on ya mate for staying the course and I look forward to what is to emerge in days and weeks to come
    with love

  12. David,
    The title Becoming a Sun: Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence for a Happy, Fulfilling Life.
    is perfect and definitely worth the wait – it allows the potential reader to see the scope the book will offer them. Good on ya mate for staying the course and I look forward to what is to emerge in days and weeks to come
    with love

  13. David – I celebrate YOU and this book reaching further into our world through your insights, vision and living that has preceded this perfect and timely event. You have followed your Soul’s longing, even with seeming and very real (in the outer sense) obstacles, and because of your personal perseverance, a much needed message and tone will reach the larger world and the essence of who humanity truly is can awaken, to a greater extent, to our oneness, joy and Creatorship AS the sustaining Love of the Sun. Bravo and thank you! Nancy Christ

  14. So pleased for your next phase of Happiness and Fulfillment as this project comes to a next phase of fruition. No doubt there will be consequent phases of development as the seeds imparted by publication and distribution will enhance the emergence of Creative Consciousness founded in Primal Spirituality. Thank you for your tireless and infinite patience with the creative process.
    With Love
    Alex Chapman

  15. David, this is so exciting for all of us at Sunrise of course.

    The title is great. as I read it I pondered ‘Energized Life’ overlayed on the Happy and Fulfilling Life, but that is just my inner sun radiating, or my challenges with the word ‘Happy’ 🙂

    Look forward to seeing this child of yours take flight as I know it will.

  16. Hi David. I really appreciate your vision, work and persistence to bring this project to a closing part of the cycle. With that closing, another opens, as I’m sure that this book will become the text around which the global EDL community can build a new penetration into the world. I look forward to holding this in physical form – the culmination of a dream for you and for many. Thank you once again and much love

  17. Brilliant, in the truest sense of the Word. You requested feedback. I love it and I’m in. My feedback is why is the title not “Being the Sun” as for we are the Sun, but we can reveal more and more of it. The word “becoming” alludes to something that one is not already. I’m sure that you’ve thought this through. I’m interested in your thinking process around this point. I like the way that you’re expanding the word “intelligence” but have reservations about it. I imagine the root of the first part “intell” relates to the intellect, the mind. I sense that this is embedded in world consciousness as to do with the mind. Yet it’s being used for the spiritual and the emotional here. I know something of emotional intelligence, but many perhaps don’t. You could be really expanding the word “intelligence” to a wider meaning. I will get used to it, but I prefer the words “empowerment” or “enlightenment.” Well done.

    • Thanks, Laurance! Ruth, Phil and I just arrived in Birmingham. It was good to see Brian Perry.

      Interesting enough, Being a Sun was an earlier title. Both titles work for me, but I changed it to Becoming a Sun because I liked to name the active process that we are engaged in as human beings.

      Hope to see you on this trip to England ~ David

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