Writing Your Soul Self into the World

Photograph © 2012 Peggy Kornegger
Photograph © 2012 Peggy Kornegger

Every time you write, you are expressing something about yourself, sending a vibration, either a faint, half-hearted one or a full-on, authentic blast of your soul self. Whether it’s an email, a social media post, or an article or book intended for publication, it is filled with your vibes—clear and forthright or vaguely uncertain. In the world of vibration and perceived intent, writing is the same as speaking. We are announcing who we are in the world with every word we utter, out loud or in cyberspace. The question is: How truthful are we when we speak/write? True to ourselves, that is.

We may write one thing but mean something entirely different, and the recipient is left confused and unsettled. We may not really know what we mean ourselves if we write impulsively or hurriedly, which is often the case in our fast-lane, multi-tasking world. Meditation teachers often tell students to take a deep breath and pause before speaking or acting in order to bring themselves into present-moment awareness. Clarity of mind and connection to the inner soul self rests in that deep breath and pause. Or at least I’ve found that to be true in my life.

If I rush through the day, speeding from one activity or conversation to another without resetting my inner focus, then I am scattered, stressed, and probably presenting that energy to those I encounter. If I take the time to breathe consciously for a minute or two and really look around at my surroundings, everything shifts into a softer, slower mode, and I have made space for my inner spirit to come to the fore. I feel more centered and grounded in who I really am at heart instead of being only half-aware, half-present in my own day-to-day life. I don’t always remember to do this, but when I do, it makes a big difference in how I experience everyone and everything. And the more I remember….well, the more I remember….

Since I’m a writer, this little piece of wisdom has been invaluable to me. Writing from the surface of the brain without involving my heart and soul makes for dull, inert content unconnected to the life force from which all creativity springs. When I write from my heart, then I experience a conscious alignment with who I am at the deepest level. Words and sentences seem to flow more easily when my heart is engaged, not just my brain. My spirit, or soul self, unique to me, steps forward into the world to express herself. I treasure that connection to my inner self.

More and more, people today understand how energy makes up our entire universe. We are energy, and our words are also energy. Why not make them truly represent who you are at the deepest level, which is love? Use language creatively, playfully, to send a loving vibration into the world. Pause, take a breath, and align the words you write with your truest self. There is no one else exactly like you on the planet, so express your unrepeatable, full-color soul self in everything you write—whether tweet or blog or email. Now more than ever, your voice is needed in the world. Together, our collective positive energy can shift everything!

New Book Published!

Cover art: "Infinity" ©2003 by Anne S. Katzeff. Cover design: Anne S. Katzeff
Cover art: “Infinity” ©2003 by Anne S. Katzeff. Cover design: Anne S. Katzeff

New book by
Peggy Kornegger
now available
at Amazon.com!

Living with Spirit
Journey of a Flower Child

“Many spiritual memoirs walk through a house closing doors and windows until the author settles comfortably into one room, whereas Living with Spirit opens door after door and window after window, letting in all different kinds of light.”

—Alice Peck, author of Bread, Body, Spirit

“I’m honored that Peggy has shared my teachings, and in such a good way, in this book. Her writing is graceful, flowing, and easy to read and understand.”

—Brooke Medicine Eagle, author of
Buffalo Woman Comes Singing

HAVE YOU EVER wondered what really happened to the flower children and activists of the 1960s? The popular media would have us believe that they all outgrew their alternative lifestyle and became stockbrokers. Not true. Living with Spirit, Journey of a Flower Child, describes an ongoing wave of transformation and spiritual awakening that has continued to grow exponentially to the present day, as we approach the prophesied year 2012. Peggy Kornegger’s journey, from flower child to feminist activist to spiritual seeker, has given her a unique perspective on this phenomenon. Her experiences—swimming with wild dolphins and whales in the ocean, traveling to sacred sites such as Tulum and Machu Picchu, and studying with Maya elders in Guatemala—have all contributed to her metamorphosis. “Living with spirit” is the thread that runs throughout the book—how she has experienced it and how everyone can.

PEGGY KORNEGGER is a writer, editor, and lightworker who lives in the Boston area. Her writing has appeared in a wide variety of spiritual, feminist, and political publications, including Spirit of Change, Bay Windows, Sojourner, Second Wave, Sinister Wisdom, Plexus, and the anthology Reinventing Anarchy.

Cover art: “Infinity” ©2003 by Anne S. Katzeff. Cover design: Anne S. Katzeff.
Back cover photo of Peggy with dolphin: Lisa Denning/Ocean Eyes Photography.
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing.
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Living with Spirit, Journey of a Flower Child is available at Amazon.com and other major online booksellers and at the following:

Seven Stars Bookstore—Cambridge, Massachusetts

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, bookshop—Lenox, Massachusetts

Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, bookshop and Ram Dass Library—Rhinebeck, New York

Rowe Conference Center—Rowe, Massachusetts

Belmont Public Library—Belmont, Massachusetts

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