How I Became A Writer by Christopher Pinckley
One of the greatest things to ever happen to me was that I became a writer. Now I don’t mean this was because I started writing or that I found my voice or that I was finally able to express myself.
In other words, unbeknownst to myself, I had begun to walk the path of authenticity.
When I was fourteen years old I fell in love with fantasy fiction as a way to escape the public school system. For me, school was absolutely torturous and I never fit in with any group. I had some friends here and there, but mostly I was on my own.
During that time I found the power of the written word and its ability to project you into an alternate reality. I read book after book and was particularly enamored with Terry Brooks “Shannara” series which was similar to J.R.R. Tolkein’s “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”.
I began writing at around age seventeen and focused primarily on my first love which was fantasy fiction. It didn’t get very far, but it was the beginning of a journey that would ultimately resume two decades later.
In an interesting twist of fate, the very thing that I used to escape reality would ultimately make me come face to face with it.
Years later I wrote my first book “Reality Creation 101”. It was a good book, but not a great book. It wasn’t the book that I originally set out to write, but of course I wasn’t ready to write what I originally set out to write.
I needed to undergo further transformation. The confrontation with myself was one I did not expect: hiring an editor.
To this day I believe that being forced to hire and work with an editor was one of the very best things that ever happened to me. It forced me to face myself, to get over myself, to embrace evolution, and to ultimately become authentic. Sure, this is a vast oversimplification of a life path the likes of which would shock most people.
Yet, I couldn’t have become an authentic spiritual writer without walking this insane path. I would have been inauthentic otherwise.
The in-authenticity had to be burned away from me like an outer layer of residue like some form of an alchemical experiment.
Alive Awake Aware: Authentic Power Through Spirituality is the end result of this alchemical transformation and awakening into authenticity.
It represents my desire to create something that can help people to awaken to their own authenticity and a departure from the ‘shiny object syndrome’.
When I wrote this book my intention was to infuse every word and every line with that of consciousness itself.
In my approximation, your life is a pathway upon which you continue to learn, grow, and evolve yourself.
There is no destination, there is only the journey.
Author: Christopher A. Pinckley is the street level spiritualist, writer, illuminator, creator of the Emotional Integration Technique, and author of the popular spiritual book Reality Creation 101. His life’s work is to help people to awaken and become present within their lives and businesses. Get yourself a copy of Christopher’s most recent book Alive Awake Aware: Authentic Power Through Spirituality