Many people have always mentioned to me that setting goals and having dreams are what change your life from being average to ecstatic!!
I have never been much of a goal setter or a dreamer, I have just been lucky enough to stumble across things that interest me for the present moment, then follow that path for a while until I realise that I am helping someone else live their goals and that something is missing for me. I always maintained that I was “looked after by the universe” and “I don’t need to set goals”. This in turn became a belief system that I didn’t need to work hard to achieve greatness as I was doing just fine living simply.
It took a while to put my finger on the reason behind this apathy and eventually I came to the conclusion that this partially had to do with a lack of self-confidence about my abilities to achieve greatness which began when I started having Grand Mal seizures at 19. Even though I remained strong in myself to not let the seizures control my life, there was a part of me that sort of believed that I was not a “whole unit” and that it was a bit pointless to set goals just in-case I couldn’t achieve them.
Within all this unconscious negative self-talk in my twenties, when I turned 28, a goal did pop through the radar and that goal was to one day write a book about my journey with Epilepsy. I didn’t know how I was to achieve this but I started to journal my life in the hope that I would use these journal entries as the basis for the book.
At this stage of the game I had given up on the medical system and became a rogue experimenter of all sorts of healing modalities in the hope of understanding and preventing my brain having electrical break downs outside of the western model. I experimented on and off medication, experimented with diet, meditation, neuroplasticity which aims at re-programming some of the hard wired belief systems that were causing some of my triggers. You name it, I tried it.
The book has finally been finished after 16 years of living the journey and is now in the final stages of becoming a real life paperback and eBook. I am so proud of my achievement and realise how amazing it is now to set goals and dream. Goals are simply dreams with a time frame and I’m now making 1 year, 5 year and 10 year goals as I see the importance of what can happen when you make magic happen from what you are passionate about.
At the moment I am at a crossroads and trying to raise funds to get the cover finished along with the first 200 copies published. As much as I tried I couldn’t do it on my own, so I set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds for this. Money shouldn’t get in the way of your goals and I am nearly at my target but still have a little bit more to go. It is really important for this book to reach OUR people who have Epilepsy or are around people that have it. If you can contribute financially or even share this on your channels it would be a great benefit to the potential readers.
Here is the link to the crowdfunding page and if you pledge $25 or more you receive a signed copy of the book.
Writing a book is not for the financial gain, it’s really about sharing a message and mine is to empower people to manage their conditions holistically and not to accept that there is only one road to health through the medical system. Any condition can be managed, it’s all an experiment so why not be in the driver’s seat of the experiment instead of being a passenger. We have one life, go deep inside and learn more about your body and brain in order to make it count!
Love Lainie aka ELECTRO GIRL