How I Manifested a Book Publishing Contract (Surprise! I’m Announcing My Book!)

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by Melody Fletcher on June 23, 2014

 

Coaching Call #106 is out! The topic of this week’s call is: When the Caretaker Needs To Take Care of Him/Herself.

Calling all those who like to take care of others to the point of depleting themselves! This client found the strength to ask his adult family to move out of his home, so he could finally begin to live his own life. What started off as an empowered decision, however, lead to tons of guilt.

I love, love, LOVE this call. It allowed me to dissect all those stupid beliefs those of us who like to help others tend to lug around with us. That heavy sense of responsibility and obligation. Not to mention how to deal with those “helpful” souls who never fail to show us just how brain dead those beliefs are by being utterly helpless and demanding our time and attention. If you’re tired of being manipulated and want permission to take care of yourself (because not doing so actually helps no one), this is the call for you. I’m guessing that’s about 90% of you, and I may be underestimating a bit…

Read the full call summary here.

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OMG.

OMG.

OMG.

I finally, finally, finally get to tell y’all what I’ve been sitting on for weeks now. I can’t even describe how hard it is for me to have good news and not be able to share it. I am not good at keeping happy secrets. I can keep ugly secrets (I just forget them), but when something awesome happens, I want to shout it from the rooftops. I want to tell everyone I know and even some people I don’t know. I want to take out a billboard in Times Square! So, it was with extreme effort that I kept my mouth shut on this one (unless you’re a long time client, in which case I probably told you. I can only be so strong).

Ready? Here we go:

I just got signed by Hay House. My book, tentatively titled “Deliberate Receiving” (Surprise!) will be published in June 2015.

Go on. Take a moment to breathe. Or maybe that’s just me.

That’s right my puppies. You will soon be able to find me at the bookstore, and share me with all your friends and relatives. So when they ask you what this Deliberate Receiving stuff is all about, you can just hand them a full explanation all bundled up in what I assume will be a kick ass package. “Here,” you will say, “just read this.” And read it they will. And happiness and shininess shall spread to all the puppies in the land. And there will be many smooshy hugs. And yes, I get a little weird when I get excited.

Now, if that weren’t exciting enough on its own, the whole thing was made infinitely better by HOW it all manifested. Because, and I cannot stress this enough, I did NOTHING to make this happen. Not a damn thing. Except, that is, follow my intuition. Here’s how it all went down:

Why this took so long

I actually announced that I was writing a book well over a year ago. I think the first time I wrote about it, I was planning on writing a weight loss book. I thought I was done with that journey. Ah bless (I’m not done, but I’m getting there). Anyway, after that, many of you lovely puppies kept bombarding me with book related questions, notably, when the hell was I finally going to bring it out? Well, the problem was that I just wasn’t receiving the inspiration to write it. I was as baffled as you. I could feel the book coming (several actually), but I just never felt like writing it. It turns out, this was because 1.) I was trying to write the wrong book and 2.) the timing wasn’t quite right yet. There was much awesomeness which needed to unfold first. And unfold it did…

Because I know better than to push these things, I took the lack of inspiration as a type of inspiration (doing nothing is always the hardest for me), and sat on my laurels. Ok, I did a bunch of other stuff, like run my business, but I didn’t work on the book. Then, a very helpful and lovely lady called Awesome Amy (the Awesome part is not part of her legal name, but it should be) contacted me just to see if she could be of any assistance to me in terms of publishing a book. She was an editor, you see, and wasn’t asking me for anything. She just wanted to help.

Recognizing this as an opportunity, I scheduled a call with her, where she proceeded to give me tons of great info on publishing a book, including on how to self-publish it, which is what I was planning on doing.

Why wasn’t I looking for a publisher?

I’d already decided against looking for a publisher. You see, here’s the deal: when you build up a certain amount of traffic as a blogger, and once you have a bit of a platform, large publishing houses will often contact you with a book deal. The problem is that they don’t really do anything for you. They don’t help with publicity or marketing, don’t help you get your message out there. But they do take a huge chunk of your proceeds. Basically, they want to get a piece of your pie without giving much in return. There is always the prestige of having a book professionally published, but in today’s world, that’s not worth nearly as much as it used to be. The whole thing just felt off to me and I wanted no part of it. I’d decided that I could get my book out there myself.

But then, Awesome Amy casually dropped the name of her employer into the conversation: Hay House. Well, this was a bit different. Hay House, founded by the one and only Louise Hay, is a publisher dedicated to sharing the message of weirdos energy healers like me. They are the publishers of Abraham-Hicks. These people get me.

I played hard to get – but not on purpose

Now, you’d think that I just jumped on that shit like a drowning man jumps on a life raft, but, I wanted to feel my way through this, see what happened. How could I know if this was my next opportunity or just a pre-cursor? I had to follow the path a bit further. And so, I did nothing. I was, after all, NOT a drowning man looking for a raft. I know how to swim.

At the time of our first conversation, I was knee deep in tons of work. I had the book planned for months down the line. I had decided to write a book about the Law of Attraction, not weight loss, but wasn’t yet sure what format it would take, how much to include, etc. I was still in the planning stages. And so, I sat on it and waited for more to happen. For months. The ball was in the Universe’s court.

Enter my trip to London. When Awesome Amy the Awesome Editor saw that I was coming to the UK, she invited me to come to the Hay House offices and meet the team. Now, that was a clear sign for me and of course, I said yes. I want to point out, once again, that all I did was react. I did nothing proactively here, because I was never inspired to.

The meeting/love fest

So, there I was, entering the Hay House offices in posh Notting Hill in London. I wasn’t dressed posh. Would I feel out of place in a lawyer type office? Would it be all glass and steel and pin stripes and hushed conversations? Hell no. It was friendly and warm and well, everything you’d expect Hay House to be. We all crowded into the board room for a meet and greet. There was the Managing Director, the Director of Publicity, Social Media, Events, and some other people (forgive me!). I honestly wasn’t nervous. First of all, I’ve been in thousands of business meetings in my life (thank you, old, corporate days), and I KNEW that whatever was about to happen would serve me, no matter what it was.

As soon as I was about to start talking, the office dog, a huge, sweet bulldog, barged into the board room and made a beeline for yours truly. It was as though he was giving me his stamp of approval. The team apologized and assured me that he had never done anything like that before (I guess he knows a fellow happy shiny puppy when he sees one!), but for me, this was like the Universe going, “and here’s another big old sign…!”

After that, it basically turned into a love fest. I described my business and what I feel I’m here to do (watch out world, I’m coming for you, and you shall feel the power of the smooshy hug!), and they described how they supported their authors in ways the other publishing houses can’t even dream of. There’s a reason that there are tons of people out there who will buy pretty much anything Hay House brings out. No other publishing house has built that kind of relationship with their readers. At that point, it was pretty much a done deal for me. I was going to follow this path wherever it took me.

Meeting the big guy

Next up, I had to meet the big guy – the president of Hay House, Reid Tracy. Think I had to do anything to make that happen? Hell no. The Universe arranged it all. As it happened, he was going to be in London in two weeks and, oh my goodness, an hour had just opened up in his schedule (that day. Seriously)! Could I come back on those dates? I whipped out my trusty iPhone and, well, wouldn’t you know it, yes. I was able to travel that very weekend. Would I like to also attend their two day Speak, Write and Promote event as a guest of Hay House? Why yes. Yes I would.

All I had to do was book my flights and hotel.

The meeting with Reid went off without a hitch, although, I’ve got to tell you guys, that man has a poker face like none other I’ve ever seen. And I used to deal cards in Vegas. He gave nothing away. He also didn’t want to know much about me (it seems the team had already briefed him, so I had to say very little. Again, how awesome is that??). What he did want to know was, was I ready for the big time? Was I ready to brand myself and step it up? Why yes, yes I was, seeing as I’m in the middle of doing that anyway (this is also why that has been taking so long. The Universe knew there was valuable input coming my way. Shit’s moving much faster now…).

I was told the next day that I would be getting a contract, pending negotiations, of course. I never submitted a book proposal, I never contacted any publisher, I didn’t even have to set up a meeting on my end. It all came to be easily and elegantly.

What I did along the way to keep the manifestations rolling

Other than this being THE AWESOMEST MANIEFSTATION OF MY LIFE! (ok, one of them, but it’s in the top 5%), I wanted to use this as a case study, because it so perfectly illustrates how to work a larger manifestation that’s unfolding over time. Throughout the weeks and months it took for this to unfold (I had a Peru trip in the middle of it, not to mention the time it took me to process that, during which I couldn’t even think of the book), I kept doing (and not doing) some crucial things that kept me aligned with what I wanted. I want to share these steps with you:

  1. I never got stressed out about it. I never made Hay House or a publishing contract responsible for my future success. They were not my “one and only”. I KNEW that I would be successful with or without them and if they were the perfect partner for me, things would line up easily. If things didn’t line up, a better path was out there. I never made the HOW more important than the WHAT. This was especially important when I couldn’t read Reid’s reaction. I felt the meeting had gone well, but he’d given me nothing in body language or verbal feedback. Although I totally trust my intuition, when it comes to really important stuff, the physical feedback helps. When a bit of nervousness came up, I soothed myself by remembering that whatever happened was for the best. It worked.
  2. I followed my intuition, even when it said to do nothing. I will not pretend that this was easy for me; I like to take action. Not doing anything, especially for months, is not comfortable for me. But, I also KNOW that just because I’m not being called to action doesn’t mean nothing is happening. And let’s face it, I could never have orchestrated this.  Any of it. Ever.
  3. I took advantage of opportunities that presented themselves (I said “Yes!”), but without ever assuming that this next opportunity was “the one” that would make it all happen. I just looked at it as the next thing. Whatever the outcome, it would be perfect.
  4. I had fun. Before every step, I said to myself “I don’t know what’s going to happen, but it’s going to be fun.” And it was. I decided to go with the flow and have no expectations other than that I was going to have a good time. Expectations cause us to limit our definition of success to a narrow set of events. If success comes another way, we tend to be disappointed, taking us out of alignment with what we want. The key is to focus on the big picture and let steps along the way be whatever they need to be.
  5. I celebrated every little step along the way. Even though I made no one event responsible for the outcome I wanted (which is ultimately not to bring a book out, but to get my message out there. Even the book is a means to an end…), I did a big old happy dance every time something awesome happened. And there was much to celebrate. The only thing that kind of killed me was not being able to do so publicly, but I soothed that by happily imagining how great it was going to feel to get to write this post – to announce the contract and book to my puppies. And here I am, writing this post now! Weeeeee!

So, there you have it – the story of how I manifested a publishing contract with Hay House. Tadaaaaa!

More info on the book

Obviously, I’ll be keeping y’all in the loop on all the details from now on, but here’s what I know so far: The book is due on October 6th and will be published June 2015. It will be basic (but not shallow) explanation of how Deliberate Receiving actually works, from the ground up. That means, people who have not been studying LOA for years (muggles) will be able to understand it. Of course, you know I’m not going to hold back with practical, in depth info, so even those of you who know the deal will get a lot of out of it. This means that not only will regular readers of my blog enjoy the manuscript, but you’ll finally have that book you can hand your friends and family when you want to explain to them this stuff you’re always so excited about. Yeah, I’m kind of looking forward to having that book myself.

There you have it. I have shared my happiness. If I smoked, I’d light up a ciggie about now. I think I shall treat myself to a cookie instead. Because, well, cookies.

Is there anything specific you’d like to see included in the book? Now’s your chance to speak up! Let me know in the comments!

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Stacie June 23, 2014 at 17:58

So FREAKING awesome, Melody! Congratulations, not only on the deal, but on being able to keep the news to yourself. Btw, this post felt soooooo good to read. Thank you.

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Solace June 26, 2014 at 01:48

+1000
Congrats Melody……wohoooo!!Ata gurl:)

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Melissa June 23, 2014 at 18:07

woohoo!!!!! Congrats Melody!! I’m SO happy for you! And I love how you shared your story of how you manifested it – I’ve been in a place of non-action for a while and kept thinking ‘I should be doing something dammit!’ and…well I just won a truck last week lol It’s totally true what you say – just because you’re not taking action doesn’t mean nothing is happening. Way to go and I’m soooooo SO looking forward to seeing this come to fruition!

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Cordy June 23, 2014 at 18:30

I love your truck story, Melissa! I’ve been in a non-action place for a while, and it’s hard for me to let go and relax, even knowing that things might be happening under the surface. Brains are so funny.

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Irina June 23, 2014 at 18:09

Omg, Melody, this is beyond AWESOME! Congrats x 100! :D You can expect another Swedish blog post about you as soon as this book hits the stores.

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Caitlin June 23, 2014 at 18:10

Hooray! Can’t wait to read your awesome book! Congratulations. :) )

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Annette June 23, 2014 at 18:10

Congratulations!!!! On the book. I can’t wait till its published. Please keep us informed on the progress and how we can preorder the book.
All the best my friend.
Annette

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Lorraine June 23, 2014 at 18:12

Hi

It’s a book I will be buying so I can give it to the many people who believe I have gone a bit weird this past 2 years!!!! The book will be amazing and excellent news for us all.

Lorraine xx

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Val June 23, 2014 at 18:13

Congratulations and hugs from Val and Phil in Murcia. We will be putting our order in! You really deserve this. Well done!

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Cordy June 23, 2014 at 18:28

1) I love this! This is awesome. And selfishly, I am super-excited, because I am a longtime student of LOA via Abraham, but recently finding your teachings has caused a great leap forward in my understanding. (Like learning that if you’re trying to shift, there might be resistance, the resistance is not a giant sign that you’re doing it wrong, it’s a signpost of where your resistance is! Also that you have to stick it out for more than 20 seconds. Hah!) Anyway, I want ALL THE BOOKS.

2) Thank you for talking about the “non-inspiration” you were having while preparing to write the book that wasn’t. I’m a writer, and I’m in a windless Sargasso Sea of non-inspiration right now. I’ve been trying to get real about this LOA stuff, to trust, to think – what if when the inspiration comes, it’s better than anything I could ever have forced? But it feels so odd to be in this still place that it’s taking a lot of work to let go, and I still struggle with worries of “but if I don’t make it happen, nothing will happen!”

Which I know is basically crazy! I’ve been meditating on the image of myself piloting a futuristic little spacecraft up through the atmosphere, and sweating and worrying as I wrestle with the controls, and then – releasing the controls, and seeing that the craft is self-piloting, and it’s only ever been my insistence on grabbing the manual override controls that makes life less-than-delightful.

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Patrizia June 24, 2014 at 07:46

Oh my goodness Cordy, it’s like you were in my head!

Melody, HUGE congratulations!!! What fantastic news! You fit in so well with the Hay House authors, it was the inevitable next step! Can’t wait for the book!!!!

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Patty June 23, 2014 at 18:29

Congratulations!!!! So happy for you as you toally deserve it. The world needs and is ready for a fun and irreverent way to learn about the LOA AND you are the perfect teacher for that!!!!

As far as ideas for the book: I love success stories but I also like it to be broken down into steps/signs just like you did in this post about landing the book deal. I find that very helpful. Sort of like being a detective and uncovering all of the clues up until the manifestation. This type of format would really help the reader connect the dots on how the Universe matches their vibration and lets them know if they are on track or getting derailed and how to get back on track. You don’t have to do this for every story but it would be helpful to do it for three different types of manifestations. Just a thought. I know that genius brain of your connected to Source will come up with the perfect format and the book will totally ROCK! Can hardly wait to buy my copy. :-) Love, Patty

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Summer Starr June 23, 2014 at 18:31

That is so awesome Melody!!!! Congrats! I cannot wait until your book comes out and I get to share it with people. I want everyone I know personally to be a happy, shiny puppy as well! :)

I am learning that “inaction” isn’t a bad thing. Sometimes we do need to step back. I have been practicing this, but it isn’t easy sometimes. And thanks for the tips at the end. I know sometimes when good manifestations start rolling in, I get nervous. I wonder if I can keep the momentum going. I will keep these five tips in mind next time. :)
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Edelweiss June 23, 2014 at 18:36

Congratulations! Fantastic! Big smooshy hugs!

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Cordy June 23, 2014 at 18:38

Oh: suggestions for the book! I got so excited I forgot to mention:

*Here and there on your website, you use examples of the type of thought a person might be having in a certain vibrational range (“It’s all their fault!”) and I have found those very helpful. I think I am still kind of coming out of being a purely intellectual thinker, so it is sometimes very useful to be able to back in to understanding my emotions by identifying the other manifestations, like thoughts, physical manifestations, etc. I wonder if you could include a big table or chart showing the types of things you might be thinking, physically experiencing, etc, in each range?

*I’m a longtime Abe student, but for some reason it wasn’t until finding your website that I realized that when I’m trying to shift a thought, I have to stay with it for minutes at a stretch. I find it very useful when you sometimes say things like (paraphrasing), you’ll be uncomfortable, but stick it out, there will be a shift after 15 minutes, etc. I think, for me, knowing roughly what I might see in my internal responses helps me know that I’m on the right track? (Another way in which I’m awkwardly, intellectually, approaching the problem? Why yes, I think so. Heh.)

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Cordy June 23, 2014 at 18:40

Oh, and as Patty says above, success stories that are broken down into steps are VERY useful for me. Being able to see things applied in real life is so illuminating.

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Kim Phelps June 23, 2014 at 18:52

Yay!!!! Congratulations Melody!!! :D

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Kimja June 23, 2014 at 19:01

Audio versions of all your books please!

OMG…Freaking Hay House. Yay for starting at the top, but really this is where you belong (at the top and with Hay House). The fact that they have an office dog is the best. I’m such a dork I teared up a bit reading this because it made me so happy.

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Chriss June 23, 2014 at 21:42

Glad to hear I wasn’t the only one who had a tear or two.
Xx

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Stewart June 23, 2014 at 19:07

Hi Melody! I’m so proud of you I could burst!! You put a post I wrote on your blog a year or so ago (A Firefighter never gives up) and It was one if the nicest things anyone has done for me. It was a real help. I shall have a wee drink to your success this coming weekend, and of course I will buy the book once it comes out! Perhaps you could include a small section on Deliberate Receiving in emergency situations!!
Well done Melody, you deserve it! The world needs this book.
Big Firefighter hugs for you! Xx

Stewart.
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John June 23, 2014 at 19:09

Wonderful, wonderful news Melody! Congratulations! And thanks for sharing your story of manifestation.

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Victoria June 23, 2014 at 19:11

I cant say that I am surprised. It seems like the next natural step for you to be embraced by Hay House. I totally expected something like this to happen. I will see if I can apply the example you set here for getting the companionship that I envision for myself and my kid. It should work at all levels and on all subjects equally. Right? BIG HUG and congrats! You deserve to play with the big boys.

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May June 23, 2014 at 19:15

Yessssssssssss! This is my first comment on your blog, I’m 22 and I’ve been following your blog for so long and this news makes me so happy for you I had to say something! For some reason, I just knew it was the Hay House that offered you a contract when I read the title of the blog! Louise Hay is such an inspiration :) .

Congratulations Melody! And hopefully you’ll be in NYC this summer!!!! :)

A million kisses and hugs.

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Melody Fletcher June 23, 2014 at 19:37

Not summer, May, but fall. NYC is the site of my first, big live event. :)
We’re looking for a date/venue and are looking at October, possibly November. So watch this space!!!

Smooshy hugs,

Melody

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Bernie June 23, 2014 at 19:52

Dearest Melody this is so freaking brilliant:) I’m smiling ear to ear reading the news!! And yes you know I knew but so brilliant to be able to start blabbing about it, which I will be doing as of now being the Irish woman that I am:) you are such an amazing teacher and inspiration to me . Love you and whoop whoop! Berniexxx

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Ify Rafiq June 23, 2014 at 19:53

So happy for you Melody! You’re absolutely awesome and your book is going to be a best seller, no doubt about it!!! Thank you for everything you do, you’re amazing! Big hugs

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Adriana Guidi June 23, 2014 at 19:55

YAY!!!How exciting! Congrats Melody! And yay like you said we get to have an actual book in our hands to refer to.
Wonderful post!

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Caroline Owens June 23, 2014 at 19:57

Congratulations Melody!!!!! I am so proud and delighted for you…. Watch out world Melody is coming to a bookstore near you……

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Nathalie June 23, 2014 at 20:00

O…M…G…!!!! Melody, that is so freaking awesome and I am SO excited for you! Literally bouncing around in my chair! You are doing everything that I want to be doing in my own life and business and it makes me so happy to see you doing it and to know that it is possible. You are my big happy shiny beacon of awesomeness. :-)
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Caroline June 23, 2014 at 20:08

That’s wicked Melody…I’ve always thought that you would end up as one of the top LOA gurus ;-)

Also, as so often happens, this post is excellent timing for me as a lot of things concerning something I’ve been manifesting for a while are beginning to line up and I’m trying not to get stressed about interviews etc and just have fun with it, like you say :-D

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Zequeatta Jaques June 23, 2014 at 20:38

Congratulations! Wishing you the best!

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Katy June 23, 2014 at 20:40

How very exciting!! Dancing is an understatement. So happy how things manifested in such a wonderful, non-action way! You deserve it and huge congratulations Melody! :)
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Mollie Player June 23, 2014 at 20:44

Perfect, perfect, absolutely, 100% perfect LOA story. I could NOT have written it better myself. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an LOA article with such good advice. I love you, I love what you do, I love how you write and I am so happy for you.

As a very side note to your very side note, I have recently finally conquered my eating demons and it was all Being that made it happen, much in the way you describe here. I will share my story with you or your readers sometime. Up to you. Just please know that it can and does actually happen.

Love and even more blessings,
Mollie

PS – YOU DESERVE IT.

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Pia June 23, 2014 at 20:49

Glüüüüüüüüüüüüüüückwunsch. I cannot wait to read you book

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Victor Schueller June 23, 2014 at 20:49

Congratulations Melody! Well deserved!

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Kathy Heilmann June 23, 2014 at 20:49

Whoo hoo, Melody! Way to go using the Law of Attraction to further both your business and your soul work. I am deeply inspired!
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Jillian June 23, 2014 at 20:51

Congratulations!!! I would like to piggyback your comment that “just because I wasn’t taking action, doesn’t mean nothing was happening” with the reminder that, any action one takes when out of alignment, or even just uninspired, would likely take him/her farther from thes desired manifestation. That is to say that, as counter-intuitive as it appears to our society, forcing, pushing, struggling, suffering and even working (in the sense that whatever you’re doing feels like work) for a goal will never accomplish it. Nothing that feels “bad” can produce “good.”. So, the best thing to do when you don’t know what to do, is to do nothing–nothing is something! And, even if it doesn’t propel you forward, it keeps you from losing momentum and falling out of alignment.

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Jen June 23, 2014 at 21:05

Awesome news Melody, and just a great story on your manifestation.
Your book is going to bring such goodness to your puppies and the world!!
Your gift of explaining LOA just resonates with love :)
Sending the love to you….?Jen

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Woobydoo June 23, 2014 at 21:15

HOLY F**KING SHIT!! THAT’S SO COOL! I’m so frakking happy for you!! LOL that’s so cool! Did you feel like you already got a publication deal or was it really just an “accident” feeling you felt when it happened?

Also straight talk tips for the book:

1) REALLY FRAKKING emphasize on the fact that people truly want what an object makes them FEEL. They do NOT want the object. They do not want a vacation, they want to be free. They do not want money, they want to feel ultra-powerful about their circumstances.
Even if I am attracted to a specific person in a bar, that implies that these VERY specific details trigger something that I miss FEELING. I might thus confuse the person with what I want, and go chase after her and wake up next to her in hell 6 months later!

2) Related to above: What’s the point of living life when you can just sit and feel as if you have everything you want rather than feel the way you want to WHEN you go out there to “make it happen”?

3) Being No-bullshit, butt-hurtingly, radically, brutally HONEST with ourselves, our not-yet-manifested desires and our incessantly speaking minds. Questioning if our mind really is speaking the truth or ITS truth? Then going deeper with awkward questions until it shuts the f**k up and gives in.
In terms of manifesting, it means being brutally honest with where one is RIGHT NOW. How much one SUCKS right NOW. How much one is broke right NOW. Just acknowledgement and profound acceptance. Not beating oneself up.
That acceptance is to be done everyday to eventually retrain the mind to not think delusionally but rather support you to FEEL the way you’d feel when it is an existing reality. (eg your article about someone running around telling everyone she actually dates George Clooney rather than FEELING that she dates him/someone of ultra-high status AND shutting the f**k up about it)

4) Releasing past anger/fear/shame through brutal honesty with what you thought of an event, person or circumstance, rather than suppress and lie to yourself about how spiritual you become now and that anger is for those “still asleep”.

5) ????????

6) PROFIT!!

Do take it into consideration and assess it’s usefulness in the direction and message of what you want the book to convey. Stay true to the essence of your writing style while not being AbrahamHicks-level 9999 weird (which you’re not and which is why i prefer your site to many others!), yet at the same time delivering one of the most profound truths your book readers will ever read in their entire existence.

I also think your future is so bright that you’re gonna need shades. Or a welding mask.

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?? June 23, 2014 at 21:17

Congratulations Melody ! I am very happy for you. Looking forward to reading your book, and I know you will very much enjoy the journey. ^^

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Rose June 23, 2014 at 21:25

Your blog posts slapped together is a bestseller by itself. I’m waiting to read your awesome book, Melody! It will be like a bible for me. :) Congratulations, a huge pat on the back, high five, hugs and thank you!

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Steve Rice June 23, 2014 at 21:41

Congrats, my friend! I’m so proud of you and all you have allowed to flow into your life. I’m more proud of the impact and light you have spread in the world. Excited to see “next steps” for you!
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Woobydoo June 23, 2014 at 21:49

Also another thing would be the importance of not just gratitude for something, or an event or an object or a person IN THEMSELVES, but gratitude for existence itself.
Much like a scientist feels a deep sense of gratitude when he contemplates the beginning of the universe, the first cell, the first mammals, evolution, cavemen who became his parents and who eventually evolved to contribute into what he is today.

That way, even the shittiest circumstances becomes a gift in itself. Im saying that because that’s the closest feeling to unconditional love me thinks.

Too many LOA-ers PRACTICE gratitude for things they want, they do not EMBODY gratitude all the time, no matter what pit they are in. I think the vast journey of the cosmos, the cells and eventually humans to experience any event/circumstances at all should trigger a deep sense of unconditional gratitude within all of us.

In manifesting, unconditional gratitude is far more authentic and powerful than forcing oneself to feel grateful.

Hope that helped!

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Sinead June 23, 2014 at 21:57

That’s fantastic news, how exciting! And thanks for the guide for dealing with doing nothing! I’m at that stage right now, and although it’s fine for most of the time, I do have moments of panic that I’m missing the boat. Fortunately they don’t last that long now, and I know I’ll be prompted to do something when the time is right. It’s gearing up to be an awesome summer, though!

I’m looking forward to reading the book already. Love you, girl!

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Lisa June 23, 2014 at 22:11

Wonderful Melody! Sorry, but you are no longer a shiny puppy, you’ve become a full grown St. Bernard (still shiny and happy of course).
Enjoy the feeling, you’ve deliberately received it (sounds better than you’ve deserved it)!

As for your book: it’s already been said a hundred times but please write about the process of manifesting in detail. (What I love about you is that you go beyond the ‘just think positively and you’ll get the stuff you want’- crap).
You understand how intellectual people think. (Alternative title for your book: LOA for smart-asses, LOL).
I think one of your greatest strengths is your system of logic and your ability to explain the entire process. And contrary to some airy-fairy hooha’s, you speak human.
Mention as many “yeah but’s” as possible, because that’s what (some) people say while reading, and debunk the ‘yeah but’s', you’re very good at that.
I also like how you deal with sceptics.
Personally, I find your life’s story very inspirational. I’m the kind of person who needs examples of things, otherwise I don’t know how I can put it into practice. (Recently, I caught myself thinking: ‘what would Melody do?’ and found the answer after re-reading one of your personal stories).
I think you should also devote some pages to wealth and money. Not just because this is a topic many people struggle with, but also because you’ve struggled with it yourself, and you’ve managed to change your money vibration for the better. In other words, share your success stories.
OOh and please, add funny pictures :-)
WOOHOO, I’m so happy for you!

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Sandi Sola June 23, 2014 at 22:12

Congratulations! I’m so thrilled for you. You inspire me more than I can say. I’ll be so excited to be holding my copy:0)

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Zalika - Hope & Sugar June 23, 2014 at 22:28

Hey Melody!! Congratulations on the book. To think you manifested this book deal without cribbing for months is incredible and just what I needed to know right now. You always do that to me and that’s why I always come here :) I am looking forward to your book. There is one important topic I wish you could write about in your book. That being- how to heal your body of physical conditions like skin diseases, especially if you’ve had them from a very young age and therefore cannot really figure out what was the resistance that triggered it. I hope you can answer this question either in a blog post or in your book. Thanks for being so freaking awesome!
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Desiree June 23, 2014 at 22:51

YAAAYYYY!!!! Congrats to you Melody!! How exciting and this is so well deserved. Thank you for doing what you do. You have and continue to inspire me more than you will ever know… Can’t wait to read the book!
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imageprinter June 23, 2014 at 23:13

I am so pleased for you Melody, and this is the natural thing to happen right now. I used to occassionally follow Abraham Hicks, and was directed by intuition to go to your website some months back this year. You have changed my life ever since. i understand your blog posts more than i ever did with Abraham Hicks, and feel like ive progressed more quickly, lots of awesome manifestations and i just know i`m going to be successful, and doing what ive always wanted to do, i`m gettin there all because of you. Your previous blog post “Why is it easier to manifest the negative than the positive” is an absolute gamechanger for me. thankyou for sharing your progression with us . You are my guide, my angel and always will be, and i freaking love you!

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Axel June 23, 2014 at 23:15

Congratulations!!!!!!! That’s huge and I love how you didn’t do anything to orchestrate it. I’ve been looking for a big obvious example of the Law of Attraction, and this is definitely it. Thank you so much for sharing it!! And by the way, you’re really scary with your timing. I’ve been working on a book for the last 4 years, been stuck for the last 2 1/2 years, and finally started to seriously write again. I tried to really own it over the weekend and I couldn’t get it to feel right at all. I was assuming that there was just a lot of resistance that I needed to work out, but this post really hit me. Thank you so much for all that you do! You have lifted me up so much, and exactly when I needed it, over the last year. You feel like my own personal counselor. :) I can’t wait to read your book!

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Kim June 23, 2014 at 23:31

Ah. Maz. Zing! I am so happy for you Melody. We all can say we knew you when…. What an amazing delight for us to watch you start this blog and witness your message blossom into a major book deal!!!!

So happy for you Dear Melody!

Kim

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Joyce June 23, 2014 at 23:49

Omigosh. I’ve been wanting to have a coach. But Melody’s package is not something I can afford. I live in a third world country and the conversion rate is really high from where I am from. So I just check this blog all the time. Read the posts over and again to get sone uplift. I also check the comments to feel more positive. Then a friend of mine introduced me to his mother. I found out that she is a Health Coach! She will give me free coaching once a week just to talk about life purpose and my e-book. Yes! I’m making one! It’s in my bucket list! So I’m like hitting 2 birds in one shot. She is a cancer survivor and she believes in releasing limiting beliefs which is my biggest pain area. I am so excited! I had my first chat with her and I already have a homework! I can’t wait for the next manifestations. I’m a happy shiny puppy! Congratulations to u Melody! You are amazing! I’ll buy ur book and spread the news to my LOA friends. Your sarcasm is worthy to be shared! Lol.

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Marjorie June 27, 2014 at 16:11

Love your story Joyce and I am so excited for you!!! Thank you for sharing :)

Marjorie

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Alexander June 24, 2014 at 00:14

Woooooooo !!!!!!

I would also like a cookie, I know what I’m going to manifest next! :-)

I would love to see something in the book about maintaining a high feeling vibration, and strengthening the feeling good momentum over time.

Looking forward to it!

Hugs

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Kristin June 24, 2014 at 00:22

I can’t wait to read and recommend to everyone I know!

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Nikki June 24, 2014 at 00:34

Yaaaaaaay!! Thank you for sharing this most awesome news with us :) The world needs more of your shiny happy puppyness.

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cindy soto June 24, 2014 at 00:34

I’m sooooooooooooooo happy for you Melody…You absolutely deserve it. I can’t wait for your book , i will be first in line to purchase it. Will you be doing a book tour? if so PLEASE ADD CHICAGO……

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Moonsparkle June 24, 2014 at 00:48

Congratulations! It will be great to able to read Deliberate Receiving in book format. :) Although I love my computer, I really love having actual books to read!

I would be interested to read about your thoughts on anxiety disorders like OCD, what the LOA take is on how they develop and tips for releasing resistance relating to them. I think you covered OCD briefly in a post once but I’d like to read more about it. :) (Unless there’s already a post on the blog that I’ve missed!).

Also I’d like to read about manifesting romantic relationships and working on fears and limiting beliefs that could be holding you back, similar to what you’ve written on here. :)
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Bee June 24, 2014 at 00:51

WOO congratulations Melody! Treat yourself to a whole jar of epic cookies and may you never gain a single pound ;D I can’t wait to read your book xxx

Suggestions? Well personally I’ve always found it helpful that you outline detailed steps instead of just saying ‘imagine, believe receive’, because quite often that’s not been totally helpful, no matter how truthful it may be. It’s also cool to have a structure for the more important sectors of peoples’ lives, like removing resistance to attract good health, relationships, career etc. through gratitude, visualisations etc.

Maybe even include some ‘fun how-to tips from Melody’ at the end of each chapter, like how to manifest inspiration for artistic ideas, how to attract a one-on-one celebrity encounter, how to attract compliments, how to manifest an effortless dollar every day (I don’t know, I’m just making things up now but I think these would be pretty cool to see answers to ;P)

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Ally June 24, 2014 at 00:53

Looks as though LOA’s time has come! I think you explain it all in very clear and practical terms. After weeks of searching on the internet for ‘something’ like this that I could understand and follow, I finally came to your website and got ALL my answers (well almost but I’m sure you will cover the rest eventually). I bought “The Secret” but didn’t really get anything out of it, I didn’t resonate with it at all.
Congratulations!! I think you should include a Q&A section like you do on your website because like your readers, questions pop up in people’s heads while they are reading your articles or blogs as to how they can apply it in THEIR situation.

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Vini June 24, 2014 at 01:07

Woohooo!! This is great news. You sooooo are gonna rock. Many congrats. I felt so inspired reading this post. I follow you and Teal Scott and both got signed by Hay House in the same month. That is freaking awesome. Let the happy dance begin…woo hoo
Anxiously waiting for that awesome book of yours,
Vini

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Just call me A. June 24, 2014 at 01:21

O.M.G.. I knew it was coming. Just knew it!!!! And here is it! how truly wonderful!

“I soothed that by happily imagining how great it was going to feel to get to write this post – to announce the contract and book to my puppies. And here I am, writing this post now!” There it is! So, so awesome! And this is the method I am adopting myself for manifesting as well.

You can add about alignment (what it is and how to get there), pregnancy (a hot topic), money, career, family relations, friends, romantic relationships. Basically, the topics covered in the blog and the calls. I especially loved the one on how one job fell through but only to make room and pave the way for an even better one. I hope these suggestions help. they would be great in the book. I hope to see you in NY.

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Kim Wilson June 24, 2014 at 01:41

Wooooooooooooooooow!!!!
Congratulations Melody and thank you so much for sharing your joy with us!
I had a huge smile while reading you. This is so inspiring. And your manifestation process description was clear, straight to the point, perfect and fun to read. Thank you, thank you, thank you :-)

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Ann June 24, 2014 at 02:45

Beautiful! Congrats! Your story is an inspiration as are all of your writings. Thank you for sharing your golden light with the world.

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Ally June 24, 2014 at 03:08

CongratuFreakinLations!!!!!! Your seriously gonna change the world! I’m so so so happy for you! Smooshy puppy hugs forever!

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Michele June 24, 2014 at 03:20

Wow this is AWESOME news! So happy for you and when I read the “Why this took so long” section I thought you had spied on my life! Thanks for affirming what my intuition has been telling me all along regarding my own book….it’s not time to write it yet…more of the story needs to unfold. Congrats Melody. You rock!

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Evelyn Lim June 24, 2014 at 04:00

Awesome, Melody! I am thrilled by your news. Congratulations and best wishes on your coming book!
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Sophie June 24, 2014 at 04:09

Hey Melody!!! Congrats!! It’s soooo exciting to have followed your blog since the beginning and to witness your amazing growth! Gosh, you have come such a long way. And I can’t wait to buy your book and add it to my LOA collection. :)

Did you ever think about including snippets of your blog to your book? Like real readers’ questions and your response to them?

Always big bear hugs back,
Sophie

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Dominic McKevitt June 24, 2014 at 06:36

Congratulations Melody
This post gives me great courage and definite inspiration to my aspirations!
As you may have guessed I am a writer and aspiring to be a best seller worldwide to get my messages out there, to inspire with stories from my soul.
Thank you so much Melody and Deliberate Receiving.
Sincerely
Dominic McKevitt

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Marietjie June 24, 2014 at 08:59

Wonderful wonderful news! Congratulations, cant wait for the book! I would have also loved to see all the blog posts in book form, maybe in chapters of Love; Health and physical body; Past/Regret; Manifestations; Self; Career; Conflict; Family; Money; Emotions and Vibrations and more. Then all the blogs related to a specific topic falls in that chapter. That is how I safe it for myself for easy reading over and over when I need some clarity about a certain matter.

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Isabel June 24, 2014 at 09:35

Congratulations!!! Your happiness can DEFINITIVELY be felt, and we ALL share it! :)

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Lulu June 24, 2014 at 09:44

What a brilliant bit of news!

Melody, you are the ultimate example of how giving out to the world (and look how much you have given away for free over the years) always comes back to you in the end!

The pre order will be lodged as soon as it appears on amazon :-)

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Karin June 24, 2014 at 11:07

Yaaaaaaayyyyy!!!! That’s FANTASTIC news :D Congrats, I am so happy for you! I’ll definitely be pre-ordering more than one copy. I can’t wait to read it!

Also, why don’t all workplaces have an office dog? That’s amazing :)
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Viorela June 24, 2014 at 14:20

Wow, great one, Melody!
What else is possible, right? :)

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Dagmar June 24, 2014 at 15:03

Yaaayy Melody, – CONGRATS! Now this is what I call a real manifestation! Am convinced your book will sell like hot cakes (or warme Semmeln ;0) )
You rock! :)

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Bradley June 24, 2014 at 15:26

Hi Melody, fantastic news on your book. I knew it would come to fruition. We all know that feeling good is the fundamental principle regarding the law of attraction, but a guided explanation of how to feel good regardless of not currently yet attaining your desire and being in a place not idyllic to which you’d desire, would be most helpful in your new book. Most people now get the mechanics of the law of attraction, i.e. The Secret, but have difficulty applying it. This is where your book could come in. Love and hugs, B x

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Monica June 24, 2014 at 15:33

You are AWESOME! Lovvveee this blog, Lovvveee you, and totes stoked for the book! Super duper excited!!! Congratz!! xoxoxoxox’s <3

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Linda S. June 24, 2014 at 17:09

What fabulous news, Melody, you made my day not only with your book announcement but in telling how it all came about. I have been reading your posts for 8-9 months now and I know your book will be awesome beyond words — can hardly wait to share it with family & friends! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Melinda Knorr June 24, 2014 at 17:49

This is the greatest news that I could have expected to find on your blog! I haven’t checked in in a while & this is just FAB. Plus, I’ve considered self-publishing with Hay House, so I’m extremely keen to hear about them from within. Keep us posted on every little thang would you? Just FYI, you’ve helped me so much since I discovered you! Thank you!

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Julie Montinieri June 24, 2014 at 18:22

Melody, I love the tone of you posts — fun, irreverent, compassionate. It’s because you’re so readable that I often forward your posts to friends or clients. Congratulations!

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Adrianne June 24, 2014 at 21:02

Congratulations Melody, you deserve it and more. I can’t wait till you become main stream! In my experience studying LOA, I personally feel you are one of the greatest teachers out here and more people should have access to your brilliant and knowledgeable style of teaching!
Sincerely, Adrianne

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Namaste June 25, 2014 at 04:45

Loved the manifestation success story! Congrats!

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claire June 25, 2014 at 10:29

Melody

Congratulations! Practical case studies like this one would be helpful to include in the book.

Have a good day.

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Rachel June 25, 2014 at 16:08

I burst into tears 3 or four times whilst reading this. What’s that about? PS – well done Melody & Hay House! really excellent :-)

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Nicola June 25, 2014 at 18:34

Congrats Melody!

Just for fun, I remember you saying that you always got told you talked too much in class so I would like to write you a “new school report”

Melody Fletcher

Timekeeping – Goes with her internal flow to manifest creations of awesomeness in her everyday existence. 10/10
Communication skills – Makes the Law of Attraction accessible to a whole range of “new folks” including people who have never previously understood it.10/10
General comments – Melody’s ability to render LOA principles in fun and easy way with enough amusing comments and animal photos to ensure one does not disappear up ones’ own arse by getting too overwhelmed by it all is truly excellent. Well done Melody! 10 gold stars xxxx

Ps – I enjoyed that x

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Melody Fletcher June 27, 2014 at 00:10

Me too! Ha!

Smooshy hugs!

Melody

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Carrie June 25, 2014 at 18:54

Congratulations Melody! You are awesome. Love reading your stuff! Looking forward to the book :) Thanks for all that you do!

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Pam June 25, 2014 at 21:03

This is such a great story. It really is all about relaxing, having faith, savoring the waiting and taking action only when it feels right and when intuition is guiding you to do so. I’m in a holding pattern of my own right now but have been enjoying it and know and trust that two new unchartered career paths for me are going to start manifesting very soon. Congratulations Melody and I can’t wait to read the book!

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Kathy @ SMART Living 365.com June 25, 2014 at 21:52

AWESOME Congratulations! This is indeed the PERFECT example of LOA! What a great lesson AND reminder for all of us to stay positive no matter what it look likes. You’ve done a superb job of explaining how the world can work–if we let it! Thank you for your inspiration! ~Kathy

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ashleigh June 26, 2014 at 00:32

Wowwwww congratulations!! Your teachings inspire me every day. Much love to you xx

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Laetitia June 26, 2014 at 01:01

What fabulous news, Melody. Well-deserved, or should I say, well (and deliberately) received. The Universe/God/Life comes through, EVERY. FREAKING. TIME. I am learning to “get” that and to relax into it and great stuff happens. Happy dances all round.

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H. June 26, 2014 at 11:34

Congratulations! :D

I think a lot of women will be able to resonate with the “is it possible to have it all” idea. Especially the healers and the teachers :) Of course, I envision here you also considering the current economic shifts in the world, where people feel very unbalanced for having to move around the world, even to countries where they would not have deliberately choose and unhappily stay away from their routes. Not my case here, because I am following my dreams, but I think it is a relevant topic that cover a lot of people.

Hugs! :D

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Susann June 27, 2014 at 07:21

Oh my goodness, I’m almost late for this party — Melody, congratulations & well-done & hurrah & OMG what exciting news! This is just . . . huge news. Huge. And stupendous. I’m so happy for you, and so happy for the rest of us who get to buy this book and treasure it and read it and pretend you’re right here in our living rooms talking with us (oh, wait, I pretend that already, come to think of it). Well done! Have a cookie, girl. You earned it. Hell, I think I’ll have one myself!

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Alex June 28, 2014 at 14:29

Congrats! Im beyond thrilled for you and eveeyone who will get to see your work. Ideas; Energy work, lots of exercises. It would be amazing if you did a mastering loa series of books.

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Fellow Nightowl June 29, 2014 at 07:53

Shiny, happy congrats to you, Melody! I love Lulu and Hay House! I’ve been spreading many of your posts far and wide so I will be happy to start handing out books now. Just out of curiosity, do you still get to cuss? Because we love ALL your freakin’ language, but will Hay House let you loose like that? I hope they don’t squelch that.

And as for what to include, I totally agree with everything Lisa said. Continue to use lots of real-life examples and counters to the “yeah, buts.” That is what helps me, and I would bet most people, the most.

Rock on!

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April June 30, 2014 at 02:32

I’m a bit late, but congratulations Melody. :) ) I’m looking forward to your book and I’m glad that you shared your story because it was very helpful. I’m posting comments on my tablet now so I don’t accidentally make double posts anymore lol.

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Ed June 30, 2014 at 14:50

yeeehhaaa to u and ur book….

Please include why it’s easy to visualize the things we want but hard to feel that we have it already.
And why is it easy to get small requests from the universe even w/o visualizing but hard to get the Big ones no matter how hard u visualize? I have experienced this so many times.

Many thanks and….ride ‘em high, cowgirl…!!!

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Ruby July 1, 2014 at 05:38

Wow, wow, wow! How freakin awesome! Congrats Melody, can’t wait to read your book! I got do excited reading this I did a big ol happy dance :) thank you for sharing your process and how you stayed aligned it is right on and super helpful for me, esp right now. I got super excited reading this post and I know it’s an awesome sign for me too! Pure awesomeness!!! Congrats and lots of happy hugs xxx

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Kirri July 5, 2014 at 06:22

I know I am late, but I still wanted to congratulate you with your book! My suggestion would be to publish it as an e-book as well. (for those people like me that will probably will not be able to just buy in from the store in their tiny countries). You are amazing!

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