Tuesday, August 12, 2014

My Life Interpreted by Wanda Octave - Excerpt and Giveaway


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Wanda will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

If you’ve ever pondered how you’ve ended up where you are in life, why things happen the way they do and what your life’s purpose is, then you’ll love My Life Interpreted. It is an uplifting book of ninety-nine inspiring reflections that seeks to demystify the questions of everyday life. Through real-life examples, Wanda Octave demonstrates how you can use your own life to decipher spiritual principles begging for attention.

The answers to life’s burning questions are often right in front of you and Octave shows in a practical and down to earth manner how to access those answers and live more fully.

What started out for Octave as snippets of her own life sent weekly to her list of newsletter subscribers has now been collected into one volume of inspiration. My Life Interpreted is a delightful daily companion or the perfect gift book for anyone seeking encouragement.

Enjoy your exclusive excerpt:

Ancestry

I stood at my grandmother's funeral in 2006 and realized with shock that I was actually related to about three hundred of the five hundred people at the funeral. My grandmother lived for 102 years. She had eight children, my dad being the last. There were more than forty grandchildren, eighty-five great grandchildren, at least twenty-five great, great grandkids, and two great, great, great grandchildren whom I knew of. Looking around, I began to feel dizzy. How could I be related to all these people? But more importantly, all these people were here because of one woman. If it weren’t for her, none of us would have been born. (Well perhaps our souls would have been here but not the distinct personalities that we know today.) Irene Serieux was actually responsible for a whole generation.

I am sure my grandmother never dreamed that she would create such a legacy. It was like a movie that opens with one woman, and by the end of the film, she has created a whole village of people, each with his or her own talents, dreams and ambitions. The energy of all these people contributes to the collective energy of the universe. My grandmother never realized it, but she was a force!

And so are you. You have no clue what your life’s purpose is, really. Aside from your immediate contributions to society and your desire to be your authentic self, your life means so much more than you may get a chance to discover in this lifetime. Your life is connected to those who came before you and those who will follow. You are not only creating a life for yourself now, you are a source of influence far greater than you can imagine. You are creating a legacy that future generations will want to know about, talk about, learn from, and eventually embrace.

You know, some people leave their mark on the world, but there are those who actually change it. I am not sure what my grandmother’s individual mark was, but with three hundred imprints (and counting), it’s easy to see how one person can change the world!

Life is short…you are a connecting dot from one life to another. It is important that you understand that. Make this loop count!  

About the Author:
Wanda Octave lives with constant fascination and intrigue for life. Her amazing ability to extract spiritual messages out of everyday experiences, has kept readers captivated for years and is finally revealed in her new book My Life Interpreted. A former Marketing professional, Octave worked in the fields of banking, real estate and tourism before becoming a writer.

Hailing from the small Caribbean Island which produced two Nobel Laureates - Honorable Derek Walcott and Sir Arthur Lewis, Octave has set her sights on becoming an international best-selling author, hoping to again position Saint Lucia as a force of to be reckoned with.

Learn more at www.WandaOctave.com or follow My Life Interpreted on Facebook.

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13 comments:

  1. My Mother always said our family could populate a small country - slight exaggeration. It's interesting to think of.

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    1. Your family probably can Mary. I live in the Caribbean and if you were to transplant my entire family, we could populate one of the Grenadines or a small island in the Bahamas. But our family is our first point of reference for many of the lessons in our lives so having a large family can certainly give you a head start.

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  2. Great post! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  3. Thank you 'It's Raining Books' for hosting My Life Interpreted and being part of my life experience.

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  4. Congrats on the release of My Life Interpreted, Wanda. I enjoyed the excerpt. Your family gatherings must be a lot of fun.

    If you could invite any 4 people to dinner who would you choose?

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    1. Thank you Tallulah. Interesting question. I immediately thought of close friends because I'd be guaranteed a good time but because I know I can have them round any time, for my one shot of this (and I am assuming you are talking about people who are alive) I think I'd invite Dave Chapelle, Neale Donald Walsch, Bobby Flay and Elizabeth Gilbert. We would laugh, talk about food, writing and spirituality.

      Ahhhh! What a fun table! Thank you for that visual!

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  5. Loved the excerpt! Thanks for sharing.

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