I appreciate your support and interest in near-death experiences. This is my latest YouTube video. As an experiencer, I know how fragile life can be, and I also know the freedom, bliss, and understanding from my transition into the light. Dying for a few minutes turned out to be the greatest gift of my life. Many years after my experience, I continue to look out at the world and hope to see more people creating lives which are full of light and joy.
We can always reach for greater healing, hope, and connection. We can always make a difference in someone else’s life, and we can always help people by visualizing the best and highest outcomes for their lives.
I would love to have you join my spiritual community which meets on two Wednesdays each month at 7 p.m. Central. Here is a link to join.
We have fun in this group. I give theta healings, downloads, short readings, and more. Often, we simply discuss how to live more joyously and center light for healing and transformation.
I’d love to have you join my intuitive writing course and to support you on your writing journey. I can answer questions about creative writing techniques, as well as questions about accessing the power of your intuition and guidance.
If you don’t know me…I’m Tricia Barker. I work as an English and Creative Writing Professor, and I’m a near-death experiencer. I love teaching and inspiring others to follow the light of their soul. I love helping to bring out the creative voice, honesty, and passion in others. You can click here to learn more about my writing course.
If I knew now what I didn’t know when I began writing my book, Angels in the OR, I would do many things differently. For one, I would release ALL attachments about how I thought my future with my book should look like. Instead, I would focus my love and intuition into the process of writing without fear or expectation about the outcome. And, I would pay a lot more attention to my audience! One of the great joys of writing is connecting with others on similar journeys.
Once my book launched, I would make fewer posts about the book launch, and make more posts about what my audience is going through and how I might offer them wisdom, insight, or entertainment on their journey. I would have fun with people who have their own spiritual experiences or moments of wonder to share. It is truly a gift that anyone takes the time to read something lengthy in the information age, and those who take the time to read our work should be our focus. Whether you are writing fiction, or creative nonfiction, knowing your audience is crucial.
There’s a lot I would change about my journey, but I’m glad I blogged about my story ahead of time. I’m glad I interviewed others and was on several podcasts before launching my book. You want to provide meaningful social media content whether you are writing nonfiction or fiction. Simply promoting the book itself doesn’t work without connecting the book to a theme, a question, life advice or some form of learning or entertainment.
And, honestly, I don’t regret all of my self-promotion. Publishing a book is a great time to reach out to alumni groups and other meaningful communities. This gives you an opportunity to connect with like-minded people and some people might be interested in your book and your journey. I enjoyed learning what others I went to college with are creating and producing.
We grow after we publish, and that is part of the journey! So, no matter what you publish, know that you will continue to grow and change after publication.
The things I wouldn’t change about my writing journey:
* Making an outline for the book but being open to intuition along the way, especially in the revision stages.
* Asking my angels to communicate with me about the style I should use for this book. I love long poetic sentences. I love bold diction, detailed imagery, reflective language. and varied syntax. However, my angels told me to write Angels in the OR with some details but write it as a fast-paced, easy read. They wanted readers to be able to pick up my book and read it on a plane or in a couple of evenings. Ask your guides what style is best for the story you are communicating.
* Making a schedule and sticking to it. If you are a morning person, don’t try to write at night. If you are a night owl, don’t try to be creative in the morning. It takes dedication to write and write to the best of your ability. However, you have to know when you need rest. We are more creative after resting. You also have to know when to honor the process when you are in the flow.
* Paying a developmental writer to suggest revision possibilities. We all love our own creations, but we need someone who is not personally invested in our story or invested in us as a friend. We need someone with expertise and an objective idea about how to help with the structure of a novel or memoir. Pick a developmental editor who has successfully guided people to creating successful books.
* Turning off the inner critic when writing the first draft. Turn that critic back on when revising and editing. And, don’t worry if you don’t have expertise…there is a such thing as beginner’s luck and being open to learning along the way.
* .Listening to my deepest thoughts and communicating these thoughts. Writing is thinking, not speaking. You want your writing to sound like your best thoughts…not necessarily what you say in conversations.
* Finding my “voice.” However, you find it…you must find your own voice in the context of what has been written. You must feel that you are writing something new and true to yourself. Many musicians are inspired by musicians from the past, but they still have their own “sound.” Writing is similar.
* Having writing groups workshop the first five chapters. If you are sending your work out to agents or publishers, the first five chapters need to be spectacular! You need younger people, older people, and people from different countries and cultures to look at your writing and tell you what makes sense to them and what doesn’t make sense to them.
*Spending at least a year revising and editing my first draft. I know that seems like a lot of time, and some writers say THREE years. Don’t be in a hurry!
* Giving away fifty copies of the book to bloggers and anyone who offered to write an Amazon review as part of my launch. Amazon reviews help your book get noticed.
* Creating workshops that include the price of your book and offer your expertise.
* Connecting with audiences virtually and in person.
* Encouraging others to follow their dreams because if you write a book you have definitely made a dream come true for yourself. You deserve to celebrate a bit!
My intuitive writing course is a bit different from some intuitive writing courses because I know that intuition can guide us to the right developmental editors and the right advice technical advice. If the writing journey seems daunting at times, have faith that the spiritual world can and often does show up at the right time to give you the courage to continue. May you be blessed!
Thanks for participating in the live online near-death experience summit this year! If you were not able to make it, I decided to keep Day One available on my YouTube channel. I hope you enjoy the messages from near-death experiencers and the healings at the end of the day. It starts at about minute 8:05.
I am just one person organizing these events and producing them, and my latest YouTube video is about letting go and the spiritual lessons of surrender. This year is my last to produce this event! You would think as a near-death experiencer that I would be great at letting go since I experienced the bliss of that transition to the other side and felt absolutely no remorse about leaving the physical realm. There was so much joy, wonder, and excitement behind the veil. It felt like being birthed into the spiritual realm.
However, here in the physical realm, I still suffer from loss and grief. I know how painful it can be to let go of pets, loved ones, relationships, jobs, dreams, goals, plans, and the sweetest of hopes, but sometimes it is important to do this to find the joy and magic in what comes next!
I’m deeply grateful for the comments from people about how their faith has deepened, how they are certain of the afterlife after watching these videos, and how they have experienced healing. People spoke of their creativity being ignited and much more. Connecting with the viewers has been a joyous four years of production. I’m so grateful for your support and that I was able to spread light this way for the past four summers.
However, like any business venture, if it isn’t sustainable, then it is time to do something else. I am embracing what will be new in my life and walking into the future with the best of intentions and as much light as I can channel into this world.
Since this is my last online near-death experience summit, I want everyone to see the great talks from Dr. Villodo, Lisa Romano, Brooke Grove, Dr. Sharon Prentice and many more! Many of the speakers talked about grief, healing, recovery from narcissistic abuse, connection to guides and angels, and shifts in consciousness.
If you would like to purchase the package which contains the videos and audios of the pre-recorded videos and live videos, here is that link. The Coupon Code is LASTSUMMIT40 and this makes the entire package only $40 dollars. Once you purchase the package, please remember your login and sign in here to see all the videos and audios. https://www.globalascension.network/login
If you purchase the package, you will also have the link to join my community meetings on specific Wednesday evenings. I have guest speakers join, and I do group readings, group theta healings, and learn from you! See the last link in the recordings for more information about that and the zoom link. If you are only interested in the spiritual community, the first month is free, and here is that link! https://www.globalascension.network/offers/NLhSG4CR/checkout
I hope you all have more moments of living fully and living passionately! And, I hope all that is lost is a great learning tool and comes back to you in one form or another.
All we take with us is love, and I have loved all the beautiful days of these online summits and talking with all the inspiring speakers.
I would love it if you signed up for free, and checked out the cool speakers that I have lined up for this year’s online summit. Many more speakers will be added to the pre-recorded portal. Also, please subscribe to my YouTube Channel because I will give you lots of updates about this event.
On July 23-25th, speakers will be LIVE on my YouTube to answer your questions about the afterlife, mysticism, intuition, sound healing, energy healing, unity consciousness, spiritual healing from narcissistic abuse, personal empowerment and much more! This year’s conference theme is Practical Spirituality and Personal Empowerment.
Many people write to me and want to know how to feel a divine flow of love in their lives, so I am interviewing and pre-recording with experts in grief recovery, psychology, healing, coaching, personal empowerment, and liberation without spiritual bypass. Additional speakers will be announced soon!
My hope is always to bring more healing to those who have suffered trauma. People with PTSD have heightened perceptions, and one of my messages is that these heightened perceptions can be a beautiful gift when you spend time in nature. I can’t tell you how many people have told me stories of letting the earth send healing energy to them when they are suffering.
Never underestimate the power of simply sitting under a tree, walking along a body of water, or climbing a hill and looking at a beautiful expanse of this earth. Healing through nature brings more space and peace to the heart, mind, body, and soul.
We live in a time where many people’s nervous systems are agitated and programmed for arguments, but there is no need to argue with the healing power of nature. If you subscribe to a religion, believing that God created nature to help heal you will be a positive in your life. If you are agnostic, you can understand that time in nature decreases your stress level and improves your health. One of the messages from my near-death experience was simply, “Remind them to go to nature.” I remind people frequently. Mission completed:-)
So, go to nature, enjoy your day, and enjoy your life. And, if you want the full list of speakers and pre-recorded events, click here!
I’m grateful to the reporter Paige McCoy Smith for covering my near-death experience story and my book on Good Morning Texas. We filmed at the beautiful Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, and this setting helped convey the message from my near-death experience to remind people to go to nature to relieve stress and reconnect with inner peace.
I’d love it if you joined my spiritual community. We meet once a month on zoom at 7:30 Central on Wednesdays. In these groups, I offer group readings and support to those who are in the process of developing their intuitive and mediumship abilities. I also invite guests who offer healings and readings to my community.
When you join my community, you have access to the recordings of all workshops I have taught including the one titled, “Deepening Your Intuition” as well as the guided meditations from January. Click here to join.
I enjoyed this recent interview with Shannon Torrence on her show Magic is Real. I also talked with Kevin Bates, the host of Truth Junkie and that interview will be out soon.
Humanity is pushing forward energetically. When you are asked to look at old traumas, don’t be afraid. Step into healing and meet your wounds with unconditional love. When you step into healing, you are in the group of people who are embracing important change. If you choose not to step into healing and keep using the same tools and escapisms, you miss out on greater love, freedom, and understanding.
There is no need to fear healing because all that you must do is meet these traumas with the energy of unconditional love. You are supported by the light, and healing is always in your own best interest.
I made this guided meditation to help people let go of trauma. Many of these traumas occurred in childhood for people, so give unconditional love to that little child within you.
This next meditation offers general healing and connection to unconditional love.
I’m very happy to collaborate with Eliya Sound Healer with this guided meditation. Be sure to check out his YouTube channel.
Also, I’d love it if you joined my community (40 days free). We meet twice a month on zoom on Wednesday evenings, and I upload my workshops, private lectures and meditations there. I had so much fun last night giving a couple of group medium readings! The love from the other side sometimes pours through for people, and I feel blessed to be a part of the experience.
Meditation has cumulative benefits. I would love it if you joined my community (free for 40 days) and committed for more meditation and healing in 2021! Here are some of the topics!
I’m deeply grateful for all the podcasters and interviewers I have talked with since speaking publicly about my near-death experience. Recently, Jeff Mara put together a video showcasing the many beautiful messages of love and hope from 100 near-death experiencers he has interviewed. I have also interviewed a lot of these folks on my YouTube Channel, so I enjoyed hearing familiar messages and new ones. Check out his video!
Would you like to write about your spiritual experiences? Writing can connect you to your intuitive knowing and guidance. It can also be a powerful way to release stored energy and experience spontaneous healing. Join virtually on Sundays 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central Time (Nov. 22, 29, and Dec. 1). Join here!
The event will be recorded if you can’t make all the dates, but it would be fun to talk about your ideas and address your questions. In this three-part workshop, we will explore techniques for creating authentic writing. For over eleven years, I have helped college students of all ages and backgrounds express themselves and engage audiences. I have also traditionally published a best-selling memoir and self-published other books.
We will discuss topics related to your book ideas, as well as choices about writing nonfiction or fiction, writing through trauma, writing about spiritual experiences, planning, simplifying, adding depth, voice, style, memory, and letting go of ego in order to tell the best story or share the best information with your audience. Magic happens on the writing journey. I have witnessed it and would love to share this with you. Our capacity for empathy and connection grows as we connect with those who are sharing their lives with us at a deep level.
When I started this blog four years ago, I had no idea that I would soon be connected to some amazing podcasters, filmmakers, near-death experiencers, healers, shamans, mediums, spiritual teachers and lovely people willing to share their spiritual journeys with me. Every day I talk with inspirational people around the world…. Thank you for finding me and sharing bits of your wisdom and your lives with me. You bless me!!
Most of my work has been online, and online summits have certainly taken off during the pandemic. Soon, I get to be a part of the joy and wisdom of this group of lovely speakers. On Nov. 10-15th, 35 Western spiritual leaders, teachers and coaches will share insights and practical tools for experiencing peace and joy despite the challenges of life! The topics are right in line with what I love to talk about—sharing your light with the world, letting go of baggage, and expressing your true potential! Check out the speakers! https://go.hotmart.com/X42778406A
Also, I’m honored to be a part of the documentary Facing Fear. It was an unexpected pleasure to meet Bill Bennett and his crew last summer and talk with them candidly. We had no idea that the world would be so deeply impacted and continues to be impacted by fear. Certainly, one of my messages is to help people release some of their fear of death and live more fully in the light.
Here’s an except from the website about this project. I hope you’ll check it out! I have enormous respect for Bill Bennet and his work.
“Eighteen months ago, Bill Bennett set off around the world to make a film on fear. He interviewed a broad range of people including leading experts on fear. Then the coronavirus hit, and that put a temporary stop to production. Yet fear was running rampant, and Bill realized there was a desperate need for the kind of information he’d gathered.
So as a precursor to the film, he’s created this website containing edited versions of each interview, along with up-to-date Zoom interviews discussing how to manage fear during the current crisis. There’s 27 interviews in all, each running 45-60 minutes, providing nearly 24hrs of crucial and practical advice on how to get on top of your fears. It’s an extraordinary resource discussing fear in depth, tailored to what we’re going through right now.”
I am constantly surprised by how many GREAT podcasters there are in the spirituality and wellness category.
Lately, my story has recently been featured on several engaging podcasts.
I opened up in a way I haven’t yet in this Skeptico Interview. Alex asked me more about parts of my story that are in my book but not addressed frequently in interviews.
Jeff Mara also has a wonderful podcast and it was a pleasure to talk with him. Check out some of his interviews with near-death experiencers.
I hope everyone is meditating, staying well, and keeping your minds focused on the light!