Book Review, Vlog

AMERICAN GUMPTION: The Two Trees

Okay, folks! Here’s another vlog with Steve Weber from The American Gumption Morning Show and me!! I am writing to you from my backyard. Such a beautiful day today in Ontario, Canada. On Thursday, June, 3, Steve will be live-streaming our talk about what the cover of We Are One means and why I picked it. Our talk starts at 10:00 am EST and runs for an hour. I hope you can be there!

You can watch us here.

In our last talk, Steve asked, “What are those funky hairdos?” So, we decided to do another talk so that I can explain it in better detail.

In The Garden

When I wrote my book, I literally was in the garden! It was there that I felt compelled to write about my story. I was on a bit of a vent just after getting out of another narcissistic relationship. Honestly, I was angry as I recalled the whole incident.

I have this overly positive view of love (if you haven’t noticed) that I am seeking desperately to experience here on Earth. But men that I’ve been involved with were not healthy and really didn’t even care about who I am. They were always about what is on the surface and superficialities. I’ve since learned that my trauma bond is that I go for men who don’t respect me.

I suppose, as a challenge, I seem to like to attempt to win over their love with the love that I have for them. Yet, and always to my surprise, instead, they suck almost every last bit of life out of me, as I am never good enough for them, leaving me stripped away of any dignity, half-dead on the floor as they walk away with a smile on their face.

Bewildered by the whole toxic experience, which incredibly, I somehow lost myself in, I pick myself up once again — Always with a vengeance, and always with an even greater zest for life and passion for love.

My view from my hammock swing where I wrote We Are One.

So, after only three months of feverishly writing, We Are One was born. To my surprise, it ended up being a whole message of love!

I really never stopped writing about We Are One. Even, many times, when I was in the editing phase of the book, I’d suddenly decide to add another chapter. Even today, every blog post echos its philosopy.

Many of the poems I wrote in it were written with inspiration. I knew they were about love, but I had no idea how deep my thoughts were reaching.

So, on The American Gumption Morning Show with Steve — the following topics will be discussed:

  1. There were two trees in the Garden of Eden, the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil. I believe Adam and Eve represent the two trees, and that is where the story of us begins.
  2. Man and woman were created in the image of God on the sixth day. I believe man is still being created. I believe it is still the sixth day, but near the end of that day.
  3. I believe we are meant to experience love. I am a nurse. When I was in school I knew the theory of how to be a nurse, but I did not become a nurse until I experienced what nursing was like. Reading life from a book is much different than the experience, which God wants us to not just know from being told like a child, he wants us to know from experience.
  4. We are meant to know the difference between good and evil. We have free choice to choose, but we needed the experience to know what is good compared to what is evil. God is only good, so when we choose goodness, we choose God.
  5. At the end of the day, the sun goes down. The darkness illuminates the light. Those of us who desire light become the light.
  6. God is revealed to us through the man/woman in ourselves, between the man and the woman, and between the Jews and Gentiles.
  7. God’s love is selfless and divine. When we learn to love the other the same, we become the other.

I hope you tune into The American Gumption Morning Show with Steve Weber to understand more.

See you soon!!

American Gumption Project

Host, Steve Weber, interviews guests, shares stories of Gumption, and uses the life lessons from the movie Forrest Gump to create connectedness and love. All guests are ‘ordinary individuals living extraordinary lives.’

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