Monday, January 23, 2017

I GOT HACKED!!

Well, it’s been too long since my last blog / update. I was hacked—but now I’m back.
Hacked?? Yes. Not my computer, not my bank account, not my home security system, but my brain.
It was brutal, let me tell you.


After publishing my first book, A Doorway Back to Forever: Believe, I was flying high with the success. Sales were good, reviews were all positive, even friends who had doubted my abilities were sending me messages about how much they enjoyed the first book. I was well on my way to advancing the series and developing the idea even further. I had already written the first drafts for books two, three, and four, and I began to delve into the publicity and marketing of book one.

That’s when I got hacked.

Sales for book one began to fizzle after two months. Wasn’t it good enough? Hack.
Facing the task of learning marketing techniques was daunting. Am I smart enough to learn this? Hack.
Waiting for edits and critiques to come back for book two was taking longer than I expected. Did they secretly hate the second book? Hack.
How am I going to keep up with my deadlines? Hack. How can I speak at the Igniting Souls conference when I’ve lost faith in my own series? Hack. How could I ever believe this book series could be expanded into a successful business? Hack. Who would ever want to read more? Hack. Maybe I should give up now. Hack. HACK. HACK!!

Visions of Rocky Balboa getting crushed in the ring with Apollo Creed, his face brutalized, swollen, and bleeding, filled my mind’s eye. It was my idea that stood in that ring, and every doubt, all my fears, pummeled it mercilessly. I watched it happen, powerless to stop it—


—until I discovered the secret. I was the hacker. I had the power to stop it all along.

You see, we all have the power to create and to destroy with equal zeal. We have God-given talents to create beauty, goodness, and positivity in our world. We have the power to be more than who we are today. We have the power to reach our own Awakening, to see the doorway that leads to the Kingdom of Forever—a place where perfection already exists. We have the power to open that doorway and remember who we once were, to become that perfect being again.

But we also have the power to destroy our own hopes and dreams of reaching perfection simply by letting doubts and fears blind us to anything beyond what we see in this life. We live in a world where brutality, corruption, and devastation seem to reign, and we submit to being the servant, the pawn, the underdog of our own story. If we persist in this negativity, we are the ones who crush our dreams. We are both the Rocky Balboa and the Apollo Creed of our lives. We get hacked.
It is our choice who we ultimately give the power to.

How did I learn to resist the hacker in me? It wasn’t easy—I’m still working on it. But I have to tell you, I needed help. I read a fiction novel called The ELIXIR Project by Kary Oberbrunner. It deals directly with the idea of unhackability—learning to have faith in your flawless idea and developing the talent of pure focus and unwavering flow in the actions you take to develop that flawless idea. His fiction book was the foundation for his master class, The ELIXIR Project Experience, where he takes you step by step through the process of becoming Unhackable.

The result—I have more energy, more focus, and more faith in the validity of my idea. I have more determination than ever to continue my series and to develop the master class I dreamed it could become.


Do you have an idea to create something amazing? Maybe you have the desire to be a better mom or dad and you need a push to make it happen. Maybe your productivity at home, school, or work could use some fine tuning. Maybe there is a marathon runner inside you itching to step up to the starting line. Maybe there is a musician inside you craving to perform a solo in a concert. Maybe there is a novel inside you hoping to be read by millions. Maybe, just maybe, you’re ready to see the doorway back to YOUR Forever, and all you need is the confidence to reach for the knob and open it.

To find out how unhackable you are, take this free hackability assessment
I'll see you on the other side of the doorway!

Nanette


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Exciting News Beyond the Doorway

So much is happening!

A Doorway Back to Forever: TRUST 

scheduled for release 
Spring of 2017

But that's not all ... 

The Doorway Back to Forever AWAKENING

June of 2017

A master class experience designed to help you discover your own doorway, AWAKENING will be coming this summer!  More details will follow. 


Monday, December 5, 2016

Autographed Copies Available for Christmas


Now available at a discounted price for Christmas, you can get an autographed copy of

 A Doorway Back to Forever: Believe for $12.00 (shipping and handling included) 


LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Please send an email request
  BY DECEMBER 12TH
to nan_oneal@yahoo.com
for a guaranteed delivery by Christmas 


Payment accepted by check or through PayPal.

Any requests after December 12th will require additional charges for shipping.

This offer ends on  December 16th, or when supplies run out. Order today!


Friday, July 29, 2016

The Evolution of the Doorway: Part Five—The Gateway Between Two Worlds


A Doorway Back to Forever is a gateway between two worlds—ours, and a fantastic place where magic-sense was born. Not everyone can see the doorway. Your magic-sense, the ability to see and hear beyond Earthly sights and sounds, must be awakened to summon the door. Once it is, there’s no turning back! Get ready for an adventure that will awaken more than you expected.


As a child, we use our imagination freely—it’s the nature of childhood. But as we grow older, we put child-like things aside. The danger lies when we do this so often, we lose our ability to wonder, and we forget the possibilities of hope. We dismiss the value of believing in things greater than what we see around us. We become trapped in a finite world, routine patterns, and cloudy expectations. We lose sight of the Doorway.

But whether we see it or not, the Doorway is always there.

Have you had a secret dream that took you to a world of wonder and magic? Have you ever heard a call, beckoning you to be more than who you are? Have you had questions that no one seems to have the answers for? My guess is, you have—we all have. Maybe these thoughts are telling you something—persuading you to look beyond what you see and find your own personal Doorway. In a sense, they invite you to find out more about who you are, where you come from, and why you’re here—questions that break you free of the limitations of this environment.



We have access to a Doorway similar to the one in the story. For some it is unlocking the imagination and creative process of the brain. For others it is enlightenment in a spiritual sense. For all, it leads to a place of peace, clarity, and the hope that all things will be made right again. The sorrows and struggles of this world try to keep you from seeing it, try to burden you with self-doubt, cloud your mind with every reason not to search for answers. But answers are there for everyone. The trick is to find your personal Doorway—and when you’re ready, you’ll see it.

When life bears down on you, when the chaos of the world seems unending, when you are tempted to give up and give in to the pressures around you, stop. Take a deep breath. Find your Doorway and visit the magical world beyond. Escape, explore, energize, then come home and live as you were meant to—enlightened beyond imagination.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Evolution of the Doorway Part Three: When Harry Visits Narnia

If Harry Potter wanted to visit Narnia, he’d get there through A Doorway Back to Forever.

How fun is it mash our favorite stories or characters together! It shows how meaningful they are to us and that we have an affection for what they represent. We let our imagination continue to grow beyond the story we love, and like vines, they grab hold of everything meaningful, gathering it all together into one giant fantasy comfort-zone.




What did we love about Narnia? It was a fantasy series with gospel symbols that reminded us of our foundation—we come from a divine beginning, we have a divine heritage, and we will return to it one day. These are themes that resonate with people of every faith, nationality, and race, for one simple reason—they are true. Not only are they true, they are necessary, we crave them, and we look to them to strengthen our character and to build hope.


What did we love about Harry Potter? We got a chance to exhibit magical powers outside of this world, with characters we grew to love in a world we wanted to be a part of. We let our imagination take us to this world and we found our own personal place to live in it. We found family there. We found friendship that is loyal and true. We came home.

Do I claim to be a C.S. Lewis or J.K. Rowling? Not at all. But I was so touched by these authors’ works, I decided to tell my story just as they told theirs. I am a simple author with a powerful message. My message has the potential to touch readers’ hearts, to help them remember who they are, and to remind them of what they can become.



Reading uplifting works is a source of peace and strength for me—I hope for you too. It’s why I read scriptures every day.  Reading good fiction has a similar effect. It’s not simply a way to escape the chaos of the world. If the characters overcome trials of the heart, if good triumphs over evil, and if the message points us back home, then reading fiction is one more way we can grow stronger in our sojourn here on Earth.



There is so much evil in the world. The Pevensie children learned how to face it in Narnia. Harry overcame it at Hogwarts. Here’s your chance to immerse in another such world, in A Doorway Back to Forever: Believe, to witness another family find their way home. 

The Evolution of the Doorway Part Three: When Harry Visits Narni

If Harry Potter wanted to visit Narnia, he’d get there through A Doorway Back to Forever.

How fun is it mash our favorite stories or characters together! It shows how meaningful they are to us and that we have an affection for what they represent. We let our imagination continue to grow beyond the story we love, and like vines, they grab hold of everything meaningful, gathering it all together into one giant fantasy comfort-zone.




What did we love about Narnia? It was a fantasy series with gospel symbols that reminded us of our foundation—we come from a divine beginning, we have a divine heritage, and we will return to it one day. These are themes that resonate with people of every faith, nationality, and race, for one simple reason—they are true. Not only are they true, they are necessary, we crave them, and we look to them to strengthen our character and to build hope.


What did we love about Harry Potter? We got a chance to exhibit magical powers outside of this world, with characters we grew to love in a world we wanted to be a part of. We let our imagination take us to this world and we found our own personal place to live in it. We found family there. We found friendship that is loyal and true. We came home.

Do I claim to be a C.S. Lewis or J.K. Rowling? Not at all. But I was so touched by these authors’ works, I decided to tell my story just as they told theirs. I am a simple author with a powerful message. My message has the potential to touch readers’ hearts, to help them remember who they are, and to remind them of what they can become.



Reading uplifting works is a source of peace and strength for me—I hope for you too. It’s why I read scriptures every day.  Reading good fiction has a similar effect. It’s not simply a way to escape the chaos of the world. If the characters overcome trials of the heart, if good triumphs over evil, and if the message points us back home, then reading fiction is one more way we can grow stronger in our sojourn here on Earth.



There is so much evil in the world. The Pevensie children learned how to face it in Narnia. Harry overcame it at Hogwarts. Here’s your chance to immerse in another such world, in A Doorway Back to Forever: Believe, to witness another family find their way home. 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Dallas Police and the Doorway


Last week I was numb from the news—two incidences where black men were stopped for traffic violations and ended up shot dead at the hands of police officers, and then the horrific attack during the protest in Dallas targeting white police officers in retaliation. The events have since sparked a fervor of opinions, emotion, and actions from everyone, whether you have a political or social hat in the ring or not. The climate of the country is clearly leaning toward, “enough is enough.”

But something else spoke to me in regards to that week—something prompting me to look beyond the impulse reactions of anger and political blame. Is there more to see here?


I guess I always have one foot in the Doorway—and in this case, my orb is reflecting a glowing light, alerting me to think again, to rise above, and to see more clearly. And so this post is a reflection of my thoughts tying the Dallas Police to the Doorway back to Forever. This connection is where we begin to heal.

Go with me for a moment with this—put aside politics, blame, social justice, and retaliation. Those are the first reactions we feel when tragedy ensues. First reactions draw attention to the wound, but they don’t offer healing.

Take a deep breath. Now, look at what else happened in Dallas the night of the shooting—heroism. It took several days for the reports to come out, but in two separate instances at least, protesters came forward to testify of experiences which had the effect of softening their hearts toward the very people they were protesting against, the police.

One black woman testified how she had been shot in the leg during the carnage, and white police officers had surrounded her to protect her and her son. She had witnessed two officers get shot. She testified how their acts of heroism saved her and her son—heroism at a time when these heroes were in fact the targets of the shooter.

Another black man commented how he had been at the end of the line in the protest march, purposefully walking slowly to taunt the officers. When the shots rang out, the officers quickly surrounded him and pulled him from the chaotic scene. His life had changed that day, having witnessed how the very people he hated had used themselves as human shields to save him, despite the fact that they were the ones being targeted.

In other protests, blacks have been seen standing in front of the police to protect them from harm. Here we have a breathtaking example of people willing to lay down their lives to protect the officers—true heroes indeed.

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)

There was also video footage of a Black Lives Matters protest and a counter protest of whites coming together hugging, praying, and inviting the police officers to pray with them. These are the examples we must certainly revere, for they speak to who we are as individuals—sons and daughters of one race, the human race.

“A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another as I have loved you.”  (John 13:34)


While some high-profile figures in the news continue to bring up past grievances that had once divided this nation, and while others spout off rhetoric designed to further divide us still, we need to recognize the poison it represents and say, “Enough is enough.” We can then look beyond the Doorway to see more—how individuals rise above hate and embrace each other with love. Example of self-sacrifice and heroism are virtues that flow in abundance beyond the Doorway. It is my hope that more people will explore the Kingdom of Forever to remember these values again, to bring them home, and to share them more abundantly, one moment at a time.