By Tom Kernaghan
“Connect to your story, your purpose, your why.”
Pamela Lynch believes your book matters and encourages you to hone your skills as a unique storyteller. She guides you through the book creation process from concept to celebration. Lynch’s commitment is to help you birth your book and share it with your audience. This is a path she knows well.
The creator of Alesia Publishing, Lynch married her 31 years in traditional book publishing with her love of universal laws and ancient wisdom to launch a niche publishing house. She works with coaches, healers and change makers who focus on transformation for themselves or their clients. Lynch also specializes in working with elders to capture their story in the form of a legacy memoir. An intuitive, collaborative leader and “book whisperer,” she sees the highest potential in others. Lynch’s mission is to work with people whose passion is to share their wisdom.
Lynch thrives on collaboration and a profound exploration of freedom. She sees the stories from our past pain and the alignment with the dreams our soul is nudging us to pursue. She’s dug into her own story only to see her purpose revealed, and is very familiar with the joys and challenges of looking within to find one’s truth. Lynch offers a 64-day writing and accountability program, and fun retreats in exotic locations. These help you stay connected to your story and the writing process.
Your first online master class is rich with guidance and insight. Let’s start there. One combination of ideas that stuck out for me is the desire for freedom. What fundamental freedom are we seeking, and how will telling our stories help to put it within reach?
We speak and think in stories, and are storytellers just like our ancestors who passed stories down through the ages. Telling our stories connects us to our past, and we create our life from that perspective. When we are willing to change and shine the light on our story, we illuminate the truths and the lies that formed subconsciously in early childhood. We become open to questioning the very tales we sought so hard to protect. When we are aware of our limitations, we realize that we have the power to change our story to one that matches our true desires rather than embracing one that is comfortable and familiar. When we are feeling unfulfilled, it is a nudge from our higher self to alter our story to come into alignment with our trajectory to live our life’s purpose and experience freedom. The freedom comes after we acknowledge it is a great privilege to be the creator of our story.
You explore a very powerful double-barrelled obstacle to completing a book: distraction and doubt. A client comes to you ready to write but caught between the competing desires for both change and certainty (which you juxtapose quite wonderfully). How would you put them at ease in order to move forward?
Our desires for certainty and uncertainty seem to be conflicting, but clients come to understand they fuel us in different ways. The desire for certainty arises when you have a dream or an idea, and the doubter shows up to keep you safe yet undermines your desire. There’s a wonderful process I share to invite the doubter to be an ally rather than foe. Clients also learn the eight ways we sabotage ourselves and how to modify the behaviour that takes us out of the writing process.
This is an exciting time in your life, as you are enjoying the culmination of many experiences and challenges over decades that have prepared you to help others. Let’s focus on one. How did connecting to your own story prove to be such a pivotal moment on your journey?
Earlier I alluded to using ancient wisdom in my business. Humans are born to see patterns, and one of the ways we can see and understand these patterns is through numbers. Ancient civilizations used math to solve complex ideas, and many of us have forgotten that we can attune to the energy of the numbers. After being introduced to numerology two years ago, my divine purpose blueprint revealed my higher purpose, gifts, blessings, strengths and obstacles. It changed everything for me.
Care to share an interesting fact about yourself that most would not likely know?
I was 29 years old when I earned the distinction of receiving my black belt in Shotokan karate from sensei Miguel Palavecino, an accomplished master in martial arts. He was also uncle Mikey to my son, Sean, who was raised in the dojo (training hall). Shotokan karate’s founder, Gichin Funakoshi, built the first Shōtōkan dojo in Tokyo. In Japanese, karate means “the way of the empty hand.”
This column was submitted as part of BWB Wednesdays.
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