Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Straight Chatting from the Library: Shawna C. Jones

Shawna C. Jones, author of TWIST OF FATE, stopped by The Library to talk about soul mates as part of her virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Shawna will be awarding the winner's choice of 1) a $50.00 Amazon Gift certificate, 2) a half hour psychic reading of your choice of readers (up to $60.00, or 3) a $50.00 Starbucks gift card to a randomly drawn commenter. The Rafflecopter to enter is at the end of the post and you can see the other stops on the tour by clicking the tour banner.

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Thank you for allowing me to post on your blog today.

In my book, I mention several times that John and I are soul mates. So what is a soul mate? According to various dictionaries and on line forums, a soul mate is a person with whom one has a feeling of deep affinity, or a person ideally suited to another.

So how do you know if and when you’ve found them? And do we have more than one? Yes, we can. Here are some clues about soul mates from my own experience:

1) A feeling of Deja vu. It feels like you’ve known the person a long time, but you’ve just met. You meet in a strange way. Example: We met on a street in Paris after both arriving there on the same day.

2) A feeling inside that stays with you. It’s difficult to explain, but it’s a feeling that persists. A longing for the other, especially when they’re not around.

3) Mentally in touch with each other, even if you’re far away. You seem to know what the other is thinking without either saying a word. You meet each other in dream time and share conversations.

4) Trust and Honesty. You tell each other things you wouldn’t tell anyone else. You’re always open and honest with each other.

5) You can be yourself. There is a comfort level that feels like you’ve come home when you look into each other’s eyes.

6) Intuition: You know inside and trust your gut feeling.

7) Dream: I dreamt of John before I met him. I knew he would be a foreigner and probably play guitar. My skydiving dream was the clincher and, although I didn’t get a clear visual of him, I recognized him when we met.

8) Difficult to separate: Soul mates have a hard time walking out on each other. They want to fight for their relationship.

These are some of the ways you can know if you’ve found your soul mate. Have you found yours? After reading my story, you may not even want to. Totally understandable.

Thanks for reading.

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Shawna grew up with a secret that she couldn't share with anyone. She thought of it as her "inner demon" and it shaped her life. When she became an adult, it sent her on a quest to try to find her Real Home. In Paris, she fell in love with a fellow traveler who changed her life, for better or worse. Their relationship was full of discovery and of lessons learned.

How could she come to terms with her "inner demon"? Can we change our fate or karma? Does love really conquer all?

This book is based on a true story of an independent woman's search for her true self and the meaning of life, and how she found answers in unexpected places.

MEET THE AUTHOR


Shawna C. Jones lives in the US, when she's not traveling the world. She lives with her husband, and "inner demon" quite peacefully now. She is continuing her mission of helping others, and encouraging young people to travel and follow their dreams.

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29 comments:

  1. Thanks much for hosting for me today. I appreciate it.

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  2. Thank you for the blurb and the rafflecopter and all that you do.

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    1. You're welcome. My wish is to help women gain knowledge and wisdom from my choices, both negative and positive.

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  3. I really love this. Your list of clues is so dead on. Thank you :)

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    1. You're welcome and thank you for visiting today. Have you found your soul mate yet?

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    1. Thank you for visiting today. Kudos to Librarian Judy for putting this together so quickly.

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  5. I totally believe in the concept of soul mates. I think that when you meet the right person you just know...and it's hard to explain that to someone who hasn't met THAT person yet. I think you can be happy with someone other than your soul mate, but finding that person just completes you like no one else can. For me, that's my husband!

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    1. Thank you for your comment Margaret. I'm glad you found your soul mate and you're happy. My current husband is another soul mate of mine. Some might even say Twin Flame. He is the only person I would go to hell and back with because I know we could get out together, and bring as many others with us that we could. He is a very advanced soul, and we'll love each other until eternity.

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  6. I love the post about soul mates. It was very interesting.

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    1. Thank you Rita. I hope you find yours, if you haven't already.

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  7. Very intriguing list...piques my interest in the story!

    vitajex(At)AoL(Dot)com

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting Vitajex. The book is based on my life, so it wasn't easy to write. I have a very good memory for better or worse. In this case, definitely worse.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting. Perhaps you've met yours, or at least someone who could be?

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  9. Love the hints about knowing you're soul mate. I've had that with someone once, it ended awkwardly and I both miss him and fear seeing him in public. thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome. Sometimes you're not meant to be together for whatever reason. Thank goodness we have more than one.

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  10. I liked the information about trusting your intuition. Thanks for sharing your story!

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    1. You're welcome KVH. And thanks for your comment.

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  11. You have thought-provoking posts, thank you for sharing (and for the giveaway) and good luck on the tour.

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  12. I definitely believe in soul mates

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  13. I loved the blurb and I do believe is soul mates. Entering under the name of Virginia

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  14. I have found my soul mate. Five years ago, I married him. We met when we were 14 and 15 years old and were a couple for a few months. I never forgot about him, but never saw him. Twenty-eight years later, I ran into him and we've been together almost since then! We never argue and care deeply for each other.

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  15. great post! I loved the points on finding/being with your soul mate :)

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  16. I enjoyed the blurb and reading about the author!

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  17. I liked the GUEST POST.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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