An Oxbow author’s first book is her effort to bring peace to others.
Michelle Sinclair released The Way to Peace, which is her reflections on how people can gain peace within themselves, and parlay it to the larger world. It’s been available for about a month, although Sinclair has only been promoting it since late July, because she was waiting for the e-book to be available before announcing the release.
It’s available on Amazon Worldwide in traditional book form.
Sinclair had already started working on another book when she had the idea to write The Way to Peace.
“I wrote this book while I was in a meditative state. I actually had to reread it to even known what I had written down, because half the time I would just write with my eyes closed, with the words that were given to me,” said Sinclair.
The Way to Peace represents her writings from July to October of last year.
“I would sit down and write for a couple of minutes at a time, write just whatever was given to me. And then I’d put it away. And then I would go back and do it again, write the next day, maybe, however long later, and I would do the same thing.”
She didn’t go back and reread what she had written; rather she started with what she was given that day. When it was finished, she didn’t know exactly what was on the pages.
“When I read it, it was pretty amazing. It tells you how to create inner peace. When you create that inner peace, it creates healing inside of you and your community.”
If enough people read the book, and carry out the practice of peace found inside, Sinclair believes it could bring more peace to the world.
Once she started on the book, she found that the material flowed.
Sinclair noted she had her husband read The Way to Peace, and once he finished reading it, the book completely changed him and brought that deep inner peace inside of him as well.
“I think everyone who reads it gets something completely different from it. They get whatever it is they need to get from it.”
But the central message that she hopes people get out of it is that they can fulfill their passion.
“The purpose of this book is to spread peace in the world, improve people’s lives, to improve our communities and relationships and ultimately the world,” he said.
Other people who have read The Way to Peace have found the book to be great as well.
The book that Sinclair had been working on dealt with how she believes that everyone can hear from God, with her belief that God is in everything and everyone, and that God connects us all.
“Some people believe that they’re really alone, and that this God would never want to hear from me. But that’s not true. Everyone, every person on the planet, can communicate with God.”
Plans for that initial book have been shelved. Rather, she expects she will use that subject for teaching people.
In the meantime, she has an idea for the next book she is going to do. It would help people face such issues as fear and love.
“I believe that our free will that we have is really only a choice between fear and love,” said Sinclair. “When we’re living in fear, we’re really stuck, and we’re just stuck in unhappiness and suffering. When we’re living in love, we are really brave.”
The paper copy of The Way to Peace isn’t available outside of Amazon Worldwide at this time. Sinclair has ordered some copies, and they will be coming to her in the next little while, but as of yet, it’s not available locally.