Phyllis E. Leavitt M.A.About the Author
Many years ago I wrote a poem entitled “My God is this Empty Sheet of Paper.” Writing has always been my path and my practice. I didn’t go on any pilgrimages to the Far East or sit long hours in meditation, and though I tried many spiritual paths, I always came back to writing. I would just sit down with a pencil and paper and pray for a little light in the darkness.
Writing was the elixir of my life. I wrote poetry and short stories, and I also wrote and illustrated many children’s books. Then in 1995, while I was journaling my way through a very difficult time, my writing took a dramatic turn.
Nothing could have prepared me for the Divine Voice that spoke to me as I wrote. Though I had worshipped for as long as I could remember at the feet of that great God “Writing”, I could not have known that God and Soul would literally fill that empty sheet of paper and talk to me about what my soul was seeking within all the life experiences that I found so difficult.
“They” spoke volumes. I wrote down all the messages given to me from early 1995 to 1998 but eventually, overcome by tremendous self-doubt, I put it all away. Then one day in 2011, when my husband was in great pain from a surgery and questioning the whole experience of being in a body, I suddenly found myself talking to him about my writing, about the Soul purpose in all our experience, about “all pain being Soul calling us Home.” My Soul was calling me Home through that experience with him. From there it was only a matter of time before I decided to write my book.
Phyllis Leavitt lives with her husband in Santa Fe and Taos, NM. She has a Masters Degree in Psychology and has been in private practice for 25 years.