Today we talk about Words coming through, a book by Maren Rudstaden published with our publishing house Europe Books.
Europe Books had the pleasure of interviewing the author Maren Rudstaden to get to know her better, where she found the inspiration to write her collection of poems in her book Words coming through, as well as what she would like to hear from her readers.
Below you can find our interview. Take a seat and enjoy your reading!!!
- Where did you find the inspiration to write this collection of poems?
As long as I can remember I’ve felt a strong call and a deep yearning from inside to connect with all that is, to devote myself to let universal wisdom come through and into the world. About three years ago I reached a certain threshold where I could let resistance and fear of standing out go and surrender. I decided to sit down each morning being open to fill blank pages with what`s wanted to be written. Letting my thoughts go, flowing with the words, pictures, sensations that arise. The words are coming through me so I can see and share, hopefully inspiring humans to an inner joyful journey, freeing themselves more and more from the external disturbing noise which there are a lot of these days. Finding out more of who they truly are, remembering who they are. From there everything flows.
- What particularly significant experiences in your life find expression in your poems?
When all prescribed social expectations were in place, I found myself lost in many of the mundane activities as I didn’t belong. I got depressed and was stripped of everything because I could not uphold my roles and functions in a satisfactory way. Who was I then? Did I have any worth? I did not want to be in this world, rather not go, there was no place to be. Until the strong experience of my own being. Suddenly shown to me in a picture. Three small boys standing next to their mothers coffin. I felt their bottomless grief, the unanswered questions. Illusions removed, the antidote was crystal clear and strong, just by our being in the world we are all extremely important. Even if we can’t function in the way we think is appropriate. We are beings of love and light. By being here. Our true self`is not made of roles and social conditioning. Beyond is our soul, filled with unconditional love without have to`s and shoulds. From that moment I chose life fully and inner happiness, strength, trust and knowing has grown to where outer circumstances to a lesser degree influence the peace inside. It’s the biggest gift.
- What would you like to hear from your readers?
I would like to hear from my readers that they :
experience happiness from inside
are happy to be themselves
see themselves as an important part of the whole
feel the eternal being in themselves
feels in awe
are seeing their light
are being more playful
are connecting more to their creativity
find strength in themselves
feel the words speaks directly to them
feel at One
share the words with other people
experience relief from sorrow and pain
- How did you choose the title of your book?
The title was given as a picture in my mind, a finished book cover. In that way it was shown that my writings were going to be gathered in a book. There wasn’t any thought activity around that, it was determined. My role was to get the words available to others, they were not just for me. I trusted the inner knowing and followed the steps further led to, for the book to be materialized.
- Are you planning to write more poems?
I am writing poems five days a week as long as I am called to it. For now the writing takes form as these poems, but I am open to other kinds of writing too. Time will show what`s coming through. I’ve already seen other finished book covers, so it’s an exciting journey to see if they will materialize too.
Europe Books thanks the author Maren Rudstaden once again for taking the time and answering our questions. We are really pleased to have walked alongside her on the editorial path that led to the publication of her book Words coming through. We wish her the best of luck for her future works.
To you, my dear reader, I hope that through reading this book, you will find that happiness and strength that allow you to find your inner peace, that peace you need to face and manage everything that happens to your every day life, for better or for worse. I totally agree with the author when she says that love, trust, happiness, inspiration are the greatest gifts we can receive and we can give.
So, my dear reader, I just have to wish you to enjoy this inspirational reading!!!