In book one, Virginia Simms is an earnest, idealistic, young woman devoted to her graduate studies in political science. While putting on an important conference, she meets her academic hero, Professor Fredrick Grange, who sweeps her off her feet. Her desire for a fulfilling intellectual partnership takes her across the sea to Geneva, Switzerland. When Fredrick becomes overly obsessed with his work, growing more cold and distant, his research assistant, the dashing Ben Warren, shows Ginny the town and slowly what it means to truly love and desire. Ginny joins Ben in exploring the sensual practice of Tantra and awakens her body and heart. Through their intense emotional and physical chemistry, she reaches new heights. On this unexpected journey, Ginny finds there is more to a meaningful life than work and good deeds. This is a romantic, erotic tale for the intellectually and existentially curious, a moving and sweet story of awakening.
“Our life is a manifestation, and we can very well make that manifestation beautiful and meaningful and have a good influence.” - Thich Nhat Hanh
No doubt, manifestation is a potent word. It is perhaps, commonly used enough in this time and age, that it may have lost some of its potency. 'To manifest' comes from the Latin manifestus meaning detected in the act, evident, visible.
an event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something, especially a theory or an abstract idea.
As a writer manifestation is everything. You have to imagine it. You have to write it. You have to share it. If you don't do it, it simply won't happen, it won't manifest.
Like with love. You share it, you make it visible, you act on it, it becomes evident to the beloved. Otherwise, does love happen? Does love occur if it is not manifested? Does passion? Does romance?
Manifestation is energy, highly focused energy. It is about taking control of potential through focus. Einstein was as much a philosopher as a scientist. E=MC squared is a lesson in manifestation. In physics, E=MC squared is the concept that mass and energy are equivalent. The implication is that any small amount of matter contains a very large amount of energy. Thus, an atom can hover stagnant and do nothing or it can create a nuclear transformation. Einstein's idea was radical because he theorized that all atoms have that nuclear potential, the potential for manifestation. And, of course, like nuclear potential that potency or potential energy can be used for the good or for the bad. I believe humans are the same.
If we direct our energy towards love and the beloved, in a loving act, we can manifest the good. Sometimes, if we misdirect that energy, we break someone's heart. Sometimes it's our own heart that feels that bitter destruction, and we then need to rebuild.
Newton was also a philosopher and a scientist. His law of motion speaks to the same understanding of human potential. His first law of motion is often stated as- an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction, unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. The motion of an object, therefore, has nothing to do with discipline and everything to do with inertia. If life is energy contained in a mass, then the same rule applies.The atom can hover stagnant or it can manifest. Action, in both accounts, is everything. If a writer doesn't write, she will not make books. If a writer writes, she will make books.
If the lover loves the beloved, love is made manifest. It happens. But inertia can mean the love is stagnant. Perhaps resting. Or love can move forward. In a romance, a force shifts the love forward, sometimes backwards, but love is in movement. The passion may even be burning. Can it keep burning?
Of course, for me the real work of life is love. But writing about love is part of that manifestation of a higher purpose: to love, to work, to write, to manifest love stories on and off the page, and to share that love with others. If my writing was not infused with my heart, it would simply be words on a page. Thus, I offer you, dear reader, imaginations of love and burning passion, manifested.
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