Music Monday meets CentreStage
as I hand over my blog to the one-and-only Richard F. Holmes today.
Be prepared for music and astral inspiration!
Take it away, Richard!
First of all, Nicky, I’d like to honour Music Monday on your blog. Here’s a tune by The Clash that inspires me:
Moreover, this version of Louie Louie by The Clash represents a great bit of three-minute escapism for me. Sadly, you’ve got to click through to listen to this song but it is totally worth it.
Awesome!! But now, Richard, on to your REAL purpose for being here… 🙂
Thank you Nicky. I must say it’s a pleasure to be here.
Why thank you, Richard… so can you tell us about your latest book?
Yes, it’s called Inspiration For Breakfast and it’s a compilation of wisdom quotes that I felt compelled to put into book form, and I’m really grateful to you for showcasing it today on my official launch day.
As you may well know I really love inspirational quotes; I find that they can really fire you up and get you going and I just felt it was something I needed to do. I had already published one new book this year and republished my first five pieces of work as two revamped paperbacks, but I found myself wanting to do something else before the year’s end, and Inspiration For Breakfast is the result of that. I got the idea and just sat on it for weeks, but once I decided to go ahead with it, it was finished very quickly.
Was there any particular source you gathered all these quotes from?
A few really; I just love Eastern Philosophy, so the first section is dedicated to Easter Philosophy quotes. Then there is a section on Marcus Aurelius quotes; Marcus was one of only five Roman Emperors to have been considered “good”. There is also a section on Greek Philosophy quotes and a section on miscellaneous quotes from all kinds of people as diverse as Audrey Hepburn and Winston Churchill.
Who would you say your book was for specifically, Richard?
Literally anyone and everyone Nicky; young and old, male and female; anyone at all who is looking for a little bit of inspiration.
That sounds great, and I understand that Inspiration For Breakfast is not the only project you have been busy with?
Yes that’s correct, firstly I decided that my Kindle version of Angelic Wisdom Trilogy needed sprucing up a little, so I engaged the services of our very own Stephanie Keyes’ company, Sycamore Road Design, to create a new cover for me, and here it is…
It’s beautiful, Richard! Well done, Steph!
To celebrate the new cover reveal I am hosting a free giveaway on Amazon Kindle of Angelic Wisdom Trilogy, and anyone interested in downloading a copy can find do so from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com (available on 26 November and 27 November 2012).
As well as that I have just released my latest CD, Mantra For The Soul. This is a project that I am particularly excited about, and I also have someone working on a new backing track for one of my older meditation CDs that is already in production, and if things go to plan the finished article will seem like a completely new project only much better. Finally, I have an idea for another CD in the new year that should turn out to be the best of the bunch. So, all in all, exciting times!
My goodness, what a lot of achievements: congrats! Thanks for joining me today, Richard, and sharing your exciting news with us. But before you go, how about one of your favourite quotes from the book?
It would be a pleasure, Nicky, and thanks again for having me as a guest on your blog!
“Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable” – Mahatma Gandhi
About Richard Holmes… by Richard Holmes!
I am a medium and clairvoyant and also the author of 8 spiritual books and producer of 6 meditation CD’s that have helped to change the lives of many people from all walks of life. Only 12 years ago I was still struggling with an alcohol problem that was threatening to take my life in a very negative direction from which there would have been no return. These days I use the same principles that enabled me to turn my life around and apply them to my client’s individual needs. I help people replace the old negative mindsets, that keep them rooted in the past, with new positive thoughts and attitudes that enable them to get what they dream about having and being in their lives.
By drawing on my own life experience I help people to grow and realise their true worth and potential; helping them to express themselves in ways that make them feel happy and fulfilled. People contact me when they are at a crossroads in their lives or when they feel they are stuck in a particular negative situation. It may also be because they are experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one or they may simply be in search of some guidance of a spiritual nature.
Whatever the reason, I always aim to make people feel at ease so that they can enjoy the experience. I also help people to realise the gifts of clairvoyance, mediumship and healing that are present within themselves. This can be on a one-to-one or group basis and is achieved through guided meditation and other methods of inner work.
Visit Richard on his website or at loveahappyending.com, find him on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter.
You can buy Richard’s books on amazon.co.uk, amazon.com and smashwords.
Huge congratulations to Richard ~ and a Big Thank you for bringing us Inspiration For Breakfast. Wishing you all the best of luck and every success!
Thanks so much for hosting me today on your blog Nicky!!! It’s great to be here and much appreciated! 🙂
You are so welcome, Richard. It’s awesome to have you. I was going to say, it’s an inspiration ~ which would be true!! But I was worried you’d think I’m being too cheesy. Hope your launch goes fantastically well! XX
Inspirational quotes are the best kind for get your mind to think about them. It’s great you’ve been able to turn yourself around, but then again you always could.
AUDREY HEPBURN once said as part of a quote regarding the greatest beauty tip that:
“….Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
The reality of life is when it comes to adversities and personal problems,
everyone can help themselves, and all they need is assistance in removing the veil that’s hiding the answer they seek to turn their own lives around. It’s great you’re willing to give the insight you’ve received with others. Let’s hope they’re willing to continue to pass this knowledge unto others–imagine how great this world can become if they do.
I get the sense, without really reading anything about your life, other than what you’ve told us here; this is what probably happen to you.
Here am I again, up before the cock crows. THANKS for brining Richard along this morning, but I don’t have time to read what you wrote about or take a look at his website, etc; as I really want to go back into the arms of Morpheus.
RICHARD: Best of luck of all of your endeavours [got to remember to spelling it the Bristish way here 🙂 ]
And as far as a song of inspiration, the first song which comes to my mind [probably due to its’ title] is = “You’re the Inspiration” by Chicago. However I felt I needed to post a more powerful song, so here it is, without much further adieu is:
This song is from her 1985 performance in Scotland for the Commonwealth Charity
Thanks so much, Robin. We like our Cardiff lass over here! Great song. Perhaps you can get a chance later to peruse Richard’s post ~ he’s a source of great thoughts and insights and he always lifts me up. Moodwise, I mean, of course! 🙂
Wonderful – we all need an inspirational quote now and again – and what a brilliant idea to have one for breakfast. Loved the Gandhi quote! Congratulations Richard. Wishing you great success and sales.
Whooo! Totally agree, Janice, and thanks for visiting and commenting today. :-)xx
Congratulations Rich! Wishes for all your projects to fulfil and give purpose x
Hey, Shaz, thanks for stopping by!!! 🙂
Now you’ve got me boogying in my seat. Yeah! Good luck, Richard. Loving it! 🙂 xx
Whoop! Rocking Sheryl, thanks for stopping by. xx 🙂
Well, two great songs to start my day today! It’s funny, but there are just times when you need that little shot of optimism – something uplifting that reminds you what life is all about. Great idea Richard – love being inspired!
🙂 Weyhey, it’s a great post, so glad it lifted you! x