This Monday 5th October at 8pm on Food for Thought I’m talking to healer Carmen Harris who for 30 years was a professional TV writer. Her CV includes penning 2 series of an original prime-time BBC 1 sitcom, and a 10-year stint as a core writer for EastEnders. Though she still writes professionally, her healing work now takes precedence these days. Her clients range from the unemployed to celebrities, including her famous actress daughter.We discuss her new book Sh*t Happens, Magic Follows – Allow it!, where she’s brought her life experience, healing and writing together. Chapter by chapter it’s an outline of why we have the life challenges that we do, and using her wisdom of hindsight helps us realise that very few of us have easy lives, but that the experiences we have are like cake ingredients, it’s all in there for a reason, without one thing the rest wouldn’t of happened. She discusses with me how with hindsight she know’s that everything that is happening is meant to be, and it all turns out all right in the end!
The interview covers her pursuit of becoming a novelist, with all of the challenges that would of put most people off, Carmen’s take on life is very inspiring, and she shares candidly her life success and how it wasn’t easily won. It’s clear that it was every day discipline, having faith, doing the work, dreaming and believing she was doing the right thing. Dreaming was such a large part of her life, a forgotten state of creativity, embracing her dreams was something that nourished her and from this it informed her to create intention. But it’s clear from her experience that you have to be careful what you wish, because it’s being endlessly answered! She writes in the book about coincidences which in reality are the result of universal magic responding to your unconscious intention, it answered her, she’s clear about that.
Carmen’s honesty, and authenticity comes across in both the book and the interview, particularly talking about how stories interweave through our lives and make our lives what we believe them to be. She talks about her feeling of abandonment when her mother died, and how she held onto that ‘story‘ as she calls it, I thought this was powerful point in the book because many of us feel abandoned during our lives, often it plays out over and over again and interweaves itself through other stories. She is clear that this is a part of what we do, but understanding these stories helps to release us and allow us to be the person who we truly can be.
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