Friday, January 17, 2014

What Do You Want To Know?

by Ann Baldwin

Yesterday, January 15, 2014, I posted this question to my Facebook friends, colleagues, and followers:

“If there was one thing you would want to know from or about me, what would it be?”

Anne Lower asked: What are you most afraid of?

Anne, fear is an emotion that I’ve had a strong interest in and gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about and experience with throughout my life. I respect the emotion of fear in its proper place; it is the emotion most associated with survival as any animal will tell you. There are three reactions to fear: flight, freeze, or fight; we either run away, do nothing, or face & hopefully conquer it.
The song by Kenny Rogers, The Gambler, comes to mind as a metaphor: “You’ve got to know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em, know when to walk away, and know when to run.”
Anne, I don’t know what I’m most afraid of ~
Here is an article I wrote a few years ago about the subject of fear ~

Gordana Kotorac asked: Did you use Quantum Jumping? 

Gordana, yes, and what I recently learned about Quantum Jumping by Burt Goldman is that it’s something I’ve been doing throughout most of my adult life, I just didn’t know there was a name for it; I’ve been communicating with spirits from different dimensions, usually receiving information from them.
For years, I always viewed those spirit guides as being separate from me and it wasn’t until I awoke to knowing that they’re a part of me, always connected with me, that I truly understood everything and anything is possible for all of us.
There are a few books that are long-time favorites of mine, Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain, Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, and The Secret by Rhonda Byrne that have contributed to what I’m talking about here.

Douglas MacIlroy asked: I would like to know that you are at peace.

Doug, peace is something we all strive for in our daily lives ~ while most of us are fortunate to experience just a few moments of peace in this conflicted, earthly world that we live in, we will probably never have the peace on earth that we all associate with heaven ~ that’s why we commonly say, “May she or he rest in peace,” after someone has passed on to the other side.
While I experience feelings of inner peace, it is not a constant feeling, just like the ocean is not in constant stillness. Our emotions and experiences are forever changing, just like the motions of the oceans; it’s the flow of life with its ups and downs that is a constant.

MaryAnn Wolf asked: What is your next project?

MaryAnn, I learned something about myself this past year; my writing habits are just like my reading habits in that I usually have 5 or 6 books that I’m reading at the same time and so it goes for my writing projects. So, it can be a challenge for me sometimes to just focus on one (keep in mind, I haven’t been paid money for my writing, yet. In other words, all of my screenplays are spec scripts and my books aren’t contracted and paid for by a publisher, yet).
I believe my writing is worth millions of dollars and I protect it as such; however, what I strive for most in my writing is for it to be priceless, because it has inspired and/or improved the quality of other’s lives beyond measure ~  My ultimate goal ~
So, after putting my current screenplay, The Writer’s Block, on the market, my next project to focus on completing for the sales market will probably be, The Lighthouse Within, which deals with human & animal emotions and matters of the heart ~ The Writer’s Block deals with the human mind and thought processes (it’s a comedy).

Ken Lee asked: What is your favorite city in the world?

Ken, San Francisco, CA is my favorite city to visit, because it has so many interesting people from all walks of life and so much diversity culture wise; it’s a beautiful city with an abundance of fun things to see and do. It is my icon for what I call HOME ~

Sheila Ball asked: What has made the biggest impact in your life?

Sheila, accepting and loving myself for who I am, which includes all of my faults as well as my gifts and living in the present moment, the here and now ~

Janet Judy asked: Do you have a favorite ‘inspiration location’?

Janet, outside in Mother Nature’s world and inside in the creative/imagination/dream world; in both places, I feel very connected with the Spirit world, which inspires me.

Donna Lee Vandekerkhove asked: Do you need an assistant?

Donna, not yet; however, I imagine and sense that I will very soon. 


  1. Thanks for sharing your answers, Ann! You are correct - your writings are worth millions! Don't settle for less :-)

  2. Thank you Mary Ann ~ God bless ~ thinking, dreaming, & living small doesn't benefit any of us ~ I can help many animals, humans, & Nature with the extra money that I earn ~ :)