Article written by ULRIKE
How did all this happen? When did I decide to become a writer in this world of many? Should I call myself a teacher instead of a writer?
Looking back, it was meant to be. Born in a small town in Austria, I always felt displaced. From early childhood on I remember being the ‘different kid’ that stood out. Not in a rebellious way, just more creative and inquisitive to the standards of my village. Somewhere around the age of twelve I knew I wanted to be a singer, and the dream of traveling foreign countries and meeting exciting people held a grip on me.
On the midnight train heading to Vienna I started the journey and teamed up with a Top 40 Band playing in a somewhat seedy nightclub. This union lead to living my dream; Germany, Switzerland, England – working as a singer in hotels and bars, all the while moving on to bigger cities – moving on up!
After a concert I attended in London, a friend pointed out that I should visit Hollywood, California- ‘You’ll fit right in’ he exclaimed, and even though I wasn’t sure about this new idea I was willing to give it a try.
Mentally this move produced a shift in my consciousness that proved to be the biggest step I would make. Everything fell into place with astonishing ease. No doubt, I was home. Thirty years later I am still in California, in the same spot: physically but not mentally.
Shortly after this life-changing move I found a job working as a waitress at a Hollywood nightclub. Seemingly out of the blue, I was asked by another waitress, if I thought ‘Jesus was suffering on the cross’. At the time I only had read a few New Age articles and wasn’t well versed in all of the topics. I, however, believed that Jesus was a man that had true Understanding, and with this Understanding he surely was only showing his disciples the power he had over his life and death. ‘No’ I said, ‘I don’t think Jesus suffered. I think he knew exactly what he was doing. He was absolutely aware of this demonstration, and he chose it as a way to prove that ‘life lives’. Death is nothing but a big bully and unreal; imagination at its best.’
This dialogue proved to be the pivotal starting point of my awakening.
This new journey of soul searching and truth finding was exhilarating. I read everything I could get my hands on. I joined a metaphysical class and tested everything I learned. I experienced faith, hope, amazement and wonder. I had to learn the English language basically from scratch, and I did this through reading book after book after book.
After five years of intensive study and application of what I learned, I began to teach metaphysics to a few students and I loved it. We are all teachers and students of life and this was a wonderful way to grow and learn. As this desire developed further, I reached back to my ‘other’ love - writing. I started a book many years ago about my travels in Germany. I had written many poems, but I had also made a promise to myself that ‘one day I would actually publish a book’.
Little did I know that it would take another thirty years to make this dream come true. Life happened with the usual ups and downs, but I never veered off the path for long. I knew deep down in the innermost chambers of my Soul that I meant to write, teach, and spread the Truth of Being. I embraced the Universe and all New Age teachings. I drank from the Eastern philosophies and feasted on many wonderful teachings of the West and East alike. The idea of a better Universe, and a ‘We are all One’ concept was engrained in my being. However, even though this journey proved to be exhilarating I was still waiting ‘until the time was right’ to dedicate my life to my passion. Why?
At that time leaving the corporate world seemed impossible, too many bills to pay, and too many expectations of this earthly life…what would it take for me to make the transformation?
Early 2011 the change came unexpectedly and fast. I was laid off from my job of almost twenty years. Even though I was surprised, I really wasn’t. I had known for some time that I was mentally through with this type of work. I was longing to fulfill my dream, I could taste it, feel it and I knew that it was only a matter of time. And here it was. The Universe had made the decision for me; had helped me to get where I wanted to be all along. ‘Thank you Universe’, I mumbled as I took my last paycheck and trotted home. ‘Thank you!’
It took no time to get that pencil sharpened and the ideas started to flow effortlessly. ‘Someone’ was constantly whispering in my ear- my own ‘knowing’ took charge. My goal was to write about my knowledge of the workings of the mind, and I wanted to share all the goodness it had brought into my life.
Today, I feel that I am a messenger of Truth and that it is my duty to help others. My first book “…because you can!” was finished in eight months and affirms my beliefs of unity and goodness for all.
And lastly, even though it seems that I have accomplished everything I set out to do, I know in my heart of hearts: The Journey of a Lifetime has only just begun!
ULRIKE is an inspirational writer/author and metaphysics teacher. She teaches the art of right thinking in a scientific, step by step program, that benefits all areas of your life; health, wealth and most of all happiness...
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Most of us might be familiar with the expression “living in the now”. We keep hearing about people compelling us to “seize the day”, to make the best out of our lives and experience every day as if it was our last day ever on this earth. This idea is certainly inspirational and uplifting, but it’s not as easy to follow in real life as it appears. How did you get started? How did your life to the fullest? Ulrike set out to answer to these timeless questions with tact and finesse, posing the focus on the right questions to ask. Why should you live in the now, to begin with? Once you acquire clarity in your mind, in your heart and your soul… only then will you be able to understand how to do it. Ulrike keeps reminding us about a very important fact that Olsen goes unnoticed: the real revolution, the real change can only begin from within oneself.
Hailing from Austria, Ulrike is a driven, passionate and charismatic artist with nearly 20 years of experience within the entertainment industry from TV productions to the Hollywood hills.
Her passion for metaphysics eventually led her to develop as an inspirational author on a full time basis, striving to help her students in the effort of reaching their full potential through workshops and private classes.
Ulrike inspires, coaches and teaches following simple, yet effective and well calibrated philosophies, including her thinking set of concept known as "modern though theories", widely expressed through many of her publications, including books the likes of "Because you can", "Inspire your day", "The seeds will sprout somewhere", as well as recent work "Forever…and 365 days".
From the title to the very last sentence, it is easy to find lots of genuine inspiration, care and understanding within Ulrike's work. She is deeply committed to helping people find out how to give a direction to their life, or even better, how to understand their direction. We are constantly affected by the stress of modern day living; especially in a day and age where society is always shape-shifting, often at a pace we can't keep up with. Oftentimes, our behavior is affected by our fear or by our troubles relating to what we think others expect of us…and what we expect from ourselves.
In the words of William W. Walter…"You cannot add to a vessel that's already full. First, you must empty the contents, then there will be room for the new". Let go of the weight affecting your heart, mind and soul. Only then will you finally be able to embrace a suitable path that will lead you to happiness, productivity and fulfillment.
Ulrike's books and teachings are all about this mindset.
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The Journey continues “Forever…and 365 days”
Three years ago, after a life changing experience, I started my dream of writing and teaching metaphysics. The first book was written within a year, self-published, and full of thoughts which have been cooped up in my mind for eternity. At least this is how it seemed to me. Two inspirational booklets followed with daily affirmations. I was on a quest, a journey that had only just begun. I could taste the fulfillment of a desire born a long time ago.
I didn’t know, however, how rewarding and fulfilling this journey would become, but I also didn’t have the faintest idea of the challenges waiting in my path. “Be patient and learn a lesson every day”, I kept telling myself, and I did.
I spent every day of 2012 writing my new manuscript. I woke up early each morning, grabbed a cup of coffee while still in my pajamas, and either started to write in bed by hand under a lamp, or walked out to my pool house turned office, and started to type away.
The thought of chronicling my own unfoldment came soon after the release of my first book “…because you can!” “What now?” I thought after sending it off to the publisher. What now? How will I spend my days that have been filled with the excitement of writing and imagining? What will replace the time I used applying what I was preaching and writing about, so I could prove to myself that my thought theories worked? I needed to theorize strategies that you, my readers and students, also could absorb and utilize. After all, this book is for you. It is designed to show you ways of living a better life through your own right thinking.
Yes, marketing and promoting our work is part of a writer’s job. I know many writers aren’t interested in this part of the journey necessary to succeed as an author. No, we yearn for people wanting to read our thoughts. We want to share what our instinct dictates from within. We want to write. However, learning the marketing/promoting aspects of our business can be quite interesting and fulfilling.
My answer to my sincere question “what now?” came through soul-searching, and a few quiet days by myself with my Self. Teaching was always part of my agenda and my students were thriving and making great progress, but what about my own unfoldment. I had to ask myself “How did I do?” and “Did I pass the grade?” I picked up the pencil and started to jot down what had happened the first day of January 2012, my first thoughts, my environment, and what was happening in the city I lived in. How did I react to the people around me, how did I see my immediate world?
This journaling of thoughts became a daily obsession. I couldn’t wait to step out into my office, which I lovingly created to reflect my writing spirit. I continued to arise early, mostly when it was still dark – just a slight hint of the awakening of the morning sun – and I wrote what came to mind, my feelings, my emotions, but also my troubles and lessons of the day. I talked to many people, searchers of truth which I met on-line and in person, and I asked them questions and asked them to write their own stories about their daily struggles and victories. I also incorporated many healing examples, one of my favorite topics, with sound metaphysical advice.
And so the manuscript grew, day after day, week after week, and soon it became a living document of the thoughts and actions of a metaphysics teacher and writer; a testament to the workings of the mind. In this diary I am sharing private moments and personal experience, stories sent in by friends and strangers alike. I am sharing my best memories of my class work, then and now, and seeing my student’s faces ‘light up’ once they understand a new point. The love I see all around me is testament to my purpose in life. “Better Living through Right Thinking”, a booklet series I am in the process of writing in 2014, was and is my motto. This is what my purpose in life has become. Helping and serving others through positive encouragement, a “you can do” attitude. This is what not only makes students and readers feel good, but it makes me feel terrific!
Born in Salzburg, Austria, ULRIKE began a career in Entertainment Events in 1992 at a major Hollywood Studio, a position that would span nearly 20 years in the world of motion pictures and television. During this period, she continued her intense studies, teaching and writing about her passion - her metaphysical findings.
In 2011 ULRIKE decided to pursue her path as an inspirational author/writer and metaphysics teacher full time, guiding her students through private classes and workshops. With her concept of right thinking, under the name “Modern Thought Theories”, and her books “…because you can”, “Inspire your Day!”, “The Seeds Will Sprout Somewhere”, and her newest work “Forever…and 365 Days”, she is reaching out to students en masse who are also searching for more meaning in their lives, exposing them to the power of right thinking and the application thereof.
ULRIKE lives in Los Angeles, California, and frequently writes for several inspirational on-line publications and print magazines, producing over fifty articles about the workings of the Mind and the Laws of the Universe.
“Every day is a new opportunity to correct yesterday’s thoughts.”
In celebration of ULRIKE'S fourth book, "Forever and 365 Days" we are contributing this post to her accomplishment!
Inspiration, Harmony, Abundance all with Balanced Thought…are these your goals for a better life?
Is it right or is it wrong? Is it good or is it damaging? Why do we have to ask ourselves these questions all the time? We have double standards. We believe that evil is real. We believe that something can harm us. The truth is, however, that we are perfect beings of light, indestructible and pure. We have only fallen into the mist of misunderstanding and are acting according to our fears.
It is a lifetime task to sort out these wrong beliefs and teachings. We have to reeducate and retrain ourselves to think and act correctly. It is a daily task. Minute by minute we must be aware of our actions and make certain that love is our motive in everything we do.
Love, not emotion, is the key to our transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. Love is the motivating principle of all things and Love is the mother of our being. Let us return to this source of all bliss, let us enjoy our health, wealth and happiness - now and “Forever … and 365 days”.
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Okay, NOT that I'm pitting my authors against each other because all my authors appreciate each other--but I've been concentrating on work count lately.
Naturally I wondered what my authors PUBLISHED word count was for 2013.
So below I've got the low down. Remember, this is for 2013 published works. It's also an estimate because I quickly ran through the word count of the whole book--legal wording & all.
ACTION ITEM: Tell me your word count for 2013!
Author Patricia A. Knight
Affectionately called: PAK
Hers To Command
Hers To Choose
Hers to Cherish
Total Word Count: 215,378
Author Carol McKibben
Affectionately called: Mom
Word Count: 60,827
Author John Daly
Affectionately called: My etiquette guru
The Key Class
Word Count: 47,024
Affectionately called: SNM
Lady Alene and the Widower
But For You, Yes
Cougar Bait in the Coffee Shop
The Demon Inside Me
Escape To Vampire Dam
Word Count: 46,791
Affectionately called: Ushci
Inspire Your Day
The Seeds Will Sprout Somewhere
Word Count: 13,824
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