Eric Syrdal Reviews Conversations With My Higher Self by Rachel Finch — May 28, 2019

Eric Syrdal Reviews Conversations With My Higher Self by Rachel Finch

To walk outside your own body. To look back and see yourself as the universe sees you.  To see the entire story of your life laid open before you and to thumb through it page by page and truly understand.  To see clearly, all the events that have lead up to where you are now and the choices you made, actions you took, and to gain a snapshot of your soul.

Pain, loss, joy, grief, death, and rebirth.  To know that you have done it all the best you were able and that above all else you survived.  And love, the greatest of all emotions, is within you.  You are loved, you have loved, and you deserve love. 

Most of all the deepest love possible.

To love yourself.

What would the scenario described above look like?  If anyone is capable of drawing out a sketch of these events, I believe Rachel Finch is just such a person. 

She has painted a deeply emotional picture of this landscape and through her eyes we are able to gain a rare glimpse into what it might be like to view yourself from afar.

In “Conversations With My Higher Self”, Finch takes us on a guided tour of self-perception from outside one’s on psyche.

It’s a marvelous journey of exploration and discussion with one’s own consciousness.

Asking difficult questions and receiving difficult answers, as only your own heart can give.

I was profoundly moved by this piece.  As a poet and an empathic soul, my heart and mind were solidly gripped by the experience of reading this book.  

If you are one who enjoys philosophical discussions about how the events in your life have molded you into the person you are, then this is exactly the book for you. 

It will leave you with a profound feeling of having witnessed something beautiful.

It will also likely uncover the hidden answers in your mind to some of the most desperate questions your heart has been asking.

Conversations With My Higher Self is available through Amazon worldwide, Barnes and Noble, Book Depository, and other major online book retailers.

Coming May 2019 — May 4, 2019

Coming May 2019

“This book is book is like none you’ve read before and that alone is a powerful testament to Finch’s artistic brilliance. She executes her near death and resurrection experiences in such a way as to bring the reader with her to this incredible other-world. As Finch evolves, I felt myself evolving. “She is not quiet, the evolving is an unfolding and I am origami in the wind.” Conversations with My Higher Self has the power to change you, the reader, to change your mindset and see yourself and your life in an entirely different light.”

-Melody Lee, author of Moon Gypsy and Season of the Sorceress

Coming May 2019 — April 19, 2019
Indie Blu(e) Publishing Releases Arclight — February 11, 2019

Indie Blu(e) Publishing Releases Arclight

Indie Blu(e) Publishing is thrilled to announce the release of  Arclight by John Biscello.

John Biscello is not simply a novelist and poet, but an alchemist of verses. In Arclight, Biscello captains a voyage that transcends the physical world with graceful introspection, and philosophical wonder. His reflective nature invites us to ponder our own life experiences and ideals. Arclight is a true tribute to the human heart. 

“I always saw the humanity

behind his thick-lidded eyes, the small child,

begging for a banquet of golden crumbs

to appease the motherache churning

in his heart and stomach.

A thousand lions

pitted against a studded

chain smoking beer gutted gladiator,

I saw that too, he, the lions, the gladiator,

the arena,

the smoke and booze,

all of it…”

from, I See Myself

Arclight is available from Amazon in print and Kindle version.

Review of A Sparrow Stirs its Wings, Rachel Finch by Kristiana Reed — July 11, 2018

Review of A Sparrow Stirs its Wings, Rachel Finch by Kristiana Reed

From the moment Sudden Denouement Publishing announced the publication of Rachel Finch’s debut poetry collection, I could not wait to read it. Finch made a brave and bold entrance onto Blood into Ink, with ignition pieces like Girls are not for Beating (pg.35). I was hooked by her ability to sing fire with a bloody mouth.

A Sparrow Stirs its Wings houses this spirit of fight and flight. Flight not from fear but from the space she has shaped to soar. The structure of the collection reminds me of Alfa’s Silent Squall except Finch begins with the girl crossing her heart and hoping to die, walking on eggshells (pg.19), and ends as a woman who recognises strength and hope in her reflection:

I did not notice the growth, until I had grown,
I had not seen myself changing, becoming,
until the woman I forged reflected my gaze
and held my stare with no shame.’

  • Hold the Stare
  • In fact, I would even say Finch’s sparrow does more than stir its wings – it unfurls them in the morning sun and defies the laws of gravity. This debut collection is more than just honest, beautifully brutal storytelling. Finch has created a collection the reader will feel compelled to return to, time and time again. Moon Breathing makes me fall in love, Heal is the advice I need imprinted on my palm and Still Smouldering never fails to provoke a visceral reaction:

    ‘I was reborn a dragon feasting on the fire in my belly, lit with milk teeth in my mouth’

    Finch’s voice has found a home, in these pages and in my chest. She touches her readers. She tells the truth and explores hers. She leaves you with the following words:

    ‘You are the smell of rain before it hits the soil.’

    And you can’t help but believe them.

    Image courtesy of Alfa

    You can read more of Kristiana’s writing at My Screaming Twenties