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Friday, March 25, 2011

Opening the Gates of the Heart: A Journey of Healing by Carolyn CJ Jones

Welcome Carolyn! It is wonderful to interview such a talented photographer as well as poet. Your book, Opening the Gates of the Heart : A Journey of Healing is a beautiful hard covered piece of artwork! Carolyn CJ Jones is - Winner, Honorable Mention, Spirituality, New York 2010 Book Festival
- Winner, Honorable Mention, Photography, San Francisco 2010 Book Festival
- Winner, Poetry, Do-It-Yourself 2010 Book Festival
How did you begin discovering all the magnificent gates that you photographed?
  
Thank you so much! I am so pleased you recognize the artistic work in my book. The story of how I discovered the gates is a little unusual. I discovered the ones which appear in the book quite by accident in a small hilly community in the San Francisco Bay Area.
It was February of 2001, and I was sitting in the cockpit of the boat where I had lived until seven months earlier, when I left my marriage and the boat I called home. I had decided I needed to go on a road trip to “find myself,” and I was at the boat to say goodbye to my ex-husband.
As I sat in the cockpit, I looked at the hills around me and realized there was a neighborhood I had not visited. Thinking I would never return to the area, I went to visit, just out of curiosity, as I had heard of this community for years. There I discovered the most beautiful gates - old entrances to mansions. I fell in love with the designs of the gates, the way the light reflected off of them, the puzzles of brick and stone surrounding them, and the lush foliage.
After discovering the gates, I left on my road trip, vowing to photograph them if ever I returned to the area, because I am an avid photographer. I did return in February of 2004 and went to shoot them. They are the bulk of the gate photographs in my book. Incidentally, the photos are digitized from slides and a few from film. In other words, I did not shoot the gates with a digital camera.

 I especially enjoy the profound and heartfelt prose poetry that you join so perfectly with a photo of each gate on every page. Did the process of the photography and prose poetry take quite a while?

Yes, it did. Once I returned to the Bay Area in 2004 and photographed the gates, it was nine months later that the realization came to me that I was creating a book. It then took six more years off and on for me to develop the book, and to get up the nerve to present it to the world.
The process of the prose poetry took much longer. I started journaling in 1999, in response to my confusion, while still married, about feelings I had developed for another man. That journaling became my touch with reality, with my sanity, both of which were shaky at the time.
I continued my journaling even after I injured my dominant wrist in July, 2002, while I was working at a boating store. As I could not stop journaling, and as it hurt too much to write with my right hand, I taught myself to write with my left hand. It was in November of 2004 that I discovered prose in my journals that described about one-half of the gates I had titled and was preparing to frame.

 Tell us about your journaling and how it led to prose poetry and your photographs.

When I began journaling, it was in response to my feelings for a man, as I said above. I was only able to write about incidents, experiences, and events that occurred between this man and I, and my husband and I, as I attempted to figure out what was happening in my heart.
However, it was not until I started writing left-handed that my feelings began to surface in any type of manner, and surface they did! Deep thoughts kept coming up and frequently, I stopped after writing something profound and said out loud, “Where in the world did THAT come from?”
So, “over here,” I was journaling and “over there,” I had photographed these lovely gates that I began to title and frame, in anticipation of showing them in art galleries. These were two separate and distinct processes that were occurring at the same time.
One morning in late November, 2004, I wrote in my journal, words which described an image I had just named Webs of Fear.  What I wrote was, “I have spent a lifetime of terror and shame spinning webs between the spires that stand as sentinels to my heart.”  Bear in mind that I did not write these words for that, or any, gate.
I was flabbergasted because these words described my image, giving it voice far beyond the visual element. Once this happened, I searched all of my journals, looking for phrases and paragraphs that talked about my feelings, from despair to joy. I looked for anything that referenced ways to treat others and myself better, such as kindness and compassion, as well as good principles of living, such as tolerance, patience, and acceptance.
What I found was prose that gave voice to one-half of the titled photos I had, so about 22 of them out of 40 images. I was amazed, to say the least! It was at that point that I realized I was creating a book. In fact, just over one-half of the gates in the book have verses which came directly from my journals without any changes. Another quarter of my titled images matched with prose when I added a line or stanza to the writing. Over the next six years, I wrote verse specifically for the remaining one quarter of my titled images. These verses and the prose were placed in a poetry format for style in the book.
This is how the prose poetry and photographs came together in a book.
Wow Carolyn, that is an interesting story unto itself!
Tell us about your own personal journey of healing.

Having been through an unexpected divorce several years ago, I did find the book very to be perfect for anyone that needed healing.

An unexpected divorce is very difficult, regardless of which end you are on. It touches my heart that my book was useful to you.
My personal journey includes a history of trauma and abuse, which led to a very poor self-esteem and confidence level, much shame, fear of everyone, feelings of worthlessness, and often, deep despair. I choose not to talk more about this, because I have forgiven and enjoy a relationship with the perpetrators.
At any rate, I discovered alcohol and drugs as a way to numb my feelings of disappointment, hurt, discouragement, and so-forth, and I developed a 26 year career of drinking. I was quite serious about it and frequently drank and drugged myself into oblivion.
Finding myself in an unsatisfying, and often, verbally abusive marriage, I used my tried-and-true methods of numbing myself out. This added to a shaky marriage in a negative way, as you can well imagine.
My husband of 20 years and I spent a fair amount of time searching “out there” for happiness, not understanding that it comes from within. As a result, we decided to move from Colorado to California to live aboard a sailboat and one day go cruising. THAT would make us happy, we were sure.
Hence, the move to a sailboat in the Bay Area. Initially, it was pleasant, as we got involved in major renovation of the boat, a pastime which we both enjoyed, each with our own area of expertise. The newness wore off, however, and the unhappy marriage and arguments resumed.
Another boater suffered a tragedy on his boat, and, in an effort to be supportive, I started hanging around with this man. He was respectful, encouraging, and did not engage in verbal abuse of any kind. I began to develop love for this man. Thinking he reciprocated, I left my marriage, which is a whole other messy story, in order to make myself available to him.
I found out in a most humiliating manner that he, in fact, did not have romantic feelings for me. My response was devastation, as I thought I was reading him so well. I lost touch with reality, and spent the next two months drinking and crying. I could barely function; I couldn’t feed myself, for example. Heck of a weight-loss program…
Toward the end of that two months, I decided I needed a road trip. My plan was to go to San Diego and stay with an old friend whom I discovered was trying to quit drinking. So, I headed south to spend a couple of weeks with her and to “get a handle on my drinking.” One and one-quarter years later, I resumed my road trip, having spent my time in San Diego beginning to learn how to live as a sober person.
While there, I bought and renovated an old full-sized Dodge van, complete with refrig and oven/stove. This lovely place became my home off-and-on for the next three years. As I indicated above, I returned to the Bay Area to say hi and bye and hurt my wrist. Several months after the accident, it was determined I needed major reconstructive surgery.
My next two years were spent trying to locate affordable and appropriate (something other than the van) housing in which to live while I recouped from the surgery. Surgery did not happen in Washington because worker's comp required my return to the Bay Area.
Unable to find affordable housing in the Bay Area, I went to Washington State to housesit the home of one of my friends who lived in Colorado.  While in Washington I discovered my book-in-the-making, as I described above.
After much frenzy and frantic searching for appropriate housing, I moved into an apartment in Marin County and had surgery, from which I spent the next year recovering. I was retrained as a photographer by the work comp system, and made valiant, yet, minimally successful, attempts to sell my framed gate images. These attempts continued for a couple of years, give or take.
During this time, I sought counseling for my continued depression, despair, and hopelessness. The biggest healing has occurred through my work in sobriety, and the major work in sobriety has been my book, my journals. Today, I am a happy and joyful person who delights in the world around her.

What is the most important thing you have learned in the process of creating your book?

The most important thing I have learned is how to become responsible for myself. This starts with keeping a running self-appraisal or assessment going, meaning, I constantly keep track of my actions, words, and thoughts. I consider my part in each and every encounter or experience I have.
Adopting this practice of self-inventory has led to much peace, both within and with those around me. It also has led to forgiveness for people who have hurt me. This has occurred because I realized I did the very thing to another that they did to me. Again, compassion came into play. From compassion I was able to forgive. That does not mean I condone the acts against me, only that I forgive the person.
I have learned to practice self-assessment  through the creation of my book and during the course of learning to live as a sober person. Practicing self-assessment has brought me not only peace, but joy, as well, because I have learned to see life with joy. And this comes from one who spent a lifetime hurt or angry at others. What a blessing to have been able to grow and heal. It only gets better with time.

Tell us about your publishing adventure, how you went about publishing your wonderful book.

Ah, the publishing adventure! Yes, it has truly been an adventure and I have been loving it. I embrace the new challenges that surface, although I must admit they overwhelm me, especially when internet-related. I seem to go on overload.
My publishing career began because the traditional publisher, Chronicle Books, to whom I submitted my book and a proposal, turned me down. I was disappointed. The whole process to submit the proposal to them took me about a year or more because I had such a hard time preparing it; I was frightened to be candid about myself and to show myself and my words to the world, so I hired a coach for assistance. All the while I was preparing the proposal, I was getting a spiral-bound book made. This included getting it designed, photos digitized, and getting it printed at FedEx/Kinko’s. I even approached several famous people for endorsement of the book, including, and receiving one from actor, activist, and author Mike Farrell, and visionary author, Oriah Mountain Dreamer.
 It took a long time to prepare the submission for Chronicle Books and then several months to get the rejection. I felt the book’s message was too ur-gent and that I could not let that potentially lengthy process occur again. Having been a member of the Bay Area Independent Publisher’s Association (BAIPA) for a couple of years, I had gleamed much of their  generously given information. I made the decision to publish the book myself. You know the feeling, perhaps; when you want something done, sometimes you just have to do it yourself.
I officially became Gate Lady Publishing on January 1, 2011. I brought on board a book designer, a copy editor, and a publicist. In early March, I presented the book and dust cover files to a local print broker who dealt with Asian printers. I was told the book would be back in 2 months, so I planned a book launch/publication date, for May 1. I used a print-on-demand printer to have advance copies of the book made, both in hard and soft cover.
The hard covered book was sent to reviewers such as the Washington Post, New York Times, and Publishers Weekly. The soft covered was sent to 14 people to act as advance readers/editors. These people were phenomenal and their input hugely added to the quality and caliber of the book.
Difficulties with setting the launch date began to emerge. For example, all of those reviewers required, and still do, receipt of a book at least four month in advance of publication. I was only giving them two months. Meanwhile, problems with getting a high quality book from the Asian printer surfaced. I proceeded to delay the launch to June 1st and how appropriate that I was giving birth to my book on my own birthday?
The quality issues did not resolve with time and, finally, in August, the contract with the print broker was rescinded. I was free to go to another printer. Yet, the damage as far as requesting a review had been done. Now, I was looking at October to launch. As it turns out, that would have given the reviewers their required time, because the launch did happen October 8th. This has been a disappointment of mine, because I learned how crucial it is  in the success of a book to have a review by a major reviewer.
Life always moves on, and there are always more experiences in which we find ourselves. This, then, was the case for me, as I proceeded to select another printer. This time, I searched for one in the US and found Josten’s Commercial Printers, who did a superb job on the book. I am so proud to be able to claim “made in the USA.”
My biggest challenge as a publisher is  the marketing and distribution of my book. I am better at writing!

 What marketing plans have you devised?  I know you live in Marin but I saw your book on display at Copperfield’s in Healdsburg and I was quite impressed!

Why, thank you very much, Jeane! Yes, the book is in Healdsburg. I was excited when they accepted it; it is a very nice bookstore. Actually, all of the Copperfield’s Books are really nice, from their available selections to the ambiance.. As part of my marketing plan, which includes giving more author events and appearances, I will be doing a meeting and greeting of customers at the Petaluma Copperfield’s on April 2, from 1:30 - 3:30 pm.
Thus far, here are my internet related activities:
- developed ebook , initiated website with blog; blog 2-3 times a week
- involved in social media networking - Twitter, FaceBook, and LinkedIn
- numerous videos on YouTube includes 42 videos of seniors talking about each topic in the book
- approached online by two book reviewers - offered reviews - received
My traditional media marketing has included and will include:
- appeared on Jill Lublin’s TV show, “Messages of Hope”
- Interviewed on 3 radio shows
- Interviewed on KUSP’s “Talk of the Bay” with Rick Kleffel in Santa Cruz, CA
- obtained list of 876 radio stations across US, including all contact info
and will continue to  contact these stations requesting interviews
- approaches to local newspapers for interview - none granted
- will again request interview if award received or contest won
- article in www.12stepgazette.com - about book’s origin, my sobriety
Several other marketing strategies reached and planned are:
- collaborate with wrought-iron gate makers, blacksmiths,
- endorsements from authors Mike Farrell and Oriah Mountain Dreamer
- pursue endorsement from other authors and inspirational speakers
- hold author event in Marin libraries
- Civic Center and Belvedere-Tiburon libraries are scheduled
- continue to plan author speaking/signing events, locally and out-of-state
- presented author event at Boulder Bookstore, Boulder, CO - March 13th
- will present book/author talk at Allen Public Library, Allen, TX - April 28th
- plan event at Chester County Books and Music - West Chester, PA - June
- possible regional book tour in summer - SW
I have entered the book in the following contests and shows:
- 2010 San Francisco Book Festival - Honorable Mention for photography
- 2010 New York Book Festival - Honorable Mention for spirituality
- 2010 Do-It-Yourself Book Festival - Winner for poetry
- shown/show at Book Expo America, Frankfurt, London - 2010, 2011
- shown at regional bookseller shows in Denver, St. Paul, Oakland - 2010
- shown at Professional and American Library Association seminars - 2010
- submittal for Pulitzer Prize - “Words” category - 2010
The book has been marketed and sold to:
- hospital gift shops, drug and alcohol treatment programs, 12 Step Book-stores, libraries in Marin County, CA, as well as in Allen, TX
There is more. I only scratched the surface about my speaking events. I suspect you are beginning to see how involved the marketing is for a publisher.

I am totally amazed at your marketing skills and have left most of your list because I know writers can benefit from all this information! 
This is your first book, have you been working on another?

Yes, I have been working on Gates of Grace. It just flows naturally that once someone has walked through the gates in their heart, that they live in grace. I plan for it to have images of graceful gates, titled with words describing grace, or reflecting grace.

 Do you have a web site and where can your book be bought?

I do have a website, which is also my blog site, at www.gatelady.com
The book is available in many bookstores in California and out-of-state. Please see my website for further locations and you may call me at:
415-883-8325.

Thank you Carolyn for an extremely insightful interview. I hope our readers and writers learned as much as I did! 
The winner of Frank Baumgardener's Yanks in the Redwoods is: Jeanne J. Congratulations!

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32 comments:

  1. Wow, what a journey, and what a beautiful story, told with such truth and honesty. I'm sure the photographs and poetry will be equally as interesting and moving.
    Thanks for interviewing this author, Jeane. I can tell this book has been a real work of love and opening of the heart.

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  2. Interesting and provocative. . . using gates as art and as metaphors. This looks like a beautiful book by a thoughtful artist/author.

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  3. LouisePledge (at yahoo)March 27, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    What a story! And how wonderful is it that you were able to, finally, use all of your trials as a positive! I'm thinking this new book could be a healing process for many.

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  4. Thank you, Carolyn, for sharing your work of art and your life with us. It's a moving and heartfelt tale of perseverance and artistic endeavor that impressed me with your tenacity and touched me with your openness. I have peeked at your book on occasion and it's a lovely piece of work. I recall working at the same table with you during the 2010 Sonoma Book Festival and now I realize I missed an opportunity to know you better. This is a special interview, one that I'll remember and a I guide to all of us seeking ways to promote our work.

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  5. What a marvelous interview! It reflects much of the darkness of my own life struggle, as well as a two-year road trip which was life changing for me, and a nearly ecstatic recovery (and weight loss) from many of my ills and obstacles through a wonderful spiritually based program. Seldom does an interview relate so strongly to the most serious issues of my life! Beyond that, it lays down a practical and detailed "how to publish a book" data base and explores the artist's creativity and the richness of daily writing for the writer. It's definitely a "brava" conversation!

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  6. What commitment to your own journey and to the creative spirit that nourished you! You share yourself openly and with compassion. Your book must have the same gift giving qualities of image and word, healing and hoping. There's the joy of being open to the magic of life and being the creator of your life story.
    Thank you for sharing your path!

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  7. A great interview, Jeane, and wonderful and heart-rending story from Carolyn--with a good ending. Actually, her story may never end. The book is beautiful and Carolyn is a very interesting person to talk to. I first saw her book at our RWW conference last year when she and a friend were sitting at the BAIPA table. The two of them plus Charles Markee convinced me to join BAIPA, Bay Area Independent Publishers Assn. Her life story is amazing and touching as are her efforts in marketing the book. Best wishes to her for continued success. The book is beautiful!

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  8. Barbara Toboni barbara@barbarasmirror.comMarch 30, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Good interview, Jeane. You always ask the right questions. Carolyn, what a brave soul you are to share your truth with us. Somehow that first image of a gate drew you inside yourself. And then to realize you could create a beautiful book too, a gift. The photograph is a great writing tool. I use photographs also for my blog at barbarasmirror.com.

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  9. I appreciate the skill level you bring to the interview process Jeane. It touched me to read of your journey Carolyn, and how you found your voice when you lost the use of your dominant hand. How fascinating that your left hand could tell you the truth of your heart, surprising you and delighting us. The way the photographs of the gates and your journal entries interweave is a treasure chest of discovery. I too, am a writer and photographer, and I was able to view your unique work at the conference. Thank you for bringing visual and word images together in a way that changes the meaning of both into magic for the soul.

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  10. Congratulations Carolyn for all of this amazing progress thus far. You have a lot of momentum behind this project and it is clear you are fully committed to the books success!

    I am impressed with your level of dedication and all the pro-action going on to push the book forward so you can reach the people you are intended to reach with it!

    One tip for the lovely interviewer...It helps your readers if you place breaks/spaces in between paragraphs and scale the content into shorter paragraphs.

    When our eyes see large blocks or text in a paragraph we tend to stop short. It's overwhelming for the mind and minds eye.

    This will help with the goal of getting viewers down the page and through all of your yummy luscious content on your awesome blog here, so they don't miss anything. Thanks for this great interview!

    Congrats again Carolyn! You are an inspiration for many!

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  11. congratulations carolyn on your journey...

    blessings to you and yours.

    karenk
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  14. Hi all, I am somewhat chagrined to admit that I was unable to find my way to this site and keep up with your comments. Please pardon my challenges with technology. :) I am reading all of these beautiful comments and I am very moved and honored. Thank you all. Now for individual responses...

    cj

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  15. Hi Sharon,

    I was so touched by your comment. Thank you for your acknowledgment of my truth and honesty; both are things I was afraid to "be" to the world, so it means a great deal to be recognized for those very things with which I struggled. It has been quite the adventure, I'll say that in retrospect. lol It has been a process of love, as well as every other emotion under the sun, at times. Thank you for sharing in it with me.

    cj

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  16. Hi Jeanne,

    What a lovely thing to say. Thank you. I'm glad you found the gates metaphoric, provocative...

    cj

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  17. Hi Louise,

    I'm right with you on the book being a healing process for many. I believe there are those out these who are just miserable inside and have no clue what to do. Some don't even recognize how miserable they are. Maybe that's presumptuous to say. Who am I to say someone is miserable? It's just that I observe behavior, and it's often the behavior of one who is troubled, or angry, or depressed. I think the book could benefit them. I'm not reaching them. Any ideas would be most welcome.

    cj

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  18. Hi Charles,

    My, what a glowing tribute you wrote about the interview. I am deeply touched. Very honored. Of course, I am extremely grateful for Jeane's skill in asking questions. We did miss an opportunity to know each other, didn't we? Lesson learned... We'll have to chat at BAIPA. :) I thought about the Sonoma Fair the other day, and of you, and am wondering how your book is doing? I hope it's going gangbusters!

    cj

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  19. Hi Gail,

    Thank you for your kudos and your definition of the conversation as "brava." That was exciting to read. Yes, Jeane is a skilled interviewer, isn't she? I enjoyed responding to her questions. How interesting that your journey has involved similar experiences, similar life struggles. I hope the book touches your soul. If you're working on a book you're going to publish?, I hope my synopsis of my actions is helpful to you. Take care.

    cj

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  20. Hi Kate,

    You're so welcome for me sharing my path. Thank YOU for acknowledging my commitment, as well as my creative spirit which was at work double-time. :) You, too, give high praise of the book, calling it one of healing and hope. Many readers claim those are so. There IS great joy at being open to the magic of life, and a good feeling to know I am no longer playing the victim in my life, but jumping in as its creator. Ahhhh.... wonderful!

    cj

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  21. Sandy,

    Thank you for your compliments about my book. I am so glad you find it to be beautiful. I was most pleased to print in the US - they did a great job. I missed the April BAIPA, but plan to be at the May one. Please come introduce yourself if you are there. And welcome aboard. This organization is a wealth of information and generous in their sharing of it.

    cj

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  22. Hi Barbara,

    Thanks for your praises of the interview. Yes, Jeane asked the greatest questions, didn't she? Thank you for acknowledging my brave soul in divulging the information about myself that I did. It just felt right to do so. :) It furthered my life's purpose, which I have discovered is to tell my story in an attempt to get the book into the world for all to see its message. Thank you again...

    cj

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  23. Dear Dr. Venus,

    Your words and accolades took my breath away. Yes, Jeane's skill at interviewing is right up there! It WAS interesting the way I found my voice after starting to write with my left hand. Literally amazing, actually. So you are a writer and photographer also... I'd love to see your work. I wonder to what conference you refer... where you saw the book. It warms my heart to hear your praises. Thank you.

    cj

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  24. Hi Freea,

    Imagine my surprise to see you on this site! Glad you found it. Thanks for your words of praise. My efforts seem to be my life's purpose... to get the book out into the world, so the efforts which I take seem easy. WEll, some of them. I, for example, still struggle with approaching people about the book. In writing I'm fine, it's just in person I falter... lol Ever-so-slightly... Thank you again for your accolades!

    cj

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  25. Dear karenk and zodamere,

    I am so glad you found the site! Thanks for your blessing, Karen. And I'm curious, what topic you were looking for, Zodamere... Thank you both for your acknowledgment. I greatly appreciate it.

    cj

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  28. My Name is ADAEZE..I never believed in Love Spells or Magics until I met this special spell caster when i went to Africa to Execute some business..He is really powerful..My wife divorce me with no reason for almost 4 years and i tried all i could to have her back cos i really love her so much but all my effort did not work out.. we met at our early age at the college and we both have feelings for each other and we got married happily for 5 years with no kid and she woke up one morning and she told me she’s going on a divorce..i thought it was a joke and when she came back from work she tender to me a divorce letter and she packed all her loads from my house..i ran mad and i tried all i could to have her back but all did not work out..i was lonely for almost 4 years…So when i told the spell caster what happened he said he will help me and he asked for her full name and her picture..i gave him that..At first i was skeptical but i gave it a try cos h ave tried so many spell casters and there is no solution…so when he finished with the readings,he got back to me that she’s with a man and that man is the reason why she left me…The spell caster said he will help me with a spell that will surely bring her back.but i never believe all this…he told me i will see a positive result within 3 days..3 days later,she called me herself and came to me apologizing and she told me she will come back to me..I cant believe this,it was like a dream cos i never believe this will work out after trying many spell casters and there is no solution..The spell caster is so powerful and after that he helped me with a pregnancy spell and my wife got pregnant a month later..we are now happy been together again and with lovely kid..This spell caster has really changed my life and i will forever thankful to him..he has helped many friends too with similar problem too and they are happy and thankful to him..This man is indeed the most powerful spell caster have ever experienced in life..Am Posting this to the Forum in case there is anyone who has similar problem and still looking for a way out..you can reach him here: shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com...... CONTACT THIS POWERFUL SPELL CASTER TODAY VIA EMAIL:shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com..

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  29. I am from chicago USA, I can't stop thanking Dr Shakes Spear Africa for this Great thing that he has done in my life, I am so greatful to him, i was suffering from HIV seizures and kidney failure when i contacted Dr Shakes Spear Africa after reading the wonderful testimony that people has been sharing about him, when i contacted him, he assure me that he will cure me with his herbal medicine which he really did, and i am now completely cured from HIV seizures and kidney failure. What will i say rather than thanking him for saving me.
    Why suffering in silence when there is remedy to your deseases.Dr.Worrior Africa also specialize in curing the following desease:
    *Hiv/Aids
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    *Infertility/Impotency
    *Cancer
    *Eye Problem
    *Skin Problem
    *Fibroid Tumor
    *Ulcer
    *Prostate Problem
    *Asthma
    *Weight Management
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    *Pile e.t.c
    For more information contact Dr Shakes Spear Africa via email:shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com

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  30. My Name is ADAEZE..I never believed in Love Spells or Magics until I met this special spell caster when i went to Africa to Execute some business..He is really powerful..My wife divorce me with no reason for almost 4 years and i tried all i could to have her back cos i really love her so much but all my effort did not work out.. we met at our early age at the college and we both have feelings for each other and we got married happily for 5 years with no kid and she woke up one morning and she told me she’s going on a divorce..i thought it was a joke and when she came back from work she tender to me a divorce letter and she packed all her loads from my house..i ran mad and i tried all i could to have her back but all did not work out..i was lonely for almost 4 years…So when i told the spell caster what happened he said he will help me and he asked for her full name and her picture..i gave him that..At first i was skeptical but i gave it a try cos h ave tried so many spell casters and there is no solution…so when he finished with the readings,he got back to me that she’s with a man and that man is the reason why she left me…The spell caster said he will help me with a spell that will surely bring her back.but i never believe all this…he told me i will see a positive result within 3 days..3 days later,she called me herself and came to me apologizing and she told me she will come back to me..I cant believe this,it was like a dream cos i never believe this will work out after trying many spell casters and there is no solution..The spell caster is so powerful and after that he helped me with a pregnancy spell and my wife got pregnant a month later..we are now happy been together again and with lovely kid..This spell caster has really changed my life and i will forever thankful to him..he has helped many friends too with similar problem too and they are happy and thankful to him..This man is indeed the most powerful spell caster have ever experienced in life..Am Posting this to the Forum in case there is anyone who has similar problem and still looking for a way out..you can reach him here: shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com...... CONTACT THIS POWERFUL SPELL CASTER TODAY VIA EMAIL:shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com..

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