My Personal Experience on Chimeroan
My lifelong dream fulfilled: I’m a bestselling author. Everyone loves my books. Everyone loves me too! I’m famous! I’m rich! I’m popular! Life is perfect!
Now I can only imagine that this is the dream of dreams for many writers. However, if every author on Earth were to go to Chimeroan and become bestsellers, we’d all have different experiences. And our experiences would, in large part, be a result of the multiple factors that have shaped our lives so far, including, in large part, our fears, which tend to shape our thoughts and actions on both a conscious and deeply subconscious level.
On Chimeroan, I would be the famous, popular bestselling author of my desires and my goals. However, before I can even guess at what I would encounter there, I’d first have to have some idea of my fears. So, here goes:
1) No one will like my book(s)
2) I’ll get awful reviews
3) People will laugh at me behind my back
4) I’ll never get an agent or publisher
5) I’ll mess up speaking in front of people, especially kids.
6) Kids can see right though me and they’ll know I’m insecure.
7) Who am I kidding!!????!!!!
You see, until I can come face to face with my fears, no matter if I achieve my ‘dream’ on Chimeroan or on Earth, these fears will rise up to bite me in the back, face, neck and every which way. They will pull me down and sabotage the very thing I believe, or say, I want.
It’s kind of like a ‘fear of success’ / ‘fear of failure’ scenario.
I fear that which I want.
The situations I run into on Chimeroan could take many forms, such as situations that realize my fears literally [me being in front of a large audience and everyone laughing at me, or asking questions I can’t answer, or me stuttering my way through an hour of torture].
Or, events might manifest as something else; something I am not consciously aware of but which might be at the root of my fears.
So, hypothetically, let’s say that when I was a child people kept teasing me because of the way I spoke. Then on Chimeroan I might be confronted with an incident or incidents embodying this, but which in the end will help me see the root of the problem, and thus set me free to enjoy my dream.
Overall though, by the time I left Chimeroan, I would have the confidence, greater maturity and tools to deal with the challenges, and yes, even the ups and downs, that will await me as a writer on Earth.
About Ann Marie Meyers:
About Up in the Air:
And when she leaps off a swing in the park one day and lands in the mystical realm of Chimeroan, her dream finally comes true. She is given a pair of wings. She can fly! Life cannot be any better.
Yet, dreams do come with a price. Even with wings, Melody realizes she cannot outfly the memories of her past. The car accident that has left her father paralyzed, and her unscarred, still plagues her with guilt — she believes that it was entirely her fault.
In Chimeroan, Melody is forced to come to terms with her part in her father's accident. She must choose between the two things that have become the world to her: keeping her wings or healing her father.