The Gift of Who I AM

Living Prayer Series: Book 1

by Christine Black Cummings Illustrated by Diane McClary

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/05/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 38
ISBN : 9781982259327
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 38
ISBN : 9781982259334

About the Book

On a solitary walk in April of 2013, The Gift began to flow into my consciousness. Thanks to Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way and the teachings of Ernest Holmes Science of Mind, I knew to listen. And to transcribe its words. Shortly thereafter, I shared what I thought was a complete poem of 140 words in seven stanzas of four lines each with encouraging classmates at the Center for Spiritual Living Palm Desert. I added a rainbow I’d photographed in Hawaii the previous month, created bookmarks and gave them as gifts. Likely due to my receptivity immediately after I sent the manuscript of the book I’d been writing for 12 years—Black-Eyed Susan, A Love-Child Finds Her Father and Her Self—to its publisher, The Gift kept giving and growing, reaching pretty much its current form in December of 2013. Although I had clarity “The Great Creator” had delivered “The Gift” to me, I kept asking, “What is this?” Because it sounded like poetry from my childhood and I felt no urge to make edits, I came to believe its message was one my angry 13-year-old self-opted to not hear when I angrily vowed that I didn’t need a father—Heavenly or earthly—in my life. This time, my 67-year-self listened, absorbed and, as instructed, “put me in your pocket and hold me in your heart.” My heart kept reminding me “The Gift” wasn’t just for me. So I asked, “What am I to do with it?” The answer I kept hearing was: “Share.” And so I did, from time to time, with selected friends and in creative circles. In the summer of 2019, after our beloved 17 year-old grandson Tyler passed from the earthly part of his soul’s journey, I set my intention to publish “The Gift.” Since seven is the number of completion and 2020 is the year of clear vision, now is the divinely appointed time and I am ready. And upholding that each of us is a unique expression of our Creator, “The Gift of Who I Am.”

About the Author

Teacher, volunteer leader, award-winning entrepreneur, Christine Cummings is the author of Black-Eyed Susan, A Love-Child Finds Her Father and Her Self, Balboa Press 2013. Website is She and husband Dave reside in Palm Desert, CA, where Christine is on the Prayer Team at the Spiritual Center of the Desert, facilitates The Artist’s Way Creative Circles and leads a Meditation Circle based on Unity’s Daily Word.