PATHWAYS TO ILLUMINATION

Magical -Treasury Of My Dreams

Christy Birmingham
Freelance Writer, Poet, Author
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Christy Birmingham
Written: Maxima

Today’s guest poet is my good friend Christy Birmingham. Our relationship goes back to the very start of my blogging here at WordPress.com. Congratulations on your fine book. I am deeply inspired by your brilliant lyrics, filled with a gentle touch that soothes the soul and infuses the imagination, transporting us to lands of spiritual beauty unsurpassed. Your book is incredibly beautiful , each line an invitation to discover the beauty that surrounds us. A world of fine and outstanding writing between the covers of this lovely book.

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Stefan Maxima: I have followed your creativity for a long time. I find your poetic creations brilliant. Your poetic speech characterizes with refined forms of rhythm, with special notes of sentimentality and cheerfulness.
For the reader, your words carry strong emotional experiences, handsome experiences… As a stone engraved, they remain at the heart, to live forever – and to enrich the beauty of this spiritual world.
In real understanding, of poetic language, when your song is in full swing it marches across the heart and brings envy!
I wonder, what inspires you to write poetry?
Christy Birmingham: My focus stays the same, whether I write about the rain, love or other concept. I want to teach, turn the mind, transform and tease with a vision. I want to take words into new territory. I like to take phrases and twist them so that the reader stops and says, “Well, that’s a new way of looking at the subject here.” Readers say my visions are “unique,” which I take as a compliment.
I try to reach people with words that relate to what I have learned. Within the last five years, I have conquered cancer, left an abusive relationship, battled with depression monsters and been suicidal. I no longer hide my battles. Instead, I reach out with a sword in hand to fight the darkness. I hope to show others that they can do the same thing. Not many of the best things in life come easily.
Stefan Maxima: Do you have a favorite quote?
Christy Birmingham: Ah yes, quotes. I write them down, past quotes onto Pinterest and read them on social networks daily. I love the tiny pieces of wisdom. Here are a few favorites:
“Earth laughs in flowers.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You gotta dance like there’s nobody watching
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth” ~William W. Purkey

Stefan Maxima: What are your plans for the future?
Christy Birmingham: I plan to continue to write! I am a freelance writer and primarily write articles about business, marketing and health. I am working on another book, which will be my second one. My debut book Pathways to Illumination is getting positive reviews, which encourages me to continue writing poetry.
Through my words, I hope to inspire and motivate people to lift themselves out of dark times. That is what I believe to be my purpose. That is not a religious statement but instead a feeling I have at my core. I have been through struggles and made it through so much; it is my responsibility to show others that light can come for them too.
Stefan Maxima: Thank-you Christy, for speaking here with us today! Where can we read more of your poetry?
Christy Birmingham: Thanks for having me here, Stefan! My blog Poetic Parfait is where I regularly publish poems. http://poeticparfait.com/
Pathways to Illumination is available exclusively at Redmund Productions: http://redmundpro.com/book-store/pi/
Feel free to connect with me on Twitter too! https://twitter.com/christybis

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7 thoughts on “PATHWAYS TO ILLUMINATION

  1. Jean-Paul October 16, 2013 at 06:39 Reply

    I like, welcome to my blog,
    thanks 🙂

  2. […] so, to which he explained that he enjoyed my poetry very much. You can read our interview, titled Magical-Treasury Of My Dreams, to find some tidbits about me (including my favorite quotes). Maxima regularly posts poems to his […]

  3. Aquileana October 15, 2013 at 17:21 Reply

    Stirring interview; Máxima… Thanks for sharing !

    May Christy´s dreams as a writer come true…

    Cheers;

    Aquileana 😉

  4. readinpleasure October 15, 2013 at 14:32 Reply

    Wonderful interview, Stefan. Congrats on your book, Christy 🙂

  5. Lucia October 15, 2013 at 05:45 Reply

    The way you present here Christy Birmingham makes me want to discover more about her.
    You must be proud of this beautiful friendship.

  6. Foghorn The IKonoclast October 15, 2013 at 04:35 Reply

    I used to not really understand or appreciate poetry. But as I read these blogs I come to understand that many great poets are here and honestly they seem more validated than many so-called artists and bibliophiles.

  7. Christy Birmingham October 14, 2013 at 22:20 Reply

    Thank-you, Maxima, for having me here for the interview! It was great to discuss poetry and I appreciate your praise of my work too!

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