Naomi Rose: Encouraging Your Flowering
HELPING YOU LISTEN THE BOOK OF YOUR HEART INTO BEING
Who you are is central to the book you want to write. Together, we listen your book into being. Then, when people read what you have written, your presence — as well as message — vibrates from the page right into their lives.
Services: Writing from the Deeper Self ~ Book Development ~ Book Writing for Therapists & Healers ~ Editing & Proofreading ~ Self-Publishing Consultation ~ Illustration ~ Creative Midwifery
Products: Rose Press books ~ Enhancements for Writers ~ Naomi Rose Arts ~ and more
Deepeners: Explore Deeper ~ Resources ~ Meditations ~ and more
Guiding “budding” and experienced writers since 1987
Because the inner life matters to you,
the expression of your inner life deserves to be correspondingly deep, true, and beautiful.
EXPRESS your deep heart by writing a book (or creating in some other tangible form).
UNCOVER wonderful creative qualities in yourself in the process.
TRANSFORM your experience of yourself through how you give yourself to the writing (as well as what you write).
SHARE the healing gift of your completed book with the world.
When your book (or another creative manifestation of your being) emerges from a journey of self-discovery and wholeness, the inner treasures you are gratified to bring forth enrich not only your grateful recipients but also you.
And you heal the world from the inside out.
Everyone’s creative expression is unique. It’s just a matter of finding yours and letting it bloom.
Write the book of your heart?
Bring forth a tangible expression of some other heart’s-desire or idea?
Of course! If it's in you, you have to bring it out.
“I was a Hidden Treasure, and I longed to be known. . . .” (attributed to the Divine, calling us)
What you need in order to write a book that you love and that transforms you is the deeper you that you can bring to it.
You could do this on your own. But it helps significantly to have someone who:
💮 Knows the territory of birthing books and long-term creative projects,
💮 Has the skill and experience,
💮 Has many clients with books in print that are circulating through the world, and
💮 Can listen to you so well that you get to really hear yourself.
As a Book Developer and Creative Midwife, I'll help you find and mine your inner treasures and bring them into the world as a book (or other creative work) that's knocking from the inside at the door of your heart.
I can even help you get your book edited, proofread, and into print, e-book, and/or audiobook, if you’d like to self-publish. I can accompany you skillfully and compassionately on any portion of the book-writing journey, or all the way from “spark to finish.”
Whether it’s a book or some shorter form of writing, or some other area of creation waiting to come into form, you deserve more than to just make yourself produce a product.
How much more fulfilling it will be for you (and your readers) when the final product is the natural outgrowth of the uniqueness, dimensionality, and deep heart you put into it.
That’s where I come in.
As a Book Developer with over 30 years in the publications field, as well as someone with a lifelong fascination with the creative process and psycho-spiritual development, I can help you make this journey in a way that will nourish you along the way, and bring your project from spark to finish.
“A great boat woman, Naomi takes her seat quietly at the helm, and listens in a way that always inspires what is waiting to be known, said, and written to come forth. Practically skillful and mindfully soulful, she is helpful at every turn and around all the stops and stages in the process of book making. But mostly, she is the best kind of friend, and that’s really what it takes.” — Prema Nihan, Author, River’s Grace: Navigating the Sacred and Mundane in Motherhood
You can work together with me to:
💮 Write a book (my specialty). Nonfiction (including narrative nonfiction), fiction, memoir, and more — the Writing from the Deeper Self approach works with pretty much all genres.
💮 Write in some other format — an article, a web page, a series of blogs, a brochure, and so on.
💮 Explore in a different art form, such as art or music (the roots of the creative process are the same).
💮 Bring forth an invention, a business, a social benefit, and more. The deep-listening process works to spark your trust, guidance, and inspiration no matter what the specific focus.
This works because the process of listening to yourself in collaboration with me brings your unrealized treasures to the surface. Once these gifts from within have made themselves known to you and the path to making them tangible starts to unfold, you can put them together in any way that feels right. And ultimately bring them into the wider world.
“Naomi Rose has provided unwavering support, profound mirroring, and has gently guided and encouraged me to write from the place of my true and authentic self. In the process, I have come into relationship with my deepest creative self, after a lifetime of longing and disconnection from it. This gift beyond measure, I attribute to Naomi’s soulful, loving, supportive, and wise guidance.”— Carolyn Shoshana Fershtman, PhD, author of a book on intergenerational Jewish healing
You don’t need to “have it all together.” It’s a journey of discovery; things will make themselves known. There is so much to enjoy in this process.
And you don’t have to do it alone.
"I felt heard, in a very strong initial way. It's different from trying to write on my own, because it feels like what I'm doing is being done in relationship." — Shirley R. McGinnis, author, Sometimes Love Is Enough
Come, let’s begin.
I’m here to encourage your flowering.
"What Naomi does superbly is to evoke the creative and articulate in each person who works with her, to such a degree that each one is surprised at his/her own talent for expression." — Gay Luce, co-founder (with Jean Houston), Nine Gates Mystery School
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“I felt that you were speaking from the heart in this book, seeking to be of service from the sincere desire to assist, not to indoctrinate or impress. And I felt that you and I were having a conversation. Thank you for sharing your ideas and caring with the world through a book. I learned things, I felt understood, and I grew increasingly inspired as I turned the pages." — Sarah Beaber, writer
Want to give yourself an easy entree into this process? Book a 1/2-hour complimentary phone consultation with me to explore the book of your heart. There’s no pressure . . . only opportunities to explore what will speak to your needs and your heart’s desire.
I have a certain number of openings per month for this purpose. Take me up on this invitation.
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Browse and savor. See what speaks to you.
Take a step towards fulfilling your heart’s desire. Bring forth an expression that’s uniquely yours . . . and a gift to the world.
Writing from the Deeper Self
A holistic approach to uncover your inner treasures through writing (Applies to any form of writing)
Writing can show you to yourself in longed-for ways, and give your readers a reflection of who they are. When you give yourself completely to the process — not just with your mind but with all of you, your heart, cells, and breath—everything cooperates; and you wonder in amazement, “Did I write that?” This unique and sacred approach to writing offers you doors into the land you long to re-inhabit. Then, what you share with others (if you wish to) calls them home, too.
Editing: A truly helpful editor does more than head off typos at the pass: s/he makes the difference between a book that is readable and one that is dispensable, and ensures that your best intentions come across to your readers.
Proofreading: Proofreading isn’t a luxury—it’s a crucial part of any written presentation. A proofreader’s detailed sweep through your writing can make the difference between being taken seriously and being immediately dismissed, since mistakes, typos, wrong words, etc. make a poor impression on your readers.
Helping you discover and bring to life what wants to be known
If the urge to bring something other than writing into form is calling to you, then you know it won’t let you go until you start bringing it to life. Then, as soon as you start taking it to heart, it supports you. Together, we can find out what wants to be birthed in you—an artistic work, a business idea, a vision clamoring for details—and bring it out in a way that feels natural to you and adds value to your life.
Listening the book of your heart into being
(Writing from the Deeper Self applied to writing a book)
“Book Development” allows your book to develop organically, rather than from some one-size-fits-all template. It is based on who you are, where you are within yourself, and what you long to accomplish. As I help you listen to yourself deeply and trust what comes, enthusiasm, creativity, and inspiration supplant anxiety, and you can’t wait to give yourself to the writing process. When you are done, you have a vibrant, publishable manuscript—and a door into the next chapter of your creative journey.
Self-Publishing Consulting & Mentoring
With a bit of help, being your own "indie publisher" is definitely within reach
Self-publishing has so much to recommend it! You can make your book just the way you want; you can publish within weeks or months of completion; you get to keep all the net profits; and you get to join a growing swell of “indie publishers.” I can help you navigate this worthy but complex journey. Option 1—Engage me to teach you how to do it yourself. Option 2—I can coordinate all the pieces for you. Option 3—Choose what you want to handle, and leave the rest to me.
GRATEFUL CLIENTS SAY:
“It’s been really wonderful working with Naomi. She is so kind and supportive and gentle and appreciative, yet perceptive of the places where my book needed improvement, from commas to emotional nuances.
“Her faith in my book has been and is still very important to me in keeping my inner critic at bay. She has inspired me to honor what I have written by doing the work necessary to bring it into the coherent and beautiful form it deserves.”
— Rahima Warren, MFT (ret.). Author, The Star-Seer’s Prophecy trilogy: a fantasy novel of the healing journey. (See the Rose Press page for details.)
Book Writing for Therapists & Healers
Because a great listener like you deserves to be heard far and wide (Book Development applied to healers and their ways of knowing)
As a person of depth who believes that wholeness is not only possible but also a birthright, you have valuable insights to share about the human journey. By mining the depths of your own heart and experience in a book, you expand your healing influence beyond the therapy office, touch your readers in the deepest places, and enhance career opportunities. Your adeptness with listening and connecting threads of meaning makes you a natural for this healing approach to book writing.
Translating the image in your heart into art
A line drawing in black-and-white or color may be the perfect way to bring your book, business, family album, etc., to life. Since a picture equals 10,000 words, you can add value, appeal, warmth, and even branding recognition with an illustration custom designed to suit your esthetic and your needs. My training as a visual artist makes this a collaborative process. You tell me what you want, I come up with a sketch, you give feedback, I integrate your wishes—until you cry (in delight, of course), “That’s it!”
“Working with Naomi has been a total delight. Not only is she able to deeply listen to me and fully grasp my ideas and intentions but she is also wonderfully talented at helping me clarify and plan out the structure and scope of my book. Her understanding and support of me combines with her own great insight and makes her an outstanding and inspiring midwife for creative process.”
— Kathy Carlson, MA, Ph.D., MFT. Author, The Flame at the Tip of the Candle: Interconnectedness as Seen through the Lens of War
“You are indeed the creative midwife, Naomi, and you have a unique way of always inspiring those with whom you come into contact — every time! Writing is a lonely venture, with few mentors willing to urge you on. I am immensely grateful for the time that you've so generously gifted me with, and I'll cherish that forever."
— Olga Lopes, writer
For my services packages and prices, click below:
Ready to get started with your complimentary consultation? I have a number of spots open. One can be yours.
I have designed and curated some wonderful products to help you with the inner experience of writing — so that you can be with yourself in an attentive, nurturing way as you write. By opening up a conducive inner atmosphere, these products help you shift into a receptive, connected state of consciousness in which your inner treasures can come forth.
Whether it is a book (such as my Starting Your Book: A Guide to Navigating the Blank Page by Attending to What’s Inside You), a specially designed Flower Essence Remedy just for writers, flowering teas to confirm the reality of your own writing-flowering, art prints and photos to stimulate your soul’s expression, or even chocolate for writers (and much more), what’s on this site is designed to give all of you nourishment and encouragement. Browse the pages, see what interests you, and give yourself whatever best supports the written expression of your heart.
The Rose Press Enhancements for Writers Collection. Products to enhance your writing and yourself.
Writing doesn’t have to be a self-alienating struggle; with the right atmosphere and supports, it can bring you closer to yourself. The Rose Press Enhancements for Writers Collection includes these products and benefits:
Get support from the natural world. The 3 Flower Essence Remedies for Writers have been specially formulated exclusively for Writing from the Deeper Self. The subtle medicine of the right flowers can work wonders for the body, mind, heart, spirit, and soul.
Open up essential qualities to help you make the book-writing journey. My book, 10 Essential Qualities for Writers, explores such qualities as Creativity, Confidence, Flow, Stamina, and others that can be sparked into life by working with this book.
Give yourself special teas for writers as part of your writing ritual. With the time-lapse wonderment of Flowering Teas, the blooms unfold in hot water right before your eyes — and spark your writing to unfold and flower.
Enjoy — guilt-free! — an artisan chocolate that is sugar-free, delicious, herbally enhanced, and good for you. Made by a former wellness coach, these chocolates can be woven into your writing experience as a self-acknowledgment during or after a writing session.
Experience the good medicine of books to help you find true center and write deeply. My recommended books for writers touch not only on writing, but also self-care, artistry, and healing. Because all of you comes into the experience of deep writing.
Let the nourishment of these special products help you write enjoyably and true.
Books to bring you home to yourself. A publishing house for your inner garden.
At the very heart of Rose Press is — you. We publish books to nourish your inner being and grow your inner garden, by opening you to the inherent beauty of your own true being.
And isn't that just what we want from a book — to see who we really are? As our fragrance reveals itself to us, this helps to bring about a transforming and welcoming world. So we invite you to read these books and smell the roses.
There are currently 4 series:
“The Creative Process” series is designed to bring you closer to the Source of creation that is not only available to you, but is actually in you.
The “Healing the World from the Inside Out” series seeks to illuminate the connection between the inner and the outer life and show us a way to wholeness.
The “Money and the Inner Life” series seeks to illuminate how what governs money is not necessarily outside us; that our inner life — our connection with our deeper nature — is the key to having what we need and trusting life to support us totally.
“The Poetry of Everyday Life” series is about how the beauty, wonder, and poignancy of life are right here, right now — if only we are present to see it.
The fragrance of these books lives in the heart like a remedy-in-waiting, releasing its healing medicine as the books are read and taken in.
Naomi Rose Arts
The deeper substrate I draw from within myself to bring out the artist in you.
I was born into a family of artists, and the arts were highly prized. There are things I learned about the atmospheres in writing at a young age simply by imbibing my parents’ love of literature and writing. So the arts have been with me like an umbilical cord since long ago.
I attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City (now called LaGuardia). Studying 3 hours of fine arts a day in addition to academic classes was an immersive education. Using my hands and heart to draw brings me into my fully embodied self. This has helped me with my writing, as well — a way to image and ground what might otherwise be impossibly lofty ideas.
Music, too, has been a lifelong love. Singing came easily when I was young, then dipped underground into a private place. I had to work to resuscitate it, and am so grateful for its ongoing gifts.
I offer my arts with you on this site — the Visual Art, the Music, and the Writing pages —to: (1) share what’s meaningful to me so it can be meaningful to you; (2) show you what I “draw” from within myself when supporting your creative expression; and (3) spark the beautiful expression of your own gifts.
I hope the spirit of beauty and creation that inspired (and/or required) these artistic expressions from me will inspire you to trust the process of creating something beautiful of your own.
And to further grow your inner garden . . .
💮 Explore Deeper offers food for thought and for soul: Deep Conversations offers recorded conversations with wonderful people on topics relevant to this site. The Creative Process explores what it’s like to invite deep creativity to connect with you, and how artists in different disciplines (e.g., visual art) may go about it. You can learn wonderful, surprising things about the process of writing by venturing outside this discipline and integrating what speaks to you into your own process. Behind the Scenes of My Book-in-Progress is my gift to people who may feel a bit cowed by others’ finished books, and who want to see how writing comes about while it’s still in an unknown, rough stage, before it’s fine-tuned to “perfection.” I do my best to bring you into my experience (angels, warts, and all) so you can see what you need to see to trust your own unfolding experience of creating.
💮 Resources fall into 5 fascinating categories: (1) Inspirational, (2) Educational, (3) Meditational, (4) Medicinal, and (5) Audiobook narration. Inspirational — Here, you can enjoy an inspiring excerpt from Becoming a Writer (from Dorothea Brande’s 1930s classic) and a video book-reading by novelist Elizabeth Berg. Educational — Before there was the Internet, there were books, and before books, papyrus, etc. This page shows how reading (and writing) have changed over time in light of the technology available, as seen through the eyes of Nicholas Carr, the author of the book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brain, and my own reflections. Meditational offers ways to ease into a relaxed, receptive state through which to approach your writing. Medicinal (as in “Laughter is the best medicine”) — Laughter awaits you, here, in the form of a hysterically funny audio taken from one of the old “Frasier” TV shows, where the psychiatrist-brothers Frasier and Niles try to write a book together. If you’ve ever dreaded facing the unwritten page, this audio excerpt will release your endorphins through laughter! Audiobook narration — This page gives you a foretaste of what it could be like to have your book (once published) brought to life as an audiobook. Here, a chapter from Dark Innocence (Book One of retired psychotherapist Rahima Warren’s gripping trilogy, The Star-Seer’s Prophecy) is narrated by actress Sarah Beth Goer.
💮 Articles that span the creative process, book writing, and much more.
So stop and smell the roses. You’re sure to find something to encourage your flowering.
“How did the rose ever open its heart and give to the world all its beauty? It felt the encouragement of light against its being, otherwise we all remain too frightened.” — Hafiz