As with every book we create, the path is marked by the lesson of the content.
Over the last year, i see peace has strengthened our hearts and our intent through word and image to constantly let go and just BE, while always changing and moving forward.
It is no surprise that the conception and final manifestation of this piece bracketed big changes for each of us and our family. New life welcomed and nurtured, current life at times radically and unexpectedly transformed, and always, the current of daily life flowing on. What we found is that peace is in every moment and within each of us. We have only to see and BE no matter what is occurring.
i see peace also marks a new series for us. I’ve already written the second one and hope to begin final work on it…when the time is ripe. This new book is already teaching us, layering in with the lessons of peace and the natural flow of life. Here we GO! Forever and all ways! Peace. I see.
~Maya & Matthew
A Few Remaining Logistics for our Kickstarter Backers:
When? Our final proof has been approved and our book order is on its way to us. Books and other rewards will begin shipping starting around October 29th. We thank you again so much for your fabulous support as well as your patience with some delays.
Who and Where? If you have a moment send us a message and let us know if you've moved since you last sent us your address as well as if you'd like your signed copy autographed to anyone in particular or just simply signed. We'll also be messaging backers individually so you can wait until you hear from us to reply.
More Copies? We've got a pre-order special right now on our website so if you'd like to order more copies and have them sent with your reward, use the link below. Indicate you're a Kickstarter backer in the "Note to Seller" when you checkout with PayPal and we'll refund the shipping fees. Feel free to share the link with friends too!
As I suspected, having the first copies of i see peace in hand is a moving experience. All along it has been more than a book, it has been a way of believing and seeing. It is no mistake that so much has been going on for us during its manifestation. At nearly every moment I have repeated the words, I see peace, in celebrating, in comforting, in challenging myself to see what is truly in front of me, all around me in every moment. Peace is here. Peace is now. I have only to see. Peace continues to surprise me!
The first proof copies have arrived! We've got a few small tweaks and then they'll be off and out into the world! We are so excited to share this book.
Peace, Maya & Matthew
Ahhh peace. This summer was a great opportunity for Matthew and me to really look for peace. Over and over again I found myself using the words from I See Peace to expand my perspective and feel the ground during challenging circumstances. I laughed at myself repeatedly, because clearly I wrote the book first and foremost for myself; to remind myself and continue to integrate the idea of believing and seeing peace in every moment. There were some gritty peace moments this summer, but amazingly peace is strong and rubbery and naturally holds.
Anyhoo, we are checking in to state the obvious, we are running behind our intended release date. Due to family circumstances and outside deadlines life was rearranged in ways we best surrendered to. But we are actively working on peace now. The original art is done, the book is laid out and we are on to the final stages. We anticipate having books in hand mid-October - and shipping soon after.
So sorry for the delay and thank you for your patience! I am so excited to finally see this book in person and amazed at all the learning that it has offered me in its creation. If we had an hour I could tell a tale! I know you have your own story. I have the fantasy of creating a space where we could share our peace stories online. We shall see!
Maya and Matthew
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