ABOUT CARRIEANNE FONGER
Carrieanne Fonger BA, M.MT is a Metaphysical Teacher, Author and Spiritual Guide.
She began her studies in Metaphysics as a young child and as a result has over thirty-five years experience reading energy and exploring the mind. Her training includes Mastery in Usui and Karuna Reiki, Feng Shui and Remote Viewing. Carrieanne has a Diploma in Broadcasting, a Bachelor of Arts in Ancient History and a Master’s Degree in Metaphysical Theology.
Carrieanne teaches the art of Metaphysics and Mental Mastery to empower individuals with the tools of inner guidance. Her vision is to bring conscious awareness to individuals in pursuit of their best life, show them how to embrace their gifts and share their passion, purpose and meaning with the world.
Carrieanne is the creator and founder of the Master Your Mind™ program and is the author of an award winning autobiography titled: Enlightenment: One Woman’s Journey As An Extra-Sensory Human (2009). Her latest book is titled: Illumination: Spiritual Emergence and the Evolution of the Soul (2012).
Visit her website at www.carrieannefonger.com
Could you please tell us a little about your book?
Ilumination: Spiritual Emergence and the Evolution of the Soul is my second book. I wrote it to help clients navigate the personal journey of spiritual emergence, a process in which your entire life falls apart, in preparation to build a more empowered person, who is aware of purpose and how to share it with the world.
Did something specific happen to prompt you to write this book?
Yes! I went through a spiritual emergence that almost took my life. It was very scary and I didn’t know what was happening at the time. After I came through it I studied Feng Shui and became a teacher. After spending a few years helping clients I found that a pattern was playing out. They were all going through the same chaotic shift in their lives that I had just completed a decade before. It was amazing! I could see clear stages developing that mirrored my personal experience.
Who or what is the inspiration behind this book?
The inspiration behind this book is to have a guide for people to follow while navigating a spiritual emergence. I remember looking for people, anyone who could give me answers to what I was going through. No one knew what was happening to me. Many people (professionals and friends alike) told me I was going crazy because they had not heard of what I was going through before. No one knew how to show me which way to go, or how to make things better. I’ve seen this process so many times and helped people to navigate their way through it, that I can only hope that the book will help to shed some light on the issue and help to ease the suffering.
Who is your biggest supporter?
Anyone who has gone through this process and come out the other side. There are many people now that I work with in the field of energy healing that have gone through this and found their life purpose because of it – and as a result now empowered to help others.
Your biggest critic?
Thankfully, do not have critics. My family and community are extremely supportive.
What cause are you most passionate about and why?
Helping people to ease their suffering by empowering them. The world needs what everyone has to give.
In the last year have you learned or improved on any skills?
I feel that I am always learning. My clients teach me something new with every interaction. Writing this second book taught me more than I could have imagined. I love to write, and using the book to help others is very rewarding!
Do you have any rituals you follow when finishing a piece of work?
Yes! Holidays by the ocean. I went to Tofino in British Columbia and walked the beaches in the mist. It was heavenly!
Who has influenced you throughout your career as a writer?
All of the people who are committed to doing what they believe in. Don’t have any one person in particular.
What is the most important thing in your life right now?
Doing nothing. I have a tendency to take on too many projects. To me nothing means 2 or 3 projects to work on for the next year.
What are you currently working on?
I’m just finishing the first two Kindle courses for my clients that cannot attend classes in person: Intuition and Synchronicity.
Do you have any advice for writers or readers?
Just do what you love. If you are a writer, focus on writing what you love. If you are a reader, read the books that you love. That is where you will learn the most about yourself and grow as a person.
Is there an author that inspired you to write?
Yes. I found a book written by an Indie Author when I was visiting New York City. She had fashioned a book about her personal experience in a way that really said to me – “now it is my turn to write a book. I can do it!” I need to find that book. It’s in my house somewhere…so grateful for that inspiration.
What are some of your long term goals?
I’m already working on a third book, but it’s still in its infancy and rolling around in my mind. After that book is done I would like to expand by publishing for other writers.
What do you feel has been your greatest achievement as an author?
I’m thrilled to have two books under my belt – and that I can use them to help others is the icing on the cake.
What do you feel is your biggest strength?
Not being afraid to take chances.
Taking on too many projects and feeling overwhelmed.
What do you feel sets this book apart from others in the same genre?
I’ve not seen a book on this topic before. It’s different from other books in this genre because it’s drawn from my personal experience and uncovers a new aspect of spirituality that has not been mentioned in a book form before.
You know the scenario – you’re stuck on an island. What book would you bring with you and why?
The Tao Te Ching. I’ve read that book so many times and can’t wait to read it again. Each time I open the book the pages seem new to me.
If you could go back and change one day, what would it be?
I would not want to go back. Life is good now. I love being right here now.
Are you a different person now than you were 5 years ago? In what way/s?
Oh yes! I’m so much more relaxed. 5 years ago I just finished my first book. I’ve learned a lot about teaching and writing since then and find that I love it even more!
What is the most important lesson you have learned from life so far?
To be who you are and do what you love to do.
Is there anything you regret doing/not doing?
No. I have a life list and work through it. Although it is long, I’ve been able to check off many things and look forward to working on the rest.
What is your favorite past-time?
Hiking / walking with my dogs.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
Thanks for the interview! All the Best!
What is your heart telling you?
In a time filled with anguish and despair, truth and certainty call out to all souls, begging each individual to awaken to his or her true self…
You are amidst a revolution in consciousness. It is time to remember your divine potential, claim your divine inheritance and embrace your awakening heart.
ILLUMINATION reveals the powerful personal journey of spiritual emergence and the evolution of the soul.
After many years of helping clients work through personal transformation, Carrieanne Fonger has discovered a series of steps that everyone takes on their passage into awareness. Find out where you are on this pilgrimage and how spiritual emergence and the evolution of the soul are directing you toward the discovery of your divine self.