JC: I grew up in a family that read all the time and English was my favorite subject in school. I started writing spiritual books almost 20 years ago after receiving messages in a meditation. I feel I am a mouthpiece for the Divine and need to share eternal wisdom to heal the world.
JC: I was sitting at my computer one day and felt a presence standing behind me. Then I felt hands gently rest on my shoulders. I closed my eyes and took a deep breath. I have a strange / unique relationship with the Universe so decided to start a silent conversation. “Who are you”? I asked. I heard “Mary”. Which Mary? “The other one.” I knew it was Mary Magdalene. She told me to tell her story so I started to write. I was always fascinated by Mary Magdalene and never felt she was a whore so I was excited to hear and write on her behalf. I had been inspired by a painting Venus Rising from the Sea years ago while in Italy. I found out that this was actually dedicated to Mary’s arrival in France after the death of Jesus.
BBB: Tell us about your main character.
JC: The main character is Mary Magdalene and her journey into her own empowered female role as a spiritual teacher and healer as a young girl trained to be a nurse / herbalist. Additionally it is the most profound love story of two eternal soul mates on a divine mission to teach the world friendship and love. She will break your heart and make you smile when you sense everything she felt and thought as a woman ahead of her time who still teaches us even today.
JC: To be honest when writing in a meditative state, I have no blocks. The words come so quickly it is hard to type them that fast. I pray before I write and ask for the divine to speak through me. They obviously have a lot to say!
BBB: What are you currently working on?
JC: I have just completed writing my fourth book, The Lost Art of Loving which came once again via meditation after I had two emergency heart surgeries. The book is filled with wisdom and ancient teachings about self-love, sharing love with others, sacred sex, and Universal love. One lady who read the book told me it actually saved her husband’s life as he was a walking heart attack just like I was. The book focuses on heart health and how emotions affect our health.
Also I am focusing on my new radio show Dialogue with Divinity which features celebrity guests and their stories on growth and awareness. It is fascinating to hear a celebrity talk about their life from a spiritual perspective. Each guest brings fun and wisdom to the show to inspire many. I also continue with my private practice as an international spiritual counselor for over 30 years.
BBB: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
JC: My work and services can be found at: www.johannacarroll.com and if someone wishes to connect with me directly via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 891-0227 is my home office number.