Caroline A. Shearer is the founder of Absolute Love Publishing, which was born out of a mission to create and publish projects promoting goodness in the world. Known as a fresh, distinctive, spiritual voice, Caroline’s visionary leadership is uplifting, gently blending love and inspiration. She is regularly featured as a luminary in print, broadcast, and online media, offering guidance and sharing positive stories of her personal spiritual journey toward a more abundant, joyful, and light-filled life. Intuitively guided, Caroline has a remarkable ability to unite others along a path of progressing and celebrating the experience of humanity.
Q) Caroline, your nonfiction work, Women Will Save the World, has a compelling title. Tell us about why you chose to write this book now, and why the women’s stories are important.
A) It all started when I came across a quote from the Dalai Lama. At the Vancouver Peace Summit in 2009 he said, “The world will be saved by the Western woman.” I randomly came across the quote somewhere on the internet but it really struck me and stayed with me. I kept turning it over in my mind until finally I said to the editor of my publishing company, “I want to write a book about this.” And so we did.
The timing of the book was something helped along by the Universe rather than planned. However, I think it’s important that we explore the implications of this profound statement now. Western women have an excellent opportunity to make a difference because of the position we have in the world. We have the platform to make the change. And we can do this by being authentic to the virtues we are naturally blessed with—by collaborating with each other and staying true to our creative nature, by following our intuition and believing in our own wisdom. We have so much to offer and it is time now to explore that and it is time now to define it.
Q) How did you select the voices to include in this collection, which touched you the most, and what has been the greatest joy for you during the gathering and selection process?
A) Well, it is quite amazing what the Universe will give you once you figure out how to ask for it! Once we cemented our idea for Women Will Save the World and put the call out there for submissions, people just started appearing. Suddenly I had stories pouring in from these remarkable women, highly-esteemed women—celebrities and experts in their fields, who were open to sharing their words of inspiration. The essays started to fall into categories and we chose the seven—collaboration, creativity, intuition, nurturing, strength, trailblazing, and wisdom—based on common themes we saw.
I honestly do not have a favorite essay because I can relate to them all. Each one represents a little piece of myself which was healed through the process of publishing the book. I am so grateful to have been a part of this, to have provided the vehicle and the platform for these remarkable words to be read by women everywhere. That, for me, is my greatest joy and the reason I started my two businesses, Absolute Love Publishing and Spirited Press.
Q) This seems like a mission that will continue: what are your hopes post-publication, how has this influenced your writing in general, and if you could glimpse into the future, what projects are on the horizon?
A) My hope is to bring the light and the inspiration and the message from within the pages of Women Will Save the World to as many women as possible. Publishing this book has allowed me to do my part in saving the world. I want women everywhere to realize what we—and the women who came before us, and the women who will come after us—are capable of. This is why I chose to include the historical profiles. So many great things have been accomplished and it is up to us now to take the proverbial torch and do what we can before passing it on to the next generation.
As for future projects, I am currently working on a couple of New Thought min-e-books™, and the second book in the “Adventures of a Lightworker” metaphysical murder mystery series. (For more info about the first book, please see the official “Dead End Date” book page here…)
A bestselling author, Caroline’s popular books include, “Dead End Date,” the first book in the Adventures of a Lightworker metaphysical mystery series; “Love Like God: Embracing Unconditional Love;” “Love Like God Companion;” “Raise Your Vibration: Tips and Tools for a High-Frequency Life,” a min-e-book™; “Women Will Save the World” and “Raise Your Financial Vibration: Tips and Tools to Embrace Your Infinite Spiritual Abundance” a min-e-book™. In addition to her own projects, she founded Spirited Press, an assisted self-publishing imprint that operates under the umbrella of Absolute Love Publishing. Spirited Press supports authors in sharing their own messages with the world.