A child is free to move around their world completely uninhibited by opinions and judgments. They are born with innocence and trust because they basically receive everything with love and acceptance. Each child truly is the center of this great big universe as they view the world around them with eyes wide open and hearts full of wonder.
A child’s view of things are always new. Nothing is avoided because nothing is feared. Life simply gives itself to the child.
My wish for you today is to allow your heart to become the trusting heart of a child. Trust is a conviction that does not falter. Let in the unknowing and enjoy the freedom it brings.
Trust knows truth; it is simple and uncomplicated.
“Silencing Echoes”, which was the original name of my personal healing memoir, takes a look at the various ways we attempt to silence the painful echoes from our past with frequent damaging effects on our health and spirituality as well as those around us. This non-fiction book is based on the parts of my life that not only hurt me the most, but taught me the most. The primary focus is not on the horror, but the healing and choices I somehow made to not be a victim in spite of my history. “My echoes” of abuse were very difficult to silence. But I did. And, sadly, my story is not even close to the worst stories of abuse that exist out there.
The book has morphed from those beginning days, and has been renamed to “My Radiant Hell – Healing Tidbits from a Wounded Soul.” While writing, I discovered I no longer needed to share all the horror – I needed to share the healing.
So, this new book, coming out soon is going to touch everyone’s heart – whether they are the victim or the perpetrator. There is help here for everyone – victims and readers alike. And yes, there is help for the ones who use violence in its various forms to control others.
When will this book arrive? End of 2017. Maybe sooner.
Excerpt from my new book “My Radiant Hell – Healing Tidbits from a Wounded Soul” – Coming Soon.
“From my life experiences and subsequent healing, everything seems to begin and end right between the ears. That’s where the universe actually resides – within our minds. Letting go of mental limitations sets us free from the need to limit self. We heal when we make our mind up to do so. Easy to write – excruciatingly difficult to do.”
“Abuse was part of my life and keeping that “secret” separated me from others. My safe zone was nature, so as much as possible I kept my face toward the sky with the wind blowing through my hair, my mind and my heart. Love was only given to animals because they comforted me unconditionally.
What I discovered with the passing of time was revealing the abuse to others wasn’t the main contributing factor of my healing. The most powerful fuel was understanding a complicated yet simple, often forgotten “truth”.”
“I was and am stronger than the abuse“.
Excerpt from “My Radiant Hell – Healing Tidbits from a Wounded Soul.” Coming Soon
A taste of my new book about silencing the echoes from the past. I welcome all comments. Debbie
“The above story is a preamble to the words contained within the chapters that follow. A storytelling of sorts, that shows that even a helpless nine-month old child has intense feelings and memories of things adults assume they could never remember. Some memories may not be conscious at such a young age, but each memory nonetheless remains buried in the subconscious mind. I spent a good part of my life running away from my childhood memories and for the last 12 years I’ve taken those memories out, re-lived most of them, learned from them, and ultimately released each one of them as hundreds of colorful balloons that slowly meandered and undulated higher and higher into the sky to slowly disappear. My personal story is honest, yet raw in parts, and sadly it is shared by millions of people on this planet.
I share my story in an effort to educate all who read this book that healing is possible for those who honestly look for it. It takes courage, patience, perseverance and numerous boxes of tissues to move through the maze of memories and claim the prize of releasing our personal stories to become whole and balanced.
Thankfully, nothing is insurmountable – not even ourselves.”
“It hadn’t been safe to be authentic, to express thoughts and feelings openly. In a violent, alcoholic home, is wasn’t even safe for the adults to do so. You learn to blend in, to accommodate, to be vigilant for cues of anger that often led to violence. You hide so well you can’t even find you.”
“Once Upon the Alter of Hope” is a collection of the journals entries I wrote while I was healing from the abusive stories still living in my heart and head. It illustrates that by healing from the devastation of our painful personal experiences, we can actually begin to choose to not experience life as a victim of abuse. This book is complied with some of my original art, thought provoking truisms and is packed-full of quick reading tips and advise that can easily be applied to every moment of your life.
Um, wish I could say – but hopefully by the Fall of 2017.
This non-fiction book is based on the parts of my life that not only hurt me the most, but taught me the most. There are things in this book that no person on this earth should ever experience, but the primary focus is not on the horror. The focus is on the choice I somehow made to not be a victim in spite of my history. My echoes of abuse were very difficult to silence. But I did. And, sadly, my story is not the worst story out there.
Bottom line on this book is I’m reaching out and trying to touch everyone’s heart – whether they are the victim or the perpetrator. There is help here mostly for the victims because they didn’t ask for it, but there is also help for the ones who use violence in its various forms to control others. We tend to forget they probably didn’t ask to learn from their own perpetrators.
When will this book arrive? End of 2015. Maybe sooner. Check back for updates.
While working on my book “Silencing Echoes”, am noticing I sometimes get emotionally pulled down by some of my echoes. That crazy human tendency we have to continually attach to a memory. And rework the memory. Multiple times. However, in my opinion, staying authentic to an echo is crucial to presenting an authentic story so I am learning to avoid the reworks.
When I go into the emotion of an echo, I think of someone I follow on Word Press, Dennis Cardiff. This is the man who wrote the amazing book “Telling The Stories of Those Too Often Ignored: Conversations with Street People”. When I read those “conversations”, they hit my heart like a sledge-hammer. I roll with that for a bit, and then I think about how that conversation affected Dennis. What are his echoes like? Wow.
HE is my inspiration. HE helps me pull away from my echo memories. When writing, I guess we all bleed as we birth a book don’t we.
This book is definitely shape-shifting frequently as I sort through the intricate patterns and places I’m being taken. Its evolution comes from deep within me and it can be a bit delicate to walk on some of the fragile surfaces I’m trending on. Don’t give up – come back often for more detail.