A Path Toward Healing and Recovery

Awakening: The path toward healing and recovery

This Awakening page is dedicated to child abuse survivors who are on a life-altering journey. A journey that for some--like me--is one that will bring understanding of their true purpose in life. One that will bring inner peace, joy and contentment. A journey that for countless child abuse survivors will be one of healing and recovery.

I invite you to contribute with the story of your own personal journey. The bumps you've tripped over. The hills you've climbed. The path that has led you to a decidedly spiritual place.

Remember that the journey looks different for everyone. No two people follow the same path.

There is no one way. No wrong way. Just the journey itself.

As I've moved along my own path of healing, I've become more and more spiritual. Not in a religious or theological sense. But in a connectiveness sense.

I believe we are all One. We are all a part of the same energy that flows. And as part of our awakening, we can help each other.

Awakening Books You Might Want to Read

The Four Agreements
by Don Miguel Ruiz

Be impeccable with your word.
Don't take anything personally.
Don't make assumptions.
Always do your best.

The Power of Intention
by Dr Wayne Dyer

Healing itself may in fact be a force that's available to all of humankind. It's the universal mind of intention.

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
by Michael Sayer

If you want to be free, simply view inner pain as a temporary shift in your energy flow. There is no reason to fear this experience.

The Gifts of Imperfection
by Brene Brown

Here is what is truly at the heart of Wholeheartedness: Worthy now. Not if. Not when. We are worthy of love and belonging now. Right this minute. As is.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead
by Brene Brown

"Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance."

Loving What Is
by Byron Katie

There is no peace in the world until you find peace within yourself in this moment.

Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow
by Elizabeth Lesser

From the beginning I tried to accept that where I was, was exactly where I was meant to be. This freed my mind up to pursue my healing. It opened new doors to the spiritual realms, new doors to contemplation and meditation. There is a deep connection between brokenness and Spirit.

A Return to Love
by Marianne Williamson

There is no fear that love does not dissolve. There is no negativity that forgiveness does not transform.

Radical Forgiveness
by Colin Tipping

When we vibrate at a low frequency, our bdies become dense and we exist only in the World of Humanity. When we vibrate at a high level, which makes our bodies become lighter, we exist also in the World of Devine Truth. Depending upon our vibration at any moment, we move up and down the scale toward one world or the other.

A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
by Eckhardt Tolle

Instead of being lost in your thinking, when you are awake you recognize yourself as the awareness behind it.

The Power of Now
by Eckhardt Tolle

As long as you are unable to access the power of the Now, every emotional pain that you experience leaves behind a residue of pain that lives onin you...This, of course, includes the pain you suffered as a child...

Conversations with God Series
by Neale Donald Walsch

From Book I: Life is a creation, not a discovery. You do not live each day to discover what it hold for you, but to create it. You are creating your reality every minute, probably without knowing it.

The Only Thing That Matters
by Neale Donald Walsch

Each time—in every nanosecond—that you are demonstrating Patience, Caring, Tenderness, Clarity, Kindness, Wisdom, Generosity, Acceptance, Goodness, or Charity fully, you have taken the Path of the Soul and you have achieved Completion. You are there. You have arrived. You have reached your destination.

This above list is by no means exhaustive. There are countless books on the market that can help you find your own way. Depending on where you are along your healing path, awakening, in this moment.

If you are among those who have embarked on a journey of awakening and would like to share your experiences, the place to do so is just below.

Are you awakening spiritually?
Want to share an enlightening experience?
Do it here!

If you are like me, as well as millions of others who are becoming enlightened through the spiritual teachings of Eckhart Tolle and his book A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, join me by sharing your uplifting experience.

Spiritually Enlightening Experiences on this Site:

Check out the spiritually enlightening experiences on this page...

Beginning My Journey 
At the age of 54, I finally understand what ten years of sexual abuse has done to me as a person. It has completely controlled my life. Shortly I will …

Believe in Yourself! 
Love is what you have that is a blessed gift. You are beautiful and have a heart that is pure gold. If there something you want to do good in your life, …

Loving Yourself 
To know that a healing path is available to all so we may evolve as spiritual beings after years of child sexual abuse is a blessing. I did not seek it...somehow …

One of my older brothers was essentially what I can only call a sadist.. the look in his eyes after every insult, every comment about my weight, (I was …

Awakening and Dealing with Child Abuse 
I found your website by chance today. It's not a coincidence that I was led to your articles on child abuse. I have started what I call my "awakening" …

Cathartic Awakening 
OMG it's crazy that you mention this book. Right after reading a few chapters of A New Earth I had a huge cathartic experience and had a rude awakening …

For those children and 'adults' who feel pain 
Remember, "I am not my pain". I am not my pain anymore than I am the wound on my knee or the blister on my skin. And I can talk about my pain—that …

God's Love is All Powerful 
Prayer is sure one great way of saying hi to God our Father in heaven who is love. I try to fathom that great mystery of my belief in God. As a Christian …

Awakening to My True Self 
About a year ago, when I began therapy for depression related to the physical and emotional child abuse I suffered, my therapist suggested a class on mindfulness …

The Pain-Body 
Each of us has a pain-body. Some of us carry a heavier pain-body than others, depending on what we experienced in our past, including our childhood. It …

Be in the Present 
Last week, I finished reading Eckhart Tolle's The Power of NOW, A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. Tolle published this book some years before A New …

Complaining and the Ego 
Last night was the 3rd online class with Oprah and Eckhart Tolle. For those of you who are not enrolled, each week deals with a new chapter in Tolle's …

I've been meditating for some time now, but until recently, I've never reached a place of true inner peace. I've always had a mantra or some such pointer …

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Updated Feb 18, 2017

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From Victim to Victory
a memoir

How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life


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