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When you think you know what you were born to do, and then God starts flagging you down and suggesting there's a whole lot more to your job description...
It's been more than 23 years since I left my birth state of Indiana, and moved to the place my heart calls "home", Santa Fe, New Mexico. After being dragged back to the Midwest in 1985 by the weirdest set of circumstances imaginable, I had feared that I'd never be able to move forward and have my life, my way. I mean, in the mid 80's I was married to an officer in the Navy, for heaven's sake! Why in the world would he be posted to an Army duty station in the middle of cornfields? And yet, that's exactly what happened.
What is that saying about how "Woman plans, and God laughs"? Yeah, that one.
Each time I fought against the mysterious undercurrents that had swept me backward, though, I only incurred more pain. It appeared that I was not to be allowed to close my mind to the sometimes bizarre, mostly original ideas that began tumbling through it in those early days. Strange ideas leading me to clear "knowings" that any and every kind of injury and wound incurred can, indeed, be healed. Including emotional wounds. Most especially emotional wounds! Gradually, I came to realize that the only personal peace available resulted from my willingness to accept this curious new path unfolding before me.
More than 35 years have elapsed since I did the very thing that everyone warned me not to do: turn around and focus on the monster that had been overshadowing my entire life. From the Aleutian Islands, far out in the Bering Sea, to Indianapolis, Indiana; to the great American Southwest and back again to the Midwest; to eastern Europe and a land I had fallen in love with when I was still a child, then back again once more to the place of my birth, this is my true story. The writing of it begun in a desperate attempt to buy my personal freedom, a captive in the very place where I finally surrendered to the task that Creator had set before me.
"DREAM OF THE BUTTERFLY: A Memoir Of Metamorphosis" is my personal story, describing nearly 8 full years of those initial steps on my soul's path. Of finally understanding that my real job was do whatever it took to clear out the darkness of my childhood, and to live ever after as a self-actualized and fully integrated spirit in human form on this blessed Earth.
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