There is a reason we live our stories...to get to our real truth. Not the story that our family or society has imposed on us.
Somehow I knew that underneath every single life event that challenged and even wounded, Inspiration knew my Name...
What if facing obstacles improved the parameters of our capacity. We would not be victims of our circumstances. Let's rid ourselves of the notion that only joy is to be embraced. What if we used Alchemy as a way of living?
Where we begin at a basic starting point and through experience we transform our intrinsic wealth using determination as our fuel.
What if we become comfortable with the idea that everything we encounter in life-the love and the rejection-are divine appointments made specifically for us to help define the person we are destined to be? Then our lives can look rich at any given moment-in any-and all-circumstance. What if we each knew that unrestricted acceptance of our condition was vital to empowerment?
The truth of my story, today, entering my fifties, is to unconditionally love myself. From owning my raw and sometimes terrifying journey as a teenage prostitute on the streets of San Francisco, to achieving a successful 20-year career as a law enforcement officer, working with people whose choices, like mine, had led them into desperate places. Giving back in authentic form established its own influential reward!
And now it is time to share my story, to retrace the dark steps in the alley...
I invite you to come along with me down into the depths, as I find my voice and own my power, step-by-step bringing myself up into the light.
May you find inspiration in experiencing the uniqueness of who you are in Owning your name.
Welcome the journey as you fully become all that you are designed to be and enjoy the wealth in what you behold.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Full Disclosure 1
Chapter 1 Write Your Life, He Said 3
A relationship with your whole self is necessary to show up whole in the world.
Chapter 2 First Dumping Ground 11
Quiet anger that implodes is as destructive as rage that explodes.
Chapter 3 Far Beyond Control 21
Understand your motives before you act. If you are guided by fear, selfishness, or retaliation-stop.
Chapter 4 Working Hard for the Money 33
We all have an Achilles' heel that shows us where we are limited and need the most work.
Chapter 5 Climbing Up While Going Down 51
Set your bar high, but retain your flexibility so you can move it when necessary to accomplish your end goal.
Chapter 6 A Witness to Change 67
Every place I find myself is the result of my own decisions.
Chapter 7 It's Not Just Me Anymore 77
Relationships are required if you want to thrive.
Chapter 8 She Did Love Me, After All 87
Needing love and approval from others is wasted energy. Others come and go, but your self is always with you.
Chapter 9 How About a Receptionist? 95
When in doubt, look in the mirror and say: I believe in you. Do this over and over again. Change will manifest.
Chapter 10 Irony is Alive and Well 103
As you cross the bridge to accomplishment, tenacity strengthens belief in your goal.
Chapter 11 Real Sexual Liberation 113
Liberation is the freedom to be your dreams.
Chapter 12 The Past Returns 127
To be honest in the face of conflict is true nobility.
Chapter 13 Stubbornly Making a Difference-or Not 139
Once you are comfortable with your own pain, you can become comfortable with the pain of others.
Chapter 14 Everyone Wants a Piece of Me 155
Broken dreams are new opportunities to create triumph by setting new intentions.
Chapter 15 Let's Make a Deal 167
Nothing replaces human touch.
Chapter 16 Going Within 173
Listen to your gut even if it leads you somewhere you don't want to go.
Chapter 17 The Spirit of Aloha 181
Share love with strangers as well as those you consider safe. With No expectation of return, love flows without effort.
Chapter 18 Dreams That Come True Have Their Own Destiny 191
If someone betrays or disappoints you, forgive them. They may have done the best they could under the circumstances-you don't have to like it but you must let it go.
Chapter 19 Go Back and Learn It Again 201
Courage through faith will get you where you need to be every time-even when you want to be elsewhere.
Chapter 20 Aloha, Dear Reader...And The Beat Goes On 215
Love is the ability to extend yourself for the well-being of another.