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Shadows Before Dawn: Finding the Light of Self-Love Through Your Darkest Times

Shadows Before Dawn: Finding the Light of Self-Love Through Your Darkest Times

by Teal Swan




Growing up in a tranquil wilderness, Teal Swan had a childhood that was anything but serene. Horrors lurked behind the façade of the perfect houses and pious community of the surrounding towns, and Teal attracted undue attention because of her unusually powerful extrasensory abilities. At the hands of a local cult member, she barely survived 13 years of horrendous abuse—and even after her escape, she was left powerless, lost, hurting, and with no way to cope. Gradually, and incredibly, Teal forged her way from shadowy moments of despair to a sliver of light . . . and eventually emerged from the darkness into the full dawn of self-love. Here, she shows how you, too, can achieve the feelings of worthiness that may be long missing from your life. Now a recognized spiritual luminary, Teal documents how she dug herself out of self-hate into self-love, and details the remarkable trail for others to get to the same place. Shadows Before Dawn encompasses both Teal’s compelling story, told with raw intensity, and her resolute, no-nonsense how-to guide to healing from even the deepest levels of suffering. Offering a comprehensive self-love tool kit, this book includes powerful exercises, insights, and perspective from a captivating new teacher in spirituality, and lets you pick and choose which techniques are right for you. Teal’s resonating words will sit with your soul long after you put this book down and will serve as guideposts on the way to complete self-love, no matter who you are or where you are in life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401947194
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Teal Swan is an internationally recognized spiritual leader and an influential new voice in the field of metaphysics. She was born with a range of extrasensory abilities including clairvoyance, clairsentience, and clairaudience. Teal survived 13 years of physical, mental, and sexual abuse before escaping her abuser at age 19 and beginning her own process of recovery and transformation. Today, she shares what she has learned with millions of people, teaching them how to find forgiveness, happiness, freedom, and self-love in their lives. She reaches a wide audience through a range of powerful and accessible online resources and through various publications, media interviews, frequency artwork, and Synchronization workshops that she presents around the world. Website:

Table of Contents

Preface: Delivering Love to the Unlovable ix

Part I Lost Love-Found Love

Chapter 1 Childhood Lost 3

Chapter 2 Nature, Nurture, Nowhere 11

Chapter 3 My Gut-Wrenching Journey to Self-Love 25

Chapter 4 Finding My Own Purpose 41

Chapter 5 Synchronicity 53

Chapter 6 Living a Life of Self-Love 63

Part II Teal's Tool Kit to Self-Love

Introduction: Using the Tool Kit to Self-Love 71

Tool #1 365 Days of Self-Love 79

Tool #2 Discover That You Are Deserving 83

Tool #3 The Most Important Decision That You Will Ever Make 93

Tool #4 Filling Up Your Own Cup 99

Tool #5 Developing Self-Worth 107

Tool #6 Jail Bars of Belief 117

Tool #7 Grand Canyon of Affirmations 129

Tool #8 Releasing Yourself from Guilt 133

Tool #9 Expressing Yourself 141

Tool #10 Committing to Compassion 149

Tool #11 The Love Letter 155

Tool #12 Loving Your Body 161

Tool #13 The Trojan Horse 175

Tool #14 The Magic of Mirror Work 179

Tool #15 Practitioner of Play 185

Tool #16 No More Trips to the Hardware Store 191

Tool #17 Learning to Say No 205

Tool #18 Good-Bye, Victim! 213

Tool #19 Choosing Happiness 223

Tool #20 The Deliberate Pivot 231

Tool #21 Love Is for Giving 239

Tool #22 Letting Yourself Off the Hook of Perfection 245

Tool #23 Embracing Mistakes 255

Tool #24 The Danger of Shoulds 263

Tool #25 Facing Down the Eight Faces of Self-Sabotage 269

Tool #26 Clearing Out the Clutter 281

Tool #27 Adopting Your Inner Child 291

Tool #28 Setting Your Boundaries for Self-Trust 299

Tool #29 Stepping Into Your Purpose 309

A Love Letter for the Future 323

About the Author 327


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