“Very productive weekend. Was able to get into another level in my writing.
My book is my story – from abandonment by mother at 14 (the eldest of five) through 35 years in a religious cult and the ensuing npsychological/emotional/sexual abuse. I am now 73 and finally able to ‘say’ some things for the first time.
Years of therapy did NOT bring the healing I am experiencing through writing my story. They may have prepared me for it — it seems more like they were simply a time and place holder while I awaited the culmination of inner work God was doing and its intersection with Tom Bird and your writing program.
It is all in the timing! I am filled with gratitude. This past weekend, the writing, the wholeness of the environment have brought me into a realm of acceptance and opened the door to freeing me from the emotional baggage I keep trying to unpack through my own mind.
For years – I unpack, sort through the shit and repack it not knowing what else to do with it. Now it has found its proper place — on the pages that can help others! Hallelujah!! Thank You!”