Earlier today there was a little dust up about a review of our book that launched last week. The woman who wrote the review was quite triggered by her perception of our ‘made up stories’ and our ‘fake book’. in addition, she claimed that many of us were not really ready to help others as we were too deeply within our own work to be able to offer any assistance to others. I am not sure how she got these impressions but indeed she did.
With such a deep experience of love encircling me the last 18 days, I experienced this with a great deal of equanimity but wanted to respond none-the-less as there were inaccuracies in her posted review. It felt like a nice balance between knowing it did not really matter and wanting to speak up for what is true without judgement of her. This was my reply below:
I must speak out and let you know that you are mistaken. As one of the authors of this book I can tell you that no one I know of in this group of women did anything but struggle for months to share deeply personal stories of personal journeys to inspire others. I can only speak for myself but I have the idea that I may never be done with challenges in this journey called life, and that as such am a better teacher, friend, and mentor to myself and others. From that space, with humility, I do offer anyone who resonates with my story a chance to experience and learn what I have experienced about the nature of Love and the Reality of Life.
I can usually be found in a place of loving contribution and see myself as a benevolent and beneficial presence on this earth. And when I am not that, believe me, I am more unhappy than anyone else I might encounter. In order to heal myself, I use the very same skills I offer clients to find my way back to myself and the heart of love again. And here, Heaven awaits.
I carry in my heart the knowing that all of us are just one step away from the deepest pain or the deepest joy. And we create that as we are responsible for our where we place our attention.
All my love, Katherine