When I stood outside the door of the church of Saint Paul’s Richmond,November 1998 after coming back from Saudi Arabia, I knew within the depths of my soul I was ready and willing to put aside all my worldly egoistic selfish habituated lifestyle of all sorts in order to open my mind and heart to learn the ways of healing,new life and new birth, to anything that might help me end suffering.Although,I did not know what or how am I to proceed along this new path…..the main thing was taking the first step to be humbled and with the sincerity and right intention of surrendering to the unknown with courage! Then began the listening to the ‘inner call’ in sitting quietly in the empty church.At first I did not know what I was truly doing but it seemed so peaceful and sacred…..On a daily basis without fail,I was there in the empty church sitting with my heart full of pain and suffering that I was becoming more fully aware of. What was I searching for,what was I asking for,what did I find by sitting quietly?………………………………I found Myself and all the treasures Within.I try to be of help and wish to share those gems through my book. https://www.celestehoedenauthor.com
Being alone,the significance of taking time to quiet ourselves,time to reflect,renew and make changes…to not be afraid of witnessing our inner selves.We can start this moment by doing however little where we are……we can strive to make time in the later part of the night when all are asleep or getting up early on in the morning or any ‘down/break’ time during the day to sit and reflect/breathe in and out/learn to meditate/pray/say mantras,visualize (all in the knowing to end unnecessary sufferings and finding peace of mind) a few minutes, no need to be hard on ourselves….always flexible and easy to simply be.By starting out this way, we can learn to be aware and find some comfort to retreat to in difficult moments.Whatever we may be doing,we can practice the awareness of bringing gentleness and kindness towards ourselves and to others…..remembering to always be flexible with ourselves is a factor so we wont ‘break’when things don’t go as we expect or that we don’t expect too much of ourselves and others…………
It is with a deep feeling of blessings that I am pleased to announce the official release of my book which is written with a heartfelt and sole intention to help raise consciousness and awareness in each and every human heart to help make this world a better place to live in with the promoting of compassion and kindness and the ending of unnecessary suffering! It is available for purchase on Amazon and Chapters/Indigo websites worldwide.
It is truly a momentous time for me to witness the release of this book into the world and surrender it into the hands of all who want to walk into the path of Truth and take courage to face and resurrect all that beauteous gems within the True Self which lay dormant waiting to be fully animated into everlasting Human Life.This book does not in any way speak of a religious context telling anyone to believe in anything good or not good.It does not speak of tones in any judgmental,criticising or condenming way.Matter of fact in this book, I embrace everything and everyone as I reveal my own faults,follies and foolishness and how waking up to realize my sufferings propelled me to move inward into myself to see the ‘demons’ as well as treasures buried so deep that I had to resurrect all good and bad within my being,sweeping clean all those that are poisonous and toxic for myself and others and revelling and sharing in all that are beauteous and good.
In this book, I open up myself explicitly to share with the world the wonders,joys, triumphs,and dangers of traversing on this wondrous journey we know as the spiritual journey….I speak directly, truthfully and very simply from my heart to your heart without any agenda other than being a lamp to help you find that light-switch in the dark.It is then up to each one to turn on the light switch of your own heart and leave it on for others to find their way!
This book is available on all amazon sites,Barnes and Noble,ebay and Chapters.ca