I received the distinct honor of copyediting and proofreading this book. it’s always a pleasure to work on inspirational books (great change from some of the more arid tomes I take on), but this one is really special. Carol and I shared the Catholic upbringing challenge and the sense of being a bit different and connected to something we weren’t fully aware of, but Carol’s lovely Voice within has been louder than mine, and has taken her on quite the adventure so far.
Many people have transformational stories, stories of “chucking it all” and leaving the rat race for the contemplative mountaintop or a healer’s career. What I like about Carol and her writing is that (shh, don’t tell), she’s one of us! Totally accessible, effective with her connection to her Voice and healing energy, and yet with both feet on the ground (and not sparing us the groveling in the mud parts). The journey of From Scared to Sacred is a journey I could actually imagine myself taking, if I had Carol’s faith and courage. She doesn’t just tell you to let go of everything, start anew, trust your own inner voice. She tells you just how she did it herself and continues to do it.
Really, I laughed many times while reading through, and cried also. This is the ultimate test. Making the connection to the heart of the reader, taking the hand of their mind and submersing them in your own journey, reminding them that they can go on a journey to Who They Really Are, too.
Listen to Carol’s Voice in From Scared to Sacred (find it here), and then your own, and move toward your bliss, no matter what.