When I started to put my first book together, I had no idea what form it would take. My book journey started so that I could understand my life around a disability I didn’t know I had. Not knowing what my symptoms were, it was important I brought them together in a safe, self-contained and non-judgmental way.
Looking back on ‘My Book’ and using reflection, it would also have been easy for me to write about my experiences negatively, to continue to see those experiences negatively, to shout those responsible out, but what would have been the point?
Now as I continue my book journey, I explore my other passions, healing and spirituality. Although my second book follows on from my first book Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story,’ is part memoir/part motivational guide, this book is self-help. Even through all of my experiences I still believe that with our values in tact and with a healthy lifestyle, we can become enlightened.
Being spiritual allows for growth and opens us up to compassion, tolerance and understanding. I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing with my blog or my book, without my spiritual values, or understanding. Spirituality gives a deeper meaning and understanding to my experiences.
It has strengthened the connections between myself and my inner wisdom. It is my connections with my inner wisdom that helps me live a life of gratitude and that promotes my healing.