Ripple of Awakening, The
Need help to ride the wave of your Spiritual Awakening? Then this is the book for you!
The book is about a spiritual awakening, what that means and looks like from the human perspective. It explores the highs, the lows, the commonalities, the phases and the stages and ways in which the reader can support themselves. It is real, raw, authentic, at times funny, certainly inspiring and full of hope.
Ann-Marie takes the reader’s hand and walks them step-by-step through the stages of their own healing journey and offers ways that can inspire them, with practical suggestions and practices such as prayer, meditation, self-enquiry, self-care, self-expression, forgiveness and inner-child healing.
At the heart of the book is a flushing out of the reader’s relationship, or lack of relationship, with God. Ann-Marie reveals how she went from a complete non-believer and came to eventually work for the big guy upstairs, being guided to become a multi-faith minister. She endeavours to de-funk the ego’s construct of God and inspire the reader to wake up to the love, peace, guidance and joy that is waiting for them through their connection with the God of their own understanding.
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The Ripple of Awakening: A Mighty Companion on the Spiritual Awakening Journey by author Ann-Marie Marchant helps all those wishing to awaken, to spiritually heal within these messy, painful and sometimes desperate times. Aimed at those, for the most part, left totally confused and bewildered by life and what it has done to them, what it has robbed them of, this very sensitively written book is also lighthearted, fun and extremely insightful. Ann-Marie takes the reader’s hand and walks them step-by-step through the stages of their own healing journey and offers ways that can inspire them, with practical suggestions and practices such as prayer, meditation, self-inquiry, self-care, self-expression, forgiveness and inner-child healing. At the heart of the book is a flushing out of the reader’s relationship, or lack of relationship, with God. Ann-Marie reveals how she went from a complete non-believer and came to eventually work for the big guy upstairs, being guided to become a multi-faith minister. She endeavors to de-funk the ego’s construct of God and inspire the reader to wake up to the love, peace, guidance and joy that is waiting for them through their connection with the God of their own understanding. In short, it is written by someone who has definitely been there, done that and got the tshirt, as the saying goes and with the core element being to always trust the voice within you, The Ripple of Awakening may well begin there, but it also follows through on all that comes after that; as you yourself begin your own Spiritual Journey. FULL REVIEW: https://annecarlini.com/ex_books.php?id=412 ~ Exclusive Magazine
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. This book actually contains two stories, the first story is the very interesting and fascinating journey of spiritual awakening taken by the author herself. This is written very honestly and refreshingly and she does not hesitate to let the surprise and at times pain show through. The second story is a companion or guide on how to begin one’s own path towards spiritual awakening. Her sound advice is given for various situations, also some affirmations or ‘prayers’ are presented. Overall, I found both stories interesting and very authentic. The tone is gentle, very relatable and never condescending. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. ~ Brigitt Amthor (Educator), NetGalley
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars....The author discusses Spiritual Awakening at great lengths providing a lot of beneficial information that is helpful to anyone pondering taking up their Spiritual Awakening journey. Highly recommend.. ~ Shirley Andrade (Reviewer), NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. This is an interesting mix of wisdom from the author and other sources, and is a nice mix of helpful info. Certainly, it won't resonate with everyone, but I suspect it will help many that pick it up. ~ Paul V (Reviewer), NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. This book had some good pointers and tips for growing with God. I liked reading the various quotes dispersed through the book. ~ Anna A. (Educator) , NetGalley
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. This is an intensely personal account of spiritual awakening by a facilitator of spiritual workshops and meditation groups. It combines her wisdom with wisdom from A course in Miracles, Abraham, Dr. Joe Disperza and many others distilled into a guidr to help you find the freedom you are. Discusses what is a spiritual awakening (SA) is, how to deal with obstacles to spiritual growth,building trust and forgiveness. Interviews with those who have experienced a SA. Resources. ~ Janet Ilacqua (Reviewer)
There is a beauty in watching someone awaken to spiritual truth. It is not always pretty, and it can be a long event. Yet within the messy, painful and sometimes desperate times, there emerges a light that shines brightly out into the world and becomes a beacon of hope for others who also wish to drop their stories and become clear in knowing who they are. Ann-Marie is one such light and it has been an honour and a joy to watch her emerge from the confines of her egoic mind to the freedom of the Universal Mind. I first met Ann-Marie in 2004 when she arrived at my psychic training class weary, battered and confused. I have watched her walk her path with one hundred percent commitment and focus, and so the outcome is very beautiful. Through her determination to be healthier, to live with more joy and to clear the illusions from her mind, she has created a world and life that she never thought possible. Now she turns back to all those wanting what she has found and extends a loving hand ready to help you step forward onto the path of awakening. She describes her journey with such honesty and humour. The highs and the lows, the clinging and the letting go we all experience as each stage of the path unfolds one slow step at a time. This is indeed a mighty companion for anyone stepping onto the path but unsure where to begin and how to cope with the various stages that evolve as we tread new ground, that can feel scary to our brain which has been hardwired to expect us to suffer. Her support is hugely valuable, giving reassurance that you are not mad, that all the strange things happening to you are a normal part of your growth and most importantly that life will get better. As she let go of her control and limiting beliefs, her natural intuition kicked in and it took immense bravery to trust the inner voice that she began to hear. Learning to let go of people, places and stuff is part of the path she shares with you. As you “lose your mind” and the ego starts to dissolve, instead of finding that we have also dissolved into nothing, we find we can simply step through the veil of illusions and find ourselves in an expanded world which is brighter, better and infinitely more beautiful than we could have ever envisaged. Coming out of the spiritual closet can feel a scary prospect, especially when you feel lonely and don’t have much support in your daily life. You will find that the right people present themselves in perfect timing once you begin to let go of the old world. Allow Ann-Marie to guide you through your transformation as you let go. She is indeed a friend to re-assure and support you at this time of your awakening. She explains how your body changes, your friendships and relationships change. Things in your environment become unacceptable and how to release energy to live more joyously. She shares teachers and processes that worked for her. She interviews people already well on their path who have guided her with Universal Wisdom. She documents the struggles with her own ego, and the inner voices that try to dissuade her from her path with the unrelenting stories of “not being good enough” or “feeling unworthy”. We are all more similar that we realise, and mighty this companion will help you along the way. It has been a joy watching Ann-Marie transform her thoughts and her body. Now, stepping up to her inner calling to write about these experiences she can help you with your journey to happiness. She combines her own wisdom with teachings from ACIM, Abraham, Joe Dispenza and many others, distilled into this wise manual; a loving guide to help you find the freedom you are seeking. I know you will enjoy this book and all the beautiful teaching it has to offer. I wish you well on your path to freedom. Rev. Sarah Cox Founder of Zephorium ~ Rev. Sarah Cox
“I have a PhD in Genetics and am a former Neuro-Scientist who was firmly steeped in the belief that ‘when you’re dead, you’re DEAD’. My time of ‘awakening’ to my Spiritual aspect arrived when I was rocked to my core following the death of two husbands. I wish I could have had a book like this with which to guide me at a time when I sure felt lonely! I was such a pragmatist and non-believer, I was left totally confused and bewildered by some of the writings I first came across in this field and something like Ann-Marie’s book would have grabbed me, I know that. This book, although very sensitively written, is also light-hearted, fun and extremely insightful. It is written by someone who has definitely ‘been there, done that and got the ‘T’ shirt’, as the saying goes. I will definitely give this as a ‘gift’ to anyone coming to me for support when beginning their Spiritual Journey, or, already on it and needing a gentle reminder.” - Dr Anne Campbell, PhD, co-author of the best selling ‘Brain Sex’, ‘Why Men Don’t Iron’ and ‘A Mind To Crime’, all under her former name of Dr. Anne Moir, PhD. Author and ACIM teacher and Speaker. ~ Anne Campbell (Dr. Anne Moir, PhD)
“Ann-Marie has written an extremely valuable and much needed book here. Anyone who has already begun, or about to begin, stepping onto their Spiritual Path will gain great value from its contents. Ann-Marie has made this journey easy to follow and understand with wonderful personal, and other fellow travellers’ stories, with which newcomers can relate. The journey can be very lonely and confusing, at times, and this book will remind the reader that they have many Mighty Companions to accompany and support them on their journey. This beautiful book is one of those Companions and I can recommend it without reservations”. - John Campbell, Author of ‘The Secret of Intimate Relationships’, ACIM Teacher and Speaker. ~ John Campbell