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Open Road: A life worth waiting for

Kate Ingersoll

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From the authors Amazon page:Open Road: a life worth waiting for chronicles my lifes story from my earliest memory at age three until the present moment. It echoes the heartbeat of Joseph Campbells words: We must be willing to let go of the lifeMoreFrom the authors Amazon page:Open Road: a life worth waiting for chronicles my lifes story from my earliest memory at age three until the present moment. It echoes the heartbeat of Joseph Campbells words: We must be willing to let go of the life weve planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.As a woman born in the mid-sixties, I was not prepared for the life Im now embracing. Having been honed to be a wife, a mother and a caretaker, I was hopeful to create the traditional home that so many women in my generation were expected to have. Looking back over the course of my life, it seems that I was destined for journeys unseen and unknown by not only my family and community, but also completely foreign to my own reality.Mysticism was a word unfamiliar to me, but a reality I would readily embrace as I entered the second half of my life. Enter divine guidance and the gifts of grace that often accompany the road less traveled. From encountering mystical events in my early teens to running headlong into many Dark Nights of the Soul as an adult, I know first-hand what it means to meet both the light and shadow within myself.The book is told through the metaphor of creating a garden, with each step a necessary and preparatory stage for the following one. From tilling the soil to planting, from pruning back the excess to gathering the seeds for a future harvest, the memoir gently encourages the reader to understand that this is truly a never-ending journey through which we are all evolving in our own time...and through the unique calling of our spirits.Each chapter in the memoir begins with a first-person, present tense retelling of a significant memory from my past. Then I lift the lesson, the experience, the circumstance and gently weave it into ever-evolving tapestry of what my life was becoming...and what is now evident in the person I am today.It is my hope that this memoir will encourage others who have had to endure and overcome obstacles, both inner and outer, on their way to transformative healing. Through sharing my story, I wish to give others the opportunity to reflect on their own...and in turn, to share their stories as well.This book is also available in paperback. To order a copy, please contact me at [email protected]://www.amazon.com/Open-Road-life-...