Cheryl Wheeler MA, NCC, LAC My Counseling Solutions: Holistic Perspectives
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Mentors and guides abide! Follow along, as Du’Sage shares her personal journey toward and arriving at destination peace. Du’Sage speaks to the particular revelation that, “the unconventional expands what is possible”. “Moment(s) of recognition” and acceptance of her own growth, address the “contradictions, perceptions, interpretations, and misinterpretations” that trip us up along our own journey. Du’Sage bridges the gap between self-help and clinical, with inspirationally gained insight and application. Find your own truth, and begin to experience fully the totality of who you are!
Review by Keith Varnum, TheDream.com
“Why Bother? Because Self-help Is Never Stupid” can be a challenge to digest because it provides practical, meaningful direction about the process of, and challenges with, understanding and releasing aspects of the ego. But this book has changed the way I engage with the world and opened the door for me to embark down a path of more peace, joy and inner freedom. The book is about getting to the heart of each and every one of us—through the path of positive experiences that are intensely transformative.
The work is about exploring Truth in its many forms and contexts. You’ll discover a fun and very different treatise with a lot of heart and a wonderful exploration of the Real Deal. It’s about tackling difficult elements of our own spiritual development in potentially uncomfortable, revealing and rewarding ways. As long as you are open to even a few of the delightful life-enriching points of view, this book will absolutely help you transform your life for the better. And because of who you’ll become, you’ll also immediately transform other peoples’ lives and bring them more joy, peace, abundance and laughter.
The book has brilliant, fun, engaging suggestions and perspectives to help you transform your life in ways that make it easy to love your life more. The author Du’Sage didn’t always have it easy in her life, and in addition to sharing her profound wisdom, she shares about how she overcame a traumatic upbringing and challenging early environment.
I particularly enjoyed how Du’Sage explores our common life experiences such as judgment and compassion, our inner drives and how they sometimes lead us into situations that conflict with our values, and how our own sense of our self-worth can either set us free—or lock us into a prison of our own making. I also really appreciated the weaving in of synchronicity and interconnection, which gives the book both a sense of mystery and familiarity.
Du’Sage provides much needed insight into the phenomenon that we’ve all experienced in our life: self-sabotage and self-defeat. She offers keen illumination on the shadow or denial aspects of ourselves that we have cut off, hidden, repressed, or decided were not acceptable to show other people.
The shadow is the part of us that feels unsafe being authentic. Du’Sage provides wonderful insight into how each of us developed our shadow or denial, how we can learn to identify it in our lives, and what we can do to move through our shadow into the light of our true greatness.
At the core of this book are the themes of light and greatness. Because the shadow, fear and denial are the very things that stands in the way of us living the lives of our dreams. Du’Sage clearly communicates this core message that our “Dark Side” is not be feared, but rather, to be viewed as an essential aspect of ourselves that we must understand and transform into light if we are to move forward in the story of our lives.
I found the author’s references to specific rock music songs to be very enlightening and helpful in understanding her main themes.
The book gets my personal recommendation, and I feel that the world would be a more light-filled place if everybody read this book. Buy it, read it, live it, then share it with others you think may benefit from its message. This is a heartful work that can be read again and again over the years, and always get something new out of it.
This book has changed some of the ways in which I live my life, and it has given me support, encouragement, and insight, to pursue real transformation with courage. If everybody in the world could fully live what Du’Sage shares, our world would be a far more developed, compassionate, and transformed place.
“Regardless of your perception, all of us are connected to this planet and to the cosmos. If we allow it, consciousness shows us truth. Whether you believe the soul continues or not, there is much to be gained from seeking peace and living in integrity.”
“Why bother” is more than a concept as us as humans really do matter and this is not just another self-help book, but a belief that gets to the very heart of our psychic, and finds out why we struggle. Sadly abuse is the beginning cord. It’s amazing how just breathing words such as peace, freedom, acceptance and more can create such an inner change within us. I love the music connection that allows us a familiarity that we can all relate to as music does sooth the savage beast within us. Using the link to Martha’s website will not only lead the reader to her playlist but also to more information.
The writing style is deep but deep into the understanding not textbook psycho mumble-jumble that can’t be understood. Such as the lava that boils within us and how to use instead of boiling anger but to use creatively. So much clarity in simple thought that the “aha moments” actually start in the preface and introduction!
We can be healed of our past pains and hurts just as the title clearly states: “transform being pissed-off, numb, in denial or emotional into peace and passion”. Martha is our friend, confidant and guide on an exceptional journey that we must all take to achieve inner peace.
(Amazon Review) by Cheri Clay November 11, 2014
From a victim to healer Martha has covered a long journey and is now on the path to preach self heal to everyone. The initial part of the book looked a little disappointing and not up to the 5 star mark that was mostly allotted to it, but as I traveled through chapter after chapter the beauty of this awesome book came out and I was left feeling awed. I have learnt Reiki- life force energy where I was also introduced to higher cosmic powers and the chakras hidden in our bodies. Martha goes beyond that and uses the chakras to help you gain ultimate spirituality and introduces you to higher wisdom. She shares her own abusive childhood to show how someone emotionally scarred like her can experience ultimate peace and live on a higher plane and provides help to everyone to experience the same peace and love in their lives.
The author shares her transformational journey from victim to enlightened survivor via personal experiences, lots of hard earned knowledge and wonderful musical references. This spiritual journal isn’t just for victims of abuse.
~Debtower (Amazon reader) October 20, 2014
While I admit, I am not all the way through this book, I am amazed at how it is creating synchronicity to show up in my life and provide me with clarity. I will read a section, listen to the corresponding songs, and the next thing I know I am experiencing the very thing Du’Sage talks about, but with a newfound prespective. I am not getting as upset about things that would have upset me before becouse so much is making sense now, that didn’t make sense before..
~ Lizette Flores (Amazon review) October 20, 2014