A story of triumph over tragedy that will inspire you to move from blame to accountability. From victim to victorious.
Australian born psychic medium and counsellor Ros McMaster's memoir came about after a series of tragic life events forced her to question the relationships around her - none more so than the relationship she had with herself. At the age of 54, her 30-year marriage to Andrew ends, leaving her to deal with years of suppressed anger. One year later, she is diagnosed with a rare form of stage four bowel cancer. The very next year, her karmic journey with Andrew comes to a head after he too is diagnosed with cancer and passes away - 5 weeks after his diagnosis. With her background in psychology, she becomes both counsellor and client in this deep psychoanalysis of her entire life. Exposing and understanding her shadows, and Andrews', which are rooted in a complex web of co-dependence, addictions, deep-seated fear of abandonment, and a complete lack of self-worth. Ros takes the reader with her as she begins healing the past and taking responsibility for the role she played in her years of unhappiness.
While Andrew's personality, and the motives for his behaviour, are clearly revealed, the sensitive topic of his passing has been treated in a masterly fashion, added to by the loving impressions of his children in their moments of grief.
Ros's writing appeals to both the emotions and psyche in a compelling and cohesive story taking the reader on a transformational journey to letting go of past conditioning, false beliefs, self-doubt, and fear, giving thought-provoking tips and tools for beginning your own journey to healing.
This memoir is deeply personal, uniquely inspiring and motivating. I strongly recommend for anyone with similar experiences, know someone who is suffering or wants to learn about the world of self awakening and knowledge.
A palpable growing sense of personal aliveness and strength is what compelled me to read this book in almost one sitting.
Ros has written about her journey honestly and frankly. Her life unfolds as layers of self-expectations, expectations of others and unhealthy influences finally take their toll on her entire being.
She navigates the BIG “C” medically and spiritually with insights and humour. I came along for the ride and sensed how transformative it was for her.
Her journey is an inspiration and the reader has the bonus of her insights in the Self-Help Chapters at the end of the book.
Ros’ story is mirrored in many women’s lives, including my own. There does come a time in a woman’s life when she cannot ignore the need to review the past, assess the present and be honest about living a life with her own core values at its centre.
Honest and raw
An honest and raw insight into Roslyn’s life and her journey. A captivating read with some powerful lessons. Enjoyed reading this memoir thoroughly and commend Roslyn on being so open as a means to help others going through similar life events.