In 2012, Gillian Cheam’s first husband unexpectedly left her and their children. Floored by the news, then frightened by her new reality, Gillian Cheam, a stay-at-home mother of two small children, was bombarded by thoughts of being unable to support her children or even keep her house. But that’s when Gillian decided to stay healthy in order to raise healthy children. She went for counselling and Reiki, and then opened the door to spirituality. Moving past her ego, she gained a confidence she had lacked before and during her divorce.
After a brief summary of Buddha, Confucius, and Rumi, the book is primarily comprised of inspirational and motivational quotations arranged in seven parts: Anger, Attitude, Happiness & Health, Knowledge & Wisdom, Patience & Perseverance, Perspective, Sadness & Worry. Using humour, Gillian speaks from personal experience, and her study of Reiki and Buddhism, to share the wisdom that helped her to cope and shift her perspective as she went through the process of divorce.
Not a religious book, Enlighten Your Soul is intended to encourage an awareness of thought patterns, behaviours, and situational reactions. Written as an inspirational tool, this book is perfect for anyone seeking to gain or maintain a positive outlook when presented with life’s challenges.
“I hope people will read and reflect on these quotations to see their way through difficult times and re-focus on what they can do now, because the now is the only thing any of us has any control over.” – Gillian Cheam