A Storybook for the Wounded Child in Each of Us
Healing from our wounds doesn’t mean that we were never wounded but that the wounds no longer confine or define us. The Self-Searcher: A Storybook for the Wounded Child in Each of Us is an illustrated storybook for adults about bringing the wounded parts of ourselves into consciousness, forgiving ourselves, and learning to take in love.
The story begins with Maggie—a woman with a seemingly normal life—at the Bridgeport train station, running away from her past. On the train, she meets a lone man wearing a blue flannel suit. “What are you leaving behind?” he asks her. Propelled into an unknown world in a dreamlike state, Maggie journeys to save a child, then returns home to find she has transformed both her past and herself.
Beautifully crafted in four succinct chapters, The Self-Searcher is one woman’s journey into repressed memories from childhood, revealing why a child would make the decision to reject a part of herself (to survive) and how an adult can symbolically fight the demons that hold each of us in bondage and recover our true inner being.
This book will be of interest to readers who have been neglected, abandoned, and (or) abused (sexually or physically), especially women who have gone through crises and are waking up, through counseling or a spiritual experience, and are trying to discover who they are and how to heal from their past wounds and to live consciously.
MARILYN RYERSON has a master’s degree in counseling, with graduate work in pastoral studies. She is a retired Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a certified Enneagram instructor, a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing counselor, and a spiritual director. Marilyn was the founder and director of Triage, Inc., a nonprofit counseling and mentoring ministry. She has authored two books, The Years the Locusts Have Eaten and Welcome Home Tommy, also published as Revelations from Heaven’s Doorway. For over three decades, she has provided counseling, spiritual mentoring, lectures, and seminars on a variety of spiritual and emotional issues.
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