Monday, May 10, 2010
The Caterpillar Flight by Laura Lester Fournier
The Caterpillar's Flight is a journey through childhood sexual, emotional, and physical abuse to a life of forgiveness and joy. The author reflects upon her past and more than twenty-five years of study in metaphysics, world religion, and philosophy; she discusses everything from sexuality to politics with an honest and appealing approach. Laura sheds light on how often we create obstacles to our happiness, and how negative choices are typically based in a lack of forgiveness and self worth. We tend to create habits of accepting stress and resentment as a fact of life, rather than an opportunity to transform. The author infused this book with humor, insightfulness, and the sensibility she calls, "Spirituality For Real Life." Powerful meditations and practices are shared which will increase your ability to live life with more enthusiasm, success, and joy. The future depends on how well we heal the past. Healed adults raise wise children and this is the path to a more peaceful world. The book in your hands will assist you in gaining deeper clairty about your past, living more fully in the present, and peering into the future with fresh eyes. It is a book you will reach for again and again.
I asked Laura why she felt the need to share her story. Here's what she had to say:
"I felt very passionate about writing my latest book The Caterpillar's Flight. As a survivor of childhood sexual, emotional, and physical abuse, I came to realize that the only way to lead a happy life as an adult, was through the process of forgiving the past. Many of us had great difficulties in our childhood. The difference between those who go on to lead happy and prosperous lives and those who do not....is the degree to which we remain stuck in our resentment and anger. I attribute my successful twenty year marriage, our beautiful daughter, happy home, and success, to the power of forgiveness. One should never underestimate the energy we create when we resolve to forgive, this does not mean we forget; but it does mean that we clear the way for joy to take the place of continued sadness."
Laura Lester Fournier is the internationally known author of a series of spoken word CD's and books; she has just released her fifth book, The Caterpillar's Flight. Her books, CD's, and message are making their way around the world and spreading a transformational tone of peace, forgiveness, unconditional love, and grace. Laura is the founder of The Center Of Forgiveness in Rollinsford, NH, where she offers workshops, private intuitive/spiritual consultation, and children's meditation groups. Laura also offers Spiritual Retreats designed to your goals and aspirations in the White Mountains. She is the creator of "Top of the Day - Tip for Today" a popular daily feature on her web-site, these inspirational messages are available for auto-delivery to your e-mail inbox by signing up at her web-site. Laura has written articles for a number of publications as well as having been a guest on numerous talk radio shows. She is the host of her own internet blog talk radio show "Faith & Fiction", on Red River Radio. She serves as an expert for the National Association of Divorce for Women and Children. Having been married for almost two decades she brings her unique voice to the challenges of having a successful and lasting relationship. As an ordained minister, she has been performing spiritual ceremonies for more than fifteen years. Laura speaks publicly on a number of matters including human rights, sexual abuse, teen suicide, homelessness, depression, healing the past, and learning to "thrive rather than simply survive" our lives. Calling upon her personal experience and more than twenty-five years of study in metaphysics, world religion, and philosophy; she brings a fresh perspective to the practice of modern day Spirituality......which she refers to as "Spirituality For Real Life (R)." She and her daughter founded the "Soul to Soul" project which focuses on supplying those who are homeless and suffering with blankets and inspirational books. Laura lives in New Hampshire on a small farm with her husband, their beloved daughter, and many happy animals. She believes that every person comes into this lifetime with unique and wonderful gifts; "It is the sharing of those 'gifts' which make a profound and lasting difference for the future."
You can visit Laura online at www.lauralesterfournier.com