Becoming Whole: How to Pick up Your Broken Pieces and Be Who You Were Born to Be (Hardcover)
You were born with a destiny. Do you know yours? Are you fulfilling it, or have unexpected tragedy, heartache, and obstacles stood in your way? In a world full of divorce, addiction, health issues, abuse, financial struggle, and loss of all kinds, it seems nearly impossible to find your purpose and become who you were born to be. In her book, Becoming Whole, Heather Falter guides you through what it takes to get back up after such tragedies.
Heather was an artist first. She wrote this book based on her painting Wings. The painting of a girl holding her broken wing was a piece of art scribbled into her journal and never intended to be shared with anyone. It was a lonely night's attempt at getting out a feeling that had been eluding her for years. As she painted she realized that through unexpected tragedy, and the pressures of life, she had lost parts of herself that she desperately wanted back. She felt lost and broken, and she wasn't sure where to go from there. On the back of her nearly-dry painting that night, she scribbled these words:
"I'm not sure how my wings got this way. I'm not sure how or when they broke. It was slow and something of subtlety... My wings were as colorful as they come. Out of my own fear, I've let them fall and turn gray. I've hidden myself. I've tried to be something that others will be pleased with, and in doing so, I've only found displeasure with myself. This image is me promising myself something... That I will pick up my wings and let them teach me to fly. Please, my loving God, let them fly."
This book takes you back to the beginning and shows how piece by broken piece she found the girl she once lost. Her story is not only hers-It is all of ours. It is the journey of feeling broken and putting yourself back together again. It is enduring heartache and trauma of all kinds and overcoming them all, becoming stronger than before. In this book, Heather will help you find all of your broken pieces, pick each one up, and nurse them back to joyful health. It is a roadmap to grief, forgiveness, acceptance, self-discovery, hope, healing, and love.
She talks of finding joy in each piece that makes up who you are. The pieces she includes are:
- Personal Space
- Physical Body
- Spiritual Body
This book is full of raw, personal stories, honest advice, and powerful healing practices to adopt that have the capacity to heal parts of you that you didn't know needed healing. Heather's sensitivity, strength, and sense of humor will keep you turning page after page. She is a gentle guide and instant friend who infectiously fills you up with hope. She helps you see that no matter what has happened in your life, you can heal. You can find peace, and you can have joy. You can be who you were born to be.
Heather can also be found at www.heatherfalter.com where she teaches courses on Becoming Whole.