How would it feel to embark on an inner journey so painful yet so beautiful that it changed you forever? In Return to My Soul, Gabrielle Bergan shares just such a journey.
Haunted by her past, Gabrielle leaves Australia at the age of 24 to travel the world. But, fate would have it otherwise. An unexpected encounter with a Norwegian man on the Orkney Islands takes her to Norway, where she marries and starts a new life.
From the outside, she appears to have everything one could want: a husband, children, a nice house, a good job and friends, but, deep down, she’s unhappy. She longs to find her real self, the self she knows is there, but is always held back. No matter what she tries, nothing seems to help. She can’t find the door she’s looking for.
At the age of 48, the door finally opens, and Gabrielle embarks on an inner journey that takes her through darkness and pain to the fragmentation of her personal identity and the emergence of her soul – the real self she has been longing to find.
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What Others Are Saying:
…..one of the most intense descriptions of waking up beyond thought that I have ever read. Gabrielle Bergan shares her journey to awakening in a naked and raw way. Albeit a very personal account the book has a strong touch of universality about it; the role of thought and awareness in how we experience life is poignantly described. The book is strictly based on personal experience, no mentioning of scriptures, no theories. How refreshing! I highly recommend Return to My Soul: My Journey from Darkness … Susanne Dau-Kayser
Return to My Soul starts out as a quaint meandering of a girl’s journey to becoming a woman. A coming of age story on its face….until the bottom drops out and the chasm rocks you to your core, and that is where the journey truly begins. Superbly crafted, raw, and powerful. Shawn Marie Paul, author of Life in Motion.
Reading Gabrielle Bergan’s heart-felt story was, for me, like transforming “Eat, Pray, Love” from one exotic summer vacation into a meaningful way of being, experiencing and connecting to the fullness of life in each and every moment. Her willingness to so compassionately risk such graceful intimacy with her readers makes “Return to My Soul” not just one person’s story, but also some significant part of my own – and, perhaps some essential piece of all of our stories. James Vandenburg, author of Making Life Better.
This beautifully written story captures the amazing journey of returning to the core of our being. Gabrielle Bergan’s authentic nature and powerful yet simple story-telling skills weave the reader into her world where she engages on a level that triggers and evokes the importance of healing from the root. Iris Canham-Gezane, author of The Wounded Daughters of Africa.
If you want to read a book that grabs you from the first page and pulls you through the entire book in one sit, this is the one. Buy it. read it. Reflect on it. You will not leave this book untouched. Jamie Siv Rognstad.