Gabrielle Bergan had a life-long wish to find her real self. What she found was beyond her wildest dreams.
Wanting to escape her past, Gabrielle Bergen leaves Australia at the age of 24 and travels to London. She wants to see 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 settles down.
To an outsider, 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, inside, but is always held back. No matter what she tries, nothing seems to help.
In her late forties, no longer knowing who she is, Gabrielle asks the question that most of us will ask at some point in our lives: ‘Who am I?’
Dramatic events follow that lead to the breakdown of her marriage, the fragmentation of her personal identity and the emergence of her soul — the real self she had been longing to find.
A beautiful tale of enlightenment, ”Return to My Soul” is a book you won’t want to put down.
You may even find parts of your own story on the pages.
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What Others Are Saying:
This is 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. She faces her deepest feelings of guilt, fear and suffering and wakes up to the Reality of this human existence: Love. 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.