My entire story is in my Spiritual Memoir titled:
Will the Real God Please Stand Up: My First Eighty Years
to be published first as an ebook in January, 2013.
Beneath the surface facts of my life are these:
I am a traditional non-traditionalist, a late bloomer, in the world of creative dreams. I never even had any dreams. I believed the lies of my family, my church and my society. It was history. I didn’t even know that I had herstory to finish and to write.
In my early thirties, it took a nervous breakdown for my soul to breakthrough to my consciousness. That breakdown was for me an existential crisis through which I finally awoke to myself and to my choices. What was I to do? If I followed the rules of my small world, I was to stay at home, take care of my husband and raise perfect children who would take care of us in our old age. Much as I loved my husband and my children, I couldn’t do it!
The story of my search is the subject of this memoir. Essentially, when I finally awoke out of the stupor where I had been “sleeping girl in a sleeping world” for the previous 32 years, I made some life-changing choices. I questioned everything in my life and in my church and in my society and became “winged woman singing her song.” I went back to school a few years later, beginning with the community college in 1969 and finishing my doctorate in 1977. I began practicing psychology and spiritual psychotherapy in 1979.
My passion is spiritual writing and my granddaughters. I’ve been writing since I was a young child. I entered the world of professional writing when my first book Codependency: PowerLoss, SoulLoss. published in 1994. I was then 64 years old.
More can be learned about me and what I do on my website www.dorothymayphd.com
Welcome to the Late Bloomer 'club'! Your books have caught my attention and I look forward to reading your story.ReplyDelete
You are a true INSPIRATION Dorothy! I love your story, and I look forward to reading your memoir!ReplyDelete
I know just what you mean when you said "I finally awoke out of the stupor"...I had something like that happen to me when I was in my early 30's. Good for you for making those life changing decisions. You are truly an inspiration to us all.ReplyDelete
The 30's seem to be a powerful age for finding our creative selves--that's when I took my leap as well! Thank you for your inspiring story. Best, ErinReplyDelete
Omg you look great and it is wonderful to see your beautiful face. I am so glad you told me about this page. You helped me so much with your wisdom and strength. I will always be grateful to you (we called my breakdown and breakthrough) And you really saved me during that scary time. I love you. You sing this story of yours. I will read it with pleasure and admiration for the wonderful truth of being your total creative self. Love MaryReplyDelete
What an incredible and inspiring story Dorothy. I am honoured to be able to read about you here in Creative Late Bloomers. What you went through in your early 30's where you experienced a breakthrough to your consciousness, and began living your truth, there's no doubt you have helped pave the way for so many others to finding their truth and their way. Welcome to the club! It's so wonderful having you here with all of us. :)ReplyDelete