This book is the story of a physical ordeal, a liver transplant, which was also a profound spiritual transformation. By welcoming information from unusual sources—including dreams, visions, and synchronistic events—and deepening all of this into a coherent whole through the study of psychology, astrology, and art, Sara awakened to the realization that spirit infuses matter. Sara sought out the many faces of the sacred feminine, going beyond her traditional Christian upbringing and marking herself as a heretic.
What no one could have predicted is that Sara’s journey beyond Christianity—a journey that took her to the remote Australian outback, a sweat lodge in an Arizona desert, soaring cathedrals in the south of France, and a sterile operating room at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles—would return her to a home she never knew. As she listened for the first time to the stories she had never been told, she would meet Mary Magdalene as a shaman and understand her undying devotion to her beloved Jesus. It was through the Magdalene that Sara fully realized His promise that the kingdom of heaven is within. Mary Magdalene knew this in every cell of her being, and this knowledge is her gift to Sara. This book, beautifully illustrated with Sara’s own paintings, offers a hopeful message to those facing life-threatening illness and traumatic loss and shows how physical ordeal is a spiritual opportunity. It speaks to heartbroken Christians who, like Sara, can find fresh inspiration in the original teachings of Jesus.