The Beginning Is Near

Love Loss Lockdown Enlightenment

by Em Merson PhD

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/13/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 338
ISBN : 9781982274931
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 338
ISBN : 9781982274948

About the Book

This book is quasi-autobiographical, leaning on links to music from the sixties, seventies, eighties, and nineties. Woven throughout are references to self-isolation in lockdown, a journey through the dark night of the soul toward enlightenment, and a growing awareness that those of us who open our hearts to peace and love are being called on to offer it now. I share a journal about love and loss—sudden separation from a long-term relationship—and the aftermath, leading to a new beginning. I provide ideas to support transformation from books, websites, music, some wild metaphysical blogs, and YouTube videos if publicly available—check for links in the ebook by tapping or clicking on the titles that are bold and italicized. The pivotal piece in this book is that I’ve used the music and techniques to transform my life and access wisdom, joy, and bliss. This inner change has led to outer change, impacting my understanding of reality and the nature of the COVID-19 phenomenon. There are some twists in this story I could never have predicted. Truth is stranger than fiction.

About the Author

Em Merson was born in Toronto, moved around Canada to gradually smaller and smaller cities, got tired of snow and ice, and settled in Vancouver. She has a PhD in psychology, and has taught courses on mindfulness and wellness. She’s also played in pop and rock bands. A few of her favourite things are forests and flowers and beaches and swimming, yoga and stillness and sunsets—light dimming. She loves writing, and is working on a sequel to this book.