Living Hope: Steps to Leaving Suffering BehindAbout the Book
The only reason she lived is her father carried her out first before running back into the burning house for her sisters where they all perished. Raised by a mother whose life was shattered by the tragedy and would be called a victim of PTSD, Lynne Cockrum-Murphy’s childhood was jolted again when her step-father died a few years later and culminates in the murder of her mother.
Living Hope shares Cockrum-Murphy’s poignant story and the power of questioning, seeking, studying, and living in hope. The message in her book addresses the basic needs of the those who suffer from PTSD. Rapid sales of the book show the deep need and the enthusiastic response from people looking for a way out of depression, fear and a sense of doom. Instead of giving in to family dysfunction she moved beyond the past and writes about dealing with loss, abuse, family alcoholism and shows there is a way to happiness. Interwoven through the narrative are actions, steps, tools to help anyone who has felt stuck move forward from suffering and victimization into a life filled with joy and love. Her story and insights model hope, action and success is critically acclaimed by experts, ministers, coaches and therapists.
Victims of trauma trapped by the tragic events suffer for years often in silence. Answers are hard to come by. Dr. Lynne Cockrum-Murphy in her new book shows how she moved beyond the traumatic events of her life. Her answers resonate with the public which pushed her book Living Hope -Steps to Leaving Suffering Behind to the Best Seller List.
Lessons in Joyful Living interview with Lynne Cockrum Murphy talking about Living Hope: Steps to Leaving Suffering Behind - February 3, 2016
Book ReviewsWhat are people are saying?
I just finished reading your new book Living Hope, and so want to give you the biggest hug ever right now. Your recovery is remarkable and the book is very powerful. So glad I was able to take part in getting to know you better through your book.
This is the book to show everyone that the past can’t hold you down, that trauma can be overcome.
Unfolding the Mystery of Self is a beautifully and thoughtfully written book for anyone in search of a spiritual path. Author, Lynne Cockrum-Murphy shares her insights, stories, and practices as she guides readers through her own discoveries of self-realization. Readers will savor each brief yet potent chapter as they gain knowledge toward their own journey of enlightenment.
Dr. Cockrum-Murphy presents a practical and applicable model to integrate intuition, giftedness, and spirituality in daily life. She unifies the subjects of metaphysical spiritual practice and psychology through personal narrative, and suggests coherent and pragmatic methods for others to achieve and organize similar capabilities. This is a meaningful read for anyone who questions the validity of applying of preternatural abilities in helping professions.
In her memoir, Living Hope: Steps to Leaving Suffering Behind, Lynne Cockrum-Murphy shows that when we become more committed to our growth than we are to the pain caused by traumas in our lives, we truly open the door to healing ourselves and reaching our potential. I know of few people who suffered the traumas that she did… but her path to recovery is one we can all learn from, however much we feel we have suffered.
Lynne Cockrum-Murphy was three years old when she was rescued from a burning house by her father, who later died along with her two sisters. From that time on, she not only had to recover from her burns, but from a childhood of neglect by an alcoholic mother, then instances of abuse, rape and further horror. Living Hope follows her life from those tragedies forward to a life of peace and happiness.
Lynne shares the tools and actions in her process of moving past pain, including ThetaHealing®, which I am now anxious to explore. She speaks of karma and the Law of Cause and Effect and how she realized that every action she took could create a different, healthier future. Her book is a celebration of the fact that we can keep going, in spite of our suffering, and certainly keep growing spiritually because of it.
Today, Lynne is an intuitive consultant specializing in helping those who seek assistance with their spiritual path, in addition to facilitating physical healing, emotional growth and removing blocks to a life of joy, meaning and purpose. She has a doctorate in Education, is a licensed substance abuse counselor, an Access Bars® instructor, and an advanced level certified ThetaHealer® and course instructor. She continues to teach for Northern Arizona University and maintains a private practice in Phoenix, Arizona.
I expected a self-help book. If you are looking for something with detailed action steps about how to “cure” or “fix” your own emotional or spiritual challenges, this is not that. The book is not a how-to guide. It is, however, a guiding light. If you seek proof that suffering can be endured, and that there is a path out of pain (though it may be long and arduous), then this book will offer you something.
Through the authors own experiences the reader gleans insight that allows their own spiritual journey toward enlightenment to unfold in very impactful ways. Awareness of the self, mindfulness of actions and words, forgiveness and decreased judgement of others only begins to describe the changes that occur without effort. In the reading of the book alone one is automatically gifted with realizations. Start to use the tools/practices offered and the intuitive messages will begin to flow bringing about additional shifts in perspective providing immense growth of heart, mind and spirit. This is a thoughtfully, succinctly written guide for all who are on a spiritual journey – aren’t we all? Highly recommended.