Shifting Gears Test

How Life won’t let us stay the same

Dorothea Gordon

Just when I thought I had arrived at retirement and could now relax while the details of my existence were falling nicely into place – the familiar kick in the butt said: ‘Oh no, there’s more teaching for you to do.  It’s time to write a book.’

 In a way I wasn’t surprised because I had felt an inner restlessness towards community service on a broader basis. As a transformational coach I was already making a difference in other people’s lives by giving them tools and new perspectives so they could see greater possibilities for and in themselves. Now I could offer further inspiration to a much larger audience through daring adventures and experiences. What better opportunity than putting them all into a book.

 Its title “When Life Has Other Plans… – …Discover the Hidden Gifts’ came to me in November 2019. I sat down at my computer and started writing. It felt like the chapters were already inside me and all I had to do was open the files. Little did I know how timely my subject was because four months later, the novel corona virus turned many people’s lives upside down and they had to cope with unexpected circumstances. In my case all my planned speaking engagements, workshops, and courses were cancelled. Whereas others felt lost without their regular routines, I saw social isolation as a gift for more uninterrupted time to write.

 In conclusion I would like to say that the message of my book is simple: wake up and become aware of the opportunities and hidden gifts when Life doesn’t go your way. You can’t always control the events, but you do have a choice of how you respond to them.


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When Life Has Other Plans...
...Discover the Hidden Gifts

Dorothea tells the story of her unusual awakening to the many gifts Life had been offering her - once she was able to see them. Her messages bring deep insights, peace, and solace to those who find themselves in challenging or unexpected circumstances and are searching for meaning and ways to deal with them. 

By opening up her heart Dorothea addresses the many opportunities for growth embedded in these lessons. Coming from the perspective of a spiritual being having a human experience she shows that there is a way out of suffering by using her own challenging experiences as examples. With humour and practical suggestions, she inspires readers to use their new-found awareness to create a more fulfilling reality.

If you’ve been craving a more meaningful existence, you may find this easy to read book a great source of motivation.

ISBN-13: 979-8647991843