By Elise Brooke

Choosing Love; Love can heal, chose to serve love and find your healing.

I am not well known or famous; I am an ordinary person. My story is unique, raw, and based on real events. I speak from my heart and do not candy coat. My writing and life may shock the faint-hearted as I am very candid in tone. I survived the odds and came through to now thrive, living my best life.

After all the tragedy, sorrow and loss I experienced it would be easy for me to become bitter and angry.  I learnt to heal I needed to let these things go and forgive, not for the people and things that hurt but to free myself of the prison of hate that would ultimately take my life.  Everyone has choices in life and they all break down to making a choice out of love or hate.  If I continued to make choices based on revenge, hurts, self-pity and anger I would be serving hate, feeding this giving it more power and control over my life.

The world is already full of people trapped in this web and people that chose to make choices from hate. It got me thinking I can not control other peoples choices but I do have control over the choices I make and what and who I allow into my piece of life.  By changing my mind set and making choices out of love, hope and kindness I am feeding love this encourages love to grow and fill my life.

Love I believe is ultimately what I call God or the divine power, after all in the bible God says “I am love.” By choosing to serve love and refusing to give hatred any power over my life this gave me hope and a belief in something far more powerful than little old me.  This hope and love is what I want people to know from reading my story. Love saved me, healed me, changed my life and is the reason I am alive today.

Why Write Your Story

Some of you may have read my books or know a little about what I have been through in life. I am sure you all have seen my posts on Facbook about “The New Zealand Dream” series.

Please follow this link if you have not seen me

Maybe people wonder why?

Why did she write her life story for everyone to read and judge?

Others may think, “I want to write my story too, but I don’t know how.”

I’d like to share with you my why, why I write, why I shared my story, and how it has set me free, healed me and changed my life.

Along my path in life, I have met many people from all corners of the globe and different walks of life. I have met people who are hurting, people who are trapped in a place they do not want to be in, broken, and desperate people.

As I started to talk to people about my life, my challenges, and healing they told me that by sharing my story with them they realized they were not alone or the only one. This started their own healing journey and has even saved lives.

I do not write my story to gain sympathy or pity, I wrote my story to give others hope and inspiration…

How would this make you feel to do the same?

Please follow this link to read my article “Why write your story”

Everyone has a story to tell

Writing my stories was like diving into the dark abyss, turning on-the-spot light, grabbing my demons around the throat, and diminishing any power or hold they had over me once and for all.

What would that be worth to you?

To be free, healed from your hurts and strongholds, no longer living in fear.

Everyone has a story to tell, writing your story can be very healing and rewarding. Even if you only ever write for yourself and do not publish.

Writing and sharing my story has given others hope and inspiration, and proof they are not alone. I have been able to turn what was meant to kill me into what has made me stronger.

I have over 24 years of experience writing and a Creative Writing Diploma.

Can I become your writing mentor and help you write your story?

To discover how to write your story please visit my website

Please see my article on “self love” What is Self-Love? Why is it important? – Leveraged Writings %

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