“Change, although frightening is good. Without change there is no hope.”Kathleen O’Keefe Kanavos
We don’t like change, in fact it’s one our top fears. In their book, Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change, Rev. Patricia Cagganello and Kathleen O’Keefe Kanavos, asked contributors to share their stories of change.
The contributors to the book trusted in a higher power to lead them toward powerful change. No matter how tragic each story may be, each story ends in the discovery of light.
“Dare to go within and meet your inner self.”Kathleen O’Keefe Kanavos
Patricia is the founder of Sacred Stories Media. A traumatic life event caused her to move through an emotional journey to publish a book. She then opened up the opportunity for others to share their stories through publishing their book.
“It’s in our stories we connect, where we teach, and learn.”Rev. Patricia Cagganello
Kathleen is accredited in Psychopathology and Special Education, and the author of three books, two prior to Chaos to Clarity. An interesting fact is that Chaos to Clarity was released on the very day of our interview.
One of my early inspirational mentors in some of my darkest days was Dr. Bernie Siegel. I read his book Love, Medicine, and Miracles many times. You can imagine my delight to learn he wrote the Forward for Patricia and Kathleen’s newest book, Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change.
“Bernie shares for the first time a poem in this book about the death of his wife.”Kathleen O’Keefe Kanavos
One day Patricia and Kathleen were talking about their own stories, and recognized the element of change they shared, and in which we all share. They decided to simply invite people to share with them their stories of change. They had no idea what was going to happen.
“Spirit moved through it, and the stories that came just blew us out of the water. Stories from men and women around the world.”Rev. Patricia Cagganello
“Many of the stories would make us cry, and then make us laugh.”Kathleen O’Keefe Kanavos
The vulnerability shows up in the stories found in the book, and all the stories in the book have a similar theme:
“During their deepest, darkest hours, the writers each found a way to reach down and pull somebody up.”Kathleen O’Keefe Kanavos
“The world is full of incredible people, but we are swimming in chaos. Most people can use support and connection. Our stories are universal.”Kathleen O’Keefe Kanavos
“The experience is the emotion, and the emotion is the gift.”Rev. Patricia Cagganello
By reading Patricia’s and Kathleen’s book you will receive hope, and the knowledge that you’re not alone. Your life experiences are similar to others, and create a butterfly effect that we all feel. Let go of the fear and shame you’re feeling in order to change.
“There is a way through.”Rev. Patricia Cagganello
“Part of chaos theory is that when a butterfly flaps its’ wings it can be felt all around the world. Since the world is going through chaos right now, we’re all feeling lost and alone.”Kathleen O’Keefe Kanavos