When the author sets out for a month-long journey to the American Heartland, all she knows for certain is that her desire to live from the affirmation of who she is is stronger than anything that might keep her from it. Part travel log, part spiritual memoir, Journey to the Heartland offers a rare and honest look into a life unfolding. Richerson takes readers along for the ride, providing glimpses into a deepening spirituality along with the confrontation of all that might hold us back from touching mystery and miracle. From the Tennessee foothills to the North Woods, the author captures the raw and essential beauty of the country and draws on timelines past, present, and future, as well as images from the natural world, to issue an invitation to our life's unique dance.In the pages of this book, we bear witness to daring adventures with the new and touch on the sacred union of our humanity and divinity. Through the lens of the author's month-long road trip, we are met with snapshots of what it means to be on the way and often surprised with the radiant realization that we are more than who we think we are.
Dawn Richerson is the relentlessly authentic author of books on soul growth and expansion. She is inspired by nature, everyday miracles, and the grace that rises up to meet us on the way. Her writing is a celebration of being on the way and invites readers into the dance of their lives. Exploring the tension between knowing and not knowing, Richerson connects readers to new ideas and approaches for coming fully to your life and living in full expression. Dawn’s books support the full reclamation and radiant realization of who we are, individually and collectively, and the radiant expansion in life and life’s work from within. Her books reconnect you to your essential self, journey, and truth and help you awaken the world within, find tour forward flow, and embrace a new vision for the nexus of change in your life and life’s work.
I've taken a lot of detours in my life. I've followed roads less traveled, and driven life's highway fast and furious at times and slow and soulful at others. Above all else, it is the courage to set off and the conviction that I am here to celebrate this chronicle of a life unfolding that has led me on and into the beauty of my soul in this place and time. Journey to the Heartland is the story of what I discovered along the way when I dared to say yes to what was next.
Journey to Heartland
I climbed into the driver’s seat at 5 o’clock sharp, headed into the unknown. On the verge of a month of making peace with who I am, I gunned the gas for good measure, as if to send a signal to the world that I was not backing down so easily.