I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.When Soulmates Unite: Learning to Love Ourselves from the People Who Can Hurt Us the Most by Christina Renée Joubert
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"There's meaning in everything and everyone. Search for it, my darlings. The journey begins . . . "
An honest, transparent narrative chronicling Christina Renee's emotional journey of learning to love herself through the power and significance of soulmates and the joy, pain, and opportunities for growth these relationships bring forth. Christina relives her story of being married with a newborn, having everything she'd dreamed of, yet feeling such a nagging sense of sadness and lack that she left her marriage in search of more.
With vulnerability and authenticity, Christina shares with readers her peaks and valleys of healing and empowerment. Through a series of soulmate relationships, hard conversations, life reflections, journaling, and quality "me time," she arises from the ashes of confusion, heartache, addiction, and fear to discover the true meaning of why soulmates come into our lives--to open us to a more authentic experience and teach us how to love ourselves, stay connected to ourselves, and stay connected to love.
Readers will discover that the soulmate relationship is usually the most difficult and painful we'll ever experience. It's supposed to be. It can also be the most beautiful and uplifting, if we recognize the lessons our soulmates are here to bring forth.
If we allow them to, our soulmates can teach us how to:
Connect with our fears.
Accept and embrace the power of vulnerability.
Actively participate in self-love and self-care.
Find and step into the most authentic versions of ourselves and our lives.
Learn to stay connected to our pain and own the power of our pain.
Love ourselves and one another without conditions.
Stand, unapologetically, in our own beautiful, glorious, truth-filled light.
Live our purpose.
And they do this by shining a bright light on the areas within us that need to heal, likely pushing every button we have. Know that if the relationship is painful, hard, or if you're frightened, wherever you hurt the most or feel the most angst or fear is where you need to grow the most. The discomfort this person creates in you is all about you--and it's a window into your opportunity to heal yourself.
When Soulmates Unite is not a typical "self-help" book in that there is very little instruction. Instead, Christina shares of her journey with a level of rawness and vulnerability that acts as a beacon of light, thereby lighting the way for others to explore their own journey, their own joy, their own pain and their own opportunities for healing.
"As we heal ourselves, we heal each other." Christina Renee Joubert
Soulmates… That’s a word I have been in love with for as long as I can remember. Perhaps it was the story of Cinderella, Hallmark cards, or Lifetime movies that caused me to believe that once you met your Soulmate – everything in the World would make sense and you two would ride off into the sunset together.
As I grew older, I learned the meaning of another word – Reality. Thing isn’t always what it seems or what you believe but the meaning of Reality never changes. Reality is the Truth and once you realize the truth in any situation – the work to begin living freely begins. Self-Reflection is a powerful tool.
When Soulmates Unite is a book that resonated with me on a spiritual & emotional level. The author’s transparency with the readers not only served as aha moments but they assisted with the healing process of a few things that I had been afraid to let go of.
“It’s our Soulmates who will help us heal, grow, expand, and evolve by the sheer nature of their love, coupled with the intensity of the pain their presence brings forth.”
The book is broken down into a few sections:
Step One: The first step to learning to love ourselves is learning to love Self.
Step Two: The second step to learning to love ourselves is learning to treat ourselves like we are worthy to be loved.
Closing Meditation: The River of Love
When Soulmates Unite is a must-read for anyone that’s willing to take the journey of learning and loving oneself.
Reviewed by: Orsayor