The Gift of Crisis: How I Used Meditation to Go From Financial Failure to a Life of Purpose
Since the start of the recession, 8.8 million jobs have been lost, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. I was one of those 8.8 million people. In 2009, I was laid off a research project due to funding being suspended. Between 2007 and 2014, I was also one of 7.3 million homeowners who lost our home to foreclosure
Some affected by job loss and foreclosure, due to the economic downturn, were able to bounce back relatively emotionally unscathed. Many, however, internalized the outer events as a negative reflection of their personal capacities without taking a deeper look at the crisis as a potential underlying catalyst.
Although a personal economic crisis can be viewed as both an externally influenced event beyond your control yet within your control, it can also be an opportunity to examine the conscious and sub-conscious conditions that brought the experience into your life... more
Chris Vogler, screenwriter,
author of The Writer's Journey
"Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley has the gift of observing the little details that make her story come to life, and make her spiritual journey meaningful. In her quest for a better way to live, she made discoveries of deep principles that will enrich your understanding of how the Universe works. With careful attention to the step-by-step process she went through to get in touch with her inner guidance system, she provides a clear roadmap for clarifying your own thinking about your life, your potential and your destiny."
Elizabeth Lesser, co-founder of Omega Institute,
author of Marrow: Love, Loss, and What Matters Most
"Bridgitte's writing comes directly from the heart,
and will help you unblock your connection to your inner guidance.”
B. Jean Lein, CPA, ALSP,
Certified Energy Codes Facilitator
and Licensed Practitioner
"What Bridgitte reminds us is that it is so important to continue the work that is ours to do, to push on, to be relentless, to be unfailingly loyal to ourselves and our higher being. She teaches that following our way requires persistence, repetition and devotion. That being inspired and being fired by the passion within us is what is required to consistently apply the tools that we have, to gain our own level of enlightenment, our own bliss. Often self-help books try to tell us that we can do the work in a very easy way and get results instantly. What Bridgitte shows us is that it is not necessarily that the way itself that is difficult, but that we must be persistent in our practices, and this is what requires effort - ongoing and repeated effort."
Nancy Colier, psychotherapist, interfaith minister, author of
The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World
"In a clear and compassionate style, Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley shows us the gift of both crisis and meditation―to lead us into our deepest wisdom and highest self. An evolved, insightful and genuinely helpful read!"