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on May 26, 2013
Suzanne Jauchius's book absolutely grabbed me and I couldn't put it down; then, when I finished I wished there was more. Suzanne keeps a fast pace on her life story and her writing style is very easy to read and inspiring as well. At times I was frustrated with Suzanne's choice of husbands and even more so her non-supportive mother who did not tolerate her intuitive gifts. She finally broke free of her relation addiction and found her own way in life. Through years of therapy she realized her true unique psychic powers and her abilities to care for herself and become successful. This book touched my heart and I reflected on my own life situations throughout her story.
There were parts of the book that sincerely hit home with me. When Suzanne talked about the New Age scene in the 1980's, I could relate: quoting Suzanne's book in chapter 18: "The naturalness of my gift could be threatened by fears, rules, and conventions foisted by so-called 'masters' promoting the 'correct' way to do things. I learned that my ability functioned by instinct." Reading this chapter, I could totally related in my yoga, meditation, and general view of religion. Finding your own way is the way to go!
Suzanne got into a type of group therapy that ended up being a life saver for her. After five failed marriages, she learned about her "codependency" which is a learned survival behavior when we are exposed to a dysfunctional or abusive environment. This was a total eye-opener for me and my own life. We take on the burden of the world and those around us. As Suzanne aged, her connection to nature, the river, and then the experience of Native American traditions including experiences of the sweat lodge, took her into the life she was meant to live. She helps others now in her full-time position as an "Intuitive Consultant".
There were certain parts of the book that popped out at me and said "hey, that's how I feel, it's not so crazy after all". I will definitely read this book over and over again and each time pick up more clues into my own life, truly an inspiration!!!
I was so interested in Suzanne's work that I scheduled a reading with her after I finished reading her book since I too live in Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. I was amazed by the accuracy of her reading. She held a personal object of mine (a blue heart necklace) as she talked about my symbols and described to a 'T' my essence and how I deal with life. It was a real opener; things I kind-of knew about myself deep inside but not really aware of were brought to the surface. Suzanne was able to identify areas in my career, family, and relationships so I could understand my true self and find direction in my life. Suzanne is truly amazing and it was definitely a unique experience!
For those of you wondering about Suzanne now (her book does leave you wondering what happened in her life), she has a thriving practice, is a beautifully fit and spiritual being. She stills lives in West Linn Oregon, is still single, and has son and daughter living close by on her property. The coffee shop no longer exists and the sweat lodge is long gone and replaced by homes along the Willamette River in West Linn.
In my session with Suzanne, I interviewed her briefly on her book and life. She said she's had lots of people ask about a sequel and doesn't have one planned at the moment.
This book is not only available in paper and kindle formats, but also audible version that is narrated by Suzanne herself! The kindle version is the best bargain at $5 whereas the printed book is $15 ($12 on Amazon). The audible version is a great way to go if you're not into reading and want to just listen to her read the book to you :)
Also, you can talk to Suzanne on her call-in show on 105.1 the Buzz in Portland, Oregon once a month. If you're not in Portland, you can get "The Buzz" app for your ipad, or tune in via "TuneIn Radio", or live streaming from 1051thebuzz dot com. It runs the first Monday of the month 4:30-5:30 pm pacific time.
Suzanne is awesome!