Becoming: A Call to Love
The spirit is very near. Only turn, ask, and listen.
When her first book of guidance, Turning, was published anonymously in 1994, many readers responded gratefully to its message. It quickly became one of those “secret” books of consolation that is passed from heart to heart.
In Becoming, a treasury of meditations “received in the soul,” Claire Blatchford leads us more deeply into a way of spiritual trust and confidence and will be a further source of growth and renewal for many in times of need.
Becoming is a wonderful gift for yourself or for a friend in need of inspiration and courage in life.
C O N T E N T S:
Be in the right here, right now
Enter into the silence
Be open, empty, hungry, expectant, trusting
Be ever glad
Be of good courage
Listen to and work with the pain
Seek the light, see the light, work with the light
Welcome thoughts, ponder and live them
The dead and the living need each other
About the Author
Claire Howell Blatchford was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Connecticut. Owing to a case of mumps, she became deaf at the age of six. After attending regular schools and graduating from Bennington College, she studied at Gallaudet University, the Waldorf Institute for Liberal Education, and Teachers College. She has taught the deaf for many years. She now lives with her husband in northwestern Massachusetts and works at the Clarke School for the Deaf. Claire is the author of several books on being deaf, as well as her books on inner sight: Turning: Words Heard from Within (1994, 2001); Friend of My Heart: Meeting Christ in Everyday Life (1999); Becoming: A Call to Love (2004); and Experiences with the Dying and the Dead: Waking to Our Connections with Those Who Have Died (2007).