This is a book about triumph over grief, utter despair, and hopelessness. It is about emotional and spiritual healing. The book speaks equally to the struggling soul who is embarking upon, or in the middle of, a journey of self-awareness, discovery, growth and healing, and to the one who has been on the journey and is celebrating the change in their life. To the reader, the author says, “Getting the book’s message into the world is my passion, so it is my hope that you will come away from the experience of reading the book with feelings of hope, inspiration, and empowerment.”
Using photographs of wrought-iron gates coupled with inspirational verses and titles, award-winning author and photographer Carolyn CJ Jones shows the path she took through a process of change, from great despair and praying to die, to joy for living and inner peace.
Opening the Gates of the Heart has a most unique beginning, one which the author believes was divinely-guided. Unknowingly, she wrote in her journals words which further defined the gate photographs. The unusual thing is, the words were written years before the author even discovered or photographed the gates.
This book is about healing, and the author’s story, although a valuable lesson for us all, is not the subject of importance. There are, after-all, many roads to healing and that is the important thing that matters. It is the author’s hope that the gates will help us all, no matter what our circumstances are that guide us to the journey… again and again.