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Finding Your Way in a Wild New World: Reclaim Your True Nature to Create the Life You Want | [Martha Beck]

Finding Your Way in a Wild New World: Reclaim Your True Nature to Create the Life You Want

Many people feel called to help others and change the world, but they just don’t know how to fulfill their potential. They have the creativity and passion, but often get lost, not knowing how to direct their energies. Now, popular life coach Martha Beck shows how readers can find their calling in service and healing - while realizing their destiny. With a sparkling, compassionate, and often irreverent style, Beck draws from a combination of ancient wisdom and modern science to help readers consciously embrace vital skills that may be embedded in our DNA and are now made accessible again.
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Publisher's Summary

Many people feel called to help others and change the world, but they just don’t know how to fulfill their potential. They have the creativity and passion, but often get lost, not knowing how to direct their energies. Now, popular life coach Martha Beck shows how readers can find their calling in service and healing - while realizing their destiny.

With a sparkling, compassionate, and often irreverent style, Beck draws from a combination of ancient wisdom and modern science to help readers consciously embrace vital skills that may be embedded in our DNA and are now made accessible again. Beck shows how to put together an “inner team” and an external “tribe” of people with the same aims and outlines four simple Steps for Transformation: Wordlessness, Oneness, Imagination, and Creation. With step-by-step instructions and guided reflections, Martha shows readers how to drop into the wordless state of communion with nature and self, how to connect with the oneness between self and the universe, how to be empowered by the spark of inspiration, and finally, how to take action and realize their creative potential to make a lasting impact in their own lives and the world around them.

Heartfelt, inspirational, and filled with “a-ha” moments, Finding Your Way in a Wild New World provides the map for the unconventional life path that leads to miraculous change.

©2011 Martha Beck (P)2011 HighBridge Company

What the Critics Say

“In a world that seems more and more chaotic, this book gives readers new tools - tools that bridge the gap between science and magic - for steering a clear path to joyful lives.” (Marci Shimoff, author of Love for No Reason)

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    LoveFromBothSides 07-17-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Find Your Purpose and Get Happy!"

    I do Past Life Regressions, and I stumbled onto Martha Beck's work when I read and loved Lissa Rankin's book, "Mind Over Medicine." Reading Martha Beck's book reminds me of the "healer's journey," which she describes to a "T." It was her journey, and mine, too! I've been on it my whole life. Somewhat involuntarily! ;^)) (You'll get that joke if you read the book.) I'm now recommending both these books to my clients so that they can get inspired and brave enough to open to doing what their "soul demands." Once you know the over-riding purpose of your life, you can begin to walk like a warrior in the right direction. "Finding Your Way," is a book about smelling, sensing, tracking and feeling the path that will bring you the greatest joy! And Martha's book is filled with wit, wisdom and joyfulness!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine 07-17-15
    Catherine 07-17-15
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    "Reread "Steering by Starlight" instead."
    Would you try another book from Martha Beck and/or Heather Henderson?

    I love Martha Beck's previous works, "Steering by Startlight" and "The Joy Diet" and her articles in O Magazine. This one didn't do it for me.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Martha Beck? Why or why not?

    Yes, see above.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Heather Henderson?

    No. I got irritated half way through with the fake African accents.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    One gets the sense that Ms. Beck's editors told her that her self help books sell better than her memoirs, so she threw a couple of cliche new age aphorisms and mindfulness exercises in and amongst stories of her trip to Africa, resulting in an unsatisfying jumble.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Basil's dad 09-30-13
    Basil's dad 09-30-13 Listener Since 2009
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    "Repackaged New Age Silliness"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Magical thinkers who believe "The Secret" is real and who are willing to pay over and over again for repackaged buddhism.


    What could Martha Beck have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not much. I don't really see the world the same way as the author.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Toned it down a bit. The level of enthusiasm she expressed for small things was a little over the top.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Laughter. The author kept insisting that this is not the same old new age "woo woo" but in the very next sentence would go on to espouse the same old new age mumbo jumbo. Sure she has her own labels to sell her own brand of wishful thinking, but their really is nothing new or particularly insightful here.


    Any additional comments?

    You want to succeed in life? All of these self help books can be boiled down to one simple sentence. Identify what you like and then commit yourself to the effort needed to achieve it. Everything else is just fluff and salesmanship

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Annabel Beverley Hills, CA, United States 09-27-13
    Annabel Beverley Hills, CA, United States 09-27-13
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    "AVOID, Don't waste your money"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Martha Beck again?

    No, she is clearly unbalanced


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I love the premise, I love the peppy upbeat vibe...but I hate the ridiculousness of it.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a sad review. The author is obviously so devestated by the fact her son was born with Down's Syndrom (and can't speak) that the author has created an alternative reality where his disability is not 'reality' and where they actually communicate through a telepathic type stream of conciousness. But she would have you believe, it's not just her,anyone can tape into this 'stream' and thereby improve their lives. And here is the whole reason for this book: she want's as many people as possible to buy into this idea.

    This audio book started so well, I really enjoyed the beginning and felt like it was going somewhere...until she started talking absolute fantasy and 'basing' or proving it with really bad and unproved science.

    Martha, I've been bending spoons since I was a child, so I'm more open to your ideas than most but it's clear to me that you are unwell. I'm sorry about your son but putting forward the idea that he planted dreams in your mind and communicates to you via some higher stream is just nonsense. You must be in a lot of pain to dedicate so much time and effort into what is essentially a work of fantasy. You are deceiving people. I'm not OK with you taking my money for this rubbish.

    Seriously.Get a grip already.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen Dillon Beach, CA, United States 08-08-12
    Maureen Dillon Beach, CA, United States 08-08-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Interesting but she lost me at..."

    Spoiler alert:
    Good until she started talking about bending spoons.Guess I am not a Wayfinder or whatever she calls herself. I also don't like how she talks down to her readers when she admits to her daughter that her books are just one big extended mediphor and "Well people seem to like it and buy my books".
    I did like her term, the every when, that is a cool term/concept.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    SedentaryHeroine Chappaqua, NY, United States 05-25-12
    SedentaryHeroine Chappaqua, NY, United States 05-25-12 Member Since 2013

    Foreign voices become dear friends, whispering in my ear. Some last long after the story has ended, heard, then, by all whom I touch.

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    "Another Martha Beck hit!"

    Martha Beck is one smart and courageous cookie, who I think is ahead of the curve in her predictions. Her writing style is always informative, easy to digest and she's got a great sense of humour. The only bummer for me was that she did not narrate this book. I missed her voice.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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