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From the moment she nearly drowned in a tank of cold water at the age of three, Ingrid Honkala was aware of other dimensions of life than those most of us normally experience. She was also gifted with the wise input of mysterious “Beings of Light” who gave her invaluable insights and assistance as she faced the challenges of growing up, falling in love, and finding her professional destiny as a research scientist and oceanographer. In a compelling life adventure that journeys from her native Colombia to Europe and her eventual home in the United States - and from a deadly war zone to underwater explorations and a NASA research center - the author reveals how any human experience can be illumined from within. If we are willing to pay attention to subtle signals, take our intuition seriously, and forgive our most challenging difficulties, anyone can experience a brightly guided life.

©2017 Ingrid Honkala, PhD (P)2019 Ingrid Honkala, PhD

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Why Read? "Why not?"

A Brightly Guided Life is a diamond in the rough of books available on the trans-personal, mystical, out of body, or near death experience. Dr. Honkala intimately and tenderly shares her NDE by bringing her readers deep into the event itself before transporting them into the visceral struggles, strife, triumph and victory that peppered her life there-after. Her first NDE is described in detail with supple, yet solid sincerity. Her account could rattle the reality of the most staunch non-believer. The NDE acts as catalyst for the unfolding of recognizable phases of human development. Readers experience the world through the eyes of a young girl, teen, and woman who had discovered her ability for extraordinary perception, long before having the capacity to integrate it into her day-to-day life.

We become enamored with Dr. Honkala's tale as we recognize ourselves in her myriad of experiences. Though many readers may be unfamiliar with trans-personal or out-of-body experiences, all readers can related to her vulnerable shares of travel, loss, heartbreak, trauma, achievement, integration and recovery. We jet around the world beside her as she discovers, embraces, rejects, and reclaims guidance of the Divine Spirit that dwells within each of us as us. She tells the story of how our experience is designed to bring us closer to ourselves in a way that is unique and personal. She normalizes the human tendency to become distracted from our essence by happenings of the world and provides hope that we too have the capacity to find our way back home, into the light.

If you have the pleasure of hearing Ms. Honkala read her book aloud, you will delight in her unique inflection on the English language and will find her telling-of-the-tale, a unique experience in and of itself. Whether dictated or read, A Brightly Guided Life is an excellent read for anyone on the path of discovery, learning, awakening, and connection. It is a refreshing reminder that the ability to connect with our inner awareness and higher purpose, awaits within each of us; all we need do, is turn on the light.

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it's a beautiful spiritual journey

I enjoyed listening to Ingrid's spiritual journey and experiences. I love her innocent voice and charming accent. For some, her accent could be challenging but if you give yourself a chance and be open minded, you might find yourself falling in love with every single words that comes out of her mouth. I would keep in mind that this is her experience and her journey not a teaching, so be open minded but skeptical. Two things that I appreciate that I was reminded from listing to her story was love and forgiveness. Happy listing ❤️

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POWERFUL!!

I truly feel that Ingrid's story is for EVERYONE to hear. There aren't enough words to express how powerful and beautiful her story and message is for everyone. I feel so blessed to have found Ingrid's story.

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One of the most profound books I’ve ever read.

We are all one. We are all love. Thank you Ingrid. You have helped me so very much.💗

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Interesting but could have used some editing.

I know these stories are extremely personal and many of the details may be interesting to family and close friends, but not to this reader. I could have done with less on all the relationships. I did find the story compelling though. She is obviously bright (no pun intended) and accomplished, but a good editor would have helped tighten up the narrative.

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Very disappointing

This book disappointed me like no other. I read reviews and they were all very good so I purchased the book. First of all the woman who is reading has a very broken English and it ruins it for listening. Second, the story is not uplifting, its a biography of a woman who is vain , focused on her looks and boyfriends, money. She talks to light beings asking to solve her problems. I don’t think light beings bother with these petty problems. Light beings guide us through life but don’t take obstacles away. Thats how we learn. She claims to be guided by angels and supported. Highly evolved humans can see angels and connect to light beings. Not someone who is focused on boyfriends. This book is not what I expected, it is not about being enlightened or grow in vibration as a human. It is a very boring story and has not much to offer.

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Very inspiring and uplifting book!

I'm so thankful for getting this book! I love Ingrid's accent and energy! Thank you for all you do Ingrid and for spreading the beautiful messages from The Beings of Light! 🙏🏼🙌

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Honest, unabashed & Motivating

I found it encouraging that in spite of unlimited access to the guidance and protection of beings of light - the gifted way, by no effort on her part, she still did not take full advantage, as we imagine WE would have done of such a gift. She didn't become immediately enlightened. She very honestly shared her truths & bared her soul to us, flaws and all. I appreciate that honestly as now I can really relate, flawed human to flawed human, and find ways to make her insight work for me. Thank you Ingrid!

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Entertaining and fascinating

Loved it. I really like her accent and her story is remarkable. Just an overall enjoyable listen.

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  • Gloria Mason
  • 12-03-21

Great story

Read it with an open heart! it has wisdom beyond its words and the powerful words is Ingrid touched my soul while I read. Many Blessings..

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  • Cornelia A Zielke
  • 07-24-21

Wonderful book

I loved listening to this book. Thank you Ingrid, for sharing your life story, and both the human and the spiritual side of it.
I also appreciated to hear what it was like growing up in Columbia, and about the landscapes and travels experienced.
Personally I really enjoyed Ingrids narration and could understand everything very well.

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  • TLJ
  • 12-06-20

fabulous

This was so appreciated. I related alot. Ingrid narrated perfectly. Possibility of changing your life.

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  • 07-15-20

Inspiring, eye opener and entertaining

The events described, the teachings, and the narration makes for an inspiring and entertaining read

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