A Girl Named Truth

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a memoir

It’s not easy for me to self-promote my first published book, which I have held close for so long. Yesterday, a friend on Facebook asked me how long it took me to write my memoir, and I told her a partial truth. That I started A Girl Named Truth ten years ago, nearly to the day I hit the button to birth its release on the night before my 44th birthday two weeks ago. This is true, but the journey leading up to putting the words on paper is perhaps what is most significant, for it is a journey of silence. A journey that started at my birth.

Even when I was a young child, I knew what I wanted to do with my life. Some may call this lucky, but it is also a bit of a curse. Putting words onto paper, even in journal form, always felt like exposure. It felt hugely vulnerable, like I was opening myself up to censorship in the worst possible kind. Instead, I wrote stories and poems inside the pages of my mind and kept them neatly tucked into the folds where no one could venture but me. Then, one day, after enduring two years of debilitating IBS, I decided I need to write. Really write, the words waiting, not too patiently, inside the folds of my body.

IBS, when looked at on a metaphysical level, is a disease, or dis-ease, of the lower chakras, or energy centers of the body. The first (in the seven chakra system) is found at the base of the spine, and is the energy center that connects us to everything around us. It is our root-center, or our tribal connection. When we feel disconnected from our tribe/family unit, or are wounded by our tribe, this energy center will be compromised.

Our second chakra, located directly above it and surrounding our sexual organs, relates to our creative fire. Here is where we start to form and birth our individual gifts. How we related to others on an individual basis affects this chakra. If we feel secure in love (in all forms), this chakra will be vibrant and healthy.

The third chakra, located in the middle of our abdomen, is also referred to as our power center. Here is where we assert our individuality. Those who are confident in who they are, without being aggressive, will express a healthy and active third chakra.

I am telling you this, because I had none of the above, and if you read my memoir, you will learn about why. IBS, being a disease of the lower charkas, is a red-flag that these centers are out of balance in some way. I didn’t know this when I decided I needed to heal, I just knew that I had reached the point when I could no longer contain the trapped emotions inside of my belly. Each night a storm raged inside of me, and on a deeper, more subconscious level, I knew the storm was fueled by words, and more importantly truths, that needed to come out of me.

So I began to write and heal. As I wrote, my body began to talk to me, realizing that I was finally ready to listen. As my bloated belly birthed each word that had waited so long for release, I began to learn, really learn, about the little girl inside named truth. I learned to love her and to accept her. I cried her stored tears and relived her pain. Her timid, quiet voice began to discover its strength, and together we realized we had a story to tell and share. A story, that although individually unique, is every’s story. The quest for inner truth is universal. I wrote A Girl Named Truth to heal the inner child, but I compiled and bound it into a book in the hope that it may help others heal.

Alethea is a writer and owner of Inner Truth Healing. Her memoir, A Girl Named Truth, is now available at Amazon and Amazon.co.uk. To learn more about Alethea, please visit her website, aletheakehas.com 

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About Alethea Kehas

I am an author and owner of Inner Truth Healing & Yoga.
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25 Responses to A Girl Named Truth

  1. Lori says:

    Expecting my copy soon! And I know it has a happy ending ……

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  2. Congratulations on publishing your book! Self-promotion is very difficult and yet, it gets easier with time and breaks. PeopIe will show up to support you. I feel like saying “Congratulations” is an understatement. You did it!!! The cover looks so beautiful! I am adding your book to my desired read list. Much Love, Ka

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  3. Philip Kamau says:

    This is wisdom thanks for sharing.

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  4. Many congratulations Alethea, I’ll definitely be ordering a copy.

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  5. Congratulations Alethea and I have put the link to this post in my Blogger Daily this evening and asked everyone to head over and share.. If you would like I am very happy to do a promotion in the Cafe and Cookstore.. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore/

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  8. Adele Marie says:

    This sounds an amazing book. I didn’t know to connect my ibs with chakras, thank you. xxx

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  9. joylennick says:

    Hola Alethea, Many thanks re Don Massenzio interview. I’m impressed by the sound of your ‘repressed’ book and wish you everything you wish for it and yourself. Good vibes and the best of good wishes. Sincerely. Joy x!

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