The Ripple of Awakening

A Mighty Companion on the Spiritual Awakening Journey

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Pub Date 09 Dec 2022 | Archive Date 07 Nov 2022

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Need help to ride the wave of your Spiritual Awakening? Then this is the book for you!

The book is about a spiritual awakening, what that means and looks like from the human perspective. It explores the highs, the lows, the commonalities, the phases and the stages and ways in which the reader can support themselves. It is real, raw, authentic, at times funny, certainly inspiring and full of hope.

Ann-Marie takes the reader’s hand and walks them step-by-step through the stages of their own healing journey and offers ways that can inspire them, with practical suggestions and practices such as prayer, meditation, self-enquiry, self-care, self-expression, forgiveness and inner-child healing.

At the heart of the book is a flushing out of the reader’s relationship, or lack of relationship, with God. Ann-Marie reveals how she went from a complete non-believer and came to eventually work for the big guy upstairs, being guided to become a multi-faith minister. She endeavours to de-funk the ego’s construct of God and inspire the reader to wake up to the love, peace, guidance and joy that is waiting for them through their connection with the God of their own understanding.

Need help to ride the wave of your Spiritual Awakening? Then this is the book for you!

The book is about a spiritual awakening, what that means and looks like from the human perspective. It explores...


A Note From the Publisher

Ann-Marie’s passions are all things spiritual, metaphysical and quantum, but it wasn’t always that way. She came from a background of believing that life was black or white, with a need to ‘see it before she would believe it’ mentality, but she eventually discovered that neither was true.

After a series of tragic events and an experience she calls ‘The Falling’, she was metaphorically and literally brought to her knees. Her life then took on a completely different trajectory, resulting in a slow but profound dismantling of her identity.

She had inadvertently found herself on a Spiritual Awakening path, which guided her to explore the world of alternative and holistic health, leading her to train as a Holistic Therapist, Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and Meditation Facilitator.

She came to realise that there was, in fact, a much bigger plan at play and that there was a divine presence leading her life. With the mantra of ‘show me the truth’ as her daily prayer, Ann-Marie’s biggest change was still to come as she found herself on the threshold of training to be a multifaith minister. From a person who could barely say the word ‘God’ without a visceral reaction of distaste, this was a pretty big turnaround.

Ann-Marie has embraced the simplicity of a guided spiritual life and now trusts in a loving presence, which she knows is available to everyone. Her heart’s desire is to help those who are ready and willing to ‘wake up’ too. This has resulted in the creation of her first book, which was initiated by ‘another voice’ prompting her to write it.

Ann-Marie lives in Sussex and facilitates spiritual workshops, retreats, and meditation groups, as well as offering one-to-one mentoring for those who find themselves awakening too.

Ann-Marie’s passions are all things spiritual, metaphysical and quantum, but it wasn’t always that way. She came from a background of believing that life was black or white, with a need to ‘see it...


Advance Praise

Ann-Marie has written an extremely valuable and much needed book here. Anyone who has already begun, or about to begin, stepping onto their Spiritual Path will gain great value from its contents. Ann-Marie has made this journey easy to follow and understand with wonderful personal, and other fellow travellers’ stories, with which newcomers can relate. The journey can be very lonely and confusing, at times, and this book will remind the reader that they have many Mighty Companions to accompany and support them on their journey. This beautiful book is one of those Companions and I can recommend it without reservations

John Campbell, Author of ‘The Secret of Intimate Relationships’, ACIM Teacher and Speaker.


I have a PhD in Genetics and am a former Neuro-Scientist who was firmly steeped in the belief that ‘when you’re dead, you’re DEAD’. My time of ‘awakening’ to my Spiritual aspect arrived when I was rocked to my core following the death of two husbands. I wish I could have had a book like this with which to guide me at a time when I sure felt lonely!

I was such a pragmatist and non-believer, I was left totally confused and bewildered by some of the writings I first came across in this field and something like Ann-Marie’s book would have grabbed me, I know that. This book, although very sensitively written, is also light-hearted, fun and extremely insightful. It is written by someone who has definitely ‘been there, done that and got the ‘T’ shirt’, as the saying goes. I will definitely give this as a ‘gift’ to anyone coming to me for support when beginning their Spiritual Journey, or, already on it and needing a gentle reminder.

Dr Anne Campbell, PhD, co-author of the best selling ‘Brain Sex’, ‘Why Men Don’t Iron’ and ‘A Mind To Crime’, all under her former name of Dr. Anne Moir, PhD. Author and ACIM teacher and Speaker

Ann-Marie has written an extremely valuable and much needed book here. Anyone who has already begun, or about to begin, stepping onto their Spiritual Path will gain great value from its contents...


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Ann-Marie Marchant states that this book is based on her journey of connection and remembering the truth of who she really is, and her learning from a real-time Spiritual Awakening (SA), as she feels one can only teach from one’s own experience. She states her intention is for this book to be a companion for those of us who find ourselves tentatively or wholeheartedly on the path of awakening too, and that her words will always be authentic, real and, at times, raw, for she knows that our soul want the truth and nothing else will do. She suggests that her readers take what feel right for them and disregard the rest; and don’t feel obliged to do anything that is shared, but have an open and curious mind, and set an intention to listen to your own heart and build a relationship with the radical honesty that will flow from it.

Spiritual Awakening The First Step Here we are together on our first step – thank you for saying yes! I absolutely know it is no accident that you have been guided to this book, as I believe there is a part of you that has been asking for another way and wants to wake up from the dream of who you thought you were. That calling is an ancient song of your heart; I promise you your heart never lies, and I also promise you that if you listen deeply, you will receive an abundance of love notes directly from your heart as this process unfolds. They will be delivered in many ways and at different times from many sources and I would, therefore, recommend that you take time to write them down, thus building a journal of insights to inspire and support you along the way.

The author states that taking responsibility for our physical, mental and emotional well-being walks hand in hand with our spiritual awakening. That through meditation and prayer, we can build on our Spiritual Awakening and still find ways to maintain alignment and open our hearts.

She suggests that readers should take some time out where we'll be undisturbed, have a pen and paper handy – light a candle if you so choose and have an intention to open up a Space of Grace; take a few deep breaths, and little by little drop down into our heart and settle into that spaciousness. She provides the below prayer to aid in this meditation process. She suggests altering anything that does not feel true for you.

Dear God,
I am willing to see, with compassion and kindness, the ways in which I have been ego-led into believing I know it all.
I understand that I did not perceive my own best interests and I, inadvertently, chose to be the higher power
for someone else.
I no longer wish to be in control in this way and my heart’s desire is to see the way you would have me be and how I can best serve others through your Grace.
I am coming to understand that I do not need to fix anyone
or indeed preach to them.
I will trust you to guide each person home.
If you wish for me to be a part of someone’s awakening,
you will guide me in ways I can be truly helpful,
which are in alignment to the laws of the Universe.
I look forward to opening up to your Love more,
and will see this opportunity as a powerful pathway of growth and part of my awakening journey.
And so it is.
Thank you…………………………………………… (insert your name)

The author states that the start of a Spiritual Awakening can happen to anyone, any age, colour, race, religion or gender – if you have a heartbeat you’re a prime candidate! However, not all people will take the path in this lifetime, as crossing the river of change is too hard to comprehend and the familiar feels much safer. Rest assured, you will come to know the truth once you leave your physical body behind, but my question is, why wait until you take your last breath?

The author discusses Spiritual Awakening at great lengths providing a lot of beneficial information that is helpful to anyone pondering taking up their Spiritual Awakening journey. Highly recommend.

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Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for letting me review this book. This book had some good pointers and tips for growing with God. I liked reading the various quotes dispersed through the book.

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The timing of this book is much-needed in our world right now. It can be challenging to see that your life is on the right track when there is so much destruction out in the world. “The Ripple of Awakening” shows how each of us can do the inner work to then effect the outer circumstances of the world. My highlighter ran dry after marking up this book with all the insights and practices I want to apply from reading this book. I can see getting a copy for yourself and a friend and going through it together.

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This is an intensely personal account of spiritual awakening by a facilitator of spiritual workshops and meditation groups. It combines her wisdom with wisdom from A course in Miracles, Abraham, Dr. Joe Disperza and many others distilled into a guidr to help you find the freedom you are. Discusses what is a spiritual awakening (SA) is, how to deal with obstacles to spiritual growth,building trust and forgiveness. Interviews with those who have experienced a SA. Resources.

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