About Mary Ruth
Becoming a Spiritual Writer
Up until the age of forty-five, my life was going along in a predictable way. I had a good marriage, and two wonderful kids. I worked as a traditional physical therapist, specializing in the rehabilitation of adults with neurological disorders, and I developed and taught courses in this area of practice at four different universities. Life seemed good on the outside; however, I also suffered for fifteen years with chronic neck pain, and my mind and body were often hyper-vigilant and playing out fear-based patterns. I didn't know this at the time, it only became clear as I worked to heal and gradually began to live in a whole new way.
The Healing Journey
When I was forty-five, debilitating pelvic pain reared up and pulled me out of my regular life. Two months into the condition, in my darkest hour, I had an amazing spiritual experience that shifted my perspective. From this point on, I had an unwavering knowledge that I was more than my spinning mind and broken body, and that this part of me would never die.
And that is when the healing journey began. The pain reared up whenever I was stressed, and over the years, this painful cue helped me uncover and release held emotions, constricting beliefs and behaviors, and even deeply repressed childhood trauma. I learned to release these restrictions physically, mentally, and energetically. Through this process, I became pain-free and peaceful, and my life changed in dramatic and positive ways. In the memoir, Healing Through Chronic Pain, I take you with me as I discover the body-mind-spirit connection and use it to move out of suffering.
After I had been healing for about seven years, I began speaking about healing and working with clients combining my physical therapy background with the holistic bodywork and energy work that helped me heal. Through these experiences I realized that I am not unique, and that holistic healing has universal characteristics. I share these concepts through my personal experiences in the self-help book, Healing with Awareness.
As I healed I began to perceive and experience more Love, and I had many surprising, spiritual experiences. Information came to me through physical sensations, mental images, spontaneous thoughts, dreams and coincidences. I learned that this part of healing has been described by others and has been given names like: growing in awareness or consciousness, and self or spiritual transformation. I share this part of the journey in the upcoming book, Healing with Spirit.
Letting Love Flow
I recently re-read my memoir, which was written over a decade ago, and realized that even though my body and mind have changed so much, the insights that rose up in the depths of despair and throughout my healing journey have never wavered. On some level, this information had always been available, and as I healed I simply embodied and lived these truths more often.
Over the healing years, my ability to tune in to this spiritual information increased, and I also developed ways to determine which insights are the highest Truth. I share these insights on this spiritual blog, facebook and instagram @lettingloveflow.