I found this to be the most insightful book I’ve ever read about co-creating one’s reality. The author’s writing style reeks of courage, integrity, and stark honesty. I, like many others, am on a path to know “self”. The author has graciously presented a guide by telling her own story, what she learned through her endeavors to explore consciousness, and organized for the reader a step by step process to achieve conscious manifestation. She truly knows herself, her strength, and her purpose. She is an inspiration. She is WOMAN!
--Dianne Hardy, Author of For Cryin’ Out Loud, a childhood memoir
Discovering the Great I AM: One Woman’s Journey to Find God
Sherry Griffith, BS, MSW, LCSW
The Ewings Publishing, 192 pages, (paperback), $20, 979-8886402117
(Reviewed: October 2022)
Part memoir, part spiritual and philosophical exploration, and part self-help manual, Sherry
Griffith’s Discovering the Great I AM is aimed at those hoping to wake up from unconscious
patterns and conditioning and make more informed, conscious, and joyful choices.
Griffith is a social worker and therapist trained in cognitive behavioral therapy. She is deeply
immersed in consciousness literature and practices—from Jung to quantum physics to Carlos
Castaneda. Raised in a rigid Christian tradition with limited ideas of God, she eventually began
to question these notions, especially as she experienced more expansive encounters with the
divine. This, she discovered, is everything.
Her book features three parts. The first is her history, where she shares how her core beliefs
shaped her reality and what she believed possible. Throughout, she reminds us that to make
better life choices, we must first recognize our core beliefs; thus, it’s key to reflect closely on our
life stories and family patterns from birth to understand how they limit our lives.
The second part consists of entries from Griffith’s personal journal over several years, with
interspersed commentary, showing her own process of awakening sprinkled with therapeuticreflective discussions.
The third part is a workbook, leading readers through informative, practical steps toward
identifying, then changing, their core beliefs to make healthier life choices.
Griffith’s writing style is clear, personable and appealing. Unfortunately, it’s bogged down by
repetition, particularly concerning the need to discard some of our core beliefs, but also in her
philosophical and spiritual discussions.
Additionally, the presentation of biographical information can be confusing, as events aren’t
always chronological or explained completely when introduced, only to reappear with added
information in later chapters. This makes it hard to piece the author’s history together and
understand the patterns she’s revealing through them.
Griffith nevertheless successfully illustrates how readers can discover, release, and change the
patterns that limit them. Doing so, Griffith stresses with equal weight, will change the world as
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