Why This Is My Life's Work

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Once upon a time, there was a sad little girl. She tried to speak but she was told to be quiet. She did her best to be very, very good, hoping that this might make someone hear her. But instead, she was told she didn’t matter. She was told no one cared. No one wanted to listen.

So the little girl stopped speaking. She had no voice. She disappeared into a world of books, dreaming that maybe someday she would write her own.

She had a lot of unhappy experiences, many of them scary or painful. She didn’t think anyone else lived like that and she felt all alone in the world.

She didn’t think anyone could be as awful a person as she’d always been told she was. She had secrets. She couldn’t tell anyone what was really going on in her life and family because it was too terrible, too painful, and too embarrassing.

Her secrets sent her down a dark and lonely road for a very long time until it got so dark, she couldn’t see the road any more. It was as dark as it could possibly be. There was no light at all, not even a tiny bit.

One day, a sliver of Light crept into her world. The little girl looked around. How did it get there? She could see there were no windows. And there were no doors. How could this be?

The little girl looked down and saw that the Light was coming from inside her very own tiny body. Something had changed in the little girl. She knew that she did matter after all, and that she had something to say.

She would not be silenced any more. She deserved to be heard. She began speaking and then writing. She wrote lots of books and soon, she was finding others who had also lost their voices, people who thought they didn’t matter, or who were aching to be heard.

As soon as the little girl realised this, the Light grew brighter. It didn’t happen all at once but bit by bit, the more the little girl told her story, the more the Light grew brighter and radiated further and further into the world.

The brighter the Light, the more the little girl knew she had to share her story with others who were trapped in their own darkness.

In the Light, she had found her voice. Many people needed to hear what she had to say. They needed to know that they were not alone. And they needed to know that they mattered, and that their stories could turn on the Light for others, too.

The little girl knows how it feels not to be heard, and not to have a voice. She knows how it feels to be silenced, and how dark it can be when you have a story to share but you cannot share it.

Now she can help you tell your story, and in doing so, your Light will grow brighter so that you, too, can turn on the Light for those who are still trapped in darkness.

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With Sue Marchant at BBC Cambridgeshire after one of many appearances over several years.

With Sue Marchant at BBC Cambridgeshire after one of many appearances over several years.

Signing the contract with my literary agent, Peter Knight, in London, England, August 2010.

Signing the contract with my literary agent, Peter Knight, in London, England, August 2010.

At my very first book-signing, Northamptonshire, UK in October 2005, having won an "Outstanding Achievement Award" for my first three books.

At my very first book-signing, Northamptonshire, UK in October 2005, having won an "Outstanding Achievement Award" for my first three books.

One of numerous inspirational speaking engagements over several years.

One of numerous inspirational speaking engagements over several years.

(Liberty's mini-bio is below but you can also see some of her art, music, books and more by clicking here)

Award-Winning author and Huffington Post contributor, Liberty Forrest, is represented by Knight Features Literary Agency in London, England. She has written several inspirational and motivational books covering a range of self-development, healing and empowering topics.

Her compelling book, The Power and Simplicity of Self-Healing, has been changing lives and helping people find hope and healing in several countries around the world.

In 2015 her book, Meditation Essentials: How to Quiet the Mind to Achieve More Personal and Professional Success, won the Beverly Hills International Book Award in the Well Being category.

She has also created a beautiful colouring book called Creative Healing: A 30-Day Workbook and Colouring Journey. There is at least one full page of text for each of the 30 colouring images, which follow a step-by-step process to assist in healing, personal development, and self-awareness.

Her articles have appeared in numerous publications in many parts of the globe, including Canada, USA, London, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and more. For two years, she had a weekly column in the Dubai branch of "Hello!" Magazine. Currently, she has regular columns in both print and online magazines and newspapers.

She adores anything to do with words, whether writing, editing. In particular, having seen the impact that sharing her story has had on many people who have read her writing or attended her classes or workshops, she loves helping others tell their stories, too. And she loves using fiction to share messages of hope, healing and inspiration. (Visit booksbyliberty.com)

Liberty loves doing stand-up comedy and enjoys incorporating humour into her work wherever possible, believing that when we can finally get to the point of laughing at our foibles, we have truly found healing. And in the meantime, it can sure make the hard times a little softer around the edges.