In all author Serena Lynn Estes’s life decisions, she had chosen to be unsettled to avoid her grief. She moved continuously, bought many homes, had four marriages, and could not seem to settle into herself. She got bored and chose continuous movement to keep herself from stopping, listening, and just being.
Then, after Estes turned fifty, she chose to stop the madness. After moving to California, she received her Holy Yoga certification, learned to meditate, and conducted burning sessions to release the anxiety. The last of these entails writing down your feelings and the specific struggles you are currently experiencing and safely lighting the paper on fire in a safe place to watch it burn. A burning session can allow you to let go of the unwanted feelings and struggles and release them into God’s control. When Estes prepares for her burning sessions, it gives her peace and the feeling of surrendering her heartache and challenges into the hands of God. She still struggles, as we all do, but it is what we do with the anxiety within us that counts.
Now she seeks to share the story of how she found peace and understanding and stopped searching for the “white picket fence” after making many wrong choices in relationships, friendships, and family issues. Set in Texas and California, this inspirational personal narrative tells the story of a woman who has endured many types of trauma and wants to share her tools for healing with others.