Martha Du'Sage has stepped through the looking glass of dysfunction and sexual abuse to discover, what we can all discover, an end to suffering. Through over 20 years of practicing heart-centered conscious knowing, she has hands-on, rather than clinical experience to share; helping others to see things in a new light regarding their abuse has become a passion of Martha’s. By practicing this heart-centered knowing, a peace within can be created.
Having spent the majority of her professional career in the insurance industry and eventually owning her own agency, she found herself often saying, “this is what I do, not who I am.” Martha began to understand and acknowledge her own voice in order to honor the "I AM" presence that resides deep in all of us. She decided it was time to offer her voice to those that have not yet discovered theirs due to past trauma and abuse, hence the birth of her latest book, Why Bother? Because Self-Help is Never Stupid.
Her long journey through the conventional business industry included fitness salon owner, various sales careers and a career in the insurance industry, though she always knew that she had a different purpose. With greater attraction to the unconventional, attempting to break down worn-out paradigms and belief, she found herself more often saying, "Who says it has to be that way?" It was that desire to play in the alternative world that led her to seek knowledge from the mystical, creative realms.
While resisting rigid belief she finds what is considered the unconventional world is actually more natural and authentic. It is the love of nature and the natural that drives her to help others put an end to their struggles. Her studies in consciousness and a desire not to adhere to any one system of belief have led her to practice energy work intuitively. She simply guides whomever she is working with, into their own state of present moment awareness where she encourages you to embrace the full spectrum of you.
Her draw to the realms of spirituality and metaphysics led her to gain knowledge and wisdom from many teachers of consciousness. She also has received certification in NLP, Deeksha - Oneness Blessing, Reiki, massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, body wrapping, fitness and nutrition, to name a few. In addition to writing and energy work, Martha creates aromatherapy blends as a compliment to your inner spiritual development.
Currently, she is in the process of developing several workshops, including "The Heart Pillar" which was introduced in this book and is a powerful tool in creating a pillar of personal empowerment, and over-coming past hurts. She offers a variety of private sessions to help you discover the "I AM" in you.
“Why Bother? Because Self-Help Is Never Stupid,” was written to encourage you to find a deeper knowing, awareness and appreciation for why it is important to bother. We live in a mad, pissed-off world, and we all want ways to step beyond just coping and into moments of peace, joy and contentment.
Anger, frustration, stress and more are triggered by the ego’s reaction to something that occurred in the past, and holds us hostage from living a more ideal future. Pain, abuse and suffering cannot be transformed by trivializing or denying its existence.
Heart-centered consciousness, while becoming main-stream, is often misunderstood, or perceived as weird yet offers a profound way to bring kindness, gentleness and compassion to everything. It is through integrating the heart with all parts of self that brings truth, light and beauty to the darkness that resides within us all, thereby allowing all parts and all voices of self to harmonize. Hence, this is a big “why bother” of the book.
Living through heart-centered conscious knowing and integrity provides a sense of strength, courage, support and comfort while facing the sometimes uncomfortable truth of reality. This book acknowledges that solving problems is not always as simple as “just sending love,” as many New-Age philosophies teach. It runs a gamut of topics, including creation, miscreation, co-creation, ego, embracing and acceptance of all aspects of self and others, forgiveness, abuse, dysfunction, meditation and exercises to process fear and anger but with an element of lightness and humor that isn’t always common in self-help. Why such a wide range? Because: our life experiences span a wide spectrum which is broader and deeper than just accepting the good with the bad.
The author uses her own fondness for rock music, referring to over 80 songs, knowing that music offers a healing resonance, and lyrics give voice to those who have not yet found theirs, adding an uplifting element to our tumultuous lives, inviting you to find the music, harmony and vibration of your soul.