“Bernice is a magical and inspirational being. Her devotion to elevating others through presence of beauty compels each of us to answer the divine call within.” -Alessandra R., Germany
“Bernice’s words of deep wisdom, light, laughter and infinite possibilities of creation on this earth reach deep into my heart and soul, and make my heart flower with beauty. Her graceful and eloquent expressions are profoundly inspiring, invoking my own love to expand. I appreciate her gorgeous alchemical writing.” — Nancy Joyce Hunter, UK
Unbecoming You chronicles the stories of five strangers from different parts of the world whose lives serendipitously converge to reveal the painful yet triumphant reality about the Self, life and humanity as a whole.
It is a conscious journey into the unknown; a reach into the darkness leading to the birth of a love revolution like they’ve never known. “What does a female genital mutilation survivor, a gender-fluid boy, an ex-convict, a lesbian and a single mom have in common?” you might ask.
Unbecoming you highlights one universal truth; we are as unique as we are similar. And most often than not, we meet ourselves in others.
“Einstein echoed many others when he said, “A problem can’t be solved at the same level of thinking that caused it”.
Stepping out of the system we call our life is easier said than done. Bernice Angoh offers a bridge, in fact a dozen bridges that allow us to step out. She refuses to douse reality with the sugar-coating of affirmations and positive thinking. She refuses to provide the three step model or five easy stages to make your life great. Instead she takes us by the hand into the darkness. She illuminates what this means with story after story of what it means to “Unbecome”, to let go of the narratives, roles, ego, identity and easy excuses we use to blame everything on everyone else.
This is more than a magnificent book. It is a journey into our awakening. One that begins by stripping us naked, and then offering us ways to be with the vulnerability, uncertainty, unfairness, hurt and pain in our life, so we can draw energy and power from the darkness and make the changes that transform our lives. By taking the journey of unbecoming, we create the space and opportunities to “become” who we are but we never dreamt we could be. “ —Kashmir Birk Executive Coach & Poet
“An excellent source of self-empowerment, self-realization, self-healing and a must for any reader who who can relate to the reality of being human.” —Dorothy L. Womensselfesteem.com