Book Review: Open Your Heart by Dr Ruth Cherry | Port Jericho
***This book was reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review. Dr Ruth Cherry's Open Your Heart is a beautiful story steeped in spiritual alchemy and Jungian psychology and stuffed full of valuable wisdom. Annie is a psychologist approaching mid-life who's growing increasingly dissatisfied with the way her life is going. Once comforting routine is now leaving her restless and feeling empty. Then, one day after work, she arrives home in a state of grumpy discontent. As she goes about making tea, she suddenly freezes in her kitchen, shocked that an older woman sits smoking at her table. This is Hannah, one of several archetypal aspects representing Annie's inner state of being. Hannah says she is there because Annie 'prayed' for her, the psuedo-physical manifestation being the easiest way to get Annie's attention. By Annie's own admission, it was more complaining over life, than true praying. However, Annie implied, and Hannah is there to help her learn to surrender to life