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"I know now, that there is hope after violence...that can lead to victory. There is healing after trauma...that can lead to truth." ~ Cinda Stevens Lonsway “I Know Now” is a three part story that begins with an attack on a young woman by a stranger in the middle of the night. This attack lasts over three hours, yet she miraculously survives attempted rape and murder by thinking quick and keeping him off guard. Many years later, she experiences the trauma of PTSD. As a mother of two, feeling vulnerable and frightened, she struggles to keep both her sanity and her family together. Then one night, hopeless, she surrenders to the madness and the darkness. Magical and mystical forces appear and guide her through a sacred healing. Now, thirty three years later, she answers the calling to share her story. Using a process she refers to as sacred insight, she looks back and sees for the first time the signs, warnings and guidance that were there from the start and continue up through today. What she learns awakens her to a new realization. She knows now that what happened held a purpose and was all in preparation for her to become the woman...teacher...healer...she was always destined to be.

I Know Now A WOMAN   S  HEALING Violence to Victory Trauma to Truth  Cin d a Steve n s Lonsway
I Know Now   A Woman   s Healing  Violence to Victory, Trauma to Truth Copyright    2017 by Cinda S. Lonsway Published by ...
To My Detective and To My Roommate For your gentleness following the violence, For your acknowledgement of my victory over...
CONTENTS Introduction                                                                                                     ...
Chapter 15 The Detective..............................................................................85 Chapter 16 The Pa...
Part Two  T H E H E A L I N G .....................................184 The Perfect Storm.....................................
Chapter 2 My Social Change...................................................................265 Chapter 3 My Detective......
Chapter 20 Signs of Evolution................................................................... 339 Chapter 21 Signs of D...
INTRODUCTION  T  his is more than the story of a naive, vulnerable girl surviving a violent attack and the two horrific mo...
Part One  T H E AT TA C K
Now  There is a time in everyone   s life when we wonder   if I knew then what I know now, would I have done things differ...
Chapter 1  THE MOTHERS  T  he sound of the squeaking front door makes me turn. Katie walks out of the house with a tray of...
I K NOW NOW  great idea to have an    open house    for them. Even though we would never admit it to each other, we   re e...
THE MOTHERS  The TV, with two antennas stretching out toward the ceiling, is on top of the teak stereo cabinet in the oppo...
I K NOW NOW  brake. When she gets out, she slams the car door with authority and waves at us. Like her daughter, she is no...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Cinda Stevens Lonsway writes magazine articles, children   s stories, novels, nonfiction and for her blog...