Spiritual Compass is an intriguing synthesis of spiritual messages, thoughtful reflections, and practical wisdom for healing all aspects of our being. Readers are treated to a wide spectrum of ways of healing; from learning how to forgive, opening a closed heart, healing from trauma, to simply understanding the way gratitude expands us and fear contracts us. Sue Hannibal writes with vulnerability and a true openness that inspires readers to look deeper into the wounds they carry and how those wounds can be healed.
A sample of 5-star reviews of Spiritual Compass posted on Amazon
I’m reading Sue’s book for the 2nd time and having the same reaction I did the first time – “OMG, she knows me!” This book was a mirror, one that I could finally face and say wow, so that’s what that was/is. The naming began my healing. A powerful, gentle, nurturing read. Highly Recommend.
Sue is the real deal. I contacted Sue in 2010 through the EFT website. I was stuck in the recovery process of a failed marriage and traumatic relationship. Sue’s initial reading was spot on. Over a period of 4 appointments Sue guided me utilizing the techniques explained in her amazing book. Her insight into the healing process enables individuals (me included) to escape the strongholds established by trauma. Get ready to soar to new heights. Your wings are waiting for you!
In Part II there is a case history about a man who suffered from phantom limb pain for nearly 30 years after losing his leg in a car accident. I am the woman who brought that man to Sue. I witnessed her guide him as he used EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique, to first gently release his emotional pain about the accident and then heal the remaining phantom pain in his leg with her hands in one 90-minute session. If I hadn’t seen it, I wouldn’t have believed it! This book recounts not only her own journey of self-healing but is also an account of powerful spiritual healing and integrity that is not often seen. This book will probably challenge everything you thought you knew about healing and it may change your life.
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Spiritual Compass: Practical Strategies for When You Feel Lost, Alone and God Seems Far Away will resonate deeply with you if you’re like the millions of people who’ve been chasing healing, sometimes for years, but have not found it through conventional psychiatry or psychotherapy. Like a tuning fork, it rings true for the spiritual seeker as well as for those searching for healing from childhood trauma, panic, phobias, combat trauma, feeling “not good enough” and a host of other difficult to diagnose and treat issues that may be rooted in a traumatic womb or birth experience or in another dimension such as a past-life or supernatural demonic oppression.
It opens with an autobiographical account of the author’s own painful journey through the “Dark Night of the Soul,” a crisis that readers whose lives have been upended by a spiritual calling may recognize. Thirty eight channeled essays grounded in practical wisdom and practical strategies from the author’s nearly two decades of private practice convey unvarnished universal Truths with a capital “T.” Readers from any culture or spiritual tradition can relate to these Truths channeled by the author, a gifted medical intuitive, spiritual healer, teacher and trauma expert.
Part II takes us into the healing room to witness cases of food allergies and hoarding rooted in past-lives, eight years of panic attacks from a traumatic birth, a case of multiple personality disorder and 27 years of phantom limb pain in an amputee that released in one session.
The journey of self-resurrection is preceded by accurate self-assessment and followed by deep healing. As the journey comes to a close, clients arrive in present time centered, grounded and at peace, embracing their recovered identity, voice, and power. Readers will see themselves and others in this first of a series, which reveals the stark contrast between “counseling” and holistic healing.
This volume is at times startling, always direct and is peppered with nuggets of scriptural truth that support the journey of renewal of mind, body and spirit.
Love: When Lovers Part
We wish to talk today about love. Love has a vibration and an energy that is made up of light, the same kind of light that makes up Spirit. When two people love each other, or when friends or a group of people are loving towards one another, the energy of love is flowing smoothly, embracing and enveloping and nourishing all involved. Love has such a high vibration that it has the capacity to heal, even in the physical. With enough love, any situation or condition can be healed or overcome. When lovers part, they should remember the love that once bound them together. If circumstances have changed, and they now find themselves with a need to move on, that doesn’t negate the love that was once between them. That memory of the love should be honored, and used as a tool to moderate the behavior of each partner at the time of separation. There is no need to be ugly and hurtful toward one you once loved. We find the dichotomy of this behavior absurd. This person was once the light of your life. Now that circumstances have changed, you turn your heart to stone against this person? This is an error. The Biblical instruction “love one another” is just that. It has no limits or conditions or circumstances.
Occasionally it’s necessary for me to ask for direct guidance during a session when a client gets stuck in some kind of emotional or spiritual impasse, or when I need guidance as to what to do next during treatment. I tell the client, “let’s stop and ask Spirit for guidance.” If they agree, we say a prayer and I start writing the spiritual dictation. The guidance below came during the middle of a session with a couple I had been working with separately and who were considering divorce:
“There are many kinds of love and the deepest love is forgiveness. The power to pardon and accept the frailties and wounds of others is a powerful healing weapon. We use the word “weapon” the way a surgeon uses a laser—to pinpoint the source of disease and eliminate it without affecting the healthy tissues around it. In the same way, a relationship that has been pushed off its foundation of love, trust and safety, (imagery of an ocean liner listing to one side) needs to be righted once again and shored up with renewed safety, trust and the willingness of each partner to be vulnerable and to move forward leaving the wreckage of this situation behind. One cannot survive a lethal virus if one moves out of the area of contamination yet brings the contagion along. The roots of feeling unsafe, distrustful and inability to be vulnerable need to be healed in both partners or else the venom will go on to wound the next generation.”
Consider rethinking your attitudes about forgiveness—what it is, what it isn’t, why you should do it and why you’re not doing it. Forgiveness is not letting the party who hurt you “win.” It isn’t about deciding not to forgive because if you do, there won’t be any evidence of what they did to you. That’s an unhealthy strategy that traps you in a victim/martyr pattern. Holding a grudge to punish the other party tends to boomerang back to us in a karmic way. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase to the effect that not forgiving is like drinking poison and expecting it to kill the other person. There’s a difference between holding someone accountable, to require them to take responsibility for hurtful words or deeds, and going on a quest for vengeance. Stalkers operate out of vengeance. Men who kill women who leave them do it to punish their former lover for her rejection. In the Christian tradition, there is the verse from the Lord’s Prayer, “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive others who trespass against us” and the Prayer of Saint Francis that begins, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.” True forgiveness brings peace. In the chaos, cruelty and madness of today’s world, peace is a nice place to be.
Out of the Kill Zone: PTSD, Big Pharma’s Deadly Drugs and Suicide
True Stories of Healing from Troops, Cops and Civilians Caught in the Crossfire
There are dozens of documentary films and books about combat veterans, first responders and civilians battling, sometimes for decades, chronic stress, and the physical and emotional symptoms of PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTS, Post-Traumatic Stress. Many have symptoms that are not only emotionally debilitating but that also trigger physical dysfunctions from chronic pain to panic attacks, whether the trauma exposure occurred growing up in a war zone at home, on the battlefield or on the job. In the long term, according to the landmark ACE Study, chronic traumatic stress can lead to life-threatening illness if not healed.
The majority of these books, films and thousands of non-profit organizations, in their zeal to support “our heroes,” advocate for the conventional mental health drug/therapy/counseling treatment model for trauma and PTSD which often re-traumatizes and worsens symptoms. Some so called “gold standard” V.A. therapies, such as Prolonged Exposure, are so re-traumatizing that in one V.A. study, over 38% of veterans dropped out after one session.
Advocacy for the conventional “evidence-based” model unintentionally puts traumatized people, especially veterans, at substantially increased risk of serious self-harm or death due to psychiatric medications for depression and anxiety, many of which carry FDA required “black box labels” that warn of suicidal and/or homicidal thoughts and actions.
Unhealed PTSD among veterans has become so pervasive that V.A. hospitals are overwhelmed. Local police are forced to deal with crazed veterans acting out, and civilian veteran’s courts have had to be established to deal with their often uncharacteristic criminal behavior including domestic violence and child abuse that may be driven by any combination of unhealed traumatic stress, drug/alcohol abuse and/or mind-altering, sometimes deadly side effects of psychiatric drugs.
The multitude of “raising awareness” campaigns call attention to a huge problem that the multi-billion dollar drug and therapy system often worsens, yet the V.A. continues to stonewall, nearly system wide, the integration of proven safe, simple, fast, highly effective, non-drug holistic trauma treatments into the V.A. and military behavioral health toolbox that would save lives, careers, marriages and billions of dollars in lifetime disability payments.
This indefensible, pervasive professional and institutional resistance is not because the techniques don’t work or that they cause harm. It is BECAUSE they work, are non-drug, are in the public domain to be self-applied and do not harm.
The research base in the international field of Energy Psychology, is broad and meets or surpasses rigorous professional standards for safety and efficacy. One Energy Psychology technique, Thought-Field Therapy, (TFT) which is based on acupressure point tapping stimulation, has earned the formal “evidence-based” designation by SAMHSA, the government’s evidence-based research rating body. Over 30 years of Energy Psychology treatment outcomes from all over the world prove that curing dissociation, trauma and complex PTSD is not only possible, it’s the norm.
There are several primary goals for this book:
- First, the most critical goal is to address and help prevent suicides by veterans, police officers and other first responders and civilians. These traumatized and/or depressed people, their supervisors, co-workers, families and friends MUST understand the imminent dangers of anti-depressant, anti-psychotic and anti-anxiety drugs and some prescription sleeping medications, such as Ambien.
- Secondly, it is my intention to join dozens of other authors who oppose the deeply rooted resistance by many psychiatrists, psychologists and some licensed therapists to simply integrating into their treatment toolbox a holistic, non-drug, PTSD/trauma treatment model that allows patients to make independent, informed choices for themselves and their children.
- Thirdly, in order to elevate the efficacy and efficiency of trauma treatment across the board, the insurance model has to evolve as well. Studies, celebrity endorsements and stunningly effective treatment outcomes can get the attention of profit motivated insurance companies, but in the end, masses of consumers must demand change, get their legislators behind it, and oppose the ego-based, profit-motivated resistance against it.
Without turning back the clock on scientific and medical advances, readers are reminded that there is a distinct, measurable difference between healing (the generally permanent release of symptoms) vs. drug-induced symptom suppression and cognitive coping skills for one’s pain.
We will examine how healing was pushed aside in favor of profit in the last hundred years, with the advent of sometimes invented psychiatric and psychological “research” and “theories” backed by the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical cartels.
For the first time, backed by meticulous traumatology research and compelling, sometimes shocking outcomes of dozens of military, first responder and civilian true case histories, Out of the Kill Zone redefines healing vs. “therapy.” This book confronts and contradicts the pervasive psychotherapeutic myth, “there’s no cure for PTSD.”