Gabriella Maria Moncrief is blessed. She survived childhood abuse and years on the streets before finding her way to the Sacred Women’s Circle and good friends who sustain her now. But she still suffers nightmares she’s certain have roots in the abuse. When she meets Giovanni, the gentle Italian reaches out, but Gabby is unable to reach back.
Giovanni’s invitation to his villa in Italy includes her circle sister, Sophia, who grieves the loss of a long time friend. There Gabby begins her own healing process. But as she crafts the story of a young homeless girl, a composite of herself and other homeless teens she’s known, Gabby slowly begins to feel different about herself, and her place in the world.
And about Giovanni’s place in her world. But when Gabby is offered a chance to remain in Italy and write, will she have the courage to make this leap of faith? With her circle sisters’ support, how much more can she grow?
Read the Creation Story
One of the blessings of writing these books is what I’m learning and remembering. I relived my trip to Ireland in Elizabeth’s story; learned The Tarot in Diana’s story; remembered my own childhood dance lessons in Hunter’s story and here in Gabriella’s story I treated myself to a new learning experience. Of all the women, Gabriella’s spiritual support was always the haziest – not really but I resisted for years what I always thought of as her spiritual path.
Of course I’d heard about it, seen mandalas and even listened to people talk about the mysteries contained in it but I did not understand it and really didn’t want to learn about it. But, over and over the message was clear—Sacred Geometry was Gabriella’s spiritual support.
I met people along the way who encouraged me and that helped.
One day I was in The Crystal Wizard, Gleneden Beach, Oregon delivering a few of my books. On the shelf beneath where mine were was Sacred Geometry by Skinner. I loved the cover so picked it up and after looking at some of the pictures, bought it.
During the 17 days I was visiting a friend in Ohio, I read bits and pieces. When I got home, I started at the beginning and read through to the end. I had enough of an understanding to bring the basics of Sacred Geometry in nature to readers through Gabriella’s experiences.
A side benefit is always what I learn and apply to my own life as I write these stories. I’m so much more aware of the sacred geometry in the natural world around me and that is a gift I’ve received from Gabriella and Giovanni. Only when Gabriella is safe, away from any threats from her past, can she forgive herself and accept that Giovanni loves her above all others.
If we’ve never felt loved, we first need to know we are safe before we can take the risk to open ourselves up to the wonders that come with unconditional love.