Valentine’s Day is hard to celebrate for those who are single, broken hearted or disillusioned by romance, but “that’s the opportune time to discover that true love dwells within one’s own spirit,” says Sondra Sneed, author of What to Do When You’re Dead: A Former Atheist Interviews the Source of Infinite Being. She will be offering a workshop and book signing at 7 p.m., February 12, at the Yarborough Branch, Austin Public Library.
Her talk, “True Love: How to Mine a Heart of Gold,” discusses the nature of true love as a guiding principle for the spirit. “Anyone can find true love,” she says, “when they are guided by love that comes from the source of all being.”
Valentines Day for some can irritate a heart condition. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of “broken heart syndrome” can mimic heart attacks, causing chest pain, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat and generalized weakness. Sneed says she experienced “broken heart syndrome” in 2004, after she lost her job and a five-year relationship.
An atheist at the time, Sneed tried to treat her loneliness and panic by writing. “I filled-up an entire notebook, then started a new one. But my pencil must have moved without my knowing, because I looked down and something was already written. It said, ‘Unemployed? It is my assertion you are employed by me.’” This message from the unknown sparked a year of solitude, wherein Sneed says she filled 10 spiral notebooks taking dictation from God. Her broken heart healed when she discovered that true love arrives as the soul awakens.
What to Do When You’re Dead: A Former Atheist Interviews the Source of Infinite Being is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble from Rainbow Ridge Books. Cost: Free. Location: 2200 Hancock Dr., Austin. For more information, call 713-623-1818 or 713-724-1581 (cell), email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sondrasneed.com or sondrasneed.com/true-love-workshop-austin-tx.