American Real

Episode 157


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In one of our most powerful episodes to date, Terry Ludwig takes us on her life journey, sharing her most intimate moments of fear, abuse, depression, relationships before waking up to ultimate fulfillment. Sit back for one of the most inspirational and empowering stories you have ever heard from a woman who has taken her life lessons to help others daily through miracles of love. “Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. They’re performed by those who temporally have more, for those who temporarily have less.” Show Notes: - Terry’s early curiosity bug. - Early turmoil in Terry’s household. - Her father’s unexpected death. - The early domestication experience is the start of your story. - Her mother’s struggles with alcohol and other illness. - Declaring herself as an independent minor. - Starting early to support herself. - Terry’s love for sports and art; teachers/coaches in her corner. - Her fear and the need to plat it safe. - Attracting abusive relationships. - Relationships being her life’s greatest lesson. - Victim mentality. - The law of attraction. - The realization to re-center after her friend’s enablement. - A change in mindset from victim to survivor. - The power of forgiveness. - The power of gratitude. - Love until you hurt; it’s the most powerful force in the universe. - Terry’s life lessons in the form of love relationships. - Feeling “safe” in a new relationship. - Her design apprenticeship. - Terry’s marriage with her savior, and work at the athletic club. - Falling in love with her co-worker. - Soul searching. - Her separation and divorce; leaving her comfort zone. - Prince Charming, and Terry’s Cinderella Story. - The spiritual journey beginning with; A Search for the Truth by Ruth Montgomery. - Terry’s wake up call. - Terry’s pregnancies. - The tough decision to walk away from her second marriage. - Shaking of the tree. - From victim to survivor to warrior. - Terry quotes Kahlil Gilbran’s poem: “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself… You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow…” - Single mom; soul provider. - Entering a relationship out of need. - Losing hope; entering despair/ depression. - Terry’s “Dark night of the soul.” - Numbness with hitting bottom. - “Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. They’re performed by those who temporally have more, for those who temporarily have less.” - Terry’s new found spark. - Self-love. - How the lessons of life kick in with experience; the trigger of happiness. - Terry connects the dots backwards as she rebuilt her life with gratitude. - When you stop “looking” externally that’s when magic takes place. - Inspiring others that lost hope. - Taking the focus off of “Me” and saying, “How can I be of service (to others).” - Showing up in a place of abundance; the universe responds. - New mindset. - Terry’s brother’s suicide. - Divorce number four. - Sharing love, and happiness. - “You always have an opportunity to choose love.” - Fear-based egos. - From lack to abundance. - Volunteering for “A Room to Heal,” and “Make a Wish.” - Terry finally meets her spiritual partner. - Mentors. - Life coaching. - Terry’s legacy.

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