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Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home

Narrated by: Toko-pa Turner
Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)
Regular price: £22.89
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Summary

A 2017 Nautilus Gold Award winner.

Feel like you don’t belong? You’re not alone. The world has never been more connected, yet people are lonelier than ever. Whether we feel unworthy, alienated, or anxious about our place in the world, the absence of belonging is the great silent wound of our times.

Most people think of belonging as a mythical place, and they spend a lifetime searching for it in vain. But what if belonging isn’t a place at all? What if it’s a skill that has been lost or forgotten?

With her signature depth and eloquence, Toko-pa maps a path to belonging from the inside out. Drawing on myth, stories, and dreams, she takes us into the origins of our estrangement, reframing exile as a necessary initiation into authenticity. Then she shares the competencies of belonging: a set of ancestral practices to heal our wounds and restore true belonging to our lives and to the world.

©2017 Toko-pa Turner (P)2018 Toko-pa Turner

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Wow

What a woman. What a story. The richness of thought, the sharing of happenings in her own astonishing life, the joining of dots between that and the wider world, wider consciousness. So much to absorb and to reflect upon, I will be listening to it again in the very near future. And then probably again. And again

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exceptional read.

Loved this book. Will listen again. Applues to me in such a profound way. I found it clarifying and enriching.

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Inspiring!

This is one of the most beautiful pieces of non-fiction I have ever read/listened to and appeared at the perfect time for me - Toko-pa’s skill as a writer and storyteller is extraordinary and the poetry of her expression reaches far beyond the page and brings her message alive - a message that the whole world urgently needs to hear!

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Healing to the core, we all belong!

This book heals at the essence of soul, it brings us deep into understanding of SELF through our stories, our dreams and the importance of surrendering to our gut instinct. It's impeccably written and we are guided on deep journeys to help us realise the true alchemy and power of healing our inner world and letting go of false belonging and instead embrace ourselves for who we are. A phenomenal listen.

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Great book , poor audio

Wonderful book but the breathiness of the narration is too distracting for me to enjoy it as an audio book.

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  • PattyQB
  • 15-09-18

This book will always remain downloaded on my device

Toko-pa’s book has become my bible and her self narrated audio version it’s song.
I cannot rate it high enough through my own inadequate words. And it’s not just for women. I gifted a copy to my neighbor and her husband READ IT FIRST!
Took-pa is tapped into a source you’ll recognize. And her astonishing, beautiful articulation not only lights the way home, but will embolden you to bravely trust that you can find it to too. I couldn’t be more grateful.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-09-18

Piece of art, piece of life

The content, the delivery, the dance. Truly a piece of art. Transformative. Thank you Toko-pa.

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  • Seren
  • 19-09-18

Absolutely love!

This may be one of my favorite, most cherished books of all time. Love her so much, feel so blessed to have experienced this book by having Toko-pa read it to me! Can’t recommend more for healing, root reweaving, and so much more magic!

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  • Ruy
  • 06-09-18

Relevant content, flawed delivery

The content of this book is very relevant to the person seeking self knowledge / improvement. The problem with this audio version is not the message, but the messenger. The author/reader gasps quite loudly at the end of every sentence, and it takes away the attention from what she is saying. I was wondering if I had turned a bit too purist on the vocal quality, so I paid attention to the other book I was listening to at that point, one of Harry Potter's books read by Stephen Fry. If I pay close attention to the sound I can manage to hear the moment when he inhales after reading a whole paragraph, but it is soft enough to be ignored. Unfortunately in this book that is not the case (for me). I would suggest to you that (GASP) you'd be better reading the text version (GASP) of this very important material (GASP). At least, listen to a sample to gauge what I'm talking about.

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  • Maggie Hess
  • 15-09-18

A book about needing self EXACTLY what I Need!!!!!

Listening to Toko-pa Turner read this manifesto of wisdom, is like being invited into a beautiful living diary of what knowledge she seems a guru. I heard that a single person disliked the Performance, but I think almost everyone will instead love it because it is an introduction to this person, it is like sitting with her by a camp fire and hearing what she knows. Her voice is so full and awake.

Now, I have been fascinated with dreams for a long time, and am humbled to learn of her dream work. I love that she says "dreaming is nature naturing through us". That it is a biological necessity, personal gateway, and sensitivity.

Frankly, Toko-pa Turner has a language skill that I have rarely ever read, the way she chooses her words and pulls them together in a delicate syntax.

Toko-pa Turner is the wise woman who is teaching me the beginning of understanding myself. Her "otherness within" blows my capacities open.

Write more, publish more, be well!!

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  • Kirsten Bunney
  • 30-08-18

Highly recommend


Beautifully read and beautifully written. You paint so wonderfully with your language and metaphor and storytelling. Your wisdom and insight are so inline with this time and yet are timeless. I am listening now and will revisit again and again.
Congratulations on your award...no surprise there....it is an extraordinary work.
Thank you.

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  • Matthew Black
  • 24-01-19

This book changed my life!

I really can't say enough about this book. Not only is it full of wonderful gens and knowledge, but you can really tell this is a work of art from someone's heart. It is obvious this book was brought into this world through sweat and tears. It was an absolute blessing to me. It helped me find my way through such a difficult time of my life and has also helped me access my own spirituality in a deeper way. Thank you Toka Pa!

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  • Olavi Saarikoski
  • 29-12-18

For the soul

A powerful voice of the feminine, nurturing and healing! For some reason there was audio jumping back and forth here and there (especially in the middle book, sadly I didn't take note when... :/), perhaps it could be fixed?

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  • Lana Chu
  • 15-12-18

Rich with wisdom

I truly did not want this book to be over! It is so rich with wisdom and meaning, I know it will be a book I read again and again. I recommend this book for everyone, especially those who feel that they don’t fit anywhere, but isn’t
that all of us? This book will resonate with you no matter what your background and especially if you have had trauma in your life.

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  • Susan B
  • 11-01-19

I couldn't get past 10m d/t reader's performance.

A friend of mine raved about this audiobook but all I could hear was presumptuous. Sorry.

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