Change is not a one –time event. Perhaps that’s why the English language provides additional words to describe the process of change like transformation, metamorphosis and development.

A change, is the result of a catalyst (i.e. pressure, time, adversity etc) being applied. And nothing applies pressure like High School – the great adolescence pressure cooker! Or maybe that was just me ?!

Next weekend is my 20 year High School reunion and the first reunion I’ve attended – ever. People have asked me why I want to go since stereo-typically these events often cause us to revert many back to our 16 or 18 year old selves. I’m going because I am a sucker for a good story! I’m intrigued and excited to hear about the paths people’s lives have taken because after 20 years everyone has a story!

Stories are the emotional bridge that connect people to ideas. This is why stories are a catalyst for change. They plant the seed of hope, of vision and so many other things.

And transformation has a story. Yes transformation. The messy part that precedes being changed. The part no one wants to talk about relegating transformation to a nameless faceless set of confusing emotions lingering in the background.

Over two years ago I wrote a short allegory about transformation, for my own personal closure. I needed to give transformation and the range of emotions I lived through names. When I was done, God showed me that transformation’s story is not just my story but everyone’s at some stage in their life.

That truth compelled me to make this story into a book and give the characters faces to go with the names – real faces of real people.

MDC_Page 45Pictured to the right is one of the pictures from my book The Birth of a Dream Catalyst:
Unlocking the Dream from Within

If you’d like to purchase the book click here or if you’d like a short preview of the book then get my free gift to you – which is a quiz to find out what (or which character above) is holding you back. Just scroll up and click on the button “FIND OUT NOW” at the top of the page.

How can you use your own transformation story to give someone hope today?

Copyright 2015, Mary R. Miller