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Temple Hayes
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Rebel, renegade, and resurrected a thousand times, Temple Hayes is a spiritual trailblazer for our time. Born in a rural Southern church-going community in South Carolina, sheknew from the beginning she was different from those around her. Her life was filled with strife—violence in the home, a lack of love and compassion, blatant neglect. Her father killed her adored cat and her grandfather ran over her beloved dog with reckless abandon. Horrifyingly, her mother was forced into shock treatments for not conforming to local morale judgments. Men tried to force themselves on Temple. So at 13, Temple sought to numb the pain with alcohol bought at the local grocery store. But there was more that she was hiding, she knew she had a deep connection to spirit which no one would approve or believe because it didn’t conform to traditional Christian teachings. .And then there was the question of her sexual identity.... So each day, she denied who she was, driving deeper into numbness. Dying a little each day... After this heartbreaking childhood and a traumatized youth, she built an outwardly successful professional career in the corporate world, while continuing to struggle with alcoholism and a hundred different fears. But through it all, she felt a longing for spiritual connection and held a lingering sense that she was here for a reason. Even as a child, she had heard a voice that she knew to be God, telling her she was destined to make a difference in people’s lives. When she was introduced to a Unity Church in Greenville, SC, Temple heard and experienced the message that she was indeed loved by God, a message that put her on the path to true healing. Temple forged a new life from the ashes of her day-by-day death, a life that embraced bringing others to this realization of being worthy and loved, and in opening their hearts. Temple, an accomplished and practicing shaman, is a catalyst for turning lingering sorrows into brighter tomorrows and restoring all parts of the soul. Having joined the ministry in 1991, Temple is now the spiritual leaderat Unity Campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, revered internationally, and a key member of the Leadership Council of the Association of Global New Thought. Her new book When Did You Die? is anchored in her work to fast-forward people to the impassioned and energized living they sorichly want and deserve. In addition to When Did You Die?, she has also authored How to Speak Unity (DeVorss) and The Right to Be You (Temple Hayes Ministries). Her popular radio show The Intentional Spirit reaches millions around the world. Temple is a sought-after motivational speaker traveling the United States and abroad for a variety of clients including Procter and Gamble, Washington Mutual, State Farm Insurance, and Compaq. As part of her commitment to service, she has also spent three years in the United States Army Reserves. Temple is the founder of Life Rights, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the right of all to live the life of their intention in freedom and peace, and the SOFI Project, a non-profit organization that rescues and rehabilitates dogs and cats globally.