Caroline Myss, author of the New York Times bestsellers Anatomy of the Spirit and Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can, presents an exciting, highly original program in this long-awaited book. Based on her internationally popular workshop of the same name, Sacred Contracts is a brilliant synthesis of psychology, healing guidance, and spiritual insight. As a medical intuitive, Myss has found that people often don’t understand their purpose in life, which has led to a spiritual malaise of epidemic proportions. This metaphysical disease in turn leads to depression, anxiety, fatigue, and eventually physical illness. But our purpose—our individual Sacred Contract—is often difficult to apprehend. For this reason, Myss developed an enjoyable and ingenious process for deciphering your own Contract using a new theory of archetypes that builds on the works of Jung, Plato, and contemporary thinkers. She first recounts how the concept of Sacred Contracts took form in myths and other cultural traditions through the ages. She then examines the lives of the spiritual masters and prophets—Abraham, Jesus, the Buddha, and Muhammad—whose archetypal journeys illustrate the four stages of a Sacred Contract and provide clues for discovering your own. With her signature motivational style and stories, Myss explains how you can identify your particular spiritual energies, or archetypes—the gatekeepers of your higher purpose—and use them to help you find out what you are here on earth to learn and whom you are meant to meet. In coming to know your archetypal companions, you also begin to see how to live your life in ways that make the best use of your personal power and lead you to fulfill your greatest—in fact, your divine—potential. In this process, you learn how to see your life—and the lives of others—symbolically, allowing you to manage your personal power without getting caught up in emotional drama. You will also learn how to fulfill your Sacred Contract: what you and only you are here on earth to do. Finally, Myss offers specific guidance for locating your physical and emotional vulnerabilities and healing any susceptible areas. Both visionary and practical, Sacred Contracts is a completely unique process of self-discovery and spiritual archaeology and a bold, powerful work of spiritual wisdom.
Healing work isn't just about what happens in the therapy room, but also about how practitioners communicate with integrity and act in their professional and personal relationships. While gifted healers are being trained in hundreds of modalities worldwide, few genuinely professional organizations exist and, in most cases, standards of relational ethics have yet to be codified. In the best of cases, well-meaning practitioners are thereby limited in their work to provide optimal service--and, in the worst cases, they are left vulnerable to potential legal repercussions and relational liabilities. Creating Healing Relationships is the first book to seriously address the need for professional standards in the rapidly growing field of energy healing and to demonstrate how the ethic of human caring can be translated into professional standards for safe and successful energy therapy practice.
“The Secret and Its Price is a wonderful, vivid and compassionate book which takes us on a journey into the secret world of incest. In its pages, Marlene Carmen Nappa takes a risk and shares how her experience impacted her family, her relationships—and ultimately, her entire life. Her story helps the reader appreciate how our original wound may serve as a gateway to new possibilities and healing. This book is like no other book I’ve read in the way that it captures the triumph of walking through the pain and finding the courage to speak with vulnerability and openness —Charlene Founder of “Woman Within” Training Author of Discover Your Woman Within Marlene Carmen Nappa has written a moving memoir of childhood incestuous abuse by her father and the subtle and florid long-term effects the abuse has had on her ability to develop relationships and to trust and be intimate with others. Hers is a story of perseverance and determination to get beyond the abuse and its effects and it demonstrates that breaking the silence and posttraumatic growth are both possible. This book is a gift for other sexual abuse survivors looking for inspiration to heal. —Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP Psychologist, Private Practice, Courtois & Associates, Washington, Author: Healing the incest wound: Adult survivors in therapy (Revised edition) Recollections of sexual abuse: Treatment principles and guidelines Treating complex traumatic stress disorders: An evidence-based guide (with Julian Ford) The treatment of complex trauma: A sequenced, relationship–based approach (with Julian Ford)—forthcoming, late 2012 What do you do when you find yourself victimized by those you most love and trust? Who is it safe to tell—or is the cost of the truth too high to pay? Being forced to carry a terrible secret is like living behind a high wall. From that point of separation, we call out silently and in vain, desperately hoping that perhaps one day, someone will guess the truth and liberate us from our fortress of alienation. In The Secret and Its Price, author Marlene Carmen Nappa leads the reader down the twisted and rocky path she traveled as the victim of childhood incest. Step by step, we follow her, as she sets out on a journey not of her own making and slowly finds her way out of the maze to create a life on her own terms. This heartbreaking story is ultimately the tale of a champion, who miraculously prevails, despite the profound internal fracture created by the weight of the worst possible kind of secret. Readers will be invited to face their own demons, reconcile their own secrets and lies, and live boldly, authentically, and courageously as the author has learned to do—devoted to the light and the truth, no matter the cost.
A Modern Day Interpretation of a Self-Help Classic
Author: Karen McCreadie
Pubpsher: Infinite Ideas
After overcoming an illness by what he believed to be subliminal means, Robert Collier became fascinated with the power of the mind and how it may be used to create success in every area of life. Collier believed that one's subconscious mind is like a sleeping giant; once awoken it can bring fame, fortune and happiness. He set to work on a series of psychology texts and The Secret of the Ages, released in 1926, was the first to explore this theory. In this book, Collier plots the course his readers need to follow in order to achieve their ultimate goals. The book proved fantastically popular and sold over 300,000 copies. Many of his insights are still relevant today. Karen McCreadie's interpretation of The Secret of the Ages illustrates the timeless nature of Collier's theories. Bringing the book to life through 52 modern case studies, this brilliant interpretation of The Secret of the Ages is an entertaining and thought provoking accompaniment to one of the most famous books on self-help ever written.
What are the choices that free us? What would it mean to live adventurously, beyond depression and fear? How can we rise beyond ourselves to embrace the God within us? Channeled in plain and inspiring words from a group of beings known as the Galactic Frequency Council, The Starfleet Messages: A Galactic Guide to Spiritual Expansion is more than a toolkit for spiritual expansion – it is an invitation to join in the great work of creating the world we live in.
The Upward Spiral is both the story of Vals journey of transformation and a process she has developed, and tested, that can lead us out of the endless cycle of repeating mistakes and reaching dead ends in our personal growth, and onto a new path of endless possibilities. Her philosophy brings together metaphysics, science, philosophy, spirituality and much more, with simplicity and a ring of truth. With transparent and straightforward honesty, Val says that working the transformational ten steps of the Upward Spiral takes courage determination, discipline and responsibility, and it is darn hard work, but it is also a natural, joyous process that brings rewards from the very first step, and her enthusiasm for the Upward Spiral is encouraging.
This reflective analysis of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen demonstrates that even from a purely aesthetic perspective the contract as an institution is just as vital to the Ring as are the characters linked to each other by this institution.
Contractors in Combat-- Afghanistan, Iraq, and Future Conflicts
Author: James Jay Carafano
Pubpsher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Business & Economics
With businesses now taking upon themselves many tasks previously designated to the armed forces, this important work examines the record of contractors essential to the conduct of recent conflicts around the world.