Four Levels of Healing: A Guide to Balancing the Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, and Physical Aspects of Life

Four Levels of Healing: A Guide to Balancing the Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, and Physical Aspects of Life

by Shakti Gawain
     
 

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In this profoundly exciting and challenging time, individuals may find they are involved in a difficult yet fascinating learning process -- both their personal evolution and the evolution of human consciousness. In this book, best-selling author Shakti Gawain describes the four levels of human existence -- spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical -- and explains

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In this profoundly exciting and challenging time, individuals may find they are involved in a difficult yet fascinating learning process -- both their personal evolution and the evolution of human consciousness. In this book, best-selling author Shakti Gawain describes the four levels of human existence -- spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical -- and explains the importance of developing all four. She also provides the meditations and exercises readers need to begin their own healing journeys.

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Library Journal
A best-selling author, frequent talk-show guest, and renowned speaker and workshop leader, Gawain here offers a new workbook for healing. She claims that humans are living spiritually and emotionally empty lives that are dangerously unbalanced. Only by balancing the four aspectsspiritual, mental, emotional, and physicalcan people be successful and fulfilled. Each chapter investigates one of these aspects and ends with appropriate spiritual exercises. A minister for over 30 years who has conducted seminars on spiritual healing, Grayson by contrast stresses 13 principles for self-healing. Emphasizing that everyone has the ability to lead a happy, fulfilled life, Grayson claims that most people's lives are instead run by lack, loss, and limitation as well as resistance, rejection, and rebellion. Likening it to training for a marathon, Grayson discusses the great effort required to release past negativity and to prepare the path for spiritual healing. The appendix is complete with positive affirmations for spiritual treatments and a glossary of terms. Gawain's work is essential for public library collections for general readers; Grayson's book may be more satisfying for academics and could be considered additional reading for public library patrons.Lisa S. Wise, Broome Cty. P.L., Binghamton, N.Y.
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Teacher and best-selling author Shakti Gawain says that "it has helped me greatly to understand that there are four very different aspects of life--the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. Each of these areas needs to be healed and developed in specific, and sometimes very different, ways." In The Four Levels Of Healing, she describes the techniques needed to heal each of those aspects, or levels of life. She starts by defining each aspect and the rewards of developing it. For example, the spiritual aspect is the "inner essence, our soul, the part of us that exists beyond space and time." It's the foundation for the other levels. The mental aspect is the ability to think, the emotional aspect deals with feeling; and the physical aspect is the body. Gawain says that "all four of these levels are equally important. In the long run, we can't afford to neglect any of them." She finishes the general discussion with a simple exercise designed to help individuals determine which of their levels are the most developed and which need healing. Each level then has its own chapter, in which she fully explains what happens when that aspect of life isn't fully developed. For example, many people have learned to fear their emotions, and "have learned, to one degree or another, to hide and deny our feelings--even from ourselves." She says that denial never works. Each chapter includes a discussion of how healing is achieved, and exercises to help accomplish self- healing. Gawain has also written meditations designed specifically for spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical healing. She also provides suggestions for healing through journal writing and sample questions that individuals can askthemselves and answer in their journals. Gawain encourages people to "look at the areas of our lives in which we may be out of balance, and take steps to develop the aspects of ourselves we haven't yet explored or fully expressed." In The Four Levels Of Healing, she provides readers with all the tools they need to accomplish this.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577310990
Publisher:
New World Library
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
Gawain, Shakti
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
720,015
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.58(h) x 0.38(d)

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