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The beauty of your life is that nobody can live it for you- nobody else possesses your unprecedented blend of gifts, experiences, and perspectives. So why have you been given this singular treasure, and what will you do with it? To help you answer that question and live in harmony with your unique calling, Michael Bernard Beckwith presents Life Visioning-an essential companion for anyone wishing to accelerate their spiritual evolution. In this new book, Michael Beckwith presents the entirety of his powerful Life ...

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Overview

The beauty of your life is that nobody can live it for you- nobody else possesses your unprecedented blend of gifts, experiences, and perspectives. So why have you been given this singular treasure, and what will you do with it? To help you answer that question and live in harmony with your unique calling, Michael Bernard Beckwith presents Life Visioning-an essential companion for anyone wishing to accelerate their spiritual evolution. In this new book, Michael Beckwith presents the entirety of his powerful Life Visioning Process for helping you discover and realize your destiny. Join him to learn more about:

  • The Life Visioning Process-a "transformational technology" for using deep inquiry and spiritual practice to enable the growth, development, and unfoldment of your soul
  • The dance of co-creation-how to find the balance between effort and surrender
  • The "dark night of the soul" illuminating wisdom for navigating the difficult times
  • Guidance for applying the Life Visioning Process to your relationships, finances, livelihood, and spiritual growth
"When your thoughts and actions begin to align with the imperatives of your soul," explains Beckwith, "you enlist the full support of the universe. Unimagined possibilities open up as you move into synchrony with the divine." With Life Visioning, this dynamic teacher shares his method for navigating every stage of your evolutionary journey-and fulfilling your highest calling as only you can.
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Publishers Weekly
According to Beckwith (Spiritual Liberation), director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, the Life Visioning Process is a “conscious participation in the evolution of your consciousness.” Beckwith’s method is intended for all faiths and uses New Thought principles to foster spiritual evolution and connection with the divine, here called Source. To lay the groundwork for LVP, Beckwith discusses five foundational life qualities, eight life structures, and four stages of evolutionary growth that lead to greater consciousness. The actual Life Visioning Process isn’t explained until almost the end of the book. It consists of seven steps in which practitioners enter a meditative, intuitive state to ask the higher self for guidance. Beckwith’s writing is powerful in its positivity, and LVP may indeed be a valuable tool, but this book suffers from a lack of organization. The various steps, life structures, and evolutionary stages become confusing. Beckwith is also fond of abstract terms (Great Knowing, Divine Ideation), which may sound nice, but aren’t well defined. Most frustratingly, more time is spent praising LVP than clearly explaining it. (Jan.)
From the Publisher
"This inspired and brilliant work gives us the understanding and tools of Sacred Psychology. "
-JEAN HOUSTON, PHD
Author of A Passion for the Possible

"In Life Visioning,Michael Beckwith eloquently unfolds the secrets of deep inquiry for spiritual development, which leads to infi nite possibilities in our lives. "
-DEEPAK CHOPRA, MD
Author of War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604076615
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 271,317
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Bernard Beckwith is the founder and spiritual director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a transdenominational community in Los Angeles. He is a featured teacher in the film The Secret, and has appeared on The Oprah Show and Larry King Live. For more, visit agapelive.com.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction: How to Become "Yes!" 1

Part 1 Evolving Through the Stages

Chapter 1 The Universality of Visioning 13

Chapter 2 The Four Stages of Evolutionary Growth 27

Chapter 3 Stage One: Victim Consciousness 39

Chapter 4 Stage Two: Manifester Consciousness 57

Chapter 5 To Connect, Must We Disconnect? 83

Chapter 6 Stage Three: Channel Consciousness 91

Chapter 7 Stage Four: Being Consciousness 111

Part 2 The Life Visioning Process

Chapter 8 The Dark Night of the Soul 125

Chapter 9 Preparing the Ground of Consciousness 133

Chapter 10 The Art and Science of Visioning 145

Chapter 11 Integrating the Vision into Our Life Structures 159

Epilogue: A View from the Heart 181

Acknowledgments 187

Credits 189

About the Author 191

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  • Posted November 12, 2013

    This is a pretty good book. I have a full review of this book,

    This is a pretty good book. I have a full review of this book, along with notes (chapter by chapter) but unfortunately I can't link it here.

    To sum it up is hard because the book goes through so much. The book is broken into multiple parts.

    Part I, is about 65% of the book. That's the bulk of the material. This includes concepts on:
    1. the four pillars of freedom (self discipline, self-responsibility, self-awareness and self-remembrance)
    2. the four stages of spiritual growth (victim consciousness, manifester consciousness, channel consciousness and being conscoiusness)

    Within Victim Consciousness he discusses what it is. how to spot it. how to move out of it... he gives a sample meditation technique along with inquiry questions to ask yourself in meditation (or after meditation) to help find and reveal the victim consciousness in our lives.

    In the Manifestation section he goes into the use of Affirmations and Visualizations and discusses the laws of manifestation (as New Thought believes.) Michael Bernard Beckwith also discusses the ways in which things manifest in our lives (he calls it the Windows of Manifestation) which include the Job Factor (as in the character Job of the Old Testament), the Lesson factor, the Blessing factor and the Collective Consciousness factor. He discusses how to move out of this stage and into the next. He also gives an exercise (similar to the one in the Victim Consciousness chapter) that includes a brief meditation, as well as a set of questions to ask yourself. He also moves into a "how to manifest" exercise as well - making use of Affirmations and visualizations.

    I did have a minor disagreement. The author feels we can't sum everything as karma, but coming from a Buddhist background I think Karma is the source. while he explains the windows of consciousness, each window (a Buddhist could argue) is the result of karma. Karma and Emptiness are like paint and canvas. Emptiness being the lack of self existence, karma being the color that paints our world (perception.) it's a minor point of mine.

    That is just part I, there is another part that is the actual Visioning section! The visioning section is comprised of the pitfalls we might face. The dark night of the soul. Methodologies to visioning and much more. I saw one other review here that was somewhat mediocre complaining it felt like there wasn't any substance there in the book. It's there, but you have to really pay attention. One thing I've noticed about Rev. Michael Beckwith is that he uses words that are not common and his sentence structure can cause a reader to have read a paragraph and not really know what they just read. You have to really stop and pay attention. Break it up and ask yourself "what did he just say?" Take notes... be a student to the text and it will be very rewarding.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Not as good as his other book

    I was disappointed in this book. I couldn't figure out what he was trying to say. Unlike his Spiritual Liberation book which I liked this one seemed repetitive and not to say anything. I didn't find any inspiration in what was related. He tends to use too many quotes from other people. I didn't find any of the stages to be relayed as a process or helpful. He is very much into meditation as a resource for most everything which is fine.

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