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If you have read, listened to, or seen Caroline Myss in action, then you know you aren't in for a touchy-feely "new age" experience. In Sacred Contracts Myss offers lessons in life’s purpose. In her previous two books, Anatomy of the Spirit and Why People Don't Heal and How They Can, Myss expounded on her findings -- which she reached through working with thousands of people -- on how the health of the body is energetically connected with individual life choices and the evolution of the soul. ("Your biology becomes your biography.") Building on these years of service, Myss has honed in on a new focus.
Around 1989, she noticed a new shift in the concerns of her students and clients -- more and more people were asking her not only what to do about their health but also what they should do with their life. "I have frequently been asked, 'Why am I sick and how can I heal?' Ever more often, and more insistently I am asked, 'Why am I here? What is my real purpose?' " She realized that this lack of self-knowledge and connection to purpose had itself become a spiritual epidemic, affecting the quality of our health, relationships, and overall sense of well-being.
"When you are working well with your energy, you are also making the best expression of your personal power. I call this living in accord with your Sacred Contract." In this book you will learn how to discover your own Sacred Contract, or purpose, by learning to read your life story in the symbolic language of archetypes. What archetypes do you have at play in your life? Consider these for a moment, for fun: vampire, mystic, queen, princess, lover, knight, scholar, trickster, wizard, actor, thief, mother, and poet.
Steeped in the wisdom of the ancient Greeks, astrology, Jungian psychology, world mythology, literature, and religion, Myss's symbolic system will enable you to create a personal sacred "chart of origin" based on 12 core archetypes. I must warn you in all fairness, though, that creating your chart of origin will take lots of time and soul searching. This book is not for the faint of heart. It is, however, just right for those who are ready to mine some gold. Good luck! (Jennifer Forman)