The Inspired Life: Unleashing Your Mind's Capacity for Joy

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ISBN-13: 9781936740079
Publisher: Viva Editions
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,070,832
File size: 660 KB

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As a teenager SUSYN REEVE wrote in her journal, “What would the world be like if everyone loved themselves?” This question has guided her fierce commitment in partnering with clients to expand their capacity to give and receive love by removing their inner obstacles to love and living the life of their desires. She has done this in many roles over her 35 years of experience as a transformational coach, educator, corporate consultant, and interfaith minister. She is the award-winning author of The Inspired Life, Choose Peace and Happiness, co-creator of and a certified "Calling in The One" coach. She lives in New York City.

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The Inspired Life

Unleashing Your Mind's Capacity for Joy
By Susyn Reeve

Viva Editions

Copyright © 2011 Susyn Reeve
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781936740017

Preface by Katherine Woodward Thomas

To be inspired is to awaken to ourselves as an integral part of something so much larger than our own little lives. It is the quickening of purpose that springs from the depths of our souls. It is the recognition that our brief and precious lives have been given us so that we might serve to actively midwife our unmanifest potentials for greater levels of goodness, truth, beautify and love into the manifest world. It is the awakened understanding that we are not here as passive observers of life, or worse yet, as victims of the way things are, but rather, as the very vehicles through which the creative possibilities of what life could be, emerge.

To be inspired, or perhaps we could say, to be in-spirited, means that you have offered yourself up to the larger evolutionary process of life itself in order to bring into the world those things that do not yet exist. In understanding that life is actually seeking to get somewhere—call it a transformed world, a harmonious, just and sustainable human society, or even simply Heaven on Earth, we become aware that life’s only way of realizing these things is through you, through me, and through all of us together.

The fastest way to the realization of your own highly inspired life is to ride the wave of that which Great Spirit (God, Goddess, Higher Power, Spirit, Allah) is already seeking to bring forth into human experience, fully surrendering your life to be used in service to this great and glorious unfolding. To be so in-spirited is to be joined in full co-creative partnership with the energies of life force itself, listening deeply for your next steps as you follow the gum drops in the forest to bring forth your most delicious, juicy, dynamic and creative life of contribution and care.

As there is only one of you in all the Universe, the ways that you yourself are called to participate in this great evolutionary process of life are unique to you, and the cost is great should you somehow fail to find your way home to your own creative and in-spirited center. We all know horror stories of those who lived contracted lesser lives and left this world without ever realizing their potentials or fulfilling on their dreams. As a matter of fact, we must admit that this is actually the more common experience than that of living a fully inspired life. Perhaps you yourself are in danger of becoming one of those who never rise to the occasion of your life, and this is what has motivated you to pick up this book. If this is so for you, you’ve done the exact right thing. For so much is at stake in you becoming yourself fully, not just for yourself but for all of us. For you hold the seeds of gifts and greatness within you that the world has never seen and will never see again after you are gone. It is not only a loss for the one who never blossoms, but also for all of us if your particularly beautiful fragrance never finds it’s way into our collective garden.

Yet, be heartened, for you are in the right place. What my dear colleagues, Susyn and Joan have created is nothing short of an in-spirited manual of love, offering a gorgeous step by step guide towards the realization of your most inspired and meaningful life. That they do so with deep transparency, authenticity, wisdom and heart makes them both highly relatable and deeply trustworthy. It’s as though you’re being granted wisdom in stereo from two loving friends you know beyond a shadow of a doubt are on your side and rooting for you, women who’ve been around the block a few times and know exactly of which they speak.

In this time of great transformation and turmoil, it is easy to turn away and move towards trying to organize our lives around feeling more safe and secure, dimming ourselves down for fear of getting our heads chopped off. However, what the world truly needs right now are those of us who have the courage to come fully alive, who bravely offer ourselves up with open hearts and open minds to take on living our most fully realized, most highly creative, and most deeply inspired lives.

Katherine Woodward Thomas
Co-founder/co-leader of the Feminine Power Global Community


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The Inspired Life: Unleashing Your Mind's Capacity for Joy 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
YGK More than 1 year ago
The Inspired Life is a great book for anyone looking for the extra push to look inside yourself to be the best person you can be. With encouragement to be more creative and find your drive, the book can be a special part of your life. It will help reinvigorate your positivity and your ability to succeed. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though I read ‘The Secret’ this book is more of a motivator for me. With meaningful and accessible wisdom for anyone trying to get their life on track.  A great way to get down to nuts and bolts of problems in your life; with great solutions this book really inspires. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's so easy to forget about inspiration in our lives. At a certain point, we put the idea on the back-burner to focus on what we believe to be more important things in life.  Susyn Reeve doesn't agree--and she's right!  "To be inspired is to awaken to ourselves as integral parts of something so much larger than our own little lives.  It is the quickening of purpose that springs from the depths of our souls." (Katherine Woodward Thomas, from the Preface) Reeve explains how powerful our inner thoughts are and the great affects they have on our self-esteem.  She stresses that only we can change those thoughts within.  Through tips and self-esteem boosting exercises, Reeve helps readers re-shape the way they view themselves.  She really stresses that nothing can substitute inspiration.  We must maintain inspiration in whatever way we can.  I recommend this book to anybody, who feels like something is missing in their life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Susyn Reeve and Joan Breiner help you to craft your own Inspired Life by first stressing the importance and impact your thoughts have on how your days materialize to be either dull or lively. Then, you are taken on a crash course of awareness through all of the obstacles that may stand in your way of achieving a life of depth and purpose.  Finally, you learn to lovingly and freely live a visionary life of spirituality, passion and value. This book has helped me overcome many mental roadblocks that have kept me from conquering milestones throughout the past year. It helps you to joyfully live each day renewed and impassioned, more fully enveloped in the community around you.
Nicole_Wordsmith More than 1 year ago
This book honestly does help one learn how to lead an inspired life and left me feeling revitalized. I came away from this book feeling more like myself, but the part of me that I wanted to badly to let out--the part of me that felt stifled and very UNinspired. With topics such as "Renewing and Nourishing Your Brain," "Fear--Moving Through to Break Through," "Expectations: Choosing a New Thought," and "Commit First: Living With Passion and Purpose," Reeve and Breiner get down to the knitty-gritty of our mind, soul, and lifestyle and reveals how we can live in the present--happily and feeling inspired.