Soul Shifts: Transformative Wisdom for Creating a Life of Authentic Awakening, Emotional Freedom & Practical Spirituality

Soul Shifts: Transformative Wisdom for Creating a Life of Authentic Awakening, Emotional Freedom & Practical Spirituality

by Barbara Deangelis


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ISBN-13: 9781401944438
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 214,598
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

DR. BARBARA DE ANGELIS is one of the most influential teachers of our time in the field of personal and spiritual transformation. A renowned author, speaker, and media personality, she has earned legendary status as one of the first people who helped popularize the self-help movement in the 1980s. Dr. De Angelis has written 14 best-selling books that have sold over 10 million copies and been published in 25 languages, including four #1 New York Times bestsellers. She has starred in her own television shows on CNN, CBS, and PBS; and has been a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the TODAY show, and Good Morning America. Dr. De Angelis is President of Shakti Communications, Inc., dedicated to bringing enlightened messages to the world through her work. She offers seminars, retreats, online courses, and training programs to all those longing to live a life of mastery, fulfillment, and freedom. Please visit:

Table of Contents

Preface: In Service to Your Highest ix

Introduction: Before We Begin xiii

Part 1 Gateways to Authentic Awakening

1 Stepping Over the Threshold 3

2 Turning Walls into Doors: Shifting from a Seeker to a Seer 25

3 From Forgetfulness to Remembrance 47

4 Deep and Up: Transforming Yourself from the Inside Out 63

Part 2 The Technology of Transformation

5 Your Cosmic Dance: Spiritual Physics and the Secret of Vibrational Transformation 81

6 How Are You Vibrating? Ascending from Performance into Presence 109

7 Everything Counts: Cultivating Vibrational Credibility 135

Part 3 Soul Shifts for Practical Spirituality

8 Taking a Stand for Awakening: From Contraction to Expansion 165

9 Mastery in Each Moment: The Spiritual Practice of Choice 193

10 Finding Your Way Back to the Highest 211

Part 4 Living Your Soul Shifts

11 Soul Accomplishments and Your Cosmic Curriculum 235

12 Sacred Love, Sacred Time 247

13 Shifting into Gratitude and Opening to Grace 259

14 Why You're Here: Making a Vibrational Difference 279

15 Your Legacy of Love 289

Your Soul Shifts 301

The Soul Shifts Mantra 305

Acknowledgments 307

About the Author 309

Author Contact and Offerings 311


Santa Barbara, CA

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Soul Shifts: Transformative Wisdom for Creating a Life of Authentic Awakening, Emotional Freedom & Practical Spirituality 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
VenusO More than 1 year ago
For years and years I’d been seeking to find answers to so many questions about Life, Existence, my purpose in life, questions about why the world is the way it is, why I am the way I am, and why doesn’t matter how much I work on myself, how many books I read or take workshops, my life is still the same with very little change. In this one book, Dr. Barbara De Angelis not only clearly, simply and with much depth articulates answers to these questions, she takes the reader on a vibrational journey where what you read, goes beyond words. You find yourself experiencing a literal shift - a change of heart and a new soul understanding that alters you and the way you interact with the world. This book truly is about shifting from the inside out. In the book Dr. De Angelis tells us, only when we shift vibrationally and deep on the inside, we can shift what’s on the outside. This was a big key for me to realize the reason why my life on the outside had not changed doesn’t matter how positively I thought, or how hard I desired a specific outcome. If you’ve been seeking for a long time and you are still not satisfied with the information you’ve received, or if you’ve just begun seeking to find answers, you are in for a transformational treat! You have found what you’ve been looking for! This is it! Give yourself the gift of Soul Shifts to experience something beyond what you could currently imagine possible. In each page, the energy is so vibrant and compelling, that you know these words came from a very deep, ancient and authentic place, as if each word took thousands of years to be formed to be articulated this way so that you and I could genuinely resonate with, and have a soul shift. Thank you Dr. Barbara De Angelis for this Gem!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The wisdom in Soul Shifts has completely transformed my life. It opens with a huge revelation that speaks to so many and the Divine Discomfort Dr. Barbara De Angelis describes and defines for us explains the frantic, urgency I had in my life prior to meeting Dr. Barbara De Angelis. Soul Shifts is not just a new release, it's a profound piece of writing, wisdom and love that will offer its readers a new lease on life and the ability to release old baggage, energy, fears and limitations that are preventing us all from moving into our true purpose and keeping us in that divine discomfort. Barbara does not offer you theories or affirmations, but practical techniques and grounded actions you can take to make different choices and yes Soul Shifts in your life. You will find, as she offers, that obstacles become doors and challenges transform into new exciting adventures and opportunities. As you begin to practice the techniques she offers, you will find opportunities and expansion all around you. As you open to the wisdom in the book you will open to your own wisdom and learn to trust yourself and trust what you have to offer those in your life and the world. I recommend Soul Shifts for anyone who feels in the least frustrated or lost in life, for those who fear they won't find love or fulfill their purpose. For those scared to trust and feeling as if you are in a battle with life and those around you. Soul Shifts helped me transform from that scared woman to a compassionate and strong leader.
LotusYogini More than 1 year ago
Life makes a lot more sense after you read Soul Shifts. It is a must-read book if you're any kind of seeker or have been on a path of growth, beautifully written by one of the most articulate transformational teachers out there -Barbara De Angelis. As a long-time yoga teacher and student of spirituality, I've read everything and practiced everything, but frankly was a bit tired of being told to be positive and put out my highest intentions when the actual process of living and relationships is HARD no matter how you cut it. The subtitle of this book includes the phrase 'practical spirituality', and I couldn't agree more: De Angelis has taken the path of growth and made it down-to-earth, accessible, understandable, and dare I say exciting! I was interested to read what she had to say having read some of her other works, and I have to admit by the end of the preface I was totally hooked. It felt like I was sitting at the feet of some great teacher, but one that really understood me and cared that I understood her and what she was sharing. Her teachings about vibrational mastery and vibrational credibility are genius, and the missing information I was searching for to answer a lot of my deepest questions about life. De Angelis writes in a style that is both calming and exhilarating, carefully taking the reader on a journey into herself or himself, where you discover your own clarity and wisdom page after page. What I really love about Soul Shifts is that, while you read it, the revelations keep piling up, but not because Barbara hits you in the head with them, but because she helps you arrive at them in a very personal way and masterful way. Just get this book, and sit with it and let it take you somewhere. It will. I laughed, I cried, I got clear, and yes, I feel like I saw the light! Bravo Barbara.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SOUL SHIFTS is Barbara DeAngelis' new masterpiece. I have been a fan of hers since I saw her on TV years ago, and have all of her other books which have gotten me through relationships, changes,emotional challenges, and just about everything else. I got the first chapter of Soul Shifts through her website because I couldn't wait for the book to be in stores and have to say it is bar none her best book yet. I felt like she was writing it for me personally and where I am in my life right now. She is such a fantastic writer, and the book is somehow practical, inspiring, personal, and mind-blowing all at the same time! I can feel the shifts already. Thank you Barbara.
CherylJV More than 1 year ago
I’ve just finished listening to the Audio version of Soul Shifts by Dr. Barbara De Angelis.  From the oment I began listening, I felt like I was taking the most incredible bath, filled with love, wisdom and truth.  Her voice was so soothing and her words felt like they were melting my heart.  I have always been a seeker, I just didn’t realize it until I began connecting with Barbara, one book after another.  This audio book and it’s teachings took the other amazing books I’ve read of hers and raised my awareness, my insights into myself, how I relate to others to a deeper level that I have ever felt before.   All my life I have been looking for a sense of peace.  I see and feel, after listening to the author’s wisdom, a sense of peace I didn’t know was possible.  I was looking outside of myself for this peace for decades and she has heped me see that by undertaking the spiritual journey that she so brilliantly guides us through, it was all within me the entire time. Dr. De Angelis offers Gateways for transformation to walk through in such a practical way I ahve not heard from other authors.  She explains her offerings from a scientific and a down to earth spiritualistic perspective that are easy to understand. Consciousness and energetic vibration were things I’d heard of but never could really undertand before.  And, in my lack of understanding, decided it was an concept that was not important in my peace seeking endeavors.  As she walks through these concepts in a very understandable way, I  now see that they are the very basic of transformation and that without them, transforming into the best person I can be cannot become a reality. Dr. De Angelis in her introduction shares that the book has two compoents, one is the informationa content of the book which we will hear and it will SOUND good to us.   The other is the vibrational content of the book which will make us FEEL good.  This second component is what kept me listening to the audio book until it was over, not wanting to walk away for later, but knowing I was so energeticcally conected to the author that I had to keep going until the very end. Dr. De Angelis offers great metaphors throughout the book, wonderful real life examples and shares much of what she’s been teaching to her students over a number of years. She shared so many specific Soul Shifts to work on, I can see how just those in themselves are like beacons to lead ourselves out of the darkness when we find ourselves there. I absolutely loved the topic of Burdens vs. Blessings. I was able to see through this discussion, ways I have held so many things in my life as a burden, not even realizing it on a conscious level. I’ve ordered my book and I cannot wait for it to arrive. I can tell that the book will be a workbook to take me deeper into the thought provoking questions she offers to her readers, as well as the various recalibration techniques that she offers for shifting. This book was so much more than any other spirituality, self help or motivational book I’ve read. It felt like a life line to become the best me I can be. I will be buying this and offering to my sons and others I love so they too can feel and know that everything in our lives is really about the choices we make and how to make those choices from a place of consciousness and from being in our highest.I strongly encourage you to buy this book, both hardcover and the audio version. They will be the best gifts you have ever given yourself. They will be the gift that keeps giving and giving and giving to you and to your loved ones as they will see, feel and know that you truly have shifted from this gift before their very eyes. Offered with love. Thank you, Dr. Barbara De Angelis.
AMezaGallegos More than 1 year ago
For years I searched for a teacher and wisdom that spoke to my heart.  I used to be one of those people that bought books that looked good on the cover and then felt disappointed by what was inside.  These books were hard to read, didn't keep my attention, or just didn't resonate with what I was going through. The moment I opened up Soul Shifts I could feel that this book was different.  I wasn't just looking at pages with words, I was feeling the connection to the wisdom that was being offered.   Barbara DeAngelis is one of very few writers whose gift of articulation pierces the heart immediately.  She makes me feel like she's talking directly to me. It's almost as if I, as the reader and the receiver, am opening up a door to a knowledge that has always existed, but now is calling ME. There's no clearer way to describe it than this. I completely resonate with everything in this book and live by the shifts that are always accesible to me.  My life has changed in so many big and small ways that I don't even recognize myself, and it is because of the wisdom in this book.   I am an everyday woman, who is married, works full-time in the medical field, is in the process of starting a family and wants to wake up every morning feeling the joy, love, and peace that I've always dreamed of.  This book has shown me how and I cannot do enough to recommend this to anyone in search of the same.  
AnitaJFischer More than 1 year ago
A MUST READ!!! I've read and listened to 100's of spiritual and self development books over the years and by far this is the best I've ever read. I'm so appreciative how this book truly created a vibrational gateway and a map to my heart so to find my own Soul Shifts. Such practical wisdom and love the author has infused in every page. Barbara DeAngelis's brilliant offering showing how I've never needed to fix anything about myself.. that I'm already whole and just have to clear out what no longer serves me anymore and open to my own wisdom that is already there inside was so healing to my heart . The author has brought in such profound truth and authenticity that I could actually feel coming from every word on every page of the book. She invited me to take a sacred journey with her as she helped me to discover my own truth and authenticity too. Soul Shifts has so many great metaphors and practical wisdom throughout that has helped me to immediately implement my own soul shifts into my life. There are treasures to uncover and explore in every chapter.  I loved and could relate to the stories of the tuberose's buds opening and blossoming and the brilliant wisdom she shared about diamonds and digging deeply to find my own wisdom and bright light within.  I highly suggest you purchase this book and begin your journey to emotional and spiritual freedom. THANK YOU BARBARA for your magnificent masterpiece Soul Shifts!!!
PChoo More than 1 year ago
Give Yourself An Extraordinary Gift  This Soul Shifts book delivers on every aspect.  Overarchingly, there is deep and profound wisdom from an extraordinary teacher and mystic, who is able to articulate the inner journey of our souls, our heart longings and our humanity.  Then there is the practical spirituality and immediately actionable steps seldom found in other books.  It is immediately apparent that it is book written from deep contemplation, hard won wisdom and commitment to soul freedom.  In a world of sound bites, where people are taught they  can write a book in a week or are “repurposing” other people’s information, it is relief to connect with truth.    Let yourself flow as the author invites you into a sanctuary of graceful waves of recognition, understanding your own journey and life, as her soul speaks to yours,  and invites you along on a river of transformation.  Barbara DeAngelis’ extraordinary teachings and deep love for humanity will shift you and change your life. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A heartfelt, life changing book abundant with wisdom and practical tools to shift your life! As I was reading the book I felt as I have arrived to a very special place, a place of understanding of the human challenges, I felt as every word that I heard, I heard through my heart as it touched me deeply. Many times I had tears and many times I laughed, it was all perfect as it was what I was feeling in that moment and I felt so understood! What I loved about this book is how it makes me feel, through the author examples from her own journey as a seeker, and asking deep life experiences questions, I felt that she was talking to me, as if each word was crafted for me to hear it, in the right time, in the right tone. One specific offering made by the author, that I have been feeling within me a lot is the question of – ‘why am I feeling this way? It doesn't make sense, because I am supposed to be happy right now’, what is wrong with me? Am I a bad mom? I really felt connected to this offering as I felt she is giving me a map and clear tools to understand what is happening to me. It felt like me going to the Dr, having some pains and not really sure what I have, and by the Dr identifying what is happening It calms me down. With each and every offering of wisdom and love made by the author, I felt calming down, it is like nothing else I ever experience by reading other books on similar topics. I felt welcome to explore what is happening to me from a place of understanding, not from a place of something is wrong with me. I have read other books written by Barbara De Angelis and what is always amazed me with her is how she is able to take complex topics and through examples of her own journey, with metaphors that speaks to the heart, I can follow her like a child following his mother, holding her hand trusting she will take him safely to their destination. This book is no different and bring so much more clarity to my own questions about life, and what is happening to me in every moment. I really feel Everyone I know needs to read this book it is life changing, don't hesitate to buy it, you will not regret it! Best if you buy one for you and one for your loved one so you can share this special gift of wisdom.
Nina_Br More than 1 year ago
Soul Shifts will change the trajectory of your life - you will not want to put this book down! Soul Shifts book takes you on the journey that is both informational and vibrational. More than information, you are receiving transmission of energy. It is a fascinating stairway toward your freedom. The author explains why real transformation only happens from inside out. The soul shifts require change from re-arranging things on the outside to taking inner actions that produce transformation both significant and lasting. Vibrational shifts are originating from inside out. Inner action is not behavior change, not shift in attitude. It is new inner choices. The reader learns to cultivate true vibrational credibility. The book makes it directly to your heart. Easy to understand practical spirituality allows to put everything into practice. Author uses panoramic style of teaching: looking at the issues from multiple angles, higher vintage point, and “taking elevator down” to the roots of the issues. The reader is welcomed and honored by author as revered guest who has finally arrived. We are learning to find answers to the questions we don’t yet know how to articulate. We are impatient in our desire to go faster through rebirth process toward our freedom. Through stunning examples author shows that in our existence on the planet we often miss what is happening, what is so great about being a human being. We wait for soul shifts to open us while the solution is in opening yourself first. Opening yourself to the wisdom that is waiting for you means opening to your own wisdom, your love, and your highest. When we receive what this book is offering us the dead ends transform into doorways. We accelerate on our path to wholeness, fulfillment and freedom.  Every word in this book is sculptured to such perfection that reading it creates sensual pleasure. You know that you are interacting with a precious piece of art. As I’m reading Soul Shifts I’m witnessing a tide of my own wisdom rising up to meet the author on the mountaintop of consciousness.  Don’t wait another minute to get this unique and life changing book. You are in for a rare treat; you will be reading it again and again:  feeling irresistible pleasure and joy of speaking with a Master. Follow this joy of wisdom toward your own permanent shifts. Allow yourself be moved. Your life will change forever! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of my life, I felt I have walked to the beat of a different drummer. This has more often than not left me feeling different, out of place and alone. I have sought to "become a better person" throughout my life and have read countless books to find the answers and change those things both internal and external that I didn't like. This book is filled with profound wisdom. It is beautifully written and easy to read, yet each word, each sentence or story is packed with immense wisdom. Whether Barbara De Angelis is talking about the fish and the water or having the window shade pulled down in our lives, these everyday stories are deeply transformational if you open to their true meaning. There is so much truth and clarity, that the longer I contemplated what she was saying, it was as though the fog lifted. Areas in my own life that I had not quite understood, became clear or finally I saw something I had not seen before. As though a dear friend was holding my hand and gently showing me which way to walk safely through a deep forest of entangled vines. I laughed, I cried. I wept for what I had not seen and for the grace of what I now know I can shift in my life. I have been deeply moved. I know you will be too. Whether you feel you are a visionary, alone at the top or lost sea in your own life, this is a deeply transformative read. I know I will read this many, many times.
ekyounger More than 1 year ago
The wisdom offered in this book is something you will not find anywhere else. Barbara De Angelis offers practical wisdom to help make those internal shifts that you need in order to really change these on the outside. So many self help or personal development books these days try to shift things by doing things externally. Affirmations, tasks, lists, etc. I've tried these tactics but they don't create true peace or freedom. Just more things I have to do during my already busy and stressful day! But this book offers Soul Shifts from the inside to create the life that you want. A life of joy, freedom, love, expansion and to let go of the fear based living that so many of us have been living for so long. She does this through contemplations, stories, and really practical things you can do today to implement this deep wisdom and make CHANGES in your life right now. One of my favorite parts of the book is when she reminds us that we all have a choice at any moment. We can choose how we want to react to any situation. And if you really don't know what to do - the answer is always More Love. How can I choose love and bring the most love to this situation? These are the kinds of practical questions she offers us to ask ourselves as we go through life's challenges. This book is the culmination of the author's 30 + years of deep personal work, study, teaching, and true living and it absolutely her best book so far. I loved the way she weaves her own stories, parables, stories from her students, and spiritual stories together to really help you see the wisdom she is offering. Do yourself a favor and GET THIS BOOK. You will not regret it. Like so many of Dr. De Angelis's books, It is one of those books that you will keep going back to over and over to help ground you, give you direction and hope when you feel lost, and remind you why you are here in the first place. And while you're at it get one for your best friend, too, so you can talk about the wisdom together to help cement it and support each other as you make real changes in your life!
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LauraBW More than 1 year ago
Soul shifts is remarkable!  It is touching my life in so many ways.   Dr. Barbara De Angelis is a master at taking complex soul topics and making them understandable, practical and accessible for all.   This answers my most basic--yet meaningful--life questions including "Why am I here?" and  "What is my soul's purpose?".   Barbara's wisdom helps me to navigate through this complex world and bring meaning to my life.   I'm learning to share and receive love generously, simply by being in my heart space.   Without question, this is Barbara's most FANTASTIC book ever, and I'm so excited to share it with everyone I know!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book itself, represents a powerful shift, from an intellectual, passive or wishing-it-were-so approach to personal and spiritual growth--to one that is rooted in experience, in choices we make and actions we can take, every moment of every day. This makes it a very practical and inspiring handbook for transformation from the inside-out. Barbara De Angelis is a masterful teacher and brings great clarity both to the dynamics that create limitation and to the choices that will create liberation. She calls these soul shifts. Each soul shift highlights a powerful choice to be made and offers a way to get unstuck. I have read, studied and applied many different approaches to psychological-spiritual development and have never seen such clear and wise guidance for living an empowered, authentic, and spiritually awakened life. Reading it is like having a conversation with a wise, loving friend who so generously shares her own personal experiences. Give yourself the gift of reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago