Soul to Soul: Communications from the Heart

Soul to Soul: Communications from the Heart

by Gary Zukav


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ISBN-13: 9781416578734
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 670,743
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Gary Zukav is the author of The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics, winner of The American Book Award for Science; The Seat of the Soul, the celebrated #1 New York Times bestseller; Soul Stories, also a New York Times bestseller; and many others. His books have sold millions of copies and are published in twenty-four languages. He is a graduate of Harvard University and a former US Army Special Forces (Green Beret) officer with Vietnam service. He lives in Oregon with his spiritual partner, Linda Francis.

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From the introduction to Part One:

Exploring Soul Subjects

A Soul Subject is not a mental creation. It is an observation. It is a perception that resonates with a deeper part of yourself than the intellect can reach. Not every perception is a Soul Subject. To the five senses — taste, touch, sight, smell, and hearing — a perception is data about the physical world. A Soul Subject is a multisensory perception. It is an observation of physical circumstances plus a recognition of what they mean.

Last week a group of friends met. One of us found a thorn — from a thistle growing along a nearby stream — in the carpet in front of him. I noticed him pondering it as we met. At the end of the meeting he said, "This thorn is the defensive part of a plant. It has been helping me to realize that I am open to people now in ways that I have never been before. I don't need the defenses that I used to have."

That was a Soul Subject. It was more than the perception of a wayward thorn. It was the recognition of a new freedom that had been calling him. How many Soul Subjects have you noticed in your life today? If you are looking, you will see them unfolding before you each moment, like my friend did when he pondered finding a thorn in the carpet — a thorn that no longer defended the plant that grew it.

We live in a world of meaning. That world is the Earth school, the physical arena of our personal and collective experiences. We are the students. Our experiences are the curriculum.

They are our Soul Subjects. Let's explore them now

Copyright © 2007 by Gary Zukav and Linda Francis

Table of Contents


Exploring Soul Subjects

Experiencing the Seasons


Spring Trust

The Summer Solstice

The Winter Solstice

Understanding Love

Undying Love

The Currency of the Heart

Deep Christmas

In His Wallet

Except Love

Challenging Your Fears

Snake Skin

The Other Side of the Coin

The Assumption

Like an Arrow

Seventy-five Percent

The Fork in the Road

Moment of Choice

Compassion or Revenge

First Sight

Lincoln Tunnel

New Perceptions

New Eyes

Fire Season

The Tourist

Wearing the Sword

All Uphill

The Journey

Six Cars

The Art of Letting Go

Standing in the Center

Fight or Flow

Picking Berries

An Open Heart

The Tenth Number

The Honor of All

Hong Kong

The Year After

Your Best Friend

I Knew You'd Come

Developing Awareness

Horse Stance



Father and Daughter

The Streets of Los Angeles

Life Lessons

Beyond Mother-Daughter

Hearing and Listening

Fierce Grace

The Urgent and the Important


Small Brown Sedan


Old Buffalos

A Way Out of Hell

Learning Compassion

Compassion and Courage

Compassion and Karma


Finding the Path

The Common Destination

The Misery Is Optional

Loving the Truth


Exploring Soul Questions

Exploring Fundamentals

How do you know?

What is the source of your information?

Do I need a teacher?

What is evil?

What exactly is reincarnation?

Can you prove that life exists after death?

What do you mean by "Universe"?

Does the universe care about us?

Do we have a destiny?

Why are thoughts powerful?

What is new about multisensory perception?

What is the basis for the Earth school concept?

Becoming a Spiritual Person

What do you mean by "spiritual"?

What do you mean by "inner work"?

What are the first steps of spiritual growth?

What is the role of sacred practices in spiritual development?

What does the scientific method have to do with spirituality?

Why strive for spiritual growth if the world is coming to an end?

Relating to Others

Do you believe in soul mates?

How can I let go of my expectations of others?

How can I forgive someone who betrays me again and again?

Why can't I fall in love?

How can I love without fear?

What is the difference between judging and discerning?

How can I protect myself without becoming judgmental?

How can I tell a friend about a flaw?

Do people who irritate me reflect a part of me?

How can I avoid being drawn into the chaos of others?

Why do children and parents have conflicts?

How can I teach my children to be nonjudgmental?

How do I move my children toward authentic power?

How can I set an example for others?

Physical and Spiritual Heath

What is a healthy diet?

What is the role of fitness and physical health?

What is the relation of diet and spirituality?

Are antidepressants useful?

Messages from Your Soul

What is the meaning of dreams?

What is the role of my soul in my life?

Why are souls created imperfect?

Is it possible to experience my soul?

Why do souls leave when they still have work to do?

What is the difference between a personality and a soul?

How do I keep from feeling at constant odds with my personality?

Can souls communicate with us after their personalities die?

Nonphysical Reality

Do we need to grow into "great souls"?

What is intuition?

How does intuition differ from paranoia?

Addiction and Healing

What is the difference between habit and addiction?

How can I overcome my addiction?

What is the reason for struggles and addictions?

Can involuntary behavior be changed?

How long will it take to find all of the unhealed parts of myself?

What is my responsibility to friends and family members who are addicted and in emotional pain?

Understanding Karma

Why do I get such bad Karma?

Can visualization and affirmation change Karma?

Should I interfere with someone's Karma?

Will I create negative Karma by taking a job in a company that supports people's addictions?

Challenge and Change

How do I "challenge" my anger or fear?

Why does my anger increase when I challenge it?

What is the difference between challenging my fears and repressing them?

How can I really change?

How can I change my unconscious intentions?

Why is the unexpected so painful?

Why do nonphysical Teachers allow violence?

Overcoming Life's Problems

Why is my life so difficult?

Why do bad things happen to good people?

How can I heal bad memories?

How can I handle my negativity?

How can I heal my competitive nature?

How can I let go of the pain of ending a relationship?

How can I forgive myself if I don't feel worthy of forgiveness?

How can I learn to trust?

Finding Meaning and Purpose

How can I become the person I want to be?

How does a person know what he was put on earth to do?

How do I find my purpose?

What is the single best thing I can do for myself?

The Learning Process

How can everyone in a community be equal?

How can I tell the difference between wants and needs?

How do I know when I am running away or moving to my next lesson in life?

Can awareness overcome temptation?

Do intention and motivation mean the same?

What is the difference between a healthy boundary and emotional withdrawal?

Does doubt have a purpose?

How can I feel authentically empowered every day?

How can I remember my spirit?

Do my surroundings prevent me from creating authentic power?

Can I remain a Christian (or Jew, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist) and create authentic power?

Do you have a meditation practice?

An Invitation to the Seat of the Soul Institute


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Silversi on LibraryThing 8 months ago
There are parts of this book that touch me so much that I'm moved to tears. Though I dont agree or see everything the way that the author does, I find a lot of value in his writing and how he makes you look differently at everyday life.
laws on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is the first book of Gary Zukav's that I have read. It was great. I felt very renewed . Throughout the book Gary mentions that we all have choices. LIfe and living are choices. The book was divided into 2 parts. Part one was about soul subjects and part two was soul questions. For example: Do you believe in Soul Mates? Gary then gives an answer. I plan on rereading this again in the future as well as reading his other books. "Your external experiences reflect your internal experiences".