☄ [PDF / Epub] ☃ Grounded Spirituality By Jeff Brown ✓ – Bluevapours.co.uk In this courageous leading edge book author Jeff Brown takes us on the spiritual ride of a lifetime In Part One we join him on an engaging often hilarious and compelling personal journey through decad In this courageous leading edge book author Jeff Brown takes us on the spiritual ride of a lifetime In Part One we join him on an engaging often hilarious and compelling personal journey through decades of tasting from a banuet of spiritual approaches Through his direct experience fierce exploration and scintillating discernment Brown exposes the fragmented ungrounded and dissociative notions of spirituality that have imprisoned our consciousness and obstructed our awakening since time immemorial In his cuttingly straight style he reveals that much of what we have been calling spirituality is actually a patriarchal emotionally bereft construct that perpetuates our self avoidance He then proves to us point by brilliant point that true spirituality is a whole being awakening one that wonderfully embraces our entire human experience In many spiritual practices emotional healing processes blockage clearing issue resolution the working through of the shadow have been bypassed and trivialized as though the 'real' spiritual realm exists independent of our feelings Brown makes no distinction between these realms revealing that emotional maturity and spiritual maturity are synonymous and that any spirituality that desacralizes our selfhood is not enlightenment at all It is a bypass of that which is fundamentally human our feelings our stories our bodies our relationships with each other and the earth that houses us In his words Detachment is a tool not a life If you can't find your transformation in the village you haven't found a thing In Part Two Brown engages in a riveting dialogue with an ungrounded seeker named Michael Their dialogues unfurl in warmth humor playfulness personal story threaded with challenging confrontation and cutting truth Hands on exercises are dispersed throughout providing readers with a direct experience of a new inclusive model Here the author lays down the tracks for a balanced heartfelt and relational spirituality one that leaves us enrealed integrated and purposeful Not awakened but awakening Not escaping our humanness but finding our meaning and spirituality deep within it Out of the ashes of old ways of being a bright new paradigm comes into view An inclusive self honoring and healing spiritual perspective that will be a welcomed relief for any seekerIn the author's words It's one thing to briefly detach from story in the hopes of gaining a different perspective it's uite another to deny our storied roots altogether What will we stand in then At a time when our personal stories have been shamed and shunned in the spiritual community it is all the imperative to revive them and makes luminous their sacred transformative properties The past is not an illusion as many would suggest It is the ground of our being the karmic field for our soul's transformation the mystery that threads right through our history Story is where we come from Story is what roots us in the present Story is how we arrive at the next place intact A spirituality without story is like a body without breath Dead to the world What we need now are models that lead us back into our hearts into relatedness into a deep and reverential regard for the self's journey through time In this magnificent book Brown endeavors to hearticulate one such path reminding us that heaven on earth begins and ends deep within the recesses of our enlivened humanness At long last we can lay down our weary heads burdened by the impossibility of transcending our human experience Back to our roots back into our bodies back into all that makes us marvelously human Home at last.
A former criminal lawyer and psychotherapist Jeff Brown is the author of popular books Soulshaping A Journey of Self Creation Ascending with Both Feet on the Ground Love It Forward An Uncommon Bond and Spiritual Graffiti He is also the producer and primary journeyer in the award winning spiritual documentary Karmageddon which also stars Ram Dass Seane Corn David Life Deva Premal and.
- 408 pages
- Grounded Spirituality
- Jeff Brown
- 10 April 2016 Jeff Brown