Another Birgit Klein book, another great experience and connection with my spiritual self and the vast, Godlike energy and the sublter, invisible butAnother Birgit Klein book, another great experience and connection with my spiritual self and the vast, Godlike energy and the sublter, invisible but none the less real side to life. I have fallen in love with another book, and I want to carry it around with me everywhere and to just keep it close to my heart, look at it and flip through the pages. It pierced my soul and I just feel so grateful that this was written, that i got to read it, and that i even get to own my very own copy of this book. Whule reading it I both wanted it to last longer, savour it all, and at the same time couldnt really stop myself from wanting to read more, and more, so it was a rather quick read, which is why im even happier to have it sitting on my bookshelf (if its not in my pocket or on my night stand), where i can read it whenever I want.
What was so amazing about it? Hard to explain, because it was more than just what was in the book, it was also the flow and the deep connection i felt, with what was carried through the book, triggered and opened up in me, to the energy inside and all around me. It felt like pulling up the blinds and opening the window and seeing, feeling and interacting with the light, the fresh air, the promise of a new day with the inside and outside world connecting, coming into one, me in the midst of all of it.
bonus info: this book is one of the few of birgits books that are translated into english. It is titled 'I am oneness'....more
This is one of the books that I'm really sad is over. Only relief is that I own it and can reread it, anytime I want. And I will be rereading it, no dThis is one of the books that I'm really sad is over. Only relief is that I own it and can reread it, anytime I want. And I will be rereading it, no doubt. Because it brought such comfort, peace and love with it, and helped me open my mind and my heart and connect with my higher self as well as clear my intentions and sharpen my focus. This is a book that is very dear to me, because it has reached my heart and soul as very few books have. I'm utterly grateful to have found this book and for the messages of hope, light, love, strength and power it brings....more
I'm stunned, blown away, amazed. This book went to my core, opened up closed parts of me, so I let in more light, released some pain and struggles andI'm stunned, blown away, amazed. This book went to my core, opened up closed parts of me, so I let in more light, released some pain and struggles and looked at myself and the world with a clearer vision and a more relaxed and assured soul. It came to me at the exact right time where I needed it, and I am so deeply grateful for the healing and the development I experienced, that this book supported me in. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I will treasure you forever and love you till the pages start falling out and then I will love you right back together. You helped me leap more into my own power, my own clarity and my own peace. You helped me open my inner doors to God to Love and to Peace. My soul is able to better hold my calm center as I resonate with the voice of Truth and recognize it in my experience. ...more
I am not able to do this book or this author justice, as I cannot fathom into words the praise it deserves. It is brilliant and enchanting and true anI am not able to do this book or this author justice, as I cannot fathom into words the praise it deserves. It is brilliant and enchanting and true and wise, and elegant and piercing and wonderful and beautiful and magnetic and a so much more I do not have the words for. It grabbed hold of me from the first page and it didn't let go. I am still mesmerized by this book even as I have long since put it down and even lend it out, but it's rhythmic poetic wisdom still resonates as an echo in my mind and my soul. I'm awed....more
I love Adyashanti. His teachings, his persona, his words, his voice, his presence, his caring and loving nature, his peace, his humor, his downtoearthI love Adyashanti. His teachings, his persona, his words, his voice, his presence, his caring and loving nature, his peace, his humor, his downtoearth-ness, his smile, his grace. He may not always be all of this, but that is how I know him. From the YouTube videos and the satsang I was lucky enough to attend, here, in Copenhagen where I live. This was my first book with Adya. And I've got to admit: I prefer him live. Or as close to it. I missed his voice, his laugh, and the way he speaks his words that goes right to the core of me and that I carry with me, as reminders. Much of what was said in this book I've already discovered for myself, so I didn't have many revelations. The brick wall image stuck with me. But there are some of the YouTube videos and the satsang that has had more piercing impact on me. Nevertheless, Adya is a teacher whose words and wisdom and presence reach me, deeply and profoundly, just by being close to them, I'm reminded of all this, that lies in me, in the universe. And that makes me better able embrace Life and What is. And that is a gift for which I'm grateful....more
Janssen writes so attentively, poignant and self-revealing, that he feels like a friend, like an actual human being, notAmazing. From start to finish.
Janssen writes so attentively, poignant and self-revealing, that he feels like a friend, like an actual human being, not just some removed intellectual and it gives meaning and depth and closeness to the book and every line and makes it feel like you're having a conversation; like you're involved too, because he makes himself real, authentic and his questions and personal statements bring out the personal in yourself, as well as the fact that Janssen addresses questions directly to the reader, bringing the reader in closer contact with the material and the author. If only all intellectuals dared write like this - with themselves, the authors, present and human! This book is funny, interesting, important and I want to own it so I can go back and read it a million times over and underline all the great passages and lines. This book, even if it is about psychology, scientific to some extent, is REAL. It is about you and me and our lives and our basic human nature, our commonalities as well as our uniqueness, our creativity, our transcendent selves and godlike nature. This book spoke to my heart, my soul and my human self. I absolutely loved it....more
I can relate. To a lot of Gilbert's perspectives, her personal problems, her spirituality and while I was reading this I was in fact traveling, alone,I can relate. To a lot of Gilbert's perspectives, her personal problems, her spirituality and while I was reading this I was in fact traveling, alone, in order to get a break and just be with me. To Spain and only for a week, but none the less, here I am, a 30 year old woman on a spiritual journey, currently going through a divorce and traveling, in a literal and metaphorical sense, reading about another woman's travels. The similarities doesn't end here. I'm also a chatterbox with an outgoing personality and an inward need for solitude and stability to keep me anchored. And I just so happens to agree with Gilbert on a lot of issues. So yeah, I really, really liked this book. And I don't find anything self-indulgent or whatever else she's been critized for about it. I found it honest, poetic, spiritual, interesting, comforting, beautiful. ...more
I need to own this. I need to be able to go back and read all this wonderful, insightful wisdom over and over again. I need the keys this book is offerI need to own this. I need to be able to go back and read all this wonderful, insightful wisdom over and over again. I need the keys this book is offering, ready at hand, to unlock the doors to the mysteries to my own and other peoples journeys and inner workings.
Steven writing is inspiring and fascinating and I just want more, more, more. He is a great guide to the mystery of astrology, explaining, showing and gently challenging and encouraging. I will get my hands on a copy of this book and I will surely be coming back to both Steven and astrology. The journey has only just begun ;)...more
I want more!! What a relief there is 4 more books planned (this is the first 2) and the third one is right around the corner, 2014 sometime, hopefully.I want more!! What a relief there is 4 more books planned (this is the first 2) and the third one is right around the corner, 2014 sometime, hopefully. I cant wait! :)
This book was a combination of so many things that fascinate, interest and entertain me. The story, the characters and the journey and growth throughout the book really held me captive.
Ill admit the writing didnt blow my mind, and was actually a little too clichee for my taste at places, mostly in some of the romantic dialogues. But in this case it didnt bother me or really matter because there was so many other things that just made me fall head over heels in love with it. It wasnt JUST a lovestory, it was also a story about growing and learning and changing and finding and losing and seeing and knowing and forgetting and feeling and sensing. About power and weakness, will, strength, want, desire, loss, hope, dreams, attraction, rejection, bewilderment, wonder. And so much more. The themes of reincarnation, soul connections and tasks, Atlantis, choices and conflicts, ego and soul, darkness and light, the after and in-between lives, mental or astral powers, the Earths journey and time now are all themes I find fascinating and interesting and that is very much a part of my own beliefs - so to find them in a book, weaved together like this, was like coming home.
This book is taking place in America/Canada but written in danish and (so far) isn't translated. But I really hope it will be, someday (hopefully soon), so many more people will be able to enjoy it!! I know, Im hooked ;)...more
Holy miracle! This book was 174 pages of wisdom that I just want to hug forever. Zukav wrote to my soul (or maybe my soul wrote to me through zukav. AHoly miracle! This book was 174 pages of wisdom that I just want to hug forever. Zukav wrote to my soul (or maybe my soul wrote to me through zukav. Anyways, unimportant details). And my soul heard the call and it rejoiced and it was so everything I needed to hear. It was a gift. And I will so have to find this book and give it a home on my treasure shelf. Where it belongs. And where I can reread it. Often....more
Magical realism. A genre that doesn't always work for me. But in this case it did.
What worked for me in this case was that even though there was severalMagical realism. A genre that doesn't always work for me. But in this case it did.
What worked for me in this case was that even though there was several magical and fantasyesque elements they made sense inside their own world, (as well as in mine) - they weren't just there to weird things up, and didnt leave me all puzzled, confused and detached (like in 'Kafka on the shore' for example).
The magical elements carried meaning, rich metaphorical meaning that nuanced the feelings of loss, fear, evil, good, memories, knowledge, the universe(s), child- and adulthood. And I didn't feel like i was left hanging in a state of confusion but more in a state of understanding. Like in a fairytale, where several layers add up to a whole, complete story. We are not told everything, not given all the details or answers, but it's enough to be able to see the big picture, it's enough to create a deep feeling of resonance, even if you've never literally (literally being the key word) encountered people who dont grow older, evil taking the form of a beauty, deceiving everyone you love or trust, monsters who eat your world leaving a grey nothing behind, time and memories being altered or having a doorway for a monster in your heart. But the metaphors, oh the metaphors! The analysisses you could make, the possible interpretations, the deeper layer of the story, the one beneath the surface level, all that makes my inner analysists reel with excitement!
Ultimately, I think Gaiman has crafted a very relevant modern fairytale, that captures some very essential aspects of the human experience in its own, unique way....more
My second Adyashanti book (my first was 'falling into grace'). I needed this. I needed to be reminded that there are pitfalls on the path of enlightenmMy second Adyashanti book (my first was 'falling into grace'). I needed this. I needed to be reminded that there are pitfalls on the path of enlightenment and that it's all right, and to be expected, to fall into them. That our egoic structure doesn't just disappear as we awaken or begin to awaken. Because it has a strong, gravitational hold of us, and so we haven't failed just because we slip back into dualistic, separative thinking now and again. Adyashanti is right, this isn't taught us, most of the time we are told awakening is a release from all this. And we aren't taught much either about how we have to die back into form after dying out of it. And how that often causes us grief and turmoil too. It's all a process and we have to live it. And it's different for each one of us even if there are some common issues. Adyashanti talks about all of this and some of what his own proces was like and it's comforting. It brings some relief to my confused soul to know it's all all right. Just because I'm not There yet (wherever There is), it doesn't mean I'm not on my way. It's not a pass or fail thing, it's a growing and a maturing thing. ...more
Another good book with a stupid cover... Seriously, what is up with that, these days? Doesn't anybody want to sell books, or is my taste that far offAnother good book with a stupid cover... Seriously, what is up with that, these days? Doesn't anybody want to sell books, or is my taste that far off from the general public? (is it me or is you or is just where they decide to save publishing money?)
Either way, i mean to say, that 'you had me at hello' isn't as cheesy/shallow/meaningless/teeny-bopper as one might think looking at that cover (or the screaming pink back, for at matter). It's main cast is actually in their thirties, with glimpses back into their 18-21 year old past selves, and in the midst of working out how they ended up where they are, and where they are going from here. Not as much about 'who am I' as 'what do I want out of life and who do I want to spend it with'.
I loved Rachel and Ben and their story and journey, personally as well as together. I think it brought about many serious issues, that a lot of people will be able to recognize themselves, at least partly, in. McFarlane writes well, no doubt about that. She's able to nail universal feelings, experiences and thought processes, the dialogue is witty, and she balances perfectly on the edge of romantic clichés, without falling in, if you ask me. She keeps it believable - or maybe just imaginable, wishable (I don't care if it's not a word). Our own lives may not have ended the same way as they did here, but I'm sure many of us have been down similar tracks, if not in action, then in thoughts of 'what-ifs'. Or maybe that's just me.
Either way, what I didn't like about this story was all the unnecessary, slightly boring things and descriptions taking away from the main lovestory or plot whatever you wish to call it. Too much background noise for my taste that could have been edited out and ultimately made a better book. The whole work and courtroom drama being a major one. Really, I didn't care at all, I just wanted to get back to Ben and Rachel. Who cares about all the details surrounding it, it's insignificant to me at least. I'm not saying it had to be avoided completely but I wish it would have taken up waaaaaaay less space. It was boring, and annoyed me because it felt like it was space that could have been spent on more scenes of Rachel and Ben, past or present, actual or perifericly hinted at. If I ever read this over again, or brush through it, I'm definitely skipping those parts, mentally editing them out, to leave me focusing on what's important: Ben and Rachel.
If you're going on thirty, been or am in love with someone you can't be with, or just a sucker for romance in any shape or form (like me) then you should give Rachel and Ben (Ben and Rachel) a chance. I'd say they're worth it, even with all the boring, unnecessary stuff thrown I the mix. ...more