This series helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life and is still doing so. It arrived at the perfect time, more than 10 days earlier than expected, just as I was in the last days of a traumatic relationship breakup. The Spiritual Power, Spiritual Practice CD set got me going, providing some guidance and insights that I could relate to my relationship issues, and also to physical health problems that I had developed. The 2nd CD of that set was absolutely brilliant, morning and evening meditations that included chakra clearing, personal inventory, gratitude and positive preparations for the day. These meditations are something special compared to others I have tried and liked.
Spiritual Madness was certainly an eye-opener, I had no idea what to expect but it described some of what I was going through, and have gone through in the past, and really helped me to cope and understand so much, especially getting through the darkest hours. Her insights into the reasons for loss of energy and power, and the importance of living in present time are so helpful. I also felt that this CD was the one that reminded me to have faith and really made me think about how many of my actions and attitude were examples of a lack of faith. Surrendering to God (whatever our version of God might be) is an amazingly liberating experience that did bring some surprise gifts and reminders to me at unexpected times.
Why People Don't Heal and How They Can continues the mystical journey, and by this time I knew I was well and truly on a learning path way beyond the one I had been on before. This CD is so much more than dealing with illness, it is about healing from and letting go of emotional pain that makes you sick, either physically or emotionally sick or both. All 3 CD's offer a way out of living a life as a victim, desolate and in pain, living in an illusion, sick to your stomach with fear, or walking around numb and unaware. They offer a spiritual and mystical path, encourage you to live in faith, give up the fear of the speed of positive change in your life, and ask you to consider acceptance of the purpose of your life no matter how simple that purpose might be at any given time.
Carolyn cleverly highlights the challenge we face in todays world where the discovery of self and what might be described as ego driven pursuits, including working in demanding employment, is being blended with a mystical journey that involves divesting oneself of "self", and which in the past was done in isolation from the world. Yet some of us are doing just this, and charting a whole new course. I found these CD's inspirational, although not flawless. On occasions when Carolyn gets on her high horse she can be arrogant and condescending, and in one brief section almost nasty. If I'd been in the live audience I may have felt compelled to speak out and suggest the energies being emitted were less than helpful. But who said she or anyone else had to be perfect? I simply thank God for her being in the world and offering her insights just when I needed them. I am listening to the whole set again and am going to continue the work with more Myss CD's and reading, and a spiritual mentor who has been a gift to me in my life. I recommend this CD set to anyone wishing to continue a healing and spiritual path beyond some initial personal growth work. It could help to have already read at least one of her books such as Anatomy of the Spirit or Sacred Contracts, or this may inspire you to go back and read them if you are just beginning.