11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 4 September 2011
Let me begin by saying this is a fantastic book, and one that I would recommend everyone have in their personal library! I call it a "Book of Liberation" because this 2011, 382 page book has the potential to free you from limiting beliefs that many folks are holding on to. I will also tell you right off--this is NOT a book to zip through. It is more like a college course, one you should be anxious to attend. This is a book to read slowly, in sections, so you can truly absorb what you are reading and put it into practice. Write in the margins, underline, and highlight - all that good stuff. Treat it like a text book that you do not intend to sell back at the end of the semester. When you finish, put it on the shelf for a little while, then go back and read it again. We are talking about positive, life-changing stuff here!
The book is highly detailed and is part science, part philosophy, and part spirituality. Dianne Collins often provides info on related scientific studies. Some of the concepts explained are how we are conditioned to think/act/believe in certain patterns, so much so that much of it is unconscious. The realization of that conditioning is an eye-opener in itself and it REALLY affects the choices we make in life. (Heck, look at how television conditions us to buy certain things so we can look a certain way.--and that's only the tip.) Dianne also covers how and why we see what we expect to see, how we are all connected, the "observer affect", and so many other concepts. I think many of you will say, "Geeze, I never realized . . . or I never thought of that. . .or I knew that, but forgot about it."
Dianne mentions that "you cannot be on a spiritual path at your convenience". Once you commit, you will likely work at it all the time. The important thing is to recognize (catch yourself) doing one of the things you know is not in your best interest, be thankful for the wisdom to recognize the error, and work to fix yourself. After all, we are spiritual beings living in human form.
Dianne shows us how to recognize our pre conditioning (which is probably the most difficult realization, but once you accept it as true, you can likely quantum sprint forward). "Patanjali suggested one way we can awaken is to recognize when we are asleep." (But, many never wake up.) She provides little practice exercises throughout the book, too, so you can experience and bring each lesson home.
You will be amazed at how much info is in this book and it is a great gift for yourself or anyone else who wants to break out of the box! I don't know that any review would be adequate to describe the depths of this book. If you want to self-improve, this book should certainly do it. I cannot imagine anyone it would not help--even if you think you know it all already.
It is, as I believe. Do yourself a favor and add this book to your personal library. I plan to buy some copies for some of my good friends, but no-one gets MY copy. This book is a KEEPER!!! And it really will likely ROCK your world!