3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
For Free Spirits,
This review is from: Growing Your Inner Light: A Guide to Independent Spiritual Practice (Paperback)
Lara Owen's book is a most refreshing read for those of us
>> on independent spiritual paths. She takes from many
>> traditions with respect and wisdom, but creates a very down
>> to earth distillation of them all. Lara definitely does not
>> dilute them, but extracts their simple and clear essences.
>> She honors our individuality while sharing possible pitfalls
>> such as arrogance and self doubt. Anyone who doubts the
>> validity of the independent path should read this book and
>> be convinced. It shows how to be both a free spirit and
>> disciplined and committed at the same time.
>> I found the chapters on clearing a sacred space and making
>> an alter practically helpful. And I also liked her concept
>> of integration described in the last chapter as a realistic
>> and meaningful goal. I recommend this book not only for
>> seekers of a spiritual path but for finders too.