“He who knows others is wise, but he who knows himself is enlightened. He who overcomes others is strong, but he who overcomes himself is mightier still.” ~ Lao-tzu
Imagine with me, as Dr. Barbara De Angelis, author of a new book, Soul Shifts – Transformative Wisdom for Creating a Life of Authentic Awakening, Emotional Freedom, and Practical Spirituality, says, “… notice when something you’re reading stirs an emotion in you, or creates a sense of expansion, excitement, or even agitation …;” or “… recognize that the kinds of questions you’ve been contemplating have changed …;” or “… are you paying attention to the alarm going off …”
About that alarm — De Angelis asks, “Has your cosmic alarm clock been going off?” .
Ancient Hindu philosophy from the 9th century describes this cosmic alarm clock as being a profound soul moment called “thoughts of awakening.”
My cosmic alarm clock went off when I began this blog more than four years ago. The alarm was loud and my soul shifted to “thoughts of awakening,” as De Angelis spells out so gracefully and lovingly in her new book, Soul Shifts.
Now imagine this loud, annoying, gut-wrenching alarm going off and you are unable to turn it off until you hear, feel, know, understand and experience this soul moment during your challenges, illnesses, losses, love or many other situations that catapult you to admit your own cosmic alarm clock is going off.
I recognized this ongoing shift after reading this deeply, thought-provoking book about soul awakening as I kept internalizing, “… yes, yes, I see what’s been happening to me!”
I’ve recently gone through many of these profound soul shift moments through recent family deaths, spiritual challenges and a growing appreciation for silence.
I’ve returned day-by-day, moment-by-moment, page-by-page reading Soul Shift advice and doing the exercises De Angelis provides in this moving book that provides example after example of budding and awakening moments that you and I will recognize, but we haven’t given them any thought, attention or developed a disciplined routine.
De Angelis will awaken you to things like:
– Blessings or burdens
– Why being a spiritual collector is misguided
– How to shift from the inside out
– Stop the game of emotional “Whac-a-Mole”
– Spiritual physics 101
– Evoke the kind of vibration you want to send out
– How to stop your vibrational wrestling matches
Soul Shifts is filled with insight, personal exercises, Bible verses, quotes, mantras and powerful soul created prayers that help you open to your cosmic alarm clock.
My rating of this book is off the charts. It’s definitely one to own. I love this book so much that I have a hardcover and an e-book.