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Monday, April 1, 2013

The Fountain Inside of You


We have become so accustomed to looking outside in order to fill our needs that we literally forget about the riches in our own self. To connect to those riches and be able to make use of them, we need to remember to connect to the self.

Clients often ask me how to do this. It's not something that gets a lot of press - at least not in the typical press people are reading on their digital devices as they rush through their ever-more crammed days of multi-tasking, multi-connecting in a world gone sterile with lack of real human interaction and real emotion. So connecting to the self has to do in the first instance with the willingness to slow down. And once you've slowed down, perhaps by taking a walk in a beautiful area of town, with no earbuds, and with your mobile turned off, you can take the next step, which is listening to the self. Or if you can't take a walk, you can do the same by remaining in a space at the location where you find yourself, where all devices are turned off (this isn't about the next four hours - it's just about a brief period of time of connection to the self), and where you can either see or listen to something beautiful.

That means that instead of letting your thoughts zap through your mind willy-nilly, as though you were channel surfing, you focus on your surroundings or the sound of soft music you have on, that allow you to still the mind a bit. We might call this being mindful.

Now listen again. Listen to yourself. What are you telling yourself? What message are you giving yourself? If at first you hear nothing, don't give up, because just as some people may not hear birdsong as they walk through a park because they are so caught up in their thoughts, so you may not hear your own inner voice - your self - because you are not yet attuned.

But as you do this again and again - even if only for brief periods of time every day, you are not only sending a message to your SELF that you wish to establish the connection, but you are also becoming accustomed to the inner silence that will eventually speak to you. It was Rumi who said: there is a fountain inside you. Don't walk around with an empty bucket.



For more about awareness in your life and connecting to your SELF, have a look at my book Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self (paperback or Kindle).

To download the first chapter, click here
To see the Table of Contents click here

Reviews From the Back Cover:

"The masterwork of a profoundly gifted healer of the soul. Dazzling, challenging, wondrously useful." Peggy Rubin, Director, Center for Sacred Theatre, Ashland, Oregon; author: To Be and How To Be, Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre

"Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I've ever read. Not esoteric but real-world & practical. The implications are profound." Peter Shepherd; Founder Trans4mind.com; author: Daring To Be Yourself 

"The human being's directory to the soul. A breakthrough for those seeking practical assistance, those of a more mystical bent & every soul awaiting discovery." Toni Petrinovich, Ph.D.; author: The Call: Awakening the Angelic Human





My new book The Tao of Spiritual Partnership is now also available in print and Kindle formats.

To download the first chapter, click here
To see the Table of Contents click here

From the Description on Amazon: More exciting than any other kind of relationship you have ever known, spiritual partnership is a path, a Tao, available to you so that you may transform your life. Spiritual partnership becomes background music to daily life allowing you to enhance the process of your growth and evolution.

This ground-breaking book addresses:

• relationship patterns that hold you back from a truly fulfilled life
• the strong connection between sexuality and spiritual partnership
• communication leading to true connection & lasting transformation of your relationship

It is precisely at the problematic crossroads so often encountered in relationships that we are offered the opportunity to create a new foundation based on mutual complementarity rather than need; a free relationship between two people who want to be together, rather than two people who need to be together. Needing another, we are told, is the measure of love, but for a fully conscious individual nothing could be further from the truth. And therein lies part of the secret and healing power of spiritual partnerships. 


Praise for The Tao of Spiritual Partnership 

“All humans seek the illusive touch of another's Soul, which opens us to the sense of belonging to something bigger than the self. Dr. Kortsch has given us the true "tao" of relationship in this brilliant exploration of emotional tapestry. We will be grateful for this illumination of spiritual partnership for generations to come." 
Chris Griscom: Spiritual Leader, Author 

“Eloquently and comprehensive, showing how your primary love relationship may be a sacred vessel that transports you and your partner to a place of mutual healing and expansion.” 


Robert Schwartz: Author of Your Soul’s Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born 



Note: If you are wondering why this blog is now only appearing on alternate days (excluding Sat/Sun), it is because I also post on my other blog on the others days. That other blog is The Tao of Spiritual Partnership, so named for my new book. Click here to visit the blog and/or to sign up for the feed.

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