"A revelation of insight into the foundations of human suffering & transcendence. It not only lays out essential steps for inner freedom and joy but illuminates the way to true human potential." Paul Rademacher, author: A Spiritual Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe

"The masterwork of a profoundly gifted healer of the soul. Dazzling, challenging, wondrously useful." Peggy Rubin, 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 and practical. The implications are profound." Peter Shepherd, author: Daring To Be Yourself

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Where Is Your Home?

I can imagine some of the answers flying in from all parts of the globe, indicating that your particular home is in Rome, or in Sussex, or Singapore, Christchurch, Nassau, or Rio. Other answers might specify that your home is where your family is, where you hang your hat, and where you feel at home. And of course all of those answers are correct.

I'm thinking of my favorite icons right now: Mandela and Frankl - favorite, because it was all taken away from them - one, when he was imprisoned on Robben Island for 27 years, and the other, when he was sent to the horrors of Auschwitz. Clearly, both men lost everything. They lost all those things that most of us would use as descriptors to indicate where our home is. They not only lost it all materially, but they also lost family. Mandela's mother and eldest son died while he languished on that island in plain view of Cape Town - just across the water - but he was not permitted to attend either funeral, and Frankl lost almost his entire family to the gas chambers.

And yet ... if I were able to ask either of them the question where was your home while you were going through that man-devised horror, I am certain that a portion of their answer would contain the following ideas: their home was inside themselves, in that place to which they had connected. In other words, their home was their connection to themselves, to their inner most self, to their soul.

But careful: words are said so easily, and yet I very much doubt that either of these two men were in such strong connection to themselves when they were first imprisoned that they would have been able to speak in those terms immediately. Building up such a connection requires time, practice, diligence, and patience, as well as faith in the connection itself and in its value.

Those of us who live 'normal' lives where we are not subject to political pursuit or racial genocide may not have many opportunities where we are forced into the development of such an inner connection in order to be able to go on and simply get through another day. In our 'normal' lives such development of an inner connection generally only happens after we have gone through a period of much suffering (for example, in our relationships, our finances, our health, or our profession), or if we have come to the realization that being aware is something we wish to strive for. Clearly, the more aware you are, even if there is no suffering, the more you will strive to achieve the inner connection and in so doing, the more you will have your home right there, inside of you, whether your outer home is as lovely as the one in the above image, or a modest dwelling at the edge of a small town; and whether your family is with you or not. Connecting to the self, recognizing the value of such a connection is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself.

For much more about connecting to your self and rewiring your soul, as well as  about living a conscious life, have a look at my book Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self, available at Amazon as paperback or e-book for Kindle.

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Praise for Rewiring the Soul 

"Gabriella Kortsch uses her talent and experience to write the instruction manual on rewiring the soul. An in-depth guide on life, love, spiritual evolution and our integration within the universe." MICHAEL HABERNIG & APRIL HANNAH; Producers, The Path: The Afterlife and The Path 11 Documentaries

In Rewiring the Soul, Gabriella Kortsch shows us in very practical ways how to lead a soul-guided, soul-infused life. With the wisdom of one who has traveled far and learned much, Dr. Kortsch blazes a path for all who have the courage to follow. The rewards for walking that path are great: an understanding of why we are here; an expanded awareness of who we really are; a new or heightened sense of purpose and meaning; and a deeper appreciation of life's many blessings. Highly recommended." ROBERT SCHWARTZ, author, Your Soul's Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born (yoursoulsplan.com)

"Rewiring the Soul is the human being's directory to the soul. This inspirational book asks you to simply open yourself to the possibility you are much more than you have considered yourself to be; in truth, you are spirit in form living a soul-directed life. It is a breakthrough for those seeking practical assistance, those of a more mystical bent, and every soul awaiting discovery. Read it cover to cover first; then place it close at hand to pick up every time your mind strays from your soul's message radiating from within the heart." TONI PETRINOVICH, Ph.D.; author, The Call: Awakening the Angelic Human 

"Rewiring the Soul is a thoughtful guide to the peace and joy that self-government through inner awareness brings. In the words of author Gabriella Kortsch, anyone's ideal 'possible human' becomes their actual reality by following the simple inner steps in this remarkable book." JIM WAWRO; author, Ask Your Inner Voice

"This meticulously researched and crafted book is clearly the masterwork of a profoundly gifted healer of the soul, one who thinks deeply, feels deeply, and cares deeply about the well-being of the world and its humankind. Reading it will change your life; beginning to live actively any of its ideas, principles, and suggestions will transform your life. And bring you safely and joyfully home to your true self, your soul. I found it dazzling, challenging, and wondrously useful." PEGGY RUBIN, Director, Center for Sacred Theatre, Ashland, Oregon; author, To Be and How To Be, Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre.

The Soul doesn't get sick but it does need nourishment; if not it seems as if our life starves to death. This wonderful book by Dr. Gabriella Kortsch is definitely healthy "Soul food". It becomes clear that as the personality endeavors to "rewire" the Soul, it is its own energy or conscious awareness that is elevated to that higher level where the invisible becomes visible and experienced as peace, joy, love and freedom. A treat to enjoy and celebrate." ERIC ROLF; author, Soul Medicine: The Heart of Healing.

"Rewiring the Soul is a revelation of insight into the foundations of human suffering and transcendence. It not only lays out the essential steps for inner freedom and joy but it also illuminates the way to true human potential: the stunning and dynamic "Possible Self." Written with clarity, compassion and wisdom, this chronicle is not one of mere speculation, but arises from the depths of hard won personal experience. Gabriella Kortsch is a spiritual master for our time." PAUL RADEMACHER, Executive Director, The Monroe Institute; author, A Spiritual Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe

"I thought I could pick just one chapter to write a review, but I couldn't .... I was glued to the chair as I read Rewiring the Soul ... a literary, in-depth masterpiece to the human psyche, behavior and ultimate transformation. Exquisitely written, beautifully executed." ALI R. RODRIGUEZ, Business Coach, co-author, Mastering the Art of Success with Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

"A glance at the contents of Rewiring the Soul will tell you much about the values promoted: awareness, freedom, peace and love. I fully agree with the author that it is all about re-connecting with our authentic 'loving self': it is only then that we can deeply transform our life while also inspiring a transformation in the lives of others! Through this powerful book, Gabriella Kortsch honestly shares her love of serving the inner potential and the spiritual growth of human beings with passion, joy and commitment." ELISABETTA FRANZOSO; International Speaker, Coach, author, Stella's Mum Gets Her Groove Back: A True Story

"Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I've ever read. Not esoteric but real-world and practical. Read it and Soul is no longer just a dogma, nor hypothesis, it is made real and as much a part of your being as your toes. We usually shut off our inner voice, yet by recognizing this aspect of ourselves we begin to discover our essential nature, our intuitive truth, and that becomes our loving guide. The author illustrates the limitations of living only as the mind's Ego, and demonstrates in practical terms how we can transcend this by awakening a conscious viewpoint, following the path of our intuition and feelings, no longer separated from our body and the reality around us, and integrating at last our Soul's inner guidance and wellspring of love. The implications are profound." PETER SHEPHERD; Founder Trans4mind - trans4mind.com; author, Daring To Be Yourself

"This book is a gift to humanity, a valuable tool in aiding seekers to accomplish mastery of their own lives. Gabriella Kortsch provides clear steps to help people find peace in a practical and powerful way. She does not ask you to give up anything other then what no longer serves you. Brilliantly written!" 
HILLARY RAIMO; Author & Radio Host

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