"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, January 9, 2013


We watch with horror scenes on our evening news that depict a homeless person lying on the street while many people seem to pass him by with indifference. Or we see the body of a person who has been randomly shot in some third world revolution that nightmares are made of, also abandoned, lying alone, with no one seeming to care. Could we say that one of the reasons normally loving, kind, considerate and compassionate people might have arrived at such indifference is because they have become immured to to such scenes? Because their lives are so filled with this particular brand of human suffering, that they simply 'shut off'?

Can we apply this to other, more normal circumstances in our own, perhaps much more privileged lives? An example that comes to mind is our apparent indifference in the face of governmental corruption. Oh, of course we talk about it and even get angry about it, but it's probably safe to say that many people have become apathetic about it. A similar case might be our indifference to the poor and hungry in other countries, the downtrodden, the abused, the savaged, the enslaved. Of course we care somewhere inside of us, but we feel - at least to a degree - what can we do here from so far away?

So here are some ideas (apart from the obvious ones such as volunteering, donating, campaigning, etc.): start changing yourself. Start growing in all the directions I continually post about here on this blog, my other blog, and my monthly newsletters (in English and Spanish). Gandhi said: Be the change you wish to see in the world. If you change, some (perhaps not all, but some) of those others around you will notice and also make some changes. And as they change, some others in turn in their world will notice and make changes. Goethe said: If each man would sweep in front of his own house, soon the whole world would be clean, and of course, the principle is the same - clean up your life, and others will notice. Some of those others will pick up their feet thanks to your change and will also do something to change their own lives.

And somewhere along the line this will reach the politicians, the people that deal with our global banking system, those who decide how food, water, and education are allocated and distributed in our world ... either because these people themselves will have someone like you in their lives and will then change, or because someone like you, who perhaps changed because of someone like me, then becomes one of those who sits in on the decision-making. It was Peter Marshal who said: A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.

For more about making aware changes by using conscious choices that will enhance your life and promote greater inner peace and freedom, 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

From the Description on Amazon:

Ask anyone, whatever their circumstances, if their life is vibrant, fulfilling, harmonious and happy. An honest reply is likely to be 'no', because to answer a truthful 'yes' is no mean feat. Only to grow psychologically and emotionally is not enough. And only to grow spiritually is not enough either. All three dimensions need to be developed in order to realize your full potential. If you are willing to assume total responsibility for the self and to start what is an on-going journey, you will quickly begin to glimpse the first fruits of the ultimate goal: inner well-being, freedom, peace, harmony and joy. This book sets out the pathway to self-mastery and self-discovery and walking that pathway will be the most exciting adventure of your life.

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 

"The Tao of Spiritual Partnership is a unique blend of wit and wisdom; Dr. Kortsch encourages us to take responsibility for our relationships, while recognizing and seizing the opportunities for our own personal spiritual growth." 
William Buhlman, Author of Adventures Beyond the Body 

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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