"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

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Qualilties Your Dog Sees in You

Those of you who have dogs know that your dog absolutely adores you. Your dog believes (erroneously or not) that you are beautiful and lovable (because you go on walks together), that you are fun (because you throw sticks or tennis balls), that you are funny (because you think you can hide the dog treats), and above all, that you are highly intelligent (because you always, magically have food for your dog). And unless you mistreat your dog, this animal that shares a home with you, also believes that you are good, patient, warm, generous, kind, caring, compassionate, and loving.

But your dog is pretty dumb, right? Because you know - in your heart of hearts - that you are nowhere near all of those things. Those qualities that your dog attributes to you, simply do not form part of your particular repertoire. Perhaps some of them, but certainly not all.

On the other hand, isn't it wonderful to know that your dog feels that way about you? Doesn't that melt your heart each and every time you are together? Isn't that part of what stimulates the so-called 'relaxation response' in you, each time you get home and your dog jumps for joy, tail wagging fit to be tied, at the mere sight of you? Whether you are old and wrinkled or young and fit, fat and badly dressed, or thin with designer jeans hugging your hips, rich or poor, bald or bearing long blond tresses, didn't finish school or you have an alphabet soup of letters after your name - clearly, your dog just doesn't care. Your dog loves you. Period.

So why not use all these qualities that your dog embues you with as a challenge? Grow into them. Become that good, patient, warm, generous, kind, caring, compassionate, and loving person that your dog believes you are. Work towards that goal. In part, because you don't really want to let your dog down, do you? But much more, because you want the world to be a better place. Just if you - and you - and you who read this make those changes bit by bit, we will all soon live in a much better place. A quote you often see on the internet says: my goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog thinks I am. And Gandhi, although he did not include dogs in his maxim, said, as I repeat frequently: be the change you want to see in the world.

Also visit my new website: www.gabriellakortsch.com where you may download excerpts or read quotations from any of my books.

Books by Dr. Gabriella Kortsch:
Rewiring the Soul

Click here to download the first chapter.
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

The Tao of Spiritual Partnership

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To see the Table of Contents click here

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 (among others) of: Ecstasy is a New Frequency

“Eloquent 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 Power of Your Heart: Loving the Self 

My new book: The Power of Your Heart: Loving the Self, is just out. Click here to download an excerpt. 
Here is a brief excerpt from the Introduction:

It is your right to live a life of love. It is your right to understand that loving yourself first is not a selfish way of behavior, but one that allows you to live that life of love. However, it's highly probable that you never got the instruction manual explaining exactly how to accomplish this. Possibly your family - and it may have been a loving family - considered loving the self an act of selfishness. Or perhaps the members of your family simply didn't practice loving the self, and of course, what you didn't see - what was not shown to you - while you were growing up, meant that you just didn't learn how to apply it to yourself. The closer you are able to move towards loving yourself, the closer you will be to living a life of love - quite independently of whether you are in a love relationship or not. A life of love can be lived with or without a partnership, because a life of love implies that you know that it all begins with you by loving the self. The more clearly you understand how to love yourself, the more clearly you will see that it is very hard - if not impossible - to love others in ways that are unrelated to fulfilling any of your needs. Loving yourself first is - for so many of us - one of the hardest things we will ever learn how to do. But know this: the benefits affect you in every particle of your being - body, mind, and soul - and are greater than you will ever be able to imagine.

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 another one of my books. Click here to visit the blog and/or to sign up for the feed.

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