Awakening Love is an exceptional book which integrates the areas of psychology, medicine and spirituality. East and West truly meet in this book.
Awakening Love introduces Love as the power and the personality as the mechanism for transformation to reach one's soul expression. The personality is described through weaving information on the chakras, patterns of psychological wounding and directions for spiritual unfoldment. To illustrate the material, the personality and its patterns are described using the nine personality types of the enneagram. The nine personality types are clarified and deepened through the interpretation of Jesus' Teachings. Personality pitfalls and patterns of self-undoing are clearly explained as well as clear methods for personality integration and growth.
Meditation instruction is given for each of the nine personality types. Each meditation provides healing, personality integration and an infusion of soul awakening.
Awakening Love is a must read!
There is much valuable information here, packed in a small format. In the last few years, we have seen many books about psychotherapy and spirituality from a Buddhist perspective, such as Mark Epstein's "Thoughts without a thinker" and others. This book is about psychotherapy and spirituality from a Christian mystical perspective and should be of interest to many (including non-Christians, in the same way one does not have to be a Buddhist to be interested in Epstein's books). The authors present the Christ Self as a metaphor for the realized Self. My reading of the book has been slow at times, because there is much information and wonderful insights to absorb. I particularly enjoyed the ten meditations in Chapter 8--who does not want to "transform vices into virtues" for one's particular personality type?