I especially enjoyed this book because it presents a broad spectrum of real time examples that demonstrate the power of archetypes in healing. It's healing in present time, useful. I just wish Dr. M would get a different reader; that midwestern twang sometimes is distracting.
Caroline indeed is blessed with the gift of conveying important information regarding spiritual growth. If you are "Advanced" in your spiritual growth, you will glean alot from this. If not, it will be over your head. Don't jump in yet unless you are really ready. If you don't feel you are ready or are unsure, may I recommend her book, "Spiritual Madness"?
I choose to buy more of Caroline's audiobooks and gain further growth from what she has to offer.
Listening to this audiobook for me, was like spending nine hours listening to Caroline Myss recall a long wet dream she once had about how clever and insightful she had become about every aspect of the human condition. I say this because what Caroline says is painfully simple, but I found myself being asked to travel through my chakras and talk to my archetypes before I could realise that I have the power of choice in my life. Oh my god! It says volumes to me that it was recorded in front of a studio audience. Ego plays a large part in this work, just as the overly complicated concepts seek to convince us Caroline has discovered something liberating. Let me save you the money and the time - she has not. Well not as far I could tell. Of course I may have to spend some time consulting my inner child and saboteur before being sure of this, but having a seventh chakra which is open to spiritual energy my sixth chakra is telling you.... this is drivel. Caroline seeks to ground the books relevance to the average reader in chapters on using the principles of energy anatomy to address financial, relationship and career issues and choices. She regales us with wit(less) tales of how a friend was in a relationship with her husband because of money, and thought her life had hit the skids when he died and she had to sell the house. But no!! This was a spiritual gift because her friend used her quilting skills to teach others how to quilt and in doing so met new people she never would have met while in the marriage, and used a hobby to generate income. Well who would have thought! A death makes someones life radically change and forces them to be resourceful. Blow me down with a feather. Caroline wants me to believe this occurred because the archetype of the prostitute had dominated her friends life, until the death made way for spiritual energy to talk to her and move her forward. If you think this is not arbitrary, buy this audiobook. Sigh....
I like this author but this particular book was too overwrought with psychobable about "your inner child" and "your inner prostitute".
I did get lots of good information and I am glad for what I did learn. I found the author scattered and all over the map at times, or maybe it was just me. I would listen and listen and not get what she was saying, then I would hear something helpful. I finally did abandon the book without finishing. It was just not worth the great effort to gleen such little information.
I originally got this co-author from a joint effort with Dr. Wayne Dyer. I love this type of subject matter and would consider her work at a later time.
I recommend You Can Heal Your Life - by Louise Hay. I also love Hale Dwoskin (Sedona Method) and many other self help authors.
I found this recording to be delightful and informative. It really made an impact on how I choose to live my life. Congrats to Caroline on a job well-done!
Anyone who has read Jung at all will find Myss's simplistic rendering of archetypes rather tedious. She is often too cynical to understand the depth of the human condition. She's as popular as MacDonald's and just about as substantive.
Living Life one day at a time. Closing the gap and deliberately looking for better feeling thoughts in order to co-create a better future!
I am amazed! Thanks Carolyne for this wonderful speech. I feel better about my life now because if I attracted this audiobook into my life, and all the wisdom it contains, this is just the beggining, and I am certain I am in the right track.
Blessing for you Ms. Myss. You are wonderful.
Caroline is a master of understanding the finite physics of how the Universe manifests itself into ones life and how to manage. Really enjoyed her knowledge, presentation, narration and approach.