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5.0 out of 5 starsA great roadmap for inner wholeness
Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2020
I identify with the author’s path towards self discovery, and am glad that he chose to share his experience as honestly as he did. I gain strength in knowing that I am not alone in recovering the parts of myself that remain trapped in the past (and in my body), and that truth and freedom are the greatest reward.
I liked the way it was presented as a story. There were, for me, draggy moments when I wanted to say, "just get on with it!" I couldn't quite figure out from the story how all these soul searching spa/seminar type trips were affordable with the description of dysfunction in the practical world...just a thought that kept jumping to my mind. There are nuggets in here of goodness and usefulness, and the use of language is interesting. Pointing out the basic idea of how we bypass things using various emotional burying techniques is something that spoke to me. There is a lot of deep soul searching here. Respect for your journey, Jeff. Your baring and sharing your soul is remarkable and inspiring.
5.0 out of 5 starsNo one writes like Jeff Brown about the kinds of trauma that some ...
Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2014
No one writes like Jeff Brown about the kinds of trauma that some of us have endured and the baggage we carry because of it. He tells it like it is and he talks about how it can be better. He is a word smith and has a way of saying things in different ways that it is bound to reach many different people in many different ways. I highly recommend this book to anyone desiring to heal from past trauma. You CAN become the person you really are when you learn to see things in a different way.
5.0 out of 5 starsA Real Log Jam Buster! This book will challenge you to open your heart and manifest your highest good!
Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2012
Jeff's book, "Soulshaping" is so deeply candid and real that he inspires us to be our most authentic selves. His work both challenged and coerced me out of a depression and malaise that had kept me stifled in a book project I had been only dabbling with for a decade. Even though I felt massive resonance and chi rushes throughout my body whenever I worked on that book (also here at Amazon and called "The Shouting Tree -- The Way of Redemption") I could not bring myself to be as candid and self revealing as completing the book required. But then Jeff showed me his own massive courage and vast heart and I knew what had to be done. His work is brilliantly compelling, authentic and loving, heart felt and awe inspiring. His use a metaphor delights and amuses while it provokes reflection and deep introspection. Soulshaping gives me great hope for the future of male - female relationships, indeed for ALL partnering relationships: that they will evolve to be the truly sacred unions they were always intended to be, each partner lifting the other to greater and greater integration with their own inner moral self and enCOURAGING us to reach our highest good. Soulshaping is a wakeup call and it certainly did its work on me and my life. Thank you Jeff Brown! You have restored and reinforced my faith in how deeply interconnected our hearts and minds and lives truly are. I consider my own work a ripple effect of your own splendid and tender bombshell dropped into the heart pool of our world. My love is upon you, dear Brother in consciousness raising and the revolution of Self revelation presently underway in our love hungry world.
After studying science, religion, and philosophy for more than 40 years, I have finally found a practical grounded approach to spirituality, a marriage between Eastern and Western consciousness that Jeff calls weastern consciousness, this is about ascending with both feet on the ground and living a full, meaningful, authentic life. Jeff Brown is showing us a way to live a spiritually grounded authentic life by sharing his journey with us, leading by example so that we can live our life's purpose here on earth. Others have shown us part of the picture, to love and forgive, and that pain and suffering are a result of not having our expectations and desires met, and Jeff with the paradigm shift of...this is as real as it gets and we are given this gift of life and this human body, a divine, finely turned instrument that if we listen and feel we are being guided from our inner spirit, the inner spirit that we all share. Jeff's journey hasn't been easy. He did suffer through a painful and tumultuous childhood. He became a brilliant criminal attorney and then the inner voice spoke to him, he resisted at first, and then explored psychology and bioenergetics, and still the voice, the voice he calls little Missy, kept speaking to him and finally he started writing the book Soulshaping, he was following his path, one that he had resisted for quite a while, he walked away from the financial security he would be having as an attorney and and a psychologist , both offering him financial security and prestige to follow his spirit voice. I am grateful to have found this book that has dramatically changed my life for the better, and for having the opportunity to meet Jeff Brown in person. He is real, wears no mask, plays no games. He is a wonderful, loving, honest, authentic, human being. We have an opportunity and an example set before us how to live an authentic, meaningful life. Let us wake up from our denial, our spiritual bypass, from our slumber to be here now. Thank you Jeff Brown.
I ordered this book because I love Jeff Browns facebook messages. I was delighted to find the book was as well written and challenging in terms of reflecting on life and how it unfolds. He shares how he wrestled between the career he trained for which would bring him everything the world says he needs i.e. money, success, prestige and a path that made no sense if viewed from that worldly perspective. I have wrestled in a similar way which is why this book spoke to me. There is far more to his words as he also describes the relationship we have with ourselves and how we like to pretend parts of us don't exist because we think they are not as important or likeable as other. This is a shortish book that goes deep and yet entertains. I found I'd read a section and then be compelled to put it down and reflect before reading on. Having said that I was also compelled to keep reading. I will read this again many times in my life. Its honest, open, warm, real and worth every penny.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Jeff writes so honestly about his path. The realness of his words touched me. The pains and pleasures of living on earth in this century affects us all. There is no airy fairy hippy type writings here. You see yourself in him with all the difficulties that face us. Great read.