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Defy Gravity

Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason
Narrated by: Caroline Myss
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
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New York Times best-selling author Caroline Myss draws from her years as a medical intuitive to show that healing is not only physical, it is also a mystical phenomenon that transcends reason.

Inspired by ordinary people who overcame a wide array of physical and psychological ailments - from rheumatoid arthritis to cancer - Caroline dove into the works of the great mystics to gain a deeper understanding of healing's spiritual underpinnings. Based on these studies, she demonstrates how conventional and holistic medicine often fall short in times of need. Both systems rely upon a logical approach to curing illness when there is nothing reasonable about the emotional, psychological, or spiritual influences behind any ailment.

Integral to this mystical healing approach is the engagement of the soul, which we experience through exploring our seven shadow passions, building an empowered inner self around our seven inherent graces, and learning how to work with the mystical laws that govern it.

This knowledge holds the key to understanding what it means to defy gravity and break through the boundaries of ordinary thought.

You can heal any illness. You can channel grace. And you can learn to live fearlessly.

©2009 Hay House, Inc. (P)2009 Hay House, Inc.

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  • Ruth
  • HANOVER, MD, United States
  • 09-26-10

Defy Gravity

I have read this book twice. Listening to it has allowed me to step back and absorb the in depth views Myss' so eloquently teaches.

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Our shadows and graces: healing beyond reason

What made the experience of listening to Defy Gravity the most enjoyable?

In this wonderful audiobook, Caroline Myss explains Teresa D'Avila's concept of the human shadows and divine graces. Our shadows will appear and tempt us, no matter what, for the rest of our lives, in every area of our lives. We will need to accept them and own them. And then, she guides us through the divine graces, the powers that can lift us above gravity and transcend the shadows, manifesting our highest reality.
Wonderfully explained, this audiobook will be a companion of many years, maybe the rest of my life. I will listen to it over and over again, to fully understand all the complexity and beauty underneath the Truth it reveals.

What did you like best about this story?

Caroline Myss' insights about how Grace appears in our lives.

What does Caroline Myss bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The way to communicate the contents: how she addresses us, how she gives power to the most important parts, the tone of her voice and the pauses whenever we should ponder and reflect.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

How shadow operates. How to invoke the seven graces through prayer.

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Wonderful investment

So far I've listened twice. Third time with a notebook handy for writing down my own thoughts in growth. Caroline Myss touches something deep inside me. She's a great teacher (for me). I like her passion, her expressions and how she seems to take me right along with her (as though we're holding hands). I feel like I'm in a classroom and I'm her student. She reminds me of a nun (yes, I went to Catholic school for three years). Religion was the only thing I got A's in or found of interest. God was, after all, a supreme being that made all things! Today, at 67 years old, I've come "full circle" to this spot and this time I have freedom to grow as I wish. Coming across such a uniquely great teacher is a gift. Highly recommend this book.

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This is very worthwhile

If you could sum up Defy Gravity in three words, what would they be?

illuminating, clarity, essential knowledge

What was one of the most memorable moments of Defy Gravity?

You have quite a few 'a-ha' moments

Which scene was your favorite?

I love it all- each time you listen, there will be a sentence that all of a sudden will resonate and it will feel like you finally understand or have heard it for the first time.

What did you learn from Defy Gravity that you would use in your daily life?

the essence of our power is our soul, this work illuminates aspects of our soul as well as of historical world events which have contributed to current evolution in consciousness and existence.

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  • Lilia
  • Aiken, Sc, United States
  • 10-17-12

Good listen

We always want to know the answer to all WHY questions, she does a good job telling us that we will never really know why God does things. Her voice is awesome really motherly and educated, her warmth comes true and sincere.

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The best spiritual teacher ever

I enjoy the spiritual tool kit offered by this author. I have read several of her books and will continue to read them over and over. I always find new information each time I re read her books.

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  • Jes
  • Hobart, IN, United States
  • 06-14-19

It is really hard to review this author

Here is a collection of talks Caroline gave over time. I listened to them and I listened to them again. Each time I gain more and more insight. One time you will do the same where the knowledge will cause a little shift. Then the next time it will shift even more. Then you can read her series Entering the Castle which will take you to a whole new level! After years of listening to Caroline's work I will say I understand more! I get why we need to do all the inner work which I will admit I didn't want to do. It will lead you to grace. You will forgive, release and love. You find yourself (if it can be put that way) moving beyond so many things. When people ask me about me, I find it hard to answer this question in a way they can understand. If you don't speak wounds, TV, background most people are lost. I recommend this book and her work on healing yourself if you are starting the inner work. It will set the right tone for your work.

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Amazing Grace

This book once again set me on the path to life anew. I have read the book in paper format several times in the past but hearing Ms. Myss’ narration and commentary touched my heart. Thank you for this blessing.

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Great teachings

LOVED it. Had a different meaning to life and things happening to us. Thank you

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Wish there had been more

In terms of performance, I felt like she was yelling or reprimanding at times when she was narrating, especially at the beginning. She was making good points but could have done it without making the listener feel like they are being scolded.

In terms of content, I was expecting more. I was disappointed that the seven shadows and graces were not gone over in more depth. For a six hour program, it seemed like maybe only two hours were given to them.

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  • Steve Rudd
  • 03-11-19

Brilliant

If you want to heal, read it! Listening can transform your whole viewpoint and elevate you to a higher perspective of your illness and life path

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  • H. brun
  • 12-23-12

to the point

As Always, Caroline Myss wisdom is a bliss to listen to. The good thing is that it can be listened to again and again, always giving new insights depending on where you are in life at the moment. It is always something new to learn as it is loaded with insights.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-02-18

definitely a Fave!!

Caroline Myss in fine form talking pure truth! Defy gravity really provokes you to see you shadows while providing the path of finding Grace