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Shift into Freedom

By: Loch Kelly,Adyashanti - foreword
Narrated by: Loch Kelly
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Teachings and meditations to "shift" into the freedom of awakening.

It is possible to access the same sense of well-being, clarity, inner freedom, and loving connection realized by the world's meditation masters. We can do this by shifting our awareness in the midst of our daily lives. Shift into Freedom is an unabridged audiobook presentation of innovative teacher Loch Kelly's training manual for actively participating in the evolution of your own consciousness.

Synthesizing insights from neuroscience and psychology with wisdom from the world's contemplative traditions, Shift into Freedom offers an accessible and remarkably powerful series of meditations that lead us to a little-known natural capacity called "awake awareness". Through an unfolding process of "small glimpses, many times", these exercises shift us from a thought-based knowing to an awareness-based way of operating in the world.

With continued practice, we learn to "unhook" from our customary home in our ego-based identity - and then sustain an embodied presence and relatedness known as "open-hearted awareness". Loch Kelly teaches that this is "the meeting place of awakening and growing up, where we have the capacity to handle a fully emotional, intimate life and act with authenticity and compassion."

"The goal of these meditations is not to transcend the human condition," explains Loch Kelly, "but to discover how to live a fully intimate human life." Shift into Freedom gives you the tools to navigate your life with clarity and unconditional love.

©2015 Loch Kelly (P)2017 Sounds True

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Awesome!

Awesome! A wonderful overview of the process of awakening. Plus how to experiment step by step. This book bridges a missing link in the contemporary pedagogy of awakening.

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Like a fuzzy LASER doing loop de loops: 5 stars!

This book was great & weird & totally illuminating while being confusing: a fuzzy laser beam doing loop de loops. He seemed to use terms of his own creation before ever defining them. He moved quickly through what I'm sure is his clear vision of how these are related. Then this would be followed by dismantling/revealing the lie of the ego with a flick of the wrist. I look forward to absorbing this content on a loop until it is as clear as it apparently is to Loch. This was exactly what I needed.

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Impactful

If you are at all interested in this kind of thing, the concepts and practices presented here are indispensable. Really.

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Very good non duality book

Very practical and very clear. I love it
I highly recommend it to my friends.

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Take the chance to embody this book, merge mind and soul.

The book was a fantastic precursor before his workshop in Berkeley. It’s really great to practice this in a group with others. I highly recommend all therapists and counselors even caregivers to really take the time to dive into this practice and allow yourself to integrate this into your daily life.

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The right thing at the right time

A truly fascinating book. Full disclosure, I have read the whole thing in a couple days and have only done the exercises 3-4x so far, so I can't give a full report of how well the techniques work long term. Still, the material in this book is exactly what I need in my life at this moment, and I think a lot of people will experience it the same way. I have done a lot of CBT psychotherapy for years and made a lot of progress, but recently I'm having what I just describe to people as an "early midlife crisis", where I feel like all my thoughts and behaviors are more or less in line, my life circumstances are not perfect but are objectively good enough, but I have the constant pervasive feeling that life is fundamentally unfulfilling and meaningless, and none of the cognitive techniques that have worked on past depression or anxiety can touch it.

I have never liked "touchy feely" psychological/spiritual schools of thought, which is why I've had so much success with very matter-of-fact CBT strategies, so I held off on reading this book for a long time as I expected a bunch of new age mumbo jumbo. And it's definitely there, of course, but Loch does an exceptional job of keeping it to a minimum. He goes into great detail to break down big obscure concepts like "Consciousness" and "non-duality" and "mindfulness" and communicate them in ways that don't make people like me roll our eyes and walk away.

The "glimpse" meditations are also a total game changer for me. Like most people, I've tried meditating many times before and always fallen off after a few sessions because it was just painfully boring and frustrating, and all the supposed benefits were all supposed to take WEEKS to kick in. With these glimpses, I tried the first 3 techniques just listening along to the audiobook WHILE DRIVING, not closing my eyes or anything, and I immediately felt like I GOT IT! I actually FELT the mumbo jumbo he was talking about, with no "oh, you just need to suffer for 30 minutes a day for 3 weeks and then maybe you'll see a difference". As advertised, it just lasted for a few seconds and then I had to change lanes, but now I'm EXCITED to meditate again, and I feel a sense of hope that I would never have imagined.

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Excellent

The narrator was excellent. The glimpse practices are easy to follow and the explanation is straight forward. There is a shift in perspective when you really listen to this book.

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Great practice book on awakening

One of the most practical books on mindfulness and awareness practices. Loch takes wisdom and techniques from ancient traditions and presents them in a simple modern approach that anyone can understand. Awakening for everyone.

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Word Salad...

I'm sure this book makes sense to the author. but not to the listener.

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Helpful words for the wordless

I’ve been meditating for more then a decade and I really appreciate Lochs ability to give words, phrases, and practical exercises to mindfulness experiences that are usually beyond words.

I’m grateful for the accessibility of these books and glimpse exercises!

It’s an exceptional book series for beginners or advanced meditation and mindfulness practitioners.

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