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First Rate Practical Wisdom on Love and Relationships
on May 3, 1999
Some of the most beautiful and powerful experiences I've had in my life have been through practicing exercises in this book.
The experience of "soul love" that Sanaya/Orin describes is for real and it is the single most incredible thing I have ever experienced. It is almost indescribable but I'll try anyway...
It was if my heart opened up and began to shine like the sun, first filling my chest then my body, then the whole room and as it did, I had the most wonderful and blissful feeling of love I've ever experienced. Many orders of magnitudes beyond what you feel for loved ones. It was so powerful it wiped out all thought... nothing else mattered. I was aware of time passing to a small degree but it didn't matter. Every breath, every beat of my heart was ecstasy, every moment was bliss. I realized and experienced that I *was* love and so was everyone else. I experienced all physical matter as being made up of love. In this way I saw that we and everything that exists are all connected and the saying that "We are all one" became an experiential reality to me. All life and physical matter is made up of the same stuff and we are all connected in this way- there was never a point where I ended and another object or person began. It was all an endless continuum of love/energy that showed up as physical objects or other people where concentrations of energy was higher... but there was never an "empty space" between myself and someone/something else. I was still aware of all of the suffering in the world but knew that from a higher perspective that it was all ok, it was all perfect. I was able to love all of the negativity and suffering as well as the good. The state probably lasted for about 20 mins and even as I could feel it fading and knew that it was coming to and end, I loved that too...
Nothing I experience in ordinary daily life compares to even the smallest degree. Once you have a taste of it you *know* first hand what mystics have been saying since the beginning of time... Love is the answer. Love is who we are.
This book covers so many topics which I feel are extremely important.
Among other things, it teaches how to transform and evolve negative emotions, how to deal with things that are blocking you (evolving subpersonalities), spiritual laws of relationships, soul contact and blending, soul linking, attracting soulmates, transmitting love, and joining and working with others as a group to radiate love to those in need. The method taught for working with chakras (energy centers in the body which are related to states of consciousness) is best I've ever seen or used (and I've tried lots). Although it was taught in a certain context (working with the solar plexus, heart, and crown chakras), the same method can be used to work with any chakra.
Although Sanaya's books are not known to the general population they are among the clearest, wisest, most lovingly written and most practical books I've ever read. She is one of my top 3 all time favorite authors. I enthusiastically recommend both this and all of her other books.