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Unfolding: The Perpetual Science of Your Soul's Work Paperback – March 12, 2002


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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: New World Library; 1st edition (March 12, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1577311930
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577311935
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #849,135 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...I found it refreshing to read a book that openly allows and encourages spirituality in everyday life." -- The New Times, Fall 2002

"...without jargon and woo-woo, we find wisdom and exercises to bring forth [unfolding] within ourselves." -- Marriage Magazine Sep./Oct. 2002

...Julia Mossbridge delivers a highly creative contribution to the field of self-improvement...The result is a deceptively straightforward book." -- Conscious Choice, April 2002

More About the Author

Julia Mossbridge is a cognitive neuroscientist who is learning how to sing. She has published multiple scientific papers and presented at national and international scientific meetings and has also published personal essays in the Institute for Noetic Sciences Review and the Hip Mama anthology. Dr. Mossbridge is a peer reviewer for Perception, Cognition, PLoS One, and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, she was awarded Highest Honors in Neuroscience from Oberlin College (1991), the Laura Ann Wilber Audiology Scholarshop (2004), the Oberlin Alumni Dissertation Fellowship (2004), the Young Investigator's Award by Women in Acoustics at the Acoustical Society of America (2007), two grants from the Bial Foundation (2008 and 2010) and most recently, she has been awarded a post-doctoral training fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (2011).

Julia lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her partner and son and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Northwestern University. This is the second edition of Unfolding, which is her first book. She can be reached at jmossbridge@gmail.com.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 18, 2002
Format: Paperback
Julia Mossbridge has written a beautiful, exceedingly helpful book. What I like most is her view of life and spiritual growth as an experiment. As she says in her intro, there's a reason it's not called "Your Soul's Work in 7 Easy Steps." We are always growing and changing - no one can hand us a prescription we can take to be "done" with our personal/spiritual growth.
Julia provides a road map of sorts, a way to approach an investigation into who we are, what we need, and what we have to offer others.
The author has a great knack for mixing the inspirational and the nitty-gritty. Throughout the book, she elevates the reader, then brings us back to earth with real-life tales of real-life people with real-life problems. For example, the first chapter is about the importance of being Who We Really Are. Her initial words inspired me to think about what this phrase means on a new level. But the exercises she offers here and in later chapters involve getting in touch with your body, trusting your physical reactions rather than just intellectualizing everything.
I found her explanation of seeking your purpose to again be refreshingly grounded in reality. She talks about the myth that your purpose must be "something remarkable and different from anything you've done before." and warns against "the Mother Theresa" urge. I also found her discussion of group interactions and group goals to be helpful, as this can be the trickiest aspect of self-growth - moving beyond our own needs to looking at how to interact with others to solve problems together.
Each chapter grows naturally from the one before, building on ideas and lessons. It is not a book to be skimmed, but to be used, as she recommends, in conjunction with your own notebook and scrapbook.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Sue Larson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 30, 2003
Format: Paperback
If you've ever felt like, "Some day, I'll know what I want to be when I grow up," and now you're beginning to wonder when (or if) that day will ever arrive, UNFOLDING is the book for you! Written by a spiritual scientist who believes in the wisdom of consciously working in collaboration with God, this excellent book provides you with tools you can use right now to find your best possible life path. When you learn the art of unfolding, you will remember how to be who you are, discover your purpose, develop your partnership with God, choose your soul's path, share your soul's gifts with others, and create healing in the world.
Julia Mossbridge is an award-winning neuroscientist who was inspired to become a life coach when she felt a need to find a more fulfilling life for herself. She knew that there was a lot of untapped potential inside of her, and when she set out to discover how to rebuild her life around who she really was, she was amazed at how much better that felt! UNFOLDING describes the process Mossbridge successfully teaches and uses to do the inner work required for living an outwardly successful life. Each section contains wonderful exercises that will help you see immediate results.
UNFOLDING is a friendly book that stimulates my imagination and delights my intellect, and I love it so much that I've been carrying it with me everywhere I go. I especially like the sections on "Creating Goal Communities," "Recognizing Splintered Paths," and the "Fear-Facing Practice." Another unexpected gem in this book is Mossbridge's amazingly clear explanation of how to integrate the seemingly opposite and unreconcilable philosophies of "Let Go, Let God," and "100 Percent Responsibility" when you create your partnership with God. For that section alone, this book is worth the purchase price!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jean W. Walbridge on March 10, 2002
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Julia Mossbridge is writing from a unique perspective: she is a scientist AND a spiritual philosopher. She uses the combination of disciplines and the dual viewpoint to offer a map of your unknown world, the world inside of you that is constantly unfolding if and as you allow it. This is a tour de force -- but it's the user's force (strength) that is "toured." It feels more accurate to me to refer to "users" than "readers" because this definitely is NOT a sit-back-and-put-your-feet-up volume. While I was getting a lot out of it at first just by reading, I couldn't not start to do some of the exercises in the first section, "Discover," then went on to deeper adventures in the "Master" section. I can't wait to find out in the third part how I'm going to "Share" all the new parts of myself I find Unfolding. Original, useful, enticing, delicious. Beautiful, too -- amazon doesn't show the latest cover, which is beautifully designed, as are the font and pages. I highly recommend it, to novice discoverers and past masters alike.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on April 10, 2002
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Everyone is different because everyone has a unique function and job to perform: that's the message of Unfolding, a guide which tells how to find one's own unique path and soul's work. Exercises and formulas for self-discovery provide a practical guide to applying personal growth to one's entire life.
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