- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Findhorn Press (March 17, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844096610
- ISBN-13: 978-1844096619
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,904,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Embracing the Power of Truth: Tools for Liberating Your Heart Paperback – March 17, 2015
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The power of truth will liberate your heart from everything you have been afraid of.
The candidly inspiring personal accounts shared by Shavasti will not only inspire you, but also offer you a doorway into simple but powerful truths that may have been eluding you. After years of working as a healer and author, Shavasti suddenly finds himself with a gun to his head during a harrowing armed robbery experience. This book will take you on a very intimate journey with him as he discovers all of the pitfalls, illusions and delusions we can easily become trapped in on a path of personal and spiritual development. He welcomes you to this journey of awakening. In part biographical, this latest work by Shavasti is filled with profound teachings and a level of candor that will invite you to meet yourself with both authenticity and compassion aiding the longed -for awakening of your very own heart.
His moving, and sometimes challenging, words will help you bridge the gap
between where you are now, possibly after many years of searching, to get more
than just a glimpse of what many enlightened teachers have already shared.
Shavasti has had many non-induced glimpses of the eternal, some of these
experiences lasting for hours or days at a time, and what he shares with you is
all that he absolutely knows to be true through his experiences as a healer, meditator and explorer of consciousness as layers upon layer of defenses fell away to reveal an ever-awakening heart. Through his words, you will begin to remember that, above all things, you seek the peace that an awakened heart offers and that you long for the freedom to love as children do. You are welcomed to this journey of awakening that is devoid of masks and pretenses, a journey that offers you the simple key to discovering that which is as close as your own heart.
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Shavasti’s book does something not many spiritual books do – it relays the truth about what it takes to achieve freedom and connection with the source of our Being. No sugar-coating. No spiritual bypass. He took a risk doing this since despite what most of us say we want in the way of ‘enlightenment’, what we actually want is escape from our pain and support for our illusions and delusions both spiritual and material. If you wish to keep on playing at spirituality and hoping that a Mommy and/or Daddy projection of the Divine is going to save you without going fully into all the shame, anger and feelings of worthlessness that we hold in our body and psyche, then there are shelves and shelves of that kind of thing available for purchase. But if what you want is to bring up your process - those emotions and concepts which are holding you from experiencing your own true nature in a way that helps to clear that energy – then this will not disappoint. It is only through entering into our embodied feelings of shame, anger and worthlessness – our wounding - that we are able to go through to the truth of who we are, to feel our innate worthiness.
There are so many wonderful passages in this volume which help to bring our attention to the truth of our situation and into the present moment, but one of my favorites is “…we can only heal that which happened, we cannot heal that which should not have happened (p. 92, paperback edition).” How much of our time and effort is spent bemoaning ‘what should have been’ over ‘what is?’ Every moment we reach a turning point where “each of us has denied the truth of who we are in order to feed the fear that somehow we need another to approve of us more than we need to love ourselves (p. 158, paperback edition).” So elegantly simple and yet, so powerful if we are able to take it in. Are we ready to face these inner betrayals of our own true nature? If so, Shavasti is a grounded and compassionate guide to the depths of our deepest longing, pain and confusion, and through to the magnificent truth of our own Being.
What is very comforting about reading this book is that there is no judgement around anything whatsoever be it hatred for someone dear, wanting revenge, not knowing or any 'wrong' doing . The paragraph "One of the greatest freedoms we can experience comes from having a healthy relationship to being wrong....wrongness about something , an action or idea, does not equate to our badness" was very liberating for me. Cultural and professional expectations never allowed this. It was a relief to know that I do not have to be 'The Good Girl who does everything correctly' anymore!
This book has very clearly pointed out the traps of getting into spirituality. It was eye-opening that wanting to think positive could become a form of abuse for me and those around me. I have been challenging every image I had around being myself. This has helped me be more spontaneous, honest and joyful than ever before. It has initiated the idea of acceptance of 'What is' rather than my usual habit of chasing 'What should be' before transformation can happen.
I have felt the worthlessness, guilt, shame and fear of not being good enough that he talks about, while working with him. After reading this book I realised that these feelings have nothing to do with what another person did to me, but they really arise out of my separation from Self. It helped me to stop blaming people and own my feelings. The book has given me the courage to address the absolute truth, not fearing the consequences. It was also important to find out that it is safe to feel the uncomfortable feelings.
Any person who wishes to explore the layers of the heart, not understand but rather feel, not analyse but surrender to the longing to love freely, this book is your new Sacred Text!
i would not place shavasti on teh same level as a few widely known autors like Tolle or Almaas because Shavast doesn't really want to be a writer asi see it, he is a storyteller who wants to have his story to be read
And what a story it is! in my opinion he dears to address subjects that other writers ususally avoid.
the way he looks at the way spiriuality is often used to show off to others and is used as a new form of reliigion along with the discriminationof non believers is very clear
I would hesitate to recomend this book to beginners on the path of selfdiscovery because it expects at least a basic understanding of transpersonal psychology , but actually i would recommend it to everybody because it can give you a really clear and usefull insight in who we realy are