Live in Spirit, Love Your Life, a Book Review
Live in Spirit, Love Your Life by Judy Vitale, published in 2016, is a very nice read, beginning with a “workbook” section, with 12 important questions geared to help the reader to identify his/her passion. Vitale just completed the Transpersonal Coaching class that I also recently completed, and I really appreciate how she has formatted this book to be a guide for one working on their Life Path.
Vitale writes of the Inner Self and the Outer Self, all working towards the harmony of the Ultra Self, which she describes as the voice of “your inner knowing, your higher power, the part of you that is deeply connected to the divine source in the of all creation”. (Vitale, p. 11) She calls the book a “working model for gaining access to your Ultra Self” and the following chapters are set up to address that journey.
Chapter 1, Passion, is designed with 12 questions to help the reader identify and become more aligned with the passions of one’s life, with the reader encouraged to journal the answers, using those answers to move into the next chapter, Purpose, with 12 more questions, with the warning, “ Going deep inside yourself to determine if what you do makes a difference in the world can possibly motivate you to change, so that you can find ways to make a living doing the things you love, and creating magic for those around you.” (Vitale, p.37) She cautions that all assessments must be of utmost honesty, listening to yourself very closely.
Chapter 3 is Alignment, with 12 guides to align passion with purpose. This chapter also encourages keeping a dream journal, to help identify some of the things held in the secret recesses of our mind. She also encourages journaling after meditation, as well as journaling at the end of the day.
Chapter 4 has 12 directions to guide the Body into closer alignment, focusing on physical self-care. Chapter 5, The Brain, continues with 12 steps to move the person into further acceptance from “the voice of wisdom inside you, the Ultra Self.” Chapter 6, The Heart, again has 12 steps to help further move one into alignment from the heart area. “When your heart is fully open and your Ultra Self is in charge of helping you to learn how to recognize and cherish love, you will give love freely, without keeping score or expecting anything in particular in return.” (Vitale, p. 128) Many of the steps include meditation, therapy, transpersonal coaching, but many steps can he initiated without consulting anyone else.
Chapter 7 is Soul, again with 12 steps to move toward Enlightenment and Cosmic Union, as a person moves closer to understanding the part he/she has in the Universe. The final chapter in the book, Onward and Upward, further brings together the melding of the Inner Self, the Outer Self, moving toward the letting go and allowing the Ultra Self to “put it all together and fulfill your life’s purpose”. (Vitale, p. 147). Vitale urges awareness, focus, being present, and using our inner power as we identify and heal the things from the past to move forward.
This book is simply and clearly written, with many instructions easily incorporated, and one can readily use the assignments and guides to move forward and become the best person, achieving greater alignment and doing all things in love.
Vitale, Judi. (2016). Live in spirit, love your life. Judi Vitale, self-publish.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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- Deb England began working part-time for Wholeness Healing Center in September 2004 and began full-time in May 2005. Deb practices primarily in the Broken Bow office and one day a week in the Grand Island office. Previously she had completed her practicum and internship at Morning Star Alliance, working in the Broken Bow and Grand Island offices.
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