Books for Practical Enlightenment
Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying two really useful books from Sounds True. The Intimate Life adds a new dimension to human interaction. Through a series of exercises, the author Judith Blackstone, PhD, leads readers deeper into a relationship with themselves and others by bringing to awareness the fact that we resonate at various frequencies within ourselves and with each other. This book reflects what many intuitives like myself know to be part of the evolutionary process happening at this time. We are beginning to recognize in an experiential way that we are indeed energy, and that we interact with each other through vibrational frequencies. It’s one of the reasons that we sometimes meet people who look very familiar even though we’ve never actually met before. We’re vibrating on the same frequency, so there is a sense of recognition as a result.
If your desire is to understand better how your energy influences and affects people around you, then I highly recommend this book. It will change the way you experience yourself, and it will enhance your relationships with others, since many of the exercises are designed to be used with a partner.
The Intimate Life has inspired me to use these ideas during the beginning meditation in some of my yoga classes, so that we all vibrate on the same frequency at the start of the class, thus we truly get to feel the union that yoga engenders.
It’s standard practice in yoga to study the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, but The Path of the Yoga Sutras is the first version I have encountered that presents the Sutras with great clarity and using practical exercises to anchor the truths into one’s practice. Nicolai Bachman, also author of The Language of Yoga, offers an understanding of the yogic principles and the nature of suffering, and provides the remedies by clearly explaining the eight limbs of yoga along with personal practices and inner development. The book is designed to give the reader a comfortable comprehension of the Sutras through a path that deepens that awareness and creates motivation for its full expression in yoga. A refreshing, inspiring read.