5.0 out of 5 stars UPLIFTING – Blends Science, Spiritual, Practical, May 19, 2015
I first encountered Lisa Garr when she reached out to interview me about my Open Source Everything Manifesto, and I found her to be one of the most charming as well as versatile (beyond intelligent – open and creative) interviewers I have ever met. That secured my attention going into the future and now I follow her offerings with great interest.
This book could not be timelier as America the Beautiful – and tens of millions of families — enter a time of great stress and general dysfunction.
Although I have been reading in the Consciousness & Social IQ arena, where I have 300 books so-tagged, and I end this review with five other books that I recommend in addition to this one, I found this book to be a very uplifting and practical book, one I could draw from for immediate action.
It’s one of the best combinations I have read where first person experience, scientific findings and technology (for example EEG or electroencephalogram), and spiritual insights and practices have been brought together. It is also unusual for integrating direct references to many of the respected and even revered great souls and hearts and minds that the author has interviewed over time.
I do want to list just a very few of the many names that are integrated into this book to the point that it could be viewed as a quick once over of the best of the best integrated practices for whole body-mind-heart-soul health. They include EEG “top guns” Dr. Barry Sterman and Dr. Siegried Othmer with Dr. Susan Othmer and below just five of her published integrated sources:
Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life
Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon–Survival of Bodily Death
Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
You Are the Answer: Discovering and Fulfilling Your Soul’s Purpose
Being You, Changing the World
In short, for those familiar with this genre of books, I recommend Becoming Aware as a lovely capstone endeavor sure to satisfy, and for those new to the genre, this is a wonderful starting point for entry into what is becoming one of the most important literatures of our time.
I have many notes throughout the book and will not spoil the discovery process by putting them all here. The bottom line: this book articulates, in a most uplifting manner, how YOU are in charge of your mind, your heart, your feelings, your body, and your life. With this book in hand, all of those can be uplifted.
Five other books I have summarized in reviews here at Amazon, which complement Lisa Garr’s new book:
Gaia’s Dance: The Story of Earth & Us
Honeycomb Kids: Big Picture Parenting for a Changing World and to Change the World!
In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
Quantum Jumps: An Extraordinary Science of Happiness and Prosperity
As I put the book down, I could not help but reflect as how much I do not know about being a good human, being the best I can be. There are so many good practices that one could learn and apply, so many good practices that so many of us are utterly clueless about, I see this book as a major contribution, one accessible to “first timers” as well as those at various stages of their personal practice.
Best wishes to all,
Robert David STEELE Vivas
The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, & Trust