"In order to start be-ing in the moment in a healthy, age-appropriate way it is necessary to heal our "inner child." The inner child we need to heal is actually our "inner children" who have been running our lives because we have been unconsciously reacting to life out of the emotional wounds and attitudes, the old tapes, of our childhoods."
"Codependence deals with the core issues of the human dilemma. Codependence has grown out of the cause from which all symptoms arise. That cause is Spiritual dis-ease: not being at ease, at one with Spiritual Self."
"We are not sinful, shameful human creatures who have to somehow earn Spirituality. We are Spiritual Beings having a human experience."
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"It is necessary to own and honor the child who we were in order to Love the person we are. And the only way to do that is to own that child's experiences, honor that child's feelings, and release the emotional grief energy that we are still carrying around."
(Quotations in this color are from - Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls - by Robert Burney)
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" . . innovative and inspiring, and may just be the answer for so many seeking spiritual guidance."
"Why isn't this book on the bestseller list? I think it certainly will be someday. You have incorporated many concepts of Truth into one beautiful, soul touching, and integrated piece of genius."
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|Spiritual Teacher and Codependency Therapist
Robert Burney, whose work has been compared to John Bradshaw's
"except much more spiritual" and described as "taking
inner child healing to a new level," has developed innovative,
powerful techniques and tools for emotional healing and Spiritual
Robert, whose process is firmly grounded on Twelve Step Recovery Principles, specializes in teaching individuals how to become empowered by having internal boundaries so they can learn to relax and enjoy life while healing.
His belief is that we are Spiritual Beings having a human experience and that the key to enjoying life is awakening to consciousness of our True Spiritual Nature and then integrating that Loving Truth into our relationships with self and with life.
In his book Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls "A Cosmic Perspective on Codependence and the Human Condition" he postulates that Codependency (i.e. outer or external dependence) is The Human Condition and that we have now entered a new Age of Healing and Joy in which it is possible to heal the planet through healing our relationships with our selves.
"Codependency is about having a dysfunctional relationship with self! With our own bodies, minds, emotions, and spirits. With our own gender and sexuality. With being human. Because we have dysfunctional relationships internally, we have dysfunctional relationships externally.
We do not have the power to change others - we do have the power to change our relationship with self by healing our codependency/wounded souls, and tuning into Higher Self. We can access the capacity to accept, embrace, forgive, have compassion for, and set boundaries with, all parts of self. By learning to Love our self, we will gain the capacity to Truly Love our neighbor .
Changing our relationship with life can transform
life into an exciting adventure. Changing our relationship
with self will change the world." ~
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Romantic Relationships ~ The Greatest Arena
for Spiritual & Emotional Growth
Codependent Dysfunctional Relationship Dynamics
& Healthy Relationship Behavior.
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Book 1 of The Dance of the Wounded Souls Trilogy
"Once upon a time, in a place where there is no time, in a place where there is no place, God was alone."
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