Spiritual Path - coming home to your True Self

"We are transcendent Spiritual Beings who are part of the ONENESS that is the God-Force. We always have been and always will be. We are perfect in our Spiritual Essence. We are perfectly where we are supposed to be on our Spiritual Path. And from a human perspective we will never be able to do "human" perfectly - which is perfect.

We have been trying to do human perfect according to a false belief system in order to get Spiritual. It does not work. It's dysfunctional."


"We are not weak, sinful, shameful human creatures who have to somehow earn the right to become Spiritual.

We are Spiritual Beings having a human experience."


"We are NOT being punished for something some dude did in a Garden thousands of years ago!!!

We are NOT being punished because some angels tried a coup d'etat on some bearded male god."

Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls by Robert Burney

Welcome to Spiritual Path

This is a Doorway page of Joy to You & Me

The Web Site of Robert Burney. 

Robert Burney is a codependence therapist, Spiritual teacher, and the author of the Joyously inspirational book 

Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls.

Quotations and excerpts in maroon are from Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls by Robert Burney (Copyright 1995). The blue text in quotations are from columns & articles (Copyright 1996, 97, 98, 99) written by Mr. Burney. Blue text material that is not in quotes is from Robert's upcoming book Wounded Souls Dancing in the Light (Copyright 1998).There are several authors quoted in excerpts from The Dance of Wounded Souls, those are noted with copyright acknowledgment at the end of the page on which the quote appears.
Robert Burney, a "Counselor for Wounded Souls," is a non-clinical, non-traditional therapist - a healer, teacher, and spiritual guide whose private practice is based upon Twelve Step Recovery Principles and emotional energy release/grief process therapy.  His work is focused on the belief that we are Spiritual Beings having a human experience and that the key to healing is awakening to consciousness of our Spiritual connection.

On this "Spiritual Path" page you will find short summaries and links to some of the pages of the web site Joy2MeU that deal specifically with Spirituality. 

The work of Robert Burney is about Spiritual integration to achieve emotional balance and all of the pages have spiritual focus - these are just some of the more overtly spiritual/Metaphysical of these pages.


The belief system which the work of Robert Burney is based upon starts with the belief that the Truth of who we really are is:

Spiritual Beings having a human experience!

"I had to start trying to find a concept of a Higher Power who could Love me even though I was an imperfect human. If my Creator is judging me then who am I not to judge myself? On the other hand if the Goddess Loves me unconditionally then who am I not to Love myself? And if the God/Goddess/Great Spirit/Universal Force Truly Loves me then everything has to be happening for reasons that are ultimately Loving."

A Cosmic Perspective 

The Kinder, Gentler Way to relate to self.

"Everything is unfolding perfectly from a Cosmic Perspective! There are no accidents, no coincidences, no mistakes! You are perfectly where you are supposed to be on your Path. You always have been and always will be!

The God-Force is powerful enough to get us to where we are supposed to be with or without our help! We do not have the power to screw up the Great Spirits plan."

"We are now, not just healing our wounds from this lifetime, we are doing Karmic settlement - on a massive scale, at a very accelerated rate."

Twelve Step Recovery 

The Principles & tools of the program
Powerlessness & Empowerment

"The Twelve Step Recovery process is so successful because it provides a formula for integrating different levels. It is by recognizing that we are powerless to control our life experiences out of ego-self that we can access the power out of True Self, Spiritual Self.  By surrendering the illusion of ego control we can reconnect with our Higher Selves." 

"My Spiritual Self is the part of me that knows that I am a Spiritual Being who is related to everyone and everything - that we are all ONE. Through my Spiritual Self I have access to all the power in the Universe."

The New Age 

Molecular Biology - The Hundredth Monkey - 
energy fields of consciousness 

"The conditions on the planet have changed! That is the Joyous news that I have to share with you. The dance is changing. Since before the dawn of recorded history, the dance of life for humans has been primarily one of survival, of endurance, of suffering. 

We have now entered a very special time in human history. An Age of Healing and Joy has dawned in human consciousness on this planet. We now have tools, knowledge, and most importantly, clearer access to healing energy and Spiritual guidance than has ever before been available in recorded human history on this planet."

Jesus & Christ Consciousness

"This Master Teacher was known as Jesus the Christ. The man Jesus was a perfect child of the Goddess and God energy - just as we all are perfect children of the God-Force! 

This messenger added the most powerful ingredient to the process. He brought us our secret weapon. He taught Love. He carried the message of a Loving God."

"The term "old-soul" refers to the stage of consciousness evolution an individual has attained by this lifetime - it does not mean better than, or farther along than, those who do not have to do the healing. There is no hierarchy in the Truth of a Loving Great Spirit."

Old Souls & Karma

All old souls are now doing accelerated Karmic settlement in this New Age. 
Our mission to integrate Spirituality into our interactions. 
It is easy to feel Spiritual in relationship with nature.
It is relating to other humans that is messy.

"The conditions on the planet have changed! As long as the planet's energy field of Collective Human Emotional Consciousness was reversed, the process of growing towards the Light attracted the dark. 

That is not going to happen this time. The planet's energy field of consciousness is now positively aligned with Truth. Growing towards the Light now attracts more Light."

Spring & Nurturing 

This is a column by Robert Burney

"The good news is that a New Age has dawned in human consciousness and that we now have tools, knowledge, and access to healing energy and Spiritual guidance that has never before been available. We are discovering the rules of the game that we have been playing for thousands of years by rules that don't work."

"We are part of/an extension of an ALL-Powerful, Unconditionally Loving God-Force/Goddess Energy/Great Spirit, and we are here on Earth going to boarding school not condemned to prison. The sooner that we can start awakening to that Truth, the sooner we can start treating ourselves in more nurturing, Loving ways." 

"The more we understand that it is a game, that this is just boarding school, the easier it becomes to nurture ourselves by not shaming and judging ourselves. 

We are going to get to go home. 

We don't have to earn it - that's what Unconditional Love means."


"Life is not some kind of test, that if we fail, we will be punished. We are not human creatures who are being punished by an avenging god. We are not trapped in some kind of tragic place out of which we have to earn our way by doing the "right" things.

We are Spiritual Beings having a human experience. 

We are here to learn. 

We are here to go through this process that is life. 

We are here to feel these feelings."

Quotations in maroon are from Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls by Robert Burney (Copyright 1995).
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