Over the years, I’ve been asked numerous times if I was familiar with Caroline Myss’s work. Inevitably, when I said no, the speaker would tell me, “Oh, you should read her stuff. You would love it!”
Well, the Universe guided me to one of her books a few months ago, and then hid the other book I was reading until I picked up Anatomy of the Spirit and started reading. Then I remembered exactly where my other book was. But it was too late. I was hooked.
Caroline Myss is a medical intuitive, one who is very well-respected. She can “read” illness in a person’s body by scanning their energy field, and most often she can intuit the cause or the source of the dis-ease. She says that “Biography Becomes Biology,” meaning that our stories and how we interpret events that happen in our lives directly affect our physical health, or lack of health. Each of us has the ability to become aware of the source of the energetic leak that is causing the physical challenge, and change how we view events and ourselves in order to facilitate healing.
Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing is a unique look at the chakra system. I say unique because she relates the chakras to the Christian Sacraments and the Tree of Life of the Kabbalah, assigns each one a Sacred Truth and shares which areas of the body each one affects.
I really enjoyed her fresh and insightful blending of three major religious belief systems. She examines the symbolic meaning of each of the seven sets, and how they relate to our physical health. She also gives examples from her practice of people who came to her with a challenge in their lives, and how the symbolic meanings of each center of power led that person to growth and change. She also gives some examples of how refusing to change and raise awareness led that person to continue with their illness.
At the end of the book, she provides practical steps that anyone can take to increase their own awareness of their energy flow, and leaks. Examine each power centre in relation to the symbolic meanings that she has provided in the rest of the book, and ask powerful questions to shed light on the areas we may not want to be aware of.
I have added the Sacred Truths to my morning meditation – I ground, and then scan through my chakras, meditating on each of the Truths:
- All is One
- Honor One Another
- Honor Oneself
- Love is Divine Power
- Surrender Personal Will to Divine Will
- Seek Only the Truth
- Live in the Present Moment
I am finding I feel more energy, and I am not worrying quite as much as I used to. I recommend this book!