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"All humans seek the illusive touch of another's Soul, which opens us to the sense of belonging to something bigger than the self. Dr. Kortsch has given us the true "tao" of relationship in this brilliant exploration of emotional tapestry. We will be grateful for this illumination of spiritual partnership for generations to come." Chris Griscom, Spiritual Leader, Author

"Eloquent and comprehensive, showing how your primary love relationship may be a sacred vessel that transports you and your partner to a place of mutual healing and expansion." Robert Schwartz, Author: Your Soul's Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born

"The Tao of Spiritual Partnership is a unique blend of wit and wisdom; Dr. Kortsch encourages us to take responsibility for our relationships, while recognizing and seizing the opportunities for our own personal spiritual growth." William Buhlman, Author of Adventures Beyond the Body

Monday, October 14, 2013

Looking For Peace


How we find peace in everyday activities and occasional moments may well determine the state of our physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual health. Study after study shows that a lack of inner peace and well-being is detrimental to our health and longevity, as well as to the quality of our lives, and therefore, I believe that - very particularly - self-generated peace may make all the difference in how we live our lives.

Self-generated peace means that I am able to find it myself. I don't need to go to a special course or class, I don't need to join others in any kind of activity at all, although of course, joining others, or going to a class of some kind may also be most helpful.

But the self-generated kind of peace means i can have it whenever I choose, no matter where I am. And although I risk beginning to sound like a broken record, here I come again with several simple techniques that allow you to access such peace:
  1. You know that when your mind is not plagued by unwitting and unbidden thoughts, when your mind is not anchored in pain of the past or worry about the future, you feel much better. This typically happens when you are in the present, the now which means that your entire mind and heart and spirit is focused on what is, rather than on what was or what might be. Bringing about such moments, where thoughts are turned off and past and present recede to where they belong: out of your mind, is not as hard as it might first seem.
  2. An anchor of sorts must be created for the present. Many authors have written about his since time immemorial, and certainly, meditation is one of the most popular ways of doing this.
  3. But there are other ways that can be implemented at any time and in any situation for nano-seconds of time.
  4. In order for those nano-seconds of conscious 'anchoring' to be of use to you, there must also have already been a practice of something that will make those nano-seconds respond to neural pathways already set up by you.
  5. So you can start a daily mindfulness walking practice. Simply walk 15 minutes each day alone, with no human or animal company. Focus on beauty, gratitude, and peace over and over again during those 15 minutes. Follow the instructions offered in A Daily 15-Minute Relaxation
  6. the nano-seconds you can use once these neural pathways have been set up for, let's say a minimum of three weeks, can be at any time when you experience stress or any non-peace moment. You use your connection to beauty, and you use your connection to gratitude and to that small inner sensation of peace you have begun to notice during your walks, to bring you to that same inner state simply by looking at something beautiful in your surroundings, focusing on it for a brief second, feeling the gratitude and noticing the peace, and you can go right back to whatever you absented yourself (in the inner state) for that brief nano-second and notice that you are now able to deal with it from a place of greater inner peace and well-being.

Books by Dr. Gabriella Kortsch

Rewiring the Soul

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To see the Table of Contents click here

Reviews From the Back Cover:

"The masterwork of a profoundly gifted healer of the soul. Dazzling, challenging, wondrously useful." Peggy Rubin, Director, Center for Sacred Theatre, Ashland, Oregon; author: To Be and How To Be, Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre

"Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I've ever read. Not esoteric but real-world & practical. The implications are profound." Peter Shepherd; Founder Trans4mind.com; author: Daring To Be Yourself 

"The human being's directory to the soul. A breakthrough for those seeking practical assistance, those of a more mystical bent & every soul awaiting discovery." Toni Petrinovich, Ph.D.; author: The Call: Awakening the Angelic Human

The Tao of Spiritual Partnership

To download the first chapter, click here
To see the Table of Contents click here

Praise for The Tao of Spiritual Partnership

“All humans seek the illusive touch of another's Soul, which opens us to the sense of belonging to something bigger than the self. Dr. Kortsch has given us the true "tao" of relationship in this brilliant exploration of emotional tapestry. We will be grateful for this illumination of spiritual partnership for generations to come."
Chris Griscom: Spiritual Leader, Author

“Eloquently and comprehensive, showing how your primary love relationship may be a sacred vessel that transports you and your partner to a place of mutual healing and expansion.” 

Robert Schwartz: Author of Your Soul’s Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born 


The Power of Your Heart: Loving the Self (coming October 2013)


My new book: The Power of Your Heart: Loving the Self, is due out later this year. Here is a brief excerpt from the Introduction:

It is your right to live a life of love. It is your right to understand that loving yourself first is not a selfish way of behavior, but one that allows you to live that life of love. However, it's highly probable that you never got the instruction manual explaining exactly how to accomplish this. Possibly your family - and it may have been a loving family - considered loving the self an act of selfishness. Or perhaps the members of your family simply didn't practice loving the self, and of course, what you didn't see - what was not shown to you - while you were growing up, meant that you just didn't learn how to apply it to yourself. The closer you are able to move towards loving yourself, the closer you will be to living a life of love - quite independently of whether you are in a love relationship or not. A life of love can be lived with or without a partnership, because a life of love implies that you know that it all begins with you by loving the self. The more clearly you understand how to love yourself, the more clearly you will see that it is very hard - if not impossible - to love others in ways that are unrelated to fulfilling any of your needs. Loving yourself first is - for so many of us - one of the hardest things we will ever learn how to do. But know this: the benefits affect you in every particle of your being - body, mind, and soul - and are greater than you will ever be able to imagine.

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