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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

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Do You Have Character?


How often do thoughts - or words - of criticism of another or a situation come to you? How often do you find yourself condemning someone or something, whether only in your mind, or also with your words? Perhaps you complain readily about people or situations and perhaps you judge hastily.

Try this: just for one day, carry a notebook with you and every time you criticize, condemn, complain, or judge - either with thoughts or words - something that is occurring in your day, make a bullet point in that notebook. You don't even have to write down what is was specifically that happened, or what your thoughts or words were - just make a bullet that says, for example:
  • wife (hmm, I wonder what you were thinking about her)
  • weather (not nice)
  • gym (because you found yourself noting that once again they were less friendly than they could be), but you only write the word gym - it's enough for you to know what it's about
  • lobby (because the door to get in was slightly stuck - again)
  • laboratory (they failed to send your results on time, so you had to call them for the third time)
  • colleague (how can he/she be so stupid and not understand that that is not the way to do it!)
You get the idea.

This is not so that you feel badly about yourself, but so that you begin to see how often you participate in such thinking or saying. Just for a moment consider how this affects your energetic frequency. Without having this relatively clear in your mind thanks to these bullets, you may think you scarely ever do it. Once you have recognized that this is in fact, part of your daily routine, you can begin to change it. 

Using attention (awareness of it), and intention (taking responsibility for how often you indulge in it), and realizing you always have a choice in each and every situation in which you typically find yourself doing any of these things, you can begin to do it less. A bit every day, until you find that although you may continue to do it, it happens far less regularly, and perhaps only very occasionally.

What will happen? You will simply be a person of a much better character. As Dale Carnegie said: any fool can criticize, condemn and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.

Not only will you be a person of a much better character, but you will be a bright beacon in the lives of all those people with whom you come into contact. Their lives may begin to shine more thanks to this contact, and then they, in turn, will have a similar effect on others. It's a bit like multi-level marketing: each person whose life you touch, and whose life in turn touches that of another, will allow this possibility of brighter lights to grow exponentially. And so you - and I - and he and she - can change the world.

Also see my new website: www.gabriellakortsch.com where you may read quotations or download excerpts from any of my books.   

Books by Dr. Gabriella Kortsch:
 
Rewiring the Soul

Click here to download the first chapter.
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 (among others) of: Ecstasy is a New Frequency

“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 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 


My new book: The Power of Your Heart: Loving the Self, is just out. Click here to download an excerpt. 
Here is a paragraph 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.


Note: If you are wondering why this blog is now only appearing on alternate days (excluding Sat/Sun), it is because I also post on my other blog on the others days. That other blog is Rewiring the Soul so named for my first book. Click here to visit the blog and/or to sign up for the feed.

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