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“Essential lessons cannot be avoided. Callings don’t go away. When we turn away from our lessons, when we ignore our truth-aches, the universe jumps into action, orchestrating our return—a symphony of self-creation dedicated to our unique expansion. This is the nature of karmic gravity—we are returned back to our path until we fully walk it. Return to sender, address now known…”
“I am not interested in enlightenment if it means detachment from the emotional body, the earth plane, the challenges of being human. I am interested in Enrealment, because it means that my most spiritual moments are inclusive, arising right in the heart of all that is human: joy and sorrow, shopping list and unity consciousness, fresh mangoes and stale bread. Enrealment is about living in all aspects of reality simultaneously rather than only those realms that feel the most comfortable. We are not just the light, or the mind, or the emptiness, or perpetual positivity. We are the everything. It’s ALL God, even the dust that falls off my awakening heart.”
“You are beautifully enough. Your stories of ‘not good enough’ are fictional novels written by a culture still hiding its light under a mountain of shame. The REAL story, your TRUE autobiography, is one of inherent magnificence, courage and divinity flowing through your soul-veins. So you decide which book to read— the fictional novel written by those who do not SEE you, or the HOLY BOOK written by your glorious spirit.”
“Real presence comes through the open heart. You cannot heal and resolve your emotional material with your mind. Your emotional material does not evaporate because you watch it. You can only heal your heart with your heart.”
“In a mad dash to react away from the perils of anger, we went too far and lost a key piece of the emotional integrity and expression cycle. Anger is a legitimate emotion that signals that a person has been violated. By discouraging and shaming it, we actually disrupt natural emotional rhythms and encourage inauthentic ways of being. In addition, repressing the emotions simply keeps the anger alive. The negativity goes underground, manifesting in a myriad of destructive forms, including passive aggressiveness, self-destructive behaviour and all manner of disease. It is one thing to discourage the inappropriate expression of anger, but let us not throw the whole process out with the bath water. There is a place for healthy anger in an evolving world.”
Anyone who has ever tried to write about the spiritual journey knows how hard it is to find words that are big yet humble enough, serious yet light enough, full of drama and awe yet also stripped down and naked. This little book pulls it off. Jeff Brown has a most marvelous way with words. You think you are reading a joke, and it turns into a profound realization. Or you are following a complex thought to completion and suddenly it blossoms into a song and dance. I love learning about life and truth and love and purpose through the wizardry of Jeffs words. I think you will too.
–ELIZABETH LESSER, author of Broken Open and The Seekers Guide, co-founder, Omega Institute;
Jeff Brown stirs the soulful imagination with words that encourage, challenge and remind us what we are and why we are here. His aphorisms- soulshaping nuggets for the journey- come from the heart of his experience. Enjoy!
–ORIAH MOUNTAIN DREAMER, author of The Invitation, The Call, The Dance
With great wisdom, depth, humor and warmth, Jeff Browns brilliant offering pierces through the veil of pretense, and brings us to our knees before the refreshing alter of authenticity. His musings manage to offer both an elevated, delightful and invigorating perspective as well as gift us with a grounded, solid pathway home to the most true and tender parts of ourselves. A heartwarming and heart-opening read, this beautiful little piece of art rekindles an almost childlike faith in the possibilities present, while reminding us to do the very real work to actualize them.
– KATHERINE WOODWARD THOMAS, author of Calling in ‘The One’; and co-leader of the Feminine Power Global Community
Jeff’s writings are so inspiring! His quotes wisely and warmly support our shared expansion, and his Apologies series brings men and women together in a healing process that we all must go through to be whole. We heartfully recommend this special book.
–STEPHEN & ONDREA LEVINE, authors of Embracing the Beloved and The Healing I took birth for
The book is fabulous- provocative, encouraging, and blazing with a clear-eyed truth that bows to no icons, only to the sweet, clear song of reality itself. There are enough sparks of wisdom in this book to ignite a blaze in the soul. Exhilarating, compassionate, in-sightful, these truth-soundings will vibrate in your being long after you have put them down. This is the kind of provocative companionship I cherish.
–PHILIP SHEPHERD, author of New Self, New World: Recovering Our Senses in the Twenty-first Century
Ascending with both feet on the ground is a concrete and vital approach to personal evolution. The process of ‘enrealment’ is not for the faint of heart this is a serious commitment to standing in the purifying fire of a deeply discerning and ever-expanding personal awareness. Jeff Brown’s call to consciousness is clear and direct as he cuts to the heart of the matter with his words of wisdom in this eloquent and engaging book of quotes and commentary.
–FREEMAN MICHAELS, co-host of Cutting Edge Consciousness
A former criminal lawyer and psychotherapist, Jeff Brown is the author of Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation and Ascending with Both Feet on the Ground. Endorsed by authors Elizabeth Lesser, Oriah Mountain Dreamer and Katherine Woodward Thomas, Ascending is a collection of Jeff’s most popular spiritual graffiti—quotes, soul-bytes and aphorisms frequently shared in social media. He is also the author of the viral blog Apologies to the Divine Feminine (from a warrior in transition) and the producer and key journeyer in the award winning spiritual documentary–Karmageddon–which also stars Ram Dass, Seane Corn, David Life, Deva Premal and Miten. A regular contributor to Elephant Journal and Vivid Life, he has also written a series of inspirations for ABC’s Good Morning America and appeared on over 200 radio shows. He is the owner of Enrealment Press and the creator of a new online school–Soulshaping Institute–which launched in September, 2014. The second in his series of quotes books–Love it Forward–came out on Valentine’s Day 2014. Spiritual Graffiti is the third collection in the series. In addition, his higher consciousness love story–the best-selling An Uncommon Bond– was published to great delight on May 1, 2015. You can connect with Jeff’s work at www.soulshaping.com.