Not just a memoir, but a creative and compassionate how-to guide and exploration of consciousness, reconnection and grace, “Closer Than You Think” supports you in finding the answers inside you that make all the difference.
Who is it for? ~ people who are awakening to the possibility that there is more to life than we’ve been sold ~ non-religious but passionate lovers of life and spirit ~ those who suffer from trauma ~ those who have had “awakening experiences” that have left them feeling alone and out of context with the rest of society ~ those interested in creatively exploring their intuition and expanding their awareness of themselves and their world ~ those who want more than just relief from trauma and isolation; they want to transcend and transform their reality into something much better.
How will they benefit? ~ they will receive greater awareness of who they are and what they are here for ~ they will receive practical tools for re-integrating their inner multitudes into a cohesive whole ~ they will receive validation for common places in the modern mystic’s journey that are rarely discussed ~ they’ll receive support for overcoming religious and cultural blocks to self-acceptance and intuitive development ~ ease for feelings of isolation and being out of context ~ relief from self- and other-judgement ~ help in overcoming hesitation and self-doubt around calling in their dreams
“And then we can begin to see how this beautiful world is maybe not broken, and maybe neither are we.” ~ from the book
“Co-creating something of beauty with Spirit seemed to give me the bulk of what I needed to drive a wedge between me and my unhealthy empathic patterns. Putting on my songwriter’s hat, I positioned myself in a place that had no room for victim stance. Together, Spirit and I turned the flow of energy around so that I experienced Source moving through me, giving no room for other people’s unconscious distress in my inner space. And everyone seemed to feel fantastic! Wow!” ~ from the book
“Nature: Notice that you believe you don’t have a right to test out your beliefs. Me: Yes. I feel guilty and sure you’ll be mad at me if I continue to question. Nature: But that’s what we need to build this relationship. Question as long as you question. Trust when you trust. Ask me for things. See what happens.” ~ from the book
“Oppression works as long as you believe that it is possible for you, a brilliant eternal Creator Being, to be oppressed. As long as you believe that you are separate from your Source, you will be at war with yourself and with the Other. The moment you recognize the lie at the heart of this and restore your awareness that you were made perfect in every way, the truth of the Universe is restored, and you are free.” Nature, from the Book
“Me: Why is it so hard to stay grounded and real around relationships, sex and all that? Nature: You left a part of yourself back there and you’re trying to get it back. Most relationships are about trying to recover something you perceive to be missing in yourself from the other person. But it is usually so unconscious that you don’t recognize the fact until some time later, if at all. That is why people often become so entangled with mates they don’t really understand or even like. So many people just tolerate each other, but can’t seem to improve the dynamic, and either dig in and stay for the long bitter haul or leave the relationship, only to repeat the cycle somewhere else. But when you access the Oneness inside of yourself, sex becomes about so much more. It becomes an opportunity to discover something deeper, to liberate greater awareness. Your vulnerability and willingness to be open and share and love is wonderful for your partner, of course, but even more importantly it is a gift you give your own self.