29 internautes sur 29 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile
Jayne P. Bowers
- Publié sur Amazon.com
As promised on the cover, Energetic Boundaries by Cyndi Dale informs the reader about how to stay protected and connected in work, love, and life. Dale feels that our emotional boundaries are damaged by having our feelings discounted, absorbing others' feelings, and holding immature beliefs. While I agree that this is part of our human condition problem, I can't discount the importance of heredity, the nurture side of the nature/nurture issue. Nevertheless, the book contains much useful information about how to set and protect our boundaries.
Dale describes energy as information that moves and vibrates around us whether we can see it or not. Her premise is that the job of our energetic boundaries is to support our body mind, and soul in being as whole in the material world as they are spiritually. One of my favorite pieces of advice in the book is a simple one offered in a quote by Anne Lamott: "No is a complete sentence."
I found the book to be quite informative and was intrigued by the types of syndromes which Dale describes. For instance, the Paper Doll Syndrome is something that I see often, a type of behavior in which a person repeats the same behavior over and over and over again. Whether relationships, gambling, anger, fear, addictions, or any other problem area, the person can't seem to break the pattern that plagues her. I've seen the Vampire Syndrome too, the one in which a person is "bled dry" by the people around them. Feeling empty and exhausted, the person is at risk or health problems.
Since work is an arena where most adults spend a lot of time, I was particularly interested by the advice offered in this section. Work is a way to achieve our spiritual mission and also the primary way we meet most of our concrete life needs. Because of its centrality in our lives, we need to pay attention to the colors, sights, and sounds of the workplace. Humming might help; so might having an objet d'art in our line of vision.
Informative and interesting, the book offers much food for thought. While some people might scoff and say "HUH?" when they hear terms such as soul groups and miasms, I think Dale just might be onto something. I'd never given any thought to soul groups before reading about them in this book, but and now I find myself categorizing people into crystal, indigo, and spirit groups.I also enjoyed learning and pondering new terms such as channels, meridians, chakras, and auric fields.
If you feel drained, put-upon, frustrated, angry, powerless, sad, or "stuck," this might just be the book to help you erect and protect your boundaries. It's not an easy read, but it's a worthwhile, informative one that will influence your thinking for the better.
23 internautes sur 24 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile
- Publié sur Amazon.com
Energetic Boundaries is full of leading-edge understandings and effective techniques offered by a leading-edge energy healer and teacher of energy healing, a field of study which non-indigenous Western academicians are just now beginning to understand, much less apply on a practical level. After 30 years of actual energy healing work with thousands of clients, Ms. Dale knows from experience what techniques do or do not work, and her bullpucky detector is working fine. Nor has her sharp mind settled for vague explanations: like most fascinated scientific rationalists, she has left no stone unturned in learning everything she can about human energy fields, how they operate, how they interact with their environment, with what consequences, and - most importantly - how to effectively heal them for optimal functioning. In brief, Ms. Dale knows her stuff.
Do not be misled by the simple clarity of her writing style; Ms. Dale writes practically, for the masses - not theoretically, for academicians. I applaud her for it. She isn't out to impress us; she is down-to-earth and practical. She wrote a useful and understandable book rather than some scholarly tome with 50 pages of end-notes, but don't mistakenly conclude she lacks acumen. I recently questioned Ms. Dale at length with over 40 highly experienced energy healers from the Seattle area, and I can assure you Cyndi Dale has a keenly incisive mind, not to mention a boggling ability to recall details from her extensive reading and experiences.
It is clear she reads voraciously pretty much anything that might pertain to energy healing, so she's quite knowledgeable about the "new physics," relevant medical discoveries, consciousness, the noetic sciences, intention, prayer, electromagnetism, recent research on water, the mutual interaction of consciousness within the mass consciousness field, heart-mind-body-spirit interaction, measurement of energies such as Reiki, and the limitations of current technology for measuring other energies. The author has also widely investigated the understandings of energy and human fields held by numerous cultures, particularly those remaining from indigenous cultures.
Like Carl G. Jung, Cyndi Dale possesses that rare integrative mind which can not only explore different cultures, different paradigms, different fields, different healing modalities, and different details from years of personal observation, but remember it all, pull it all together mentally, ascertain the underlying threads, and unify them to derive new insights. As would any pioneer in a young field (young in our culture, that is), Ms. Dale continues to analyze, improve, and integrate new knowledge (experiential and otherwise). Her explanation of energy fields and how they operate is the most clear and sensible explanation I have read to date. More importantly, her techniques bring effective results.
This book on boundaries makes sense. It doesn't advise me to offer prayers that invoke gods or other archetypal energies I've never read much about, much less encountered. It doesn't teach me protection spells whose nature and impacts I would not presume to guess at. It doesn't encourage me to repetitively chant a droning mantra in my head all day to ward off the influence of demonic forces. It doesn't make me paranoid. It doesn't advise that I erect one of 30 different kinds of "shields" to routinely encase myself (unnaturally and uncomfortably if not unhealthily, I suspect). Instead, Energetic Boundaries offers practical, sensible, specific, useful techniques and understandings. In this sense if no other, it breaks new ground for me.
It puts in clear and simple terms the reasons for many odd experiences and behaviors I've found troubling and/or problematic in myself and in others. The treatments for chronic issues are equally clear, and most importantly, effective. Ultimately, that's what this comes down to in my mind. Does it work. Test things with an open mind, that's my motto. Experiment is the sine qua non of science, no? Questionable though its validity is these days. (-;
I won't critique anyone's neurological surgery if he won't critique my healing work, for we would both (most likely)lack sufficient experiential knowledge to draw valid conclusions about the other's field. (Arrogance on either side notwithstanding.) We presume much. Let us all try not to criticize what we don't understand - condemnation comes far too easily to humankind, with so many sad results.