Posts Tagged ‘caroline myss’

Through God’s Eyes: Foreword by Caroline Myss

May 16, 2012

I am honored and grateful that Caroline Myss, one of my spiritual heroes, agreed to write the Foreword for my book, Through God’s Eyes. Here is what she wrote:

by Caroline Myss

Caroline Myss

I love this book, beginning with the title all the way through to the final word. Rarely have I been as enthralled by a piece of work as I am by Phil Bolsta’s remarkable Through God’s Eyes. Each time I opened it to read a few pages, I found that I could not stop. I told myself, “Just one more page,” but inevitably I kept on reading, even though I had read many of the chapters before. Part of the exquisite beauty of this book is that you will want to read it again and again. Such is the gift of genuine inspiration and grace.

Yet another reason I love this book is that I am enamored with prayer, reflection, contemplation, and wisdom. We live in a society that is starving and indeed suffering from the absence of all four of those sacred practices—and it shows. Through God’s Eyes presents immeasurable opportunities for prayer, reflection, and spiritual inquiry, all threaded together by a continuum of wise teachings in such a way that the reader is brought into a gentle state of contemplation with ease. You will find yourself wanting to reflect on the insightful writings of the numerous mystics, theologians, philosophers, poets, scientists, and writers that Phil has cleverly gathered together. Over two pages, for example, he blends the wisdom of Henry David Thoreau, C. S. Lewis, Deepak Chopra, Rabindranath Tagore, and my personal favorite, Teresa of Avila. I could create a weekend workshop centered around the (more…)

Lisa Garr’s Interview with Caroline Myss

March 27, 2012

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Lisa Garr welcomed spiritual author and speaker Caroline Myss to The Aware Show, a talk radio program focusing on self development in all areas of life for healing and achievement. Lisa’s 106-minute interview with Caroline is a master class in the archetypes that are influencing our lives. Caroline talks in depth about the four universal archetypes—child, victim, prostitute, saboteur—that we all have, and how learning about the light and shadow sides of these archetypes will help you understand your Sacred Contract in this lifetime.

As Lisa, who is considered an expert in the field of lifestyle and transformational programming. puts it:

Lisa Garr

Your Sacred Contract animates your life and determines how you acknowledge your own power, how you use or deny your power, and the areas in your life in which you currently feel powerless. This interview will explain why you do the things you do, help you understand why others do the things they do, and ultimately help you improve your communication in all of your relationships, especially with yourself.

Click on the audio player below to listen to Lisa’s interview with Caroline, which took (more…)

Caroline Myss on Change, Upheaval and Sacred Contracts

August 8, 2011

Caroline Myss: brash, bold and brilliant

I very much enjoyed this seventy-seven-minute talk by Caroline Myss (rhymes with “grace”), an author, medical intuitive and superstar on the spiritual lecture circuit. Presented in Phoenix in 2010, How Times of Change Influence Your Sacred Contracts is full of Caroline’s trademark wit, wisdom and sauciness (which I find delightfully endearing).

I especially liked this excerpt about dealing with crisis and change:

When a crisis comes, when you’re frightened, you will instinctively look to your (more…)

Caroline Myss Video: The Dark Night of the Soul

December 31, 2010

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In this insightful six-minute video, Caroline Myss responds to a question from her longtime collaborator, Dr. Norm Shealy, to speak of our relationship to (more…)

Caroline Myss Videos: Healing and the Mystery of Grace

December 30, 2010

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If you are familiar with Caroline Myss, you will love this lecture she gave on “Healing and the Mystery of Grace” at the Omega “Being Fearless” conference in New York City in April 2008. If you’re not familiar with Caroline, you’ll be a fan after watching this eighty-minute presentation.

Caroline was kind enough to write the Foreword for and contribute a story to my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything. Read an excerpt from Caroline’s story here.


Caroline also generously agreed to write the Foreword for my new book, Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World.



The Woman in the Fifth Car Back

November 14, 2010

Caroline Myss

Caroline Myss
has lots of great stories. This one is my all-time favorite. I got chills hearing her tell it live at a seminar. This excerpt is from her wonderful book, Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can.

One of the most profound stories that I ever heard in a workshop was told by a woman who had been seriously injured in a car accident and had had a near-death experience—I’ll call her Maggie. Maggie was so shattered that she went out of her body, and in that state, floating above the scene of the accident, she could hear how people in cars behind were were responding to the accident. Some were deeply (more…)

Breaking Rules Like an Artist

July 12, 2010

I like Caroline Myss‘ anecdote about her epiphany regarding creative writing. She included it on page 43 of her book, Sacred Contracts, to make the point that some people may come into our lives only briefly yet still have a significant impact.

I can still recall a brief exchange with a high school English teacher who cornered me after class one day to offer me some advice on both my writing style and my attitude. At the time I was carrying on a love affair with (more…)

A Miraculous Healing on Caroline Myss’ Book Tour

October 1, 2009

Caroline Myss

I came across this profound story of healing and grace in an e-mail from Hay House, the publisher of Caroline Myss‘ upcoming book, Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason. I love stories like this! I’ve heard countless stories of spontaneous healings from afflictions of all types and I never tire of them.

The following story occurred during Caroline’s tour for her book, Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul.

Incidentally, Caroline wrote the Foreword for and contributed a wonderful story to my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything.

You never really know how or when your life is going to change, and that’s for the best. If someone had said to me, “Be on the lookout tonight, Caroline, because someone is going to experience a spontaneous healing in your audience,” how would I have reacted? And at whom would I have looked? Would I have cast my attention to the two people in wheelchairs? Would I have asked for a show of hands to count how many people were ill, just to see how many subjects were in the running? I don’t know what I would have done. But a healing did happen that night while no one was looking.

The evening was part of a book tour. It was planned as the usual type of event, at which I introduce my book, chat about it for a couple of hours, answer some questions, and then autograph copies. But that’s not what happened on this evening. It started out that way, yet as I began to describe the “interior castle,”—the image Saint Teresa of Ávila used to beautifully describe the inner soul—I could tell that my words were not communicating its power or mystical significance. The people in the audience were simply not relating to the seductive power of their souls through words, and it was obvious that (more…)

Caroline Myss’ Remarkable Encounters with Sai Baba

May 7, 2009

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Caroline Myss was kind enough to write the Foreword for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, as well as tell me a knock-your-socks-off story for it. Here’s an excerpt:

The first time I called on Sai Baba was more than ten years ago during a health scare I had when I was in northern Scotland. You have to understand that I’m in the middle of nowhere and nobody but my friends know I’m there. I said, Baba, I don’t even know why I’m praying to you. But if you’re there and if you’re listening, I think I’d like some of that vibhuti (holy ash that Sai Baba reportedly materializes at will). Now why would I ask for vibhuti? I’ve never asked for that in my life. Holy water, yeah. Holy oil, uh-huh. Holy ash, no. “Ash” to me is Ash Wednesday. Ash has its own sacred place in the Christian tradition. But in India, ash is the sacred element.

So the next day—the very next day!—this little tube the size of a 35mm film canister arrives filled with vibhuti with a note that reads, (more…)

Caroline Myss Video on Soul Service

April 7, 2009

There are no shortcuts to enlightenment. You can’t read a few books, attend a few lectures and workshops and, voila!, emerge as an enlightened master. In this three-minute video, Caroline Myss offers her trademark intriguing insights (more…)

Caroline Myss’ Foreword for “Sixty Seconds”

March 25, 2009


Caroline Myss

I was honored that Caroline Myss, author of Entering the Castle, Anatomy of the Spirit and many other books, agreed to write the Foreword for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything. She put a lot of time into it and did her usual outstanding job. Here is what she wrote:

One of the great ironies in life is that as much as we fear change, we are constantly praying for our life to change in some way. We recognize on some level that change is constant, that nothing remains the same forever, and yet we hold tight to the idea that change must be easily recognized and, above all, initiate minimal trauma. Another irony is that, for all our fear of change, we believe that for something to make a difference in our lives, it has to be grand, obvious, big, loud, expensive, and have a guaranteed outcome. We have an inherent mistrust of the subtle, much less anything that takes a while to come to fruition.

Yet, the truth is that the most meaningful events that have shaped our lives have, by far, been the smallest and the most subtle. Even within the greatest traumas of life, such as the loss of a loved one, a major accident, a sudden job loss, a divorce, or any of the other great sufferings of life, what is most remembered after the months pass and the individual begins speaking about a sorrowful event are the particularly healing or grace-filled interactions that occurred during the darkest of times.

A conversation with the right person at the right time has the power to (more…)

Dr. Norm Shealy on “The Secret Code”

February 6, 2009

Dr. Norm Shealy

I wanted to share this insightful forty-minute interview of Dr. Norm Shealy by Susan Shehata and Colleen Buckman on their radio show Raising the Consciousness, which can be heard every Sunday from 1 to 2 PM CST on AM950 KTNF. Click here for the show’s archived interviews.

Click on the audio player above Norm’s photo to hear the interview.

Dr. Shealy maintains that all illness is caused by a combination of physical, emotional, chemical and electromagnetic stressors. I agree. Health is a continuum, and the more toxicity we add to our system, the more we compromise our immune system and thus our overall health.

Granted, some of us are predisposed to certain genetic diseases. The question then becomes what role these stressors play in the manifestation of such genetic conditions. For example, if you lived an idyllic existence on a tropical island, ate only fresh, whole foods and were largely untouched by emotional, chemical and electromagnetic stressors, Dr. Shealy contends that the manifestation of a genetic predisposition would likely be delayed, perhaps indefinitely. Of course, it is virtually impossible to completely protect ourselves from these stressors while living in modern society. It’s also important to note that some genetic predispositions may be more apt to be influenced by lifestyle factors than others.

Sign up for Dr. Shealy’s free weekly e-letter, Youthful Aging (look in the middle of the far left column). You can also browse through his e-letter archives and view every past issue.

Dr. Shealy’s new ninety-minute DVD, The Secret Code, demonstrates the success of a comprehensive, holistic approach to illness.


The following synopsis is adapted from the DVD’s website: (more…)

Beware of Woundology

December 28, 2008

Caroline Myss

We all suffer at times. Regrettably, there are those who use the authenticity of their suffering as an excuse to not heal. Caroline Myss coined the term “woundology” to describe how some people define themselves by their physical, emotional, or social wounds.

In Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can, Myss writes that many people hoping to heal “are striving to confront their wounds, valiantly working to bring meaning to terrible past experiences and traumas, and exercising compassionate understanding of others who share their wounds. But they are not healing. They have redefined their lives around their wounds and the process of accepting them. They are not working to get beyond their wounds. In fact, they are stuck in their wounds.” (more…)

Life, Death and Chocolate Cake

December 18, 2008

In the early 1990s, I read the following commentary on the Opinion page of the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

by James Batson

path-in-woodsWhen I was 12 years old, sitting in Mrs. Larson’s math class one afternoon, a thought came to me about the purpose of life: that we live life for the experience it gives us. Maybe that should be Experience with a capital E. My next thoughts probably returned to finding the square root of x. So much for the purpose of life.

At any rate, that thought, insipid as it may be, has stood me well for a few years now. Not without a little elaboration, mind you. Just the same, that thought, along with courage, steadfastness and a good recipe for chocolate cake, has helped me slog through a few messes.

Si what have I experienced? I’m 33 now, having spent a half-dozen of the ensuing years smoking dope and another dozen years recovering from my misspent youth. (more…)

Well, THAT Was Interesting!

September 18, 2008

personal-healing-caroline-myssOn my way to a restaurant last night, I partially inserted a Caroline Myss tape (Personal Healing recorded at St. James Palace in London) into my car’s tape deck so it would be ready to play when I wanted to listen to it.

Later that night, a few minutes after I drove away from the restaurant, I was going to turn on the radio, but then I remembered I wanted to listen to Caroline’s tape. At that precise moment, I heard the tape slide in and it started to play.

Whoa. I didn’t even come close to pushing it in. That (more…)

Caroline Myss Video on Forgiveness

September 10, 2008

This is a powerful story, told by Caroline Myss, that demonstrates how forgiveness can promote physical healing as well as emotional healing. It’s from a lecture on Caroline’s book, Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can.

Caroline was kind enough to write the Foreword for and contribute a story to my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything. Read (more…)