Awakening Spirits Book Review
Product: Awakening Spirits by Tom Brown Jr.
Where to Buy:Amazon.com
What is Inside: The build up, the peak, and the leveling out of who you are meant to be
My Rating: 1/1
Where does your quest start?
As stated previously under the newly added “spirit” tab, there are bundles of three everywhere you look. Whether they be big or small, far or near, high or low, or anywhere in between, we often see a triad of things that go together. In storytelling, it is the beginning, middle, and end. It has been a long way coming, but this book is the third installment in the spiritual foundation that has guided me over the past few years.
It is with great sincerity that I bring you a very powerful book, in that it changed my life. Yes, all things everywhere affect everything all the time, therefore the above statement is as meaningful as this one. When you find yourself talking highly of something, or feeling good about yourself, remain aware that the wheel keeps turning. Sometimes we’re on top, and sometimes we’re on the bottom. Remaining humble throughout all phases of our life is vital if you wish to not be swept away by your emotions.
With that in mind, it excites me and yet causes angst that describing this book is quite difficult. I was filled with nerves leading up to the moment when I knew it was time to write the review, and share this knowledge with the rest of the world. While it is publicly known, and this book has been around, as well as the teachings, it is the practicality and simplicity of the lessons that make this book astronomically different.
Please be aware that this book, this blog, and everything else that exists in your life happens to be the way it is because you believe it to be so. If it were not for your belief in something, the meaning behind said thing would cease to exist. “As you think, so shall you be.” says the old adage by Bruce Lee. Your belief system is created by none other than yourself, and every step, nook, and cranny of your mind is determined by you. Now that the first third of the book is out of the way, let us begin.
It’s not what you know, it’s why you know it.
If you decide to read Awakening Spirits, you will find that this review is slightly out of order as what the book teaches. One, this is to add my own unique twist to it, add what I have learned, and what I see differently than the author. Two, it is with great care that I choose these words, so that they may most effectively benefit you, the reader. It is my hope not that you purchase the book (although it would compensate me nicely) but rather you find your own quest for purity, your own wisdom, your own way.
The first lesson to be extracted? The hair. We all have them, we all use them, and they all separate us from what is real and true. No, not the hairs on our body, but hair as a metaphor. The hair symbolizes whatever vehicle we use to get closer to God, to the spirit, to our true selves. Whether it be song, dance, worship, prayer, meditation, substance, voodoo, tarot, or any other number of renditions, we call our finger pointing at the moon, the moon.
There are many ways in which to reach our centers, and the easiest and quickest is to be rid of the mentality that you are not already it. Every single one of us has in common the desire for love, wealth, happiness, and joy for our family and friends. Every one of us has in common that we came from two humans (DNA) coming together. Thus so, every one of us shares the ability to communicate with God, with spirit, with the universe, at any given moment. All is asked is that we have faith.
You cannot logic your way to faith. Logic needs proof in order to remain structural, and faith is the opposite of proof. It is with this that I have faith that having read this far, you will have enough faith in this review, to see what it is I am talking about. You need not look far for something to keep you busy. Overthinking, being busy without being productive, is evil disguised as temptation. The temptation to slip away, to unwind for a while, and relieve ourselves of responsibility.
But a malicious demon set on completing any busy task, always asking for more, cannot straighten a single curly hair. It is this lesson that Tom teaches us to not rely on external vehicles but to be our own hairs, to access our higher selves at any moment.We need not be deep in meditation, chanting, under the influence, or citing scripture. Nor do we need to be commanded by someone who believes their way is the only way. Guidance is helpful, and “God-fearing” obedience is unnecessary. Spirit is accessible by anyone, from anywhere, at any time. All you have to do is ask.
Who are you going to help next?
Of course, the book goes into much more detail than this. Tom describes a structured meditation to begin practicing with a partner or alone, that allows the user to more easily understand and navigate what is going on. I will not go into great detail of this process, for the purpose is simpler than a specific process or technique. Tom says that not even the technique should be relied on after a few weeks or months, as it thus becomes a hair. Once we have faith in what we feel, and confidence in what we see, we realize it is always accessible.
Tom was taught by a Native American, Stalking Wolf, whom he called Grandfather. The first section of the book tells the story of how Grandfather discovered the simple philosophy. The second section describes how Tom learned the skills and techniques, and the third section teaches the reader how to integrate said philosophy. I mention this now rather than the beginning of the review, for the focus is not on the book itself, but what is being taught. Tom says not to believe everything he says, and I ask the same of you. Find what works for you, and prove us right or wrong through action.
So how does the technique work? As is the nature of the blog, I would much rather us be able to provide as much value as possible, before a payment is completed. This way, you are definitely getting what you pay for. The lesson is simple: pay attention to what is going on around you. Simultaneously, ask why, and then trust the answer that comes. I have been practicing this for roughly two years now. While it is nowhere near perfect, I have faith in my ability to listen, when I tune in to what life has to say.
We cannot communicate with spirit through the logical mind, but only through signs, visions, dreams, symbols, feelings, and emotion (feelings are fleeting, emotion lasts longer). This being said, most of the communication will be to us, not from us. As this blog grows, I will go more into depth as to how to communicate back, as I am learning myself. For now, all you need to worry about is listening. To others, to yourself, to the twitches and ticks that nature does every moment. There are no coincidences, only happenings. If you’ve read this far, it is fair for me to guess that your curiosity has been stimulated. You may purchase Awakening Spirits if you would like to know his specific techniques, and help me with a small commission.
Along with teaching the ability to access to the spirit world at any given moment, Tom’s method of “meditation” is dynamic, flexible, and fits all religions or philosophies. Anyone can learn, and it can be used to repair relationships, remove and/or cure physical or mental pains. I have experienced the events just listed, and if you do not believe me, try it out for yourself.
I hope that you, reader, have found great value out of this review, and maybe a bit of confusion. It is my hope that you stick around to see how these lessons can be unpacked further, and contribute with your own perspective. I am grateful for any and all who read this, as it is my pleasure and honor to share what I have learned through my time here on Earth. Feel free to share any thoughts or questions below, and be the reason someone smiles today.
Here’s a picture of my doggo Brian eating snow.