Right up there with the best, most revered and useful consecrated texts, SACRED LIFE: Healing from the Virus in Consciousness by Bedri Cag Cetin Ph.D. is a tour-de-force. Stunning in its sparklingly clear, simple (yet never simplistic) storytelling prose, it contains for enlightenment purposes both memoir segments from the author’s checkered past along with teachings received directly from his dear Teacher. The goal: a tangible, demonstrated shift in consciousness for each individual, and therefore the entire world. About as far away from guilt-reliant religion or personality-infused guru wisdom as one can get, the message of this self-help guide is inherently straightforward, and it is meant to be privately savored and actively practiced by each reader. Whatever one may choose to call the Greatness That Created All, it is this book’s premise that “God” formed everything whole and perfect, and it is only by ignoring such Truth of people’s unbreakable union with Him/Her/It via erroneous guidance provided by an anxious, misguided ego, that Reality can be made to seem absent of God’s love. Yet the solution/cure along with potential inoculation to this kind of “virus in consciousness” is just to surrender to Divine care, allowing answers and guidance to come and be acted upon only as designated directly by Source; forgoing once and for all any purely personal, intellectual, or emotional ambition.
This is not as bleak as it may sound, for trusting in God’s divine purpose along with the “Oneness” of all things means an individual actually winds up with right (and harmonious) relations–the right mate, the right work, the right home, etc. All it takes is listening for Divinely-inspired guidance–known in this work as the “Inner Guide”–and then acting accordingly, rather than trying to petulantly steer one’s own ship. And even when personal ego does grab the wheel on occasion, causing mistakes to be made, these can be viewed as just “anti-miracles” pointing the way back to where real miracles lie. Comfortingly, the author himself has lived through many an “anti-miracle” himself, from pretty lovers plus their in-laws who attempted to bleed his bank account dry to certain spiritual teachers who perhaps behaved far less ethically than one might expect. Additionally and coinciding with the advent of recent frightening world events, being able to accompany the narrator through a time when his own mental/physical health seemed to fall prey to ever-more-dire disturbances bordering on madness–and then subsequently getting to see how this was all healed may be quite a gift to anyone else who is currently finding their own sense of peace distressed during these troubled times.
Lucid, informative and user-friendly from the first page, SACRED LIFE: Healing from the Virus in Consciousness by Bedri Cag Cetin Ph.D. is a nourishing and highly recommended spiritual self-help book.
~C.S. Holmes for IndieReader