THINGS FEEL as though they are falling apart for people around the world, which is why Sacred Landscapes of the Soul deserves a spot on any inspirational reading list. It offers a breath of spiritual fresh air to anyone looking for uplifting, soulful connections to the Divine no matter what religion they are coming from, focusing on a journey towards healing, peace, and resolution that provides many thought-provoking reflections in a time of exceptional turmoil.
Take 'Landscape of Immobility' under 'Terrain of Confinement', for example. Karen Brailsford's words are lyrical, compelling, uplifting reminders of daily life's joys as well as its challenges: "TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON, and a rhyme and a reason. The quiet storms are as valuable as the tempestuous cyclones, and there are hallelujahs in the hurricanes. Yes, praise the sun but in the same breath, welcome the dark nights of the soul with amens. There is grace and beauty and healing in all of it."
Even as this section speaks about confronting fears and overcoming obstacles, it also draws connections between love, spirituality, and interpersonal connections, encouraging readers to gently move forward from adversity with an underlying faith that "God is everywhere."
Never are these words so heartfelt or needed as today. Much as things are changing, Brailsford reminds her readers that it's a new season in life, and as much a time for spiritual enlightenment and opportunity as for transformation: "It is time to exit the lion’s den. There are no more creatures to wrestle. All that needs to be slain is you—in the spirit. It is time to synthesize the music inside of you. Let the grace notes float into the atmosphere, resound like the music of the spheres. Yes, it is time to walk on water for you are the Christ. Your very life beckons."
Because these messages are embedded in an overall spiritual coating of trust, faith, and revitalized purpose, they will appeal across religions and beyond Christian faith.
The result is a rare set of admonitions linked to modern living which offers an inspirational, heartfelt path for reconnecting to God and love by expanding one's boundaries even though life may feel newly limiting and difficult.
The timing is perfect for this uplifting set of instructions on how to align and realign with the Divine no matter the circumstances of the world. Sacred Landscapes of the Soul is highly recommended for spiritual readers who would use these words of wisdom to change and redirect their lives.