A New Age antidote for all of the ills plaguing the lives of modern men and women.
Stresses related to our careers, money, health and relationships can oftentimes feel overwhelming and have the potential to grind down even the most resilient among us. But according to Ching, there are solutions to these complex problems if one comprehends that all life on Earth is just part of an elaborate stage play intended to polish and perfect developing souls on their journeys through the higher realms. The pain we experience, the losses we suffer and the sorrows we endure on this three-dimensional plane can often be disheartening and are sometimes debilitating; nevertheless, all of our trials and tribulations, according to the author, can become much more manageable if we only realize that they are all actually part of a “Prelife Plan.” “Apart from balancing our Karma, there may be additional life purposes that we are born to fulfill in a lifetime,” the author writes, and when we stray too far from these purposes, we encounter trouble. However, within the metaphysical paradigm that Ching advances, these unpleasant events are actually “Divine Nudges” meant to set us back on paths conducive to accomplishing our life missions. Sometimes, when we don’t respond to these somewhat gentle nudges, the universe steps in and delivers a real “Wake-Up Call.” These can be quite traumatic, indeed: The author includes some of his own life experiences—dealing with a failed marriage and the death of his beloved mother—to underscore just how upsetting, yet ultimately vital, these cosmic wake-up calls can be. To outline his thesis, Ching’s serviceable prose draws heavily on the works of fellow New Age authors, including Eckhart Tolle and Rhonda Byrne. Varying forms of meditation—related to the body, mindfulness, visualization and the author’s own “holistic meditation approach”—function as the primary remedies for those in crisis. While much of the author’s advice complements established tenets of Western psychoanalytical thought, a belief in reincarnation remains fundamental to the work.
A thought-provoking, practical guide for open-minded readers hoping to overcome life’s challenges.