Embracing the Beloved: Relationship as a Path of Awakening (Paperback)
Stephen and Ondrea Levine devoted more than eighteen years to investigating the mind/body relationship, particularly as it relates to the states healing, dying, and grieving. Their work has affected healing and medical practices worldwide. In Embracing the Beloved, the Levines turn their attention to what has been "our most significant spiritual commitment--our own relationship." In this groundbreaking book, they demonstrate how to use a relationship as a means for profound inner growth and healing. Their insights and anecdotes will benefit all who are drawn to looking inward, and all who seek a relationship as a path for spiritual renewal and merciful awareness of life.
About the Author
For over thirty-two years, Stephen and Ondrea Levine provided emotional and spiritual support for those who were life-threatened, and for caregivers. Through their healing and forgiveness workshops, many writings, and endless compassion, Stephen and Ondrea touched the lives of thousands of people all over the world. Together. Stephen and Ondrea authored numerous books, including Who Dies, Embracing the Beloved, and A Year to Live, among others. Stephen passed away in 2016 at the age of 78.
"If you aspire to transform an intimate relationship into a tandem inner journey towards spiritual realization, Embracing the Beloved is the most subtly articulated 'how to' book available."- Ram Dass
"A poetic and compassionate book about the healing potential of love and familial relationships... This should find its way onto the bookshelves of all who strive for greater insight into their own—and their partners'—deeper natures."- Publishers Weekly
"Stephen and Ondrea's work in among the deepest, most healing and heartfelt contributions to modern spiritual life in America. What they offer in Embracing the Beloved is filled with blessings."- Jack Kornfield, author of a Path with Heart
"Perhaps the most spiritually ambitious 'relationships' book of the season."- New Age Journal
"Embracing the Beloved is [the Levines'] often moving... exploration of how relationship can be a path to God. It mixes stories from the Levines' past... with philosophy and suggestions for meditations."- San Francisco Chronicle