Love, Lust and the Longing for God – A spiritual guide to emotional healing
If you are not where you want to be in your life, it is probably because you have allowed yourself to be guided by emotional impulses that you have not understood. To improve your life, you can choose to ignore these emotions, or you can read this book and come to understand them. You will still have to decide if and when to follow your heart, but at least you will understand the language it is speaking.
Emotions, you will discover, speak the language of virtue; the language of our longing for the Transcendent.
Once you understand that your emotions are responding to the presence or absence of virtues, then you can begin to explore which qualities have been missing in your life, which you need to develop, and why.
Along the way, you will want to develop four tools of emotional healing: Honesty, Forgiveness, Compassion and Faith.
These tools will then help you recognize and develop healthy, long-lasting relationships, while overcoming some of the unhealthy behaviors that have gotten in the way of your happiness in the past.
What this book offers isn’t magic. It will not teach you how to bend the universe to your will. Instead it will simply teach you to understand yourself a little better so that your emotions don’t bend your will away from your better nature. Sometimes… most times, that is enough.
In The Secret of Emotions Justice Saint Rain taught us how to understand the spiritual meaning behind our emotional sensations and gave us a whole new vocabulary for understanding the language of the heart. In 4 Tools of Emotional Healing he used this language to explore the healing potential of Honesty, Forgiveness, Compassion and Faith and offered practical guidance as to how to apply them to our daily lives. In Longing for Love he turned his unique understanding of emotions to the question of how to find and nurture healthy relationships, while avoiding shame-based relationships and addictive or compulsive acting out. Now all three of these life-lessons are available in a single volume that will be equally useful for individuals trying to understand their life challenges and therapists trying to explain the subtleties of the healing process to their clients.
Justice Saint Rain is also the author of My Baha’i Faith, Why Me? and Falling Into Grace. This book is written in the same easy-to-read conversational style that has made him a favorite in the Baha’i Community. If you have liked his previous works, you will love this one, and will want to share it with friends. Once you read it, don’t forget to write reviews here and on Amazon and GoodReads.com to encourage others to explore its healing message.
Other reviewers have found the first book in the series “Life changing,” “A must read,” and “One of the most profound books I’ve ever read.” Click on reviews to see how these books have transformed lives.
This book combines all three books of the Love, Lust and the Longing for God trilogy in one volume: The Secret of Emotions 4 Tools of Emotional Healing and Longing for Love. Look for excerpts on our FaceBook page called The Secret of Emotions.
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For an audio book of the first part, The Secret of Emotions, click here. (Not currently available.)
Note: This is not a picture book, but we have been illustrating excerpts for the FaceBook page, and have included some of these in the images here. Enjoy!