Introducing you to the proud birth of my book
(now six weeks old!)
Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self
Here is the Product Description from the Back Cover and Amazon:
Ask anyone, whatever their circumstances, if their life is vibrant, fulfilling, harmonious and happy. An honest reply is likely to be ‘no’, because to answer a truthful ‘yes’ is no mean feat. Only to grow psychologically and emotionally is not enough. And only to grow spiritually is not enough either. All three dimensions need to be developed in order to realize your full potential. If you are willing to assume total responsibility for the self and to start what is an on-going journey, you will quickly begin to glimpse the first fruits of the ultimate goal: inner well-being, freedom, peace, harmony and joy. This book sets out the pathway to self-mastery and self-discovery and walking that pathway will be the most exciting adventure of your life.
Here’s what some early reviewers are saying about it:
“A revelation of insight into the foundations of human suffering & transcendence. It not only lays out essential steps for inner freedom & joy but illuminates the way to true human potential. Dr. Kortsch is a spiritual master for our time.”
Paul Rademacher, Exec Dir, The Monroe Institute; author: A Spiritual Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe
“The masterwork of a profoundly gifted healer of the soul. Dazzling, challenging, wondrously useful.”
Peggy Rubin, Director, Center for Sacred Theatre, Ashland, Oregon; author: To Be and How To Be, Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre
“The instruction manual on rewiring the soul. An in-depth guide on life, love, spiritual evolution & our integration within the universe.”
Michael Habernig & April Hannah; Producers: The Path- The Afterlife & The Path 11 Documentaries
“Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I’ve ever read. Not esoteric but real-world & practical. The implications are profound.”
Peter Shepherd; Founder Trans4mind.com; author: Daring To Be Yourself
“The human being’s directory to the soul. A breakthrough for those seeking practical assistance, those of a more mystical bent & every soul awaiting discovery.”
Toni Petrinovich, Ph.D.; author: The Call: Awakening the Angelic Human
This Recent Interview Answers More Questions
Who is the book written for?
Rewiring the Soul is written for anybody who suffers and I guess that means just about all of us! It is written for anybody who has not yet experienced enduring happiness and inner well-being; anybody who is reaching for inner peace; anybody whose life is not as they would wish it to be.
What can a reader expect to gain by reading this book? What makes it different from most other transformational or self-help books out there?
So many wonderful teachers tell us about working on our spiritual selves. So many other wonderful teachers show us how to work on our psycho-emotional selves. But very few actually integrate the two. And Rewiring the Soul is my response to that challenge. Rewiring the Soul brings together the need to take your daily life in hand with the need to put your spiritual life in order as well. By daily life I mean your personal life, your professional life, the way you do or do not love yourself and all that such an attitude entails: conscious awareness, healthy boundaries, meaning in your life, recognizing you always have a choice, and taking responsibility for all your choices, etc., and by spiritual life I mean the inner connection to your eternal self.
If you have learned how to meditate, or do yoga, or whatever it is that you do, have you also learned how to observe yourself in the middle of an argument with your rebellious teenage son or your angry partner and hence choose to react differently because you have learned to love yourself enough to do so? If you have learned how to communicate more effectively with your children, spouse, friends, colleagues or employees, have you also learned how to be mindful and connect to yourself in meaningful ways to achieve that spiritual balance in your life?
While Rewiring the Soul is about so much more than that, those previous examples give an idea of what my book is about and how it does so in such a way that our psychological and spiritual selves nurture each other.
In a nutshell: neither the spiritual nor the psychological or emotional dimensions of your life will work if you neglect:
your inner connection to the eternal self while you seek happiness in the outer world
your happiness in the outer world while you seek the connection to the inner eternal self
It was Goethe who said “If everyone will sweep in front of their own door, soon the entire world will be clean”. In Rewiring the Soul ‘sweeping in front of your own door’ means bringing yourself to the utmost point of inner and outer growth, creating progress in body, mind, and soul. This literally means that you have already begun to change the world because of how you are changing yourself.
Are there many exercises in the book?
Not at all. This book does not mean hard work, or spending a lot of time doing specific things. It simply means that as you read – if you so desire – you begin to incorporate small changes into your daily life. And so it begins. And the quality of your life changes…
How did you come to write this book?
For years the essential content of Rewiring the Soul was like a small, recurring voice in my head; it was always there, and simply would not leave me alone. I had dozens of excuses for not writing it: I was working on my Ph.D. in psychology, I was teaching at a state university, I had three sons, later I was occupied with moving back to Spain, I was setting up my private practice, I had a monthly newsletter to write in English and Spanish, I had a weekly one-hour radio show to broadcast, I had a daily blog post to write, I facilitated numerous workshops and gave frequent speeches, and apart from all of this busy activity and work, sometimes I even had a life. In short, I told myself the book would simply have to wait. But just as a splinter under your skin eventually needs to be seen to, I ultimately realized that the only way I was going to be able to honor the more and more loudly clamoring voice in my head – and heart – was to sit down and write the book.
And you know, that goes to meaning. We all need meaning in our lives, and although I had many things that gave much significance to my life already, the inner urging and excitement I felt each time I thought about Rewiring the Soul compelled me to write the book. Rumi puts it beautifully: When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
More Early Reviews From the Inside Pages and From Amazon
“I thought I could pick just one chapter to write a review, but I couldn’t …. I was glued to the chair as I read Rewiring the Soul … a literary, in-depth masterpiece to the human psyche, behavior and ultimate transformation. Exquisitely written, beautifully executed.”
ALI R. RODRIGUEZ, Business Coach, co-author of Mastering the Art of Success with Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Aug. 2011)
“A glance at the contents of Rewiring the Soul will tell you much about the values promoted: awareness, freedom, peace and love. I fully agree with the author that it is all about re-connecting with our authentic ‘loving self’: it is only then that we can deeply transform our life while also inspiring a transformation in the lives of others! Through this powerful book, Gabriella Kortsch honestly shares her love of serving the inner potential and the spiritual growth of human beings with passion, joy and commitment.”
ELISABETTA FRANZOSO; International Speaker, Coach, author of Stella’s Mum Gets Her Groove Back: A True Story
“This book is a gift to humanity, a valuable tool in aiding seekers to accomplish mastery of their own lives. Gabriella Kortsch provides clear steps to help people find peace in a practical and powerful way. She does not ask you to give up anything other then what no longer serves you. Brilliantly written!”
HILLARY RAIMO; Author & Radio Host
“Rewiring the Soul is a thoughtful guide to the peace and joy that self-government through inner awareness brings. In the words of author Gabriella Kortsch, anyone’s ideal ‘possible human’ becomes their actual reality by following the simple inner steps in this remarkable book.”
JIM WAWRO; author of Ask Your Inner Voice
“Gabriella Kortsch uses her talent and experience to write the instruction manual on rewiring the soul. An in-depth guide on life, love, spiritual evolution and our integration within the universe.”
MICHAEL HABERNIG & APRIL HANNAH; Producers of The Path: The Afterlife and The Path 11 Documentaries
“This meticulously researched and crafted book is clearly the masterwork of a profoundly gifted healer of the soul, one who thinks deeply, feels deeply, and cares deeply about the well-being of the world and its humankind. Reading it will change your life; beginning to live actively any of its ideas, principles, and suggestions will transform your life. And bring you safely and joyfully home to your true self, your soul. I found it dazzling, challenging, and wondrously useful.”
PEGGY RUBIN, Director, Center for Sacred Theatre, Ashland, Oregon; author of To Be and How To Be, Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre.”
The Soul doesn’t get sick but it does need nourishment; if not it seems as if our life starves to death. This wonderful book by Dr. Gabriella Kortsch is definitely healthy “Soul food”. It becomes clear that as the personality endeavors to “rewire” the Soul, it is its own energy or conscious awareness that is elevated to that higher level where the invisible becomes visible and experienced as peace, joy, love and freedom. A treat to enjoy and celebrate.”
ERIC ROLF; author of Soul Medicine: The Heart of Healing
“Rewiring the Soul is a revelation of insight into the foundations of human suffering and transcendence. It not only lays out the essential steps for inner freedom and joy but it also illuminates the way to true human potential: the stunning and dynamic “Possible Self.” Written with clarity, compassion and wisdom, this chronicle is not one of mere speculation, but arises from the depths of hard won personal experience. Gabriella Kortsch is a spiritual master for our time.”
PAUL RADEMACHER, Executive Director, The Monroe Institute; author of A Spiritual Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe
“Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I’ve ever read. Not esoteric but real-world and practical. Read it and Soul is no longer just a dogma, nor hypothesis, it is made real and as much a part of your being as your toes. We usually shut off our inner voice, yet by recognizing this aspect of ourselves we begin to discover our essential nature, our intuitive truth, and that becomes our loving guide. The author illustrates the limitations of living only as the mind’s Ego, and demonstrates in practical terms how we can transcend this by awakening a conscious viewpoint, following the path of our intuition and feelings, no longer separated from our body and the reality around us, and integrating at last our Soul’s inner guidance and wellspring of love. The implications are profound.”
PETER SHEPHERD; Founder Trans4mind – trans4mind.com; author of Daring To Be Yourself
“Rewiring the Soul is the human being’s directory to the soul. This inspirational book asks you to simply open yourself to the possibility you are much more than you have considered yourself to be; in truth, you are spirit in form living a soul-directed life. It is a breakthrough for those seeking practical assistance, those of a more mystical bent, and every soul awaiting discovery. Read it cover to cover first; then place it close at hand to pick up every time your mind strays from your soul’s message radiating from within the heart.”
TONI PETRINOVICH, Ph.D.; author of The Call: Awakening the Angelic Human
More About the Book From Amazon:
‘Rewiring the Soul’ provides a user-friendly roadmap for personal transformation. Using conversational style, it guides the reader to an understanding of those problems and how they can be resolved, deliberately including the reader’s connection to his own soul and spiritual growth. Based on common sense and the author’s work as an integral psychotherapist as well as lessons gleaned from teaching and personal experiences, all interwoven with current findings from neuroscience, positive psychology, quantum physics and Buddhism, ‘Rewiring the Soul’ signposts the path to resolving everyday life and its problems while converging with the inner quest for connection with the soul. This process allows life to take on a revolutionary new meaning: resolving personal and interpersonal issues while keeping the inner connection to the soul in mind leads to unprecedented growth that is simply not possible if psycho-emotional matters and spiritual concerns are not combined.
Taking responsibility for your own happiness, your own well-being, your own feelings, your own actions, reactions, attitudes, and way of thinking, is the philosophy that lies at the core of her work and in her book Rewiring the Soul this comes to the fore. Whether you want to improve your relationships, your professional life, your inner and outer health, or the way you feel about yourself; whether you feel blocked in your emotional expression, whether you are suffering from phobias, fears, trauma, difficult sexual relationships, obsession, possessiveness, desire to control, depression, shyness, lack of confidence, self esteem, and assertiveness; whether you cannot control your anger, live with violence or abuse of any kind, and are unable to extract yourself from dysfunctional situations; whether you no longer feel motivated in your life, or that you simply are unable to find the next turning in the road, her work and this book focus on the reader’s growth and empowerment.
The book is available as a paperback and Kindle e-Book for Kindle and all Kindle applications on Amazon
Rewiring the Soul is also available via most of Amazon’s global sites (USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Japan), but due to reasons I am unable to explain, it appears that the US print book rate (even taking shipping charges to Europe and other areas into consideration) is currently the best.
Rewiring the Soul can also be ordered via most bookshops, but due to additional delivery charges and other fees, choosing that method may notch up the rate.