Follow Your Heart: The Map To Illumination

Book, Audiobook, and Meditation double-CD set


Follow Your Heart: The Map to Illumination
by Puran and Susanna Bair

Follow Your Heart is a masterpiece: a systematic map of how spiritual transformation occurs in life, with specific stories and examples about the steps of heart development that each one of us goes through on our journey through life. Follow Your Heart is an invaluable resource for all seekers, no matter what path you choose. Soft Cover, 294 PP mp3

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Follow Your Heart Audiobook
by Asatar Bair, reading

mp3 CD, 7 hours, 405.7 MB

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Follow Your Heart Package
by Puran and Susanna Bair

The Follow Your Heart Package includes:

  • The book Follow Your Heart by Puran and Susanna Bair
  • The double-CD meditation set Follow Your Heart Meditations, by Susanna Bair
  • The Follow Your Heart Audiobook

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    Audio $49.95

What does it mean to follow your heart?
Does it mean you do whatever you like? Your heart is more powerful than you think; your heart can lead you to illumination, if only you have the faith, courage, and insight to follow it.

Illumination, the goal of human development and the longing of every heart, means manifesting in your body, mind, personality, and behavior the pure qualities of Love, Harmony, and Beauty, to explore the potentials of all being, and to accomplish the purpose for which you were created, becoming a fully-realized version of yourself.

Over the millenia, spiritual masters of different traditions have laid out the steps of illumination, but these have long been carefully guarded secret teachings, shrouded in mystery, hidden in paradoxical stories and koans.

  • Farid ud-Din Attar, who wrote The Conference of the Birds, described the first 9 Steps of the Path in allegorical terms.
  • Abu Nasr as-Sarraj (died 988) described the path of spiritual development through Step 9, though in a way that can only be understood by those who have been through it.
  • The Yogi Patanjali described a sequence of meditations from dharana (concentration) through seven levels of samadhi, which describes a small portion of the path in great detail.
  • In the 20th century, Erik Erikson, Daniel Levinson and Clifford Anderson described their research into adult psychological maturity, but psychological maturity is far from the end of the path. Their studies end at Step 5 of the Path because they didn't consider what's possible in spiritual maturity. Furthermore, spiritual maturity does not correlate to physical age.
  • The path to illumination has often been presented as purely spiritual, never touching on worldly concerns, seeing spiritual development as something that happens far from the pressures of everyday life. Now, Puran and Susanna Bair present a heart-centered path of spiritual transformation that integrates all parts of a complete life -- relationships, career, family, goals, and health -- into a radiant, loving, fullness.

    Puran and Susanna are spiritual masters and lineage holders in the tradition of Universal Sufism as taught by Hazrat Inayat Khan. They are the founders of IAM Heart and have taught Heart Rhythm Meditation to thousands of people over the last 35 years.




    The IAMheart course -- The Map to Illumination

    Information is available here.


    Follow Your Heart -- Table of Contents


    Dedication

    Acknowledgments

    The Map-Makers

    1. The Process of Becoming

    2. The Three Big Questions

    3. Realization

    4. The Benefits of Each Step

    5. Mentoring at Each Step

    6. Life as a Journey

    7. The Greatest Statement

    8. The Labyrinth

    9. Step 1: Commitment

    10. Step 2: Testing

    11. Step 3: Knowledge, Competency and Trust

    12. Step 4: Idealization

    13. Step 5: Expertise

    14. Overview of the First Five Steps

    15. Step 6: Unlearning

    16. Step 7: Unity

    17. Step 8: Guidance

    18. Step 9: Illumination

    19. The Steps of Relationship

    20. The Steps of Career

    21. Stage Four of Service

    22. Internal Signs of Progress

    23. The Evidence of Progress

    24. The Culture of the Heart

    Appendix 1. The Parable of the Bull

    Appendix 2. The Conference of the Birds

    Appendix 3: Phrases for Each Step

    References




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