Judith Blackstone is Director of the Center for Transpersonal Embodied Psychotherapy in New York City and Realization Center in Woodstock, New York. She is also on the faculty of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and Empire State College, State University of New York. Her books include Living Intimately: A Guide to Realizing Spiritual Unity in Relationships.
“Our spirituality flowers as we bring love alive in our lives. In The Intimate Life, Judith Blackstone guides us in how to release resistance to authentic contact and how to realize our inherent oneness with all beings. Her teachings are lucid, powerful, and wise—this book is a gem!”
—Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance
“With grace and profound insight, Judith Blackstone presents wise guidance on how we can more genuinely connect with and recognize the luminous depth of each other—and the world.”
—Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author, Love for No Reason and Happy for No Reason
To genuinely love other people is one of the central ideals in every spiritual tradition. It’s also one of our greatest challenges. Here is a transformational guide to becoming “lovers of life” and experiencing the full potential of our intimate relationships.
Written by one spiritual sensitive for another, Belonging Here draws from Dr. Blackstone's personal story as well as her 30-year psychotherapy practice, which has focused on teaching clients how to integrate personal healing and spiritual awakening through an embodied approach she calls the Realization Process. Join this pioneering teacher to explore five of the most common challenges of the spiritually sensitive, along with exercises and meditations for living mindfully and compassionately with each, including:Thin Skin—how to create strong but permeable boundaries between ourselves and the external environmentLanding on Earth—staying grounded within the whole of one's body by mending inner fragmentationHearing the Cries of the World—how to open to our own joy even as we respond to the suffering in the world around usShape Shifters—removing the protective masks of the false personalityThe Stranger—how to make the return from self-exile to self-acceptance
You can live authentically in a world that once seemed alien. You can find happiness and acceptance where isolation and confusion have reigned. You can come home at last, with Belonging Here.