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Carol Marleigh Kline was a motivated television anchor/producer, talk show host, university teacher, and editor. She had even made it into Who’s Who of American Women. But that wasn’t why she wrote Streetwise Spirituality: 28 Days to Inner Fitness and Everyday Enlightenment. Over time, careers and relationships—her two sure-fire routes to happiness—shattered. Carol began to wonder why nothing was turning out as rosy as her beginnings.
After a cross-country move to Oregon, Carol stumbled on an old packing box that had traveled with her—untouched—for years. Figuring it was headed for the dumpster, she opened the box to shuffle through some of the hundreds of transcripts inside. She began to read—and could not stop. The transcripts were from weekly spiritual lectures she had attended with her mother from the age of 13. While reading, she remembered hearing that patience, perseverance, and adaptability are central to a well-lived, happy life. Fearing that such ideas would keep her from feeling free to do exactly as she pleased, Carol had turned her back on them. Until now.
Carol began writing Streetwise Spirituality after she found that the program outlined in the lectures was making a profound, and positive, difference in her life. The book begins with an explanation of basic Earth School principles. Following the introduction is a workbook designed to walk readers through 28 days of learning, growing, and expanding in consciousness.
Each day includes:
• A morning meditation with a different intention each day
• Relevant quote from the transcripts
• Compelling life stories that show how often Carol missed the boat on practicing patience, perseverance, and adaptability, what some of her self-limiting negative core beliefs were, and how they affected her attitudes and actions
The life stories are followed by exercises that ask readers to examine the lesson for the day in terms of their own present attitudes and past actions. Readers are also asked to consider what conscious changes they might like to make in the future.
Streetwise Spirituality deals with real-life issues, such as:
• Feeling insulted that your boss is younger than you
• Freaking out while waiting in lines
• Getting yelled at (or yelling) while driving
• Trying to look younger to feel powerful
• Blaming things, situations, and people for what happens
• Believing that changing other people is the key to happiness
• Giving up on people and projects too easily
• Resenting having to do what others say we should
Delve into the “soul mind,” examine the “shoulds” we use to make hurtful decisions, and finally SEE our invisible emotions through this powerful new book by Carol Marleigh Kline, Streetwise Spirituality: 28 Days to Inner Fitness and Everyday Enlightenment.
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