6) Belonging Here

Belonging Here:
A Guide for the Spiritually Sensitive Person

Belonging Here

Synopsis: A heartfelt book for overcoming the unique challenges of the spiritually sensitive person.


Judith Blackstone
June 1, 2012
Hardcover Book / BK02543
ISBN: 978-1-60407-796-4 / ISBN-10: 1-60407-796-4
UPC: 600835-254380
US $ 22.95
Rights: World

Media Resources

  • Judith Blackstone’s website for her Realization Process healing practice
  • Judith Blackstone’s online blog
  • Dr. Judith Blackstone on Facebook
  • The Esalen Institute in California, where Dr. Blackstone is a teacher
  • Shortlink for this presskit page: http://wp.me/P64an-O3

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About the Book

Penetrating insight. Profound empathy. A gift for healing. These are just some of the talents of the “spiritually sensitive” person—yet these apparent blessings can often become a source of loneliness, self-doubt, and limitation. Belonging Here is a lifesaving book that shows how our spiritual gifts become entryways into both the everyday world of shared human connection and the most subtle dimension of our being.

Written by one spiritual sensitive for another, Belonging Here draws from Dr. Blackstone’s personal story as well as her 30-year psychotherapy practice that has focused on teaching clients how to integrate personal healing and spiritual awakening through an embodied approach she calls the Realization Process. Readers will explore five of the most common challenges of the spiritually sensitive, along with exercises for overcoming each, including:
• Thin Skin—how you can strengthen your boundaries and still
remain open to the world around you

• Landing on Earth—staying grounded within the whole of
your body by mending inner “fragmentation”

• Hearing the Cries of the World—how innate compassion can
ripen into the unconditional love of spiritual maturity

You can live authentically in a world that once seemed alien. You can find happiness and acceptance where sadness and confusion had reigned. You can come home at last, with Belonging Here.

About the Author

Judith Blackstone, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychotherapist in New York and an innovative teacher in contemporary spirituality who has shared the Realization Process with students across the US and Europe since 1987. Her published works include the books The Enlightenment Process (Paragon House, 2008) and The Intimate Life (Sounds True, 2011), and the audio learning course The Realization Process (Sounds True, 2011).

Praise for Belonging Here

  “Belonging Here is a superbly written, wonderfully profound, and helpful book—the distillation of a lifetime’s wisdom and practice. It is the clearest guide to embodiment that I have ever read and its truths will illumine anyone who comes to it. With this book, your experience of yourself and the universe will be transformed.”
Andrew Harvey, author of The Direct Path and The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism

“Writing with compassion and using engaging case studies, Judith Blackstone presents a powerful system of practices to help us move toward embodiment while at the same time remaining connected to all of life. I recommend this book to all who are spiritually sensitive and who feel discomfort in living in this world. Brilliant work!”
Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self

“I am excited by the clarity and power of Judith Blackstone’s approach to embodied meditation. This book offers practical wisdom that will be of great value to anyone with a spiritual practice. Highly recommended.”
Sally Kempton, author of Meditation for the Love of It

“This book lucidly reveals the most profound insight known to humankind: that we are made of the luminosity of awareness itself. Drawing on a lifelong spiritual journey and decades of teaching experience, Dr. Blackstone is uniquely qualified to illumine the healing power of non-dual awareness. She gives special emphasis to the work involved in repairing the injuries that often happen on the journey into self-realization—especially those that befall us in childhood as open, defenseless, and sensitive beings. Dr. Blackstone shows us how to explore all the subtle dimensions of what it is to be an embodied human being who lives in meaningful relationship with others, while remaining fully immersed in the state of pure awareness. I highly recommend this book as a path to realization in its own right.”
Peter Fenner, PhD, author of Radiant Mind, The Edge of Certainty, and Essential Wisdom Teachings

“I love this book. Embodiment is the next frontier in terms of our Western understanding and evolution of consciousness, and Judith Blackstone escorts us into this new wave with brilliance, radiance, and wisdom. Rare is a book on embodiment that integrates deep non-dual wisdom with a gentle and powerful knowledge of how to awaken consciousness in the body.”
Mariana Caplan, PhD, author of Eyes Wide Open and The Guru Question