In a world of rising tension and stress it is not uncommon to feel dominated and overwhelmed by the events of life. "Raising the Soul", a practical guide to gaining a firm anchor and taking control of one's situation, is based on seven contemplative exercises interpreted from the work of Rudolf Steiner. When carried out diligently, these simple exercises - which may take just a few minutes of each day - are powerful tools for personal growth and inner strengthening. They can help us, for example: to stay more balanced in emotionally charged situations; to see the positive side of any circumstance; to become more open-minded; and to develop an inner mood of gratitude. At the same time the exercises assist with the practical details of everyday life: remembering the important particulars of our day, putting intentions into action, and thinking more clearly. "Raising the Soul" presents a pathway to help us say 'yes' to more of what life offers - to be open to the abundance of life's experiences. The book is organized so that each chapter introduces a different soul capacity that can be mastered in turn.The headings include: Review of the Day; Clear Thinking; Intention in Action; Balance in Feeling; Positive World View; Open Mind; and Gratitude.
The book also offers clear descriptions of the exercises, a 'Plan of Action', and advice on developing a meditative practice.