Sacred Psychology of Love

Learn how to master the lessons of love and create enduring love relationships with a new spiritual perspective. Drawing upon decades of Dr. Barrick’s clinical expertise, research of sacred texts and understanding of the teachings of the Ascended Masters, this book contains what she learned about the hidden dramas in friendships, love relationships and marriage. The reader has the opportunity to learn how all of this relates to the union of heart and soul. It tells the story of each one’s inner mystic, and offers tender ways to spark divine love in human relationships.

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Easy to Say – Sometimes Hard to Do

Learn how to master the lessons of love and create enduring love relationships with a new spiritual perspective. Drawing upon decades of Dr. Barrick's clinical expertise, research of sacred texts and understanding of the teachings of the Ascended Masters, this book contains what she learned about the hidden dramas in friendships, love relationships and marriage. The reader has the opportunity to learn how all of this relates to the union of heart and soul. It tells the story of each one's inner mystic, and offers tender ways to spark divine love in human relationships.

The following is an excerpt from Sacred Psychology of Love: The Quest for Relationships That Unite Heart and Soul, by Marilyn C. Barrick, Ph.D.

I remember as a teenager reading the book In His Steps, by Charles Sheldon. It was the moving story of a pastor and certain members of his congregation who decided that for one year they would walk in the footsteps of Jesus.

They would ask themselves, “What would Jesus do?” Only then would they take action. And no one would monitor anyone else's conscience.

By the end of the year, the church and the lives of the congregation had been turned upside down and then right side up to the glory of God and the fulfillment of gifts and graces they would never have imagined possible. So wondrous was the presence of Jesus and the action of the Holy Spirit among them!

I had always tried to be very close to Jesus, so I decided to try this for myself. I remember how blissful it was, and how difficult it was!

Many times I would pray to Jesus and I would know exactly what Jesus would do—but I didn’t want to do it. So then I would have to pray to Jesus to help me want to do what he would do.

I think that was my first conscious surrender of some ego. And to my great relief, Jesus did answer my prayer. During that time, I certainly learned a lot about my ego and a lot about surrender.

Each time we surrender some of our human resistance and move forward on our spiritual path, we come a little bit closer to becoming who we really are.

As we continue to walk in the footsteps of the Master, we begin to step out of our human cocoon, the trappings of our human doings. We begin to reveal more and more of our divine identity until one day we may fly free as butterflies into the sunshine of the presence of our God.

Ultimately, as we transcend the human and become spiritually one in soul and Spirit, we may be graced to return to oneness in the cosmic ocean of divine love even as we preserve our unique individuality.

 

 

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