Reviews of, & Testimonials for, Robert Burney's Joyously inspirational book

"You have incorporated many concepts of Truth into one beautiful, soul touching, and integrated piece of genius."

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"A startling and persuasive new take on the new age by a Twelve Step enthusiast. With a compelling writing style that doesn't just dance around the subject. . . He works with wounded souls in his private practice, repairing dysfunctional attitudes about human perfection. And his message is clear. We are not just human creatures stumbling around finding ways to earn and justify a spiritual nature. Just the opposite. We are Spiritual beings having a human experience. And Burney drills home his zealous message. "We are not being punished." He examines organized religions, scientific principles, the scourge of aids, other human conditions. And concludes that it's time we healed, purged punishment, found our spiritual purpose, enjoyed life. He also confronts some of the new age channelers and psychics who shake fingers at those who fall to common human frailty. Readers will find a penetrating synthesis of Twelve Step Recovery, contemporary and ancient principles in his Cosmic Perspective. Burney's comments are innovative and inspiring, and may just be the answer for so many seeking spiritual guidance. They ring of honesty, and they will cause many to ponder."  - The Book Reader
"We are transcendent Spiritual Beings who are part of the ONENESS that is the God-Force. We always have been and always will be. We are perfect in our Spiritual Essence. We are perfectly where we are supposed to be on our Spiritual Path. And from a human perspective we will never be able to do "human" perfectly - which is perfect.

We have been trying to do human perfect according to a false belief system in order to get Spiritual. It does not work. It's dysfunctional."

"This dance of Codependence is a dance of dysfunctional relationships - of relationships that do not work to meet our needs.  That does not mean just romantic relationships, or family relationships, or even human relationships in general.  The fact that dysfunction exists in our romantic, family, and human relationships is a symptom of the dysfunction that exists in our relationship with life - with being human.  It is a symptom of the dysfunction which exists in our relationships with ourselves as human beings."

"The point that I am making is that our understanding of Codependence has evolved to realizing that this is not just about some dysfunctional families, our very role models, our prototypes, are dysfunctional. Our traditional cultural concepts of what a man is, of what a woman is, are twisted, distorted, almost comically bloated stereotypes of what masculine and feminine really are."

(Quotations in this color are from Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls by Robert Burney)
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"I have been one of the lucky people to read your sensational book! . . . This book is truly a masterpiece. . . Wouldn't it be great if every living being on the planet read this book? Global transformation!" 
- Carole Scarfuto Executive Director, NAPRA (New Age Publishing & Retailing Alliance)

"You have taken inner child healing to a new level. In your brilliantly written book you explain the missing pieces of the puzzle in a way that is amazingly simple and understandable.." 
- Jimmy Langkop, Dallas Texas Speaker & Spiritual Teacher

"Mind-boggling" - Information Press 

" ...get it, read it, then Rejoice..." - Women's Press

"There is much joy expressed in this book. We are given an opportunity to change the dance from one of suffering and endurance to one of celebration and appreciation. Robert's words will move and inspire you
- Concepts Magazine

". . . a book that shines a brilliant new light on this human dance we are all doing. . . . this book is different in some special ways. . . . He not only explains the big picture of how we are all ONE, part of one Cosmic energy interaction that is unfolding perfectly, he also explains how the individual being can lovingly change their relationship with self and life in order to start enjoying human experience more. . . . This book is full of love and joy and I recommend . . . to anyone and everyone." 
- New Thought Magazine

     "Each page is filled with eye-opening advice and instructions on ending the codependency cycle that plagues most American families." 
- Whole Life Times

"This book is an affirmation of your true nature: love. I gratefully recommend it." 
- Magical Blend Magazine (online)

"The most powerful book I've ever encountered on codependency is Robert Burney's Codependence: Dance of the Wounded Souls. Read it and reread it. Then read it again." - Dr Irene Matiatos, PhD, unsolicited testimonial - Dr. Irene's Verbal Abuse Site

Spiritual Teacher and Codependency Therapist Robert Burney, whose work has been compared to John Bradshaw's "except much more spiritual" and described as "taking inner child healing to a new level," has developed a unique approach to emotional healing that is the next level of recovery from codependency so many people have been seeking.  He has pioneered an inner child healing paradigm that offers a powerful, life-changing formula for integrating Love, Spiritual Truth, and intellectual knowledge of healthy behavior into one's emotional experience of life - a blueprint for individuals to transform their core relationship with self and life. 

Robert, whose process is firmly grounded on twelve step recovery principles and emotional energy release / grief process therapy, specializes in teaching individuals how to become empowered to have internal boundaries so they can learn to relax and enjoy life in the moment while healing.  It is the unique approach and application of the concept of internal boundaries, coupled with a Loving Spiritual belief system, that make the work so innovative and effective.

His personal belief is that we are Spiritual Beings having a human experience that is unfolding perfectly from a Cosmic perspective - with no accidents, coincidences, or mistakes.  He considers Spirituality to be a word that describes one's relationship with life - and anyone, regardless of religious belief or lack of it (who is not completely closed minded), can apply the approach he shares on this web site and in his book, to help them transform their experience of life into an easier, more Loving and enjoyable journey.

In his book Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls "A Cosmic Perspective on Codependence and the Human Condition" he postulates that Codependence (i.e. outer or external dependence) is The Human Condition - and that we have now entered a new Age of Healing and Joy in which it is possible to heal the planet through healing our relationships with self.  He combines Twelve Step Recovery Principles, Metaphysical Truth, and Native American Spirituality with quantum physics and molecular biology in presenting his belief that we are all connected, we are all extensions of the Divine, and that ultimately Love is our True essence. 

 "Why isn't this book on the bestseller list?  I think it certainly will be someday.  You have incorporated many concepts of Truth into one beautiful, soul touching, and integrated piece of genius."   Marilyn Mick, Psychotherapist - Lawrence, Kansas

A few recently received comments on the book or tape set from readers:

"When I found your book, I found myself."

"Thank you again and again... listening to your audio tapes brought the whole codependence issue into perpective for me.  This was the first time in my 42 years that I completely understood why I spent my whole life feeling unhappy."

"You have really captured and expressed the essence of the wounded inner child. Your book gives me hope.  I am beginning to feel excited that there is a life out there. Thank you for this."

"Absolutely phenomenal book!"

"Hi Robert, have listened to the tapes and have really enjoyed them!  It has struck such a cord for me, I am feeling more at peace than I have in a long time, like I have found a big missing piece of the puzzle and the events in my life are making so much more sense.  It really has been quite profound."

"What a beautiful book you wrote!"

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