You're Not Going Crazy...
You're Just Waking Up!
The Five Stages of the Soul Transformation Process
This book explains why the challenges in your life (and in your heart) may make you feel as though you are going crazy. The Five Stages of the Soul Transformation Process guides you through such challenges and leads you to the light at the end of the tunnel; wherein you gain a new perspective of your life, yourself, and your purpose. The soul transformation process includes: dismantling, emptiness, disorientation, re-building, and a new life. This process assists you in rising to new levels of spiritual mastery where you become an active participant in re-building a new life, a life that resonates with your highest good.
Quotes from the Book
Phenomenally Useful Book
"In the preface of the book, the author shares some common things people say that are often a sign of this soul transformation process in action. Examples from the book include:
'I'm so lost.
'My life is falling apart.
'I'm married, but I'm in love with someone else.
'I'm losing my house (job, mind, etc.).
'I'm so confused; I don't know which end is up anymore.
'I feel guided to make some changes; but I have it so good, I must be crazy.
As is described in the book, 'It's as though your psyche is a chalice, or cup, that needs to be emptied of old toxic materials so that it can be re-filled with the fresh waters of life, or new opportunities to live life with more love. Regardless of how long you've been on any spiritual path or not, if you find yourself feeling like your life is totally falling apart or going to pieces as if your life is being dismantled, if you find yourself feeling empty and lost, in shock or depressed at the tremendous loss of something that felt really important to you, or if you find yourself feeling completely and utterly disoriented now that you have no idea what to do next or where to go from here, this is a phenomenally useful book. Even if you're not currently in any sort of breakdown, there's a good chance that someday you will. In the meantime, there are some really helpful things you can do to prepare in advance for what is to come, learn what to do when the transformation strikes, and even things like what to tell your friends so that they can best support you in the process. I'd definitely recommend buying this book. It's one of the few books I've found that are geared to those times when we're IN IT, when it feels like our life is going to hell in a hand basket and we've got no interest in abstract theory or any of that jazz."
"I found this book during a hard time in my life, when everything seemed to fall apart and just as the title implies, I thought I was going to go crazy! One thing after another, without any rhyme or reason, and I just couldn't understand!
This book greatly helped me through this time, giving me a positive outlook on these situations which I thought no good could come of. By the end of this rather short little book, I was ready to face a new chapter in my life with my head held high, rather than being afraid of more negative situations being thrown at me.
Once I stepped back and looked at everything in my life from the perspective given by Michael Mirdad, I was able to see the big picture and the universal reasons behind everything that was going on. In the end, I was given the 'push I was so badly in need of in life, and once I accepted this things began to smooth out almost immediately, and I now feel I am closer to where I should be in my life.
It may seem overkill to attribute so much to a book, but I do owe much to Michael Mirdad and this amazing insight, which was just what I needed! I am not trying to publicize the book itself, O.K. maybe I am, but I hope that through sharing my experience others who believe they may be going through what I did will look into it, and possibly find the same help I did. I wish good luck to such individuals, and hope you find the peace you're searching for, whether it be here, or another source."
"This book will be an inspiration to anybody who has had a troublesome life. To anybody who is dealing with major issues that make you feel like you're losing it, Michael Mirdad has a very simple message - you're not going crazy, you're just waking up! In his view of the soul transformation process there are five stages, which I think many people will recognize:
Dismantling: when your life seems to be falling apart.
Emptiness: when your emotions catch up with all the changes and you feel depressed and alone
Disorientation: when your mind tries to make sense of it all, and can not.
Re-building: when hope comes into your life because things are starting to change.
A new life in which you'll probably be making new mistakes and get caught up in new illusions."
--Katinka Hesselink, GreatSpiritualBooks.com
A Freaky Peacefulness
"Michael, I finished reading 'You're Not Going Crazy, You're Just Waking Up" a few days ago, and I wanted to thank you for writing such an insightful book. I loved it. It's also one of the prettiest books I've ever seen. Since my life ceased to be recognizable, that is, over the past couple years, there have been a few teachers who have helped me immeasurably, and you are one of them. I guess it has to do with how the message is delivered. I've listened to a few of your sermons (on the Web) and your delivery makes me smile every time. Your sense of the absurd cracks me up and makes me think, and the stuff I learn while I'm laughing and feeling good is the stuff that seems to stick. You are so good at what you do!!! Many thank-yous for helping to make my journey a little bit easier. To be perfectly honest, the sense of peace that I feel inside is kind of freaking me out. It's been with me for a couple months now and for the most part, it hasn't gone away. I feel like my mind's been taken over by an entity that is much saner than I ever was. So much more to learn . . . but in a strange way I feel like I'm already there."