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Thursday, 4 April 2013

The Five Levels of Attachment

The Five Levels of Attachment by Don Miguel Ruiz JR. 
Published by Hay House UK
RRP £12.99 
Hay House Price: £10.39 

Don Miguel Ruiz JR is a Toltec, just like his Father; Miguel Ruiz SR and just like his Grandmother who he speaks of fondly in this book as the teacher who taught him the wisdom he lives, breathes and teaches today. This book picks up where his Father's book; The Four Agreements left off. 

The Four Agreements was an international best-seller that sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. In it we were taught the four agreements which are; 

But with the four agreements, there are 5 levels of attachment that are causing us suffering according to Don Miguel. 

Don Miguel presents this ancient wisdom for finding your true self in a modern way that reflects well into the modern day world in which we live. What fascinated me was his in depth discussion on how we attach ourselves to beliefs that hinder our true growth and ability to be all that we truly are. 

The 5 Levels of Attachment are; 

  1. The Authentic Self
  2. Preference
  3. Identification
  4. Internalization
  5. Fanaticism

Throughout reading this book where Don teaches you in depth about each individual level of attachment with real life scenarios as examples of how we become attached on that level, I was amazed at the level of wisdom he imparted in his heartfelt, and sincere words. You could tell from reading just what a deep belief he has in this Toltec wisdom, and that it is with love that he shares this wisdom with the world. 

Some of the levels; when read truthfully can make you feel like you are looking in a mirror and seeing something not very nice, but the warming, nourishing and soulful Don Miguel reassures us that this book is not a tool of judgement, it's purpose is not to show you how awful you are being or just how unspiritual you are.  

The Purpose of this book is AWARENESS, to raise your own awareness of how your reactions are governed and guided by your attachments. It is through your heightened awareness of how you are reacting, of which level you are vibrating on, that you hold the key in knowing the true you and by knowing the true you, you instantly recognise what level you truly desire to be vibrating on. With the acknowledgment of this, you are in your power station to shift your reactions so that you vibrate on a more suitable level for who you truly are. 

This book is amazingly handbag/briefcase/man-bag friendly and is ideal to carry with you when you are first learning about your attachment levels. 

Don Miguel has with this book alone left a legacy for future generations to come that will benefit them and their offspring when applied. ~ Dawn Brierley, Celestial Life Coach 

The wisdom is heartfelt, nurturing, guiding and honest. I would recommend this book even if you haven't read The Four Agreements, because the radical shifts in your awareness of self that result from the reading and application of the wisdom contained in this book is phenomenal. 

The Five Levels of Attachment by Don Miguel Ruiz JR. 
Published by Hay House UK
RRP £12.99 

8 Readers Musings:

  1. What an uplifting family! The four agreements was a revelation and each day I am reminded how I have a choice in how I live, I do this by reading the agreements which are posted on my fridge! Thanks the Ruiz family I am going to the bookstore now to buy the 5 levels! Peace and love Filo Zuco UK x

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