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The Missing Peace - The Advanced Seekers Guide to Wholeness

by Eileen Watkins-Seymour with Clive Digby-Jones & Susan Norman

listed in personal development

The Missing Peace, subtitled The Advanced Seekers Guide to Wholeness, is about a unique process that can be used as a guide that will provide direction on your journey to enlightenment.

Eileen Watkins-Seymour, an experienced psychotherapist and who was one of the first people to introduce Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to the UK first called her way of working with clients 'Wholistic NLP'. Both Eileen and her partner in work and in life, Clive Digby-Jones a corporate facilitator and gifted healer take this opportunity to explain to the reader the way of working which they call RAPSI (Ravenscroft Approach to Psycho-Social Integration). Susan Norman is an experienced author who is dedicated to learning and growing.

The last sentence of the introduction simply says "enjoy the journey", but to quote Carl Jung at this point "there can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion". So be prepared (if like me) you get a bit emotional during the reading and exercises.

It is the context of 'journey' that I would first like to review this book. A well-used quote within NLP texts of today is 'the map is not the territory'. In my opinion NLP, which provides us with an excellent systematic framework for directing our own brain, is the map. RAPSI takes this one step further and serves as a trustworthy guide or scout to find the territory that underpins human behaviour. The role of the client or you the reader is the compass. Light or rather radiating light on the dark of your territory is the ultimate intention of the RAPSI process. This is a powerful process so like any well seasoned traveller would know, take appropriate comfort breaks between each stage of the journey.

If the 'advanced seeker' is anything like me they will probably be at stage 9 of 'The Human Story' (Chapter 1, pages 10 and 11) and have explored "all things regarding personal development" in preparation to take significant steps forward. By no means does this book provide futile short cuts. However like any journey there is always a better route.

The fundamental route the authors use to find the 'missing piece' or fragmented energy is via the RAPSI 5Rs. For ease of explanation I will use an army of soldiers as a model. How do you make peace with the army that is controlling your territory and subsequently causing you destruction, unrest, fear and injury to name but a few ways in which you may be feeling or behaving?

Firstly, Eileen and Clive observe a person's 'state' (NLP speak); in my experience it was easy to observe your own state or rather where you are at now. The journey towards the desired outcome is facilitated in a RAPSI session by asking clients questions and the client giving spontaneous answers.The RAPSI 5Rs.• Recognition – The army (or whatever your internal/external representation is) like any other army was initially necessary for your protection;• Relationship – Make contact and establish a rapport. Thank the troops for their job!• Recognition – Have a chat with them (telepathically) and establish who are the troops, what are their individual roles. Who is their Commander?• Reconciliation – Make friends with the army. Ask them when they decided to protect you or when the war started. Tell them/it (you really do have to be prepared to think outside of the box!) that the piece of land can now be part of a united state (you);• Release – for my own experience, to bring light, I agreed with the army that they could go home when dawn broke. The sun was really shining on that day and I really felt at peace with myself.

I have described the above in a totally oversimplified format. Each reader/client will have a unique experience. Unique experiences are used as examples throughout the book, which serve to explain and validate 'RAPSI'.

Chapter Eight of the book explores 'the unconscious equation' explains perfectly why people hold on to repeated, protective behaviour even when such behaviour has negative consequences. Examples of this type of behaviour are binge drinking and self-harm.

Reasons behind presenting problems such as 'The Cultural Straightjacket' (chapter 10), 'Past Lives Ancestral Healing' (chapter 12) and 'Spirit Attachments' (chapter 13) are used to explain that there are different forms of energy that can effect out behaviour. If, like myself you struggle with certain aspects of the spiritual world then think of a fossil. If the hardened remains or traces of a pre-historical animal or plant can exist in the physical world then the possibility could exist in the spiritual world.

My favourite chapter is 'The Language of Disease' and this book did indeed help me make peace with my endometriosis and understand how it came to be on my territory in the first place. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the authors for helping me with this. I urge you, the reader to digest the various individual stories within this chapter they really do make sense.

Finally, during the course of your journey with this book as a guide be prepared to become your own psycho-spiritual detective. The Missing Peace, in my view, will help you find the missing piece that completes the jigsaw of you. You really do need it to get the full picture.

Further Information & Special Offer

Positive Health readers can purchase The Missing Peace at the discount price of £10 per copy (RRP is £12.50), plus £1 post and packing. Please quote PH07 with your order.Saffire Press 37 Park Hall Road, London N2 9PT can be contacted on Tel: 020-8883 3445; Fax: 020-8444 0339; Mob: 07973 300480 or 07720 540711;

Allison Traynor
Saffire Press

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