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The Joy2MeU Journal is a publication I started in early 1999 while going through some severe financial challenges.  I started it as a subscription area of my site both to try to get more income coming in and also to publish several books that I was writing that I didn't have the resources to publish any other way.  I thought it was going to be a periodical thing when I started - kind of an online magazine.  That isn't the way it worked out.  It turned into something quite different - and very intimately personal.  Starting in 1999 and continuing through the end of 2004 I shared in this Journal a personal journal where I was processing through my fear of intimacy issues.  That very painful process resulted in getting me to a place where I am in a relationship and don't have time to write any more.;-)

What this Journal turned into is (as I describe it on my siteindex page):  "a body of work in a password protected part of the site where Robert is publishing the story of his Spiritual Path, a ongoing personal recovery journal, and portions of his Trilogy and Attack on America books not available on regular Joy2MeU site."  Here is a brief description of those 4 major elements of the Joy2MeU Journal.
The series of 11 articles on my Spiritual Path ended up being called: The Path of One Recovering Codependent ~ the dance of one wounded soul.  That series covers my early recovery up through going to treatment for codependency in 1988 in my fifth year of sobriety - and also includes 3 articles that are about the miracles that led to writing and being able to publish Codependence: Dance of the Wounded Souls.

The personal journal includes 58 web pages (probably close to a million words) and started with sharing my "April Fool's Day Lesson" in the Newsletter of the Premiere issue of the Journal.  It was also called The Path of One Recovering Codependent ~ the dance of one wounded soul.  As I say in the story of the evolution of this Journal lower on the page, "it is . . . part of an autobiography, but one that only exists in this Journal and may never be published elsewhere . . "  In writing those pages I faced and processed through multiple facets and levels of my fear of intimacy issues and two relationship opportunities for growth.  There are a lot of stories from my life and recovery - and examples of applying recovery in the processing through various issues and situations - along with some pretty self indulgent writing.;-)  I think anyone who appreciates my work and style of writing would find this journal within the Journal very valuable.

The Trilogy is the first writing I did starting in the fall of 1988.  It is a Magical, Mystical, Spiritual Fable which includes a history of the Universe unlike any which has ever been written.  In this book, my Higher Self appears to me as a Unicorn that gallops off of a picture on the desk of my casita in Taos New Mexico one snowy evening in January 1989.  We then go on an adventure through time and space, exploring the meaning and purpose of life. The book is divided into 8 sections of 3 parts - 2 chapters of the narrative story line and one segment of The History of the Universe (although it is only complete through 6 1/2 sections - and may never be completed beyond that.)  Writing this work helped me build and refine the foundation for my spiritual Belief system - and later spawned my book:  Codependence: Dance of the Wounded Souls.
"In the spring of 1991, Robert Burney was asked to speak in several different venues on the subject of Codependence.  In the course of those speaking engagements he heard himself making statements to a general audience that he had never considered saying in public because of their controversial nature.  To his surprise he found that the practical process level tools and techniques that he utilized in his private therapy practice were merging with mystical and magical knowledge he had acquired writing a book that was an adult fable about the history of the Universe - the first book of a trilogy. . . .

. . . . The Joy2MeU Journal includes the first book of the Trilogy mentioned above (a book that will probably never be finished), the story of Robert's recovery through 1988 when he went to treatment for codependency in his fifth year of sobriety, and a personal journal of his growth process and recovery from 1999 thru 2004." - Biography page
The Attack on America online book is one I started publishing online on September 22, 2001.  In early 2002 I moved it from my regular website to this Journal in part because of hate email I was receiving because of the controversial nature of my writing - and because it had become intensely personal and revealing.  I didn't want anyone to miss out on the value of reading my articles on codependency recovery and inner child healing because they were distracted by the discussions of historical and cultural international manifestations of codependency - or by the personal revelations - that I shared in this online book.  I later did also add this online book to the newer subscription area of Joy2MeU Dancing in Light.
There are also other articles in the Journal - as you can see by looking at the Contents page - many of which were later added to the regular website, often in expanded versions.

The processing I did in the journal within the Journal has resulted in me being in a relationship for the last 4 years, and also in being blessed with the opportunity to be the primary caretaker for an amazing little boy named Darien. (The story of Darien and I, and our soul contract to meet up in this lifetime is here: Darien  )  

I am making some additions and changes to this page in November 2012 - and adjusting the price slightly.  Anyone buying a subscription to either of the subscription areas of my site will be getting a lifetime subscription - at least for the lifetime of Joy2MeU.com anyway.

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(Below is page as it has looked for years.;-) with an explanation of the evolution of this Journal, for anyone who is interested.)

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Newest:  I have not added any new writings to this Journal since November 2004 - except to add an excerpt from my Joy2MeU Update March 2005 to Dance 43.  I do not anticipate adding any more pages any time soon. ~ RB August 14, 2008

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One new page added to the journal within the Journal on November 7, 2004.

One new page added to the journal within the Journal on October 12, 2004.

Four pages added to journal within Journal on September 29, 2004.

Nine pages added to journal within Journal on June 3, 2004.

One new installment to my journal posted on February 19, 2004.

I added two new installments to my journal processing on January 20, 2004.

I added a new installment of My Unfolding Dance on December 23, 2003.

I added two new installments of my journal processing on November 24, 2003

I added another installment of my journal processing on November 14, 2003.

I added another page on November 6, 2003.

I added 5 pages to the Journal on October 29, 2003

I added 2 pages to the Journal on July 20, 2003.  The story of the miracles that made it possible for me to publish Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls.

A new page with testimonials for the Joy2MeU Journal.

I added 4 pages to the Journal on November 8, 2002.

I added 1 page and two pictures of me to the Journal on October 5, 2002.

I added 7 pages to the Journal on July 9, 2002.

The Update below about the evolution of the Journal was added March 14, 2002

Joy2MeU~Journal

The Joy2MeU Journal is a body of work that is separate from my regular web site in a password protected site that can only be viewed by subscribers.  This Journal began as an idea I had walking on the beach on March 22nd 1999.  It was an idea that grew out of a some dreams I had experienced after a day of profound sadness and deep grief over a relationship that had ended.
" . . . It was quite surprising when I woke up the next morning feeling great and remembering the dreams.  The dreams were not of a symbolic or literally significant nature as important dreams sometimes are - rather they were about two ideas that I will probably never pursue.  The dreams them self were not important - what was important is how I felt when I woke up from them.

I felt Joy.  I felt empowered and excited about life.  I felt as if I had achieved a level of closure and acceptance about the relationship that was over and that I had some energy and focus to create some really good things in my life.  Thus the idea to publish my next two books in installments came up while walking on the beach."

The Story of "Joy to You & Me" First Issue Joy2MeU Journal
Publishing those two books was the primary purpose and reason for the creation of this Journal as I understood it in the beginning. I was at a time when I needed desperately to bring in some more income and in taking inventory to see what assets I had, realized that people were always asking about those next two books and when they would be published.  Since I did not have the financing, or any publishing company interested, to get them published - I started publishing them in the only place I could, online.

It has turned out that this Journal has been about much more than just the publication of those books.  Those books are: The Dance of the Wounded Souls Trilogy - Book I "In The Beginning . . ." and Wounded Souls Dancing in The Light.  A brief description of the first, and an explanation of the status of the second is below.  First however I want to explain a little about what this Journal has become. 

Current situation

In the beginning I envisioned this Journal as being kind of an online magazine published periodically.  Within a few issues I realized that I needed to publish articles in bunches as they were written rather than work against some deadline of when the next issue was due.  I have in fact, let go of even thinking in terms of issues of this Journal.
"I have not at this time, made any changes to the Journals Index page.  As I mention above, the periodical issues paradigm I originally envisioned for this Journal has been pretty much out the window for a while now.  I am really not paying much attention to that perspective of this body of work any more.  If for instance, I end up finishing up the 30 Days in the Desert series (which is now taking 5 parts to get me to the completion of treatment instead of 4) and get to the confrontation in Sedona article prior to me getting back to some other aspects of the Journal - I will publish it when it is done rather than withhold it until the last issue of this Journal as it was scheduled for.  I don't at this time, even think in terms of a last issue of this Journal.  I will keep writing here for as long as it is serving my process - so it is a probability that this is a never ending story.  At least until my life changes dramatically in some way." 
Joy2MeU Journal Mini-Newsletter - March 11, 2002
I am removing any mention of how many issues there are to this Journal from this page now, because I no longer see this body of work as being finite.  I don't see it as infinite either - but it will last as long as it is working to support my recovery and growth.  I also do not envision raising the subscription rate even if there ends up being much more material published here than originally envisioned.  In fact, there is more published here now than I originally thought possible.  Here is a quote from a page that I am posting on my web site today, the first article of a series.
This is the first of 6 (possibly 7) articles about the Twelve Steps.  In March of 2002 as I was preparing to move the bulk of the book I wrote and published online about the September 11th Attack on America to my Joy2MeU Journal (as I forewarned in my January 2002 Update) I decided to move this series of articles to the regular Joy2MeU web site.  I realized that - though the foundation of my work is the ancient Spiritual Principles and process that I learned by working a twelve step program, and I talk about those principles and that process to some extent in all of my writing - I did not have very much written here on my regular web site that actually talks about the steps themselves.

When I originally started publishing these articles in the Joy2MeU Journal, it was because I thought I would need to create enough content to make the Journal attractive to potential subscribers.  The Journal has turned into something quite different from my original vision of it, and because the story of my recovery and Spiritual journey expanded to include a personal intimate journal about my process over the last 3 years, there is plenty of content in that Journal for people who resonate strongly with my writing.  Thus, moving this series of articles (which has been expanded from 4 to 6 articles) to Joy2MeU to make them available to the public as a whole makes sense.

As I say in this quote, I thought I needed to create extra content for this Journal.  Besides the two future books, I also knew in the beginning that I would tell the story of my recovery / Spiritual path.  The surprise for me - that has provided a great deal of content I wasn't planning on - was that I ended up also writing a personal, intimate journal of my recovery process since the start of this Journal.  It has turned out to be an invaluable part of my personal growth process.

As I wrote in February of 2001:

" . . . I will tell it all - or at least a large chunk of it.  My Spiritual Journey for the last 15 years.  But I will not tell it all in this issue.  What I will share in this issue is a somewhat fleshed out outline of the milestones along my path.  It will be fleshed out enough to touch on the relevant information that is needed for telling the story of how "Joy to You & Me" came about.  It will provide a framework for the telling of the other stories - the leaps of faith, the incredible miracles, the breakthroughs and breakdowns, the exquisite Joy and the incredible pain - that have been a part of my path.  In effect, I guess I will be doing a partial autobiography in installments in this Journal also.  The Path of a Mystic Messenger - or something like that." 
~ The Story of "Joy to You & Me" First Issue Joy2MeU Journal
The series of articles on my Spiritual Path ended up being called: The Path of One Recovering Codependent ~ the dance of one wounded soul.  In the course of writing the first six issues of this Journal, that series has grown and expanded greatly.  It now includes not only the story of my Spiritual Path over the 15 years prior to my beginning this Journal - but also a personal intimate journal of my process over the almost 2 years since the Journal begin.  It ended up being a lot more personal and intimate than I had envisioned when I started writing, but then these last two years turned out a lot different than I ever imagined - and most likely will be part of an autobiography one day.  (Actually, it is already part of an autobiography, but one that only exists in this Journal and may never be published elsewhere - as I like to say, More Will Be Revealed.)

The Journal also includes special articles, a series of articles on the 12 steps, a page where I share my daily prayers and affirmations, and even a short story that I wrote years ago.  It has grown into a great deal more writing that I had envisioned - as well as taking a lot longer to complete than I thought in the beginning.  In other words, it has been an adventure full of surprises - not unlike my life since I started recovery.

Anyone who finds my writing helpful and enjoyable, will get their money's worth from this Journal.  At least that is what I feel. ;-)

There are now 75 content pages in this Journal (minus the ones in the First Journal Issue, the Attack chapters still available on Joy2MeU, and 2 others that have been added to the regular web site, that means 57 are only available in the password protected site.)  How many more will come is unknown - but I would be not be surprised if there were not a couple of dozen.  So, yes I do believe it is a body of work that has value to someone who resonates strongly with my writing.  I know it has been very valuable to me - and will continue to be.  A perfect part of my unfolding path.  ~ Robert 3/14/02

The Dance of the Wounded Souls Trilogy - Book I "In The Beginning . . ."

A magical, mystical, Spiritual fable which includes a history of the Universe unlike any which has ever been written.  In this book, my Higher Self appears to me as a Unicorn that gallops off of a picture on the desk of my casita in Taos New Mexico one snowy evening in January 1989.  We then go on an adventure through time and space, exploring the meaning and purpose of life. The book is divided into 8 sections of 3 parts - 2 chapters of the narrative story line and one segment of The History of the Universe.  The first free issue includes 2 sections of this book.  This will be publication of my final draft version of the book (final draft meaning before my editor gets her hands on it.)

Wounded Souls Dancing in The Light

"Empowerment through Internal Boundaries"

This is a process level ('how to') book that I began publishing in the second issue. The innovative, powerful, and life-changing formula that I have developed, through my own recovery and in my therapy practice, shares a process for learning how to have internal boundaries that can enable one to start Truly Loving self.  This book will detail the ABC's of the tools and techniques that an individual can follow to change their relationship with self and life into one that empowers the individual to be able to stop being a victim and learn how to relax and enJoy life as a Great and Exciting Adventure rather than a punishment to be endured.  As I stated in the beginning of this Journal:  this will be a raw, first draft version of this book - and it will probably not be completed by the final issue of this Journal. 

My concept of this book has been in transition.  In a short note to Journal subscribers in February 2002, I stated: 

The chapters of this book were written in 1999 - and my concept of this book has been evolving since that time.  The material here will still be a part of this process book when it is ever finished evolving - but I think the structure and point of view may be different.  There is writing in these pages that is exclusive to this version.  Most of it however, is probably something that is part of various web pages of my site.
In my January 2002 Update, I talk about the online book I had just completed about the Attack on America, and note that it feels to me as if I will be combining that online book and Dancing in the Light in some way.
What feels more likely right now, is that I will be combining much of what I wrote here with what I have been thinking of as my next book:  Codependency Recovery: Wounded Souls Dancing in the Light

I started to write that process (how to) level book about my approach to the inner child healing work over 2 and a half years ago, and then became stalled.  I wasn't actually stalled so much as I didn't have a clear vision of how it was going to come together.  In retrospect I know now, that I needed to write the Recovery Process for inner child healing and Emotional Honesty and Emotional Responsibility series of articles, as well as other individual articles and the pages for the Journal, in order for my personal recovery to go through a tremendous transformational period, and to facilitate a deeper understanding of the process. 

It was also very important for me to learn some important lessons from doing telephone counseling (which I started in March 2000) that are going to impact the structure and approach of that book.  As usual, more will be revealed to me when it is time for me to know. 

Joy to You & Me and Joy2MeU Update January 2002 - Newsletter 2
I am not sure how this book is going to evolve at this point.  I have now moved the book I published online Attack on America - A Spiritual Healing Perspective to this Journal and only the first three chapters are available on the Joy2MeU site.  There is actually now the equivalent of a book and a half on the Journal site that will probably end up becoming this process level book in combination with material from articles on my web site.  I have no idea when I will be focusing on this book again.
January 2004 - I realized that I had not added the latest development to the saga of this book to this page.  Here it is, and I think it is self explanatory.
Codependency Recovery: Wounded Souls Dancing in the Light
Book 2: A Dysfunctional Relationship with Life Authors Foreword

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