"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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"You have taken inner child healing to a new
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"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"
". . . 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,
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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
"Each page is filled
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"This book is an affirmation of your true nature:
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"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
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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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