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New & News January 3rd, 2023: 39 years clean & sober today: MY SOBRIETY DATE: JANUARY 3RD, 1984
New & News December 20th, 2022: I added a second Intensive Workshop on Zoom in January 2023.
New & News December 11th, 2022: Special Holidsay Sale of Robert's Books Holiday Sale for 2022 and an Intensive Workshop on Zoom January 1st 2023 - great way to start the new year!
New & News November 20th, 2022: Announcing for the first time, an app of my recording of The Dance of Wounded Souls. Also, a Holiday Sale for 2022 - give your loved ones a gift that will help them to be healthier and more loving to them self.
New & News: Two Intensive Workshops on Zoom in December.
New & News September 18th: Two Intensive Workshops on Zoom in October.
New & News July 5: Intensive Workshops on Zoom in September & October - and I have updated the page that I share my Daily Prayers & Affirmations to include a section of my prayers for my grandson Darien.
New & News June 2nd, 2022: Tomorrow is my CoDA birthday! It is the anniversary of my conscious commitment to codependency recovery. I cried today from Joy and Gratitude for my recovery when I read the story about how that unfolded.
“I date my codependence recovery as starting on June 3 1986.”- The Story of "Joy to You & Me"
New & News May 16th, 2022: Intensive Workshops on Zoom in June & July.
New & News January 3rd, 2022: 38 years clean & sober today: MY SOBRIETY DATE: JANUARY 3RD, 1984 A New Intensive Workshop date on Zoom in February.
New & News: Intensive Workshops on Zoom in September and October - and going forward for the foreseeable future. This website - Joy2meu.com - is designed in a program that is obselete (Netscape) - which is why I started a new Mobile Friendly site a couple of years ago - Joy2MeU2.com. I keep an old computer to work on it, because it doesn’t work with any operating system from X on. It is probably not going to work one of these days, as it has been giving me more and more problems. I am putting this notice up here to let you know that very soon I may not be able to update this site, and it will be good to go to Joy2MeU2.com for the latest news. I am in the process of writing an Update Newletter to cover the last 2 1/2 years since my last Update Newsletter - Valentine's Update-February 2019 - and hope to get it published before the end of November.
New & News: A new article Into The Forest - and out of Cambria, a new phone number 805-900-5237, and Intensive Workshops on Zoom in August.
New & News May 17th: Announcing a new special offer page for phone / Zoom / Skype counseling and Zoom Workshops in June & July.
"My goal in working with people is to empower them to be in-dependent. To teach people how to have internal boundaries so that they can separate the messages coming from the old tapes and old wounds from the messages of intuitive Truth from their Spirit - so that they can start learning how to relax and trust their Spirit to guide them. . . . The telephone / Zoom / Skype counseling has proven a wonderful venue for being able to help individuals to see where they are at on their own personal path with some clarity and compassion - from people who are just starting recovery to people who have been on a healing, recovery, spiritual path for many years.” - Robert Burney
New & News: Announcing a new article: Acceptance is the Answer and 2 Zoom Workshops in May.
New & News: Announcing Zoom Workshops in April & May.
Robert Burney posted on Facebook March 17, 2016 "When I was a kid I used to feel sorry for my mother because she was only half Irish and I was 100% Irish. Not sure where that came from but Happy St. Paddy's Day."
New & News February 9th, 2021: Announcing Zoom Workshops in February and March. Be Loving to your self on Valentine's Day 2021!
"It is very sad that so many of us have had to shut down our hearts and locked the romantic part of us away in a deep dark place within us.
It is very sad - but it is truly tragic that we blame ourselves. We have been victimized by societies dysfunctional programming and we beat up on the victim of those forces that we were powerless over.
We do deserve Love in our lives. We deserve companionship and support and friendship. We deserve touch and affection and sexual fulfillment.
We all do! . . . Make this Valentine's Day a True celebration of Love by choosing to Love and have compassion for your wounded self (own the emotional pain) at the same time you are allowing your Spiritual Self to nurture (tell yourself Spiritual Truth) and protect you (tell the critical parent voice to shut up.)” - Romantic Relationships ~ The Greatest Arena for Spiritual & Emotional Growth Chapter 16 - A Valentine's Day Prayer
“My next Zoom Workshop will start on January 3rd, 2021. My sobriety birthday. I have been clean and sober since January 3rd, 1984. It will probably be quite emotional for me to do Part 1 of this workshop on my 37th Sobriety Anniversary.
I started doing my Life-Changing Workshop in May of 2020 because of the pandemic. A major reason that I decided to do my workshop on Zoom, is to leave more of a record of my work in case I should end up being taken out by the virus. I am in the susceptible Boomer group, so anything is possible. (I haven't gotten covid but I did have a minor stroke and some other physical issues this year - getting old isn't for sissies.) I believe that the approach to inner child / emotional healing that I share in the workshop is the missing piece - the missing perspective - of the puzzle of life that so many people have been seeking. It is a formula for integrating intellectual knowledge and spiritual Truth into one's emotional relationship with life. It is the key to learning how to be more Loving to your self - and to turning life into an adventure to be experienced instead of an ordeal of suffering to be endured. Zoom has proven to be a good vehicle for sharing this formula with people around the world.
It will be very interesting to me to do my workshop on my sobriety birthday - makes me emotional just to think about it. As I say again and again in the article below, I am sooooo grateful for my recovery - and the life that it has given me for the last 37 years. Here is the link to the Zoom Workshop for anyone who wants to join me. Such a blessed and Joyfilled life I have been gifted with because of being willing to follow where I was led in my recovery.” - MY SOBRIETY DATE: JANUARY 3RD, 1984
New & News: Announcing Zoom Workshops in November & December - a new article for 2020: Standing up to evil - and Accepting the Divine Plan and New web address: http://www.danceofwoundedsouls.com/
New & News Sepember 18th: Announcing A Zoom Workshop in October.
New & News August 17th: Announcing 2 Zoom Workshops in September - and an interview that I did in June.
New & News July 20th: Announcing a Zoom Workshop in August - and a new blog post "My Terror of Intimacy"
New & News July 4th: Announcing 2 Zoom Workshops for July.
New & News June 18th: Announcing Morro Bay workshop for June 28th is canceled and Zoom Workshop for Australia and New Zealand (and people in Pacific Time Zone) is moved back a week - now starting on June 25th. Also new blog: Codependency Recovery: Wounded Souls Dancing in the Light Book 2: A Dysfunctional Relationship with Life Chapter 3: Emotional honesty
New & News May 28th: Announcing the scheduling of online Workshops using Zoom in June
New & News April 23rd: Announcing the cancelation of the Intensive Training Workshop in Morro Bay CA on April 26th 2020 and the scheduling of online Workshops using Zoom.
New & News: I set new dates for workshops in Morro Bay on April 26th & June 28th - and added the testimonials from the last workshop in Morro Bay in March to the Intensive Testimonial Page.
New & News February 2nd: I set a new date for a workshop in Morro Bay on March 15th - and added the testimonials from the last workshop in Morro Bay in January to the Intensive Testimonial Page.
New & News January 2, 2020: Tomorrow is my sobriety birthday: MY SOBRIETY DATE: JANUARY 3RD, 1984
New & News December 7th, 2019: I set a new date for a workshop in Morro Bay on January 26th, published a new blog "deep dive into my fear of intimacy issues" - and added the testimonials from the last workshop in Morro Bay in December to the Intensive Testimonial Page.
New & News Sept 5th, 2019: A new blog "easier to be a channel for Love to flow through than a receptacle for Love to flow into."
New & News July 2nd, 2019: I set a new date for a workshop in Morro Bay on Sept. 29th. I extended the Sale page with special offer for PDF of Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls for only $5. I updated my Working the Third Step page with the latest of my car adventures of late - and added the testimonials from the last workshop in Morro Bay in June to the Intensive Testimonial Page.
New & News June 3rd, 2019: Today is the 33rd anniversary of my conscious commitment to codependency recovery - The Story of "Joy to You & Me"
New & News April 4th, 2019: Announcing a change in date for Workshop in Morro Bay to June 16th
New & News March 27tin h, 2019: Announcing a new date for Workshop Morro Bay on May 26th, testimonials from March Morro Bay workshop available on Intensive Testimonial Page, and the latest blog: There are times when life events feel emotionally battering.
New & News Febrary 14th, 2019: Announcing a Valentine's Update: Joy to You & Me, Joy2MeU, and Joy2MeU2 Update Newsletter.
New & News August 13th: Announcing Links to video & audio versions of interview Robert did for the online event: Overcoming Codependency. Also special offer for Life Changing Telephone / Skype Counseling.
New & News July 30th: Email received on 7/29/18 that I just have to add here - it is so cool. ;-)
"Hello Robert,New & News July 9th: Announcing a Special Birthday Sale page to help my finances here as I approach my 70th birthday. Egad! :-( I never thought I would make 30.
New & News June 17th: Announcing that I have posted my first Update Newsletter in more than 6 years - with announcements about the new website, an appearance on an online recovery conference, what's happening in my life, and special offers for books, phone counseling, and upcoming workshop. I also recently updated my page: Training for Counselors / Therapists / Coaches / Healers in Robert Burney's Inner Healing Formula.
New & News May 30th: Happy Codependency Recovery Birthday to me! Sunday will mark the 32nd Anniversary of day I made a conscious commitment to codependency recovery June 3rd 1986!
New & News May 24, 2018: Announcing a new website with links to my articles on mobile friendly sites: Joy2MeU2.com - and a siteindex page that on your phone will present you with most of my articles on mobile friendly sites (around 170.)
New & News January 4th, 2018: Two new blogs: My Sobriety Date: January 3rd, 1984 and Illusions “The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah.”
New & News September 10, 2017: I have moved back to Cambria - hurrah! I have updated my Darien page to explain what has happened and why - and in the course of doing that I published a blog with some things I had written on that page: The Age of Reason - Darien and the Tooth Fairy.
New & News August 14, 2017: Announcing that I am moving back to Cambria next week. Here is an Update Newsletter in which I talk about my feelings for Cambria as I was accepting that I might have to leave there in 2005 - and includes the story of the miracles that led me to Cambria in the first place. This is a story I wrote for Mother's Day in 2003 in which I talk about some of the things I love about Cambria. I have added the testimonials from the August workshop in Encinitas to the Intensive Testimonials page. I do not plan on offering any more Workshops in San Diego once I am not living there.
New & News July 22nd, 2017: Announcing that I have posted a page with a message from the past and one from the present as a way of honoring the 30th Anniversary of my 39th Birthday.
New & News July 12th, 2017: Announcing that I am changing the date for the next Intensive Training Day in Encinitas to August 6th. Now that I have my grandson Darien living with me I wanted to create the possibility that we might be able to move back to the Central Coast of California. (I updated my Darien page for the first time in 5 years - and included some links to pages where I talk about my relationship with the Central Coast.) I lived in Cambria for many years and loved it - and always wanted to move back up there. I have stayed in San Diego however to be close to Darien in case he needed me. Now he needs me, but since he is living with me, we can move together - and it seems the schools there are a lot better than down here. It is more likely we will move to Morro Bay than Cambria - because it is a bit more affordable, but it will be expensive to move and I am not sure if we will be able to do it this summer. It is possible we will need to stay where we are for another school year. If we do move this will probably be the last Intensive Training Workshop that I will do in San Diego. I would put the odds at about 75% we stay, and 25% we move at the moment - but if I had left the date on the 20th it would have been the day before school starts up there, so am making the change to open up possibilities.
New & News June 3, 2017: Today is the 31st anniversary of my conscious commitment to codependency recovery - The Story of "Joy to You & Me"
New & News January 23rd, 2017: New Blog: "I don’t have to know that today. I don’t have to decide that today. I can let that go for today."
New & News January 3, 2017: Today is my sobriety birthday - I am 33 years clean and sober today! Here are a couple pages where I talk about my recovery: "I feel that my life Truly began on January 3rd, 1984." - A Higher Power of my own understanding 2 - the beginning of empowerment & "I have been reflecting back on what an incredible miracle my life has been since January 3rd, 1984" - Joy2MeU & Joy to You & Me Update Newsletter February 2012
New & News February 3rd, 2016: Announcing I have published Kobo ereader versions of my next 3 eBooks Romantic Relationships ~ The Greatest Arena for Spiritual & Emotional Growth eBook 2 Deeper Within (emotionally) & Further Out (metaphysically) From Fear of Intimacy to Twin Souls, The Law of Attraction - Misunderstood & Misinterpreted, and The Metaphysics of Emotions - emotional energy is real.
New & News January 11th, 2016: The Intensive in British Columbia was a great success - and we are starting to plan for another one in this coming summer (when it will be a little warmer.;-) I have added the testimonials from that workshop to the Intensive Testimonials page.
January 3rd, 2016: Also announcing that I have published Kobo ereader versions of my first 3 eBooks (and will have the rest done soon) Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls, Codependency Recovery: Wounded Souls Dancing in The Light Book 1 Empowerment, Freedom, and Inner Peace through Inner Child Healing, and Romantic Relationships ~ The Greatest Arena for Spiritual & Emotional Growth eBook 1 Codependent Dysfunctional Relationship Dynamics & Healthy Relationship Behavior.
New & News January 3rd, 2016: Today is my sobriety birthday. I have been clean and sober since January 3rd,1984 - an amazing 32 years. On this page of my website I talk about early recovery - and include quotes from different articles in which I talk about getting sober.
“Twelve step recovery is a program of empowerment. Many people erroneously assume that the fact that first step involves admitting powerlessness means that 12 step recovery disempowers people. The Truth is exactly the opposite.
It was only when I admitted that I was powerless to control my drinking that I gained the power to stop drinking. As long as I was trying to control my drinking out of ego and will power, I was powerless to stop drinking alcoholically. It was when I opened up to getting help from a power greater than myself that I gained the power to transform my life.” - A Higher Power of my own understanding 2 - the beginning of empowerment
New & News February 15th: Announcing there is now a Korean Language version of Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls. Other languages it is available in include: A German Translation that is available through the publishers website or through Amazon; there is a Dutch Translation that is offered as a free download; an Italian eBook version that is available through Amazon; and a French translation should be coming soon.
New & News February 26th, 2013: Announcing the publication of Robert’s newest eBook: The Metaphysics of Emotions - emotional energy is real. This ebook is the follow up to The Law of Attraction - Misunderstood & Misinterpreted - and the two ebooks will be combined in one hard copy book. The Metaphysics of Emotions - emotional energy is real is available in Amazon Kindle format.
New & News January 7th, 2013: Announcing the publication of Robert’s newest eBook: The Law of Attraction - Misunderstood & Misinterpreted. This eBook is available now in Amazon Kindle format.
This eBook is the first of two that will be combined and published as a hard copy book in February. In this one I am talking about what I see as misinterpretations and misunderstandings in the way the Law of Attraction is being taught that actually feed into people’s codependency. Here is a quote from the eBook about why I wrote it.
"I am publishing this book because I believe that the way the Law of Attraction is being taught by most people who are teaching it today is not ultimately Loving. I believe it is being taught in a way that makes many of the people hearing it feel ashamed; in a way that causes people to focus on reaching a destination at the expense of being present in the now; in a way that reinforces the delusion that there is something inherently wrong with being human, with human beings. It is also being taught by most spiritual teachers in a way that discounts and devalues emotions and emotional healing."
I address the emotional component in the second eBook - The Metaphysics of Emotions - which could be done this month but more likely February. I will then be publishing both ebooks in one paperback book: The Law of Attraction - Misunderstood & Misinterpreted A Larger Spiritual Paradigm - including The Metaphysics of Emotions.
New & News December 30th 2012: Announcing that a new audio version of Codependence The Dance of Wounded Souls A Cosmic Perspective of Codependence and the Human Condition is now available on audible.com This is a literal audio book with another narrator - not the audio that I did myself which was slightly abridged. I think that the narrator did a good job - but of course it doesn't have the passion and the points of emphasis that the one I did has. As one person's feedback stated:
"The audio version is absolutely a mind-blowing audio spiritual experience! You rock, man!! It's one thing to read the articles on the clinically electric computer screen and completely another level of involvement hearing the man himself utter his own words of wisdom and spiritual alchemy. One can tell that you aren't just mumbling through a book you've written; while listening it becomes certain that the message truly is your spiritual truth and not just some neatly packaged intellectual mind job disguising itself in spiritual language. An enormous THANK YOU for sharing your story and perspective for all the world to see, I truly appreciate it, man!"
The version that I did is for sale right now as an MP3 download.
New & News September 2012: Announcing the publication of Romantic Relationships ~ The Greatest Arena for Spiritual & Emotional Growth Codependent Dysfunctional Relationship Dynamics & Healthy Relationship Behavior
Also available as two e-Books Amazon Kindle format eBook 1 & eBook 2 and Barnes & Noble Nook format eBook 1 & eBook 2
New & News July 23rd, 2011: Codependency Recovery: Wounded Souls Dancing in The Light Book 1: Empowerment, Freedom, and Inner Peace through Inner Child Healing (aka A Formula for Spiritual Integration and Emotional Balance) is now published and I will receive the first copies on July 27th.
Also available eBook format: Amazon Kindle Book also Amazon UK and Amazon Germany and Barnes & Noble Nook
Additions and announcements above ~ Site Index below
The codependent three step - A Dance of Shame, Suffering, & Self-Abuse
Setting Personal Boundaries Part 3
Serenity Prayer series
The Miracle of The Twelve Step Recovery Process:
4 thru 9 "The Clean Up Steps." - Step 4 inventory
Jesus & Mary Magdalene - Jesus, sexuality, & the Bible
Metaphysical Law: Giving and Receiving ~ Donations / Love Offerings
Sanctuary Trauma ~ memories and emotional honesty
The Recovery Process for inner child healing:
Wounded Souls Dancing in The Light
Book 2 A Dysfunctional Relationship with Life
codependency movement 2 Love & Romance, Marriage and Divorce
Codependency Recovery Chapter 3 Emotional Honesty
Codependency Recovery Chapter 4 false self image
Codependency Recovery Ch. 5 Codependency = conditioned programming
Codependency Recovery Ch. 6 ego strength and self worth
Codependency Recovery Ch. 7 Multiple levels of selfishness
Codependency Recovery Ch. 8 Codependents as Emotional Vampires
Codependency Recovery Ch. 9 Codependency = Emotional Anorexia
Codependency Recovery Ch. 10 Normal Families are Dysfunctional
Codependency Recovery Ch. 11 Codependent Counselors Therapists
Codependency Recovery Ch. 12 Codependency in New Age Movement
Codependency Recovery Ch. 13 The Music of Love is not shaming
Codependency Recovery Ch. 14 Spiritual Manifesto
Codependency Recovery Ch. 15 Masculine and Feminine
In September 2005 I created this new section of my site. It includes 28 pages that were formerly on Joy2MeU.com that are now in this password protected pay to view section of the site - including the last 13 chapters of Codependency Recovery: Wounded Souls Dancing in The Light Book 2 A Dysfunctional Relationship with Life, 10 Chapters from the online book: Attack on America - A Spiritual Healing Perspective and Call for Higher Consciousness and the final 4 articles of the series of articles on The True Nature of Love.
Some helpful handouts
The True Nature of Love - Part 1, what Love is not
The True Nature of Love - Part 2, Love as Freedom
The True Nature of Love - Part 3, Love as a Vibrational Frequency
The True Nature of Love - Part 4, Energetic Clarity
The True Nature of Love - Part 5, Romantic Relationships
The True Nature of Love - Part 6, Twin Souls, Souls Mates, Kindred Spirits
Attack on America - A Spiritual Healing Perspective - 9/23/01
Attack on America - contents of online book
Codependent Relationships Dynamics - part 1
Codependent Relationships Dynamics - part 3
Codependent Relationships Dynamics - part 4
Healthy Romantic Relationships - Interdependent, not codependent
Healthy Romantic Relationships - part 2
Healthy Romantic Relationships - part 3
Healthy Romantic Relationships - part 4
Healthy Romantic Relationships - part 5
Healthy Romantic Relationships - part 6
Healthy Romantic Relationships - part 7
Healthy Romantic Relationships - part 8
Healthy Romantic Relationships - part 9
An Adventure in Romance - Loving & Losing Successfully
A series of articles about Robert's Spiritual Beliefs:
|A series of
which are focused upon issues
relationships which evolved
into articles focused
on fear of intimacy:
Codependent Defenses - Part 1 The Gatekeeper
Codependent Defenses - Part 2 disassociation vs healthy detachment
Codependent Defenses - Part 3 My Gatekeeper
Journal. Information on
the Joy2MeU Journal
- a body of work in a password
protected part of the
site where Robert is
publishing the story of his Spiritual
Path, a ongoing
journal, and portions
of his Trilogy and Attack
on America books not available
on regular Joy2MeU
Leap of Faith ~ Publishing The Dance - 8/14/08
of Journal includes:
Newsletter - Birth of the Journal
The Dance of the Wounded Souls Trilogy Book 1 - "In The Beginning . . ." A Magical, Mystical, Spiritual Fable
Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls "An Audio Spiritual Experience" on CDs
Author's Biographical info Updated 5/18
Phone Counseling Testimonials
Intensive Training Day workshop
Intensive Training Day Testimonials
Update January 2002 & 2 Newsletters
April 2002 Update Newsletter
August 2002 Update Newsletter
November 2002 Update Newsletter
February 2003 Update Newsletter
September 2003 Update Newsletter
December 2003 Update Newsletter
March 2004 Update
Newsletter + Newsletter
March 2005 Update Newsletter
June 2005 Update Newsletter
October 2005 Update Newsletter
January 2006 Update Newsletter
June 2006 Update Newsletter
August 2006 Update Newsletter
November 2006 Update Newsletter
August 2007 Update Newsletter
December 2007 Update Newsletter
April 2008 Update Newsletter
November 2008 Update Newsletter
Special Update Announcement (Darien) 1/09
April 2009 Update
August 2009 Update
May 2010 Update Newsletter
January 2011 Update
*(Darien) 1/09 the latests updates are on this page as of 9/17
June 2018 Update Newsletter
February 2019 Update Newsletter
Intensive Training Day workshopSpecial Offers page
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Donations / Love Offerings