News For The Heart: Laurie Huston & Jeff Brown discuss An Uncommon Bond!


jeffbrownLaurie Huston from News the Heart is talking with author Jeff Brown on his New book: An Uncommon Bond. Jeff embarks on leading us through a new consciousness in Relationships. We explore Woundmates, Solemates, Soulmates, Uncommon Bonds and how these types of relationships are changing our consciousness and relationships into a New World. One where we need some Love Elders to guide us! It’s a novel based on his own experiences and Spiritual Growth. It is full of Heart Truths and a whole new way to experience Relationships! Join us for this fascinating discussion! We’re Getting to the Heart of what Matters!

An Uncommon Bond

Written by Jeff Brown

In this higher consciousness love story, author Jeff Brown shares the poignant journey of Lowen and Sarah, two soulmates who have found their way to one another yet again. This intimate and revealing account is told through Lowen’s eyes, as he experiences the heights and depths that come with meeting his beloved. In this remarkably engaging story, we walk beside the lovers as they touch the divine and then struggle to ground their love in daily life. From the heights of sacred sexuality to the depths of human foible, they ultimately have to choose: surrender to this love or shrink back to mediocrity, work through their emotional baggage or flee the connection, open to the next portal of possibility or postpone it until the next lifetime. Shaped and reshaped in love’s cosmic kiln, Sarah and Lowen become a symbol of our own longing for wholeness in the presence of another.

This book is a rare and unique gem–one of the first of its kind. Rivetingly real and magically poetic, it sheds new light on the evolving relational paradigm of ‘uncommon bonds’, ‘soulmates’, and Jeff Brown’s unique term ‘wholemates.’ In a world that yearns for deep soul connection, An Uncommon Bond provides a blueprint of conscious relationship for us all–reminding us of the luminous nature of great love, and showing us the opportunities for expansion that live at its heart.

About Jeff Brown

Born in Toronto, Canada, Jeff Brown did all the things he was supposed to do to become successful in the eyes of the world. He was on the Dean’s Honor List as an undergraduate. He won the Law and Medicine prize in law school. He apprenticed with top criminal lawyer Eddie Greenspan. It had been Brown’s lifelong dream to practice criminal law and search for the truth in the courtroom.

But then, on the verge of opening a law practice, he heard a little voice inside telling him to stop, just stop. With great difficulty, he honored this voice and began a heartfelt quest for the truth that lived within him. Although he didn’t realize it at the time, Brown was actually questing for his innate image, the essential being that he came into this lifetime to embody. He was searching for his authentic face.

As part of his journey, Brown surrendered to his confusion and explored many possible paths. He studied Bioenergetics and did session work with co-founder Alexander Lowen. He practiced as a body-centered psychotherapist. He completed an MA in Psychology at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco and co-founded the Open Heart Gang, a benevolent gang with a heartfelt intention. He started his own business and became a successful entrepreneur.

The most important thing Brown did, however, was the inner work. By going inside and connecting his spirituality with his emotional life, he learned essential lessons. By learning to surrender to the “School of Heart Knocks” (the school of life), he found his authentic face and embraced the call to write Soulshaping. Although he resisted it at first, he soon realized that honoring the call was his best defense against sleeplessness. If he wrote, he slept. If he didn’t, he lay awake all night. This is in the nature of a calling.

Brown self-published the first edition of Soulshaping in December 2007. Called ‘Soulshaping: Adventures in Self-Creation’, the book was sold on a street level by a homeless man in Toronto and met with a tremendous response. It was picked up by North Atlantic Books soon thereafter and a beautiful new edition, distributed by Random House, entered bookstores in August 2009. Now named ‘Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation’, this edition includes a new preface written by Brown that speaks to the grass roots energy that moved the book into the world so quickly, validating his own intuition about the book’s connective and heartfelt nature.

After writing a series of inspirations for ABC’S ‘Good Morning America’ in early, 2010, and appearing on Fox News.com and dozens of radio shows, Brown wrote the viral blog ‘Apologies to the Divine Feminine (from a warrior in transition)’ that autumn, catapulting him to a greater degree of notoriety, particularly in social media. Soon thereafter, he released his first film- Karmageddon- an award winning spiritual documentary that highlights his journey with spiritual teacher Bhagavan Das. Also featuring profound interviews with ‘Be Here Now’ author Ram Dass, yogis Seane Corn and David Life, and chanters Wah, Deva Premal and Miten, Karmageddon is a courageous, self-honest, unforgettable film about spirituality, integrity, and emotional healing. It can be purchased at www.karmageddonthemovie.com.

Jeff’s second book- Ascending with Both Feet on the Ground- was published in October, 2012. Strongly endorsed by Oprah ‘Soul Series’ Radio host Elizabeth Lesser and best-selling author’s Oriah Mountain Dreamer and Katherine Woodward Thomas, “Ascending” is a collection of some of Jeff’s most popular spiritual graffiti–quotes, soul-bytes and aphorisms frequently shared in social media.

His third book- Love It Forward- was published on Valentine’s Day, 2014. In this second book of spiritual graffiti, Love It Forward includes a number of Jeff’s most popular and profound love and relationship quotes. Endorsed by best-selling authors Carolyn Myss, Andrew Harvey and CNN’S Father Edward Beck, this beautiful book also includes a series of inspirations that Jeff wrote for ‘Good Morning America’ and is a reflection of his new movement, also called ‘Love It Forward’. His new publishing house- Enrealment Press- has just signed a deal with New Leaf distribution and will begin publishing other authors in 2015.

He is presently in his writing cave in Toronto, working on a higher consciousness love story and a book that reflects his views on spirituality.  Enrealment Press will be websited in the summer of 2014, and his teaching platform- Soulshaping Institute- will be developed after these 2 books are completed.

Jeff Brown 11/02/13 Karmageddon the Movie

This show has Jeff and Laurie discussing his new documentary “Karmageddon”.

Perhaps the first of its kind, ‘Ascending with both feet on the Ground’ is a collection of author Jeff Brown’s most inspiring and well-loved Facebook quotes, soul-bytes, excerpts and aphorisms. In Jeff’s hands, Facebook status became a kind of spiritual graffiti, a grass roots opportunity to inspire, support and connect with humanity. With a writing style that is unforgettably original, Jeff calls out to our inner knowing and reminds us of the magnificent life that awaits us. A wonderful gift to give to others, this little treasure book is no generic quotes book. It is an impactful, stirring and enlivening piece of art that will keep you company on the journey home. It will help you to excavate your purpose, befriend your confusion, confront your avoidance, ground your spirituality and open your heart.

Karmageddon roots its inquiry in Jeff’s very powerful, subjective journey with Bhagavan Das. This journey traverses all manner of interactive terrain: shadow and light, heart and soul, psychological and spiritual, the sacred and the profane. Divided into three sections (reflecting 3 Bhagavan Das visits to Jeff’s home), the film moves from the light to the shadow before culminating in a sacred balance. In the end, Jeff is ultimately forced to look inward and inquire into his own piece in the karmic puzzle- “Who am I in this” and “Who is this in me?”

Rivetingly personal and profoundly universal, the film illuminates and explores many of the questions that confront spiritual seekers at every stage of the journey: What is enlightenment? Do gurus have a place in our lives, or are they simply stand-ins for what we resist finding in ourselves? Why do we project God onto others? Can someone be enlightened if they have questionable ethics? Must there be congruity between the teachings and the teacher’s personal life? What is abuse of authority in the context of spiritual teaching? What is the relationship between emotional and spiritual health? How does the unresolved emotional life manifest itself in our daily lives? Is enlightenment distinct from the world of feeling, or inclusive of it? Can we transcend if we don’t include? Why do we summon certain experiences and lessons into our lives? What is the difference between ungrounded spirituality- “the spiritual bypass” and grounded spirituality- “Ascending with both feet on the ground? How can we bridge the quest for essence and unity consciousness fundamental to certain eastern traditions, with the quest for a healthy self-concept intrinsic to the western psychotherapeutic revolution? What is the relationship between mysticism and psychological health? The God-self and personal identifications? When does the idea that “everything is a projection” become an ungrounded defence against wrongdoing? What is the distinction between unfair judgement and healthy discernment? How can we honor and express justified anger, without doing more damage? What is a healthy idea of non-duality, one that does not conveniently exclude the emotional body, the entire ego, personal identifications? How can we be connected to ‘the everything’ while still being healthily boundaried and individuated as to purpose? Can you be in the “now” if your consciousness is still back in the “then”? What does it look like to honor the divine feminine without also seducing her? What is the awakened masculine’s relationship to the divine feminine?

Karmageddon is not a sleepy documentary. You can leave your pillow at home.

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