Entangled in Darkness: Seeking the light (book review)By
I received a complementary copy of this book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
“Until we become aware of the lesser qualities within ourselves and make a conscious choice to change them, they will continue to run our behavior, causing us disease and distress,” Deborah King writes in the introduction of her new book Entangled in Darkness: Seeking the light. “Once we recognize that we have darkness, we can begin to bring it into our consciousness and transform it, which is the true meaning of healing.”
With the multitude of positive thinking books being published today, it is refreshing to read an author not afraid to look at the dark side of our personalities. In chapter after chapter the author reveals a number of dark forces that can trip us up, from excessive pride to evil spirits. Some I recognized in myself more than others, but no doubt King will touch on one of your weak areas. “Everyone is a work in progress,” she writes. “As long as you’re alive, there will be issues to work through and resolve.”
As in her other book I have read and reviewed (Be Your Own Shaman) I liked how King as a metaphysical type of author still sees value in traditional spiritual paths – even the practice of confessing sins. “We all need an avenue for expressing our wrong-doings and forgiveness,” she writes. “Every religious tradition knows the value of admitting our sins, and they all have some kind of practice for it. Catholics aren’t the only ones who have confession—other Christian churches have some form of it, too, as do other religions.” I think you will find value in King’s thoughts on the human condition, regardless of your spiritual orientation. Her conversational writing style will appeal to people of all faiths.
With this emphasis on darkness the book still has a hopeful message. “The basic energy of the universe is unconditional love, and it is the strongest force there is,” King writes. She emphasizes daily spiritual practice to stay connecting to the Light. I found Entangled in Darkness to be a very practical book, packed full of helpful insights sure to aid spiritual seekers everywhere.
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