"Codependency is about having a dysfunctional relationship with self! With our own bodies, minds, emotions, and spirits. With our own gender and sexuality. With being human. Because we have dysfunctional relationships internally, we have dysfunctional relationships externally. Because we feel shame about being human, we have a relationship with life that does not work to bring us happiness and inner peace.
We do not have the power to change others - we do have the power to change our relationship with self by healing our codependency / wounded souls. We can access the capacity to accept, embrace, forgive, have compassion for, and set boundaries with, all parts of self. Learning to Love our self will allow us to gain the capacity to Love others in a healthy way. Changing our relationship with life can transform life into an exciting adventure." - Robert Burney
Robert Burney is the author of the Joyously Inspirational Spiritual book:
Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls
"Actually the term "Codependence" is an inaccurate and somewhat misleading term for the phenomenon it has come to describe. A more accurate term would be something like outer-dependence, or external dependence. But it is in the evolution of the understanding of what has come to be called "Codependence" that we have discovered and brought together the tools and knowledge which are so vital to the healing process that has begun. The term has exploded into public consciousness in this society in just the last few years because of the Truth contained within its message.
It is very important to understand that the definition of Codependence has changed radically in recent years. Codependence is a term which has evolved and expanded dynamically since it was first coined. The understanding of Codependence presented here is the next step - a small leap forward - in the natural evolution of the term. A kind of a fast-forwarding in the expanding evolutionary path of the term."
"Codependence is a deadly and fatal disease because of emotional dishonesty and suppression. It breaks our hearts, scrambles our minds, and eventually kills our physical body vehicles because of the Spiritual dis-ease, because of our wounded souls."
"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 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 provocative, revolutionary, & life-changing book combines Twelve Step Recovery Spiritual Principles with Metaphysical Truth in a Cosmic Perspective of the Human Condition. The author explains why a New Age has dawned in human consciousness on planet Earth, and explores the interrelationship between subjects that range from the Bible, Buddha, and Jesus to quantum physics, molecular biology, and AIDS.