Discover the mystery of how one seemingly insignificant little word can transform your life and change the world.
YOU are THIS shares the author's contemporary philosophy of One-duality wherein the phenomenal world is recognised as real, and the Non-dual direct experience of Awareness is realised to be the catalyst for actualising the presence of your Authentic Soul.
We cannot ‘remember’ Awareness, because the true Non-dual experience takes place outside of time and space. It is not recalled through memory, simply realised to be the ever-present sweet perfume of Life. Following the Non-dual direct experience, a 'grounding' takes place because you are bringing THIS which was uncovered beyond the physical senses, back into the comprehension of those same senses, the Being into the consciousness of the Human, and the formless into form. In this way, Awareness is seen and felt to permeate all dimensions of being without negation of any aspect of who or what we are.
REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS
5.0 out of 5 stars
A fascinatingly thought provoking read.
This is a very profound book. It is quite different from, well, every other book I have ever read. There is a lot to grasp and yet, there is not, as the concept is simple. Having said that, it is not for the beginner. If one savors as one reads, the comprehension will come easily. If you pick this up with the intent that this is the magic bullet you've been looking for, you will be quite disappointed. No book offers that. There are no quick fixes. YOU are THIS offers a process, ideas, practices that bring one to fully understanding the concept. I can see how this work actually teaches, truly teaches, how to live fully and in joy, if, again, one savors as one reads. Do that and you will benefit greatly. It's also one of those books that you read, but then, you want to read it again and when you do, you find there is information you just didn't "read" before and you will understand things that you missed the first time around. I love books like that. They are timeless, always learning from the very same book but only getting that which you're ready for each time you read it. Savor it. Let it sink in. Then read it again. The exercises at the end of the book, along with the Paradoxes of the Soul allow contemplation, calming and freedom from thought to experience more of THIS quietly and in peace. ~ T.Love , Amazon.com
"There is no 'flowery' language or elaborative script - Jonathan's writing is simple and clear and explains THIS as it is. It's not wrapped up in pretty ribbons and he highlights several times that you don't need to pay anything, find anything or go anywhere to experience Non-duality/Awareness. I loved the analogies which I think everyone will identify with, no matter how experienced you are in 'seeking.' I loved the practical reality of the way everything is presented."
FULL TEXT HERE:
http://www.jerasjamboree.co.uk/2016/01/book-review-you-are-this-awakening-to.html ~ Shaz Goodwin, www.jerasjamboree.co.uk
# # # # # Five stars on Amazon.com
More than just informative, it is enlightening.
Author J.M. Harrison has utilized his experience and years of learning and practice to share with us the powerful knowledge of true spiritual enlightenment. Harrison helps us to understand how we can learn to comprehend and recognize our own inner self and how we connect to the world in which we live, as well as how we can better connect with our minds, souls, and bodies. The book is very well written, though a bit complex at times, some readers may have trouble with the verbiage and more philosophical ideas, but Harrison provides an easy to navigate glossary of terms that is very helpful and informative. Reading this book is meant to be more than just a learning tool, but truly an awakening, and I hope that other readers will appreciate the journey as much as I have. ~ Catherine Grainger, Amazon.com
"British author and philosopher Jonathan Harrison is best described as a Teacher of Being."
FULL TEXT HERE:
http://literaryaficionado.com/n/you-are-this-awakening-to-the-living-presence-of-your-soul/ ~ Lieterary Aficianado.com , Grady Harp
Seekers after truth will want to read this book. It is deceptively simple, but, like most still waters, it is very deep.
FULL REVIEW HERE: http://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/winter-solstice-2015/you-are-this/ ~ eternalhauntedsummer.com, T J O’Hare - author of Amnesiak: Blood Divinity
# # # # # Five stars on Amazon.com
"Excellent book for experienced spiritual seekers.
From an overall viewpoint this is a well-written work that provides valuable insights for readers who have a keen interest in spirituality and the concept of enlightenment. The author is clearly an expert regarding this subject matter, and in my view qualifies as a modern day mystic. It is important to note that the content in this work is very deep and intense as well, and as such from my perspective this is not a book for those who are just embarking on a path of spiritual growth. It can, however, be of great value for individuals who have walked such a path for years and are comfortable with metaphysical concepts. I really liked this work, and look forward to reading other books by this author." ~ Jeff Maziarek, Author of Codi's Journey
# # # # # Five stars on Amazon.com and Goodreads
You Are This: Awakening to the Living Presence of Your Soul is a spiritual classic.
This is the type of book you will read and reread on your journey to uncovering that mysterious secret hidden in all of us waiting to be discovered. The book is split in two parts, the first part assists the reader with understanding that they are Awareness and can experience pure consciousness. The second part shows you how to be "Unividual" - a universal-individual that is a “wholistically-minded” being. The terminology and examples throughout the book make it easy to understand and there are exercises you can utilize to assist with transforming your mind and bringing it into balance with your body so pure consciousness is realized. I highly recommend the book, you will want to share it with everyone - this knowledge is too good not to be shared! ~ Kerri , Goodreads & Amazon.com
# # # # # Five stars on Amazon.com
British author and philosopher Jonathan Harrison is best described as a Teacher of Being. In his previous books WE ARE ALL ONE he gently but firmly and supportingly guided his readers towards a path of self-realization. And in his superbly written next book NAKED BEING: UNDRESSING YOUR MIND, TRANSFORMING YOUR BODY he advanced his ability to assist the reader in purging the misconceptions of self, offers an understanding of the non-duality (not separating the individual from the universe but instead realizing that all is one) of each of our existences.
Harrison's new book YOU are THIS: AWAKENING TO THE LIVING PRESENCE OF YOUR SOUL book opens his personal experiences and before delving into the content of the book he offers a very helpful glossary of terms – his own definitions of words that are important to the use of his book. YOU are THIS shares Jonathan’s contemporary philosophy of One-duality wherein the phenomenal world is recognized as real, and the Non-dual direct experience of Awareness is realized to be the catalyst for actualizing the presence of our Authentic Soul. Or as he phrases it, ‘discover the mystery of how one seemingly insignificant little word can transform your life and change the world.’
Reading this book is more of an experience for opening our previously sequestered minds to the possibilities of finding true peace and happiness in being at one with every atom of the Universe. This is not another `self help' book. This is an invitation to an internalized map of being. And Jonathan is a generous and loving guide.
GRADY HARP - (HALL OF FAME REVIEWER) (VINE VOICE) (TOP 100 REVIEWER) ~ Grady Harp , Amazon Hall of Fame & Top 100 Reviewer
There have been thousands of Spiritual, New Thought/Consciousness, Healing and New Age books flooding the market during these past few decades that the seeker can become justifiably confused. I was therefore looking to Harrison's book for something new and different. What does this book say or fail to say that others have or have not said?
I read it twice, the first time for pleasure, the second time with an eye to writing a review. He captured my attention straight away by the invention of new words to encompass the experience he attempts to portray. For example;
Page 3: “The grounding and integration of Non-Duality is what awakens human consciousness to the existence of the Universal-Individual, or Unividual – a wholistically-minded being integrated in wholeness. That is not to say perfected and complete, but Whole in the sense of aware of and in touch with what we are. We are Animal and Divine, warts and all. That is our Hybrid reality-and that is what we constantly overlook.”
The isness is actually indescribable. Previous “spiritual teachers” have referred to “presence” I believe this is what Harrison refers to as “THIS” but taking it a step further to embrace the universality of consciousness, as well as embracing the individual, in his words “warts and all.”
It was this refreshing approach that engaged me throughout and whilst at times I found his message somewhat repetitive this repetition may be just what is needed to introduce his novel approach. He makes no claims to be fully enlightened or healed as do many false teachers, indeed his human persona shows up in his writing as coming from a place of loving humility as well as emphasising the dire condition of our modern world quote;
Page 52; “Day by day people are waking up and realising that the present megoic society is doomed. It is unable to express and sustain the qualities of Being which nurture our wholistic health and well-being, and falls way short of inspiring and enlightening the Soul.”
But what really impressed and captured my attention was his complete acceptance of the “Soul” as a working alive phenomena in peoples lives. The soul and its multidimensional aspects is not something that writers of spiritual books emphasise, because how do you describe something you cannot see or touch. Clearly he has and is connected with this aspect of his Divinity and it's from this space that he writes. And true to his words about “warts and all” he refers to “spiritual by-pass.”
As he describes this process stressing the necessity to “do the work” and encompass the suffering instead of denying or negating this darker side, he writes Page 85;
'People can experience profound suffering by being disconnected from who and what they are, so the idea of discovering an immediate end to suffering is widely appealing. The belief in a 'fast -food' style instant awakening, and clinging to the idea that 'There is nothing to do and no one to be' when there is still need to face individual patterning, is a sign of continued avoidance. If you approach Non-duality as a miraculous cure without being prepared to do your work, then sadly you are only fooling yourself.'
I like the fact that he did not shy away from truthful criticism of;
''The present commercialisation of spirituality is a direct reflection of our society. We not only want it but we want it right now, immediately. The mind that wants it now is not the mind that consciously lives THIS.'
A truly authentic book written from lived experience unlike many other “spiritual writers” who make claims of enlightenment but who surround themselves with sycophantic fans who never question them or their teachings. I highly recommend this book for those seeking a more authentic take on a multidimensional reality.
Harrison will not disappoint. One thing I hope for is that his next book is a touch more radical and does not shy away from justifiable criticism of the commercialisation of spiritual teachings and techniques which far from pointing people directly to the mountain leads into a never ending circle of half-truths. Harrison points with lucid clarity the direct way, it's up to the reader to embrace and live his message authentically within their lives and then as all “followers” must eventually do, and that is, as he describes become unividual and experience “YOU are THIS.” After which you will forge your own path being neither a follower nor leader.
~ Avril Meyler , Author of A New Human; A Multidimensional Paradigm; and Mission Neha.
Excellent book for experienced spiritual seekers
From an overall viewpoint this is a well-written work that provides valuable insights for readers who have a keen interest in spirituality and the concept of enlightenment. The author is clearly an expert regarding this subject matter, and in my view qualifies as a modern day mystic. It is important to note that the content in this work is very deep and intense as well, and as such from my perspective this is not a book for those who are just embarking on a path of spiritual growth. It can, however, be of great value for individuals who have walked such a path for years and are comfortable with metaphysical concepts. I really liked this work, and look forward to reading other books by this author. ~ Jeff Maziarek, Author - direct contact author to author
Jonathan’s latest book “You are This”, alongside his other work, is a trusted and steady companion on our journey bringing support, sustenance and reassurance on a path that will of necessity sometimes be hard-going. It is a book written with passion and compassion carrying a message tested in a life fully experienced, authentic and heart-felt. It is a clear call to all who are ready to unmask and dump the accumulated mind and ego generated baggage of false identity and tune into what matters: being This, who I Am, fully aware of our responsibilities in a challenging and deeply-challenged world. ~ Michael Vincent , O Books author of Self Enquiry: On Being You. A Journey into Truth.
There are no idle words in this book. Everything here has been tested in the fire. May this book bring you to THIS and to Authentic Doing. ~ Julian Daizan Skinner, Zen Master and founder of Zenways.org
Jonathan Harrison’s new book is timely. It takes us beyond the over-simplifications of non-duality teachings, as they are often presented in the West today, into a world that accords more with what actually is. In this world duality and non-duality are seen not as opposites or unreal and real but as complementary truths, and the goal of the spiritual life is not negation but integration.
Jonathan does not recycle the theories of others but speaks from his own insight and experience. Consequently there is a freshness to what he says even when, as it must, it echoes timeless teachings of the past. With clarity he sets out the means to step away from the ‘mego’, as he wittily calls it, into what he describes as unmodified Consciousness which is none other than Divine being.
He goes on to make the very important point that initial glimpses of this state, which are by no means uncommon, should not be mistaken for any kind of Self-realisation. Rather they represent ‘calls to action’ for, as he rightly says, the thought patterns, attachments and deeply entrenched self-centred habits of the ego are not so easily dismissed.
If you are familiar with contemporary non-duality teachings and looking for the next step (and there is one), take it with Jonathan Harrison who shows himself here to be a sure guide.
~ William Wildblood, author of Meeting the Masters
J.M.Harrison’s new book You are This is a complete delight. Clearly distilled and insightful, it takes you on an expansive journey into the heart of true spiritual awareness. This is such a treasure of a book you will want to keep it close to you, possibly by your bedside, for a long time to come. ~ Nikki de Carteret, author of Soul Power
Beyond knowledge there is wisdom. Beyond the conscious application of wisdom there is awareness. Being ‘aware’, without effort, is the purest manifestation of our energy or ‘Mana’ as the Polynesians call it – which is to harness the true power of all there is. 'YOU Are THIS' lays bare the what, the how the when and the why of this process, inviting you to experience life from a truly cosmic perspective.
~ Barbara Meiklejohn-Free, Shaman and bestselling author of 'The Shaman Within' and 'The Book of Destiny'
As a Reiki master I seek to channel the very essence that is so aptly revealed in this book.
~ Gaetano Vivo, Reiki Master and author of 'Messages from the Angels of Transparency'
A thought-provoking read for those serious about the next age of human evolution.
~ Stephanie J. King, Soulpreneur ™ and author of 'Divine Guidance'