Awakening can be the natural next stage of human development. Awakening is not a rare event limited to those who leave for the monastery or cave. We can awaken in the midst of our daily lives by discovering what Loch Kelly calls "open-hearted awareness." For the past two decades, this innovative psychotherapist and meditation teacher has been helping people from every background learn how to access a spacious, natural way of living in tune with a deeper truth. Shift into Freedom presents Loch Kelly's original synthesis of ancient wisdom, modern psychological insights, current neuroscience research, and unique awareness practices for the body, mind, and heart. Written for both first-time and lifelong meditators, here is a training guide filled with simple and effective experiential tools for "unhooking" awareness from our chattering minds and dropping into our awake heart space, expanding our sense of intimacy and interconnection, and embodying inner peace, clarity, and love. Read Excerpt Here!
This is not an audio of the entire book being read. This is an audio of the meditations in the book guided by Loch. Loch guides listeners through unique modern versions of ancient meditation practices designed to awaken us to our true openhearted nature. Created as a stand-alone program or a complement to his book of the same name, Shift into Freedom is a progressive training guide that offers “small glimpses, many times” to help us shift out of our chattering mind and into who we really are. Join this innovative teacher to explore more than 20 meditations. Here is a list of the audio tracks. Here are some Samples of the Meditations.
For Loch Kelly’s Shift into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness
"In my many years of knowing and working with Loch Kelly I feel that he is one of the clearest expressions of authentic awakened freedom and love that I know. This book is a shining gem in the modern spiritual landscape. One that invites you, challenges you, and requires you to fully participate in your awakening to truth and the embodiment of love."
"Many assume that genuine spiritual realization is either out of reach—“I’m too wounded…life’s too stressful”—or way down the road. Shift into Freedom is one of those rare and invaluable books that awakens trust in what is possible in this very life, right now. With wisdom, clarity and care, Loch Kelly offers teachings and practices that directly evolve consciousness and liberate the heart."
"This is one of best contemporary books on integration of meditation and nonduality. Personally, I’m thankful to Loch for offering this gift to humanity at this crucial time when so many people are looking for living spirituality free from outdated paradigms. Read this if you want to wake up to the beautiful mystery of life."
"Loch is the best, or among the best, ‘pointing-within’ teachers in the world right now. By ‘pointing-within,’ I mean someone who can experientially introduce, and then continue to mentor folks into authentic higher Consciousness and Heart. Since his book is about sustaining and maturing this process it’s likely that his book might be a major ‘threshold’ book, just like Eckhart’s Power of Now was at the time.”"
"Shift into Freedom is a well-written and important contribution. An essential read for anyone interested in learning about this great meditation program of Open-Hearted Awareness."
"Shift into Freedom is a gift to us all. This is one of the finest contemporary meditation manuals that takes mindfulness to the next level. In Loch Kelly you've found a wonderful guide for the journey of awakening, which our endangered world is so hungry for."
"Awakening is moving your inner center of gravity from your protective parts to your magnificent essence. Loch’s wonderful book not only makes you realize that such a shift is possible, but provides exercises to help make it happen."
"Shift into Freedom offers the reader a remarkable synthesis of practical wisdom from across contemporary meditation, psychological, and neuroscience disciplines. Loch Kelly provides us with a direct and accessible taste of more profound and subtle experiences of effortless mindfulness and heart mindfulness."
"The book's power comes from the decades of lived experience of its author, one of America's most beloved teachers, and in reading his words, one's awareness seems to quietly soften and expand into much larger space."
"Loch shares his practice experience freely, links it to the similar experiences of many other traditions, and clarifies how these practices work with the science of the day. Shift Into Freedom will be a great help to many people."