Essence: The Emotional Path to Spirit is packed with wise, fierce and gentle emotional and spiritual teachings that describe how our natural emotions clear a path to the spiritual life. Using a holistic model of health - body, heart, mind and soul - and illustrated by stories of tragedy, death, and illumination that guided the author through his personal healing, Essence is like having an intense spiritual workshop in your own hands. Includes meditations and spiritual practices in each chapter.
Jacob Watson grew up in a New England family, attended traditional schools, then took a hard turn left. He founded an alternative school, became a grief counselor and worked with HIV/AIDS, Hospice, the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center and the Center for Grieving Children. Broken hearts and wounded spirits - and a fire that damaged his counseling office - propelled him into ministry. He is the founding Abbot of the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, and devotes his life to teaching, writing and prayer.