Drawing inspiration from the likes of Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, and Louise Hay, The Poetry of Healing: Pain to Peace is as much a journey of spiritual awakening as it is about overcoming the sadness and anxiety of separation. Although people easily understand the pain that comes with physical illness and injury, pain caused by injury to one’s psyche is often not as easily understood or accepted.
Following a difficult divorce in 2011, Phil Barlow began a powerful healing process through poetry and song that led him to discover the pathway to a simple and peaceful life:
It’s a journey for the brave
We must allow ourselves to feel
To discover the ultimate truth
It’s deeper than me or you
Finding strength in surrender
Where the mind has lost its reign
On a path to the blissful unknown
In a moment, your life can change …
This collection is a restorative story that transcends the pain of separation, loneliness and attachment, traversing to a place of self-love, presence and peace. There is purpose in this waking dream, and moving on from the past is possible. Barlow found a way to overcome limiting emotions in order to feel bliss, moment to moment, and so can you.