Books by Andrea Mathews, LPC, PhD
Letting Go of Good: Dispel the Myth of Goodness to Find Your Genuine Self
Foreword by bestselling author, Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul. Of this book, Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind says: "Mathews identifies a psychological pattern that largely goes unrecognized but which is epidemic. And she offers sound, solid solutions. This very wise book deserves a wide reception."
Letting Go of Good takes a hard look at our long-cherished myths about goodness and worthiness and helps you connect to your genuine desires without being overwhelmed by fear and guilt.
The key techniques for working through the compulsive need to always be good are learning to discern the messages of difficult emotions while connecting to your genuine desires. Practicing psychotherapist Andrea Mathews shares innovative tools for understanding and dialoging with emotions, developing intuition and discernment, and making decisions from a sacred place of desire and true compassion. With illuminating examples from her clinical practice and a powerful exploration of the nature of healing, this book shares a breakthrough approach to creating vulnerable, authentic relationships and a sustainable, spiritual experience of the true Self.
Inhabiting Heaven NOW: The Answer to Every Moral Dilemma Ever Posed
Heaven. We say the word with both a hope of long-awaited bliss and a certain but wistful knowledge that the wait will continue. Life is hard, we say, and the world will end with a whimper or a bang by the hands of blind and evil humans. But then there's heaven.
Yet, what if heaven could be experienced every day right here, right now on planet earth—and the only thing that keeps that from happening is the lie. The lie that we are separate from the Divine due to our polarized, sinful, bad and even evil natures. What if, because we are blinded by that lie, we cannot see that we are already living in heaven, in fact, we ARE heaven?
And what if those truths could actually be found in the Bible itself, as well as in all of the other sacred texts of the world? What if all that really needs to happen is that the scales fall off of our eyes? If that were true—would you be willing to see?
Simply put, Inhabiting Heaven NOW offers the next phase of our evolutionary spiritual development.
The Law of Attraction: The Soul's Answer to Why It Isn't Working and How It Can
Perhaps the reason we are having so much trouble manifesting through the Law of Attraction as we currently understand it, is that the soul is unwilling to do what that law requires. If that is true, then we need to get clarification on the Law of Attraction. Our experiments with this law have not proven its current understanding to be valid. Because that is so, we are being forced by our own disappointments to go deeper.
Through that process what we are discovering is that there really is a Law of Attraction that works harmoniously with other Universal laws, but it doesn't work like we thought it would nor for the reasons we devised. In fact, we are being required to change our understanding of that law completely in order to receive what it truly has to offer: an entirely new paradigm of life coming from an entirely new version of ourselves. The Law Of Attraction: The Soul's Answer To Why It Isn't Working And How It Can brings a radical and joyful revision to that law.
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Restoring My Soul: Finding and Living the Authentic Self
The central issue of our lives is self-definition. Most of us have defined ourselves by the requirements of our early upbringing—even if that upbringing required that we act out the “bad guy” role. In fact, we put on masks and costumes meant to help us survive so subliminally and so early that we are completely unaware of the role and its effect on our lives. But the roles meant to save us have quite often become the albatross around our necks while we walk the planks laid out for us by those very roles.
Within us, however, and awaiting our discovery is an Authentic Self, and its inherent peace. It’s been sending us messages all along, but we’ve been so busy living out the role that we haven’t heard the messages at all or if we have they come in the form of feelings we’d rather not feel. Restoring My Soul is a step-by-step personal guide to YOUR Authentic Self. It allows you to discover both the masks and costumes with which you have identified and the Authentic Self. It introduces you to yourself at a profound, even spiritual level and allows you to begin to take charge of your life in a way that you have never before dreamed possible.
Poetry is a spiritual exercise and a form of personal therapy, which allows one to reach below thought and find the center of meaning. Some of the poems in Andrea’s blog may inspire you to begin writing your own, bringing you home to your Self. Or, if you don’t write, perhaps her writing will open doors inside of you to your deeper, more essential Self.