Choose Positive Living with Sara Troy and her guest Fran Shaw aired September 1st/15
While there may be a plethora of books on consciousness, none is quite like the new Amazon #1 bestseller, Lord Have Murphy: Waking Up in the Spiritual Marketplace. It’s a funny, sardonic commentary that’s also a brilliant entrée to a new level of consciousness unknown even to many people who have dabbled in meditation, mindfulness and even yoga.
Drawings by Bruce M. Sherman
The book’s author Fran Shaw, Ph.D., is a longtime practitioner in a spiritual discipline and an award-winning university writing instructor is also a university professor and an award-winning author whose books include Notes on The Next Attention, Writing My Yoga: Poems for Presence, 50 Ways to Help You Write, and of course, Lord Have Murphy: Waking Up in the Spiritual Marketplace. . Out of her fertile mind has popped Murphy, the star narrator of this journey into this new level of awareness. And Murphy has a wry comment on EVERYTHING!
Murphy demurs from being a teacher—no guru is he—yet his exploration of the nature of this deep new level of conscious awareness is a fun filled, quip-induced, deeply funny, pathway to the higher self.
With unrelenting humour, this book tells the tale of Murphy giving it a try, only to discover in himself an extraordinary truth: that contact with the finer energy animating us awakens us to a completely different level of being alive.
Whitley Strieber, the host of the hugely popular Dreamland podcast and Unknown Country website, praised Lord Have Murphy on Goodreads: “Exquisitely conceived and executed, with marvellous drawings by Bruce M. Sherman. There is almost nothing more difficult than to open doors in the sleeping soul with humour, but Fran Shaw is a genuine master and does it with grace. Every page contains a small shock, pleasurable, surprising and joyous. ‘God laughs and plays,’ said Meister Eckhart. To wake up into this singing, exuberant world, the first step is to laugh. Lord Have Murphy is a funny, punny, brilliantly attentive doorway into the incredible richness of real connection with higher self and the immense world around us, of which we normally see so little. This book is very special. It has a gentle, deeply spiritual touch that you reach through its humour and beauty. I have really never seen anything quite like it. An extraordinary door into attention.”
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Murphy’s satirical comments make readers laugh out loud. The book appeals to both of our natures, the every day and the higher. For Murphy, the daily ups and downs become the necessary reminders to awaken, and “we don’t have to be a certain way to wake up.” All that we need is already in us, hidden from our usual mind. “Nothing about me needs to change except where the attention is.”
Lord Have Murphy is a unique and invaluable guide that helps readers to recognize their own power. Anyone who takes the time to truly absorb the messages in Murphy’s story and follow the advice within will learn exactly how he or she can overcome challenges to live by choice…not by chance! However, be forewarned! Lord Have Murphy is not for the weak-kneed. With his thought provoking musings, Murphy will put you through some serious paces while you’re belly-laughing.
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