Going Deeper: How to Make Sense of your Life When Your Life Makes No Sense
by Jean-Claude Koven
Category: Fiction / General
436 pages; ISBN: 0-9723954-5-8
Rating: 10/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Mayra Calvani
Who am I?
What is my purpose?
What is the meaning of life?
If you are the type of person who often ask yourself these age-old questions, then this is a book worth considering. In a simple, straight-forward style accompanied by light, fun dialogue, Jean-Claude Koven explores profound metaphysical subjects and presents it in a manner any intelligent reader can understand.
The story begins a week after 9/11, when Larry, a successful LA lawyer, ends up adopting a puppy in the strangest of circumstances. Important to point out is the restless state of Larry’s mind at this point, as it symbolizes how many people think and feel in these times:
“Little by little it was dawning on him [Larry] that reality doesn’t lend itself to containment in tidy packages. Certainty was receding, replaced by a newborn voice in his psyche that demanded answers to a host of unspoken questions. Despite all his education and apparent success, the life he’d constructed for himself didn’t quite make sense to him anymore. Something about it was a complete sham. Whatever he was doing now, whatever he had done in the past, no longer had much relevance. And he had no answers.”
One day Larry decides to make a “nature” trip to Joshua Tree National Park with his beloved, and quite inseparable adopted dog, Zeus. On the way, Larry suddenly hears a voice talking to him. Stunned, he realizes it comes from Zeus. Thus Larry’s spiritual journey begins… A journey that will completely transformed him, heighten his level of awareness and change his old sense of illusion vs. reality.
Larry learns that he is, in fact, a Wanderer, an advance soul from a distant dimension come to earth in love and service to assist the transition into the next paradigm. Through the engrossing, sometimes hilarious dialogues between Larry and Zeus, Larry and a racoon, Larry and a juniper tree, and Larry and stones, metaphysical concepts are explored, among these the Higher Self, Akashic records, Levels of Awareness, densities, chakras, indigo children and reincarnation. Timeless subjects such as religion, science, faith, free will and intuition are also discussed. At the end of the book there is also a helpful and informative glossary with all the metaphysical terms.
This novel should not only be in the shelf of every metaphysical enthusiast, but also in the hands of anybody who desires to enrich his/her spiritual life. All throughout the novel you’ll find enlightening words and quotes, like Einstein’s “No problem can be solved from the same level of Consciousness that created it.” Or “When caught in a fog bank, you can always see more clearly by moving above it.” I specially like Zeus’ advice at the beginning, when he tells Larry that human beings shouldn’t focus so much on the imagined destination and instead learn to enjoy the actual journey in getting there.
Even for those of you who don’t believe in concepts like Wanderers, Light Workers, Planetary Servers, reincarnation or chakras, any open-minded, intelligent reader will be able to derive wise tips on how to become a better human being and live a better life.
Buy Going Deeper: How to Make Sense of your Life When Your Life Makes No Sense at amazon.co.uk
Buy Going Deeper: How to Make Sense of your Life When Your Life Makes No Sense at amazon.com