The word "practical" easily applies to this book--much like one of John Friedlander's other books, The Practical Psychic. This book is full of down-to-earth and literally "connecting to the earth" advice about living in a physical world with more awareness that you ever imagined possible. Beginning exercises include grounding and running earth and cosmic energies complete with helpful diagrams and full explanations of each step. The reader quickly graduates to exercises directed at cleansing the chakras, learning easy and simple techniques to clear energy blocks, past, present and future. Next comes helpful advice for distinguishing personal energy from the energy of others. Awareness leads to the ability to cleanse the chakras of "stuck" energy and shed the intrusion of other's energies. Once the reader has bookmarked and practiced these exercises over and over, a sense of freedom, lightness and clarity rarely achieved in a lifetime is the expected result. The reader is ready to move on to achieving a profound place within to connect with Higher Self, your God of the Heart. With a sense of humor throughout, the reader can finally gain access to "a gentle state of neutrality, one of the most powerful and effective tools for dealing with difficult situations," the core of the entire practice. Neutrality is not the absence of emotions, but rather it is "an opening up to the complexity, subtlety, and multidimensionality of emotions and experience." Eventually the reader is able to find an increase in compassion, both personal and for others. This compassion leads to a state of forgiveness, both for yourself and for others, and the creation of a place of gentle acceptance of the self and the absence of blame and guilt. Add this book to your tool kit for forging a new self for practical living in the new millennium.