Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition. Caroline established her own educational institute in 2003, CMED (Caroline Myss Education), which offers a diverse array of programs devoted to personal development and draws students from all over the world. In addition to hosting a weekly radio show on the Hay House network, Caroline maintains a rigorous international workshop and lecture schedule.
After completing her Master’s degree, Caroline co-founded Stillpoint Publishing and headed the editorial department, producing an average of ten books a year in the field of human consciousness and holistic health. Simultaneously Caroline refined her skills as a medical intuitive, with the assistance of C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., a Harvard-trained neurosurgeon.
Caroline developed the field of Energy Anatomy, a science that correlates specific emotional/psychological/physical/spiritual stress patterns with diseases. Her research proved so accurate that it became the subject matter of a book co-written by Caroline and Norm: THE CREATION OF HEALTH.
In 1996, Caroline released ANATOMY OF THE SPIRIT, a New York Times bestseller that has been published in 28 languages and has sold over 1.5 million copies. Through the investigation of the underlying reasons why people sabotage their healing processes, Caroline identified a syndrome she calls “woundology,” characterized by a person’s reliance on the power of illness for manipulation of his or her world, as opposed to attaining an independent, empowered state of health. As with her other seminal research, this syndrome is now a recognized psychological condition. Her third book, WHY PEOPLE DON’T HEAL AND HOW THEY CAN, became another New York Times bestseller.
Caroline then pursued her interest in the language of symbols, myths, and archetypes, conducting research that enabled her to profile an individual’s “Sacred Contract,” a complex of 12 archetypal patterns that reflect in mythic language the agreements the soul made prior to birth. Based on this work, Caroline released SACRED CONTRACTS, which became her third New York Times bestseller. It is published in 18 languages and posts sales of well over 1.6 million copies. In 2003, Oprah Winfrey gave Caroline her own television program with the OXYGEN network in New York City, which ran successfully for one year.
Caroline followed with two more New York Times bestsellers, INVISIBLE ACTS OF POWER in 2004 and ENTERING THE CASTLE in 2007. Caroline’s latest book, DEFY GRAVITY, was released in October 2009, a book exploring the mystical phenomenon of healing that transcends reason.
In addition to her written work, Caroline has produced more than eighty audio/visual products on subjects that include healing, spirituality, personal development, and the study of archetypes.
Articles by Caroline Myss
One of the more difficult truths to convey to people is that changing anything about your life - your health, the direction of your life, the quality of opportunities that you generate, how happy you are - is not that difficult...
Archetypal patterns are about what makes us who we are and what drives us. They hold the key to our inner mysteries, power symbols, dreams as well as our cravings, fashion sense, and spending patterns.
One summer I sent out a letter requesting personal stories of acts of service that have been provided to you or that you have given to others. The response was more than overwhelming...
Wisbits – little bits of wisdom – is one of my new things. I love wisdom in all its many forms: Wise truths, wise sayings, wise insights. And now I have Wisbits.
My most recent on-line Reflections class was, “HELP: How to Be of Help/How to Ask for Help.” Several “hum” and “ah-ha” moments were obviously collecting in my inner file system on this topic, all of which instantly organized themselves into a wave of curiosity when I heard someone remark, “Well, if she needs help, she’ll ask for it.”
Let’s start this article with a few questions that you’ve prob-ably never asked yourself
The human spirit is capable of an endless number of extraordinary feats. It is a dragon slayer, animating its presence within our being to challenge images and thoughts that arise from the depths of our darkness.
The Solstice, the longest day of the year, or the shortest if you reside in the southern hemisphere. I’m not sure what the power significance of this day is, which is to say I’m not fluent in Wiccan, but I do know that in the world of high holy pagan rituals, this is a most sacred day. On Monday the sun was at its brightest point for us and at its darkest for others – think about that.
The heart of so many mystical disciplines is “Stay fully present.” Learn to keep your spirit fully in focus, so that you know where “all of you” is at all times. Such a profound truth is one that the mind cannot grasp, because the intellect cannot get to this place called “now.”
Scientists, physicians, and psychologists who have researched the relationship between stress and illness have concluded that the ability or inability to forgive affects the outcome of serious illness. People who have a forgiving nature increase their chances of recovery.
Paradox is one of the languages of the Divine, an apparent contradiction that nonetheless contains the truth.
Whether you strike out on the path of consciousness in order to heal yourself or to engage more profoundly in matters of the spirit, one way of describing your goal is to say that you want to become a congruent human being.
The spiritual path is a journey of constant preparation and refinement. The inner work you do is the means through which you challenge illusions about your life that need to fade away..
One of my core teachings is that power is the fundamental ingredient of the human experience
In the past centuries, few people have attempted to climb the spiritual mountain without the help of a trusted guide
How's that for a powerful question? But that wasn't just a question for me recently; it was the task at hand.
Believe it or not, I overheard a man ask someone that question while I was at the airport this past December
I just love spring. I love everything about spring. No matter how many times I watch buds popping out of the branches making their way into the open air en route to becoming flowers,
I don’t care what people say about how people don’t “cast spells” anymore; that simply isn’t true.
Apparently a number of you feel as if being under a “spell” – or several of them, as the case may be – is a real part of your life.
I am an “Alice-o-phile”. I adore Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass and have since the first time I read Lewis Carroll’s masterpieces.
I’m an expert on falling down the Rabbit Hole. I live in the world of the imagination and the impossible. I rely upon the imagination to fill me with ideas on a continual basis.
We all make wishes. Wishes are fun. But if half the wishes we made really came true, we’d be in big trouble, yes?
Now that you’ve had enough rambling about the power of imagination, it’s time to start imagining. This could be a really fun exercise.
Every person wants to find a way to live in tranquility. Every person is overwhelmed by chaos. We are not creatures who strive for chaotic, confused lives,
These are the teachings I hold most dear to my heart and I hope they will serve you as much as they do me.
Each day is a new beginning. Your task today is to learn the practice of consciously entering your body and your day.
Becoming a conscious person means finding and maintaining a pathway into yourself that results in an ever-growing awareness of what is important in life and what inner forces motivate your personal actions.
We are all put into settings in life in which we are called to “witness” actions, injustices, social concerns, or other human needs that require a courageous response.
Life is comprised of an endless set of circumstances that place us in the position between an illusion and a truth.
Congruency can take many forms, but in essence you are congruent when your beliefs match up with your everyday actions and your spiritual practice.
The longest battle we will ever wage is with ourselves. We will never stop finding something in ourselves or about our lives that needs attention or is worth challenging.