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    • Elizabeth Lesser, Author of Broken Open, and Co-Host Oprah's Soul-Series radio
      "Anyone who has ever tried to write about the spiritual journey knows how hard it is to find words that are big yet humble enough, serious yet light enough, full of drama and awe yet also stripped down and naked. This little book pulls it off. Jeff Brown has a most marvelous way with words--you think you're reading a joke, and it turns into a profound realization. Or you're following a complex thought to completion and suddenly it blossoms into a song and dance. I love learning about life and truth and love and purpose through the wizardry of Jeff's words. I think you will too."
    • Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Bestselling author of The Invitation
      "Jeff Brown stirs the soulful imagination with words that encourage, challenge and remind us what we are and why we are here. His aphorisms- soulshaping nuggets for the journey- come from the heart of his experience. Enjoy!"
    • Katherine Woodward Thomas, bestselling author of Calling in "The One" and co-leader of the Feminine Power Global Community
      "With great wisdom, depth, humor and warmth, Jeff Brown's brilliant offering pierces through the veil of pretense, and brings us to our knees before the refreshing alter of authenticity. His musings manage to offer both an elevated, delightful and invigorating perspective as well as gift us with a grounded, solid pathway home to the most true and tender parts of ourselves. A heartwarming and heart-opening read, this beautiful little piece of art rekindles an almost childlike faith in the possibilities present, while reminding us to do the very real work to actualize them."
    • Philip Shepherd author of New Self, New World
      "This book is fabulous- provocative, encouraging, and blazing with a clear-eyed truth that bows to no icons, only to the sweet, clear song of reality itself. There are enough sparks of wisdom in this book to ignite a blaze in the soul. Exhilarating, compassionate, in-sightful, these truth-soundings will vibrate in your being long after you have put them down. This is the kind of provocative companionship I cherish."
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    • Ram Dass, Spiritual Teacher, Best-selling auther of BE HERE NOW
      "Soulshaping does an EXCELLENT job of demonstrating how we can listen to and follow our soul's guidance in the midst of life."
    • Seane Corn
      International Yoga Instructor and Spiritual Activist
      "Soulshaping is a beautiful story of one mans spiritual journey that reveals the inspiring, yet often humbling, path of growth and self-transformation. Jeff offers us a raw, honest and humorous glimpse into the exploration of self, while also imploring us to celebrate the opening of the heart and the awakening of the soul- no matter where we are directed, what is revealed, or who shows up. I Highly recommend this book."
    • Tama J. Kieves Best-Selling Author of "This Time I Dance! Creating the Work You Love (How One Harvard Lawyer Left It All to Have It All!)"
      "This book is role call for the soul. Jeff Brown is the kind of writer that invites you to swim in gasoline and then provides a match. This is no self-help book. THIS IS A SUMMONS FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOP AND FROM THE TRENCHES. I am so grateful for Jeff Brown's journey, his absolute genius in writing, and the journey we are all on at this time."

Dear Dad,

Dear Dad,

It is finally our time. To heal these mortal rifts. To remember each other. We couldn’t do it until now. Liberated from your pain riddled earth-suit, I can feel you again. I am no longer afraid to get close. I know you won’t hurt me now. You have freed me to love you again. In fact, I feel you protecting me. Already. That purple sunset, that’s you right? That strengthening I feel inside- that’s you too, yes? You are speaking to me, through me. You are hearticulating your love. You have much to share. I understand- it was hard to say it then, with all that mortal pain between. But I can hear you, Papa. There’s nothing in the way now. No more hatred, no more misidentification, no more fear of showing our love. Nothing to hide, nowhere to hide it. Here we are, on the bridge between our hearts, beginning the healing. We have work to do. Lots of it. This is only our first purple sunset.

It’s an odd thing. I was sure I would abuse myself for being so distant for so long. I should have done this, or that, I should have visited more. But something has happened. I am treasuring myself. Suddenly the shame game looks ridiculous. Something more infinite is infiltrating my lens. Is that you, too? You are sending waves of kindness my way? It’s you, isn’t it? Your anger is gone- all I feel is your compassionate heart. You are speaking through me: “You must love yourself, my son. You must embody your magnificence. There is no need to doubt it. I am sorry that I shamed you”.

I need your support now. I have much left to do in my earth suit. I hope you will clear the path. I hope you will keep the dark forces at bay. Your call to write lives on in me. It was never lost. You loved it forward. I will write for you, too. The world didn’t know what greatness you are made of. But I do.

Please hold me safe until it is my time to join you, Dad. One day I will meet you there, in the wordless wonder. One day we will heal it all, in the ever knowing. One day we will ride together on the wings of our love. In the meantime, rest in love, Albert Ronald Brown. I am holding your spirit safe, too.

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Comment from rita
Time July 7, 2013 at 12:32 am

Jeff Brown,
You are so open and forgetful. I’m sure your ‘Papa” is hearing you and protects you from the above. He always loved you, you know that, right? He will come soon to you in your dreams, just be ready to receive him. He will speak to you, and please pay attention.
They all do it when they leave us. The good thing is that they are near us. They are our Angels. Don’t be afraid when the moment will come. Get ready.
Much love.

Comment from Gretchen
Time July 7, 2013 at 12:36 am

Oh, Jeff. This is so exquisitly beautiful! That you are open to feeling your Father’s presence and Spirit is wondrous. That you have the soul wisdom to know that he is simply Love now, and is sending that to you, is a gift. His showering of love and support for you is a miracle waiting for your acceptance. I am so happy for you that you are in this womb of tenderness and Love. It touched me so deeply when you said “the world didn’t know what greatness you are made of…. but I do… and I will continue your writing and sharing. I am so incredibly grateful for you, Jeff. for your pure and courageous heart that picks itself up each morning and begins again. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Your words encourage me to live vulnerably, fully, and with an open heart. I know your Father must be so proud of you, his son.

Comment from Susan van der Rassel
Time July 7, 2013 at 2:36 am

Mr. Brown, Your magnificence lives on through your beloved son and he is truly an inspiration for All! Thank you for allowing him to be Born via your and Mrs.Brown’s Channel. I honour Mothers and Fathers in the Present and in the Ancestral lines! We are here to service each other in the name of Peace, Love, and Joy.

My dear estranged Dad still resides in his earth-suit. I spent 2 months composing a 6-page letter of my feelings, thoughts, forgiveness, and apologies. I pray to his Soul for a Happy Journey away from Mother Earth when he makes that decision. Our Fathers are as Great as Our Mothers. Thank you with Love

Comment from Dallas
Time July 7, 2013 at 3:09 am

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! From your heart to his heart and your souls rejoice in the union. Love and blessings to you both.

Comment from Mel
Time July 7, 2013 at 3:21 am

God Bless ~ Bravo ~ Sweet Grieving ~ I love You ❤ Mel

Comment from Cecilia Brown
Time July 7, 2013 at 3:29 am


Much of what you write, resonates sooo much with me. I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your father, but.. as I like to say, they have not passed away, only passed over. Keep UP the Xcellent work of wisdom, clarity with knowledge or the knowingness you know that is in your heart.. Much blessings be ~

Comment from Mel
Time July 7, 2013 at 3:53 am

God Bless~ Bravo ~ Sweet Grieving~ I love You, Mel

Comment from Bamborough
Time July 7, 2013 at 5:06 am

Thank you, Jeff. These words to your abusive father reached my own wounds, inflicted by my ex-husband who died last April of prostate cancer. I experienced the love you speak of here, for my abuser, and was able to tell him before he died that he owed me nothing. I had long ago realized what he was not capable of holding himself accountable for, but I let him know, through my sobs, that we were good. He couldn’t own his abuse for what it was. But love made up for his inability. He was still accountable but I didn’t have to hear him say so. Love is big enough.

Comment from cousin rock
Time August 10, 2013 at 2:01 am

Cousin Al,

Thank you for bring Jeff into this world. He has been my rock.
Sleep well

Comment from Carol
Time December 27, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Thank you Jeff for sharing your heart and your journey with us. Such a beautiful soul you are.
My eyes fill with tears as I read you. Carol

Comment from ashlesha
Time March 13, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Beautiful articulations of words and directky from heart to heart

Comment from Ginger
Time April 1, 2014 at 1:27 am

Thank you my brother,heart and soul, ginger

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Time April 15, 2014 at 12:36 am


Comment from Dianne Rockwell
Time September 1, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Thank you Jeff for the affirmation that our loved ones’ new perspective is different from the one we knew while they were wearing a body-suit here. Your post is dated July 6th, the anniversary of my mother’s passing. She has given me a similar message, one that she was not able to articulate while in the physical, but from her new vantage-point, there is only love and heart-spoken truth. Much love to you.

Comment from veronica
Time September 1, 2014 at 11:14 pm

thank you for sharing this. these words from your father that you write, are words i always wished to hear from mine. my father is still alive and im not sure i will ever hear such words, the denial is our family is fierce, as to the truth of what occured when i was growing up. he is a different person today but here i am at age 42 healing the wounds i suffered as a child . all that was unexpressed then as it wasnt safe, is now coming up. i shake as i think of confronting him today. i know it must be done for me to be at peace. if not for aknowledgment, at least to release it from my own self. its been with me too long. thank you for your honesty

Comment from Susan
Time September 3, 2014 at 1:12 am

Thank you for this beautiful letter…it reached into my soul and hugged me. I lost my Dad a few years ago, and ours was a painful, brutal relationship… His anger and resentment taken out on me my entire time with him… His drinking, abuse directed at me until the end… I have been grieving for the Dad I never had… For what could have been. But I have also forgiven… And begun to heal… Hoping he is there, somewhere for me now, as you feel your Papa’s presence

Comment from Runar
Time September 12, 2014 at 12:26 am

Just returned from visiting my dad on the other side of teh ocean. We do not see each other more than once a year and then for a short time; a dinner, a cup of coffee. There is so much distance yet so much love.

Reading your letter above I felt a lot of emotions coming up, thinking about how I miss the connection with him, yet in this reality. I do not want to wait until he has passed on but I do not know how to speak now. I have tried. I have opened up the space for him. But he carries so much hurt and anger, opening up is probably too dangerous for him. So maybe I will just have to wait…

Thank you

Comment from Eileen
Time September 25, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Just so beautiful and so healing to hear for all those who have suffered abuse at the hands of their primary caregivers .God Bless you Jeff Brown for your bravery in sharing your story with the world .Your words are profoundly healing to many..xo

Comment from Marianne
Time September 27, 2014 at 2:41 am

Wow this brought me to tears. I feel I have been guided to your writing. Everything you write resonates with the path I’m “now” on.I have had some recent transformational events in the year of last. I feel I’m being guided. You are helping me to put what I’ve been feeling into perspective. You are validating what I’m feeling. You are guiding me with your words. Thank you . I have a page on FB, it’s a personal Beach page that I have been running for a little over two years. I have been using many of your excerpts in my posters. Thank you, I believe you need to be shared. I love your book Love it Forwad. I do plan to buy your other works Thank you so much Jeff.


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