The Warrior Heart Practice (Paperback)
A Simple Process to Transform Confusion into Clarity and Pain into Peace
St. Martin's Essentials, 9781250230584, 256pp.
Publication Date: January 7, 2020
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A revolutionary process based on the four chambers of the heart and rooted in Toltec wisdom that brings emotional clarity, healing, and freedom
The Warrior Heart Practice is a powerful new method to reconnect with our sense of authenticity and inner-knowing and realign with our true nature. Author of the bestselling book Warrior Goddess Training, HeatherAsh Amara has trained extensively in the Toltec tradition under the tutelage of don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements.
The Warrior Heart Practice is a revolutionary system based on the four chambered structure of the human heart. Walking through each of the four chambers—Feeling, Story, Truth, and Intent—readers learn to take stock of their current emotional and mental state and reframe their situation in a new healing light. The process begins in the Feeling chamber as readers accept the emotions they are currently experiencing without fighting or judging them. It then continues into the next chamber as readers witness the Story that they are telling themselves. In the Truth chamber, they learn to thoughtfully and objectively evaluate the reality of the situation. In the final chamber, they learn to define and focus their Intent. The last phase of the practice is the most profound—taking the knowledge they have gathered from the four chambers, readers then walk backwards through each of the four chambers, refocusing their Intent, Truth, Story, and Feelings based on what they’ve learned during the process.
The Warrior Heart Practice leads to deep insights as readers learn to step outside of their preconceptions to realign with their true purposes and goals.
About the Author
HeatherAsh Amara is the author of The Warrior Goddess Way, Warrior Goddess Training, and The Toltec Path of Transformation. With Sounds True, she has recorded The Warrior Goddess Training Program and Warrior Goddess Meditations. She brings an openhearted, inclusive worldview to her writings and teachings, which are a rich blend of Toltec wisdom, European shamanism, Buddhism, and Native American ceremony.
Currently she lives on the road in a 20-foot Airstream traveling and teaching throughout the United States as well as internationally.
Praise For The Warrior Heart Practice: A Simple Process to Transform Confusion into Clarity and Pain into Peace…
Irresistible, engaging, and liberating in a way that only the truth can. A much-needed guide to moving beyond the chatter of the mind and the noise of the emotions to discovering true peace.
—Alberto Villoldo Ph.D. Author of One Spirit Medicine and Shaman, Healer, Sage.
In this wonderfully helpful and enlightening book, HeatherAsh Amara tells us that “In each moment we have the choice to wake up, reconnect to our inner light, and stop believing the stories and lies our minds tells us.” Drawing from personal stories and deep wells of Toltec wisdom, HeatherAsh has produced a masterpiece of a guidebook to show us the way to transformation. You are “a brilliant, nuclear-bomb force of love and potential” she tells us. I love hearing that, and reading HeatherAsh’s book, I believe it.
—Beverly Donfrio, author of Riding in Cars with Boys and Astonished
Welcome to the evolution of wisdom! The Warrior Heart Practice is a compassionate, stunningly practical technique for self-discovery and transformation in any situation. HeatherAsh Amara is one of our most gifted and authentic spiritual teachers and her simple elegant process instantly helps us access and embody the deep insight within us all. It became part of my inner toolkit after a single reading.
—Irene O'Garden, award-winning poet, playwright, and author of Risking the Rapids
This is a restorative book, full of the sort of wisdom and honesty that transforms life. HeatherAsh Amara shares her own story in a way that gives her the credibility as a teacher and reveals how her own extraordinary quest for healing and joy is universal. We all want what she has offered here with her trademark humility and sense of humor.
—Jacob Nordby, author: Blessed are the Weird--A Manifesto for Creatives
HeatherAsh Amara has the amazing gift of identifying key issues that are critical for us to look at in order to experience our authentic self, our truth, and to feel empowered. The Warrior Heart is filled with a wealth of tools to perform an inner clearing of old stories, release agreements that limit us and leave us feeling stuck and disconnected from our creative strength. This book is written with so much clarity and depth that it guides us into a whole new perception, new ways to operate in life and greet our light-filled presence. The Warrior Heart lays out a path for us that is filled with treasures. HeatherAsh Amara is a brilliant guide!
—Sandra Ingerman, MA award-winning author of 12 books including Soul Retrieval and The Book of Ceremony: Shamanic Wisdom for Invoking the Sacred into Everyday Life
HeatherAsh takes readers on a journey to truly heal our minds and emotions. The Warrior Heart Practice is a powerful inquiry practice that will help anyone, from business people to athletes, from parents to those working through trauma or abuse, and from those in recovery or in big life transition to claim their courage and power and step into their most authentic self.
—Dannion Brinkley, author of Saved by the Light
HeatherAsh Amara is a trustworthy and seasoned guide, helping us discover the unexplored regions of our hearts. She gets us to the real questions, leading us towards lives that agree with our deepest convictions. The Warrior Heart Practice is an invaluable resource for finding out what we really want and who we really are.
—Clark Strand and Perdita Finn, authors of The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary
Life is a big, sometimes fantastic, sometimes tragic, sometimes mysterious, sometimes the same ol' ride through time and space. Along our journey, we ALL take on a lot of stuff, Stories, opinions, fears, scorecards, awards and heartbreaks. There comes a point, a very important point where we might step back and look into the mirror of our life for the sake of cleaning house, heart, and soul. This book and all of HeatherAsh's teaching serve that most important time. We deserve the opportunity to clean our self and shed the skins of what is not serving us. This is it. Just do it - you will be so glad you did.
—Lee R. Mccormick, author of The Spirit Recovery Books, Medicine Bag, Meditation Journal, Heart Reconnection Guidebook
HeatherAsh Amara’s genius resides in embodying a state of being undivided, of integrity, and of clear perception. As I read, I am aware of an authentic energy. In this book, she leads us through ancient teachings with a feminine touch that both opens our hearts and builds the inner warrior. She guides us through our tumultuous feelings and our calcified stories to a collaborative intent, an intent that links us with the larger forces of possibility radiating from our big souls. For close to a decade, I have walked with HeatherAsh on the Teotihuacan path of consciousness, and her new book distills that wisdom into everyday life practice, one that does my heart good.
—Will Taegel, Ph.D., author of Walking With Bears: On Bridges to Earth’s New Era
"By walking bravely with open hearts through the Four Chambers, we navigate the turbulent waters of life to overcome depression, alienation, and wounding. We emerge empowered with the warrior’s heart energy to become a beacon of light in our world."
—Luisah Teish, author of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals
"In Warrior Heart, HeatherAsh tackles the murky landscape where personal experience mingles with external facts, and guides us beyond the repetitive stories that no longer serve us to absolute freedom. This is more than just learning resilience. HeatherAsh is channeling a power source that ignites our soul's calling - exactly the medicine our hearts are longing for. Brava!"
—Chantal Pierrat, CEO, Emerging Women
“While driving around in a truck hauling an Airstream Camper, back and forth from New Mexico to New York, living life, HeatherAsh Amara wrote a marvelous book. The Warrior Heart Practice is an inner journey towards inner healing and peace, through feeling, story, truth and intent—the Four Chambers of the Warrior Heart. This book is a reflection of a warrior putting into practice all that she has learned, the moment when knowledge turns into wisdom, in order to heal a heart that is not afraid to love.”
— Don Miguel Ruiz Jr, author of The Mastery of Self & The Five Levels of Attachment
"I was exhilarated reading HeatherAsh Amara's The Warrior Heart Practice. She arouses us to step out of our little stories into a bigger and braver story. She guides us, chamber by chamber, through the practice of finding and following the truth of the heart. She prepares us to rise to the perspective of a witness self who can observe our everyday behavior and attitudes from a perspective that often escapes us in the confusion of ordinary life. She inspires us to be artists of life and wide-awake dreamers who can manifest what we most deeply desire when we move beyond ego agendas, follow the secret wishes or our souls, and recruit the wisdom of the body and the blessing of a greater self."
—Robert Moss, bestselling author of Conscious Dreaming, The Secret History of Dreaming and Dreaming the Sul Back Home