I was intrigued when I read the title of Michael Neill’s new book “The Inside Out Revolution: The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever.” I like to listen to Michael on his weekly talk show on Hay House Radio, Supercoach. I find Michael to have a straight forward, gentle yet pragmatic coaching style when he is working with the callers on the show. It’s fun to hear the “a-ha” moments the callers have when they are on the phone with Michael. So what is this thing that Michael thought was so important to write a whole book about?
It turns out the thing is a concept and a person too. Let’s start with person. Syd Banks. Syd was a normal guy just trying to make it through his day until he had what he describes on his website, “…a profound spiritual experience that revealed to me three, long lost, divine principles that are the foundation of all human experience.” Teaching the three principles of Divine Mind, Divine Consciousness and Divine Thought was Syd’s mission. Upon his own research, Michael realized how Syd’s work influenced many others and decided to learn more about it.
Michael explains that the Mind, Consciousness and Thought principle can be broken down to “three spiritual facts: we are alive, we are aware and we think.” Throughout the book Michael provides insights and stories to further connect the reader to the power of these three simple principles. Michael does a great job building the teaching he presents by breaking the book into three parts: Part 1: Shifting Foundations, Part 2: Expanding Possibilities and Part 3: Living the Dream.
Most people feel that it is the outside world that creates their experience of life. I used to work with this person who would have a scowl on their face all day if they experienced traffic delays on the way to work. This foul mood would even permeate into our afternoon meetings. If called out on this, the person would say, “Well, I had a bad morning.” I wanted to shake this person and say “OK, but now you’re in this meeting with us and there is no traffic. Be here with us now.” Maybe I should send this person Michael’s book.
FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.