Hi, my name is Robert Burney. Welcome to RobertBurneyLive.com website. This site is going to serve as the eCommerce hub for a series of websites focused upon my writing. I launched my first primitive site in February 1988, and my own domain Joy2MeU.com in February of 1989. Joy2MeU.com is a huge website that people often have trouble navigating (kind of a labyrinth.) It is also has a color scheme that is difficult for some people to read - and is far out of date in terms of website design (someone recently described it as looking like something from 1996.) As a result I have teamed with Jeff Sohler of Enrichment Unlimited to design and maintain this new series of sites. In addition, we will be offering e-books, downloadable audios and CDs, and a variety of other products and services. There will be periodic telephone conferences that will be announced here - and the possibility of building an community for people who resonate with my work. I hope you find your visit here to be valuable and enjoyable.
"Codependency is about having a dysfunctional relationship with self! With our own bodies, minds, emotions, and spirits. With our own gender and sexuality. With being human. Because we have dysfunctional relationships internally, we have dysfunctional relationships externally.
Codependency is an emotional and behavioral defense system which our egos adapted in early childhood to help us survive. We were raised in shame based, emotionally dishonest, Spiritually hostile environments by parents who were wounded in their childhoods by patriarchal, shame based civilization that treated children and women as property. We formed our core relationship with self in early childhood - and built our relationship with self, life, and other humans based on that foundation. Programmed to feel shame about being imperfect humans, and trained to be emotionally dishonest, we were set up to live life reacting to the emotional trauma and dysfunctional intellectual programming of childhood. Because we feel shame about being human, we have a relationship with life that does not work to bring us Joy or inner peace.
We do not have the power to change others - we do have the power to change our relationship with self by healing our codependency / wounded souls. We can access the capacity to accept, embrace, forgive, have compassion for, and set boundaries with, all parts of self. Learning to Love our self will allow us to gain the capacity to Love others in a healthy way. Changing our relationship with life can transform life into an exciting adventure." ~ Robert Burney