Spiritual Wisdom for a Planet in Peril – Preparing for 2012 and Beyond (Paperback)

Spiritual Wisdom for a Planet in Peril - Preparing for 2012 and Beyond

This timely book is a perceptive, inspiring, and unique guide through the much-anticipated transformation of Planet Earth by 2012. Spiritual healer and teacher Dr. Laura Dunham shows people of diverse beliefs and understanding how to approach 2012 with confidence. Her vast knowledge, experience and engaging style make the book appealing to a wide readership. Dunham helps readers to: -recognize the signs of changing times -understand the major prophecies and probabilities about 2012 -practice the art of discernment -participate in the Great Shift to the consciousness of unity and love The book offers practical guidance on: -strengthening your vital spiritual connection -choosing an Earth-friendly lifestyle -thriving in a new economy -creating intentional, sustainable community -developing a community action plan

About the Author

Dr. Laura Dunham has had three interesting careers: higher education, financial planning, and ministry. In the first, she taught English, published books, and served as an academic dean and vice president. She also served on the boards of a college and a national nonprofit. In the second, she counseled hundreds of clients, wrote a weekly newspaper column, appeared frequently in media like Money Magazine, The Wall St. Journal, and U.S. News & World Report and consulted for organizations. In the third, she served as a pastor of churches and a governing body administrator. Her specialties in ministry were financial and environmental stewardship, mission, and spiritual development. She was a trustee of a national church-related foundation for seven years and was commissioned by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center to write Graceful Living: Your Faith, Values, and Money in Changing Times, published in 2002. In addition to B.A., M.A., M.Div., and Ph.D. degrees, Laura holds a Certificate in Spiritual Formation. She was a Certified Financial Planner for twenty-one years and for a time co-chaired the board of the New Mexico Community Foundation. Following an early retirement, Laura moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina with husband Alden, son Tom, and their companion animals. She opened a center where she taught spiritual development, metaphysics, and spiritual energy healing for people, places, and the planet. Her work and interests have taken her to more than forty countries around the world. She now focuses on sharing through her writing her spiritual journey and the knowledge, experience, and wisdom it has brought her over her lifetime.

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Lesson 38: True ‘Self’

by archangel Michael

Greetings. As you know we are living in a period of transition into a new age. This new time has already begun but your are still on the threshold, still on your way into this new time. The old time has come to an end and a new time has begun. That means, as mentioned before, there will be a lot of changes in the lives of all mankind. These changes will be perceived differently from everyone. For most it will be inner changes, for others these inner changes will also show on the outside and then there are those who appear unchanged but who have changed so much within, that they perceive their surrounding, their reality as totally different.

This is now happening and it is also a time of cleansing and purification. These processes are a challenge for everyone. People will be tested – their faith, their ability to discern, their ability to stay centered and to be true to themselves. It is a big challenge trying to find your (true) ‘self’. It doesn’t happen overnight without any effort. Everybody who actively and consciously starts walking his/her spiritual path has the goal to find and live his/her true ‘self’. But what does it mean to find and live the true ‘self’? What is your true ‘self’? Many ask this question and believe their soul to be something completely different. In your essence you are your soul and the reason you often do not follow your soul’s path is that you do not let your soul lead you but let your mind take over. That creates confusion especially if you are trying to find answers in your outside world, from friends and family and you end up getting as much advice as people you have asked.

Connected to what I have said above are the upcoming changes that will influence your spiritual energies and mental frequencies. For some it will make life harder as they try different things, alter their path and ask for help from many different sources. That happens on the outside or on mental level but does not reach the core of their being. Your goal is to find your true ‘self’ and live in a state of ‘being’, a state of centeredness, of inner peace, a state of ‘being yourself’. It is difficult to explain this as it has to do with ‘being’. Without having reached that state of ‘being’ it is difficult to find the right words to explain it. But I hope you can get an idea of what I am talking about.

The aim is to follow the path and will of your soul, your true essence and to learn your soul is not something separate from you, something strange or higher, something above you, but that you consciously return into your soul, come back with your full awareness into your true ‘self’ and become what you already are. It is as if you were an actor on a stage, and you are so engulfed in your role that you no longer know you are just an actor. You are so involved with the role, that you are convinced you have become that role. Now is the time that you are not only just playing a role on this planet, but that you return with your consciousness to your true ‘self’, your ‘self’ as an actor, as a soul. You will still be able to fulfill your role, but it is time to awaken from this involvement in acting.

Another important aspect is, not to look for answers in the outer world, you can only find them within yourself. You already have all the answers within you. This you can recognize when you hear something and feel in your heart, ‘yes, this is right’, as this is the recognition of that, what you already knew.