Spiritual Growth: Being Your Higher Self (Sanaya Roman) (Paperback)

Review

“A breakthrough for tomorrow’s teachers, healers, and leaders who want to be their higher selves now.” — Catalyst”The Earth Life Series is a trilogy of books that I must confess I did not read in their proper order. I didn’t discover the series until I received the proof copy of Spiritual Growth – the last book in the series – and read from cover to cover. Unlike some channels whose messages seem to need hours of decoding, Orin’s language is crystal clear. For an example, see page 32 of the March/April 1989 issue of Body, Mind, & Spirit. I then went on to read the first two books in the series, Living with Joy and Personal Power Through Awareness. Surprisingly there is no duplication of information. Orin’s ideas remain clear, concise and eminently practical. An astonishing array of life situations are exposed and opened to light with a compassionate understanding of the human condition. Orin’s suggestions are laced with examples and stories that help the reader see how they work. Each chapter is followed by worksheets and meditations so the lessons can be immediately put into practice. The meditations help to open pathways for the teachings to be absorbed. The teachings, in turn, augment the meditation experience so together they work to bring about change. I found that the writing always seemed new, which to me, is a sure sign of spiritual depth. When I reread sections weeks later they seemed quite different. Of course, they were the same; it was I who had changed. Some teachings that had seemed difficult were now obvious and I realized how powerful many of the exercises had been. It is not that the information was new, only that it had been presented with a simplicity that allowed it to be grasped at many different levels. It is this very simplicity combined with unerring guidance to the highest good that make the Earth Life Series a powerful light along whichever path of growth you choose.” (Body Mind Spirit magazine, October 1989) “Spiritual Growth is a way of looking at life, of getting in touch with what Roman calls your higher self. This higher self is within us all, Roman believes, waiting to be tapped with some practice. Roman shows us how. This is a positive book, one that takes the golden rule and expands it way beyond personal relationships. Spiritual Growth seeks to strip us of blinders, to see good even in those we don’t like, to find love within us, to use the power of enveloping ourselves in light and then transmitting that light out to someone we want to reach. It’s a spiritual book, but not kooky in the sense that it asks us to go into a lotus position or climb some mountain to find nirvana. Roman is a practical spiritualist, saying to the reader to stop in the middle of a trying day and take a deep breath, to reach inside to find a direction. The mind is a wonderful storehouse of energy, Roman believes, just waiting to be unleashed for our personal benefit. But Roman doesn’t believe that we should just hold all of this spirituality inside. Looking outward to find good in everything that we do, Roman writes, is the way to manifest positive beliefs that heighten your outlook on life.”(The Tribune, Colorado Press) — ReviewsThere is a danger today in the “new-age” milieu whereby psychism is mistaken for spirituality and astral glamour is misconstrued as inner development. In the 1970s the metaphysically disenchanted in the West enthroned the Eastern gurus as pillars of high spirituality; but in the 1980s, this habit of adulation shifted to disincarnate light beings. At least the gurus were personally present to scold disciples at moments of spiritual aberration. This isn’t possible in today’s floriation of channeled guides sans credentials, and some well-intentioned neophytes might find themselves routed unhappily into the developmental ditch from unreliable texts. In many respects Spiritual Growth is an instructive exemplar of both this inherent danger and the uplifting message of light that most channeled works strive to impart. It is the fifth in a series by California channel Roman-a warm, friendly, simple dictation on die elementary principles of personal development presented by a disincamate spirit named Orin. The intentions are laudable; namely, to move readers into a participation in the higher dimensional expressions of the Self. This is facilitated through advice, examples, and visualizations. Generally, the text, which is entirely Orin’s, moves the reader forward pleasantly into an arena of light, hope, and positive attitudes. — From Independent Publisher

Once in a decade comes a book that can affect people at the very core of their experience. A contemporary masterpiece in the tradition of the world’s great spiritual writings, Spiritual Growth is such a book. It contains the essence of the contemporary spiritual path, embodying joy, gr (more…)


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.