A journey through the seven most common and important spiritual experiences
• Discover how to recognize experiences of the Sacred and integrate them into daily life for spiritual growth, healing, wholeness, inspiration, resilience, and connection
• Shares intimate, firsthand examples of spiritual experiences and explores how they happen, what they are like, what they mean, and how they can help us
• Presents simple exercises and common practices to enter the states of super-consciousness that lead to spiritual experiences and connection with the Sacred
We have all had moments that transcend ordinary reality, experiences that reveal our connection to the Sacred, to the Living Energy of the Universe. Yet many people brush off these flashes of spiritual wonder and non-ordinary consciousness, not realizing they can be important stepping stones on the spiritual path.
In this guide, Jonathan Ellerby helps you recognize the common ways people encounter the Sacred—God, the Divine, non-ordinary consciousness, and the spiritual world—so you can identify when you are having a spiritual experience and embrace it as an opportunity for spiritual growth, healing, and resilience. The author identifies the seven most common ways we are touched by the spiritual world and shares intimate, firsthand examples of his own profound encounters with the Sacred, inspiring recollections of people he has met, and accounts of mystics through the ages.
Exploring the non-ordinary modes of perception and the super-states of consciousness that underlie them, the author details how spiritual experiences happen, what they mean, and how they can help us cultivate wholeness, creativity, and groundedness. Dr. Ellerby presents simple exercises and sacred practices designed to expand perception, enter non-ordinary states of consciousness, and encourage deeper experiences, which in turn can enable you to have direct awareness and knowledge of the Divine.
Providing a map for navigating the geography of sacred encounter, this book helps you discover more spiritual wonder and face life with passion and purpose.