In 2007, one year after my connection with Yudit had begun, though I had published seven paperback novels in as many years, I felt a timely urge to switch from writing romance novels within the genre of GLBTQ social realism to risk myself inside the fathomless depth, currents and swirls of spiritual philosophy.
By then, I had glimpsed that a key to better understanding the flashpoints of our existence was somewhere to be found and that cognisance of [non-dogmatic] holistic spiritual philosophy could lead to my own conscious evolution. No prayers, no ashrams, no guru-worship and no rituals needed.
Thing is, if all aspects of ritualised spirituality could be by-passed, a genuine, active, day-to-day awareness of my consciousness, of my emotions, thoughts and reactive decisions were still required. Argh! Par for the course. No free ride. In fact, there is no ride at all to be had, as I have since found out through my trials and tribulations as a newbie, but a determined one, on the Path.
The journey consists of one conscious thought generated correctly and followed by another. It consists of one coherent action followed by another, of one overall decision borne out of clarity and another intended for the greater good of all concerned, followed by another and another until the first milestone (of many on the way) is reached.
Yudit also talked about the severe warnings our planet had been sending from all parts of the globe. Inspired, I wrote a debut article, Angry Planet, in 2009, and updated the file in 2014 under the title Angry Planet – Global WarNing. Several dozens of articles followed such as, In Tolerance We Are Safer and Would The Real Soul, Please, Rise! and Genuine Love/Unconditional Acceptance – What is?
Some years later, as the result of weeks of hashing out ‘the Jesus question’ with Yudit, I felt moved to write a piece on the man, as a historical figure. That done, the fiction writer still lingering within whispered, ‘So much research on Yeshua, the man behind the myth! Why not make the most of that and write a fiction piece based on the last 48 hours in Yeshua’s/Jesus’ life?’ Never one to refuse a nudge from my muse above, and having missed the challenge of the creative process that fiction especially involves, writing pared down, intelligent dialogue, I thoroughly enjoyed writing From Gethsemane to Arimathea.
In the fullness of time, the shift in awareness initiated by Yudit’s mentoring yielded The Great Forgetfulness, the first volume of the series entitled Stepping Stones To The Top Of The World. It was followed by Rethinking Thinking, published in 2017.
Each e-book is over 300 pages long and not for sale. Though this way of thinking is highly controversial, I believe that services of a true spiritual nature deserve better than to be exchanged for mere money. Even if time, effort and expenses were invested in the honing of one’s aptitude, they were presumably, and primarily, invested for one’s personal growth.
The seeds of visionary belief systems are not developed through years of paid tuition and compulsory studies made, more often than not, unduly challenging by the yoke of academia, as nurses, teachers, lawyers, psychiatrists and doctors have to endure in their attempt to afford their chosen lifestyle while also being of service to others.
Instead, it is generally accepted that any degree of spiritual clarity or healing ability is a gift, a blessing, beamed down from the astral realm or, as some now say, from the quantum universe. Thus, I like to imagine such a gift as the best illustration of the idiomatic expression: the gift that keeps on giving.
One of several positive aspects of the world wide web is that free downloads, free webinars and webcasts enable access of all to all and, at that level at least, all is as it should be.
Messages equivalent to saying ‘no to emotional drain and pain’ and ‘yes to personal growth and abundance in these times of uncertainty’ have been pushed out via media and technology for quite some time already and, there is no need to abandon the comfort of family and home to share our beliefs with others, to teach and to serve. Out-dated should be the urge to go from city to city and across borders, as did the trekking missionaries of old who felt compelled to ‘save souls’ across the seas and over mountain peaks.
Since 2012, instead of promoting my writing, I have chosen to let synchronicity do its thing. I am firm in the belief that whoever is already karmically intended to not just read, nod and move on to the next esoteric stimulation but to benefit from that soul-inspired content would somehow come across it at the time s/he would be most open to it.
This conviction has freed me up – mind, body and heart – for the daily hands-on practice of actively accepting What Is. It has given me the space to step up as the best version of myself that I can manage to deal with each flashpoint, as it presents itself encapsulated in the moments underfoot.
‘No time like the present,’ were the words penned by an anonymous person a very long time ago. As the story has it, John Trusler, a literary compiler, amplified that thought in 1562 by adding, ‘A thousand unforeseen circumstances may interrupt you at a future time.’ And some do, indeed. They really do.
And so, these days, I am drawn to lateral explorations on the theme of conscious evolution through the process mind-meanders on all matters of the soul, within the heart of our culture. These explorative opinions get published raw, ‘straight off the press’, on platforms such as EzineArticles and HubPages.
With all that said, it is a hype-free, honest approach to a secular and functional spirituality that has held the focus of my research, thinking and writing. It has helped me ‘test the system’ in my daily life – year in/year out – from the moment I set a first tentative step on the Path back in 2006 with Yudit as my mentor.