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Introduction
During the last ten years, a spiritual renaissance has migrated from India to nearly every corner of the world in the form of the oneness teachings. These lessons have helped millions of people understand that the Second Coming of Christ is an internal shift in perception, a recognition that a divine spark exists within every human being. Each of us can spiritually awaken, or reach a higher level of awareness, when we grasp that everyone is a piece of individualized consciousness that binds all creation. This is the core idea of the oneness movement. More…

Chapter One
An authentic spiritual journey almost always begins with what St. John of the Cross called the “dark night of the soul.” That’s the messy, question-filled part of life. Although our natural tendency is to avoid taking an honest look at how we arrived at our negativity, disease, and anguish, living in truth requires taking a microscopic look at what’s inside our hearts and minds. We have to clean ourselves out in order to make room for something better. It’s a vigorous exercise, the most painful part of which is facing our ego and our suffering. Along with making peace with the past, we must also offer true forgiveness to ourselves and learn to love ourselves with wild abandon. Next, we need to forgive and learn to love others who don’t love us. More…

Chapter Nine
While consciously seeking love in each other, we also sense the need for completion in God. This is our innate desire for unity. We intuitively search for God’s love to come through every relationship. Our natural state is to live within the creative motion of love—to share love freely and joyfully, to offer and receive compassion. This is what it means to have a flowering heart, a heart that is open and receptive to love everywhere. More…

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