True Tales of Enlightenment is a collection of (20) short stories that redefine the nature of enlightenment and what it means to live a spiritual life in our modern society.
This book offers an alternative to the superficial form of spirituality that sells us quick-fix methods to reach a higher state of consciousness. A modern version of enlightenment is described as bringing the essences of the higher realms; love, tolerance, truth, wisdom and freedom into all aspects of our lives rather than trying to transcend this reality. The reader is encouraged to discover their own version of enlightenment in order to stop seeking answers outside of themselves or following someone else’s lead.
These tales redefine spiritual concepts by viewing them through the lens of our personal and global issues, grounding them into reality. Each story deals with a specific aspect of our society, psyche or spiritual development. Some of the questions raised are:
- How does confronting social injustice help us to spiritually evolve?
- Why is progress measured by financial growth and not human happiness?
- Why are our soul mates often our worst enemies?
- Are mental illnesses a necessary part of spiritual awakening?
- Why are quick fix solutions so attractive to those on a spiritual path?
- Why is the law of attraction not ‘The Secret’ to manifestation?
- How can we use the illusory nature of reality to our benefit?
Based on real-life experiences, these stories provide insight on why the human race has become disempowered and what we can do to evolve to a higher level of consciousness without falling into the trap of cognitive dissonance or down the rabbit hole of apocalyptic doom.
The book highlights how we can become empowered within a society that encourages the opposite. This knowledge acts as a catalyst for readers who choose to embark on their own quest for a meaningful and purposeful life. The reader is given just enough information to pique their interest in multiple aspects of psychology, spirituality, esoteric and scientific knowledge to forge their own unique evolutionary path.
The book offers hope to those who feel lost, confused and disconnected from life and offers a fresh perspective on what it means to be a spiritual being having a human experience.
Anyone who is seeking a sense of purpose and fulfillment will find this these tales comforting, informative and inspiring.