Awaken the Spirit Within: 10 Steps to Ignite Your Life and Fulfill Your Divine Purpose.pdf
With a unique and refreshing blend of self-help, wisdom, and spiritual insight, Rebecca Rosen helps us “wake up” and start living our lives with divine intention and purpose.
We all want to be happy and fulfilled. We want to understand the very point of our lives—why we’re here and what we’re meant to do. Yet, when we think about how to get from here to there and answer life’s “Big” questions, so many of us don't know where to begin. The advice from so many different people and sources can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. In Awaken the Spirit Within, acclaimed author and spiritual medium Rebecca Rosen offers us an inspired and invigorating prescriptive program to give our lives clarity and deeper meaning. With Rebecca’s down-to-earth and conversational style, this book will help you learn how to:
• Create more peace and fulfillment in your personal relationships
• Gain confidence in your natural talents and abilities
• Succeed in greater degrees at your job
• Develop financial abundance and prosperity
• Conquer addictions and negative thinking
• Find freedom from weight struggles and poor body image
• Gain the clarity to make the “right” choices and decisions for your life
Bold claims? Yes. But when it comes to Rebecca Rosen, you’ll understand just after a few pages, why Time.com has told its readers to “Take her advice seriously.”
"Rebecca Rosen is a talented and authentic medium. In her new book, Awaken the Spirit Within, Rebecca helps readers reconnect with their inner guidance system. This book is a empowering guide to your genuine truth, authentic power, and sustainable peace." Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of May Cause Miracles
"This book is extremely inspirational and will free you if you're feeling stuck in any area of your life. It awakens the truth that we all have inside of us and will help you live a healthy happy life filled with love." -- Vanna White, co-host of Wheel of Fortune
"Awaken the Spirit Within is a magnificent effort to give a hand up to everyone who wants to enrich their spiritual life. Rebecca gives practical steps to increase your intuition, better understand the universe and how you relate to it, and even, how to connect with the other side. I love this book and am so thankful to have read it!" -- Catherine Bach, actress
"A very pragmatic friend of ours first told us about Rebecca Rosen. His experience was so profound, he wanted everyone to know about her work. I booked an appointment right away and eagerly awaited our session. When the day finally came and I had my reading with Rebecca, the main theme that came through for me was that as my life is changing gears, I need to get clarity about what I want this next phase to look like. Only then would I be able to manifest what I want. I think at some point we all realize that what we want is to be an expression of God’s love and light. This book gives tools how to do that. Thanks Rebecca!" -- Cindy Crawford
"After attending several of Rebecca Rosens's group readings, and then having one of my own, I would read any book Rebecca wrote and listen to anything she has to say. She is mind blowingly connected to things which I can't explain, and it thrills me beyond imagination. I read Awaken The Spirit on my birthday recently, and it is a gift that keeps on giving. Don't miss out on the experience of knowing what she knows. We are lucky to have her as a teacher." -- Nancy Lee Grahn, actress
From the Hardcover edition.
REBECCA ROSEN, the author of the national bestseller Spirited, is a spiritual medium, serving as a bridge between the living and those who have crossed over to the other side. Known for her accessible style and stunningly accurate ability to connect with spirits, Rosen’s broad appeal and healing message have led to national media appearances on Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Nightline, and The Rachael Ray Show. She is also a contributor to Oprah.com. She lives in Denver, Colorado.
Let’s get right to it--to fulfill your purpose in life all you need to do is just be yourself and start shining.
If you think that’s just a load of New Age hooey, well then consider this--maybe you don’t know who or what you really are. The truth is, most of us don’t know what we’re made of. So let’s start there.
In my first book, Spirited, I explained to readers that you fulfill your life’s purpose by being the highest expression of yourself, and when your actions, words, and thoughts are kind, gentle, gracious, and loving, you’re doing just that. While I still maintain and know this to be true, further clarification may be in order. Allow me: When your actions, words, and thoughts are kind, gentle, gracious, and loving, you’re expressing your divinity, your God-spark within, and that is your purpose in life. Yes, we’re only a few pages in and I’ve already dropped G‑O‑D into the conversation.
Let me explain what God means to me, and before I do I want to be very clear on two points. First, God is just the word I use to identify something that you may have another perfectly good word for--Source, Higher Power, Creator, and the Universe are popular alternates. And secondly, it’s not my intention to challenge or validate your particular belief system, but only to share the messages and insight that Spirit has passed on to me. Remember, I’m just the messenger.
For the fifteen years that I’ve served as a medium between this world and the next, what Spirit has clairvoyantly, clairsentiently, clairaudiently, and claircognizantly impressed upon me is that God is pure, unconditional loving energy. What I’ve personally experienced, believe, and now know to be true is that God is the highest vibrational energy that exists in the universe. God is the source of all energy. And since everything that you can think of is made up of energy that never dies but simply changes form, then I bet you can see where I’m headed here--you and me, each and every one of us on Earth, are, in our simplest form, energetic extensions of God. In other words: a chip off the old block.
What spirits, those who have died a physical death on Earth and crossed over to the higher, brighter spiritual realms, confirm for me on a daily basis is that we are each living, walking, talking, and breathing manifestations of God. We’re all packaged differently, but our insides--our spirits--are made of the same stuff: divine loving energy and light. I like to think of it this way--within each of us is God’s incredible and powerful DNA. Meaning you have all the qualities, all the wonderful, radiant expressions of God, already inside you.
Say what? God’s DNA--really, I’m not making this up. According to Kabbalah, the mystical branch of Judaism, ten powerful expressions, or characteristics, of God reside within, permeate, and surround each and every one of us. I’m talking about things like compassion, kindness, trust, and gratitude. Buddhists call this the “Germ of Buddhahood,” or the “Buddha-nature.” Hinduism calls this the “Atman” and Christians call this the “Holy Spirit.” However and whatever you want to call it, the principle is the same: When you express your innate divinity, God is revealed through you, as you. Kabbalists refer to this as “letting in the light,” where all ten expressions of God are awakened, lit, or ignited and man ascends the mystical Tree of Life.
An Energetic Extension of God
In your simplest form, you are pure and powerful energy and light. This energy that flows within you is called by many names. In ancient Chinese medicine, it’s called Chi. In yoga, it’s called Shakti. In the West, it’s commonly called Spirit. I often refer to it as our God-spark. All great spiritual traditions talk about spiritual energy and the energetic body; they just give them different names. Whatever the tradition, the assertion is the same--the energy and light within and throughout you is meant to flow. This is what it means to awaken the spirit within.
Throughout the pages of this book, I’ll reference the principles of many different belief systems, but I want to be clear--my definition of God has no ties to any religious affiliation. Rather, what I know to be true comes from countless insights backed by clear validations from Spirit. What Spirit has communicated to me time and time again is that there are no denominations (Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Islam, etc.) on the other side. When all is said and done, and by done I mean dead, we all end up in the same place despite our personal beliefs or philosophies in life. I call this place, this sacred space, God. I also call it home.
If you doubt, distrust, or even outright reject an all-inclusive ideology, you’re not alone. In readings, spirits often share with me their stunned realization that their path to God in life was not the way, but only a way and that truly, all paths lead home. Consider that God, metaphorically, is the center of a wheel. The spokes on the wheel represent the many unique and different paths people use to reach God, and yet each spoke is connected to the same central hub. Meaning that all religions, all paths serve a similar purpose--to connect us to and bring us closer to God. In fact, the root of the word religion means “to bind” or “to connect.” When you think about it, whether you practice Catholicism, Judaism, Buddhism, any other religion, or Atheism, it’s really meaningful and purposeful connection that you’re after, isn’t it? So you see, no matter what your religion or belief system, we’re all searching for and wanting the same basic stuff.
As a general rule, I try to leave theological discussions out of my work because religion has a tendency to polarize people. And yet it comes up anyway, and not from my living clients, but from the dead! What I hear nearly every day in readings with Spirit is how their faith in something bigger and beyond helped ease the deceased’s transition from life into death. In most cases, death looks, feels, and is different than what the deceased imagined it would be, but if they already believed in something in life, they readily embrace and transition into the afterlife, no problem, no question. Conversely, many spirits who died without having faith in God or something more acknowledge a complete turnaround in their belief system in death. Where in life they were plagued by doubt or skepticism, in death they clairsentiently express a feeling of overwhelming love and understanding of our divine oneness and that--spoiler alert--we don’t have to wait until our physical body dies to know and feel God.
Belief in Something More
“I have a young man; is he your son?” Rebecca said to my mother. Then she turned to me and said, “I’m getting the sense he’s your brother. He’s front and center and coming through really strong.” Those were the first words Rebecca said to us in our first reading with her, in March 2007, and what welcome words they were after nearly five years of grief and unanswered questions.
My brother Jeff died suddenly, unexpectedly, and tragically at age thirty-four. His death and its aftermath had left us hoping and searching for a reputable psychic medium for years. When we finally met Rebecca, we were unsure what to really expect. We didn’t fully comprehend the enormity of it at the time, even after it was over, but that day changed our lives and understanding of life and death forever.
After Jeff’s death, we turned to God and churches for answers. But at the same time, we struggled to truly believe in a God that would allow such a tragedy to take place. We struggled not just because this tragedy happened in our family, but also because many happen around the world every day to people of all ages and stations in life. When Jeff told us through Rebecca that we needed to put our trust in God, we were somewhat stunned and confused, since he had gone to church in life but was not a fervently religious person. He said we needed to be reminded of that frequently and that the best way to do so was to look at U.S. coins for a simple reminder--“In God We Trust,”--and that he would send them often as “signs” that he is around us. Moreover, he admitted that when he died, he didn’t really believe in God or an afterlife. Now he knew differently.
This message from the spirit world may sound small, but it was a huge leap for us and our understanding of what lies beyond this earthly life. It took time for us to turn our thinking around this way, but five years beyond that day we don’t question the existence of God anymore or life after this life. Our understanding of life and death has been altered irrevocably, leading to an awareness of spiritual matters that we never thought possible. We went from a place of deep grief, pain, and fear to a place of greater love.
In a reading with a young woman, her father in spirit identified himself to me and clairvoyantly showed me a rosary and a Buddha, while clairsentiently impressing me with an overwhelming feeling of unity, peace, connection, and oneness. I said to my client, “Was your dad a Catholic? Is there something going on in your life right now with conflicting religions, because Dad is telling me that where he is now--it’s all one.” My client gasped, and then told me that her father, who’d been a devout Catholic, had died not long after she’d gotten engaged to a Buddhist. He’d struggled with accepting his daughter’s interfaith marriage. I said, “Well, he’s saying that none of that matters now. He wants you to know he blesses the marriage.”
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