The Direct Path to Self-Realisation and Beyond
A Spiritual Path for the Twenty-First Century
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This is a book about spiritual development - your spiritual development actually. It is about empowering you, so that you can take charge of your own spiritual development so as to have a meaningful and deeply rewarding spiritual life. You don't need to join any organisation, or even leave your own home, in order to achieve your full spiritual destiny. Surprising as it might seem, this unique book sets out how you can achieve Self Realisation, (enlightenment), in as little as one to two years. This is something that normally takes many decades or whole lifetimes to achieve using traditional methods. How is it done? By learning a simple, easily mastered method of contacting, and mentally talking with, in a two-way mode, any high level spiritual being you want to. It's called channelling, but there is no spirit taking over your body or funny stuff like that. So you get spiritual guidance, tailored to your own individual needs, from whomever you like, as often as you like, on a 24/7 basis, and entirely at no cost to you. You can see why it is called The Direct Path to Self Realisation and Beyond! What does the Direct Path require of you? Just a strong desire to achieve your full spiritual potential as a human being. The book is written in a warm, personal style, so it is accessible to everyone, and usable by anyone. The way forward is all laid out for you. The only question is - Are you up for the challenge?
| ||Introduction ||vii |
|PART ONE ||GIVING YOUR JOURNEY ENERGY AND FOCUS ||xiii |
|Chapter 1||How to be Happy ||1|
|Chapter 2||Meditation Skills ||19|
|Chapter 3||Achieving A More Meaningful Spiritual Life ||29|
|Chapter 4||Finding Your Direct Path To God ||40|
|Chapter 5||Broadening Your Range Of Contacts ||57|
|Chapter 6||Some Spiritual Development Activities ||72|
|Chapter 7||A Spiritual Perspective On Human Behaviour ||98|
|Chapter 8||Spiritual Healing ||126|
|Chapter 9||Your Meditation Revisited ||153|
|Chapter 10||About Relationships ||163|
|Main Points From Part One||179|
|PART TWO || APPROACHING YOUR GOAL ||183 |
|Chapter 11||Learning How The System Really Works||185|
|Chapter 12||Some Advanced Activities ||218|
|Chapter 13||The Wonderful World Of Being ||234|
|Chapter 14||Achieving Self Realisation ||249|
|Chapter 15||The Making Of A Master ||271|
|Chapter 16||Moving Towards God Realisation ||290|
|Chapter 17||The Spiritual Path - An Overview||321|
|Main Points From Part Two||335|
|Background Of The Author||347|
This is a book about spiritual development - your spiritual development actually, as when I wrote it, I had you in mind. It is not about launching a new religion or forming a new sect, and it is definitely not about me setting myself up as some new grand spiritual leader. It is about empowering you, so that you can actively take charge of your own spiritual development. You need never leave your own home nor join any organisation, in order to use this approach to achieve your full spiritual destiny.
The Direct Path is subtitled “A spiritual path for the 21st century”. Why is it called that? Because in the 21st century, the pace of life is fast and getting faster. People want to achieve outcomes with a minimum of time and effort. That describes the Direct Path very well. Instead of it taking decades or even lifetimes to achieve Self Realisation, using Direct Path methods it can be achieved in as little as one to two years. There are no priests nor incense, no traditions to observe, nor rituals to perform. There are not even any meetings to attend. But the main reason why the Direct Path approach is so fast is that the system makes it possible for you to receive instant, personalised feedback on your spiritual development efforts, as often as you need to, on a 24/7 basis. And that feedback is free, expert, and you choose whom you wish to receive your feedback from.
This book is not a novel, so it is best not to read it straight through, from front to back. Nor would I recommend that you skim it, looking for the parts you already know about and agree with, and putting the unfamiliar or strange sounding bits in a mental bin labelled “Doubtful” or “I’ll think about that some other time”. No, this book is definitely not intended as fast food for the Soul. Rather, it is a practical, self-help, spiritual manual which is very serious about showing you how to achieve the ultimate spiritual goal. So, after you read a chapter, (and this applies particularly to the early ones), please do something to implement what it is being talked about, before going on to read the next chapter.
However, I know that some of you want to just browse and skim. So be it. But sooner or later you will need to face up to practical application, and work fully through the chapters, one by one, if you are to ever achieve the book’s potential. The topics you skip over can have a habit of coming back to bite you at some future time, because you missed doing something important.
The title of the book mentions Self Realisation, so I suppose I will have to say something about that topic, although frankly, I would rather not at this stage. Self Realisation is the destination, and a destination is best described in detail when you are getting close to it. Like life itself, the journey, and the general direction of that journey, are what is vital. If you get that right, you are bound to arrive at your destination.
But if I were to define Self Realisation, I would say that it is the achieving of your full human potential. Not some strange, exotic, spiritual transformation, but your overall, full, human potential, because your spiritual and human functioning are so connected that they can only be considered together. To develop yourself spiritually is, in fact, to achieve your full human destiny. To not develop yourself fully in a spiritual sense, is to be less than all you can be as a human being.
The material in this book comes from high spiritual sources, and so has significant purity and merit. However, having said that, the Direct Path is, after all, only one path to God. It might not prove to be the one that will ultimately entice you to take your spiritual journey back to where you originally came from. Or it might be destined to be your path, but at a deeper level outside of your awareness, you might have chosen to experience some more frustration and delay, before coming back to making a serious spiritual effort a few years from now.
Cliff Bunning was an organisational consultant and management educator for most of his working life. During his spiritual search, he was initiated into four different spiritual pathways, and became a Reiki Master. Cliff achieved Self Realisation and developed the Direct Path spiritual approach with channelled Divine guidance. Cliff says of himself, “I am just an ordinary person with a simple message: You can talk directly with spiritual beings.”
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