Embers of Illumination
A journey from loneliness to aloneness.
“You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.” ―Anthon St. Maarten
This is the growing memoir of my life, of my spiritual development. It will build week by week into a complete book about how I have grown from loneliness to aloneness.
Everyone knows about loneliness, but not many understand aloneness. It is the ability to stand on your own, not propped up by others. It is possible to be lonely in a crowd or happy on your own. It is the latter that I sought through my life and found through my spiritual growth. I am happy on my own and even happier when with others. The book explores this.
I will write, and publish, the book week by week here on GMP. This post will be updated with each post so that, by the end, it will contain links to all the chapters and sections. Come back here to see it develop to completion.
Chapter 1: In The Beginning
This is the story of a young soul who grows into an old soul, who then finds a new young soul inside.medium.com
Continuing my story with my physical existence and how my body tried to rule me.medium.com
I learned to seek something that had a sense of purpose, I will never stop seeking but I have stopped hiding.medium.com
I was sitting in my room contemplating a blank future, one I had not been prepared for.medium.com
I realise that I am not able to completely throw away what was central to me when I was young, no matter how much I now…medium.com
Chapter 2: Young And Brave
The need to dominate or control shifted into a desire to influence which then, in its turn, became a love of teaching…medium.com
I had no sense of identity, either in relation to who I was, or who I wanted to be.medium.com