The Receiving Process (How the Books Came to Be)...
This page provides a quick summary of the daily Receiving Process which took place over a 5 year period, resulting in the Books of OneTrueWisdom. Also included are a few key details which help put things into perspective.
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The Pre-Receiving Preparation Period
I experienced my spiritual awakening in 1998. For me it was about more than simply finding my spiritual path, I was also given the Awareness that spirituality was intended to be a significant part of my journey, the Inner Skeleton for my life. At the time, I didn’t know what that meant, and it would be more than a decade before I did.
Over the next four years I worked on developing my spiritual understanding and practice. I read two books that were popular at that time and bits and pieces of a few others. I also began the habit of journaling/venting all my negative thoughts, emotions, frustrations and confusions into simple 5-subject notebooks as a form of release (and there was a lot that needed to be released).
In 2002, my life began to move in a more turbulent direction, and I lost touch with my spiritual life and the sense of Connection I had come to know. I was entering into a long, dark period of coming face to face with all the dysfunctions, insecurities, emotional wounds and addictive, self-defeating habits I had been avoiding looking at.
And this time, there was no escaping it. It was as if God was saying, “you have to do this.”
I didn’t understand then why I had seemed to lose my way or why the intensity dial on my life experience had been turned up to high (although I understand it clearly now), but throughout that nine year period, the one practice I did keep from my Awakening was my journaling/venting.
During those nine years I unloaded all the negativity that was going on inside me and in my life. There was so much pain, so much anger, so much confusion, so much frustration, so much unhappiness it filled countless 5-subject notebooks.
But sometimes, after I had vented all the negativity, new thoughts of clarity and positivity would start to flow onto the pages, along with answers to whatever I had just been venting about.
the beginning of the receiving
Then sometime in 2010, mixed in amongst the venting sessions, I began to “receive” what seemed like random thoughts that came out of nowhere – spontaneous moments of sudden clarity even when I wasn’t journaling.
Eventually I started writing down these random thoughts of clarity in my journal in order to help myself process and internalize them better.
During this time, it also “occurred” to me (or, more accurately put, was like a Divine Suggestion) to start using notebooks that were a little nicer and more meaningful - specifically for the purpose of making a statement to the Universe that the process of journaling was important to me. So on this Guidance, I purchased two regular notebooks with slightly fancy covers.
Throughout the first of these two notebooks there was a continued mix of my normal journaling/venting along with the added receiving of random thoughts of clarity and with an increasing progression towards more and more receiving of the spontaneous clarity.
Then, around early 2011, I reached the end of that first, slightly fancy notebook and went to start the new one, no different than I had always done.
However, as I opened the new notebook, time seemed to move in slow motion for a moment, and I felt a very distinct Impression that there was something different and significant about this notebook.
In response to the Guidance that was simultaneously coming through, I copied the last few spontaneous thoughts of clarity from the previous notebook into this new one, and it was in this notebook that the full Receiving Process began.
the receiving Process
With this new notebook, it was no longer about journaling or venting. The spontaneous thoughts of clarity began coming all the time and with an intense compulsion to write them down - which wouldn’t go away until I did.
This notebook became Notebook #1, and it is the beginning of the Insights for Awakening and Enlightenment Series.
At the time, I didn’t realize I was Receiving The Spiral or the Books of OneTrueWisdom - something which I only began to understand around Notebook #3 - and for the next five years the Receiving Process continued daily, completely taking over my life.
Everything became about the Receiving, and even my work schedule miraculously became incredibly flexible so as not to interfere with the Receiving.
For me, the Process of Receiving isn’t a matter of me asking questions, or sitting in expectancy while asking it to come, or being in a meditative state and allowing it to come. I don’t engage in any sort of practice to initiate it. It simply comes... by its own Will and in its own Timing.
It chooses what will be shared, when it’s shared, and the order in which the Wisdom comes. I simply Receive it when it does. Which, during the initial five year period, was usually when I was doing every-day things like working, cleaning, watching tv, driving somewhere or simply walking from one part of the house to another.
More often than not it would come when I was first waking up in the morning, and many times it would wake me up in the middle of the night. So, I always took the current Notebook with me when I went to bed.
I also kept little stores of scratch paper in various places around the house for times when the current Notebook wasn’t nearby. And when not at home, I generally kept paper or a small notepad with me at all times (and on a few occasions used a napkin). No place was off limits for the Receiving to come… not even the bathroom.
As for the actual Receiving, sometimes it was in the form of simple dictation (especially early on). Other times I’d be Shown a mental image and given the task of describing it - similar to how one would describe the details of a scene or painting to another who couldn’t see it. And still other times the complete entirety of a Concept would be Impressed upon me, with my job being to find the most meaningful and accurate words for its translation – which was sometimes easy and sometimes not.
The initial 5 year period of the Receiving Process was an amazing journey to experience. It held many mind-blowing moments, and after I became aware of The Spiral Design, there were quite a few times when, in the midst of the Receiving, I’d be wondering how the current bit of Wisdom related to what had come before it. And I’d always be awe inspired when, before the Receiving was finished, it did every time.
The tremendous Coordination of the Wisdom in these Books and within The Spiral still amazes me when I’m practicing and reading through the pages. No words can fully describe the reverence I have for the True Author with regard to this. It’s simply something you will have to experience for yourself as you journey through the Books of OneTrueWisdom.The Receiving Process continues to this day, just not as intensely as throughout the initial five year period. And with the help of The Spiral Design and the Wisdom being Received, my understanding is immensely expanded with regard to the deep mysteries of Life, how Spiritual Energy works and how easy it can be to heal the Wounds that hold us back. And my experience of Life is vastly different from what it used to be.