My Spiritual Awakening

Even though my spiritual awakening occurred in 2017, one could argue that my spiritual journey began much earlier than that. It was around 10 years ago when I first became fascinated with cryptozoology. While it might sound silly to associate my interest in mythical creatures such as Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster to my spiritual awakening, I do feel that it was the first step in preparing me for what was to come later on in my journey. Let’s face it, in order for one to accept most of what I wrote about in “The Man Who Broke Free,” an open mind is very much needed. Such is the case when contemplating the existence of cryptids that have thus far eluded scientific discovery. Destination Truth was one of my favorite shows back in those days.

Soon after, I became enthralled with end of the world prophecies. I recall anxiously waiting to see if Harold Camping’s May 2011 doomsday prediction would come true. When it didn’t, I began looking ahead to the Mayan’s infamous 2012 prophecy. Again, one could say that listening to a 90-year-old Christian evangelist, who turned out to be a false prophet, and believing in yet another failed apocalyptic prediction doesn’t have much to do with having a spiritual awakening. That would certainly be fair to say, but again, I feel this was another step in preparing me for what I would encounter later on in my life.

After that, I began to become interested in conspiracy theories, especially those revolving around secret societies such as the Illuminati, Freemasons, and Bilderberg Group. I also became interested in Ancient Aliens on the History channel. Again, these were more baby steps which would eventually lead me to something much greater. It is important for me to note that I still regarded myself as a Catholic during these times, and didn’t really question my religion too much.

Then, in August 2017, everything changed. I remember thinking to myself how great it would be if we could all learn the truth about what really happens after we die. The universe must have been listening because soon after, I happened to stumble upon Gnosticism while browsing the web, and I became intrigued by the concept of God and Satan being two sides of the same coin. I had never heard of this belief before, nor had I ever heard of the Demiurge, but I wanted to learn more. Shortly after that, I somehow came across a video about how the tunnel of light that most people experience in the afterlife is a trap. This initially sounded absurd to me, but I decided to do some research on the guy in the video who was making this preposterous claim. His name was Wes Penre and he had his own website where he had written his own papers, known as the Wes Penre Papers (WPP). I read through the papers, which were probably a thousand pages or more in total, and I was blown away. There was so much esoteric knowledge included in them that I had never heard of before. It made me want to do my own research and I soon began connecting my own dots. This, in turn, led me further down the rabbit hole and inspired me to begin writing my first book.

Now, here I am in 2020 having accumulated more knowledge than I ever could have imagined. I have grown a lot during this process and certainly learned more about myself. You may ask why should you listen to someone who was at one time gullible enough to believe someone like Harold Camping, but in my defense, I wasn’t even on .01% of the same level of consciousness that I’m on today. That said, just because I believe I possess a lot of hidden knowledge doesn’t mean I want people to blindly accept everything I have written in my book to be true. On the contrary, I would be disappointed if that were the case. My intention when writing my book was to intrigue the reader enough that they would want to do their own research on the many topics that they had likely never heard of before. After all, it was that same intrigue that got me to question my own beliefs and want to learn more.

That’s all for now. I look forward to writing more on this blog and sharing my thoughts on whatever topic that happens to be on my mind.

Justin

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