IntentionsIt is my passionate intent to bring the material in this book in a way that is precisely simple and yet profoundly educating to the soul on its progressive journey into the divinized human. As you embark on your own journey, I offer these insights from my own experiences in hopes that it brings you strength to go beyond any fears, knowing that this is what we are all now called to do.My deepest prayer is that those who are ready to respond will find that these words ignite their soul to become lit on fire with their passionate intent - enabling them to then assist others into becoming the new human.
Chapter 1 – The Process of Being LitWhen the soul is lit, what does that mean? How does a soul become lit? Each one of our souls has the capacity to be lit as a torch of light for the Divine. Coming into that blissful state is what I so passionately wish to portray in this book. The basis of the lit soul is so simple – it has always been so simple – and yet we as humans see it as complex and even unreachable, and we are highly suspicious of it as a reality.In order for the soul to be lit by the Divine Force we must first evolve past the egoic self. The soul leads us into a journey that through years of recognizing and releasing the old egoic perceptions of ourselves and others, we ready ourselves to be an instrument of the Divine Will.Much has been written for those on the journey into their spiritual path about the stages that the soul progresses through. In my first book, One Soul’s Journey, a Mystics Way Home, I describe from my own experiences how the soul evolves its way through the awakening to becoming an instrument in union with the Divine .The soul must first come into a wake-up movement when the egoic illusions are recognized. Deepening realizations of ourselves begin to come into our conscious awareness and we begin to see glimpses of truth. When we come into contact with truth, our lives change and life around us changes too. With spiritual awareness and some knowledge learned, we enter a phase we can call the “soul imposter.” It is during this time that we still fall into egoic ways that are not yet detected. We are not yet familiar with the soul and act through our personality soul. We can get small glimpses of the Divine Self, which leads into a purification process; this phase sometimes lasts for many years. When we have started to bring the light of truth in, all that is not truth in us will need to be transformed. My favorite quote from Rumi is so wonderfully applicable at this stage of our evolution: “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished”. The dark night of the soul is an extension of the purification stage and it is the most challenging of all of the phases. We are given the opportunity to experience the depths of our dark actions and our dark selves that still linger deep within by situations that will expose them. After emerging from the dark night, some of the lessons that call to the soul are forgiveness and humility. The grace that comes from prayer and truly praying is the only way to shine through this rough but necessary phase. Through prayer, we learn patience, endurance, and gratitude. Once the soul strengthens itself through practicing these soul qualities we learn how to be of service as an instrument. Further on our journey, after again being purified in the mind, heart, soul, and body we continue to evolve into the next phase that humanity has been called into becoming … the soul lit on fire as the Divine Human. The Divine Human is one who has left all old patterns, beliefs, and thoughts behind and who has found a new way to do everything in his/her life differently. Not only have they left everything “old” behind, they have also transcended all illusions and what society would call human tendencies. In other words, they no longer participate or have any earthly desires. For the Divine Human, the need for making things happen in their life as they used to no longer exists because the truth of worldly illusions has been recognized and acted upon. The Divine Human is acutely aware of the responsibility of every choice they make in their daily lives, knowing that each choice is made from the truth consciousness that now has become them and become the perception of universal forces. This new way is from a grounded, focused, mindful, and compassionate way of being in the world. The Divine Human is one who is congruent in every area of his/her life. Having true congruency in all of the Divine Human’s relationships and business interactions provides a sacred stability and harmony for others, enabling them to also change. There are more and more of us who are participating in these amazing changes, and those who have progressed through all of the soul stages and have begun the next phase of humanity live in a state of original innocence; in other words, they have returned to the pre-egoic state of being just as they were in the womb.
As the clock ticks to each second that is passing, as the snowflakes blow in front of us by the thousands, and as the motion on the planet never stops moving, there is something we can hear – not with our ears but with our soul. It is the silent, yet never silent hum of what we are coming to know as the new humanity. This highly vibrating hum is very faint, but it is there; it calls to all souls who are ready to pioneer into the next phase of the human. When we are ready to hear it, it comes to us softly, like a newborn bird breaking free from its egg – very humbly, very quietly, simply opening to be born. From there, the great birth of the ready-soul is carried by this pristine Divine hum, vibrating past the clock ticking, past the snowflakes, and past the never ceasing motion to find the center point where the hum itself was originally birthed.
Are you one of the soul-ready pioneers that hear the highly exquisite hum?
Are you brave enough to enter into the great birth of being led to the center point of that hum?
This unique book offers deep insights into the next progressive phase where humanity is attempting to move. It comes equipped with essential keys to evolve into this phase, enabling the soul to become lit as the torch of the Divine Human.
“My heart’s desire is to assist those who are willing to move past fear and illusion into their true core essence. My life’s purpose is to awaken the soul’s wisdom and help connect you to the Divine Light of All That Is.”
-- Josie Hopkins
About the Author
Josie Hopkins is the author of One Soul’s Journey: a Mystic’s Way Home. She is an intuitive healer and the founder of Essence Healing Home and Wisdom of the Soul school. She teaches two levels of classes, various workshops, and facilitates private sessions at her homestead in rural Maple Park, Illinois.